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Beallsville football field gets new bleachers, press box

BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville’s football field currently looks more like a construction zone than a red zone. Workers are scattered all over the complex. From end zone to end zone, men with dried up cement on their clothes from head to toe toiling diligently on a plethora of projects that ...

Virtual Reality Racing coming to McMechen

WHEELING - Travis Braden is a rising star in the world of race cars. The Wheeling native is just 25-years-old and is already a two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion. Braden is also a major player in a movement that would change the eSports landscape in West Virginia. Possible legislation is ...

Foundations Baseball will begin soon

ELM GROVE — Area youth baseball players will have another chance to hone their skills. The second annual ‘Foundations Baseball’ will begin later this month and run for four consecutive weeks at the Chambers I-470 Complex. The camp, which will begin on Thursday, Aug. 29, is open to ...

‘Tragedy to Triumph’ golf scramble planned

A Wheeling family is trying to make the most of a devastating situation. Jerry and Catherine Jacovetty lost their youngest son, Tyler, way too early when he passed away on April 19 from some type of cerebral event. He was just 26. “This was a guy who played in 2011 OVAC Rudy Mumley ...

Area prep golfers set to begin seasons this week

Tee it high and watch it fly. Such is the case for area prep golfers, who will begin their seasons this week at courses around the Ohio Valley. While matches officially get under way soon, it’s at the end of the season and the stretch run when golfers want to be playing their best. ...

Off The Tee: Johnson claims Honeywell Junior Tourney

MOUNDSVILLE — Area junior players got another tuneup for their upcoming seasons last week when Moundsville Country Club hosted its annual Honeywell Junior Golf Tournament. An impressive field of male and female players took part in the event on the par 70 layout. Winning the overall and ...

Eager Buckeyes open camp

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sporting several weeks of beard growth, Ryan Day looked calm for a new guy leading a storied college football program where the unrelenting pressure helped push his legendary predecessor into early retirement. The 40-year-old Day opened his first training camp as Ohio ...

Day taking things day by day

COLUMBUS — An aura of vigor was in the air Friday morning as the Ohio State football team stepped into the moist, morning air for its first official practice of the 2019 campaign. With a squad awash with newcomers, first-year head coach Ryan Day observed the proceedings outside the ...

Miller leaves legacy of success throughout OV

Monte Miller simply had a way about him. Whether it was the athletes he coached, the students he taught or even some of the less fortunate that he mentored, Miller had an uncanny way to get the most out of everyone he crossed paths with. It was a gift. It’s a gift that left this world far ...

Brilliant conducting second HOF induction next week

BRILLIANT — The village of Brilliant will be the place to be this week. The southern Jefferson County community will be playing host to its second Brilliant High Hall of Fame ceremonies along with its annual homecoming festivities. The initial hall of fame induction met with resounding ...

Buckeye Trail’s Canner commits to W.Kentucky

OLD WASHINGTON — As Sam Canner prepares to begin her senior volleyball season at Buckeye Trail, she does so having her post-graduation plans in place. Canner, a 2018 second-team all-Ohio honoree who set the season kills mark for the Warriors last fall with 440, has decided to continue her ...

Ischy named AD at Monroe Central

WOODSFIELD — John Ischy was perfectly content teaching and coaching at Monroe Central High School. At the same time, however, he’s never been one to let an opportunity pass him by. When Ryan Rosnick resigned last month as the Athletics Director at Monroe to accept the same position ...

Magistro takes over Martins Ferry softball

MARTINS FERRY — When the high school softball season rolls around next spring, Jerry Magistro will be entering his 20th season as a head coach. However, after donning the Green and White of St. John Central as he has for the past 19 years, he will be switching to Purple and White. The ...

Bellaire seeks baseball coach

BELLAIRE — Bellaire High School finds itself in need of a new baseball coach. John Patrone tendered his resignation to Athletics Director Mike Sherwood after three years as the Big Reds’ skipper. “It’s just time,” Patrone said. “I didn’t know how many (seasons) I was ...

West Liberty picked 6th in MEC grid race

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The West Liberty University football team checked in at No. 6 Tuesday afternoon as the Mountain East Conference coaches revealed their 2019 Preseason Poll during the MEC’s annual Media Day festivities at the Conference Center. There’s a new look to the conference ...

Post 1 vets seek state legion title

WHEELING — As the legion state baseball tournament looms, six teams from around West Virginia are preparing for a run at the title. However, players from Wheeling Post 1 (25-8) have been playing together all their lives for a moment like this. “This is a special group of veteran ...

Ohio rallies past W.Va. on late touchdown pass

WHEELING — Controlling the tempo of the game is imperative to success. When it came to the second half, that’s what Ohio Coach Andrew Connor thought his team did during the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Buckeyes put together ...