Local Sports

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 ...

Beverly/Lowell rallies past St. Clairsville, 8-6

CAMBRIDGE — It’s hard enough to rally once against an outstanding baseball team like St. Clairsville Post 159 but to rally twice is pretty much unheard of. Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 scored four times in the fourth inning to erase a four run deficit and then scored four more times in the ...

Rinehart takes over Lady ’Jackets soccer

WILLIAMSTOWN — If first-year Williamstown High girls soccer boss Ben Rinehart ever needs to consult with his predecessor, all he has to do is eye one of his assistants. Rinehart is succeeding Dr. Dave Pickering. The two have actually flipped-flopped roles with Rinehart, an assistant last ...

Beverly/Lowell on to the district finals

CAMBRIDGE — With a stressed pitching staff after playing three games in three days, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 was in need of some help from their offense Monday as they attempted to dig themselves out of the losers’ bracket in the Division 11 Region 8 American Legion Baseball Tournament ...

A Resilient RUNNER

PARKERSBURG — Kelly Toothman is a very resilient long distance runner. The 49-year old Parkersburg native once ran the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon with a bad cough, fractured rib, and poison ivy all over her legs — and still completed the 13.1-mile distance in 2 hours, ...

Judges evaluate Belpre in Bloom

BELPRE — A pair of judges from the America in Bloom national beautification program are visiting Belpre to review and evaluate the efforts of the Belpre in Bloom program. Ed Hooker and Jack Clasen were visiting various locations and projects in Belpre on Monday and today with Leslie ...

Beverly/Lowell falls, Post 64 survives Saturday legion action

CAMBRIDGE — Danny Hiser had Barnesville Post 168’s batters either looking or swinging late. The right-hander fanned 10 as Marietta Post 64 defeated Barnesville, 7-2, in an American Legion District 11 Tournament elimination game at Don Coss Field Saturday night. Marietta (17-10) was ...

Bev/Low and Marietta face off today after wins Sunday

CAMBRIDGE — With temperatures hovering in the low 90s, Derek Duckworth gave all that he had on both the mound and at the plate. The Marietta right-hander pitched a 7-inning complete game and had three hits as Post 64 edged Zanesville Post 29, 9-8, in an American Legion District 11 ...

Beverly/Lowell sends Post 64 to losers bracket

CAMBRIDGE — All Kam Hesson does is throw strikes and get people out. The right-hander from Caldwell continued his winning ways on the hill as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 downed Marietta Post 64, 12-5, in American Legion District 11 Tournament baseball action at Don Coss Field Friday ...

Local legion teams to square off in district opener

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 and Marietta Post 64 each is hoping to be in the winners bracket after Friday night’s scheduled 6 p.m. American Legion baseball district tournament opener at Don Coss Field in Cambridge. But one Washington County squad will not be. “Marietta’s a pretty good ...

Marietta College Camp of Champs a big hit

Corbin Phillips and Easton Walker might someday be on the Parkersburg South High varsity baseball roster. If the two Lubeck Elementary School fifth-graders are fortunate enough for that to occur, they just might give a little credit for their development to the Marietta College Baseball Camp ...

‘Austin’ City Limits in Fort press box

BEVERLY — Austin Baumgartner’s got a new ‘do. The Fort Frye High senior is sporting a very cool-looking, short Mohawk. It’s kinda reddish in appearance or in that family of colors. It also kind of lights up the Cadet baseball press box, where Baumgartner has been stationed during ...

Getting Better

Kenzie Riddle was Parkersburg High's workhorse in the circle this past spring. "I was the only pitcher," said the Big Reds hurler before the start of the last day of the Marietta College Softball camp at Marietta Field Tuesday morning. The two-day clinic kicked off at 9 a.m. Monday. "We ...

Sour mash OPEN

VIENNA, W.Va. — With a solid turnout and even better weather, the Parkersburg Country Club welcomed LPGA golfer Brittany Lincicome Monday to the 47th annual Sour Mash Tournament. The day started early on the green for golfers willing to take their shot in the Sour Mash Memorial Open. The ...

Beverly/Lowell sweeps two from Zanesville

BEVERLY — Clayton Cook was sitting on the heat — and got it. The Beverly/Lowell catcher slugged a towering home run to left in the fifth inning to help Post 389/750 defeat Zanesville Post 29, 7-5, in the second game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Fort Frye High ...