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Johnson has a passion for running

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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

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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

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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 ...

Tough decisions for the Redlegs

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The Cincinnati Reds are almost certain to trade right handed pitcher and free agent to be Matt Harvey to a playoff contending team before the non-waiver Major League baseball deadline on Tuesday. It will be interesting to see the approach that new Reds General Manager Nick Krahl, along with ...

BevLo still alive after loss at state tourney

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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

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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 ...

PCHS did things ‘different’ this summer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, ...