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Bulldog duo set records

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BRIDGEPORT — Gary Krol will always remember his first victory as head football coach at Bridgeport High School. It came last Friday in a 52-0 win at Paden City. However, it’s the way the game unfolded that will forever be etched in Krol’s memory bank, along with a lot of Bulldogs ...

Prep Roundup: Huskies top Rocks in five

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CADIZ — Sarah Fink had 34 digs and 11 kills Tuesday night to help Harrison Central top Barnesville in prep volleyball action, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11, inside the John W. Stephenson Center. Lyndsey Hennis added 14 digs and 10 kills for the Huskies, while Shelbie Mitchell tacked on ...

Scorecards needed to decide Niekro Classic

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Eighteen holes weren’t enough to decide the Niekro Golf Classic late Saturday afternoon as both divisions — Bridgeport-only and Open — had to go to scorecards to determine the winners of the 19th annual event at Belmont Hills Country Club. In the Bridgeport-only ...

Niekro Classic finally tees off

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The 19th annual Niekro Classic Golf Tournament, which benefits Bridgeport High School, teed off Saturday morning under ideal conditions at spacious Belmont Hills Country Club. With the sun shining brightly, nearly 150 golfers took part in the event, despite the absence of ...

Linsly handles Carrick

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WHEELING — Nothing wrong with a little breather after three acid tests. Such was the case for the Linsly Cadets Saturday afternoon at hot and humid Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Coach B.J. Depew’s charges came through a meat-grinder trio of games with a 2-1 record to start the season, losing ...

Prep Roundup: Huskies’ Howard is second at Newark

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NEWARK — Jasmine Howard continued her solid rookie cross country season for Harrison Central on Saturday by finishing second at the Newark Invitational. The freshman navigated the course in 20:31.3, nearly five seconds behind winner Megan King of Northridge. Sam McClelland paced the ...

Ferry athletic HoF to honor ‘Teams of Distinction’

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The Martins Ferry Athletic Department and the Martins Ferry Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will add six more deserving squads from the past to the school’s ‘Teams of Distinction’ at this year’s homecoming game against East Liverpool on Friday, September 29. The “Teams of ...

Awards keep coming for Ferry native Vrotsos

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MASSILLON — He is 92 years young, but the honors continue to roll in for Nick Vrotsos. Vrotsos is a Martins Ferry native, former Purple Rider athletic star and a Massillon High football coaching icon. Vrotsos served the Tigers for 33 years as a football assistant. He worked under eight ...

St. Clairsville takes down Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Teams that make the big plays usually come out on top. St. Clairsville did just that Friday night. Martins Ferry did not. The visiting Red Devils (3-1) had four touchdowns of 30 yards or longer as they won for the third straight week with a 30-15 doubling up of the Purple ...

Union Local gets fourth straight win

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CADIZ — Leading by just two at the half, Union Local stepped it up on both sides of the ball in the second half en route to the Jets fourth straight win in a 36-18 thriller over Harrison Central in Cadiz Friday night. Coach Bruce Stiles’ Jets extended their early season success by ...

Shadyside falls in shootout

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BYESVILLE — The many fans who arrived at Meadowbrook Friday night came looking for a football game. Instead, a track meet broke out before their very eyes. The homestanding Colts and Shadyside turned in a game that featured all sorts of offensive fireworks, including a combined 89 ...

John Marshall puts brakes on Bellaire streak

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MOUNDSVILLE — Throughout the week, John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich continually challenged his team to be more physical when it made its home debut Friday night at Monarch Stadium against Bellaire. To a player, John Marshall responded. Dereck Hess scored four more touchdowns and Hunter ...

Shenandoah cruises to victory at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Shenandoah is, in many ways, a reflection of its head coach. esse Wells is a man of few words when it comes to talking about his team. He’s direct and to the point. The Zeps (4-0) were the same Friday night, scoring on their first three drives en route to a 42-0 ...

Monroe pockets first win

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CALDWELL -- Monroe Central (1-3) got on the winning side of the ledger with their 32-0 shutout of the host Redskins (1-3) at the Noble County Fairgrounds. Senior quarterback Ryan LaFollette accounted for 334 yards of total offense. He completed half of his 10 passes for 118 yards and a ...

Wheeling Central wins first game of the season

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WHEELING — It was gut-check time for Wheeling Centralon Friday night. Winless after two starts and facing a perennial Class A power, Coach Mike Young’s charges exhibited resiliency, toughness and a well-balanced attack en route to a 28-23 triumph over Williamstown on Bishop Schmidt Field ...

Indian Creek blanks Buckeye Local, 36-0

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek bounced back from a loss in its home opener with a 36-0 win over Buckeye Local on homecoming night Friday at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. “I thought our kids did a good job of handling the distractions of homecoming,” Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor. “I ...

Bellaire girls, Ferry boys prevail

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MORRISTOWN — One week ago, the Martins Ferry boys and Bellaire girls were celebrating their respective Buckeye 8 championship. The same teams can now claim the distinction of county champions, too. The Purple Riders and Big Reds fought off stiff challenges to win the Belmont County ...

Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville set to renew their rivalry

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MARTINS FERRY — Two teams headed in different directions will collide Friday night in Buckeye 8 action at the Dave Bruney Football Complex when Martins Ferry hosts rival St. Clairsville in a 7 o’clock kickoff. Martins Ferry opened the season with a 47-0 victory over Buckeye Local, but ...

Barnesville set to face still test from the Shenandoah

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BARNESVILLE — It’s Week 4 of the high school football season and Barnesville is finally going to play a game inside the friendly confines of Shamrock Stadium. Hoping to spoil the occasion, though, will be Shenandoah, a juggernaut of a squad that’s risen from the ashes of ...