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Third-quarter spurt sparks Union Local past Bellaire, 64-38

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MORRISTOWN — It was just another night at the office for Union Local. The unbeaten and OVAC-leading Jets used an impressive 14-2 run to open the second half and pulled away from a Bellaire squad, which had been surging of late, for a 64-38 repeat victory inside ‘The Hangar.’ “We ...

Burrow, LSU cap magical season with CFP crown

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and finished off one of the most accomplished seasons in ...

Indian Creek knocks Park girls from ranks of unbeaten

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WINTERSVILLE — Two unbeaten OVAC Class 5A powers put on a whale of a show Monday inside Indian Creek’s packed gymnasium. When the final curtain fell, Creek’s perfect record remained intact thanks to a thrilling 67-57 victory over Wheeling Park, West Virginia’s top-ranked Class AAA ...

Bridgeport grad Picetti lands first head coaching gig

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WORTHINGTON — Often times, as it pertains to landing a job, persistence is the key. Mike Picetti is a prime example. After a lengthy — 21 years to be exact — career as an assistant coach, the Bridgeport graduate has landed his first head coaching gig. Picetti was recently hired as ...

St. Clairsville sweeps Buckeye 8 swim titles

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WHEELING — To hear St. Clairsville swim coach Ernie Banks tell it, his Red Devils swam Saturday’s combined Buckeye 8 and Red Devil Invitational “tired.” It could be a scary scene for other teams when the St. Clairsville squads swim fresh. The Red Devils cruised to both the boys and ...

Two thousand and still going for Rataiczak

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BELLAIRE — There are some highly impressive — actually mindboggling — streaks in sports. Some of those that resonate the most are Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games played, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Brett Favre’s 296 consecutive games as a starting ...

Bellaire rolls as seniors make history

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BELLAIRE — The Bellaire girls’ basketball program is rich in tradition. However, the 2019-2020 senior class will be remembered for what it accomplished Saturday afternoon. Katrina Davis, Mia Gavarkavich and Tayah Frazier became part of history after the Big Reds (10-4) won their 74th ...

Two thousand and still going for Rataiczak

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BELLAIRE — There are some highly impressive — actually mindboggling — streaks in sports. Some of those that resonate the most are Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive games played, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Brett Favre’s 296 consecutive games as a starting ...

Defending champs to spoil LSU’s dream season

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WHEELING — The Tigers will lay claim to college football’s national championship Monday night in New Orleans. That is a no-brainer. The $64,000 question, however, is what breed of Tiger - be it LSU or Clemson. LSU gained the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, proceeding to demolish Oklahoma in ...

Union Local stays hot by taking down St. Clairsville, 69-61

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Union Local shot 54 percent from the field and rode a balanced scoring effort to a 69-61 victory against St. Clairsville on Friday at John Jenkins court. The win avenged an earlier 13-point defeat at home to the Red Devils as the suddenly red-hot Jets (6-4) are in the ...

Hendershot’s 26 helps fuel Shadyside by Shenandoah

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SHADYSIDE — Both head coaches — Shadyside’s Ed Andes and Shenandoah’s Marc Smith — realized it. And most importantly, for Shadyside, senior Kelly Hendershot not only noticed the advantage he had in terms of size and athleticism on the Zep guarding him, but he and his Tiger ...

Ferry fends off Harrison for seventh win, 60-49

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MARTINS FERRY — Defense wins games. That’s a well-known fact. It ignited Martins Ferry’s offense Friday night. With the defense forcing turnovers at an alarming rate early inside Tolbert Gymnasium, the Purple Riders jumped out to a 19-5 lead after one quarter and were never headed in a ...

Buckeye Local falls short to Beaver Local

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CONNORVILLE - Beaver Local made the most of the charity stripe in gaining a repeat 64-56 Buckeye 8 win over Buckeye Local Friday night. The Beavers, who won the initial encounter 65-55, meshed 18-of-25 free throws in improving to 8-6. The Panthers, meanwhile, went to the stripe on just ...

Bridgeport falls to Cameron

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BRIDGEPORT - The Cameron Dragons returned to the win column Friday evening, dispatching of homesteading Bridgeport by a 67-45 count on Frank Baxter Court inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. The Dragons pulled back above the .500 mark, upping their record to 5-4, with all four losses coming ...

Prep Roundup: Monroe Central upends Bellaire, 76-60

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WOODSFIELD — Dillon Lincoln scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as Monroe Central defeated visiting bellaire, 76-60, Friday night in boys’ high school basketball action. Auston Hogue added 14 while Talin Babcock and Garet Cramer evenly divided 22. Trenton Wilson ...

Late run sparks Shadyside by Monroe Central

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WOODSFIELD — Through two-plus quarters of their tussle against Monroe Central on Thursday night, Shadyside was off-kilter on both ends of the floor. The LTs were cold from the field, listless on defense and unable to seize any type of momentum. Despite not having the services of Amy ...