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Spring Sports Preview 2021

Barnesville baseball set to make up for lost time

By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor BARNESVILLE -- All teams were disappointed with how the 2020 season ended. But, that’s especially true at Barnesville where the Shamrocks were set to trot out a senior-laden squad. Unfortunately, head coach D.J. Butler, who is entering his ...

Hanlon set for her debut with ’Rocks softball

By KIM NORTH Times Leader Sports Writer BARNESVILLE — Kelley Hanlon was to begin her Barnesville softball coaching career last year, but COVID-19 caused the season to be canceled. The Shamrocks also lost half-a-dozen seniors for various reasons, leaving them with just three returning ...

Barnesville track teams lack varsity experience

By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor BARNESVILLE -- It’s a similar story everywhere. Both Mark Brown and Dylan Rogers like the make up of their girls and boys track teams. But, both also realize that basically half of their rosters have never taken part in a varsity ...

Beallsville softball has 11 players

By KIM NORTH Times Leader Sports Writer BEALLSVILLE — Rhea Pittman has 11 players out for softball at Beallsville. Seven of those are returning letterwinners from the 2019 season. Nearly half of the roster is seniors as five return for another campaign. “I’m very optimistic about ...

Beallsville track seeks improvement

By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor BEALLSVILLE — Tori Lang won’t dwell on the missed season. It’s in the past and can’t be changed. That’s similar to how she wants her athletes focusing on their seasons. “Our goal is to be better than we were yesterday,” ...

Bellaire baseball experiencing a youth movement

By TRACY WATSON For The Times Leader BELLAIRE – Josh Kernik’s first year as Bellaire’s baseball coach never materialized last season, so while it is officially the beginning of his on-field tenure at the school, he, and most of his 2021 Big Reds’ players will be looking to grow ...