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Waterford Invite scheduled for Wednesday

WATERFORD — A couple of summers ago, former Waterford High golfing standout Jordan Welch dropped a playoff hole to Warren High’s Nick Ward, who claimed Waterford Invitational medalist honors at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. Current Wildcat senior Wesley Jenkins was there to witness the ...

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VINCENT — Warren High is hoping to make a deeper run in the postseason tournament this upcoming season. Last year, the Warriors, 7-8-3, blanked visiting Athens High, 3-0, in a girls’ soccer Division II sectional opener before bowing out at top-seed Fairfield Union. “The girls are ...

Warriors win Washington County Championship golf tournament

BELPRE — Even though it was just an exhibition, Warren High appeared to be in mid-season form on the links. The Warriors emerged the winner once again in the annual Washington County Championship golf tournament at Oxbow Golf Course Friday. The royal blue and white golfers bested runner-up ...

Kylie Raines to compete in U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

John Wilburn is one proud grandpa these days. The Marietta resident’s grand-daughter Kylie Raines is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Aug. 6-12. “And if she wins it, she’ll get to play in an LPGA ...

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According to the OHSAA, the first day of golf coaching is Wednesday and the actual season tees of Saturday. Therefore, the Washington County Championship golf tournament at 8 a.m. Friday at Oxbow Golf Club at will be an exhibition. “We’re calling it a scrimmage,” said Warren coach ...

Johnson has a passion for running

PARKERSBURG — After Seanna Johnson runs her first Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon Aug. 18, she’s going to be in a car for nine hours en route to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talk about a full day on the road. “Yes, after I claim my trophies, I’ll go back to Michigan,” joked ...

Beverly/Lowell falls to state champ Circleville

LANCASTER — Another wild summer has come to a close for Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750. For the second straight year, the Washington County legion baseball team finished as the Ohio state runner-up, falling to state champion Circleville 4-2 Saturday at Beavers Field. Beverly/Lowell finished ...

Tanner Neal helps Beverly/Lowell stay alive at state

LANCASTER — Tanner Neal gutted it out. The crafty left-hander pitched a 7-inning complete game as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 edged Pemberville Freedom Post 183, 6-5, Friday afternoon in an American Legion Baseball State Tournament elimination game at Beavers Field. Neal, who played his ...

BevLo still alive after loss at state tourney

LANCASTER— Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 certainly had their opportunities in Thursday evening’s winners bracket bout against Circleville Post 134 at the Ohio American Legion state baseball tournament at Beavers Field in Lancaster. Post 389/750 stranded 11 baserunners in the game and in the ...

Warren’s Chance Weihl qualifies for last Callaway event

VIENNA, W.Va. — Weather conditions were not as big of a factor as originally predicted for the Callaway Jr Tour Playoff Series that took place Monday at the Parkersburg Country Club. Around 10:00 a.m. youth golfers from across West Virginia, Pensylvania, and Ohio began competiting with a ...

Parkersburg’s Tadd Faith no stranger to rigors of long-distance running

PARKERSBURG — Before a late afternoon Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon training run July 16 at Parkersburg City Park, Tadd Faith introduced himself to a group of runners/walkers. The 44-year old Decatur, Ill., native was relatively new in town, having settled in Parkersburg in ...

Back in Lancaster: Beverly/Lowell ready for state legion baseball tournament

BEVERLY — After coming up one win shy of capturing their second state American Legion baseball title last season, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 appears primed to make another run as they open play this afternoon at 1 p.m. against Sandusky Post 83 at Beavers Field in Lancaster. Last year ...

PCHS did things ‘different’ this summer

PARKERSBURG — It was quite a three-week coaching period in June for the Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball team. Not only practicing in their gym, but Marty Vierheller’s Crusaderettes, who broke a nine-year state tournament drought last season, traveled to two shootouts as well as a ...

Locals enjoy success on Callaway Jr. Tour

The Callaway Junior Tour is slated to wrap up Monday in the Tour Championship at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna. Several golfers in Washington County competed on the tour (formerly the Top-Flite Junior Tour), which got underway at The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb) May 29 and concluded ...

Catholic boys basketball staying busy

PARKERSBURG — A sectional overtime loss at Ravenswood and then a road setback to Tug Valley in a Class A regional co-final closed out Parkersburg Catholic’s 2017-18 basketball campaign. Crusader head coach Rob Strcula is going to have almost the exact team back as senior Brice Ferrell was ...

Beverly/Lowell upends St. Clairsville, earns repeat trip to state

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rolled to a 16-4 victory Wednesday at Don Coss Field to cap an incredible 72-hour roll that saw them escape from the losers bracket and then go on to beat St. Clairsville Post 159 twice to capture the District 11, Region 8 tournament for the second ...

Youth hoops camp held at St. Mary Catholic

Not too long ago, Morgan Altenburger was a basketball camper at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School in Marietta. Now, the 15-year old sophomore-to-be at Marietta High is one of camp director Bryan Nichols’ assistants. “I went here for three years, fourth, fifth, and sixth,” said ...

Marietta 8U Sluggers win championship

LOWELL — Even short-handed, the Marietta Sluggers 8u baseball team proved to be a formidable opponent in the Lowell Baseball League All-Star Tournament on Buell Island July 6-8. Last Sunday, the Sluggers were crowned the tourney champs, minus right fielder Bryce Welch, when they claimed ...