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OVAC Track: Qualifying wraps up in 3A and 5A

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When you add up big meet, solid competition and warm weather — as it pertains to track and field — the sum is impressive marks. Such was the case Wednesday afternoon as Class 3A and 5A put the finishing touches on their qualifying rounds at sun-drenched Red Devil ...

St. Clairsville claims Buckeye 8 baseball title

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RICHMOND — St. Clairsville captured its third consecutive Buckeye 8 championship Wednesday with a 5-2 victory over Edison at the Jefferson State Lake Park diamond. Dustin Carrothers battled his way through seven innings to earn the win for the Red Devils, who now stand at 12-6 on the ...

Wheeling Central too much for Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — Wheeling Central head coach Bo McConnaughy challenged his offense to pick up the pace Wednesday. It responded with full force. The Maroon Knights pounded out 11 hits and broke open a tie game with five fourth-inning runs in pulling away for a 12-3 prep baseball victory against ...

Shadyside halts two-game skid in softball

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BELLAIRE — With the Ohio Division IV sectional softball tournament set to start Saturday, Shadyside head coach Jillian Ongley was looking for something to spark her squad that was mirred in a two-game losing streak. That spark came in the form of the Tigers’ bats Wednesday as they ...

St. Clairsville falls short of Buckeye 8 softball crown

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RICHMOND — The Edison softball team has had a memorable week. For the second time, Edison won a championship, while St. Clairsville lost out on another. The Wildcats fell behind early, rallied to take a four-run lead then held on to defeat the Red Devils, 5-4, to win the Buckeye 8 ...

River rallies past Caldwell in softball; UL baseball wins

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SARDIS — Riley Lollathin scored after an extended rundown between third and home in the bottom of the seventh as River rallied past Caldwell, 9-8, in high school softball action. Lollathin was on third and broke for the plate on an infield grounder. Kylie Cross singled and doubled to ...

OVAC Track: Qualifying begins in 1A/2A and 4A

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half of the field for Cal Giffin OVAC Track and Field Championship Meet has officially received its invitation for a return trip on Saturday. The 1A/2A and 4A schools began their qualifying under splendid weather conditions at sun-splashed Red Devil Stadium Tuesday ...

St. John cages Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — When the Ohio sectional softball brackets were drawn up Sunday afternoon, there was a glaring absence from the Division IV field. St. John Central has experienced a great deal of success in the postseason under veteran head coach Jerry Magistro. However, the Irish are ...

Buckeye Local rallies to shock River, 7-6

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CONNORVILLE — Tori Luyster belted a walkoff, two-run double with the bags juiced and no one out in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon lifting Buckeye Local to 7-6 prep softball victory against River under crystal-clear skies at the Panthers’ softball complex. Luyster’s ...

Prep Roundup: St. C. baseball routs Steubenville; UL girls win

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STEUBENVILLE — St. Clairsville pounded out 13 hits and scored 11 first-inning runs en route to routing Steubenville, 15-1, in high school baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Vaccaro Field. Derek Witsberger doubled, laced two singles and drove in two runs for the Red Devils (11-6). ...

Race toward an OVAC crown begins

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Onward to Saturday. The quest for an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference track and field championship began under ideal conditions Monday afternoon at sun-drenched Red Devil Stadium. Qualifying rounds for Classes 3A and 5A were staged with the top four finishers in each ...

Red Devils get past Monarchs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was Senior Night at Memorial Park Monday as St. Clairsville honored a handful of veteran players. However, as is usually the case, a pair of underclassmen stole the thunder. Sophomore Derek Witsberger and junior Jakob Jarvis got St. Clairsville off to a good start ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Bridgeport softball tops Caldwell

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CALDWELL — Bridgeport had no ‘championship hangover’ Monday as it enjoyed a long ride home from Guernsey County. The Bulldogs (11-2), fresh off their OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 2A softball championship on Saturday, pocketed a 9-5 triumph over homestanding Caldwell in high school softball ...

Steubenville gets revenge on Harrison Central, 12-5

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STEUBENVILLE — When it comes to overcoming a loss, the Steubenville baseball team does not look back, only forward. That was the mindset it used on Sunday when it got the bats going to take down Harrison Central 12-5 at Vaccaro Field, one day removed from being held to one hit in a 2-0 ...

OVAC Track and Field Leaders

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Boys 100M Spencer (Weir), 11.05 Robinson (Morg), 11.20 Wright (Wells), 11.24 Menges (UL), 11.29 Mitchell (Steub), 11.33 200M Collins (PS), 22.69 Secrist (Brk), 22.77 Spencer (Weir), 22.79 Robinson (Morg), 22.86 Wright (Wells), 23.04 400M Yost (Warren), ...

Bridgeport wins first OVAC softball title since ’91

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ELM GROVE — Dominant pitching. Rock-solid defense and timely hitting. Those three aspects of softball are the keys to victory. Bridgeport utilized all of them to its advantage Saturday afternoon at an overcast J. B. Chambers I-470 Youth Sports Complex to capture the school’s first Ohio ...

Monteroso signs with hoops agent

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WEST LIBERTY — Dan Monteroso had thought he had his future entirely mapped out. He was going to utilize his two seasons of basketball eligibility at West Liberty University, while working his master’s degree in education. The former St. Clairsville multi-sport standout had no issues ...

Edison wins 4A softball title

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ELM GROVE — Edison owns an illustrious softball tradition. It added another chapter Saturday morning at the Chambers I-470 Complex. For the first time since 2010 and ninth time in school history, Edison is calling itself Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champions after a 7-4 victory ...

Bellaire product McDonough to play hoops at LaRoche

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University-Eastern can provide its student-athletes a two- or four-year degree along with four years of eligibility against top flight opponents. One can also take general education classes, at a low tuition rate, in preparation for a degree not offered at OUE while ...