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Post 64 rallies

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MARIETTA — Marietta Post 64 grinded one out for a win. Sparked by Derek Duckworth, the Marietta American Legion baseball team rallied from a six-run deficit in the fifth inning to defeat defending West Virginia state champion Parkersburg Post 15, 13-11, Tuesday night at Legion ...

Jason Henthorn set to run first Half Marathon

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VIENNA — Jason Henthorn had an epiphany. “I just woke up one day and decided I needed to better my health,” said the 42-year-old Parkersburg resident. “I saw people running a lot and I thought ‘Hey, I can do that.’ “So, I got into it, and I’ve been running ever since. I’ve ...

Post 64 drops game to W.Va. Elkins Post 29

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Marietta Post 64 hit a bump in the road at home. The Marietta American Legion baseball team had a 6-game winning streak snapped when it dropped a 12-3 decision to Elkins Post 29 Sunday afternoon at Legion Field at the Fairgrounds. “We had a good run in West Virginia at the Hillbilly ...

Turner Hill tearing the cover off the ball

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NEWARK — Turner Hill started this week as the second leading hitter in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. After 11 games, the Malone University Pioneer baseball standout was batting .500 (14 of 28) for the Licking County Settlers. “I’m seeing the ball well, and I’m off to a ...

Heartbreak at Reds Legends camp

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A.J. Jones had a Semper Fi plan. The 2019 Warren High School and Washington County Career Center grad wanted to serve his country, and was scheduled to join the U.S. Marine Corps. “He was supposed to leave in October for boot camp, but I believe he was leaving two months early in August,” ...

3-day Reds Legends camp a hit again

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VIENNA — Bronson Arroyo was in the Mid-Ohio Valley Monday. The former Major League Baseball pitcher was the headliner at the 26th Annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Camp, which concluded Wednesday at Jackson Middle School. “It was an awesome, amazing day, and I’ll ...

Nate Brothers, Brett Gandee help Beverly/Lowell beat Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — Nate Brothers delivered in a pinch. Batting for Kam Hesson in the top of the seventh, the Fort Frye graduate ripped a two-strike, two-out, two-run single as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rallied to defeat Cambridge Post 84, 2-1, in the opening game of an American Legion baseball ...

Alex Easthom pumped for the 2019 W.Va. Open

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RAVENSWOOD — Suffice it to say, West Liberty University golfer and Ravenswood High School graduate Alex Easthom has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a youth in the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Golf Association. Now, Easthom is just a day away from competing in the 86th West Virginia ...

Jim Asbury running to get back in shape

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PARKERSBURG — Jim Asbury has been running in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on and off for the last 10 years. “It was my first race,” said the 49-year-old Vienna resident. “I work at Solvay in Marietta, and it was there I actually got interested in running, because ...

Boone Jones, defense leads Ohio BACF squad to shutout of W.Va.

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ST. MARYS — Boone Jones would’ve gotten a save, if football had a similar category like baseball. The Shenandoah High grad was mobbed by his Ohio BACF all-star teammates after breaking up a Hail Mary pass from West Virginia stars quarterback Ty Sturm to Gabe Ray on the final play of ...

Josh Kay named West Virginia MVP as defenses dominate BACF game

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ST. MARYS — Giving up a 162 total yards in the first half, including a 45-yard touchdown catch-and-run to Monroe Central’s Zac Jones and only having 34 totals yards going into halftime themselves, the West Virginia all-stars came out of the locker room focused, only allowing 92 total yards ...

MOV Sports Hall of Fame to welcome new inductees Saturday

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VIENNA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the Class of 2019 Saturday at the Grande Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna. This year will feature 10 new inductees from Wood, Washington, Jackson, Ritchie, Noble and Pleasants County. The inductees will be ...

Buckeye State BACF roster loaded with experience, talent

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BELPRE — The Ohio all-stars will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak to three over the West Virginia all-stars during the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. The contest starts at 7 p.m. under the lights on Friday at Bill Hanlin Stadium Field ...

Marietta Post 64 falls to Cambridge

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Marietta Post 64 was hurt by a Cambridge Post 84 bat-around in the fifth inning. Capitalizing on three walks, a couple of singles, and a fielder’s choice in the frame, Cambridge plated three runs en route to a 6-5 triumph in American Legion baseball action at Legion Field Tuesday night. ...

Sherwood dedicating Half to late sister

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PARKERSBURG — Luinna Sherwood is up for the challenge. After competing in the 2-mile walk in the Parkersburg New and Sentinel races in years past, the Washington, W.Va., resident is planning to walk the 13.1-mile distance on Aug. 17. “This will be my first half marathon,” Sherwood said. ...

BEV/LOW SWEEPS

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BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 shortstop Tate Engle was beginning to wonder if he would ever collect a run batted in this season. Despite banging out seven doubles in the first six games, Engle entered Sunday’s doubleheader against Tuscarawas Post 205 still looking for his first ...