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Local Sports Columns

Tempo keys Williamstown girls’ resurgence

Age is non-discriminate when coaches learn to adapt on the fly. Four games into a winless season, Williamstown girls basketball coach Fred Sauro heeded the advice of his three assistant coaches. Even at 74 years old, Sauro didn’t rule out any input which would produce results. After ...

A name which still resonates at Catholic

Madeline Huffman visited her old stomping grounds at Parkersburg Catholic High School. The purpose was two-fold — join her former teammates during a recognition ceremony and watch her younger sister play at the Mary ‘O’ Crusaderette Classic. And by every indication, whether it was ...

Yellowjackets Sweep Regional

MINERAL WELLS — Favored Williamstown swept the W.Va. Class A, Region IV cross country championships here Thursday afternoon as expected. The Yellowjacket boys of head coach Cliff Taylor topped Buffalo, 35-54, while the WHS girls of head man Mike Taylor had the top four finishers and rolled ...

ALBRIGHT: State not done learning about Yellowjackets’ Sauro, just yet

Eventually, this is going to become normal... Right? Williamstown cross country runner Alyssa Sauro doing her dominant thing out on the trail is going to just be a regular occurrence in Mid-Ohio Valley sports fact. Until then, her impressive outbursts of a still gathering potential are ...

ALBRIGHT: Groundwork is set for LKC’s 75th birthday

Give me as much Little Kanawha Conference athletic activity as possible! Give me more of the coaches, teams and everything else that makes the league great! Give me more of the heart-pounding, nerve-wracking action that rocks the Mid-Ohio Valley starting in late August to late May from ...

ALBRIGHT: Williamstown’s Allen a picture-perfect linebacker

Football fans won’t have any problems guessing the position Williamstown’s Rickie Allen is playing this upcoming season. It’s — undoubtedly — linebacker. He’s just got the look. No, not the one Roxette sings about in “The Look.” First of all, this isn’t the 80s and ...