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Clark a QB candidate for Ohio in BACF

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Ohio head coach Mike Bartrum should have no shortage of options at the quarterback position Friday night when the Buckeye State All-Stars battle the West Virginia squad in the 23rd annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic at Parkersburg High School's Stadium Field.The Meigs ...

3 Belpre gridders set to play in college

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BELPRE - Three Belpre High School football players, who were instrumental in the Golden Eagles' back-to-back state playoff berths the last two seasons, are headed to Ohio Athletic Conference universities Muskingum and Capital to continue their gridiron careers in college.Nathan Mason, a 6-3, ...

W.Va. Class A all-state baseball

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wahama is perched on top of Class A with its second consecutive state championship, and this one again featured-time all-state first-team pitcher Philip Hoffman leading the charge.Hoffman, chosen first-team captain by the W. Va. Sports Writers Association, garnered 18 ...

Williamstown’s King, Dotson recognized

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WHEELING, W.Va - It was a season to remember for the Wheeling Central softball team. The Maroon Knights claimed the West Virginia Class A state championship defeating Man, 7-2, while capping a perfect 33-0 season.With a plethora of talent everywhere on the field, the main thing to fear about ...

Area All-Ohioans all persevered

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COLUMBUS - Mason Pilkey, Alyssa Tabler, Cray Sistrunk, and Rhys Ramirez each earned All-Ohio track and field honors this past SaturdayBut the foursome also has another thing in common. All of them persevered.Let's start with Pilkey.No one really had any inkling when Pilkey was a freshman ...

Day 1 of state meet spells end for local thinclads

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COLUMBUS - Amy Lang made the bar wobble a little bit when she cleared 5 feet in the high jump."She just nicked it, but it stayed on," said Waterford track coach Steve Littler after the Division III HJ event at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State (OHSAA) Track and Field Championships ...

St. Marys’ Fox repeats as 1st team All-LKC honoree

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PARKERSBURG - A quartet of players earned repeat accolades on the first team of the all-Little Kanawha Conference baseball squad as selected by league coaches.Clay County catcher Cooper Osborne, who grabbed LKC Player of the Year honors, made his second appearance on the first unit along with ...

Davis, Layton, Hill represent area on all-state baseball list

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Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will be featuring three first-team prep all-staters on its American Legion baseball team this summer.Warren's Jake Davis, Fort Frye's Derek Layton, and Marietta High's Turner Hill each was recently honored as an Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) ...

Youth motocross being revived in area

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While lots of area youth spend their weekends on the baseball diamond, shooting hoops or playing soccer, others enjoy the thrill of racing dirt bikes.Three years ago, motocross enthusiasts Jesse and Amanda Eddy started what they considered to be the Mid-Ohio Valley's premiere racing series ...

River City Showdown set for Saturday at Hilltop

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With a first place prize of $10,000 and a total purse of in excess of $40,000, some of the best modified drivers in the country are expected to be in the area tonight as the Legendary Hilltop Speedway hosts the River City Showdown.Area race fans will be treated to two evenings of racing ending ...

Beverly/Lowell drops pair to Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE - The first road trip of the 2016 campaign was anything but kind to Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 Wednesday evening as it dropped a double header to Cambridge Post 84 12-2 and 16-6.Cambridge pounded out 14 base hits in the opener and got some quality starting pitching from Caldwell ...

Bogard has cool jump on hot day

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Erin Bogard has pole vaulted in all kinds of weather extremes this spring, starting with the season-opening Fairweather Relays to last weekend's regional competition with a trip to state on the line.Ah, speaking of Saturday's Division II, Region 7 track and field meet at Athens High's R. Basil ...

Carpenters shine at Hilltop

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Bad luck for a pair of Carpenters proved to be good luck for another Friday night in the inaugural Gene Johnson Memorial AMRA Late Model Feature at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway.On a night that featured a record count of nearly 150 cars from all over the region, it would be the Carpenter ...

Pilkey must deal with discus ‘blowing in the wind’

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Mason Pilkey was just a spectator Saturday.The 2015 All-Ohio discus thrower was there under the Warren Warriors tent in the bleachers at Athens High's R. Basil Rutter Field to cheer on his track and field teammates during the second day of the Division II, Region 7 meet. On the first day at the ...

Belpre thinclads qualify for state

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Baylee Brown had a good day in the D1 regional pole vault event - but not quite good enough to qualify for next week's state meet in Columbus.The Marietta High freshman thinclad cleared the bar in a personal record of 10-feet, 6 inches and finished ninth overall at Pickerington North Friday. ...

Wildcats might’ve benefitted from instant replay

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LANCASTER - Too bad instant replay wasn't available in the Ohio Region IV baseball semifinal game between Waterford High and fifth-ranked Newark Catholic at Beavers Field Thursday afternoon.If it had been, the Green Wave's run in the bottom of the third inning might have been taken off the ...

Wildcats fall to Newark Catholic in regional semi

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LANCASTER - Waterford High made a favorable impression but would've preferred a win.The Wildcats battled defending state champion Newark Catholic down to the very last out before dropping a 2-0 decision in an Ohio Division IV regional semifinal baseball game at Beavers Field Thursday."We just ...

Williamstown finishes 3rd in W.Va. Class A

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VIENNA - Attaining perfection was made to look easy Thursday at Jackson Park.The Maroon Knights of Wheeling Central Catholic cruised to a 7-2 victory over Man in the state championship softball final, putting the exclamation point on a magnificent 33-0 season. The Knights jumped out to a 6-0 ...