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Familiar names grab spotlight as OVAC tournament opens

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WHEELING — The usual suspects are atop the leaderboard after the opening night of the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament inside WesBanco Arena. Multiple-time champion Parkersburg South leads the pack with 50 points after winning 13 of 14 matches. Defending overall and Class 4A ...

JM’s Cochran credits mental toughness in return

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WHEELING — Carl Cochran is defying all the odds. Or is he? The John Marshall flyweight was seriously injured in a late April mountain bike accident, a wreck that nearly took the youngster’s life way too soon. However, believing in something the sport has taught him, the 113-pounder ...

Local MEC athletes shining in academics

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The term student-athlete certainly resonates at both Wheeling University and West Liberty University. The two schools have long shined in athletics and their athletes also get it done in the classroom. That was proven again this week when the Mountain East Conference announced its Academic ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Davis again leads Big Reds

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CADIZ — Katrina Davis burned the nets as she drained a trio of treys and scored a game-high 29 points to lead Bellaire (11-5) past Harrison Central, 56-28, in girls’ high school basketball action Thursday night. McKayla Dunkle paced the Huskies (1-15) with 13 points. Shenandoah 59, ...

OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament begins 67th year

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WHEELING — They say change is for the better. As far as the OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament is concerned, we’ll just have to wait and see come Saturday. The annual three-day event begins tonight inside WesBanco Arena with wrestlers being seeded by a 7-person committee for the first ...

Sweet 16 for Jets

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All Stacey Agnew could do was grin and bear it. The veteran St. Clairsville girls’ basketball head coach knew what his team was up against when unbeaten Union Local came walking onto John Jenkins Court, winners of their first 15 games, including a 19-point victory ...

Shadyside fights off Magnolia

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SHADYSIDE — Like so many teams, Shadyside wants to play uptempo and get as many shots and possessions as it can during the course of a game. Magnolia, meanwhile, is the complete opposite. In the end Wednesday evening, Shadyside proved it can dance to more than one tune as it fought off ...

Spielvogel leads Ferry by Buckeye

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MARTINS FERRY — Richella Spielvogel delivered 17 points to lead Martins Ferry past Buckeye Local, 80-33, Wednesday night in girls basketball action inside Tolbert Gymnasium. Shayla Schuster had 16 in the win and Maddie Ging turned in 15 for the Riders. Landyn Walker paced the Panthers ...

Red-hot Jets win seventh straight

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BARNESVILLE — The atmosphere was unreal. The crowd was bonkers. Add in the fact that Cade Hannahs — a Class of ‘19 Barnesville High School graduate — returned to the school for the first time since a serious injury in November. And, oh by the way, senior Luke Powell came into the ...

St. Clairsville races past Harrison Central

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CADIZ — After dropping three straight, St. Clairsville head coach Ryan Clifford admitted a trip to Harrison Central and a showdown against the Huskies and talented Kobe Mitchell wasn’t exactly the best place to look to get healthy. But the Red Devils overcame a sluggish start, and a ...

Free throws key Ferry win vs. Big Reds

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BELLAIRE — When the Bellaire Big Reds and rival Martins Ferry Purple Riders play, you can usually throw the records out, as these fierce rivals tend to leave it all on the floor. Tuesday evening on Guernsey Street was no different, as the Riders scored their final 11 points from the free ...

Whg. Central powers past Shadyside

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WHEELING - Having a game-plan is a necessity in any sport, making it work to perfection is normally not that easy. Tuesday night state-ranked Wheeling Central’s gameplan against visiting Shadyside was to get the ball inside to 6-5 senior Clayton Abate as much as possible and to do its best ...

Linsly rebounds with big victory against John Marshall

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WHEELING — Linsly was at its defensive best Tuesday night, stymying visiting John Marshall by a 61-36 count at Stifel Fieldhouse. The Cadets of first-year coach Dave Wojcik limited the Monarchs to 33 percent shooting (15 of 45) while also controlling the boards in a wire-to-wire ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Baker leads Beallsville to victory

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BEALLSVILLE — Adam Baker poured in a game-high 24 points and Beallsville raced past Newcomerstown, 56-45, in boys’ basketball action Tuesday night. Dakota Phillips added 12 points for the Blue Devils, while Wyatt Brown had 11. Frontier 54, River 44 HANNIBAL — Logan Brookover ...

Harrison Central sweeps Buckeye 8 bowling

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Winning never gets old for Harrison Central bowling coach Bobbie Parkinson. For her, she cherishes each time the Huskies bring home another title, which has become commonplace for her program the last few seasons. Harrison Central added a pair of trophies to the new ...