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Connor names Ohio secondary

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WINTERSVILLE — Ohio head coach Andrew Connor completed the breakdown of his rosters for Saturday’s OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game with the announcement of his intended defensive backs and kicker. Connor, who is the head coach at Indian Creek, will formally meet all of his players today ...

Gray has ‘Golden’ moment

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There are athletes that go their entire careers without attaining a lifetime goal or dream. Carter Gray isn’t one of them. He has already accomplished his, and he’s only 7 years old. The St. Clairsville resident received his ‘Golden Ticket’ by qualifying for the ...

Wheeling Central lacross standout Karnell honored

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WHEELING — A season to remember. It was certainly that for Caleb Karnell. Karnell is a lacrosse player at Wheeling Central...and a very gifted one. He just completed his sophomore campaign, one in which he helped carry the Maroon Knights to the West Virginia Lacrosse Association state ...

Prep for Debbie Green races heating up

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WHEELING — Ron Green finds himself working the phones a lot more these days. As director of the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia, Green has been touch with runners and walkers near and far as race days — Aug. 2 and 3 — approaches. But while the event, in its 22nd year, ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Vargo jumps in to make a difference

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MARTINS FERRY — Nerves can sometimes get the best of us. Like that first time riding a roller coaster, flying on an airplane or asking someone out on a date. There are many occasions where mustering up the courage to do something can twist our stomachs up in knots and cause angst the likes ...

Edison to offer OHSAA officiating courses to students

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RICHMOND — JoAnn Stagani has sat in on plenty of OVAC and OHSAA meetings, consistently hearing about the dire need for officials in all of high school sports. The Edison Director of Athletics is preparing to help do her part to increase the number of officials. After consistently ...

Off The Tee: BHCC Member-Guest champions crowned

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As it pertains to the Belmont Hills Country Club Member-Guest Tournament, Steve Mercer and Ryan Tomolonis have been on the doorstep of the coveted green jacket many times. Actually, the duo, which has been playing together for 12 years in the event, had claimed its flight championship in ...

Ferry’s Dobson picks Muskingum baseball

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MARTINS FERRY - Drake Dobson had two big decisions to make when it came to college. In addition to what school of higher learning he would attend, the recent Martins Ferry High graduate had to select what sport he would participate in. Dobson starred in three sports for the Purple Riders. ...

St. C.’s Baire to run track at Wheeling University

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Emily Baire was a highly motivated competitor in track and field for St. Clairsville the last four years. As she prepares to enroll at the newly named Wheeling University to continue both her academic and athletic careers, her motivation has reached new ...

State champion LaRoche opts for Ashland

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BELLAIRE — He scripted a prep track & field career of epic proportions. Cole LaRoche now has his sights set on continuing his amazing success at the next level. The Bellaire High shot-putting great sifted through a bevy of collegiate offers before casting his lot with D-II power ...

St. Clairsville routs Post 29

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CAMBRIDGE — Shaking off a late-season slump, St. Clairsville made a statement Friday night during the opening round of the American Legion Region 8 Tournament. Post 159 scored in all four innings en route to a convincing, 12-0, rout of Zanesville Post 29 in a game stopped after ...

Barnesville stumbles in tourney opener

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CAMBRIDGE — The American Legion baseball season is a long summer grind. Barnesville Post 168 is finding that out the hard way. With a roster of 16 players to start the season, only nine showed up Friday for the squad’s opening game of the double-elimination Region 8 Tournament versus ...

West Virginia’s Eddy rounds out OVAC roster

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WHEELING — It’s go-time for the West Virginia all-stars. Coach Mike Eddy — formerly of Parkersburg South — completed his roster for the game, which will be played one week from tonight at Wheeling Island Stadium with the announcement of linebackers, defensive backs and his ...

Added day should benefit Pony World Series in Washington, Pa.

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — If last year was any indication, having an extra day at the Pony League World Series can’t be a bad thing. For the first time in the series’ history, games were shortened to five innings after multiple thunderstorms hammered the area. “You can’t let things that you ...

OSU’s Dobbins, Young recognized

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CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for ...

Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

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CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss ...

Connor excited about group of Ohio all-star LBs

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WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaching staff didn’t just look for playmakers on the offensive side of the ball when they selected their roster for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. The veteran Indian Creek head coach, who will lead the Buckeye State against ...

Mountaineers state their case at Big 12 Media Days

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Longhorns are back just yet. “We weren’t here to ...

Pirates score pair late to down Cards

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colin Moran wanted to hit the ball hard, and in the air, with two on in the ninth inning of a tied game. He didn’t, but it turned out well anyway. Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory ...

Barton closes out Maynard, 8-5

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MAYNARD — Good baseball teams find ways to win big games. After spotting homestanding Maynard a 3-0 lead in Game 2 of its Ohio Valley Baseball League playoff semifinal, top-seeded Barton (15-5) never panicked and tallied five runs in the top of the fifth en route to an 8-5 victory before a ...