×

Sports

Pioneers ready for doubleheaders vs. Heidelberg

Local Sports

Marietta College has had its way with Heidelberg University on the baseball diamond, dating back to 2015. The Brian Brewer-coached Pioneers own a six-game winning streak in the all-time series, and they’re hoping that trend continues when they play the Chad Fitzgerald-led Student Princes in ...

Buckeye State seeks 3rd straight BACF win vs. West Virginia

Local Sports

In Mark Romick’s 23-year tenure coaching River’s boys basketball team, opposing teams have come to expect a specific play style. “Our program is known for playing hard and getting after it,” Romick said. That’s what fans can count on seeing from the Ohio team in the 17th annual ...

Waterford foursome gets one more game together in BACF

Local Sports

The Ohio girls will have a Waterford flavor to them when the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic tips off at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center at Parkersburg South High School. Not only will the Buckeye State be coached by Waterford boss ...

River’s Mark Romick has had success in BACF

Local Sports

The Ohio All-Stars are in good hands when Friday’s Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Classic boys basketball game tips off. That’s because Mark Romick, who just finished his 23rd year as River’s head coach, has been selected to lead the Buckeye State in the 17th annual BACF game ...

Jerry Close brings winning pedigree to Ohio girls

Local Sports

For the second time in three years, Jerry Close will be coaching the Ohio girls in the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic. Close last coached in the BACF game in 2016, when West Virginia bested Ohio 94-86. Close and the Buckeye State will look to snap a three-game ...

Fort Frye’s Mya Sauls packs a punch as a leadoff batter

Local Sports

Mya Sauls Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: sciences (biology) Sports: softball (Fort Frye varsity 4-year letter winner; also played for Buell Island Blaze), volleyball (freshman and sophomore seasons) Softball position(s): center field, shortstop, second ...

Gotta root for that team up north in the Final Four

Local Sports Columns

Even though the Mid-Ohio Valley on the Ohio side of the river is predominantly “Buckeye country,” local college basketball fans will have at least one good reason to cheer for the University of Michigan in the NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx., this upcoming ...

Washington County Tournament action underway

Local Sports

NEW MATAMORAS — Most high school baseball coaches would be content to have one solid lefthanded pitcher on their roster. Longtime Fort Frye head coach Sonny Bidwell is fortunate to have three on his team and all three of them were integral parts of a pair of shutout victories over a pair ...

BACF hoops rosters revealed

Local Sports

PARKERSBURG — The rosters for both the Ohio and West Virginia teams have been announced for the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis (BACF) Basketball Classic that will take place on Friday, March 30 at Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The Ohio vs. W.Va. girls ...

Washington County Challenge slated for Saturday

Local Sports

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier and Belpre will be the host sites Saturday for the third annual Washington County Baseball Classic which pits all six Washington County baseball teams against one another to open the 2018 season. Weather permitting, Frontier will play host to both Waterford and ...

Belpre’s Lauryn Simmons headed to Ohio Valley

Local Sports

BELPRE — A softball standout for Belpre High School, third baseman Lauryn Simmons is headed to play the sport in college for nearby Ohio Valley University in Vienna. Why Simmons chose OVU was because she “felt very comfortable going there and practicing with the team; the girls are so ...

Catholic’s Ullman first team all-state

Local Sports

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — You always here coaches say “I want the ball in (star player’s) hands when the game is on line.” If that star player is Ravenswood’s Isaiah Morgan, you are better off taking your chances letting him shoot from the field instead of the free-throw line. And even ...

Devol tabbed the new Belpre football coach

Local Sports

BELPRE — Veteran Mid-Ohio Valley head football coach Mike DeVol now has another job in his resume, as he was unanimously named by a 5-0 vote Monday night as the new head football coach at Belpre High by the Belpre City Schools Board of Education. “He brings with him 35 years of head ...

Huffman honored

Local Sports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Class A state tournament was a place the Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball team hadn’t been since 2007. A drought ending this season with the Crusaderettes winning a Region IV co-final over Sherman. Madeline Huffman played a big role in the young team’s ...

County leader in trips to state

Local Sports Columns

After this week, Waterford High senior Kenzie Dietz is expected to exchange her basketball shoes for a pair of golf ones. Y'see, the 18-year Dietz is a pretty fair country golfer and a member of three state tournament Wildcat teams in the fall. Add that to her four consecutive state hoops ...

HECKUVA RUN FOR WATERFORD

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — For the first time in four years, Waterford won’t be playing in the Division IV state championship game. The Wildcats fell to Minster, 46-31, in Thursday’s state semifinal at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, snapping three-year streak of getting to the state ...

Crusader tennis player Nash Morris not resting on his laurels

Local Sports

Any person who was around Parkersburg Catholic No. 1 singles’ tennis player Nash Morris after his Class AA/A state finals matchup against Ravenswood’s Maximus Hilton could see the jubilation on his face. Charleston Catholic’s Andrew Jones wasn’t going to take anything away from Nash ...