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Red Devils’ Davenport to play soccer at ONU

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ryan Davenport’s disliking of one sport has led him to play another at the collegiate level. Friday afternoon, the St. Clairsville senior soccer standout announced he will attend NCAA Division III Ohio Northern University to continue his academic and athletic ...

Buckeyes survive test from Bucknell

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Kaleb Wesson had a career-high 20 points and No. 15 Ohio State held off a Bucknell comeback to win 73-71 Saturday. Ohio State went on an 11-2 run to take an 11-point with under 10 minutes remaining, but Bucknell stormed back to within three with a 10-2 run and late 3-pointer ...

Bellaire wins first of year

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BRIDGEPORT — Bellaire needed a win in the worst of ways. The Big Reds were 0-3 and trailing late against Bridgeport Friday night before Cole Runyan came up clutch. The senior southpaw buried a pair of three-pointers in the final 80 seconds as Ben Doyle’s charges overcame a sluggish middle ...

Harrison outscores St. Clairsville

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CADIZ — The final boys’ basketball game between St. Clairsville and Harrison Central inside the John W. Stephenson Center was one the standing-room-only crowd that was there to witness it won’t soon forget. The Red Devils and Huskies staged another classic in their long-standing ...

Ferry falls to Wheeling Park, 60-53

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WHEELING — Opening night was a good night for Wheeling Park basketball. Coach Michael Jebbia’s Patriots debuted in strong fashion, downing a tall and talented Martins Ferry quint, 60-53, in the Sam Andy Classic at WesBanco Arena Friday night. The loss was the Purple’s first in ...

Barnesville’s Powell records 1,000th point

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BARNESVILLE -– While basketball is a team sport, there are times when one player reaches a level of play where he simply takes over a game. Such was the case in Barnesville Friday night, as talented Shamrocks junior Luke Powell torched the nets for 45 points, including the 1,000th of his ...

Bellaire girls lose first game

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WHEELING — The Sam Andy Classic continues to grow into its second year and the electric environment seemed to take both Wheeling Park and Bellaire out of their respective games Friday night. Despite not playing their best basketball, the Patriots battled through to earn a 44-37 victory over ...

Union Local blows away St. John Central

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MORRISTOWN — With five players scoring in twin figures and defensively forcing a rash of St. John Central turnovers, Union Local breezed to a 97-26 win over an outmanned Fighting Irish squad Friday night. Serving a precursor to tonight’s tussle on the Jets’ court with a good Shadyside ...

Bellaire remains perfect

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MORRISTOWN — With a highly-anticipated showdown against Wheeling Park on tap this evening at the Sam Andy Classic, Bellaire head coach John Farrier wanted to get a handle on Thursday night’s Buckeye 8 girls’ basketball battle with Union Local fairly quickly. That’s exactly what ...

Knights avenge setback

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WHEELING — Shadyside and Wheeling Central have battled each other tooth-and-nail on the girls’ basketball court for many years, including a huge Tigers’ victory last week on the home boards. Thursday night was no different as Coach Serge Gentile’s Tigers did everything they needed ...

Holzopfel powers Buckeye Local past Beaver

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CONNORVILLE — Emily Holzopfel scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Thursday night, including a 13 of 13 effort from the free throw line, as Buckeye Local edged Beaver Local, 63-59, in girls’ high school basketball action. Alaire Destifanes added 14 points and 10 boards for the ...

Buckeye Local rallies past Linsly

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CONNORVILLE — Tom Figurski found out a lot about his Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team Wednesday night. Trailing visiting Linsly by 11 points after three quarters, he told his squad he was disappointed and thought they were better than they were showing. He left them with two words ...

Barnesville’s Stephen honed craft in summer

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While most kids spent their summer at a refreshing swimming pool, vacationing with their parents at a sandy beach somewhere or enjoying an amusement park and all its amenities, Reese Stephen was honing his wrestling skills. The seventh-grader at Barnesville Junior High School spent month of ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Barnesville tops St. John

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BARNESVILLE — Mallory Connor tallied 17 points as Barnesville defeated St. John’s, 39-22, in girls’ prep basketball action Wednesday night. Kaylin Nixon led the way for the Irish with eight points. BOYS River 95, St. John 27 BELLAIRE — Stone Thompson poured in a game-high 22 ...

Blackhawks halt slide against Pens

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. “I think we played a winning style ...

Hood’s late bucket helps Cavs top Knicks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 Wednesday after squandering a 22-point ...

Patriots’ blueprint for Pittsburgh has changed

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If there’s been a blueprint to having success against the Patriots defense this season, it’s started with running the football. Seven times in 2018 New England has allowed an opponent to rush for 100 or more yards. On four of those occasions it’s ended in a ...

Steelers’ Boswell fighting for his job

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Boswell knows the drill. Heck, the drill is the reason he’s in the NFL in the first place. The Pittsburgh Steelers kicker earned a roster spot three years ago by booting balls in the rain and wind at Heinz Field during an open tryout after Josh Scobee flamed out ...

Ferry rallies by Harrison

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MARTINS FERRY — After a sluggish start in its home opener, Martins Ferry caught fire towards the end of the first quarter, carried it over to the second and rallied past Harrison Central, 63-55, in boys’ high school basketball action inside Tolbert Gymnasium Tuesday night high atop the ...

St. C. routs Union Local

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There was no drama on John Jenkins Court on Tuesday night. St. Clairsville dominated at both ends of the floor from start to finish and handed Union Local an 83-42 Buckeye 8 defeat in what was the conference opener for the Red Devils. After pouring 101 points on ...