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Sea of gold at Total Package hoops camp

WILLIAMSTOWN — A sea of gold was visible on the hardwood in the Wood County Christian School gym Thursday morning. “We handed out our team camp shirts today, because it’s the last day of the camp,” smiled Dan Ellis, the Total Package Basketball Camp director. “All we need now is a ...

Marietta Post 64 headed to Maryland

Brian Brewer grew up about an hour from Mt. Airy, Md., where the Marietta Post 64 baseball team will be playing in a tournament the next few days. “About an hour from where I was born and raised,” said the Post 64 and Marietta College baseball skipper. “A bit of an opportunity for me to ...

Gleim set for return trip to World Rowing Championships

Unfinished business. That’s how recent Marietta College graduate Jack Gleim feels about his first trip to the World Rowing Under 23 Championships last summer. “Making the team for the second year in a row has been on my mind and driving me since the end of worlds last year,” Gleim ...

Beverly/Lowell claims second straight 10-0 win

BEVERLY — Different day ... same old story. For the second day in a row, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 played host to a district opponent and for the second straight day they came away with a 10-0 victory. Post 389/750 pounded out 18 base hits Wednesday evening and southpaw Tanner Neal ...

Local little league baseball team dreaming big

Worthington Little League’s U11 all-star team is dreaming big this summer. Like many Little League baseball players around the world, they are thinking about ending their summer in Williamsport, Pa., at the Little League World Series. But there are a lot of games to play — and win — ...

Post 64 splits twinbill with Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Turner Hill pitched a beaut. The Post 64 southpaw allowed only one bad-hop single in five innings of work on the bump as the Marietta American Legion baseball team downed host Cambridge Post 84, 10-3, in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Don Coss Field Wednesday ...

Youngsters enjoy Pioneer Basketball Camp

Fun was the watchword at Marietta College’s Ban Johnson Arena and Dyson Baudo Recreation Center Tuesday morning, the second day of the Pioneer Basketball Camp. A little over 150 boys and girls were on the courts to learn more about the game of basketball. “We’ve got quite the ...

Post 64 wins wild one over Athens, 13-12

Marietta Post 64 head coach Brian Brewer summed up Tuesday’s game against Athens Post 21 nicely. “Survival of the fittest?” Brewer joked after his team’s wild 13-12 victory at Don Schaly Stadium. Post 64, which improved to 7-3, trailed 6-1 early, but came back to tie the game at 6-all ...

Bradford pitches gem in Beverly/Lowell victory

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 head coach Todd Engle was a little concerned his team might come out a little sluggish Wednesday night against St. Clairsville Post 159 one day after making the long trip back home after a weekend full of baseball in South Carolina. Turns out the ...

Williamstown girls soccer has new coach

WILLIAMSTOWN — Dave Pickering never played soccer at his prep alma mater Fort Frye, because the Beverly-based school never fielded a team. “I’d never seen this funny looking ball,” smiled the 49-year-old Williamstown doctor during a break at Waybright Youth Soccer Fields in ...

Leasure takes over Belpre boys hoops

BELPRE -- Former Belpre High School basketball player Tyler Leasure is the new head varsity coach for Golden Eagles boys basketball, as of May 15 when he was hired by the Belpre City Schools Board of Education. Leasure, 25, takes over the reins from Chad Williams, another ex-Belpre cager ...

MC softball assistant cherishes opportunity to work with kids

VIENNA — Girls just want to have fun on the diamond. And, pitching instructor Jenn Castle made sure they did Wednesday during the last session of the 24th annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic at the Vienna, West Virginia, Recreation Sports Complex at Jackson ...

Impressive incoming talent for MC men’s hoops

Marietta College should be pretty deep in the backcourt next winter. Ridge Young and Griffin Lutz, a couple of 1,000-point-plus career high school scorers, each has committed to the MC men’s basketball program. Another addition to the roster will be 6-foot-7 transfer Avery ...

Wiggins joins Pioneers for baseball

PARKERSBURG — Class AAA second-team all-stater Dalton Wiggins of Parkersburg South made the announcement Monday afternoon he is going to continue his baseball career here in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the Pioneers of Marietta College. “We think he has a big upside, especially on the ...

Annual baseball clinic continues success in Vienna

VIENNA — Despite a new location, the annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic is still producing a good crowd. About 170 kids attended Day 2 of the camp Tuesday at Jackson Park, the new home for the clinic after 25 years in Marietta. “I’m a traditional guy,” ...

Discini to compete in USTA event

PARKERSBURG — Going into any United States Tennis Association event unseeded usually isn’t recommended. A lot of the time draws for unseeded players can prove overwhelming if not impossible. Don’t tell any of the above information to Parkersburg Catholic sophomore Marie Disicini, who ...

Beverly/Lowell to play in S.C. this weekend

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will be seeking a taste of both the Atlantic Ocean and victory this weekend. With bags and equipment packed, the B/L American Legion baseball team headed southeast to Sumter and Florence, S.C., today (Wednesday) to compete in the sixth annual Palmetto ...

MC hosts goalkeeping camp

Enthusiasm abounded on the Marietta College soccer pitch Monday night. Former MC keeper standout and current Pioneer men’s head coach Joe Bergin was in his element as he helped provide instruction to youngsters from ages 6 to 14 on the finer points of goal-tending. “This is the second ...

Skaggs claims win at Hilltop Speedway

For the third time this season, the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association brought their show to the Legendary Hilltop Speedway and for the third straight time Circleville native Nathan Skaggs claimed the win on the quarter-mile dirt track. Skaggs led the first 20 laps of the 25-lap feature event ...

Beverly-Lowell swept by Tuscarawas 205

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 is scheduled to play in a Beach Tournament in Florence, S.C., later this week. The change of scenery just might be beneficial for BevLow. Host B/L dropped a doubleheader for the second straight day, losing 10-8 and 9-0 to Tuscarawas Post 205, in ...