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PCHS football putting in work

PARKERSBURG - Curt Shriver starts out his second year at the Parkersburg Catholic football helm after a rugged one-win season for the Crusaders in his debut campaign last fall.For Shriver, the former head coach at Belpre, "last year was just one of those transition periods. We had four quality ...

Frontier hits gridiron for preseason team camp

NEW MATAMORAS - Not even a late afternoon pop-up shower could dampen the enthusiasm of a young Frontier Cougar football team as preseason camp got underway Monday evening at Frontier High School.In fact, the shower was likely a welcome one on a day when temperatures crept into the mid 90s as ...

Corey Conley claims Legendary Hilltop Speedway 25-lap feature win

Corey Conley surrendered the lead to Tyler Carpenter with just six laps to go but recovered to re-take the lead a lap later as he went onto score the win in Friday night's AMRA 25-lap feature at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway.Conley led the first 19 laps of the caution-filled event which was ...

Wildcats training for 2016 football season

WATERFORD - While Waterford High broke even on the gridiron at 5-5 last year, it has not enjoyed a winning football campaign in four seasons.The Wildcats also have not competed in postseason play since 2002.With a relatively veteran green and white team back, first-year WHS varsity football ...

Fort Frye football standout enlists in USAF

BEVERLY - Anthony Winters has had a change of heart.The former Fort Frye football and wrestling standout was planning to continue his education and play football at Wilmington College, an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference, in the fall.But at the end of last ...

Carpenter wins another at Hilltop

Tyler Carpenter has spent much of the 2016 racing season rolling to victory after victory against some of the best dirt track competition the Mid Ohio Valley has to offer.Thursday night, Carpenter took things to another level as he dismantled a strong filed of regional competition to claim the ...

Tigers hire new golf coach

Chad Deem is a familiar face to many of Marietta High's varsity golfers."I gave a lot of those kids on my team lessons when they were young," said the 44-year-old first-year Tigers head golf coach during a break at the Pioneer Family Golf Center Wednesday.At Pioneer Family Golf Center on Pike ...

Fort Frye football team camp underway; players prepping for season

BEVERLY - Fort Frye High posted a 10-0 undefeated regular season on the gridiron last season.So, what will the Cadets football team do for an encore this fall?How 'bout, let's do it again."Honestly, I don't feel like we have pressure on us," said FFHS senior running back Casey Lewis before the ...

St. Clairsville ousts Beverly/Lowell, 21-10

CAMBRIDGE - Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 got roughed up on the bump.And, as a result, the B/L American Legion baseball team from Washington County dropped a 21-10 decision to St. Clairsville Post 159 in the championship round of the District 11, Region 8 tournament at Don Coss Field Monday ...

Lincicome puts on show at Sour Mash

VIENNA - Early morning rain showers couldn't put a damper on what turned out to be a beautiful day Monday at the 45th annual Sour Mash Memorial at the Parkersburg Country Club.In fact, it provided a likely lookahead to what LPGA golfer Brittany Lincicome could experience in two weeks at the ...

Greenmont Open registration closes today

VIENNA - A group led by Jay Grunenbaum opened the Greenmont Racquet Club with a trailer and eight hard courts in 1969.Grunenbaum hired local tennis players to help him lay the courts down and paid them $10 for their work."I remember it well," said worker Dan Warner. "It was a really hot day and ...

Cone-n-Shake four person team takes 31st annual Pioneer Club Golf Outing

BEVERLY - Jeff Neader probably had sweet dreams of Lakeside Golf Course's number seven hole last night.Earlier Friday, he sank a 30-foot putt for an eagle on the par 4 hole to help team Cone-n-Shake's four-person scramble win the 31st annual Pioneer Club Golf Outing."We played well," said ...

Learn to Row camp welcomes all

A couple of firsts have occurred at this week's annual Marietta Tiger Navy Learn to Row camp.As for number one...."We've actually done something we've never done before," said MHS boys' crew coach Tanner O'Connor. "Normally, it's just 6 through 12 grades. But this year we've opened it to ...

Legion district tourney today

CAMBRIDGE - Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will take on St. Clairsville Post 159 in the opening round of the Ohio American Legion Region 8 tournament at 6 p.m. today at Don Coss Field in Cambridge.Other teams in the double-elimination bracket are Cadiz Post 34, Dover Post 205 and host Cambridge ...

Marietta High football team talking playoffs in 2016

It's early, but the Marietta High football team already has set its No. 1 goal for the 2016 season."Our next step is playoffs," said senior Matt Ford. "We really want to make playoffs this year."Coming off a 5-5 season, which was a significant step for the program, the Tigers have reasons to be ...

Big summer for Buell Island Blaze

LOWELL - For the past four seasons, the Buell Island Blaze 16-U traveling girls softball team has traveled all over the region with a solid nucleus of players from Fort Frye, Warren, Marietta, Monroe Central and Caldwell.The summer of 2016 has been one to remember for head coach Kevin Waugh and ...

Warren boys track coach Al Riffey announces retirement

VINCENT - Al Riffey has enjoyed an eventful July.This past Sunday, the longtime Warren boys' track and field coach celebrated his 67th birthday, golfing at Oxbow Golf & Country Club in Belpre.Before that, on Wednesday the 6th, he announced his retirement as the Warrior thinclads ...

Camp of Champs in full swing at MC

Rich Carr is a lifelong Marietta College baseball fan.The 53-year-old native of Marietta has had to cheer for the Pioneers mostly from afar in recent years as he's a resident of Lexington, Ky.But this week, Carr and his 17-year-old son Kyle and 10-year-old Lance are visiting Washington County ...