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‘Barefoot guy’ raises money for local kids

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WHEELING — For Johnny “The Hyperactive Hillbilly” Haught, Saturday morning’s 42nd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic wasn’t about what time he crossed the finish line, it was about giving back. The former professional boxer, kickboxer and cage fighter ran the 13.1-mile ...

Bellaire’s Vavrek claims women’s half marathon race

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WHEELING — Aimee Vavrek finished sixth overall in last year’s Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. All she wanted to do Saturday was improve upon that finish. The Bellaire resident certainly did that as she was the first female to break the tape during the 42nd annual event Saturday ...

Young Madonna runner pockets 5K championship

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WHEELING — Youth was served Saturday morning in the 42nd edition of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic 5K. Angelo Quattrochi, who just recently completed his sophomore year at Weirton Madonna, turned in an impressive performance in besting a large field to capture the overall ...

Ohio State student wins women’s 5K

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WHEELING — Running in front of the home folks. That was the motivation for Molly Brown in the 42nd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Saturday morning. Brown is a Grove City, Ohio resident. She competed in the Friendly City so she could run in front of her grandparents — Kenny ...

Kondrach, Ritz walk to half marathon titles

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WHEELING — Carl Kondrach and Lauren Ritz are both quite familiar with the challenges the roads of Wheeling pose to runners. They’re both equally adept at mastering those challenges. Kondrach, from Barnesville, and Ritz, from The Friendly City, both claimed walking crowns Saturday ...

N.Y. native runs to half marathon title

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WHEELING — The 42nd running of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic was another successful event as the weather cooperated, the numbers were up and the overall winner will be putting his earnings toward a good cause. Bryan Morseman broke the tape at a time of 1:14.01.5, easily ...

Buckeye Local’s Langford to run track at Jesuit

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CONNORVILLE — Skylar Langford is a testament to hardwork paying off. The Buckeye Local senior has made steady progress throughout her track career for the Panthers. Now, she’ll have the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. Langford recently announced her intentions to ...

Barr hired as new UL girls hoop coach

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MORRISTOWN — Rob Barr has had a long-lasting desire to coach varsity basketball. The 1982 Union Local now has his opportunity. Barr was approved at the last Union Local Board of Education meeting as the new Jets’ girls basketball coach, taking over Kelley Hanlon, who stepped down ...

Bellaire native set for induction to WVU HOF

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MORGANTOWN — Eleven outstanding contributors to Mountaineer athletics make up the 28th class of honorees in the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, announced today by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons. The 2018 class includes Kate Bulger (women’s basketball), Jon Capon (men’s ...

Yoder takes over for Bruney at Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY -- The purple torch has been passed. Legendary Dave Bruney announced he was stepping down as Martins Ferry's head football coach two weeks ago, a position he held with great success for 39 years. One of his former stars has been tapped to fill his shoes. The Martins ...

Indian Creek girls’ 4×8 wins D-II regional title

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NEW CONCORD -- After the opening day of the Division II, Region 7 Championship Meet at Muskingum University just Indian Creek is assured of a trip to the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship. However, many other schools put themselves on the brink of a berth, entering Saturday's finals, ...

Kropka yields post at Harrison Central

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CADIZ — Justin Kropka called proposing to his wife, Trina, the easiest decision he ever made. He’s now officially made the toughest decision of his life, too. Kropka — after 13 seasons at the helm — resigned as head football coach at Harrison Central. He submitted his letter to ...

Stevens is new AD at St. John’s

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BELLAIRE — St. John Central’s Athletic Department is in need of stability. Greg Stevens plans to provide just that. The 1991 Bellaire High School graduate, who spent 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, was recently hired as the Fighting Irish’s Athletics Director. He replaces ...

Steubenville denied another state berth

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ATHENS — One big inning was enough to get Steubenville to the Region 7 Final, but another big inning was not enough for Big Red on Friday evening at Trautwein Field inside Bob Wren Stadium. Circleville jumped out to a six-run lead, regained composure after Steubenville got within two with ...

Barton collects first win

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CRESCENT — After an 0-2 start on the road in which it scored just four runs, Barton made its home debut a successful one Friday night. The Braves took an early lead against visiting Shadyside in Ohio Valley Baseball League action, but they had to rally for a 7-5 decision on henning ...

Shadyside nips Barton

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SHADYSIDE — It’s early in the Ohio Valley Baseball League’s 2018 season, but Barton and Shadyside hooked up in a dandy Monday night. Veteran Logan Hudson outdueled Tyler Blomquist as the homestanding Casketmakers (1-1) evened their record with a 2-1 victory over the debuting Braves ...

Maynard still perfect

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MAYNARD — A trio of pitchers combined on a three-hitter Sunday afternoon as Maynard (2-0) remained unbeaten in Ohio Valley Baseball League action with 2-0 triumph over the visiting Wheeling Cardinals (0-1) on Firemen’s Field inside the Community Park. Chris McIntyre, Brennan Binni and ...

St. Clairsville girls lead area schools

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BYESVILLE — Having the opportunity to compete for another day is the objective in the track and field postseason. Many area female athletes gave themselves that opportunity at hazy Meadowbrook High School Saturday afternoon as the Division II Eastern District Championship meet ...

St. Clairsville boys finish second in D-II district

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BYESVILLE — Obviously, any time a team competes, it wants to win. However, most track coaches would tell you advancing to the next level is just as important. Numerous area competitors subscribed to that theory Saturday as the Division II Eastern District Championship meet concluded at ...