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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 ...

Bridgeport native Hupp hired at Ravenswood

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RAVENSWOOD — It’s nice to have options. Eric Hupp can attest. Even when options are presented, following your heart is the easiest — and best — way to make the decision. Once again, Eric Hupp will agree. The 1990 Bridgeport High School graduate has been a member of the ...

Ferry’s Jacob to play softball at WJU

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MARTINS FERRY — Amanda Jacob didn’t have to look far to find her collegiate calling. Jacob, the jack-of-all-trades for the Martins Ferry High School softball team, will continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University in the fall. Following a signing ceremony at ...

OVBL set for season with four teams slated to play

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The Ohio Valley Baseball League at one time had a plethora of teams in every small community all over the Ohio Valley. That number is down to four this summer, but league president Laney Simone Sr. isn’t worried. “This might just be the most competitive summer of baseball,” he said last ...

Herrlein shining in motocross

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BETHESDA — Six years into his professional motocross career, Daniel Herrlein is right where he wants to be. “I think I’m at a pretty good place in my career,” he said recently at his Belmont County home. “I’ve had overall wins in select rounds. I wish I would have been able to put ...

Ferry’s Hoover to wrestle at Wheeling Jesuit

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MARTINS FERRY — There is no place like home. Dalton Hoover gives life to that premise. The Martins Ferry two-sport all-stater has opted to remain close to his roots rather than accept a Division I wrestling scholarship some 9 hours away. Hoover announced Wednesday that he will now ...

Harrison Central’s Ward to play softball at KST

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — Kent State University-Tuscarawas has announced that Harrison Central High School senior Laken Ward signed to play softball for the Golden Eagles. Ward was a three-year letter winner for the Huskies and was also a multi-year letterwinner for the soccer team. In ...

Buckeye Trail takes boys’ track title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One step closer. That’s how the area track and field delegation is looking at things this morning after Friday’s Division III Eastern District Championship meet concluded at Red Devil Stadium. The name of the game this week was to finish in the top four and earn a ...

Local girls punch regional tickets

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Onward to Stark County! That’s the battle cry for several area individuals this morning after their performances during the Division III Eastern District Championship meet, which was held this week at Red Devil Stadium. Representatives from seven area schools ...

Maynard claims OVBL opener

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MAYNARD — Good pitching will beat good hitting a good majority of the time. Friday night was one of those occasions as the Ohio Valley Baseball League began play. Justin Retzer, a recent graduate of West Liberty University, retired the first 13 batters he faced in pitching Maynard to a 3-0 ...

St. C girls fall short

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CAMBRIDGE — St. Clairsville outhit River View 7-3 Thursday night in the Eastern District Division II softball tournament championship game, but the Red Devils couldn’t come up with the timely hit when they needed it. The Black Bears did once and that was enough. Claire Warschauer belted a ...

Bellaire’s run ends in D-III district final

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MORRISTOWN — Meadowbrook head softball coach Bridget George is of the belief that if you put the ball in play good things will happen. That feeling, again, proved true Thursday afternoon. The Colts collected five of their seven hits in the fifth inning, one that produced four runs. The ...

Area athletes qualify for regional track meet in Division II

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BYESVILLE — Several area Division II athletes find themselves on the doorstep of the Ohio State Track and Field Championship. District tournament action opened at Meadowbrook High School with sights set on the regional meet, which will be held May 24 and 26 at Muskingum University in New ...

Big Red slips by Huskies

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CAMBRIDGE — Mason Rubish pitched Steubenville out of trouble Tuesday night in relief. Twenty-four hours later, the lanky senior hurled a complete game to lead Big Red to its 25th district championship and another berth in the regionals. Top-seeded Steubenville (17-6) parlayed a walk, ...

Bellaire duo leads BW to Division III tourney

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BEREA, Oh. — As Baldwin Wallace University prepares for its second NCAA Division III baseball tournament appearance in four seasons, so does a pair of former Bellaire High school standouts. Spencer Badia and Nick Patrone were classmates for the Big Reds and all-state performers on the ...

Harrison Central comes up big in blanking St. Clairsville

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MINGO — In the early going of their Ohio Division II East 2 district baseball semifinal Tuesday, St. Clairsville and Harrison Central did their best to harness the all-important momentum. Both teams got runners on, but couldn’t cash in. The Huskies finally hit the jackpot in the fourth, ...

St. Clairsville ousts Dover

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CADIZ — Ron Hummel has said all season that if his team hits the ball, it can play with anyone. Second-seeded St. Clairsville pounded out 11 hits and scored double-digit runs in eliminating No. 13 Dover, 10-6, Tuesday night in a Division II Eastern District Tournament semifinal at the ...