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Union Local sends Barnesville packing

BARNESVILLE — During the course of the regular season, Union Local and Barnesville split their two meetings. In each match, one of the teams was without a key piece due to injury, however, both had their full complement of players for the rubbermatch, which came Tuesday evening in the ...

Weimer’s goal lifts St. Clairsville boys

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Persistence. That’s the word veteran St. Clairsville boys soccer head coach Gary Watt used to describe his team’s performance down the stretch Tuesday night against Beaver Local. The Red Devils knocked on the Beavers’ door time and time again in the closing ...

Huskie boys advance in OT

CADIZ — The Harrison Central boys soccer team was 5:58 from seeing its season come to an end at the hands of No. 13 Maysville Tuesday, but junior Evan Stine was not going to allow that to happen as he scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to lift the No. 11 Huskies to a 2-1 win in ...

Nailers’ Meurs is Player of the Week

WHEELING — Two years ago Wheeling coach Jeff Christian went after forward Garrett Meurs hard during the recruiting process. As it turns out, it was a perfect match. ‘‘I asked his agent, ‘what does Garrett Meurs need’’’? Christian recalled Tuesday after practice at WesBanco ...

Indian Creek bounces St. Clairsville in sectional volleyball

WINTERSVILLE — Two sweeps are better than one for the Indian Creek volleyball squad. No. 11 Indian Creek got off to a bit of a slow start against No. 12 St. Clairsville, but the Redskins picked it up and went on to sweep the Red Devils, 25-18, 25-20, 25-16, in an Ohio Division II Eastern ...

Wheeling Jesuit men picked to win MEC

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Coming off a season in which it was an eyelash from knocking off eventual NCAA Division II national finalist Fairmont on its home floor in the Atlantic Regional Final, the Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball team was selected as the preseason Mountain East Conference ...

WJU women picked finish second in MEC

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Two-time defending tournament champion Wheeling Jesuit was selected to finish second at the Mountain East Conference Women’s Basketball Media Day on Monday at the Bridgeport Conference Center. Coach Debbie Buff’s Cardinals finished with 110 points and one first-place ...

PICTURED IS the 2017 All Times Leader Golf Team. Kneeling, from left, are Payne Johnson (Barnesville), Angela Sommer (Bridgeport), Luke Krol (Martins Ferry) and Clint Heavilin (Harrison Central). Back row, from left, are coach Jerry Robinson (Barnesville), Davey Wells (Barnesville), Jacob Jeffries (St. Clairsville), Brendan Vucelich (St. Clairsville) and coach Todd Dunlap (Harrison Central).

Harrison’s Heavilin captains all-TL golf team

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Another season of prep golf wrapped up last week when several area players took part in the OHSAA District Tournaments. Though the season yielded nary a state qualifier, area players still had an impressive campaign. Today, The Times Leader Sports Staff — with the ...

Shadyside blasts Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Shadyside appeared to be on the verge of blowing out rival Bellaire Saturday afternoon as the visitors rolled to a 26-0 lead at the half. However, that’s why football games are played in two halves. The Big Reds got an early touchdown in the third quarter and went on to score ...

Ohio Valley Unsung Hero: Stephens not done making a difference

BARNESVILLE — Jeff Stephens is a classic example of hometown boy made good. He did, and continues to do, what everyone strives to achieve in life — grow up, go to college and return home to work and make a difference. Stephens has been improving lives in Monroe County for nearly 40 ...

Bellaire boys, St. C. girls win OVCCL

CONNORVILLE — The cross country postseason is less than a week away. Area harriers got their final tuneup Saturday morning for the Eastern District championship, which will be held next weekend at Cambridge High School, in the Ohio Valley Cross Country League Championship at Buckeye ...

St. Clairsville takes down Union Local

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brett McLean has a feeling there’s going to come a time when his St. Clairsville Red Devils are going to need to be more balanced on offense. Friday night, however, wasn’t one of those times. The Red Devils set the tone in the game’s first 45 seconds and other ...

Martins Ferry fights off Wheeling Central, 38-19

MARTINS FERRY — Two giants of the gridiron clashed Friday in Martins Ferry and the crowd got the fireworks that would be expected when these two met. Martins Ferry’s Dave Bruney and Wheeling Central’s Mike Young, two of the Ohio Valley’s premier and winningest coaches sent their ...

Monroe Central rolls by Barnesville, 36-14

BARNESVILLE — Friday night’s ‘‘Battle of Ohio 800’’ between Barnesville and Monroe Central took a sudden turn in the third quarter. There, the Seminoles posted 28 unanswered points, more than enough to rally for their third straight victory, this one a 36-14 triumph against the ...

Petho fuels Linsly by River

HANNIBAL—Linsly was sharp in all phases of the game on Friday at Martin Flannery Field, as it extended its winning streak to seven games after a hard fought 34-14 victory over River. Eli Petho could not be stopped as he darted up and down the field, breaking tackles on his way to a ...

Harrison cruises by Oak Glen, 48-29

CADIZ - Things are on the upswing for Harrison Central football. Coach Justin Kropka’s charges endured a rough first half of the campaign, losing starting quarterback Wyatt Elias to injury while winning just one of six starts. The Huskies, however, have exhibited a nastier bite as of ...

Bridgeport falls to Carrick, Pa., 27-20

BROOKSIDE — After winning three of its last four outings, Bridgeport seemed to hitting its stride as the high school football season winds down. However, the Bulldogs (3-5) took a few steps backwards Friday night in a 27-20 loss to visiting Carrick, Pa. on Perkins Field inside Bill Jobko ...

East Liverpool routs Buckeye

YORKVILLE — The East Liverpool Potters capitalized on costly Buckeye Local Panthers turnovers and rode a strong ground game to a 35-6 victory Friday night at World War II Memorial Stadium. “We came out wanting to run the ball tonight, and we accomplished that,” East Liverpool coach Josh ...

Prep Roundup: Barnesville tops Wheeling Central

BARNESVILLE — Mindi Wehr had eight points, 23 kills and 15 digs Thursday night to help Barnesville top Wheeling Central, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, in prep volleyball action on Senior Night at Barnesville High. Mya McEndree added 14 points, 28 assists and 14 digs for the Shamrocks (14-7). ...

St. Clairsville Hall of Fame to induct three

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A trio of athletes will take their rightful place in the St. Clairsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame tonight during the Red Devils football game. The hall of fame will induct its 13th class at halftime of the game against rival Union Local. Slated for induction ...