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Vargo: A year-long success story

March 8, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Robert Vargo had a grand night Friday night. In fact, it has been a grand 12 months for Martins Ferry’s “Big Red. more »»

Busick making most of second chance

March 8, 2014 WHEELING — Making the most of a bad situation. I’ve known Branko Busick for quite some time. My two sons grew up with him in Weirton and they wrestled together in pee wee. more »»

Clark excited to return to the Valley

March 6, 2014 Travis “The Terror” Clark is a busy man these days. more »»

Lazasz was ‘old school’ as a coach

March 3, 2014 Today, if a coach stays at their trade for more than three years, they are considered veterans in their field. Milestones are measured by months and seasons and not careers. more »»

Ohio Valley schools seek more state mat success

February 26, 2014 The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has always had a strong tradition at the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling tournament. more »»

Eaton’s mark on swimming will be felt for years

February 22, 2014 CANTON — I consider myself very fortunate. I have a job that allows me to chronicle the accomplishments of athletes and teams in the area that I grew up. more »»

Young Beilein following dad’s lead

February 22, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — Patrick Beilein was a busy man Thursday night at West Liberty University’s ASRC. And that was an hour before his West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team tangled with No. more »»

Outlook for OVBL still strong in ’14

February 16, 2014 If last week’s organizational meeting of the Ohio Valley Baseball League is any indication of what is in store for this summer, fans should be treated to another outstanding season. more »»

Dealing with adversity is defining time for Bulldogs

February 10, 2014 How a team deals with adversity usually goes a long way in defining just what kind of team it i. more »»

Coaching flame still burns bright for Marmie

February 9, 2014 For Larry Marmie coaching football is an addiction. The Barnesville native, who turned 71 in October, has spent basically his entire adult life coaching the game he loves. more »»

Omaha! Oma.....oh-MAMA!

February 9, 2014 While he didn’t actually say that, you could just tell by the mortified look on He-who-must-not-be-named’s face when, on Denver’s very first offensive play of the Super Bowl, the center wildly... more »»

TL Super Bowl Poll: Broncos, Manning set to hoist trophy

February 2, 2014 Expect the city of Denver to be celebrating into the wee hours of Monday morning. more »»

NFL Championships: It’s time to put on your ‘big girl’ pants

January 25, 2014 Note to self: If you wish to watch the NFL championship games, it’s probably a good idea not to tackle a home renovation project like, say, remodeling a bathroom. more »»

Niekro elated to have some company in Cooperstown

January 19, 2014 On a sultry, summer Sunday in 1997, Blaine’s own Phil Niekro stepped to a podium in Cooperstown, N.Y. and accepted baseball’s highest honor — enshrinement to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. more »»

OVAC Mat Tourney special for multiple reasons

January 18, 2014 WHEELING — There aren’t many events that the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference puts on that aren’t done in a first-class manner. more »»

Championship weekend has to be better than the divisional round ... right?

January 16, 2014 Omaha! Omaha!” No, he wasn’t ordering steaks. And no, he wasn’t telling the whole world his next vacation destination. more »»

Smooth sailing thus far for 61st Ron Mauck OVAC Tourney

January 14, 2014 Dan Doyle couldn’t believe what he wasn’t hearing. more »»

OVAC pennant chases heating up this week

January 12, 2014 As it pertains to the winter sports season, we’re about to enter the most wonderful time of the year. more »»

Wild card weekend: I will never go shopping again

January 8, 2014 My wish was the NFL’s command, as the interesting wild card games I hoped for came to fruition. more »»

CRC living up to its expecations

January 7, 2014 Unfortunately, the seventh annual Cancer Research Classic has come and gon. more »»



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