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Defending Champs Grab No. 1 Seed

March 16, 2016 The defending Class A state champion Magnolia Blue Eagles’ boys basketball team are the No. 1 seed at this week’s state tournament. They will open up play at 5:30 p.m. more »»

The Blue Eagles’ Secret Weapon: Coach K

March 16, 2016 The Duke Blue Devils may have their version of Coach K, but since 2002, the Magnolia Blue Eagles have theirs in 1994 graduate Tom “Coach K” Kacor. more »»

Boswell Nets School Record 54 Points

March 9, 2016 Magnolia senior Preston Boswell netted 54 points against Wheeling Central in the Region I, Section I championship game March 4 inside the John Marshall Field House, breaking Jim McCormick’s and John... more »»

Taking In My First WVU Men’s Game

March 9, 2016 It’s been an exciting week. I got to go see my first D-1 men’s basketball game. more »»

Blue Devils’ Late Rally Ends Lumberjacks’ Season

March 9, 2016 St. Marys fought back from a double-digit deficit late in the second half to knock off Valley, 70-61, in the Region I, Section II semi-finals March 2 inside the MHS HammerDome. The St. more »»

Winkler Signs With Muskingum

March 9, 2016 River Pilot Haylee Winkler is moving on up to throw the shot put at Muskingum College after graduation. She is the daughter of Kevin and Jo-Sprouse Winkler of Sardi. more »»

Magnolia Trio Named Players of Week

March 9, 2016 This week’s “Players Of The Week” hail from Magnolia High School. First up is Preston Boswell. He could have been the player of the week every week this season. more »»

Lumberjacks Duo Reach 1,000 Points

March 2, 2016 Trey Streets and Tucker Cain both reached career milestones in a 96-52 Valley victory against Hundred inside the Hornets’ Nest at Hundred High School on the Valley Boys’ Basketball Senior Night on... more »»

Family Comes First, Even for A Sportswriter

March 2, 2016 This week I got to witness some exciting basketball in the Ohio Valley from Brooke County to St. Marys. more »»

River Girls’ Season Comes to an End

March 2, 2016 River’s Jensen Caretti scored 13 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Pilots to get past the Hiland Hawks, 59-49, in the Eastern Ohio District IV Championship Feb. more »»

Magnolia’s Nice Finishes Third at State Tourney

March 2, 2016 Four Magnolia wrestlers headed to Huntington in a quest for a state championship, but all came away empty at the end. more »»

Magnolia Stifles St. Marys and Cameron

March 2, 2016 Magnolia’s Preston Boswell scored a combined 79 points in wins against St. Mary (61-49) and Cameron (70-52) last week. Against the WVSSAC 13th-ranked Blue Devils on Fe. more »»

Cee-Bees Rain On Hornets’ Parade, 71-58

February 24, 2016 Hundred shot 22 free throws in the opening half, but only managed eight in the second half, while Clay-Battelle shot three in the first half and 20 in the second half, and went on to win, 71-58, on... more »»

Giving A Helping Hand

February 24, 2016 In this week’s column, I want to acknowledge a few people for their hard work in helping our young people and make sporting events a lot more fun. more »»

Like Father, Like Son

February 24, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Saturday, Feb. 13, was a good day to be Dave Tallman. Whether you were Dave Tallman Sr. or Dave Tallman Jr., you came out a winner at Ohio University Easter. more »»

River Wins Sectional Co-Final Vs. Rosecrans

February 24, 2016 OLD WASHINGTON — There isn’t a junk defense River hasn’t seen this season. The Pilots have witnessed every wrinkle of those defenses, to. more »»

Magnolia Sends Four Wrestlers to State

February 24, 2016 Magnolia’s Caleb Nice (38-0) secured his spot in the West Virginia Class A/AA Wrestling Tournament this weekend by topping the top wrestlers in Region I in his 220 lb. more »»

Blue Eagles Repeat As OVAC Champs

February 17, 2016 Magnolia’s Preston Boswell opened the 2016 OVAC Class AAA title match-up with Fort Frye by making two straight steals and converting them both. more »»

Paden City Claims H.I.T. Tournament Title

February 17, 2016 Paden City used a 23-13 run in the final eight minutes to beat Meadowbridge, 59-50, in the Division II Home Town Invitational Tournament, Feb. 13 inside the RCB High School Gymnasium. more »»

Valley Falls Short Against Van, 57-56

February 17, 2016 The Van Bulldogs dropped in a basket at the buzzer to lift them to a 57-56 H.I.T. Division I Championship win over the Valley Lumberjacks, Friday, Feb. 12 at RCB High School. more »»



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