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Shamrocks roll by Reds

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BELLAIRE - Barnesville used its pressure defense to stymie homestanding Bellaire by a 55-34 count at the “House of Champions” Tuesday night. The Shamrocks combined a suffocating fullcourt press with tenacious halfcourt defense to pocket their second win in three starts. Coach Matt ...

Shadyside knocks off Cameron

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SHADYSIDE –When basketball fans in the valley hear the term “Shadyside basketball” it often harkens thoughts of strong ball movement, perimeter shooting and selfless play. All of those could be the case Tuesday evening, as the Tigers dished out assists on 24 of their 29 baskets and ...

Beaver Local runs away from Buckeye

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CONNORVILLE — Although both coaches are thinking that their respective teams are works in progress, Beaver Local looks to have the edge on Buckeye Local at this point in the season with speed, shooting and defense. It was apparent Tuesday night as the Fighting Beavers erupted from a ...

Paden City outlasts Beallsville in 3 OTs

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BEALLSVILLE — Paden City and Beallsville combined for 67 field goals and 78 free throws attempts Tuesday night in what turned out being a 107-99 victory by the Wildcats in three overtimes on the Blue Devils’ home floor. Ethan Cross poured in 31 points for Paden City. Ty Cain added 26 ...

Davis powers Bellaire to fourth straight win

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BELLAIRE — Even when good basketball teams don’t play their best, they still find ways to come out on top. Bellaire did just that Monday night in girls’ action inside the ‘House of Champions’ on Guernsey Street. The Lady Reds (4-0) relied on the veteran leadership as they shot ...

Third-quarter run lifts Union Local past Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Union Local broke open a tie game at halftime with a 17-2 run to begin the second half Monday night and cruised to a 50-36 victory against Martins Ferry in a girls’ Buckeye 8 basketball encounter inside the Tolbert Gymnasium. After being held to no 3-pointers in the first ...

Bridgeport girls claim first victory

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WOLFHURST — Jaren Tucker scored 21 points and Kayleigh Roberts had 14 as Bridgeport downed St. John, 50-29, in girls’ high school basketball action Monday night on Frank Baxter Court inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Kaylin Nixon paced the Irish with 15 points. Beallsville 56, ...

Ferry wins pair at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Martins Ferry has dominated the 285-pound weight class during recent years at the Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament. Nothing changed Saturday night as the 49th annual event concluded inside a jam-packed Barnesville High School gymnasium. Seventh-seeded ...

Steelers slip up in Oakland

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left ...

Browns keep playing spoiler

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Red Devils hang on against ’Noles

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St. Clairsville was tested but ultimately came away with a narrow win over Monroe Central, 39-38, in girls high school basketball action Saturday afternoon. Rileigh Simpson led the way for the Red Devils (4-0) with 17 points. She hit a big three-point shot in the waning seconds, and Katie ...

Dorris to leave Indiana for final season

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Austin Dorris had made up his mind. If the Shadyside High School graduate was going to utilize his final year of college football eligibility, it was going to be somewhere other than Indiana University where he spent the last four years. Even though Dorris had that thought process since ...

Day is prepared and ready for the challenge

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COLUMBUS — Ryan Day is probably still waking up each morning and pinching himself. That is if he has time between recruiting visits, which he probably doesn’t, to even give it much thought. Regardless, the time will come when Day will take a step back and have that moment where it all ...

Nardo selected as Top 35 college coach

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WHEELING — Bryan Nardo is a rising star in the college football coaching profession. That was once again reaffirmed recently when the Emporia State defensive coordinator received a most prestigious honor. The Shadyside native has been chosen as one of the premier 35-and-under football ...

Tolliver leads Bellaire athletics spirtually

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BELLAIRE — No mater what happens in the realms of athletic competition at Bellaire High School, the athletes there know they can count on Bishop Michael Tolliver to be there for them. As the school’s athletic chaplain, Tolliver is committed to ensuring that athletics and spirituality go ...

Linsly grad Blount inks a deal in new football league

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Akil Blount never lost hope. Through short stints with two NFL teams, the former Linsly School standout always believed his faith and perseverance to his craft would be rewarded. Now, Blount has landed on the roster of the first franchise born to the Alliance of American Football — the ...

Ferry opens with a win at Union Local

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MORRISTOWN — Through all of the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of Friday night’s Buckeye 8 battle between Martins Ferry and Union Local, Derek Edwards’ message to his team was constant — “Just keep playing.” In the end, the Purple Riders’ nose-to-the-grindstone attitude paid ...

Beallsville staves off Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Over the past several seasons, the Beallsville boys’ basketball team has gone through some growing pains. The Blue Devils took their lumps as freshmen and sophomore, but now as juniors they’re ready for some paybacks. Head coach Rick Jarrett’s junior-dominated squad moved ...

St. C. scores 101 in Clifford’s debut

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s difficult to imagine that even Ryan Clifford ever envisioned his first game as the head coach of the St. Clairsville Red Devils going quite this well. It doesn’t matter the aspect of the game in which Clifford examined. His team was far superior than Brooke and ...

Harrison races by Bellaire, 97-33

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CADIZ — To see the first three minutes of Friday night’s clash at Harrison Central, it was sure to be a defensive struggle. Then Kobe Mitchell dropped in a two-pointer and the whole complexion of the game changed. Mitchell’s bucket turned into a 12-0 lead and from that point it was ...