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Wheeling Central’s Cupp fires two-hitter at Bellaire

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WHEELING — Bo McConnaughy has seen a lot of baseball. But what he’s seeing this spring out of his alma mater is, to him, something special. George Cupp fired a complete-game two-hitter and Adam Murray belted two hits and knocked in a run as Wheeling Central moved to 7-0 on Tuesday ...

Howlett tabbed as West Liberty men’s basketball coach

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WEST LIBERTY — When Jim Crutchfield resigned last week, it sent the West Liberty men’s basketball team into a tailspin. Despite not knowing what his own future would be, Ben Howlett dove right into the storm like he always does. The fact Howlett was more worried about the program than any ...

Prep Roundup: St. Clairsville defeats Philo, 12-9

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DUNCAN FALLS — St. Clairsville rallied from four runs down with a 10-spot in the top of the sixth and went on to prevail, 12-9, over Philo on Tuesday evening in a prep baseball game that was called after six due to darkness. The now 2-0 Red Devils received offensive output from a bevy of ...

Bellaire edges Ferry for second victory

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MARTINS FERRY — Baseball is a game of opportunities. Bellaire took advantage of its Monday night, while Martins Ferry didn’t. The end result: a 2-1 victory for the Big Reds (2-1) over the debuting hosts high atop the Purple City. “This was one of those games where someone was going to ...

Shadyside blanks Bridgeport in baseball

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BROOKSIDE — Shadyside coach B.A. Holloway says he has trust in Anthony Coggins. The Tigers’ righthander showed why Monday afternoon at Niekro Diamond. Coggins twirled a nifty three-hitter in propelling the Tigers to a 5-0 win over debuting Bridgeport before a nice-sized turnout. He struck ...

St. Clairsville cruises past UL, 9-1, in baseball

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The fans at Memorial Park Monday afternoon had to pay especially close attention when the St. Clairsville starting lineup was announced. After all, the Red Devils were breaking in a new opening-day starter in eight of the nine positions. With that, veteran head coach ...

Smith, homers spark St. C. by Union Local in softball

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — First-year St. Clairsville head softball coach Ron Hummel got his first real in-game glimpse of Amaya Smith on Monday as the Red Devils opened the season vs. Union Local at the Market Street Fields. What Hummel saw was the Smith that Red Devil fans have come to know the ...

Wheeling Central unloads on Linsly, 9-0

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WHEELING — Being a first-year coach, Bo McConnaughy entered this season at his alma mater cautiously optimistic. It might be time for some full-blown large expectations at Wheeling Central. Freshman Adam Murray relieved injured starter Tyler Riedel with two on and nobody out in the bottom ...

Prep Roundup: Harrison Central gets victory over Buckeye Local

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CADIZ — the Harrison Central Huskies scored early and often en route to a 13-0 victory against Buckeye Local on Monday afternoon. The Huskies, who had their season-opening doubleheader on Saturday called off due to a serious injury sustained by a Steubenville Central player, jumped on the ...

Bellaire, Shadyside split

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BELLAIRE — Both Bellaire head coach John Patrone and Shadyside head coach B.A. Holloway left their season-opening doubleheader feeling pretty good, but not great. That’s the feeling most baseball coaches experience after a Sautrday afternoon split. The Big Reds rolled in the opener, ...

Shadyside, Caldwell split DH in softball

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside used some late-game magic in winning the first game of a season-opening softball doubleheader, 3-2, with visiting Caldwell Saturday afternoon, but it couldn’t do the same in dropping the nightcap, 8-5, in eight innings at the Mead Township Park District diamond. The ...

St. John takes two from Paden City

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BELLAIRE — Jerry Magistro boldly challenged his team Saturday afternoon, and it responded. Magistro, St. John’s ultra-successful softball coach, gathered his squad in the dugout after Paden City plated two fifth-inning runs and pleaded with it to get things in gear in all phases. What ...

Dowler captains all-TL girls hoop team

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Prep basketball wrapped up a few weeks ago, but the memories of the season that was still resonate. Individual milestones were reached and team success was there, too. Today, The Times Leader sports staff helps put the bow on the 2016-17 campaign with its annual all ...

Three more inductees announced for OVAC Hall

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WHEELING, WV - A tireless behind-the scenes worker who literally has helped make things “run” smoothly for decades; an area businessman who’s been the driving force in “striking up the band” and a member of the media who has chronicled the achievements of countless athletes and ...

St. ClairsvilleWestlake shining in equestrian at Otterbein

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College athletics aren’t always big time. In fact, most of the young men and women who toil on the intercollegiate stage do so under the radar and away from the glare of the media spotlight. They work day and night, performing a delicate balancing act with academics and athletics, hoping ...

Steelers coming to Union Local to play basketball

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MORRISTOWN — While basketball season has all but wound down in the area, there are still a few games left to be played. One will benefit students of the Union Local School District. ‘‘The Hangar’’ inside Union Local High School will be the site Friday, April 8 for a hoops battle ...

Welsh enjoying ride as Columbus anthem singer

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As one of the National Hockey League’s youngest teams, the Columbus Blue Jackets don’t boast a resume filled with accomplishments like the league’s ‘Original Six.’ The team doesn’t have rafters filled with Stanley Cup banners like Montreal, doesn’t have a bevy of retired numbers ...

Edwards, Isaly, Yoho recognized on Division III all-Ohio team

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COLUMBUS — Two players and a coach received recognition on the Division III all-Ohio team that was announced Tuesday afternoon. River junior Lukas Isaly was named to the first-team unit, while Bellaire’s Chase Yoho was accorded second-team accolades. First-year Martins Ferry head ...