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Shadyside storms by Steubenville CC

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SHADYSIDE — On the wall inside Shadyside High’s Tiger Den, there’s a newly-erected banner listing all of the school’s OVAC championships. There’s a section for volleyball, but it’s blank. That could change Saturday at Union Local High School’s “Hangar.” The Lady Tigers ...

River falls in 5 sets to Southern in 2A

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SHADYSIDE — Southern scored four unanswered points twice in the fifth set Tuesday night, the final sequence clinching a thrilling OVAC Class 2A semifinal triumph against River inside Shadyside High School. The Indians won the first two sets before the Pilots made it a marathon. In the end, ...

Barnesville swept by Crestview in 3A

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BARNESVILLE — The old saying in sports goes, ‘It’s not how you start, but how you finish.’ For the Crestview volleyball team, it was in an early hole in the first set of a Class 3A OVAC semifinal match against Barnesville. The Rebels, though were able to overcome that deficit and ...

East Liverpool again sweeps past St. Clairsville in 4A

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EAST LIVERPOOL — As an exciting season approaches its most important stretch, the East Liverpool volleyball team shows no signs of slowing down. The Potters landed their second convincing victory over St. Clairsville in less than a week Tuesday with a 25-17, 25-10, 25-7 OVAC 4A semifinal ...

Park blanks St. C. girls behind strong 2nd half

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WHEELING — As sectionals are set to begin next week on both sides of the river, Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville met in a late-season tuneup for their respective playoffs. Wheeling Park turned up the offense with a shooting gallery, putting 23 shots on goal during the game. The Red Devils ...

Bellaire spikes Bridgeport in 5

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BELLAIRE — Natalie Stoner had 15 points, eight kills and five digs Tuesday evening to help Bellaire down Bridgeport in high school volleyball action 22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 12-25, 15-12. Michaela Flaherty added 10 kills, six points and five digs for the Big Reds, while Addie Conroy recorded 11 ...

OSU’s defensive lapses not sitting well with Meyer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another flurry of pretty touchdown passes by Dwayne Haskins overshadowed No. 3 Ohio State’s defensive lapses. The state of the defense is causing anxiety for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, who said Ohio State needs to get the problems cleaned up if they hope to sustain ...

Holgorsen gets 59th win at W. Virginia

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MORGANTOWN — Lost in all the hoopla of No. 9 West Virginia’s (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) 38-22 victory over Kansas University – which included junior defensive end Reese Donahue’s wedding proposal – was that eighth-year coach tied Art ‘Pappy’ Lewis (1950-59) for third-most wins in program ...

Astros complete sweep of Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer. Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run ...

Bulldogs spikers prevail

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BELLAIRE -- Bridgeport picked up another win in volleyball Monday evening. The Bulldogs posted a sweep of St. John by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-9. Junior Kayleigh Roberts had 15 points, three aces and two kills. Senior Bri Conaway had 14 digs, while Jaren Tucker added six points, four ...

McKivitz, WVU continue to shine

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MORGANTOWN — Despite being undefeated and ranked No. 6 in the nation after five games, work remains. West Virginia passed another test Saturday, disposing of outmanned Kansas, 38-22, to remain unblemished heading to Iowa State this Saturday. But star offensive tackle Colton McKivitz ...

Buckeyes stay perfect, but have a lot to improve upon

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COLUMBUS – It wasn’t until Terry McLaurin hauled in a Dwayne Haskins scoring dart with 12:21 remaining Saturday that Urban Meyer could breathe a sigh of relief, Up until then, the Ohio State head coach was bewildered by what he was seeing in “The Shoe.” His No. 3-ranked Buckeyes were ...

Eastern District Volleyball Sectional Pairings

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Division II Monday, Oct. 15 Zanesville at Philo Tuesday, Oct. 16 (at Indian Valley) Indian Valley vs. Zanesville/Philo winner Dover vs. Steubenville (at River View) River View vs. Carrollton Beaver Local vs. Maysville (at East Liverpool) East Liverpool vs. Minerva Indian ...

Eastern District Boys and Girls Soccer Sectional Pairings

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Boys Division II Tuesday, Oct. 16 (all games begin at 6 p.m. unless noted) Philo at River View St. Clairsville at Steubenville Cambridge at Zanesville John Glenn at Morgan, 4:30 p.m. Carrollton at Minerva West Holmes at Harrison Central East Liverpool at Beaver, 4:30 ...

River grad, Caretti, counted on to be leader at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS — As the ball swished through the net to complete an Ohio State women’s basketball workout last week, Jensen Caretti clasped the ball, raced to the 3-point line and drained a shot. She then joined her teammates in the huddle with Head Coach Kevin McGuff inside the Schottenstein ...

Beallsville’s Moore: Dedication personified

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BEALLSVILLE - If you ever look up the definition of dedication, the name Delmas Moore should be attached. Moore is in his 49th year of teaching in the Switzerland of Ohio School District, the last 48 at Beallsville High. He is also in his 33rd year as the Blue Devils’ athletic ...

Ferry girls win OVAC Class 4A title

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CAMBRIDGE — The OVAC Cal Pokas Cross Country Championship was contested on a new course Saturday morning at warm and humid Cambridge High School. However, the end results were very similar to what we’ve seen in the past when the meet was staged just a few miles away at ...

Marling headed into National Wrestling HoF W.Va. Chapter

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MARTINS FERRY — A veteran Ohio Valley official will be one of nine individuals inducted into the 16th annual National Wrestling Hall of Fame West Virginia Chapter’s “Hall of Fame Day” during a gala banquet on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Embassy Suites in Charleston. Bridgeport resident Ray ...

St. Clairsville passing game explodes in win over Bellaire

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Several questions have swirled around the St. Clairsville football during its impressive 6-0 start to the season. Most centered around the passing game. Head coach Brett McLean and offensive coordinator Donnie Giffin have heard things like: can St. Clairsville throw? ...