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Cadets Roll

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BELPRE — Fort Frye has gotten off to a good start on the volleyball court. After sweeping Morgan in its season and home opener Saturday, FFHS (2-0) went on the road Monday and did the same to Belpre, 25-10, 25-12, and 25-15. “It’s awesome to me to see them grow and how far we’ve ...

Warren Confident

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VINCENT — Warren High enjoyed a 15-win season on the volleyball court last season. Head coach Michelle Tyo believes that a 2018 run is not far-fetched. “Warren volleyball is hoping to have another successful season,” said the sixth-year Warriors boss. From the 15-7 squad, Warren ...

’Jackets soccer top-heavy with seniors

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High will be fielding a veteran boys’ soccer team this upcoming season. Those 13 juniors on the Yellowjacket roster last year are now seniors. “These guys have known each other for a long, long time,” said first-year WHS boys’ head coach Jason Hill. ...

Waterford volleyball team has talent, experience

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WATERFORD — Waterford High is senior-loaded for the second straight year on the volleyball floor. “I am very excited about this upcoming season,” said second-year WHS head coach Kim Barker. “It is going to be a different look than last year, but we’ve got a lot of talent.” With ...

Marietta Municipal Court hosts addiction seminar for families

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Families seeking answers and support were met with science and services Wednesday. This was through the Marietta Municipal Court, which hosted a seminar called Stages of Addition and the Process of Recovery aimed at those witnessing the fluid cycles of addiction and recovery ...

Warren boys’ soccer team very young

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VINCENT — Ekrem Eksi was not exactly in a celebratory mood when Warren High scrimmaged and won a 2-0 decision against Fairfield Union at Falcon Stadium on Aug. 4. “I was not happy with that game,” said the Warrior boys’ soccer coach. “We’re very young this season, and we have a ...

Ripley resident to run in 1st N&S Half Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — When Mike Smith turned 60 last year, his wife Karen signed him up for a run. “And it happened to be a half marathon trail run,” recalled the 61-year-old runner before the start of the Aug. 6 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon training session (7 miles) at City ...

Marietta girls soccer team returns strong nucleus

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Marietta High will have the services of senior Lexie Mullen one more season on the pitch before she takes her soccer talents to NCAA Division II West Liberty University in W.Va. next year. With that in mind, Mullen has some lofty team goals. “My senior soccer season is quickly ...

Wildcats’ Ashley Offenberger shoots 68 at Waterford Invite

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BEVERLY — Ashley Offenberger enjoyed a career day on the links. The Waterford High senior standout carded a girls’ program record 68 as an individual in the annual Waterford Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course Wednesday afternoon. “That’s my personal best,” Offenberger said. ...

Marietta High boys soccer team sitting on 399 wins as a program

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Marietta High’s next victory on the boys’ soccer pitch will be eventful, and could possibly come as early as its season and home opener against Dover High at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21. “Will have a major program milestone this season as we currently are sitting on 399 wins as a program,” ...

Linda Milhoan to run in 9th straight Half Marathon

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Several years ago, Linda Milhoan was out walking with some friends when one of them suggested that she should consider training for the Half. Well, it sounded like a pretty good idea to the Belpre resident at the time and since then...well, let’s just say that she’s become a running ...

Thoughts on Sonny Bidwell

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Early Monday evening with the sun shining ever so brightly, a light shower escorted me to work. It was kind of strange wearing sunglasses and having the car windshield wipers on. Usually when it rains, it tends to get dark and cloudy. When I arrived at the Channel Lane offices, I was stunned ...

Fort Frye’s coach Sonny Bidwell dead at 56

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BEVERLY — The Washington County community is mourning the loss of longtime Fort Frye baseball and football coach Sonny Bidwell, 56, of Beverly, who died Monday morning. Bidwell collapsed while running on the Fort Frye High School track. A graduate of the University of Rio Grande, Bidwell was ...

Waterford Invite scheduled for Wednesday

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WATERFORD — A couple of summers ago, former Waterford High golfing standout Jordan Welch dropped a playoff hole to Warren High’s Nick Ward, who claimed Waterford Invitational medalist honors at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. Current Wildcat senior Wesley Jenkins was there to witness the ...

WARREN LOADED

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VINCENT — Warren High is hoping to make a deeper run in the postseason tournament this upcoming season. Last year, the Warriors, 7-8-3, blanked visiting Athens High, 3-0, in a girls’ soccer Division II sectional opener before bowing out at top-seed Fairfield Union. “The girls are ...

Warriors win Washington County Championship golf tournament

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BELPRE — Even though it was just an exhibition, Warren High appeared to be in mid-season form on the links. The Warriors emerged the winner once again in the annual Washington County Championship golf tournament at Oxbow Golf Course Friday. The royal blue and white golfers bested runner-up ...