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Bulldogs top Shamrocks behind big second half

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BRIDGEPORT — It was a tale of two halves Monday evening inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Invading Barnesville carried a 10-point lead into the half and had just held Bridgeport to three points in the second quarter. To hear Bulldogs’ head coach Greg Harkness tell it, there ...

WJU men finish strong against Salem

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WHEELING — It was no work of art but Danny Sancomb will take it. Wheeling Jesuit University was pushed to the limit by an athletic and long Salem International University team Monday night. The Cardinals, however, used a strong closing rush to pocket a hard-earned 71-60 non-conference win ...

Prep Roundup: Buckeye Local rallies past Ferry

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CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local rallied from seven-points down in the fourth quarter to get past invading Martins Ferry, 55-51, Monday evening. The Panthers used a strong final period from their dynamic duo of Emily Holzopfel and Alaire Destifanes. The duo scored all 19 of the Buckeye points. ...

OVAC All-Star coaches named

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BETHANY — Bruce Stiles and Scott Holt are certainly no strangers to the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Football Game. Both have been involved in a bevy of ways in the annual summer classic, which will celebrate its 73rd birthday when it returns to Wheeling Island Stadium on Saturday, July ...

St. C. girls roll to championship

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Saturday was another successful day for the St. Clairsville High School bowling teams. Ben Lucas and Annelise Dumas claimed individual titles and the Red Devil girls captured the team crown as the Buckeye 8 Championships returned to St. Clair Lanes. St. Clairsville ...

Bridgeport student gets up-close look at Ohio State swim team

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COLUMBUS — The results yielded from a simple question can often times lead to an amazing experience. Bridgeport eighth grader Cheyenne Fillipovich will certainly attest. Last weekend, Fillipovich, an avid swimmer, spent the weekend shadowing the Ohio State University swim team’s ...

Barnesville youth headed west to wrestle

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BARNESVILLE — Eleven-year-old Reese Stephen is quite an accomplished wrestler. So much that the Barnesville Middle School sixth-grader has been selected to represent the Buckeye State on a 40-day cultural exchange wrestling tour next summer. Stephen, who will compete at 80 pounds, is among ...

St. John girls win in Akron

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AKRON -- St. John Central earned a split of its girls’ basketball weekend trip to northeastern Ohio. The Irish defeated Our Lady of Elms 39-33 Saturday afternoon as Kaylin Nixon scored 13 points. Alyssa Busack added eight while Brooke Palmer and Shay Horvath evenly split 14.

River remains perfect with win at Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — As it has basically every game this season, River brough its lunch pail and hard hat to Shadyside. That’s the recipe for success for a team that head coach Mark Romick refers to as “blue collar.” That mentality — along with another impressive performance by senior ...

Wheeling Park defeats St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When you hear a basketball coach talk about size and length being a factor, it’s not a cliche. Those are key ingredients for a basketball team. Case in point was Thursday evening on John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville High School. Visiting the Belmont County Seat ...

Bridgeport cruises past Buckeye Local, 66-43

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CONNORVILLE — The main objective in the game of basketball is to put the ball through the basket. It doesn’t matter how, just as long as it tickles the twine. Bridgeport did that Friday night and Buckeye Local didn’t. The Bulldogs (5-8) shot the lights out in the first quarter in ...

Jets sweep ’Rocks

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BARNESVILLE — Balanced scoring and staunch defense came together nicely for Union Local on Thursday night. The result was a hard-fought 64-52 girls’ basketball triumph against rival Barnesville and possession of the “Milk Bottle Trophy,” symbolic of a regular-season sweep of the ...

Harrison stays hot by thumping Edison, 94-46

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CADIZ — The area’s highest-scoring boys’ basketball team reached new heights Friday night. Harrison Central, which entered its Buckeye 8 tilt against Edison averaging a shade over 76 points per game, put up a season-best 94 in cruising the Wildcats, 94-46, inside the John W. Stephenson ...

Bellaire girls prep for Buckeye 8 by downing St. C.

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BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Lady Reds got their final tuneup for Saturday’s Buckeye 8 Championship game against Indian Creek by handing St. Clairsville a 69-49 setback Thursday night. Bellaire methodically pulled away from the Red Devils after owning a 15-11 lead after one. The balanced ...

Central rolls past Linsly in Prosser game

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WHEELING — It didn’t take a whole lot of motivation to get Wheeling Wheeling Central fired up for the Skip Prosser Classic against Linsly. In front of a packed house, the Maroon Knights scored 17 of the first 18 points over a course of three minutes en route to a victory over the Cadets at ...

Prep Roundup: Yoho, Bellaire down Monroe Central

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WOODSFIELD — Chase Yoho poured in a game-high 29 points and Bellaire won its second straight with a 55-38 victory against Monroe Central in boys’ high school basketball action Friday night. The Big Reds held the Seminoles’ Ryan LaFollette to one of his lowest point totals of the season ...

Bridgeport grad steps down as JM grid coach

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GLEN DALE — His work is done. After leading three different high school football programs to the state playoffs, Rick Goodrich has opted for retirement. The Bridgeport High athletic legend is coming off a superb season at John Marshall, leading the Monarchs to eight wins and a playoff nod ...

Barnesville advances in D3 Team Duals

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BARNESVILLE — Bellaire and Barnesville met earlier this season as part of a triangular meet and the Big Reds had their way with a depleted Shamrocks’ lineup. Wednesday night was a different story, however. With those four starters back in the lineup, Barnesville pinned its way past ...

Buckeye Local sweeps pair in Team Duals

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CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local wrestling team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday night on its home mat in the Ohio Division III, Region 21 quarterfinal team duals to do something that the program has not done in a long time — advance to the regional semifinals/finals next week. The ...