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Hinegardner, Mauck honored for wrestling work

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WHEELING — Bill Hinegardner and Ron Mauck are synonymous with the word wrestling in the Ohio Valley. It was no surprise that the dynamic duo were honored for their work over the years. For the first time in approximately 35 years, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Coaches ...

Bridgeport BOE approves bid for Perkins Field project

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BRIDGEPORT — It’s been three long seasons since Bridgeport High School has played a football game on the natural grass surface at Perkins Field inside of Bill Jobko Stadium in Brookside. However, that may change later this season. Plans to revitalize the century-old stadium are under way ...

Father and Son have a ‘Goodnight’ to remember

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MOORESVILLE, NC -- Logan Goodnight recalls the first time he picked up a baseball bat. He was 3-years old and his dad, Scot Goodnight, began tossing him a ball. Little did they know, they would be doing it again 20 years later on a much bigger stage. Logan, a Linsly alum, plays his college ...

Prep golfers ready for 2020 season

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By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor It’s been since the middle of March that an area team competed in a high school sporting event. That changed last week when the Ohio golf season cranked it up. The season kicks into full swing this week and runs through the state tournament, ...

Ohio prep football teams to play six games

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following a recommendation this week from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday that if high school football games are approved by the Governor, all ...

ECHL season delayed by two months; Will begin Dec. 4

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WHEELING - The Wheeling Nailers know when their 2020-21 season is going to begin. The ECHL announced Wednesday morning that it intends to play a full 72-game schedule, but the season will be delayed in its opening by nearly two months and begin on Dec. 4. The league had been holding ...

OHSAA Early Season CC Invite is cancelled

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COLUMBUS – With the health and safety of everyone involved as the top concern and due to the large size of the event, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Early Season Cross Country Invitational, scheduled for August 15 at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park in Southeast Columbus, has been ...

DeWine still non-committal to contact sports in Ohio

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Ohio high school sports received a bit of clarity during Gov. Mike DeWine’s press briefing Tuesday afternoon. Contact sports such as soccer and football can continue to practice and work toward a season, but they’re still unable to compete against other schools. The non-contact sport ...

Young golfers gear up for WCC Junior Invitational

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WHEELING — Tee it up, it’s time to golf. The first Wheeling Country Club Junior Invitational is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 11, where young golfers will get the opportunity to showcase their skills on the beautiful 6,044 yard, 18-hole course at the Wheeling Country Club. There will be ...

Roughriders’ ‘Mook’ retires from football

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WHEELING — LaRon “Mook” Zimmerman is walking away from the game he started playing at the tender age of 5 and has loved his entire life ... football. The 2019 American Arena League Coach of the Year after guiding the West Virginia Roughriders to an impeccable 13-0 and the AAL ...

Perzanowski named to Atlantic Sun’s All-Decade Team for cross

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Kelly Perzanowski remembers it well. But, she also can’t believe it’s been almost a decade. Such is life for former prep and collegiate athletes who look back on their careers. The St. Clairsville High School alumni recently took a trip down memory lane, thinking about her highly ...

42 years have flown very quickly

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WHEELING - Time flies when you are having fun. Living your dream. Both sayings have served me well. My dream job growing up was to be a sports writer. That came to fruition in July of 1978 when legendary sports editor Cal Pokas hired me full-time at The Times Leader. Cal was tough, ...

Ohio schools to begin fall practice

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COLUMBUS -- High School athletes competing in a fall sport are waking up this morning and heading for their respective practices. The Ohio High School Athletic Association communicated to its membership Friday afternoon that fall sports seasons would open on time, meaning golf, volleyball, ...

Barnesville’s Eddy to play baseball at Mount Union

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BARNESVILLE -- Luke Eddy appeared to be one his way to a fine prep baseball career at Barnesville. After lettering as a freshman, Eddy posted a 4-0 record on the mound as a sophomore. Things changed quickly, however, during Eddy’s junior season. While pitching in a game against Union ...

West Liberty hires Obecny II as new golf coach

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - West Liberty University athletic director Lynn Ullom announced Monday that Wheeling native and former NCAA Division I standout Thadd Obecny has been hired as the Hilltoppers’ new men’s golf coach. Obecny follows in the footsteps of the legendary Mike Ricci, a 3-time ...

Steubenville’s Saccoccia hopeful for full season

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STEUBENVILLE -- Football is a way of life in the Ohio Valley. It’s held in an even higher regard in Steubenville. Tradition-laden Big Red, which owns four state championships, five runner-ups and 18 regional championships since 1984, has prepared all summer for what they hope will be ...

Boroski excited for new MLB season

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Stan Boroski has experienced now 11 Opening Days during his career as a Major League Baseball coach. Friday’s opener, however, will be one that’s not forgotten anytime soon, and that’s not because of anything that happened on the field against the Toronto Blue Jays. “I am very ...

Harler to play in Lithuania

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WHEELING — To say Chase Harler is living the good life might not be giving the recently turned 22-year-old enough credit. The former Wheeling Central standout finished a four-year basketball career at West Virginia University with his degree, got engaged on senior day to his long-time ...

Former Park star Wilkinson picks Lehigh

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WHEELING — Cross Wilkinson is primed for a new collegiate football challenge. The former Wheeling Park quarterbacking all-stater has opted to transfer after two years at the University of Toledo. Wilkinson is now headed to Lehigh University after sorting through several offers. The ...