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McKivitz earns Walter Camp All-American accolade

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MORGANTOWN -- Almost two weeks removed from playing his final game in a West Virginia University uniform, Colton McKivitz had a pretty good idea he wasn't in any kind of trouble when he saw Neal Brown's name pop up on his phone Thursday evening. "I had no idea what he could have wanted," ...

Jets soar by Riders to remain unbeaten

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MORRISTOWN — Through the first five games of the season, Union Local had established itself as one of the area’s up-and-coming teams. But, just how good are the Jets? That’s the question that seemed to pop up each time. The Jets answered some of those questions Thursday evening ...

Late run lifts St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Things didn’t look too promising for St. Clairsville as the second half began Thursday night. Leading by four against visiting Bellaire, the Big Reds drew to within one on a Kat Davis 3. Then, seconds later, Katie Strama struggled to leave the floor due to her ...

Friday paces Monroe Central girls to win over Shenandoah

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WOODSFIELD — Kalista Friday scored 13 points and dished out eight assists Thursday night as Monroe Central roared past Shenandoah, 56-37, in girls’ high school basketball action on Junior Winland Court. The victory pushed the Seminoles to 5-1, while the Zeps dropped to 6-2. Monroe ...

Shadyside holds off Wheeling CC for key victory

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WHEELING — Whenever Shadyside and Wheeling Central get together, no matter the sport, the fans are going to get their money’s worth. They sure did Wednesday night. The visiting Tigers built a seemingly comfortable 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and held a 11-point margin ...

Union Local has no issues with Barnesville, 69-28

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MORRISTOWN — Rob Barr knows he’s a lucky coach. A blessed coach. As the second-year bench boss for the Union Local girls’ basketball team, Barr has, under his auspices, a young and talented roster that, thus far, hasn’t disappointed under the expectations laid before them. The Jets ...

Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational draws impressive list of teams

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The Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament is celebrating a milestone this weekend. The only “true” bracket tournament during the regular season, the event has been around now for 50 years. Twenty-one teams from three different states will make the trip to western Belmont ...

Roughriders schedule announced

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WHEELING — The National Arena League unveiled its 2020 schedule Wednesday and the campaign will begin with the inaugural Kickoff Classic on Saturday, Apr. 4 in the Friendly City. The contest will match the West Virginia Roughriders and the defending champion Jacksonville Sharks in a ...

Ohio State leads the pack in AP All-Big Ten top honors

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By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Heisman Trophy finalists Justin Fields and Chase Young head an Associated Press All-Big Ten football team dominated by players from conference champion Ohio State. Fields is the offensive player of the year, Young is defensive player of the year ...

Roundup: Third quarter dooms Harrison girls against Toronto

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CADIZ — Toronto used a 24-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter Wednesday night as fuel for a 61-52 girls’ basketball victory against Harrison Central inside Harrison Central High School. The score was knotted at 27-27 at halftime before the Red Knights (3-3) went on the game-changing ...

Barnesville rolls past Big Reds

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BELLAIRE — The basketball season is just four games old, but Barnesville head coach Matt Johnson is beginning to sound like a broken record. The success of his Shamrocks — quite simply — will boil down to how well the complementary pieces play in support of senior standout Luke Powell, ...

St. C. overcomes slow start, tops Union Local

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MORRISTOWN — St. Clairsville has had its share of troubles inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School. For one quarter Tuesday night, it appeared as though those troubles were going to continue as it shot 2-for-9 from the floor, had seven turnovers and trailed the host Jets ...

Harrison Central Cruises Past Riders

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CADIZ — When teams face Harrison Central this winter, most of their attention will be focused squarely on the Huskies’ sensational do-everything guard Kobe Mitchell. And rightly so. The junior is a threat to go off any night, and Tuesday was another shining example as he torched Martins ...

River girls race by Bridgeport for first victory

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BRIDGEPORT — Something had to give Monday night when a pair of girls’ basketball teams that have struggled out of the gate met inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Visiting River stormed out to a 16-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back in navigating its way to a 54-14 victory ...

Martins Ferry girls win fourth straight

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MARTINS FERRY — Dave Reasbeck can be a tough critic of his basketball team. However, he firmly believes in his team and that it can — and will — play better than its played in its last two games. One characteristic Reasbeck definitely owns is having a firm grip on reality. That ...