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Harrison’s Heavilin captains all-TL golf team

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Shadyside, Bellaire both bidding to bounce back

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BELLAIRE — Shadyside and Bellaire are a mere two miles apart on Ohio 7. They are both coming off losses and are fighting for their playoff lives as the high school football season enters week 8, which should make for an exciting contest Saturday. The Tigers (5-2) enter the 12:30 p.m. ...

Tradition-rich programs set to clash Friday at Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — There was a time when some started to write off both Martins Ferry and Wheeling Central as it pertained to a possible playoff berth. After all, the Purple Riders opened the season with losses in three of their first four and the Maroon Knights began 0-2 and had plenty ...

Bridgeport looks to bounce back; Harrison seeks third win

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Five games involving teams with very slim chances of making the postseason highlight the week 8 schedule. Not one of the squads has a winning record, and two are winless. Carrick vs. Bridgeport AT BROOKSIDE, the Bulldogs will be seeking to rebound from a 62-20 shellacking at the hands of ...

Monroe looks to continue hot play at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Things didn’t start well for Monroe Central this season. But, the last four weeks have been more to the Seminoles’ liking. Boosted by improved performances across the board, Coach Jay Circosta’s squad has won three of four and will carry a two-game winning streak down ...

Linsly, River meet in pivotal OVAC 2A clash

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HANNIBAL — Linsly is on a roll. The Cadets have won six straight games since dropping their opener at Ohio small-school power Mogadore. As a result, Coach B.J. Depew’s charges sit comfortably atop the OVAC 2A standings. After impressive wins over Wheeling Central and Western Reserve ...

A lot on the line when UL meets St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — You name it and it’s on the line Friday night at Red Devil Stadium. Mega playoff points? Yep! Buckeye 8 South championship? Yes, sir! Crucial OVAC championship race points? Absolutely! But, whenever St. Clairsville and Union Local get together, the bragging ...

Nebraska coach knows Buckeyes are hitting stride

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State seems to be hitting its stride. No one’s noticed more than Nebraska head coach Mike Riley. ‘‘They’ve been hitting on all cylinders for sure,’’ the Cornhuskers’ third-year grid boss opined. ‘‘Defensively, playing fast, and they’re talented, and ...