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Union Local’s Dunlap eyeing D-II top prize

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MORRISTOWN — Alberto Dunlap’s demeanor around the lanes might be low key, but that doesn’t mean he can’t pack a punch if he wants — especially if it involves putting his team in a position to win. For the last four years, Dunlap has been one of the anchors of the Union Local High ...

Wallace, Isaly lead Marietta charge

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When Marietta takes the floor tonight at Ban Johnson Arena to begin play in the NCAA Division III Tournament, there will be a definitive upper Ohio Valley flavor. Two of the key cogs in the Pioneers’ success this season have been senior Anthony Wallace and freshman Lukas Isaly, who ...

Tipton key component for Wooster

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There are more ways to affect a basketball game than just by scoring. Every team needs a player or two like that and the College of Wooster has found its guy in junior Trenton Tipton. The Union Local High School graduate has become the Scots’ glue guy in his role as a reserve for a ...

W.Va. Roughriders ready to open camp with WVU alums

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WHEELING — Indoor football will be back in Wheeling in a little more than three weeks. Excitement is high, especially for owner/general manager Gregg Fornario, as the season — and Wheeling — opener takes place March 23 against the Burgh Defenders. “We are getting a lot of good ...

Wheeling Central girls back to defend state title

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central girls’ basketball coach Penn Kurtz has a second home — the Charleston Civic Center. Kurtz is in his 26th year guiding the Maroon Knights. In 23 of those seasons his charges have advanced to the state tournament in Charleston. Central punched its latest ...

Shadyside fights off Beallsville

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MARTINS FERRY — For the first time since 2012, Shadyside finds itself on the brink of the ‘Sweet 16.’ Getting to this point wasn’t easy and head coach Serge Gentile realizes what lies ahead won’t be easy either. The Lady Tigers fought off a strong challenge from a solid ...

Bellaire rolls past Garaway in Division III district

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NEW CONCORD — Bellaire’s recipe for success all season has consisted of a suffocating defense sprinkled with a dash of balanced offense. That winning formula worked again Tuesday night, as the Big Reds slayed one of the district’s storied programs on a big stage. Led by 18 points each ...

Fort Frye rallies late to defeat River in D4

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BYESVILLE — Rick Isaly has been around the game of basketball for a long time, both as a talented player and as a successful head coach. He’s had some highs and some lows during his tenure as the River girls basketball coach. However, not many of the lows compare to what he experienced ...

Union Local eliminated by Hiland

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UHRICHSVILLE — The Union Local Lady Jets saw their season come to an end Wednesday evening at the hands of traditional powerhouse Hiland by a 65-26 score on the floor of Claymont High School in an Ohio Division III District Semifinal. “We had a pretty good year,” Union Local head coach ...

District wrestling set to start

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CONNORVILLE — For the first time in nearly two decades, Division III wrestlers from the Eastern and Central districts will be competing along the Ohio River instead of somewhere in the middle of the Buckeye State as Buckeye Local High School plays host on Friday and Saturday. Fifty-two ...

Strong winds topple Shadyside dugouts

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SHADYSIDE — The effects of the windstorm that overtook the Ohio Valley Sunday were felt at Mead Township Park. The dugout along the third-base line on the third field, which is the home to the Shadyside Tigers varsity softball team, was reduced to rubble because of the wind, which had ...

Barnesville ousts Bellaire in Div.-III

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BARNESVILLE — Matt Johnson could sense it coming. And then after just a few minutes of Tuesday’s Division III sectional tournament opener against Bellaire, the Barnesville head coach’s fear had become a reality. His Shamrocks — just a game removed from winning the school’s ...

Coshocton eliminates Ferry in D-III

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MARTINS FERRY - Another fine basketball season in Purple Land has ended in disappointment. Third-seeded Martins Ferry fell to eighth-seeded Coshocton, 51-44, Tuesday night at Tolbert Gymnasium in Division III sectional play. The Redskins will play Fort Frye Friday at Beverly. Coshocton ...

UL blanked in 4th quarter in D-III loss

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BEVERLY — Union Local was able to withstand Fort Frye’s first two offensive surges Tuesday night. The third was a backbreaker — a 19-0 fourth quarter that propelled the Cadets to a 50-35 victory in an Ohio Division III boys’ basketball sectional opener inside Fort Frye High ...

Caldwell holds off Shadyside in D-IV

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside saw a 16-13 advantage after one quarter go to a 36-27 deficit at the half as visiting Caldwell shot the lights out early inside the Tigers Den Tuesday night. Clark Jennings netted 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first 16 minutes and the No. 9 Redskins (13-10) ...

Shenandoah takes down River in D-4

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SARAHSVILLE — Nickolai Wickham scored 16 points and Boone Jones had 15 Tuesday night as Shenandoah downed River 61-51 in an Ohio Division IV sectional contest inside Shenandoah High School. Christian Duniver added 14 points for the Zeps (19-4). Colton Lawrence drained five 3s en route to ...

Shadyside headed for D-IV district

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SHADYSIDE — Sometimes, one shot can spark a team. Such was the case Saturday night for Shadyside in their Ohio Division IV sectional championship game against Steubenville Catholic. The LTs (20-4) hadn’t exactly blown the roof off offensively during the first half, but Syd Destifanes’ ...

Area matmen punch district tickets

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BARNESVILLE — The Big Green Machine continued its magical season Saturday as Barnesville captured its own Division III sectional wrestling tournament. The Shamrocks piled up 198.5 points and had nine district qualifiers. Martins Ferry, with four qualifiers, was a distant second with ...

River, Beallsville advance in D-IV tourney

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HANNIBAL — Lauren Flannery went for 23 points Saturday afternoon as River cruised to a 60-20 victory against Toronto in an Ohio Division IV sectional girls’ basketball final inside the R.L. Potts Gymnasium. The Pilots advance to face Fort Frye on Wednesday night at 7 in a district ...