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Shadyside cruises past River

SHADYSIDE — Often times, getting back on the court or field quickly, is the best cure for a team’s ailments. Such was the case for Shadyside on Monday evening. Just 48 hours removed from falling at Martins Ferry and scoring a dismal 33 points, the Tigers took no prisoners against an ...

John Marshall simply too much for St. Clairsville

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall played one of its better halves of the season Monday night against St. Clairsville. The Monarchs hammered the boards, shot nearly 60 percent from the floor, canned five 3-pointers and held the Red Devils to 27 percent shooting while forcing 12 turnovers. The ...

Prep Roundup: Davis’ triple-double fuels Bellaire by Steubenville, 57-51

BELLAIRE — Surging Bellaire was again led by Katrina Davis, scoring 32 points with 11 steals and 10 rebounds for a triple-double in a victory against Steubenville, 57-51. Kylie Maxwell and Elexis Martin each netted 18 points for Big Red (10-5). Barnesville 44, Buckeye Trail 38 OLD ...

Shadyside boys avenge earlier loss at Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — After watching Logan Smith record a 3-point play to end the first half Saturday night and almost getting one to begin the second, Ed Andes had seen enough. “I was just reassuring the guys to not let them in the lane,” said Andes, Shadyside’s veteran head coach on why ...

Ferry girls earn ‘signature win’ against Shadyside

MARTINS FERRY — Dave Reasbeck secured the “signature win” he was looking for Saturday afternoon. Behind a 14-3 second-quarter scoring advantage and a staunch defensive effort, Reasbeck’s Martins Ferry Purple Riders picked up their biggest victory of the season, holding off Shadyside, ...

St. C. pair wins OVAC wrestling titles

WHEELING — There was elation. There was tears. There was history, both team-wise and individually, and there was some memories made that will last forever. The championship finals of the 67th edition of the annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament had them all Saturday as its three-day ...

St. C. girls repeat as OVAC swim champs

WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys’ swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where ...

Monroe Central routs Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Monroe Central had an advantage in basically every area that’s important to basketball success Saturday afternoon inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium at Bridgeport High School. It showed, too. The Seminoles assumed a 20-point lead at halftime and didn’t slow down in ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Union Local’s Kildow always on the go for sports

MORRISTOWN — A few years ago, Julie Kildow was approached about keeping the scorebook for Union Local’s junior varsity basketball team. She accepted, but then learned the program was looking for someone to keep the varsity book. She threw her hat in for that job, too. “But, don’t ...

Wheeling native Harris writing a new chapter in Florida

WHEELING — It was time for a new challenge. D.P. Harris authored a hall of fame coaching career at St. Vincent College. The Wheeling Park grad served as head men’s hoop coach for the Latrobe, Pa.,-based school for the past 16 years with impressive results. He directed St. Vincent to a ...

Johnson, Watson to be inducted into OVAC Hall in August

BELLAIRE — Though in different sports, running was the name of the game for both of the latest selections to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Wheeling Park graduate Daryl “Boogie” Johnson and Magnolia alumnus Josh Watson are the latest to have their ...

South leading 67th OVAC Tourney

WHEELING — It was an unofficial Patriots Day Friday inside WesBanco Arena as both Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park have made the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament a two-team race. The Wood County Patriots hold a slim, 157-151, edge over the Ohio County Patriots. If that ...

Parkersburg South’s Amos a man among boys at 220

WHEELING — Braxton Amos is a beast on the wrestling mat. Off the mat, not so much. When asked what makes him so dominant on the mat, he is quick — like most of his matches — and to the point with his reply. “I like to work hard and I love wrestling. If you like working hard and you ...

Shadyside steamrolls Monroe Central

SHADYSIDE — A couple of weeks ago, Shadyside got all it wanted and then some when it visited Monroe Central before pulling out a 70-67 victory. There was no drama or suspense involved with the second meeting, which came Friday night inside a toasty Tiger Den. Shadyside flexed its ...

Wheeling Park unloads on Martins Ferry

WHEELING - It wasn’t perfection, but it was close. Wheeling Park clicked on all cylinders Friday night in running past Martins Ferry, 62-27, before a nice-sized crowd at Tolbert Gymnasium. Coach Michael Jebbia’s well-drilled charges dominated in all phases while displaying large ...

Union Local wins eighth in a row

MORRISTOWN — Another strong start. Another victory for Union Local. Nathan Meyer, Luke Merritt and Zach Bateman all poured in 14 points Friday night as the Jets won their eighth straight with a 56-50 boys’ basketball triumph against Harrison Central inside a jam-packed ...

St. Clairsville fends off Bellaire

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - St. Clairsville has not lost to Bellaire in a while on the hardwood. To be more specific, it’s 21 games and in a little less than a 10-year span. The Devils fought off a slow start and a feisty effort from the Big Reds en route to a hard earned 70-62 victory for number 22 ...