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St. C. girls blanked in D-II district

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CADIZ — It was deja vu, unfortunately, for the St. Clairsville girls soccer team Monday night. The fourth-seeded Red Devils (11-6-2) saw their fine season come to an abrupt end at the hands of John Glenn by a 5-0 count in an Ohio Division II, Region 7 Eastern District semifinal match on the ...

Nailers win a thriller

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WHEELING — There’s no place like home. For the second straight day inside WesBanco Arena, the Wheeling Nailers pocketed a thrilling victory in the final 30 seconds of action to defeat the Indy Fuel 4-3 on Sunday. Wheeling rallied from 2-0 down in the game to complete a suspensful, yet ...

St. Clairsville boys blank John Glenn to advance to D-II district

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thirteen was certainly a lucky number for the St. Clairsville boys soccer team as it started postseason play on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon. The third-seeded Red Devils won their 13th match of the season with a 2-0 whitewashing of visiting John Glenn (9-8) on the ...

Shadyside claims sectional title

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SHADYSIDE — Challenges build character. And, the last two weeks, the Shadyside High School volleyball team has faced its share of them. But it’s tournament time, and first-year head coach Eric Mercer, expects the going to be a bit rougher than the regular season. There, the Lady Tigers ...

Martins Ferry, Bellaire boys qualify for regional CC meet

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CAMBRIDGE — The cross country postseason cranked up Saturday on the campus of the Cambridge City Schools and several area runners put themselves in a position to make a run at a berth in the OHSAA’s State Meet by qualifying to the regional. Before any thoughts of the regional, which is ...

Martins Ferry, St. C. girls advance in district CC

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CAMBRIDGE — It’s reached the point of the cross country season where place is more important than time. Several area harriers — and teams — produced places that were good enough to extend their season for at least one more week during action at Saturday’s Eastern District Cross ...

Stobbs race raises $80K for veterans

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WHEELING - The Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10K Run/Walk turns a decade old this Nov. 2. During the nine years of the patriotic event, some $80,000 has been raised for the West Virginia Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. This year, race proceeds will be split between Paralyzed ...

Monroe Central bounced in five

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WOODSFIELD — Monroe Central gave Tusky Central Catholic all it had Saturday afternoon on their Ohio Division IV sectional volleyball final. In the end, though, the Saints left marching toward another district appearance. After winning the first two sets 26-24, 25-7, TCC won the final set ...

Beallsville eliminated by Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE — Shenandoah High followed up last week’s memorable OVAC Class 2A championship by winning the OHSAA Division IV sectional crown on Saturday by trouncing Beallsville. The Lady Zeps KO’d the Lady Blue Devils in 48 minutes, prevailing by 25-11, 25-7 and 25-10 scores. Coach ...

Bellaire fights off Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — Some wins are just sweeter than others. Bellaire and Shadyside renewed grid acquaintances seven seasons ago. The Tigers have owned the series winning every game. That changed Friday night, however, as coach Mark Spigarelli’s Big Reds exhibited a large dose of character and ...

Balanced Martins Ferry upends Wheeling Central

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MARTINS FERRY — Chas Yoder talked all week about wanting to establish a more consistent running game and sending his seniors out on a high note in their home finale. Martins Ferry put a check mark in the first box. By virtue of combining that ground game with an impressive passing attack ...

River trounces Bridgeport, 60-6

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HANNIBAL — Coming off back-to-back lop-sided losses, River knew what was ahead of Friday night when Ohio 7 rival Bridgeport came to town. Fueled by a tenacious, ballhawking defense and a quick-striking offense, the Pilots (4-4) put up 53 first-half points en route to navigating their way ...

Barnesville fights off Monroe, 13-6

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BARNESVILLE — Monroe Central took the drive up Ohio 800 on Friday night and got a heavy dose of Caden Lake. Lake rushed 34 times for 163 yards and two scores as Barnesville utilized a potent ground attack in holding off Monroe Central, 13-6, in a chilly home finale Shamrock ...

East Liverpool runs wild against Buckeye Local

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YORKVILLE - It was a record-setting kind of night at World War II Memorial Stadium Friday evening as the invading East Liverpool Potters took care of the homestanding Buckeye Local Panthers by a 49-8 count. While the scoreboard may have had a wide margin showing, both teams had individuals ...

Harrison falls to Oak Glen

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CADIZ — Oak Glen’s Golden Bears were just one yard and 16 seconds away from becoming Harrison Central’s second unbeaten victim in three weeks, but a monumental push enabled QB Nick Chaney to squeeze into the end zone and preserve the Bears perfect record with a thrilling 26-21 win Friday ...

St. Clairsville races past Union Local

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – St. Clairsville welcomed a winless yet still hungry Union Local Jets team Friday to Red Devils Stadium for Senior Night. The last thing the hosts wanted was to allow the youthful Jets to hang close early and start to believe. A game St. Clairsville squad was ready for ...

Union Local spikers claim sectional

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MORRISTOWN -- There's absolutely no getting around it. Staring at a two-set deficit against a Buckeye Trail team that was fresh off capturing the OVAC Class 3A title and knocking off perennial power Tusky Valley in the opening round of the sectional earlier this week, Union Local found ...