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Bellaire topples Harrison Central

CADIZ — As great as things went for Bellaire on Friday night, they were equally horrid for Harrison Central. The Big Reds scored on their first four possessions and Mason Ramsay had a hand in every Bellaire score as the Big Reds throttled the Huskies, 38-7, in a mutual Buckeye 8 opener at ...

Shadyside prevails in 2OT

NEW MARTINSVILLE — In the build-up to Friday night’s Shadyside-Magnolia game the clash was often referred to a small-school showdown. What fans ultimately witnessed at Alumni Field inside Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium was big-boy, old-school football. Pads were cracking violently from the ...

HC’s Heavilin to play baseball at D1 Coppin State

CADIZ — When Harrison Central opens the 2018 high school baseball season next spring, it will have two NCAA Division I recruits on its roster. The latest being J.R. Heavilin. The Huskies senior infielder recently announced that he will continue his academic and athletic careers at Coppin ...

St. Clairsville gets past Meadowbrook, 49-38

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — They finally had a home game and the Red Devils treated their fans to some fireworks and another win. Coming off its first win of the season, St. Clairsville enjoyed its home opener with a 49-38 win in a slugfest with visiting Meadowbrook on Friday night. Powered by ...

OHSAA encouraging members to help Houston

COLUMBUS — The amount of support and generosity being shown toward the city of Houston and the surrounding areas toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts has been nothing short of impressive. The Ohio High School Athletic Association is now encouraging its membership — all 800 plus ...

Union Local cruises by Ferry, 40-15

MORRISTOWN — Martins Ferry was literally on the doorstep of seemingly taking control of Friday’s game against Union Local. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Probst landed a beautifully thrown pass into the arms of his receiver, who appeared to be headed for a touchdown that would have given ...

Madonna takes down Bridgeport

BROOKSIDE — There is nothing fancy about the Weirton Madonna offense. Friday night at Perkins Field it didn’t need to be. Junior workhorse Donovan Kirby carried 43 times for 271 yards and three touchdowns in leading Madonna to a 28-12 triumph over Bridgeport. Kirby’s Herculean effort ...

Wojcik accepts job at ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Doug Wojcik admits that he was torn. The long-time college basketball coach has been away from the bench for the last three seasons. During that time, the Wheeling Central and Naval Academy graduate had ample time to spend time with his family and watch his two sons ...

Trail tops Barnesville; Beallsville wins first

OLD WASHINGTON -- Buckeye Trail scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back en route to a convincing 43-12 win against Barnesville Friday night at the Baker Activity Complex. The Warriors received five touchdowns from talented running back Austin Snodgrass. He scored on runs ...

Harrison’s Galbreath is ‘just a spoke in the wheel’

CADIZ — Wins aren’t guaranteed for Harrison Central High School athletic teams. But what is is the support of the Huskies Sports Foundation. Take this past Friday night’s football game, for example. As the Huskies battled Buckeye 8 foe Bellaire at refurbished Wagner Field, members ...

Then there were 30

Juliana Madzia, the St. Clairsville High School and University of Cincinnati graduate who achieved great success on the academic and athletic sides as a Red Devil and Bearcat, is one of 30 finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. ‘‘It’s such a surprise to have made it this far in ...

Red Devils ground Jets

MORRISTOWN — When the rubber hit the road Thursday night, it was St. Clairsville that was able to dig deep and find what it took to prevail. The Red Devils surged late in all three games against Union Local, sweeping the Jets, 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 in a battle between traditional Buckeye 8 ...

Harrison rallies past Indian Creek by 7-2

MINGO JUNCTION – The rain came and the game changed. The Harrison Central boys’s soccer team scored seven unanswered goals to rally to defeat Buckeye 8 rival Indian Creek, 7-2, Thursday at John Muth Field. The Redskins struck first less than three minutes into the game, and minutes ...

Cancer Research Classic slate announced

WHEELING — It’s hard to fathom that the Cancer Research Classic can get better each year. But, that’s exactly the case as tournament director Dr. Gregory Merrick — executive director of the Schiffler Cancer Center, Urologic Research Institute and Men’s Health Center at Wheeling ...

Buckeye 8 CC: Bellaire girls, Ferry boys win

CONNORVILLE — No matter how you look at it, it was more of the same Wednesday afternoon at Buckeye Local High School. Whether you’re talking about the individual races or the team competitions, familiar names and faces found their way to the top of the results at the annual Buckeye 8 ...

St. C. girls blank Steubenville, 4-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When a team wins a game despite not playing all that well, the head coach will take it any time. Wes Stoner is no different. The St. Clairsville girls’ soccer coach wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance in the first half Wednesday night against visiting ...

Ferry, UL set to open Buckeye 8 schedules

MORRISTOWN — As it pertains to the last two seasons, Union Local has had Martins Ferry’s number winning by scores of 20-14 and 22-20. Prior to that, however, the series between the Jets and the Purple Riders was basically all purple. Neither Bruce Stiles nor Dave Bruney is exactly ...

Shadyside-Magnolia: A heavyweight battle

NEW MARTINSVILLE — It is only week three of the high school football campaign but you may not see a better matchup all season than the one playing out here Friday night. Small-school heavyweights Shadyside and Magnolia match 2-0 records and crunching ground games when they vie at 7 ...

Barnesville looks to bounce back at Trail

A half-a-dozen games are on tap Friday night as the high school football season enters week 3. Interestingly enough, none of the matchups feature unbeaten vs. unbeaten. There are, however, some intriguing contests on the horizon. Barnesville (1-1) at Buckeye Trail (1-1) AT OLD WASHINGTON, ...

Bellaire, Harrison slated to clash on the Huskies’ turf

CADIZ — Anytime Bellaire and Harrison Central lock horns there’s always the potential for fireworks. And to hear Mark Spigarelli and Justin Kropka tell it, the 2017 renewal of the Buckeye 8 rivalry Friday night at Wagner Field will likely have more. ‘‘Much like every other time ...