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River remains perfect with win at Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — As it has basically every game this season, River brough its lunch pail and hard hat to Shadyside. That’s the recipe for success for a team that head coach Mark Romick refers to as “blue collar.” That mentality — along with another impressive performance by senior ...

Wheeling Park defeats St. C.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When you hear a basketball coach talk about size and length being a factor, it’s not a cliche. Those are key ingredients for a basketball team. Case in point was Thursday evening on John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville High School. Visiting the Belmont County Seat ...

Bridgeport cruises past Buckeye Local, 66-43

CONNORVILLE — The main objective in the game of basketball is to put the ball through the basket. It doesn’t matter how, just as long as it tickles the twine. Bridgeport did that Friday night and Buckeye Local didn’t. The Bulldogs (5-8) shot the lights out in the first quarter in ...

Jets sweep ’Rocks

BARNESVILLE — Balanced scoring and staunch defense came together nicely for Union Local on Thursday night. The result was a hard-fought 64-52 girls’ basketball triumph against rival Barnesville and possession of the “Milk Bottle Trophy,” symbolic of a regular-season sweep of the ...

Harrison stays hot by thumping Edison, 94-46

CADIZ — The area’s highest-scoring boys’ basketball team reached new heights Friday night. Harrison Central, which entered its Buckeye 8 tilt against Edison averaging a shade over 76 points per game, put up a season-best 94 in cruising the Wildcats, 94-46, inside the John W. Stephenson ...

Bellaire girls prep for Buckeye 8 by downing St. C.

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Lady Reds got their final tuneup for Saturday’s Buckeye 8 Championship game against Indian Creek by handing St. Clairsville a 69-49 setback Thursday night. Bellaire methodically pulled away from the Red Devils after owning a 15-11 lead after one. The balanced ...

Central rolls past Linsly in Prosser game

WHEELING — It didn’t take a whole lot of motivation to get Wheeling Wheeling Central fired up for the Skip Prosser Classic against Linsly. In front of a packed house, the Maroon Knights scored 17 of the first 18 points over a course of three minutes en route to a victory over the Cadets at ...

Prep Roundup: Yoho, Bellaire down Monroe Central

WOODSFIELD — Chase Yoho poured in a game-high 29 points and Bellaire won its second straight with a 55-38 victory against Monroe Central in boys’ high school basketball action Friday night. The Big Reds held the Seminoles’ Ryan LaFollette to one of his lowest point totals of the season ...

Bridgeport grad steps down as JM grid coach

GLEN DALE — His work is done. After leading three different high school football programs to the state playoffs, Rick Goodrich has opted for retirement. The Bridgeport High athletic legend is coming off a superb season at John Marshall, leading the Monarchs to eight wins and a playoff nod ...

Barnesville advances in D3 Team Duals

BARNESVILLE — Bellaire and Barnesville met earlier this season as part of a triangular meet and the Big Reds had their way with a depleted Shamrocks’ lineup. Wednesday night was a different story, however. With those four starters back in the lineup, Barnesville pinned its way past ...

Buckeye Local sweeps pair in Team Duals

CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local wrestling team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday night on its home mat in the Ohio Division III, Region 21 quarterfinal team duals to do something that the program has not done in a long time — advance to the regional semifinals/finals next week. The ...

Wheeling Central gets defensive in besting Shadyside, 71-55

WHEELING — Penn Kurtz realizes that for his team to accomplish the goals it laid out for itself, it’s going to start on the defensive end of the floor. If Wednesday evening’s game on Coach Skip Prosser Court was any indication, his veteran and talented group of players have evidently ...

Union Local boys race past Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — For 26 minutes Wednesday night, Union Local and Martins Ferry found themselves locked in a tight, low-scoring boys’ basketball battle inside Tolbert Gymnasium. During the final six minutes, though, the Jets flew high, far and with little turbulence. Union Local ended the ...

Prep Roundup: River’s Flannery hits 1,000 mark

WOODSFIELD — Lauren Flannery surpassed the 1,000-point plateau Wednesday night in leading River to a 72-41 girls’ high school basketball triumph against Monroe Central on the Seminoles’ home boards. Flannery poured in a game-high 26 points, including a 10 of 11 performance from the ...

Union Local gets by Trail in OT, 62-55

MORRISTOWN — Union Local has now played 14 games and still head coach Zach Delman arrives at the gym each night having basically no idea who’s going to be his team’s leader in the scoring column or provide the clutch play at a crucial time. And he’s perfectly fine with that, ...

Harrison completes sweep of St. Clairsville

CADIZ — Leading by four at halftime Tuesday night, Harrison Central head coach Justin Clifford told his team to pick up the pace in the third quarter. It did that and them some against rival St. Clairsville. Behind Evan Stine, the Huskies started the second half on a 20-2 run and cruised ...

Bellaire avenges setback to Martins Ferry, 70-52

BELLAIRE - It is no secret that Chase Yoho is the heart and soul of the Bellaire High hoop team. The all-Ohio guard, however, received huge contributions from a pair of sweet-shooting juniors Tuesday night in posting a 70-52 nod over rival Martins Ferry. Cole Runyan delivered a career-high ...

Linsly fights off Shadyside, 70-60

SHADYSIDE — Basketball can be a game of runs. Linsly’s game at Shadyside Tuesday night was just that. The youthful Cadets (3-9) started the game on a 10-0 blitzing in the first four minutes. The two rivals then played on even terms for the remaining 28, each answering the other’s ...

Cameron proves to be too much for Bridgeport, 67-44

CAMERON — Head Coach Tom Hart had hoped his Cameron boys’ basketball team could use its height advantage to take control inside Tuesday night and get an early lead against visiting Bridgeport. Fortunately, that is exactly what Hart’s 6 ft. 5 in. bookend seniors, Colby Brown and Robert ...

Prep Roundup: River boys stay perfect at Magnolia

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Lukas Isaly poured in a game-high 21 points Tuesday night as River moved to 12-0 with a 64-29 victory against Magnolia in boys’ high school basketball action. Cody Hupp and Colton Lawrence each added eight points for the Pilots, ranked third in the latest Division IV ...