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Central outlasts Linsly in extras

WHEELING — Wheeling Central and Linsly delivered another classic on the diamond of Holloway Field on Tuesday evening. In an extra inning thriller, Avery Lee blasted a three-run double to deep left field in the top of the ninth inning, which proved to be the game-winning hit as the Maroon ...

Wheeling Park tops John Marshall in softball

By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor GLEN DALE — There is a sense of urgency with both the Wheeling Park and John Marshall softball programs. The Patriots and Monarchs entered the week on the outside looking in for an OVAC playoff berth. The two rivals were scheduled to play Monday ...

Roughriders cruise to third win

WHEELING — Indoor football is supposed to be all about putting points on the board and people in the seats. Somebody forgot to inform the West Virginia Roughriders of the former. With nose guard Harold Love, a Bethune Cookman alum, leading the way, the Roughriders (3-0) pitched a shutout in ...

OVAC Track and Field Leader Board — Week 3

Girls 100M Kelley (Steub), 12.48 Lanham (U), 12.91 Vandeborne (SCC), 12.94 Snedeker (WP), 12.97 Baire (StC), 13.01 200M Kelley (Steub), 25.83 Snedeker (WP), 26.50 K. Wayt (Whg CC), 26.71 Poole (WP), 26.72 Washington (Morg), 26.95 Kinsey (Beav), 27.14 400M Hatcher ...

Barnesville wins own Classic; Shamrocks still perfect at 11-0

BARNESVILLE — Saturday was definitely a good day to play two as Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was famous for once saying. Barnesville, after blanking Monroe Central 10-0 in a 6-inning semifinal of the Shamrock Classic baseball tournament, the Shamrocks (11-0) remained unbeaten ...

Shadyside finishes off sweep of Ferry

SHADYSIDE -- Shadyside completed its sweep of Martins Ferry in baseball action Saturday with a come-from-behind, 6-5, decision in the second game of a doubleheader on Fleming Field. Collin Holmes, who picked up the win in relief of Bryce Amos, rapped two singles and drove in a run. ...

Shadyside on the prowl against Ferry

SHADYSIDE — With the cut-off for the OVAC baseball tournament looming Wednesday, Shadyside strengthened its hold on the Class 2A standings with a 9-1 victory over visiting Martins Ferry Saturday afternoon before a nice turnout at Fleming Field. Freshman Korey Beckett scattered three singles ...

Hanlon lifts ’Rocks to victory over Irish

BELLAIRE — Barnesville and St. John staged an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Saturday afternoon, one that featured a combined 25 strikeouts. The Shamrocks’ Regan Hanlon and the Irish’s Jayden Lowe were both tough nuts to crack but, in the end, Barnesville did just enough to prevail 4-2 ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Coyne has multiple duties at Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — The Shadyside Relays will again take over Tiger Town next Saturday and when they do Jenna Coyne, again, will be there serving in her role as meet director. But she’ll do so this year with another role on her resume — new mother. Last Tuesday, she and her husband, Michael, ...

OVAC students take in-depth look at Pyramid of Success

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The John Wooden Pyramid of Success has stood the test of time. Wooden, arguably the greatest coach in sports history, is most known by sports fans for his success and 10 consecutive NCAA Championships at UCLA. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference students have been learning ...

Madonna grad changing BC hoop culture

BOSTON - A 14-16 record may appear only mediocre. Such is not the case when you are talking Boston College women’s basketball. Joanna (Bernabie) McNamee’s initial year at the Eagles’ helm was marked by drastic improvement for a program steeped in losing. The Madonna High athletic legend ...

ROUNDUP: Barnesville baseball now 10-0 after routing Monroe

BARNESVILLE — Barnesville continued its prowess at the plate Saturday banging out 12 hits in moving to 10-0 with a 10-0 defeat of Monroe Central in the semifinals of its own Shamrock Diamond Classic at Memorial Park. Jared Kernen doubled, singled and drove in three runs for the Shamrocks, ...

Buckeye Local set to withdraw from the Buckeye 8

CONNORVILLE — For the first time in Buckeye 8 history, one of the league’s charter members is withdrawing. Effective for the 2020-21 school year, Buckeye Local will no longer be part of the league, which currently encompasses 10 schools divided into a North and South ...

Bruney, Circosta, Crosier chosen for OVAC HOF

Two legendary football coaches who combined for 620 victories, and 28 playoff appearances and a highly-respected wrestling official are the final additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Martins Ferry’s Dave Bruney and Monroe Central’s Jay Circosta ...

OFF THE TEE: Dowler Scramble set to tee it up on May 20 at BHCC

The annual Thomas R. Dowler Memorial Golf Classic has become a staple of the spring calendar. For the eighth time, the event will be held at Belmont Hills Country Club and is expected to attract a large field of competitors. The event’s proceeds benefit the Thomas R. Dowler Fund at Belmont ...

Bumbico crafts two-hitter as Martins Ferry blanks Harrison Central

MARTINS FERRY — Abby Bumbico wasn’t perfect high atop the Purple City Friday, but she was darn close. The Martins Ferry senior retired the first 19 Harrison Central batters she faced before settling for a 2-hitter as the Purple Riders (9-3) blanked the visiting Huskies, 9-0, in softball ...

Shadyside tops Toronto in softball

TORONTO — Shadyside plated four runs in the fifth inning and that was enough as the Tigers topped 2A-leading Toronto, 4-1, on Friday. Izzy Swords doubled and knocked in two runs for Shadyside. Brooke Reager went the distance, allowing just four hits and striking out five.

Barnesville fends off Shadyside in baseball

By RICK THORP Times Leader Sports Writer BARNESVILLE — Barnesville and Shadyside wasted little time in continuing their prowess at the plate Thursday as they met in their highly-anticipated prep baseball rematch. The Tigers opened the game by scoring two runs, then the Shamrocks ...