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Harrison Central wins Buckeye 8 golf crown

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For Harrison Central’s golf team, it had been a long time coming. After watching first-round leads evaporate the last few years, the Huskies came into Friday’s final round of the Buckeye 8 Golf Championship certainly taking nothing for granted. Coach Todd ...

Marhefka ready to make mark

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ATHENS — Jerrid Marhefka stood idly by during his junior and senior seasons at St. Clairsville and watched as some of his teammates collected Division I scholarship offers. As excited as he was for his teammates, the competitor in him was disappointed because he felt like he was capable of ...

Orzolek, Brown help St. C. boys blank Cambridge

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Gary Watt saw his team grow up a bit Thursday night. The veteran St. Clairsville boys soccer coach has been preaching many things to his squad, and he saw it put those instructions to good use in blanking Cambridge, 2-0, under the lights at Red Devil Stadium. ‘‘The ...

Meadowbrook tops Barnesville

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BYESVILLE — Meadowbrook scored 36 unanswered points Friday night, turning what was a close contest into a rout and defeating Barnesville, 50-7, at Eugene Capers Field at Meadowbrook High School. Both teams left the game at 1-1. The Colts struck first, galloping to into the end zone on an ...

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Dorris expects to contribute more for Hoosiers in ’17

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Austin Dorris is healthy, ready and excited. Set to embark on his third season with the Indiana Hoosiers, Dorris has been counting down the days to tonight’s opener. And it has little to do with the fact that the game is against the No. 2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes ...

Shadyside girls, St. C. boys win at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Some early season trends are certainly taking root in area cross country. First and foremost, the St. Clairsville boys and Shadyside girls are once again solid teams. And secondly both have clear-cut, number one runners. Both teams — and their leaders — shined once ...

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE’S Maria Vincenzo (6) battles for possession of the ball with Harrison Central’s Jenna Easlick during action from their game Wednesday night at Red Devil Stadium. Vincenzo had two goals in a 7-1 victory.

St. Clairsville girls race past Harrison

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After battling Indian Creek to a scoreless deadlock in the season opener, St. Clairsville has been unstoppable ... and unbeatable. The Red Devils (3-0-1) continued their strong play Wednesday night with a 7-1 blasting of visiting Harrison Central (1-3) in girls’ high ...

Ferry looks to continue early success when Linsly visits

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Linsly and Martins Ferry are coming off results from different ends of the spectrum as the high school football season enters its second week. The Cadets were manhandled by perennial Ohio power Mogadore, 28-0, in their opener, while the Purple Riders powered past Buckeye Local, 47-0. However, ...

Shadyside, Monroe to meet Friday

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WOODSFIELD — Neither Jay Circosta nor Mark Holenka will allow himself — or their teams — to get too high or too low after their respective performances last week. And rightfully so since nine more games remain. But, one thing both coaches are aware of is how much this week’s game ...

Harrison set to christen new turf

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CADIZ — It certainly wasn’t the opening-week performance that Justin Kropka had envisioned. But, the good thing for the Harrison Central Huskies is the fact that it was just the opening week. With 16 players now having their first-career start behind them, Kropka hopes the cliche of ...

UL seeks 2-0 start at Buckeye

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YORKVILLE — The one thing Bruce Stiles doesn’t want is a team that’s one-dimensional. Last week, his Union Local football squad showcased its many facets in a 40-23 season-opening victory against Monroe Central. Four players recorded touchdowns for the Jets, who scored offensively, ...

River’s visit to Shenandoah a key early matchup

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It may only be week 2 of the high school football season, but there’s a huge game looming in Sarahsville Friday night when a pair of unbeatens — River and Shenandoah — clash. That’s just one of seven contests involving local squads that will be played this weekend. A capsule of each ...

Ohio State opens at Indiana tonight

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It’s not often that Ohio State opens the season on the road. And, it’s unusual for the Buckeyes to open against a Big Ten opponent. Both circumstances occur tonight as the country’s No. 2-ranked team visits Indiana (8 p.m., ESPN). ‘‘If you told us we had to wait another two weeks ...

Bowen wins starting job at right guard over Burrell

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Branden Bowen will start at right guard for Ohio State tonight. And, after much ballyhoo throughout the summer about who win the battle for the position, Head Coach Urban Meyer said it wasn’t really that close. ‘‘(Matthew) Burrell was very close to him,’’ Meyer explained Monday at ...

Martins Ferry native helping Harvey relief

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The images have been jaw-dropping. The response has been equally so. For most of the past week, millions of Americans have been glued to their television sets and smartphones watching the destruction Hurricane, now tropical storm, Harvey brought on Southeast Texas, especially metropolitan ...

Harrison Central spikes Shadyside

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CADIZ — Shelbie Mitchell recorded 31 assists and 12 digs, and Sarah Fink had 16 kills and 13 digs Tuesday evening as Harrison Central knocked Shadyside from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22 victory inside the John W. Stephenson Center. Katie Heavilin added 25 ...

St. Clairsville blanks Union Local in soccer

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MORRISTOWN — Gary Watt wasn’t as much worried as he was “interested” in how his St. Clairsville boys’ soccer team would rebound from a 11-0 “punch in the mouth” to a very good River View team last week. No worries Tuesday night for the veteran head coach as the Red Devils ...

Barnesville sweeps Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — As Nikki McEndree watched her team’s Game 3 lead dwindle Tuesday evening, she called timeout to try and stem the tide. The Barnesville head coach’s words were heeded, as the Shamrocks scored five straight points. ‘‘That’s better!’’ McEndree bellowed to her team ...

Prep Volleyball Preview: Area spikers have high hopes this fall

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MARTINS FERRY — The high school volleyball season is a little more than a week old and many area coaches are still fine-tuning their lineups and rotations. There’s been plenty of stability on the coaching ranks the past few years, and that trend continues this fall with only three ...

Prep Roundup: Otto scores six as St. C. rolls

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — Alyssa Otto exploded for six goals Saturday, bringing her season total to 13, as St. Clairsville shutout Magnolia, 12-0, in girls’ high school soccer action. Otto also registered two assists for the Red Devils (2-0-1). Macy Malin added three goals and an assist for ...