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Beverly/Lowell bests Meigs, 8-1

BEVERLY - Tyler Bradford tossed a six-hitter and also collected a pair of base hits to pace Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 to an 8-1 win over visiting Meigs Post 0039 Thursday evening.Bradford fanned eight hitters while also knocking in a pair of runs to lead Beverly/Lowell to its 19th victory of ...

Fort Frye wins Williamstown Summer Basketball League tournament

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Williamstown summer boys' basketball league concluded Thursday night at Williamstown High School, with Fort Frye defeating Doddridge County 45-27 in the final of the season-ending tournament."We're proud of it; it's a pretty good league," said Williamstown boys' coach and ...

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 tops Athens Post 21, 15-6

THE PLAINS - When the top of their lineup finds a way to get on base, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 has the potential to be a very good offensive team.Head coach Todd Engle's squad proved that in grand fashion Tuesday night as they traveled to Athens and came away with a 15-6 victory over Athens ...

Morehouse grabs win at Greg Schilling Memorial race at Legendary Hilltop

All veteran racer Kevin Morehouse needed to do to win Friday night's eighth annual Greg Schilling Memorial Race at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway was to hold off a pair of hard charging past winners.The Hanover, Ohio native did exactly that as he managed to hold off both Roy Roush Jr. and Corey ...

Sydney Palmer hopes to kick for Williamstown High football team

WILLIAMSTOWN - One of the new faces on the Williamstown High School football team during the West Virginia three-week coaching period in June is the first girl to play the gridiron game for the Yellowjackets.Sydney Palmer, who will be a senior at Williamstown, is vying to kick extra points and ...

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 in Coshocton tournament this weekend

BEVERLY - Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 was scheduled to open up weekend tournament play in Coshocton Friday against the Tuscarawas County Panthers.The tourney is slated to resume Saturday with BevLow facing St. Clairsville Post 159 at 2 p.m. and the Wayne County Gunslingers at 4 p.m. On Sunday, ...

Total Package hoops camp still going strong

WILLIAMSTOWN - Garrett Napier and Trey Davis have the potential to give the Wood County Christian boys' varsity basketball team a classic inside-outside game next winter.The two ninth-graders-to-be were among 40 youngsters on hand at the annual Total Package Basketball Camp at the WCCS gym in ...

1966 Marietta Tiger rowers celebrate 50th reunion

They aren't as fast or as smooth as they were back in the day, but the men who assembled at the Broughton boathouse Saturday morning for a celebration row could not be faulted a bit for their team spirit. Fifty years ago this unheralded crew representing Marietta High School went up against the ...

Reds Legends Youth Clinic concludes 23rd annual session

Scott Williamson pitched for the Cincinnati Reds for five years.During that time, the right-handed reliever often drove the three-plus hour distance from the Queen City in southwest Ohio to Marietta in Washington County."I had two really good friends who coached soccer at Marietta College, Pat ...

Local youth Hunter Grimm to play in All American games

TORCH, Ohio - When Hunter Grimm returns to school in late August, he'll have quite a summer story to share with his classmates and teammates.The 11-year-old youth baseball catcher is scheduled to compete in the USSSA All American Games at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, ...

Former Red Ron Oester almost played baseball at Marietta College

Ron Oester almost attended Marietta College.And, of course, if he had, he would've played baseball for the Pioneers."I was recruited by Marietta College out of high school," recalled the 60-year-old Oester at Tuesday's 23rd annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic at V.F.W. Field in ...

Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic honors camper Ty Wickline

Ty Wickline is a longtime veteran of the annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic at V.F.W. Field in Marietta.For nine straight years, the Clarksburg, W.Va., native has made the trek from Harrison County to Washington County.On Tuesday morning before the camp got underway, the ...

Summer basketball league great offseason test

WILLIAMSTOWN - While the basketball season came to an end for many with the Cleveland Cavaliers claiming the NBA title Monday evening, for area high school teams the beginning of the next season began to shape Tuesday night with the opening of the annual Williamstown Summer League at ...

Carpenter, Dennis roll at Hilltop Speedway

For about five seconds Corey Conley took the lead in Friday nights AMRA 25-lap Late Model Feature at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway.That was all the time it took Tyler Carpenter to retake the lead and then pull away to score his sixth victory of the season at the quarter-mile dirt track.Conley ...

Catholic’s Casto to play at W.Va. Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG - Cary Casto, who swung a big bat this season for Parkersburg Catholic, is headed to West Virginia Wesleyan for college this fall to play baseball for the NCAA Division II Bobcats.Basically a first baseman/DH for the Crusaders, Casto hit for a .378 average this spring, hammering ...

Softball also being promoted at 23rd Reds Legends clinc

Joselyn Trent and Laura Wagner both play on a youth softball team in Vienna, W.Va.On Monday, they were two of 15 girls receiving softball tips at the 23rd annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic at V.F.W. Field in Marietta."This will be my third year at this camp," said the 13-year-old Trent, ...

23rd annual Reds Legends camp set to begin next week

MARIETTA - A new twist is coming to the annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic, which will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at V.F.W. Field.For the first time in 23 years running the camp, Mike Wagner said there will be softball instruction as well."We've always had girls at this ...

Area native Ball making name for himself bass fishing

Matt Ball has pretty much always had an affinity for the great outdoors.Whether camping in the wilderness, bow hunting in the woods, or spin casting on the water, the Grafton, W.Va., native would prefer to be nowhere else on earth.A couple of years ago, Ball was introduced to tournament kayak ...