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Martins Ferry Relays: Indian Creek girls, Weir boys prevail

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MARTINS FERRY — There was a sea of red carrying top awards Tuesday on the oval below Ayers Limestone Road. Weir at Indian Creek, buoyed by seven and five victories, respectively, cruised to the boys’ and girls’ championships at a soggy Martins Ferry Relays. The event was called with ...

’Rocks remain unbeaten

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BELLAIRE — There were high expectations for the Barnesville softball team entering this season. So far, so good. The Shamrocks (4-0) remained undefeated Monday night with a 12-5 victory over homestanding St. John Central on a chill-filled Amanda’s Field. The winners collected 13 ...

Isaly, Yoho share top honors on all TL hoops squad

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Boys basketball season came to an end last weekend in Ohio. The memories and stand-out performances still resonate, however. Many of the players who created those moments of the 2017-18 season are being honored today as part of the annual All Times Leader Boys Basketball Team, which ...

Prosser lands W. Carolina men’s hoop job

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CULLOWHEE, NC — Mark Prosser considers himself a patient man. He’s in a business, however, where patience is tested quite frequently. Despite seeing a few head coaching opportunities go past, Prosser remained true to himself and kept plugging away, knowing that the ideal job was going ...

Apicella gains another S.C. honor

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LAKE CITY, S.C. — The awards keep coming for a Shadyside High grad. Matt Apicella was an all-state baseball player for the Tigers in 1994. In the ensuing two-plus decades, the former Muskingum University standout has authored an honors-filled career as head baseball coach and athletic ...

ESPN’s Amin cherishes his opportunities

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COLUMBUS — Adam Amin was spent. After Arike Ogunbowale’s shot dropped late Friday night and Katie Lou Samuelson’s didn’t, ESPN’s play-by-play voice of the NCAA Women’s Final Four leaned against the left shoulder of colleague Kara Lawson, let out a breath, then fist-bumped her and ...

River’s Isaly to play basketball at Marietta

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HANNIBAL — A lot of high school seniors have a tough time deciding where to attend college. That was just part of the quandry for River’s Lukas Isaly. On top of the location, the decision about what sport to play might have been just as challenging for the multiple-time ...

District 12 All-Star Game set for Friday at Trail

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OLD WASHINGTON — The annual Pepsi/District 12 Basketball All-Star Classic will take place Friday, April 6 at Buckeye Trail High School. The girls’ East-West game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at approximately 8 p.m. In addition to the two games, which feature ...

Three more named for OVAC Hall Class of ’18

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A long-time member of the “family” who has worn several different hats; a highly-successful coach who also contributed to the conference beyond the bench and a long-time member of the media are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of ...

Prep Roundup: Bellaire girls, Barnesville boys win

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BEVERLY — Kaitlyn Kosky rapped two doubles, a single and drove in five runs Saturday afternoon as Bellaire moved to 2-0 with a 15-14 victory against Fort Frye in prep softball action. The Big Reds scored eight runs in the last three innings to rally past the Cadets, who scored eight runs of ...

Ferry’s Hoover wins national wrestling title

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MARTINS FERRY — After finishing second as a sophomore and third as a junior at the Ohio state wrestling tournament, Dalton Hoover had big plans for his senior season on the mat. However, sometimes things don’t materialize like they’re planned. The Martins Ferry standout once again took ...

St. Clairsville fights off Union Local in softball

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MORRISTOWN — Monday’s Buckeye 8 softball game between St. Clairsville and homestanding Union Local was the prime example of an early-season contest. Lots of hitting. Lots of run being scored and lots of fielding miscues in the 2-hour, 6-minute marathon. The Red Devils (3-0) let an early ...

Late rally lifts Wheeling Central past Linsly

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WHEELING — In a game of rallies, Wheeling Central delivered the final and fatal one in slipping past city rival Linsly, 11-8, on Monday at cold and dark Holloway Field. The Maroon Knights led from the outset after scoring a single run in the first inning, eventually building a 7-3 lead ...

Baseball Roundup: St. Clairsville topples UL; River prevails

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MORRISTOWN — Dustin Carrothers smacked two singles and a double and drove in a run Monday afternoon as St. Clairsville spoiled the head coaching debut of Union Local’s Wade Smolira with a 9-5 victory against the Jets. Carrothers aided his own cause on the mound, striking out 12 and ...

Softball Roundup: Buckeye rallies by HC; Bellaire takes down MF

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CONNORVILLE — Alaire Destifanes raced home from the third with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh Monday afternoon, capping a three-run inning for Buckeye Local in its 6-5 victory against Harrison Central in the season-opener for both teams. After Joclyn Peshek belted a 2-run ...

Martins Ferry gets by Bellaire in baseball

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MARTINS FERRY — A pitcher’s duel turned into an offensive explosion in an instant Monday evening off of Ayers Limestone Road. Martins Ferry, which was limited to one hit during the first five innings of its season-opening high school baseball contest vs. rival Bellaire, broke loose for ...

OV football clinic continues to enjoy growth

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WEIRTON — Bryan Nardo is a football junkie. He is also one who loves to give back. That is why the Shadyside native and current Emporia State University defensive coordinator crosses the country to return home, hosting the Ohio Valley Football Clinic. The third annual event was staged ...