Sports

Sour Mash a Success

Local Sports

VIENNA— Hot weather and a wet course due to Sunday’s rain couldn’t derail the 48th annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial tournament. The tournament serves as a vehicle for the $35,000 raised for local organizations, and this year’s group of grant recipients was as worthy as ever. Honoree ...

Runner Nguyen thrives on hills

Local Sports

PARKERSBURG — Kim Nguyen used to roam the outfield for the Parkersburg Big Reds softball team. Now, the 38-year-old mother of two runs the streets of Vienna and elsewhere in preparation for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Aug. 17. “I’ve run it six times before,” ...

Beverly/Lowell drops 6-2 decision to Lancaster

Local Sports

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell had its chances. Post 389/750 stranded 15 base runners in a 6-2 setback to Lancaster Post 11 Friday night in American Legion baseball action at Fort Frye High. “We just couldn’t get that clutch hit when we needed it,” said Bev/Low skipper Todd Engle. “But ...

Husband, wife on Half ‘comeback trail’

Local Sports

Shawn and Deana Farrah of Devola each is looking at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon course as a comeback trail. “It’s been a couple of years since we’ve run the Half,” said 46-year-old Deana, a 1991 Warren graduate. “We’ve had some setbacks.” Of a very serious ...

W.Va. prep basketball to add 4th class

Local Sports

PARKERSBURG — Following the 2019-2020 high school boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons, the hardwood sport will add a fourth class for the next two seasons. The passage of a West Virginia Secondary Sports Activities Commission proposal by the State Board of Education Wednesday afternoon in ...

Look out for the ‘Trump Bump’

Local Sports Columns

Can you imagine President Donald Trump visiting and playing golf at Marietta Country Club or Parkersburg Country Club? Never gonna happen. Well...maybe I shouldn’t say never, because since 1980 two former Presidents were on the campaign trail in the Mid-Ohio Valley — Ronald Reagan and ...

Numbers up at MC’s Camp of Champs

Local Sports

With Don Schaly Stadium being upgraded this summer, the annual Marietta College Baseball Camp of Champs conducted business as usual this week at the Bantam Fields at the Washington County Fairgrounds. “This is the first time we haven’t had it at Don Schaly Stadium for obvious reasons with ...

Reds buyers, sellers at deadline?

Local Sports Columns

To buy or to sell? That is the magic question for Cincinnati Reds general manager Dick Williams and his staff as the Major League Baseball trade deadline quickly approaches at the end of July. The Reds suddenly find themselves in the hunt for a playoff spot for the first time in five seasons ...

Post 64 outlasts New Martinsville Post 26

Local Sports

MARIETTA — Bringing an 8-4 lead into the top of 7th and one out away from being final, Marietta Post 64 struggled to get the final out, allowing New Martinsville Post 26 to score two runs off an errant throw that went out of play. Post 26’s Brendan Fox though grounded to third baseman ...

On the ‘Trump Bump’ lookout

Local Sports

Can you imagine President Donald Trump visiting and playing golf at Marietta Country Club or Parkersburg Country Club? Never gonna happen. Well...maybe I shouldn't say never, because since 1980 two former Presidents were on the campaign trail in the Mid-Ohio Valley -- Ronald Reagan and Bill ...

Reds’ Votto an enigma

Local Sports Columns

Ask any Cincinnati Reds fan you know for their thoughts on first baseman Joey Votto and you are likely to get a variety of answers. “He is a sure-fire hall-of-famer,” one might say. “He has seen his better days and not worth the money he is being paid,” is another reply you might ...

Leslie Molinaro-Craven returns to Half

Local Sports

PARKERSBURG — Leslie Molinaro-Craven is constantly on the go. If the 41-year-old runner isn’t helping her husband Shawn at Anytime Fitness in Vienna, she’s transporting her 14- and 10-year-old sons to baseball games and being a soccer mom to her 7-year-old daughter. “I’m very busy ...

BEV/LOW ROLLS

Local Sports

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 avoided the K at the plate. No BevLow batter struck out en route to a 9-3 triumph over Marietta Post 64 in American Legion baseball action Saturday at Fort Frye High. “We’re starting to hit better,” said Beverly/Lowell skipper Todd Engle. ...

Shears Holds On

Local Sports

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Charleston’s Torren Kalaskey, a Marshall University golfer, birdied five of her final seven holes here Friday at the 96th West Virginia Women’s Amateur at Stonewall Resort, but her furious finish wasn’t quite enough to catch Adeena Shears, who won the event for the ...

Soccer stars, President could help each other

Local Sports

Many years ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Los Angeles Lakers were invited to the White House. And, according to Jeff Pearlman, the author of “Showtime,” the 7-foot-2 Laker center before leaving shook hands with President Ronald Reagan and informed the Leader of the Free World that he ...

Catholic Hoops

Local Sports

PARKERSBURG — The three-week summer period is over for the Parkersburg Catholic boys basketball team of head man Rob Strcula. The Crusaders’ coaching staff has been evaluating their roster, which suffered some big graduation losses that included all-time leading scorer Cade Ullman as well ...

Shears in control at W.Va. Women’s Amateur

Local Sports

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Ohio State University’s Adeena Shears is just 18 holes away from capturing her fifth West Virginia Women’s Amateur championship. After winning her second straight crown last summer at Parkersburg Country Club, Shears will go after her three-peat this morning as she ...

Williamstown stays busy on the hardwood

Local Sports

WILLIAMSTOWN — The father and son tandem of Fred and Scott Sauro are enjoying the summer three-week coaching period guiding the girls and boys basketball squads at Williamstown High School. “We wrap up our summer league tournament at home Thursday,” said ‘Jacket boys head coach ...