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Castle to coach Pioneer softball

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With the retirement of veteran softball coach Jeanne Arbuckle, Marietta College Director of Athletics Larry Hiser turned to a familiar face in former Pioneer assistant coach Jenn Castle to take over the program. Hiser announced Thursday that Castle has been hired as the eighth head coach in ...

Post 64 hoping to finish what it started at Athens

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THE PLAINS — Danny Hiser looked sharp on the mound - and at the plate. Kail Hill had a big two-run double. And, Zach Cunningham made a highlight film, diving catch in left field. In fact, shortly after Cunningham’s grab in the bottom half of the third inning at Rannow Field at Athens ...

BACF: West Virginia team holds 15-9 edge in series

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PARKERSBURG — Seven of the West Virginia players in Friday’s 7 p.m. Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic against Ohio in St. Marys talked about the upcoming game. For Roane County’s Brandon May, “I’m excited for it,” he said. “I’m ready to strap it up again and go; ...

BACF Roster

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Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic Ohio vs. West Virginia at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15 in Bill Hanlin Stadium at St. Marys High School (West Virginia leads the series, 15-9) WEST VIRGINIA Head coach: Mike Byus, Parkersburg Assistant coaches: All of Byus’ staff at PHS ...

Marietta College softball coach retires

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Marietta College veteran softball coach Jeanne Arbuckle, who won more than 570 games, announced her retirement Wednesday (June 13) morning after 31 years on the Pioneer coaching staff. “I can never thank Marietta College enough for all the wonderful opportunities it has provided me over ...

Aaron Hopper building winning culture at Minford

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Aaron Hopper has made a nice transition from a prep and college baseball player to high school head coach. The former Marietta College and Wheelersburg High baseball standout enjoyed an eventful spring as the Minford Falcons skipper being named both the West Division District III Coach of the ...

Post 64 victim of big innings in doubleheader sweep

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In reeling off 10 consecutive wins to open the 2018 American Legion baseball season, Marietta Post 64 has put together their fair share of few big innings. Sunday, Post 64 was the victim to the big inning as South Charleston Post 94 put together seven-run frames in both games as they swept a ...

Beverly/Lowell finishes weekend with 3-1 record

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PARKERSBURG — Tanner Neal was almost unhittable. The former Warren High southpaw pitched a one-hitter as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 mercied Parkersburg Post 15 in five innings, 16-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at Bennett Stump Field Sunday. “I was hoping to get a no-hitter, ...

MOV Sports Hall of Fame adds 10

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VIENNA — At its 21st annual induction banquet Saturday evening, the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame added 10 new enshrinees to its rolls as the Class of 2018 was taken into the hall. The inductees were Jack Clark and Mark Eliopulos from Washington County; Linda Moyer Burdette-Good, Jack ...

Beverly/Lowell, Cambridge split Legion baseball doubleheader

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BEVERLY -- Kam Hesson provided Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 with a boost on the bump. The lanky right-hander from Caldwell High pitched a 7-inning complete game as Bev/Low edged Cambridge Post 84, 3-2, in the opener of an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Fort Frye High ...

Player attendance impressive at Coach K’s VB camp

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Coach K’s Volleyball Camp numbers have spiked to an all-time high this year. “We have 115 here this week,” said veteran Marietta High volleyball boss Ron Kidder, last fall’s Ohio Division I District 13 Coach of the Year. “Last year, we had 113, I think. The last couple of years, ...

Cheerio, Cunningham’s ball had a lot of English on it

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Zach Cunningham has been swinging a sizzling bat of late. The Marietta Post 64 left fielder was a combined 5-for-6 with a couple of doubles in his team’s doubleheader sweep (11-6 and 8-6) of visiting Cambridge Post 64 at Legion Field last Thursday night. “Actually, I’m just trying to ...

MHS’ Lexie Mullen commits to West Liberty soccer

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When the Marietta High girls’ soccer season kicks off in earnest in August, Lexie Mullen will have at least one item checked off on her senior to-do list. The high-scoring Tiger striker recently announced where she’s planning to attend college, and...envelope, please. It’s West Liberty ...

Beverly/Lowell hangs on to edge St. Clairsville

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BEVERLY — Tanner Neal’s clutch two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rallied for a 7-6 win over St. Clairsville Post 159 Thursday evening at Fort Frye High School. Neal’s base-hit took his evening from bad ...

Undefeated Post 64 sweeps Cambridge Post 84

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Zach Cunningham was one of the leaders of the Marietta Post 64 hit parade. The former Frontier High baseball standout stroked three hits, including a double, to help the Marietta team defeat Cambridge Post 84, 11-6, in the opening game of a doubleheader at Legion Field Thursday ...

Adult baseball league to play games at Warren

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VINCENT — Warren High’s baseball field has a short porch in left field, which could be very inviting for Mid-Ohio Valley Adult Baseball League batters this upcoming season. Thing is, there’s a decent-sized wall out there in left, so hitters will have to upper cut the ball on their ...

Fort Frye’s Luke Nelson named OVAC 3A Player of the Year

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BEVERLY — Whenever Luke Nelson reached first base safely during the spring baseball campaign, the Fort Frye High junior leadoff batter always looked to advance to third — and then eventually legging it home for a Cadet run. At the hot corner base, it was like a family reunion, because ...

Marietta College pitcher enjoying summer gig

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Dalton Wiggins sure hopes his new gig lasts all summer long. The recent Parkersburg South graduate, who earned second team Class AAA all-state honors in 2017, just completed his freshman season as a pitcher for Marietta College and head coach Brian Brewer. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound righty was ...

Baseball district all-stars honored

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After getting to the district finals for the third straight year, the Waterford Wildcats baseball team was rewarded with a pair of first team All-Southeast District honorees. Senior infielder and pitcher Noah Huffman and junior third baseman and pitcher Braden Bellville both were honored for ...