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Brooke Softball Standout Carli Julio Headed to Bethany

Brooke softball standout Carli Julio recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, where she will pursue a degree in criminal justice. Front row, from left, are Anthony Mouganis, Tara Dzvonick, Carli Julio, Paul Julio and Brently ...

Brooke Swimming Standout Shelby Ferrell to Swim at Bethany

Brooke swimming standout Shelby Ferrell recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, where she will pursue a degree in psychology. Front row, from left, are Jason Ferrell, Shelby Ferrell, Trinity Rouse- Ferrell Back row: Bruins ...

Two More Gone From WVU Hoops

MORGANTOWN — Two more players have elected to end their basketball career at West Virginia University following the Mountaineers’ 109-91 loss to Coastal Carolina in the second round of the Roman College Basketball Tournament. Redshirt junior Lamont West and sophomore Andrew Gordon have ...

Dodgers Set HR Mark on Opening Day With Eight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight home runs Thursday in a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers set a major league record for homers on opening day and tied the franchise mark for any game. Hernandez, ...

Martins Ferry Softball Wins 3rd Straight Dibbyball Trophy Against Bellaire

MARTINS FERRY — The Dibbyball Trophy will again reside in the Purple City. For the third straight year — the fifth time in six contests — Martins Ferry has defeated rival Bellaire in the Duane Powell Memorial game for the coveted statue. The Purple Riders claimed a 5-3 decision ...

St. Clairsville Native, WVU Linebacker Brendan Ferns Calls It A Career

By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer MORGANTOWN — Brendan Ferns left St. Clairsville High School as one of the most sought after recruits the Ohio Valley had seen in quite some time. The consensus four-star linebacker, who was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, had more ...

WVU Head Coach Neal Brown Has Mixed Reactions

MORGANTOWN — Heading into his second week as head coach at West Virginia University, Neal Brown had a mixture of positives and negatives that he relayed to the media during Tuesday’s press conference. “It was the first day in full pads (Tuesday); I thought our guys responded well,” ...

Bucs Open Today In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati’s first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. The Reds haven’t been in the Opening Day spotlight ...

Wheeling Park Lacrosse Gets First Victory in Over a Year; Defeats Linsly

WHEELING — The times are changing for the Wheeling Park boys’ lacrosse team. After a winless 2018 season, the Patriots rallied past rival Linsly for an 11-10 overtime victory in the 2019 season opener on Tuesday at the 16th Street Field. Evan Hayes delivered the game-winner in the extra ...

Wheeling Central Baseball Shuts Out Magnolia, 15-0

WHEELING — While Wheeling Central’s baseball team was busy building confidence and enthusiasm Tuesday afternoon, Magnolia coach Dave Cisar was witness to a day he would rather forget for his debuting Magnolia squad. Kaden Yocum and Jacob Rine combined on a no-hitter while the Maroon ...

Drake Dobson, Martins Ferry Take Down Bellaire

NEFFS — The Martins Ferry Purple Riders had to wait one day longer than originally planned to open their 2019 baseball season. The wait proved to be worth it. Behind strong pitching from senior ace Drake Dobson, solid defense and enough offense, the Purple Riders posted a 9-2 victory ...

Mitch Smith Steps Down as WLU Wrestling Coach

WEST LIBERTY — In athletics, coaches make decisions over and over in games or matches. But life is more than athletics. Wrestling has been a major part of Mitch Smith’s life. That’s why his decision last Friday to step down as head wrestling coach at West Liberty University came as a ...

Pirates Defeat Astros in Spring Finale

HOUSTON (AP) — Melky Cabrera and Kevin Newman both hit home runs as Pittsburgh defeated Houston, 5-1 in the spring finale Tuesday. Brandon Maurer started for the Pirates and struck out one in a perfect inning. JB Shuck also drove in a run for the Pirates as he singled to left in the ...

T.J. Miller Feeling Confident About Oak Glen Baseball Squad

NEW MANCHESTER — This time last year, Oak Glen baseball coach T.J. Miller wanted to see his team compete and improve. Those were the main goals. Last season, however, the Golden Bears had no seniors and many new faces. Because of these facts and nearly everybody coming back this year, ...

Oak Glen Softball Team Is Still Relatively Young

NEW MANCHESTER — Although the Oak Glen softball team only lost two seniors from last year’s squad, it is still relatively young with only four seniors this year and a large freshmen class joining. With that said, Coach Sherrie Garner is excited about the youth blending in with the ...