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Ohio OVAC linebacking corps deep, talented

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaching staff didn’t just look for playmakers on the offensive side of the ball when they selected their roster for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. The veteran Indian Creek head coach, who will lead the Buckeye State against ...

Marietta College partners with Nike

The Marietta College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that it has entered into a five-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports. The agreement, which commenced on July 1, 2019, is part of BSN Sports Collegiate Select program, which aims to make BSN Sports a one-stop ...

Legion district tournament begins today

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will be seeking a 3-peat in the District 11, Region 8 tournament. With so many good teams in the tourney looking to ambush the defending champs, it figures to be a challenge. “Our district is so good that I think that whoever comes out of district ...

81-year-old shot putter Jerry Lowery honored

JACKSON — Jerry Lowery is 81 years young. The 1956 Marietta High graduate earned an All American Masters Track and Field certificate after throwing the shot put 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches earlier this year at the Jackson Field Trials in Jackson. Lowery threw the shot 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches. The ...

Sour Mash a Success

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

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

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 ...

Post 64 holds on: Marietta halts St. Clairsville rally, wins 4-3

Hitting was contagious. Down 2-0, Marietta Post 64 strung together five straight hits in a three-run third inning to defeat visiting St. Clairsville Post 159, 4-3, Wednesday night in American Legion baseball action at Legion Field. “I couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” said ...

Husband, wife on Half ‘comeback trail’

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

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 ...

Numbers up at MC’s Camp of Champs

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 ...

Post 64 outlasts New Martinsville Post 26

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

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 ...

Leslie Molinaro-Craven returns to Half

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...