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Shadyside leaves no doubt as it rolls by rival River, 42-9

HANNIBAL — There would be no comeback this time. After watching River stage a dramatic rally that fell two points shy in their first meeting four weeks ago, Shadyside was not about to let that happen again Friday night. The No. 7 seeded Tigers dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides ...

Harrison topples Buckeye Local to retain V.A.L.E.S.

By ANDREW GRIMM For The Times Leader CADIZ – With the big numbers Kobe Mitchell puts up offensively, it would be easy for one to forget the senior standout is a star on the defensive side of the ball, too. It was a defensive play by the Akron basketball recruit that shifted the course ...

Ferry’s Weir has added motivation for every game

MARTINS FERRY — Every player who takes the field tonight in the annual Martins Ferry and Bellaire game wants to win in the worst way. For Purple Rider senior Jack Weir it’s taking on an even greater importance. And honestly, It has nothing to do with Bellaire or even the coveted SPARKY ...

St. Clairsville, Meadowbrook set for meetin’ of unbeatens in Division IV

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Red Devils have made enough extended runs in the football postseason to realize that with each passing game the challenge gets a little tougher. Brett McLean didn’t need to look long at the Meadowbrook statistics to realize his team is going to have ...

Barnesville prepares for stern test from Fort Frye

BEVERLY - For anyone that may not have noticed there is something special going on in Washington County, Ohio when it comes to high school football and Fort Frye High School. In his fifth year at the helm, Head Coach Eric Huck has helped turn the Cadets’ program into one of the finest the ...

Ohio State knows it will need to click on all cylinders at Penn St.

COLUMBUS — If games were played on paper, Ohio State appears to be a clear-cut favorite to go into State College Saturday night and pull out another victory against Penn State. Considering there will be no fans to produce the annual ‘white out,’ the Nittany Lions are coming off an ...

St. C. boys fall in D-II district tourney, 1-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Soccer, like most sports, can be a game of inches at times. Such was the case for St. Clairsville Wednesday. The second-seeded Red Devils saw their season come to a bitter end with a 1-0 loss to visiting West Holmes in a Division II Eastern District boys soccer tournament ...

The rematch in Hannibal: Shadyside looking for season sweep of Pilots

SHADYSIDE — In athletics sometimes it’s not how you start but how you finish. That’s a trend that Shadyside is hoping continues Friday night when it heads south to Hannibal for a rematch with rival River. The Tigers (5-3) started the season with back-to-back losses to Division V rivals ...

The rematch in Hannibal: River hoping to snap losing skid to Tigers

HANNIBAL — River is hoping that the old saying ‘Home Sweet Home’ comes true again Friday night. For the sixth straight week, the Pilots (6-2) will remain at the friendly confines of Martin Flannery Field. The third seeds host Ohio 7 rival Shadyside (5-3) in an Ohio Division VII, Region ...

SPARKY on the line when Ferry, Bellaire meet

MARTINS FERRY - Having met 114 times through the 2019 high school football season, there were no guarantees that Bellaire and Martins Ferry was going to be able to make it 115 with everything that has been going on with the current campaign and pandemic. However, after the Big Reds (5-3) were ...

Union Local sweeps FF in D-III district

MORRISTOWN — Momentum plays a key role in all of sports, but it seems to be especially powerful in volleyball. Once Union Local seized the momentum Wednesday evening, the Jets didn’t let go. Finding itself down 20-14 in the first set, Union Local reeled off 11 of the set’s next 13 to ...

Shadyside back in D-IV district final

SHADYSIDE - After capturing the first two games of Wednesday night’s Division IV, Eastern District volleyball match with visiting Strasburg, Shadyside watched the visiting Tigers make a run through the third game and midway through the fourth. However, Coach Eric Mercer’s crew were going ...

Harrison Central, Buckeye to meet for V.A.L.E.S.

CADIZ - Buckeye Local and Harrison Central have been battling for the V.A.L.E.S. Trophy, created to honor military veterans, to close the season for close to a decade now. This year, the week leading up is different due to COVID-19, but the meaning of the game is as strong as ever with teams ...

St. Clairsville girls outlast Tri-Valley in district semis

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Survive and advance is a common phrase used during the postseason. It also precisely describes Tuesday night’s Ohio Division II Eastern District girls’ soccer tournament semifinal between Tri-Valley and St. Clairsville. Alyssa Bodkin pounded home an assist from ...

St. C. boys soccer rolls past Maysville in D-II sectional final

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH ST. CLAIRSVILLE’S Nate Thornburg (21) and Maysville’s Alex Green battle for possession of the ball during Saturday’s Division II sectional final at Red Devil Stadium. Thornburg scored twice in the Red Devils 6-1 victory. ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It didn’t take St. ...

St. Clairsville blanks Warren in D-IV, Region 15 quarterfinal

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- An offense with both the quick-strike and big-play capability is quite the luxury. St. Clairsville has both and showcased them multiple times Saturday evening in a Division IV, Region 15 quarterfinal against Warren. In a span of 2 minutes, 52 seconds of game action, the ...

Bellaire blanked at Garaway in Division V, Region 17

SUGARCREEK -- Garaway asserted its dominance early and often on Saturday night against an injury riddled Bellaire football team. The No. 4 seeded Pirates scored on every possession of the first quarter and all but one in the first half on their way to a demoralizing 61-0 triumph over No. 5 ...

Buckeye Local rushes past Steubenville CC for third win

STEUBENVILLE - Buckeye Local had its ground attack clicking on all cylinders Saturday, as it spoiled Catholic Central's senior day celebration with a 53-15 victory on Leo Buffone Field. The Panthers, winners of two straight, amassed 510 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in improving to 3-6 ...

Shadyside, Union Local advance to district volleyball tournament

After one full week of tournament volleyball, the immediate area will send two teams in district tournament play. Union Local and Shadyside advanced with convincing sweeps in Divisions III and IV, respectively, Saturday afternoon. At Morristown, the second-seeded Jets wasted little time in ...