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John Marshall puts brakes on Bellaire streak

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MOUNDSVILLE — Throughout the week, John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich continually challenged his team to be more physical when it made its home debut Friday night at Monarch Stadium against Bellaire. To a player, John Marshall responded. Dereck Hess scored four more touchdowns and Hunter ...

Shenandoah cruises to victory at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Shenandoah is, in many ways, a reflection of its head coach. esse Wells is a man of few words when it comes to talking about his team. He’s direct and to the point. The Zeps (4-0) were the same Friday night, scoring on their first three drives en route to a 42-0 ...

Monroe pockets first win

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CALDWELL -- Monroe Central (1-3) got on the winning side of the ledger with their 32-0 shutout of the host Redskins (1-3) at the Noble County Fairgrounds. Senior quarterback Ryan LaFollette accounted for 334 yards of total offense. He completed half of his 10 passes for 118 yards and a ...

Wheeling Central wins first game of the season

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WHEELING — It was gut-check time for Wheeling Centralon Friday night. Winless after two starts and facing a perennial Class A power, Coach Mike Young’s charges exhibited resiliency, toughness and a well-balanced attack en route to a 28-23 triumph over Williamstown on Bishop Schmidt Field ...

Indian Creek blanks Buckeye Local, 36-0

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek bounced back from a loss in its home opener with a 36-0 win over Buckeye Local on homecoming night Friday at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. “I thought our kids did a good job of handling the distractions of homecoming,” Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor. “I ...

Bellaire girls, Ferry boys prevail

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MORRISTOWN — One week ago, the Martins Ferry boys and Bellaire girls were celebrating their respective Buckeye 8 championship. The same teams can now claim the distinction of county champions, too. The Purple Riders and Big Reds fought off stiff challenges to win the Belmont County ...

Martins Ferry, St. Clairsville set to renew their rivalry

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MARTINS FERRY — Two teams headed in different directions will collide Friday night in Buckeye 8 action at the Dave Bruney Football Complex when Martins Ferry hosts rival St. Clairsville in a 7 o’clock kickoff. Martins Ferry opened the season with a 47-0 victory over Buckeye Local, but ...

Barnesville set to face still test from the Shenandoah

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BARNESVILLE — It’s Week 4 of the high school football season and Barnesville is finally going to play a game inside the friendly confines of Shamrock Stadium. Hoping to spoil the occasion, though, will be Shenandoah, a juggernaut of a squad that’s risen from the ashes of ...

Bridgeport, Buckeye, Monroe seek first wins

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Three teams seeking their initial victories of the high school football season make up half of Friday night’s local six-game card as the campaign enters week 4. Bridgeport, Buckeye Local and Monroe Central are all winless after three weeks. However, all have shown improvement as the season ...

Shadyside seeks 4-0 start on the road at Meadowbrook

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BYESVILLE — Many of Mark Holenka’s words with his team this week have centered around one key topic. After last week’s thrilling 14-13, double-overtime victory at Magnolia, Shadyside has been striving to temper its excitement because it’s just the third game of season. “We ...

Union Local looks to continue hot play at Harrison

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CADIZ — The Union Local Jets are soaring. The Harrison Central Huskies are hurting. The Buckeye 8 rivals, who are seemingly headed in different directions, will square off Friday evening on the new turf at Wagner Field. “It’s always tough to play at Harrison Central and now with ...

Bellaire set to visit John Marshall

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MOUNDSVILLE — Friday night’s battle between Bellaire and John Marshall at Monarch Field will pit one team trying to continue to gain momentum going forward in the season and the other trying to grab it and turn things around. Coach Mark Spigarelli’s Big Reds (2-1) have won two games in ...

Ohio State owns up to loss; must prepare for Army

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COLUMBUS — By their own admission, they own it. Now, it’s up to Ohio State’s coaches and players to fix it. Before Army comes marching into Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon for its first meeting against the Buckeyes (4:30 p.m./FOX), Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and the rest of ...

Buckeyes’ defense ranks last in nation against pass

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COLUMBUS — When you’re ranked last in passing defense amongst FBS schools, you know something isn’t right. Yes, Ohio State is the only FBS school allowing more than 400 yards passing per game, 403 to be exact. And the Buckeyes’ deficiencies in that area — and in the secondary, ...

Bridgeport, Shadyside, Monroe spikers prevail

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bulldogs improved to 7-3 on the season by virtue of a four-set win against Bellaire by scores of 25-11, 25-4, 22-25 and 25-14. The Bulldogs were led on the stat sheet by Lauren Neer’s 33 assists, eight digs and 13 points. Kadem Dulesky had nine points, 20 kills and two ...

Harrison Central finishes second in OVAC 4A golf

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WHEELING — Guernsey County made its presence felt Tuesday at the OVAC Class 4A Golf Championship. Cambridge took home the team crown, while Meadowbrook’s Trey Singleton repeated as medalist under mostly overcast skies at Oglebay Park’s challenging Robert Trent Jones layout. The ...

Madonna continues remarkable 1A run

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WHEELING—The Madonna golf team is on a run for the ages. The Blue Dons captured their ninth consecutive OVAC championship on Tuesday at Crispin Golf Course, led by senior Howie Peterson, who collected his third OVAC individual title in a row. Madonna scored 315 points to pick up the ...

Beaver, St. C. play to tie in boys soccer

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tuesday night’s boys’ high school soccer game between Beaver Local and St. Clairsville was a tale of two halves, with neither head coach liking the end result. The visiting Beavers (1-3-2) took a 2-0 lead into the 10-minute halftime break by dominating much of the ...

Prep Roundup: Barnesville takes down Linsly in 5 games

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BARNESVILLE -- the Shamrocks needed five games, but improved to 7-1 with a victory against winless Linsly by scores of 19-25, 25-18, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-8. Astin Skinner had 10 kills, 10 points, 11 assists and 11 digs. Mindi Wehr had eight kills, 10 points and 15 digs. Madison Detling had ...

Wheeling Central kicks way past Union Local

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WHEELING — Having played four games in six days Wheeling Central’s boys’ soccer team was looking to take command early Monday against Union Local, dictate the tempo and get as many minutes from as many kids as possible. And while things don’t always work as planned, coach Brian ...