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Regional wrestling set in W.Va.

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The road to the West Virginia state wrestling tournament begins this weekend with regional tournament action and concludes Feb. 22-24 inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Wrestlers in Class AAA, Region I converge on Brooke High School in Wellsburg on Saturday where action begins ...

Bellaire hikes Trail; advances to 3A finals

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ST. JOE — For the first time in the 11 years of the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships, the 10-team field will include Bellaire. After a disappointing home loss to Linsly in last season’s Class 3A semifinals, the top-seeded Big Reds (19-2) atoned for that Tuesday night ...

’Dogs cage Panthers

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WOLFHURST -- Bridgeport is closing the regular season on a roll. The Bulldogs built a big first-quarter lead Tuesday night and held off a gallant Buckeye Local rally in posting a 68-61 verdict on Frank Baxter Court. The win was the third straight for Coach Don Cash’s charges. The game ...

UL blows out ’Rocks for ‘Bottle’

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BARNESVILLE — Last time Union Local was on the court it claimed the Buckeye 8 Championship. Tuesday evening, the Jets returned to action and added to their collection of awards. By virtue of a 66-36 blowout of rival Barnesville, Union Local (17-2) claimed the annual ‘Milk Bottle’ ...

Maroon Knights cruise past Tigers, 77-58

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SHADYSIDE — Wheeling Central struggled with its inside game for the majority of the first half Tuesday night at Shadyside, but with All-West Virginia senior Brent Price on the floor most of the fans probably didn’t even notice. Price scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the opening ...

Blomquist powers St. C. by SCC

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was St. Clairsville’s offense that shot it out of the chute successfully Tuesday night. But it was the Red Devils’ defense that endured for 32 minutes. St. Clairsville held Steubenville Catholic to single-digit points in the first and third quarters and that, along ...

Harrison Central rolls past East Liverpool

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Red-hot Harrison Central knocked down 13, 3-point goals and fought off East Liverpool for an 82-70 victory, which clinches the top seed in the OVAC 4A tournament, for the Huskies. Harrison Central found itself leading by just one entering the fourth, but outscored the ...

Shadyside survives at Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE — Shadyside had become pretty much a constant in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 2A Girls Basketball Championship game. After appearing in five of the first six title games, the Lady Tigers have found themselves at home on championship Saturday each of the last five ...

Beallsville hangs on in 1A

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BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville had one big scoring spurt Monday night. For the most part, though, the Blue Devils’ success stemmed from a collection of big plays and clutch shots. None larger were the ones that came off the hands of Ashlie Louden. Louden’s two free throws with 11.4 seconds ...

Destifanes’ shot lifts Buckeye in 4A

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CONNORVILLE — Two days removed from stunning Steubenville in overtime inside the Crimson Center, the Buckeye Local girls basketball team did it again on its home court to advance to the Class 4A title game of the 11th Annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament at Ohio ...

No. 4 River upsets Steubenville CC

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STEUBENVILLE — River jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 64-55 victory over Steubenville Catholic Central Monday in the Class 2A semifinals of the 11th annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament. With the win, the fourth-seeded Pilots, now 12-7 and winners of six ...

River falls to Hiland in D-IV showdown

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HANNIBAL — With programs the quality of Hiland and River meeting on the boys’ basketball hardwood Saturday evening, capitalizing on each possession was no doubt on the minds of both head coaches — the Hawks’ Mark Schlabach and the Pilots’ Mark Romick. As the the showdown between two ...

Union Local rolls by Creek for Buckeye 8 title

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EAST LIVERPOOL -- Cal Kildow scored a game-high 21 points as Union Local rolled past Indian Creek, 59-38, for the Buckeye 8 championship Saturday night inside Potter Fueldhouse. The Jets’ junior sharpshooter nailed nailed three of his teams bonus goals. Elijah Baker added 15 markers ...

Times Leader Super Bowl Poll leans heavily toward Patriots

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The wait is almost over. The players are ready. The fans are ready. Even the commercials are ready. The NFL season comes to a close tonight with Super Bowl LII taking center stage. Helping to get you ready for what may transpire tonight in Minneapolis between New England and Philadelphia is ...

Super Bowl Special for Glen Dale Couple

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GLEN DALE -- Super Bowl 52 will be extra super for a Glen Dale couple. Joe and Trudy Blake are in Minnesota today for the NFL championship game, pitting the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots. They have a vested interest in the game -- their son, Craig, is the assistant ...

Ohio Valley Unsung Hero: Beltz Part of Parochial League Success

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WHEELING — Ed Beltz gets asked all time if he’s still coaching. “And, I look at them and say, ‘I’m still having a good time. As long as (the players) are getting something out of it and I feel like they are getting something out of it.’” For nearly three decades, Beltz has been ...

Dawson, Stephens Added to OVAC Hall

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WHEELING - A pair of ultra-successful multi-sport athletes have been tapped for enshrinement. Bellaire High’s Georgia Dawson and Linsly’s Ron Stephens are representing the decade of the 1980s in the Class of 2018 OVAC Hall of Fame induction. The OVAC Hall of Fame, which is sponsored ...

Jefferson Union grad honored by HOF

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — An Ohio Valley native is receiving a very distinguished award for his dedication to the sport of wrestling in Michigan. Todd Hibbs, a 1985 graduate of Jefferson Union High School, has been named as one of the Lifetime Service Award winners by the Michigan Chapter of ...

Barnesville wins Class 3A

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MOUNDSVILLE — Barnesville and Bellaire met for the third time this season in a dual wrestling meet Friday night. The Belmont County rivals had split the previous pair of bouts. However, this time the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Duals Class 3A championship was on the ...