Local Sports

Lois Stobbs Memorial undergoes leadership change for Nov. 3 race

WHEELING - The torch has been passed. The 9th Annual Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans Day 10K is set for Saturday, Nov. 3. The event has generated more than $70,000 to paralyzed Veterans of America. The race has taken on new leadership. The previous eight races have been directed by Hugh ...

Shadyside falls in OVAC 2A final

MORRISTOWN — During its short time in the OVAC, Southern Local has established itself as one of the conference’s best when it comes to volleyball. Further evidence of that came Saturday evening. Riley Felton delivered 18 kills, including the game winner, as the Indians posted a 3-1 ...

Martins Ferry sweeps OVCCL titles

CONNORVILLE — The cross country regular season wrapped up Saturday at chilly Buckeye Local High School with the annual running of the Ohio Valley Cross Country League Championship. And similar to last week’s OVAC Championship, there was a strong purple flavor to the meet. For the ...

Depews have been an institution at Linsly

WHEELING — Terry Depew never got into coaching for the wins. He never got into it to earn any kind of notoriety or fame. At his core, Depew is an educator. And, at their core, that’s what coaches do. They mentor, lead, inspire and teach. Sure, coaches have to be tough sometimes. But ...

St. C.’s Jeffries, Vucelich captain all-TL golf

The local prep golf season yielded some impressive scores and many accomplishments for area players. Many area linksters came up just short of earning a berth in the OHSAA State Tournament this season, but a myriad of players earned all-Buckeye 8, all-OVAC, all-OVGL and the like. Many of ...

St. C. grad Jacob named a captain at Toledo

TOLEDO — Whether it’s a workout, bullpen session, fall game or just a chance to spend time with his teammates, Michael “Zuke” Jacob is soaking everything in he can as it pertains to the upcoming baseball season. And who can blame him? The 2015 St. Clairsville High School graduate ...

Shadyside routs Bellaire for seventh straight win

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside continued its dominance in the Ohio 7 rivalry Friday night with neighboring Bellaire. The Tigers have won all six contests since the series resumed in 2013, the latest being a convincing, 35-10, conquest at jam-packed Fleming Field. The all-time series now stands at ...

St. Clairsville rolls past Union Local for eighth victory and Buckeye 8 title

MORRISTOWN — It’s hard to predict a game’s outcome based on one drive. Unless it was Friday night’s encounter between St. Clairsville and Union Local. The Jets won the opening toss, accepted the ball and marched to the Red Devils’ 15 with a solid mix of run and pass. However, ...

Martins Ferry drops second straight

WHEELING — Martins Ferry coach Chas Yoder knew how explosive the Wheeling Central offense can be. The last thing he wanted his team to do was give them more chances. But that is just what the Purple Riders did. And Wheeling Central made them pay. Wheeling Central forced three turnovers, ...

Barnesville snaps skid at winless Monroe Central

WOODSFIELD — Cade Hannahs put together quite a highlight reel Friday night. The Barnesville High School senior threw a touchdown pass, caught one, returned a punt for a score and picked off a pass as the Shamrocks dominated from start to finish in a 47-7 triumph against Monroe Central at ...

Harrison Central fights off Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — Close football games in the fourth quarter often come down to who makes a play first. Friday night, Harrison Central used several big fourth quarter plays to defeat Oak Glen, 28-17, on the road. “I believe in our kids,” first-year Harrison Central coach Anthony Hayes ...

East Liverpool takes care of Buckeye Local, 48-16

EAST LIVERPOOL — With a crucial game looming on the horizon, the East Liverpool Potters took great lengths not to let their attention stray from winless Buckeye Local this week. “I learned a lot from Larry Kehres when I played at Mount Union and he taught me how crank up practices to keep ...

Bridgeport’s homecoming spoiled by Reigning Sports Academy

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It has been said that home is where you make it. Friday evening at Red Devil Stadium, the Bridgeport Bulldogs celebrated homecoming but came up short 50-14 against the Reigning Sports Academy Thunder in a game delayed by 95 minutes after the visitors had bus ...

Nailers announce 2018-19 roster

WHEELING — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the direction the Wheeling Nailers have elected to go as they get set to open the 2018-19 regular season at 7 on Saturday night inside The Scope against the Norfolk Admirals. New coach? Check. Mike Bavis is in the building New ...

Kessel’s hat trick lifts Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal. Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second ...

Burgoon leads CIMB Classic

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes for a 6-under 66 and was three strokes behind first-round leader and fellow American Bronson Burgoon at the CIMB Classic on Thursday. Burgoon’s 63 on the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course gave him a ...

Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles look Super vs. Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Breathe a little easier Philadelphia and surrounding areas. The Eagles are back and looking super. Just goes to show you what a little urgency, some big plays — and a timely game against the New York Giants can do for the defending Super Bowl ...

Browns’ defense forcing turnovers at a rapid rate

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes invented the turnover chain. The Browns borrowed that idea. They’ve been stealing everything else lately. With eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles in just five games, Cleveland’s defense leads the NFL with 15 takeaways — two more than ...

America’s largest off-road series returns to Belmont Co. Saturday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – America’s largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series returns to Belmont County Saturday and Sunday for the 18th annual Powerline Park GNCC. This event serves as round 12 of the 2018 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship. ...

Magnolia sweeps past Monroe

WOODSFIELD—Magnolia took care of host Monroe Central in straight sets, 25-12, 25-14, 25-20, to earn its 23rd victory of the season. Kyndra Pilant paved the way with 15 kills, 23 digs and eight points, while Mady Winters recorded 13 kills, 14 digs, eight blocks and five points, Leneica Grimm ...