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St. C.’s Baire captains all T-L Girls Track

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Another girls’ track season came to a close two weeks ago in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship. It was a season of impressive marks — both on the track and in the field — for area athletes, many of whom are being recognized today. The annual all Times Leader Girls Track ...

Laase moves to new VBL team for ’18

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HARRISONBURG, Va. — George Laase is a baseball man through and through. The Buckeye Local High School graduate is entering his 11th season in the Valley Baseball League, but he has a new stadium and clubhouse to call home for the first time in 10 years. After a long and distinguished ...

Flannery guides Ohio to victory in BACF tilt

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ST. MARYS — The Ohio team of River head coach Mike Flannery put on a dominating performance here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium as the Buckeyes rolled past host West Virginia, 47-13, in the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. Buckeye MVP Tojzae Reams, ...

Welker’s memoirs earn national recognition

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WHEELING — Dr. Bill Welker has been honored with a second book award. Most recently, Welker learned that his sports-oriented memoirs, “The Sparrow’s Spirit: A Champion Wrestler’s Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance,” was selected as a Silver Medal finalist in the 12th ...

First set of inductees for Ferry Athletic HOF class revealed

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MARTINS FERRY — It’s year five for the Martins Ferry High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and the first six individuals in the 18-member Class of 2018 are being announced today. This group of former Purple Riders includes athletes who graduated more than 60 years ago — ranging from ...

Shadyside topples Barton

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CRESCENT — Nathan Butts pitched six scoreless innings, Hunter Westlake hit an early home run and Shadyside turned a trio of double plays — including one to end the game — in rolling past homestanding Barton, 6-2, Friday night in Ohio Valley Baseball League action on Henning Field. The ...

Cal hires Sancomb

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CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Danny Sancomb wasn’t out of work for long. Sancomb, who was fired by Wheeling Jesuit University as its head men’s basketball coach on May 7, was hired for the same position Friday by California University of Pennsylvania. An introductory news conference is slated for ...

Better broadband for Harrison County

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CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners are trying to broaden broadband services in the area. During a regular county commission meeting on Wednesday, Sheriff Ronald J. Myers asked that a letter requesting use of the Multi-Area Radio Communication System towers be used to better broadband ...

Black Bears make 2018 debut Friday at Mahoning Valley

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Kieran Mattison is ready to get to work. As the first-year skipper of the West Virginia Black Bears exited the team’s Monongalia County Ballpark clubhouse Wednesday for the squad’s annual Media Day, Mattison flashed a robust smile as he bragged about his ...

Storm halts Post 159 hit parade

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There were a pair of storms that rolled through Belmont County early Wednesday night. The first was produced by St. Clairsville Post 159 as it unleashed a 10-hit barrage against the visiting Tusky County Post 205 Panthers in scoring 12 runs at Memorial Park in just two ...

Barton blanks Maynard

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MAYNARD — Pitchers have long memories. Dillon Ketter is no exception. It had been more than two years since Ketter had hurled a complete game, but the 2016 St. Clairsville graduate vividly remembered it Tuesday night after going the route as Barton blanked Maynard, 3-0, in Ohio Valley ...

Packers promote Brinker

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Chad Brinker admits he has to sometimes keep himself in check. There are certain days when the 1998 Martins Ferry High School graduate has to dial himself in from getting caught up in the moment, which can be tough to do, especially when you consider for the past eight years as driven ...

St. C. volleyball duo headed to Italy

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sights, culture and volleyball. Those are just a few of the perks that lie ahead for St. Clairsville juniors Sydney Porter and Paige Sefsick when they both make their first trip abroad to take part in Goodwill Ambassador Volleyball Tour in Italy from June 20 until ...

All TL Softball: Powell, Weaver named captains

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Another high school softball season is in the scorebooks. For a few teams, and individuals, it was a banner year. Bridgeport won its first-ever Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship when it captured the Class 2A title tilt over Toronto. Barnesville recorded 20 victories while ...

Shadyside grad lands UMass grid position

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SHADYSIDE - Tom Keane harbors hopes of being a head football coach. Those aspirations were greatly bolstered recently for the former Shadyside High grid standout when he landed an assistant’s position with the University of Massachusetts. He will serve as special teams and quality control ...

Joseph back leading the Shadyside CC program

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SHADYSIDE — The cross country program at Shadyside has been one of the school’s most stable programs. So when it needed a head coach after Jenna Coyne tendered her resignation following several highly successful campaigns, Athletics Director John Triveri decided to turn to one of the ...

ESPN anchor always excited to be back in the Ohio Valley

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WINTERSVILLE — John Buccigross’ path to the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame wasn’t like most of the inductees. Buccigross, who graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central in 1984, wasn’t born in the Ohio Valley. He re-located to the area with his family, but you’d never ...

Archer hired as Shadyside volleyball coach

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SHADYSIDE — Cindi Archer’s coaching resume isn’t vast. But, her familiariaty with the Shadyside volleyball program — and its players — should certainly help ease the transition for what she calls a “big step.” Archer was hired during a board of education meeting last week as ...

Wheeling Rec. Shootout features impressive field

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WHEELING — The official start of basketball season is still some five months away. However, teams are already preparaing for the 2018-19 campaign and that kicks into full swing this weekend when 32 teams converge on Wheeling for the 29th annual Wheeling Recreation Boys Shootout, which ...