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Local Sports Columns

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 ...

Fun ride at state for Williamstown boys

As I was sitting in the media room following Williamstown’s 50-47 Class AA state championship game victory versus Poca on Saturday afternoon and looking up at the podium, it was 100% all smiles for ‘Jacket boss Scott Sauro along with players Sam Cremeans, Xavier Caruthers and Baylor ...

‘Jackets earned stripes in Charleston with grit

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off the Williamstown Yellowjackets’ 50-47 win over Poca in the 2021 Class AA boys’ state championship basketball game, the feeling of jubilation hasn’t worn off head coach Scott Sauro. The victory came a year removed from when his ‘Jackets were the No. 1 seed in ...

Turner Hill wears the Marietta College pinstripes well

Turner Hill is good at hitting baseballs. He’s proven that over the last decade, whether he was playing for the Marietta High Tigers or the NCAA Division II Malone Pioneers. Hill has always known his way around the batter’s box. When Hill transferred to Marietta College before the 2021 ...