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St. Clairsville to play for 4A softball title

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WHEELING — Veteran players always seem to come up huge in big games. Such was the case Tuesday night during an OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 4A softball tournament semifinal. With No. 2 seed St. Clairsville already leading third-seeded Harrison Central 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, third ...

Ferry can’t solve OG’s McVay in OVAC softball semifinals

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WHEELING — Maddie McKay struck out 17 as Oak Glen advanced to the OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 4A softball championship game with a 4-1 come-from-behind semifinal triumph over Martins Ferry Tuesday under the lights on Lisa’s Field at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Youth Sports Complex. McKay, just a ...

Fourth-seeded Magnolia upsets Linsly in Class 3A

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WHEELING — Before her fourth-seeded Magnolia team took the field against top-seeded Linsly in an OVAC softball semifinal Tuesday night, Blue Eagles’ coach Angela Johnson told her team that the seeds meant nothing and that her girls should just, “go out and do their thing and get the job ...

St. Clairsville sweeps Buckeye 8 track titles

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MARTINS FERRY — At the rate St. Clairsville is racking up Buckeye 8 Athletic League championships, it won’t be long until the Red Devils need a new banner inside their gymnasium. The boys and girls track teams did their part, becoming the seventh and eighth St. C. teams to notch a title ...

Steubenville CC hires Agresta as football coach

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STEUBENVILLE — After sifting through a stack of resumes and conducting numerous interviews, Catholic Central has selected a new football coach. Vince Oliver, the school’s athletic director, announced Tuesday that Anthony A. Agresta, an Ohio native, was chosen by a hiring committee of ...

Bridgeport earns repeat chance in 2A with 6-2 victory

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ELM GROVE — Brooklynn Ruble likes pitching in the OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 2A Softball Tournament. The fireballing senior struck out 16 — including the final seven batters she faced Monday night — as No. 2-seeded Bridgeport defeated third-seeded Toronto, 6-3, in a semifinal contest under ...

Shadyside comes up short to Clay-Battelle

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ELM GROVE — For the first time in school history, Clay-Battelle will play for an OVAC Class 2A Softball championship. The top-seeded Cee-Bees (18-1) won for the 12th straight time Monday afternoon with a 5-4 triumph over No. 4 Shadyside in 8 innings in semifinal action on Lisa’s Field at ...

St. John ousted by Madonna in 1A

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ELM GROVE — Maddie Daugherty threw a five-hitter and Madonna took advantage of a plethora of St. John miscues in the field Monday afternoon in besting the Irish 7-1 in a 1A semifinal of the Tom Bechtel OVAC Softball Championships. The four-time defending champion Blue Dons will return to ...

Shadyside denied in 2A baseball

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SHADYSIDE — The old adage of it’s hard to beat a team three times rang true for Shadyside’s top-seeded Tigers in Monday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal contest with Catholic Central. The fourth-seeded Crusaders rode a gutsy pitching performance from senior Matt Bell, some timely hitting and ...

Petho’s gem lifts Linsly by Fort Frye

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WHEELING — It all comes down to timely hits when a pitching dual takes place. Fortunately for Linsly, it was able to come up with a few early on. Linsly scored three runs in the first three innings while Eli Petho fired a two-hitter in a 4-1 victory over Fort Frye on Monday in a OVAC 3A ...

Barnesville baseball now 15-0; Shamrocks topple UL in softball

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BARNESVILLE — Riley Tubaugh threw a two-hitter Monday, striking out 11 and walking two as Barnesville improved to 15-0 with an 8-1 prep baseball victory against Bridgeport at Memorial Park. The following players all contributed two singles and an RBI for Barnesville — Aaron Marovich, ...

Toronto outlasts Central in 2A baseball semis

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WHEELING — A comeback, suspense and a thrilling finish — Monday’s OVAC 2A semifinal delivered all three. After Wheeling Central (12-6) rallied from 4-0 down to take the lead, Toronto tied the game in the seventh and won it in the ninth, 7-5 at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...

OVAC Track and Field Leaders

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Girls 100M Kelley (Steub), 12.48 Lanham (U), 12.91 Vandeborne (SCC), 12.94 Snedeker (WP), 12.97 Baire (StC), 13.01 200M Kelley (Steub), 25.83 Snedeker (WP), 26.50 K. Wayt (Whg CC), 26.71 Poole (WP), 26.72 Washington (Morg), 26.95 400M Nunn (PS), 58.93 Hatcher (Morg), ...

Barnesville tops UL in OVAC 3A semifinal

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BARNESVILLE — The third and fourth innings of Saturday evening’s OVAC Class 3A baseball semifinal presented both Barnesville and Union Local with an opportunity to get the upper hand on snapping what was a 1-1 deadlock. In the two innings combined, the Shamrocks put six runners on ...

McKivitz earns prestigious WVU accolades

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MORGANTOWN — Colton McKivitz is one of the most veteran players on the West Virginia football roster. The fifth-year senior has already made 35 career starts along the Mountaineers offensive line. Despite that type of on-field experience, McKivitz said spring football, which concluded ...

Donahue grad thriving as OVC commissioner

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WHEELING - It’s a long journey from Benwood to Nashville via New York. But it is one that Travis Tellitocci has navigated quite successfully. The Bishop Donahue High grad continued his academic career at Marist University. After picking up his college diploma in 2004 from the Poughkeepsie, ...