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Ohio rolls to sweep in OVAC All-Star match

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MORRISTOWN — The names change year-in and year-out, but the results continue to be the same when it pertains to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Volleyball match. Sunday afternoon inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School, Ohio dominated the 18th annual event by ...

Botched bootleg does in West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN — One ill-advised play led to one failed scoring opportunity, one injured quarterback and likely one lost season. West Virginia dropped a 28-14 decision to Texas at rain-soaked Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon. The outcome could have been much more Mountaineer friendly if ...

Ohio Valley Unsung Hero: Bonnell: a man for all seasons

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MARTINS FERRY — Ken Bonnell is known for his music acumen. But what some don’t know is that he has a bit of a sports background, too. For many, Bonnell is recognized for his work in music education. He spent 25 years teaching music and nearly two decades working with the McDonald’s ...

Wheeling Park’s Nash to wrestle at West Lib

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WHEELING — Growing up in Triadelphia, John Nash always knew what he wanted to do after high school. The Wheeling Park senior matman realized that dream Friday afternoon. Surrounded by family members and coaches, Nash signed his National Letter of Intent to attend West Liberty University ...

River drops heartbreaker

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ZANESVILLE — Ed Honabarger wasn’t going to overtime Friday night. With Skyler Durbin behind center, he didn’t have to. After Durbin scored on a 12-yard run with 1:02 left to bring Danville to within one, 28-27, in its Ohio Division VII, Region 27 championship game against River, it ...

Pilots hope to soar to final four

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ZANESVILLE — Legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi once said — “Everyone has a will to win, but very few have the will to prepare to win.” As the Ohio high school football playoffs reach the regional final round Friday night, eight teams in each of the state’s seven ...

IlliBuck Trophy is up for grabs on Saturday

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State will welcome struggling Illinois to Ohio Stadium on Saturday and it’s a good bet the Buckeyes won’t look at the Illini through the same lens they did Iowa two weeks ago. Despite its 2-8 record (0-7 in the Big Ten), the Buckeyes know they control their fate as far ...

Local players dominate all-district football

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CAMBRIDGE — The annual All-Eastern District Football Team, which is selected by a media panel from throughout the district, features numerous area players and coaches, including seven area natives who received special accolades. The immediate area took all three of the top honors in ...

Hoover a Huskie

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MARTINS FERRY — Be it football or wrestling, Dalton Hoover has been nothing short of sensational on the prep level. After three ultra-successful seasons in wrestling and four more on the gridiron at Martins Ferry, the two-sport powerhouse has been inundated with college scholarship ...

Smith says Central Ohio is her home

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COLUMBUS — For all Katie Smith has done, she’s still the same down-to-earth girl from Logan. But when she patrols the stands of Nationwide Arena, or Value City Arena, or St. John Arena, or Madison Square Garden, she’s a legend. It was evident this past Sunday, as she watched her ...

All Eastern District Football Team

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Division III First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Andrew Newsom, Dresden Tri-Valley, 5-10, 154, sr.; Baron May, New Philadelphia, 6-0, 175, so.; Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 210, jr. Running Backs: Kye Crowthers, New Philadelphia, 5-11, 170, sr.; Caine Martin, Zanesville, 5-8, 200, sr. ...

2017 All Eastern District Football Team

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2017 Eastern District Football All-Stars Division III First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Andrew Newsom, Dresden Tri-Valley, 5-10, 154, sr.; Baron May, New Philadelphia, 6-0, 175, so.; Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 210, jr. Running Backs: Kye Crowthers, New Philadelphia, 5-11, 170, sr.; Caine ...

Ohio Valley Unsung Hero: Flannery still a huge River supporter

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ATHENS — As an athlete and student, Joey Flannery was about as big of a supporter of River High School than anyone. As an alumnus, his feelings haven’t changed. Flannery made the short jaunt from the Ohio University campus— where he’s a sophomore — Friday night to brave the frigid ...

Marhefka enjoys special night as senior Bobcat

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ATHENS — Jerrid Marhefka considers himself extremely blessed. The 2013 St. Clairsville graduate realizes that what he experienced Wednesday evening at Peden Stadium on the campus of Ohio University doesn’t always happen. Actually, many never believed it would happen for ...

Stewart, Arnold captain all T-L CC team

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The cross country season featured plenty of impressive performances. Many of those were posted by area harriers and those efforts are reflected in the annual all Times Leader Team, which features competitors from The Times Leader’s coverage area. Shadyside’s Chase ...

Bellaire’s Arno to help coach Team Ohio

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BELLAIRE — Chris Arno is a teacher and coach by trade. However, as it pertains to cross country, the affable Bellaire High School head coach is an architect. Arno has helped build the Big Reds’ program into one of the Ohio Valley’s most consistent during his 22-year old coaching ...

Buckeye Trail’s Cutlip will run track at Cincy

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OLD WASHINGTON — Kylie Cutlip must be a fan of Charles Dickens. Because, as it pertains to her track career, she’s seen the ‘best of times and the worst of times.’ The Buckeye Trail senior has reached the top of the Ohio track and field mountain, but she’s also spent the bulk of ...

Tigers’ Weaver to play softball at West Liberty

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SHADYSIDE —Kaitlin Weaver won a state championship in softball during her freshman season at Shadyside. Although the Tigers haven’t made it back to Akron the last two seasons, Weaver has been a standout at the top of Jillian Ongley’s order. The left-handed leadoff hitter had various ...

St. C.’s Blomquist will play baseball at West Liberty

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Player development and capitalizing on potential are key ingredients to college athletic success. West Liberty’s baseball program has been exceptional at that over the years under Eric Burkle. It was that potential and a high ceiling that put St. Clairsville first ...