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MOV Sports Hall of Fame to welcome new inductees Saturday

VIENNA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the Class of 2019 Saturday at the Grande Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna. This year will feature 10 new inductees from Wood, Washington, Jackson, Ritchie, Noble and Pleasants County. The inductees will be ...

Buckeye State BACF roster loaded with experience, talent

BELPRE — The Ohio all-stars will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak to three over the West Virginia all-stars during the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. The contest starts at 7 p.m. under the lights on Friday at Bill Hanlin Stadium Field ...

West Virginia looking to snap two-game losing skid to Ohio in BACF

PARKERSBURG —Teams comprised of some of the best football talent in West Virginia and Ohio are preparing for the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. on Friday from Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys. For the West Virginia squad, they spent Wednesday ...

Marietta Post 64 falls to Cambridge

Marietta Post 64 was hurt by a Cambridge Post 84 bat-around in the fifth inning. Capitalizing on three walks, a couple of singles, and a fielder’s choice in the frame, Cambridge plated three runs en route to a 6-5 triumph in American Legion baseball action at Legion Field Tuesday night. ...

Sherwood dedicating Half to late sister

PARKERSBURG — Luinna Sherwood is up for the challenge. After competing in the 2-mile walk in the Parkersburg New and Sentinel races in years past, the Washington, W.Va., resident is planning to walk the 13.1-mile distance on Aug. 17. “This will be my first half marathon,” Sherwood said. ...

BEV/LOW SWEEPS

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 shortstop Tate Engle was beginning to wonder if he would ever collect a run batted in this season. Despite banging out seven doubles in the first six games, Engle entered Sunday’s doubleheader against Tuscarawas Post 205 still looking for his first ...

Fort Frye’s Brian Adkins testing his football skills

BEVERLY — Brian Adkins had a breakout season for the Fort Frye football team in 2018, and now people all around Ohio are starting to learn his name. Adkins, a junior for the Cadets, recently competed in the Blue-Grey All-American Regional Combine at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the ...

Schaly Stadium renovations have MC baseball program excited

Isaac Danford is looking forward to fall ball. So is Isaac Huffman. The two Marietta College baseball players will have to be patient, though, as Don Schaly Stadium is currently undergoing an extensive upgrade, thanks to The Spartan Foundation and Hap and Meg Esbenshade, and generous gifts ...

Getting valuable volleyball experience at Coach K camp

Alexus Carpenter and Maddy Muntz each is serving as an instructor at the 3-day Coach K Volleyball Camp at Marietta High’s Sutton Gymnasium. Both are also MHS varsity netters, who helped the Ron Kidder-coached Tigers compile a solid 18-5 overall record last season. “It’s a little ...

Marietta High ace Jillian Middleton named first team All-Ohio

Jillian Middleton will be getting an opportunity to see a little bit of the country this summer. The 17-year-old Marietta High softball pitcher hurls for the 16U Outlaws Premier-Lucas ballclub, which is scheduled to play in the Scenic City Tournament in Chattanooga, Tn., today through ...

’Jackets’ Larry Cassady wins Dick Wildt Award

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off a Class A state cross country championship, the year just keeps getting better for Williamstown girls’ coach Larry Cassady. The sixth-year head coach was given the Dick Wildt Award for his strong 2018 season. The honor, named after former Parkersburg Catholic ...

Beverly/Lowell has high expectations this summer

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 is off to a great start in 2019 after placing runner-up in the Ohio State American Legion tournament the past two seasons. The Todd Engle-led squad scored wins over Marietta and Meigs Sunday to improve to 4-0 on the season after going 38-10 a summer ...

PVC set to suspend operations this month

SARAHSVILLE — The Pioneer Valley Conference has a pulse — but just barely. According to PVC commissioner Don Ullman, the league will “temporarily suspend operations” June 30, but will not officially fold. “All other financial obligations and scholarships will continue on and all ...

Kids Golf Classic raises $210,175

VIENNA — The Kids Golf Classic tournament celebrated its 23rd year benefitting the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club, by generating a tournament record of $210,175, compared to the $191,000 raised at last year’s event. Local businesses and community members sponsored 136 golfers at the ...

Erin Bogard brings home state pole vault title

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t Erin Bogard’s first time standing on the podium at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. It was, however, the Warren senior’s first time at the top. Bogard cleared 12 feet, 2 inches at the state track meet Saturday to bring home a Division II state championship to ...

BevLow sweeps, Post 64 triumphs

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 saved its best for last in Sunday afternoon’s trifecta versus Meigs Post 39 and Marietta Post 64 at Legion Field. Beverly/Lowell scored all six of their runs in the middle game in the final three innings and held on for a 6-5 win over Meigs before scoring 13 times ...

Warren boys track and field ties for best finish in program history

COLUMBUS — All season long, the Warren boys track team dominated its competition in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through district and regional, the Warriors stayed dominant but went into the state meet with something to prove. Warren finished with 35 points as a team Saturday at Jesse Owens ...

Post 64 hoping for successful season

Last season, Marietta Post 64 came out of the gates smoking as they won their first 10 games before cooling down and eventually finishing the season with a 19-11 record. With a 14-player roster that features nine players from a very successful Marietta High School program, second-year head ...

All-Ohioans crowned at day one of state meet

COLUMBUS — Just a sophomore, Millie Ryan cemented her place in Warren track history Friday. The discus thrower placed sixth at day one of the state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to earn Division II All-Ohio status. She finished with a top throw of 126 feet, 11 inches to earn a spot ...