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Shadyside scores 90 in triumph

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SHADYSIDE — Ed Andes didn’t have much to say after his team’s regular-season finale Friday night against Clay-Battelle. Their wasn’t much Shadyside’s veteran hoops boss could add to what his team already said on the floor. After all, its 90-62 triumph inside the Tiger Den spoke ...

Roundup: St. John girls win finale, 66-20

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BELLAIRE -- St. John Central ended its season with its third straight win, downing visiting Hundred, 66-20, Thursday night. Junior standout Kaylin Nixon led the way with 26 points while the senior tandem of Alyssa Busack and Brooke Palmer produced 17 and 12 counters, respectively. Palmer ...

Morgantown routs Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry has had its struggles this season. There’s no way around that. Friday night, high atop the Purple City, the Purple Riders had another one of those nights. However, that could mostly be blamed on the opponent. A red-hot, athletic Morgantown squad came to ...

Wheeling Park turns back Creek

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WHEELING — It’s been a rough week for Wheeling Park basketball. The Patriots had the unenviable task of facing University High twice in a three-day span. Coach Michael Jebbia’s squad dropped both outings to the state’s No. 2-ranked Class AAA squad by lopsided margins. That was after ...

Huskies top Golden Bears behind treys

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NEW MANCHESTER — Kobe Mitchell scored 18 points Friday night, including three of Harrison Central’s 12 3-pointers, as the Huskies downed Oak Glen, 79-73, in the Class 4A consolation game of the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Caden Arbaugh added 17 points for ...

Area tankers off to district championships

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ATHENS — The prep swimming season has reached its homestretch. Three area teams — Barnesville, Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville — are sending entrants to the Division II District Championship, which is being staged at Ohio University Friday afternoon. The top two finishers — in ...

Bridgeport pins Buckeye Local

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BRIDGEPORT — As the high school wrestling regular season winds down, coaches want their individuals to get as many matches in as they can in preparation for the postseason. Such was the case Wednesday afternoon when Bridgeport hosted Buckeye Local in a dual meet before the entire student ...

Union Local gets by Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Union Local appeared headed for a blowout victory high atop the Purple City Monday night in girls’ high school basketball action. The Jets led by as many as 17 points in the first half as senior standout Haley Porter had 17 herself. However, Martins Ferry isn’t the ...

St. Clairsville fends off Indian Creek

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls basketball team is running out of chances to accomplish a goal that its head coach Stacey Agnew has been longing for it to achieve. “We’re still not playing four, good quarters, but we did play probably the closest thing to a complete game ...

River lays claim to 2A crown

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Though it defies the cliche, the fourth time was the charm for River. After coming up empty on its initial three trips to the championship game of the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championship, the Pilots broke through Saturday morning. Using a strong foul ...

Wheeling Central tops Bellaire for 3A title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Championships are, many times, earned down the stretch of games, with little things here or there making a difference. That’s what happened Saturday afternoon inside Ohio University Eastern’s Health and Physical Education Center as Wheeling Central claimed its third ...

Cambridge races past Buckeye Local in 4A

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coming into Saturday afternoon’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A Girls Basketball championship game, Buckeye Local head coach Tom Figurski embraced the underdog role. Cambridge more than demonstrated why it was the top seed and heavy favorite inside Ohio University ...

Union Local uses defense to top Shadyside

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MORRISTOWN — When one aspect of a team’s game isn’t clicking, it must rely on another to carry it forward. Union Local did just that Friday night in moving to 18-2. The Jets uncharacteristically didn’t shoot the ball well (19-51), but they played solid defense in defeating Shadyside, ...

Martins Ferry overcomes adversity and Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — A litmus test for an improving team, or any team for that matter, is how it handles adversity. Martins Ferry certainly faced plenty of that Friday night. After leading by as many as 21 midway through the third quarter, the Purple Riders watched Barnesville claw back to ...

JM spoils Sr. Night for St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a senior night to forget on John Jenkins Court Friday evening for St. Clairsville. But, on the flip side, it was the start of what Chad Clutter hopes is his John Marshall Monarchs taking the next step in their maturation process. The invading Monarchs seized ...

Weir explodes by Buckeye Local

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WEIRTON — Weir High exploded in the fourth quarter Friday night, scoring 35 points to pull away from Buckeye Local and record a 76-45 Senior Night win on the Ron (Fritz) Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. The 35 points was a season high in any quarter for the Red Riders, ...

Shorthanded Wheeling Park falls to Morgantown

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WHEELING — Often times when it goes bad it goes really bad. Wheeling Park entered Friday night’s heavyweight showdown with Morgantown already hamstrung as ace point guard Jack Stakem was sidelined with a severe wrist injury incurred a day earlier in practice. It only took a few minutes ...

Roundup: Ray, Doyle pace Bridgeport victory

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WOLFHURST — Trevonn Ray poured in a game-high 21 points Friday night to help Bridgeport complete the pre-OVAC Tournament portion of its boys’ high school basketball schedule with a 73-39 triumph against Beallsville inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Macrea Doyle added 20 points for ...

Field ready for OVAC boys championships

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BELLAIRE — The championship games for the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament are set for Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. The boys’ teams of the OVAC learned their fates Wednesday morning after the championship basketball committee met at the conference office to ...