Baseball programs receive donations


By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP



A $5,000 donation was made recently to the Middleport Youth League by the family of the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Melissa and Paul Wolfe, Briar’s parents; Dave Boyd, league president; Jackie Fox, league vice president; and Alyssa Smith, Briar’s girlfriend.

A $5,000 donation was made recently to the Middleport Youth League by the family of the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Melissa and Paul Wolfe, Briar’s parents; Dave Boyd, league president; Jackie Fox, league vice president; and Alyssa Smith, Briar’s girlfriend.


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The Meigs High School Baseball program recently received a $5,000 donation in memory of a former player, the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Assistant Coach Matt Finlaw; Assistant Coach Steve Wood; Head Coach Pat Martin; Briar’s parents, Paul and Melissa Wolfe; Briar’s girlfriend, Alyssa Smith; and Assistant Coach Eddie Fife.


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POMEROY — Two Meigs County baseball programs received financial boosts recently following donations in memory of a Pomeroy man.

The Meigs High School Baseball Team and the Middleport Youth League each received $5,000 in memory of Jacob “Briar” Wolfe.

Wolfe, 19, was a 2020 graduate of Meigs High School, where he played baseball. He died July 25, 2021, as the result of a car accident. Wolfe was attending Hocking College in Nelsonville, worked at Twin Oaks gas station, and served as an umpire for Little League games in Meigs County.

Making the presentations were Briar’s parents, Paul and Melissa Wolfe, and his girlfriend, Alyssa Smith.

“Briar spent his last day on this Earth, on a 90-degree day, playing at the Middleport Ball Fields,” said Melissa. “He truly loved baseball, so we hope to keep his passion alive.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of the Middleport Youth League were President Dave Boyd and Vice President Jackie Fox. Meigs High School Baseball Team officials accepting the donation were Head Coach Pat Martin, and assistant coaches Matt Finlaw, Steve Wood, and Eddie Fife.

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A $5,000 donation was made recently to the Middleport Youth League by the family of the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Melissa and Paul Wolfe, Briar’s parents; Dave Boyd, league president; Jackie Fox, league vice president; and Alyssa Smith, Briar’s girlfriend.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2022/04/web1_baseball-1.jpgA $5,000 donation was made recently to the Middleport Youth League by the family of the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Melissa and Paul Wolfe, Briar’s parents; Dave Boyd, league president; Jackie Fox, league vice president; and Alyssa Smith, Briar’s girlfriend. Courtesy photos

The Meigs High School Baseball program recently received a $5,000 donation in memory of a former player, the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Assistant Coach Matt Finlaw; Assistant Coach Steve Wood; Head Coach Pat Martin; Briar’s parents, Paul and Melissa Wolfe; Briar’s girlfriend, Alyssa Smith; and Assistant Coach Eddie Fife.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2022/04/web1_baseball-2.jpgThe Meigs High School Baseball program recently received a $5,000 donation in memory of a former player, the late Jacob “Briar” Wolfe. Pictured, from left, are Assistant Coach Matt Finlaw; Assistant Coach Steve Wood; Head Coach Pat Martin; Briar’s parents, Paul and Melissa Wolfe; Briar’s girlfriend, Alyssa Smith; and Assistant Coach Eddie Fife. Courtesy photos

By Mindy Kearns

Special to OVP

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]