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Bellaire remains perfect

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MORRISTOWN — With a highly-anticipated showdown against Wheeling Park on tap this evening at the Sam Andy Classic, Bellaire head coach John Farrier wanted to get a handle on Thursday night’s Buckeye 8 girls’ basketball battle with Union Local fairly quickly. That’s exactly what ...

Knights avenge setback

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WHEELING — Shadyside and Wheeling Central have battled each other tooth-and-nail on the girls’ basketball court for many years, including a huge Tigers’ victory last week on the home boards. Thursday night was no different as Coach Serge Gentile’s Tigers did everything they needed ...

Holzopfel powers Buckeye Local past Beaver

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CONNORVILLE — Emily Holzopfel scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Thursday night, including a 13 of 13 effort from the free throw line, as Buckeye Local edged Beaver Local, 63-59, in girls’ high school basketball action. Alaire Destifanes added 14 points and 10 boards for the ...

Buckeye Local rallies past Linsly

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CONNORVILLE — Tom Figurski found out a lot about his Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team Wednesday night. Trailing visiting Linsly by 11 points after three quarters, he told his squad he was disappointed and thought they were better than they were showing. He left them with two words ...

Barnesville’s Stephen honed craft in summer

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While most kids spent their summer at a refreshing swimming pool, vacationing with their parents at a sandy beach somewhere or enjoying an amusement park and all its amenities, Reese Stephen was honing his wrestling skills. The seventh-grader at Barnesville Junior High School spent month of ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Barnesville tops St. John

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BARNESVILLE — Mallory Connor tallied 17 points as Barnesville defeated St. John’s, 39-22, in girls’ prep basketball action Wednesday night. Kaylin Nixon led the way for the Irish with eight points. BOYS River 95, St. John 27 BELLAIRE — Stone Thompson poured in a game-high 22 ...

Blackhawks halt slide against Pens

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. “I think we played a winning style ...

Hood’s late bucket helps Cavs top Knicks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 Wednesday after squandering a 22-point ...

Patriots’ blueprint for Pittsburgh has changed

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If there’s been a blueprint to having success against the Patriots defense this season, it’s started with running the football. Seven times in 2018 New England has allowed an opponent to rush for 100 or more yards. On four of those occasions it’s ended in a ...

Steelers’ Boswell fighting for his job

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell knows the drill. Heck, the drill is the reason he’s in the NFL in the first place. The Pittsburgh Steelers kicker earned a roster spot three years ago by booting balls in the rain and wind at Heinz Field during an open tryout after Josh Scobee flamed out ...

Ferry rallies by Harrison

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MARTINS FERRY — After a sluggish start in its home opener, Martins Ferry caught fire towards the end of the first quarter, carried it over to the second and rallied past Harrison Central, 63-55, in boys’ high school basketball action inside Tolbert Gymnasium Tuesday night high atop the ...

St. C. routs Union Local

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There was no drama on John Jenkins Court on Tuesday night. St. Clairsville dominated at both ends of the floor from start to finish and handed Union Local an 83-42 Buckeye 8 defeat in what was the conference opener for the Red Devils. After pouring 101 points on ...

Shamrocks roll by Reds

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BELLAIRE - Barnesville used its pressure defense to stymie homestanding Bellaire by a 55-34 count at the “House of Champions” Tuesday night. The Shamrocks combined a suffocating fullcourt press with tenacious halfcourt defense to pocket their second win in three starts. Coach Matt ...

Shadyside knocks off Cameron

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SHADYSIDE –When basketball fans in the valley hear the term “Shadyside basketball” it often harkens thoughts of strong ball movement, perimeter shooting and selfless play. All of those could be the case Tuesday evening, as the Tigers dished out assists on 24 of their 29 baskets and ...

Beaver Local runs away from Buckeye

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CONNORVILLE — Although both coaches are thinking that their respective teams are works in progress, Beaver Local looks to have the edge on Buckeye Local at this point in the season with speed, shooting and defense. It was apparent Tuesday night as the Fighting Beavers erupted from a ...

Paden City outlasts Beallsville in 3 OTs

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BEALLSVILLE — Paden City and Beallsville combined for 67 field goals and 78 free throws attempts Tuesday night in what turned out being a 107-99 victory by the Wildcats in three overtimes on the Blue Devils’ home floor. Ethan Cross poured in 31 points for Paden City. Ty Cain added 26 ...

Davis powers Bellaire to fourth straight win

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BELLAIRE — Even when good basketball teams don’t play their best, they still find ways to come out on top. Bellaire did just that Monday night in girls’ action inside the ‘House of Champions’ on Guernsey Street. The Lady Reds (4-0) relied on the veteran leadership as they shot ...

Third-quarter run lifts Union Local past Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Union Local broke open a tie game at halftime with a 17-2 run to begin the second half Monday night and cruised to a 50-36 victory against Martins Ferry in a girls’ Buckeye 8 basketball encounter inside the Tolbert Gymnasium. After being held to no 3-pointers in the first ...

Bridgeport girls claim first victory

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WOLFHURST — Jaren Tucker scored 21 points and Kayleigh Roberts had 14 as Bridgeport downed St. John, 50-29, in girls’ high school basketball action Monday night on Frank Baxter Court inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Kaylin Nixon paced the Irish with 15 points. Beallsville 56, ...

Ferry wins pair at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Martins Ferry has dominated the 285-pound weight class during recent years at the Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament. Nothing changed Saturday night as the 49th annual event concluded inside a jam-packed Barnesville High School gymnasium. Seventh-seeded ...