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Ohio State still with ‘a lot to clean up’ entering Lincoln

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COLUMBUS - Ohio State fans entered “The Shoe” on Saturday in a good mood. Soon, though, their patience was tested. Most had already heard that Michigan was getting creamed in Madison by Wisconsin. That set the table, they hoped, for a resounding Ohio State victory against in-state foe ...

‘The Terror’ wins in return to the boxing ring

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MOUNDSVILLE — Travis “The Terror” Clark’s return to the ring after a year off was a successful Saturday night inside the jam-packed former West Virginia State Penitentiary. Clark (14-2) earned a 6-round unanimous decision over Thad Berkhousen (5-7-1) in the main event of Revolution ...

St. Clairsville pulls away from Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Coming into Friday night’s game against Martins Ferry at the Dave Bruney Football Complex, St. Clairsville hadn’t faced a lot of adversity thus far. That changed rather quickly when the Purple Riders put up 20 unanswered points in 12-minute stretch of the first half to ...

Harrison blasts Union Local for first win

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CADIZ — Anthony Hayes’ philosophy for his Harrison Central football team this season has been to try to get as many players involved, especially offensively. Friday night, two stood out above the rest. Kobe Mitchell threw four touchdown passes, including three in the second quarter to ...

JM’s Zervos earns National Mat HoF honor

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MOUNDSVILLE — Ted Zervos learned from some of the best wrestling coaches around when he was growing up in Marshall County. Now the former John Marshall state champion will join those mentors. Zervos, who retired following the 2019 high school wrestling season after 32 years, will be ...

Shadyside falls at Wheeling CC

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WHEELING — There is a reason Wheeling Central and Shadyside are two of the premier small school powers in the Ohio Valley. When the two teams take the field, magic usually happens. And it did again Friday night on the campus of Wheeling University. In what may turn out to be the Game of the ...

Hickman does it all for Beallsville High School

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BEALLSVILLE — Growing up, Casey Tolzda remembers bus rides with his dad, Scooter, and the rest of the Beallsville boys’ basketball team. As a ballboy for the Blue Devils, the younger Tolzda saw some great basketball, but he also developed a relationship with another special young man ...

Bellaire cruises past JM, 35-7

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MOUNDSVILLE - With senior standout Cole Porter and the rushing attack bogged down in the first half, Bellaire turned to quarterback Bobby Roth to hit some big plays in the passing game against a good John Marshall defense. The senior signal-caller did his part, setting up two touchdowns with ...

Area golfers set to begin postseason

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The path to an Ohio State Golf Championship is officialy laid out for area players. The postseason for golf opens Monday with Division II teams taking part in the sectional, while Division III tees it up on Tuesday and the female players open their quest on Wednesday. In Division II, ...

Indian Creek unloads on Buckeye

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By Donnie Yeager Jr. For The Times Leader WINTERSVILLE - Sometimes the events unfolding on the football field can be overshadowed greatly by what is going on off of it. The Indian Creek Redskins found out shortly before kickoff Friday evening that assistant coach Mike Voltz, who had fallen ...

River has little trouble in win at Magnolia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — If there was any doubt in River coach Mike Flannery’s mind of what the strength of his team would be this year, it was put to rest on Friday night. The Pilots ran for 282 yards and four scores on 38 carries as they rolled past Magnolia 34-14 at Bill Stewart Memorial ...

Barnesville falls at Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE - Week 4’s “Battle of the Unbeaten” lived up to expectations, but a couple of key components - poor tackling and too many penalties - were the downfall of the visiting Barnesville Shamrocks who fell victim to the Shenandoah Zeps by a 35-21 score before a large, enthusiastic ...

Bridgeport upended at Paden City

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PADEN CITY — In a game that had more than 1,000 yards of total offense, it was a key special teams play midway through the fourth quarter that sparked Paden City to its first win of the Zach Heasley era, a thrill-packed 55-49 squeaker over visiting Bridgeport on the Berger Field ...

Beallsville, Monroe fall on the road

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TORONTO — The Toronto football dominated its Friday night game from beginning to end, defeating Beallsville 49-0. The Red Knights (3-1) began with 29 first-quarter points.Garrett Dozier began the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown run. Shane Keenan later hauled in a 7-yard TD pass from ...

Prep Football Boxscores

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St. Clairsville 41, Martins Ferry 26 St. Clairsville 7 14 7 13 — 41 Martins Ferry 14 6 6 0 — 26 StC — Vike 42 pass from Tonkovich (Bolyard kick). MF — Ca. Olson 4 run (Co. Olson kick). MF — Hores 57 pass from Probst (Co. Olson kick). MF — Hanson ...

Barnesville cruises to OVGL title

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WHEELING — The focus of area prep golfers is about to change. The regular season wrapped up Thursday at the sun-drenched Crispin Course at Oglebay Park with the Ohio Valley Golf League Championship tournament. As it has for much of the season, Barnesville reigned supreme over the ...

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Wooding, Bell making climb up leaderboards

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While many area players are making an impact at the collegiate level across a myriad of sports, two are continuing to climb up their programs’ respective all-time leaderboards. Linsly graduate Von Wooding and Wheeling Park product Elijah Bell have been making their presences felt at ...

Jets sweep Red Devils

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Union Local’s visit to John Jenkins Court on Thursday evening was full of challenges. But, just as they had before 14 other times this season, the Jets found a way to fly away with the ‘W.’ Casey Kildow registered 25 assists, 14 digs and 10 kills as UL improved to ...

Urbana pulls away from Wheeling in MEC action

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WHEELING — Wheeling coach Zac Bruney knows that his team is right on the brink of securing the school’s first victory. The Cardinals, put together another hard-fought battle against a talented Urbana team Thursday night at Bishop Schmitt Field. The Blue Knights, though, were able to control ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Barnesville tops Bridgeport

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BARNESVILLE — Rylee Stephens had 16 kills and Madison Detling recorded 12 assists Thursday night as Barnesvillle celebrated Senior Night with a 25-11, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21 victory against Bridgeport in prep volleyball action. Keirsten Adams added 25 assists for the Shamrocks, while ...