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Kowalski has worn plenty of hats at Harrison

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CADIZ — Fans of visiting teams attending varsity boys’ basketball games inside the John W. Stephenson are likely quite familiar with Mark Kowalski. Normally clad in a blue sweater with a long, white towel draped over one of his shoulders, Kowalski, to the casual observer, looks like your ...

Bridgeport resident Gordie Longshaw will serve as a Pirates manager for a day during a game next month in Bradenton.

Longshaw to serve as Bucs’ skipper for a day

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Gordie Longshaw has been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for as long as he can remember. One of his best friends is Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski. He’s attended countless numbers of games — not only in Pittsburgh — and has taken part in seven fantasy camps. He even has his own ...

Second annual OV football clinic on tap March 21

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WHEELING -- The winter sports season is winding down. The calendar will be flipping to March this week. And with that, football season is drawing ever closer. The first event to kick off another football season will be the second annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic. It will be held Tuesday, ...

Two from the 60s set to be inducted into OVAC Hall of Fame

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BELLAIRE -- Two multi-sport prep athletes who also excelled in college will be enshrined at the 14th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 19. The ceremoney will be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Selected from the 1960’s Decade are Roger ...

Shadyside rolls to team title in Division III sectional wrestling

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BARNESVILLE - A great season for the Shadyside High School wrestling team got even greater Saturday afternoon as the Tigers claimed an Ohio Division III sectional wrestling championship inside Barnesville High School behind four individual champions. All told, 40 area grapplers will be making ...

Shadyside Relays does its part for track programs

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SHADYSIDE — Many things have changed in the world of prep sports in the last 40-plus years. One constant, however, has been the Shadyside Relays. Dubbed as Ohio’s Finest, the meet will celebrate its 47th birthday on April 15 at Fleming Field. While the relays will once again serve as ...

Toronto holds off River comeback

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TORONTO — Toronto withstood the River charge. The Toronto boys’ basketball team opened up a 14-point advantage in the third quarter only to see River battle back and tie the score in the fourth quarter. Unfazed, the Red Knights quickly responded and rebuilt its lead before coming away ...

Shadyside rolls to team title in Division III sectional wrestling

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BARNESVILLE - A great season for the Shadyside High School wrestling team got even greater Saturday afternoon as the Tigers claimed an Ohio Division III sectional wrestling championship inside Barnesville High School behind four individual champions. All told, 40 area grapplers will be making ...

Big Red rolls; St. Clairsville next

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STEUBENVILLE — Mike Haney knows things are going to get tougher for his Big Red as it moves further along the Division II tournament trail. ‘‘This is the time of year when you win and move on or you lose and go home,’’ Haney said after watching his top-seeded Big Red whip Claymont ...

Area prep bowlers see seasons end at district

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CHILLICOTHE — Area high school bowlers saw their seasons come to a close Friday at the Ohio East/Southeast District Tournament inside Shawnee Lanes. Minerva and Claymont advanced to next week’s state tournament in Columbus on the girls’ side, while Hillsboro and Claymont qualified as ...

Longshaw to serve as Bucs’ skipper for a day

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Gordie Longshaw has been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for as long as he can remember. One of his best friends is Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski. He’s attended countless numbers of games — not only in Pittsburgh — and has taken part in seven fantasy camps. He even has his own ...

Park’s Loew reaches 195 final; Patriots in fourth

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Austin Loew had a goal in mind when the 2016-17 wrestling season began. The Wheeling Park senior has come out of nowhere to advance to the finals of the 195-pound weight class. Friday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Loew earned a spot in the championship match ...

Second annual OV football clinic on tap March 21

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WHEELING -- The winter sports season is winding down. The calendar will be flipping to March this week. And with that, football season is drawing ever closer. The first event to kick off another football season will be the second annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic. It will be held Tuesday, ...

Weir’s Rea reaches final

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Weir’s Caleb Rea has been on a mission all season. The junior took one step closer to that goal Friday night during the 70th annual W.Va. Class A/AA state tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. After finishing third the two previous seasons, Rea wasted little ...

OVAC Hall of Fame Growing

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BELLAIRE -- Two multi-sport prep athletes who also excelled in college will be enshrined at the 14th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 19. The ceremoney will be held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Selected from the 1960’s Decade are Roger ...

Shadyside Relays does its part for track programs

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SHADYSIDE — Many things have changed in the world of prep sports in the last 40-plus years. One constant, however, has been the Shadyside Relays. Dubbed as Ohio’s Finest, the meet will celebrate its 47th birthday on April 15 at Fleming Field. While the relays will once again serve as ...

River pulls away from Beallsville

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HANNIBAL — After stumbling out of the gate against Beallsville on Thursday night, River turned to its leading scorer to get back on track. ‘‘They outhustled us,’’ Pilots head coach Rick Isaly said, describing the opening moments of his team’s Ohio Division IV girls’ basketball ...

Shadyside can’t overcome slow start at Fort Frye

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BEVERLY — It didn’t take Shadyside head coach Serge Gentile long to figure out where things went south for his team Thursday evening. One quick glance at the stat sheet was all it took for two key things to jump out. The first was the fact that his Lady Tigers allowed 32 first-half ...

Bridgeport comes up short at Steubenville Central

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STEUBENVILLE – The postseason drought has come to a close for the Steubenville Catholic Central girls’ basketball. Catholic Central, the No. 6 seed, erased a six-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation before outscoring No. 12 seed Bridgeport, 11-8, in overtime to pull out a ...