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St. C. girls win fourth straight OVAC swim title

Though it took longer than originally expected, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference swimming champions have been crowned for the 2020-21 season. Because of the delay in the start of the West Virginia regular season due to COVID-19 implications, and Ohio remaining on its regular schedule for ...

St. C.’s Perzanowski wins youth state mat crown

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In his eighth year of wrestling, Brody Perzanowski is a state champion. The 13-year-old recently stood high atop the awards podium after claiming the Ohio Athletic Committee’s Junior High Division IV 110-pound title. He did so inside the Covelli Center on the campus of ...

Prep Roundup: St. Clairsville softball rolls at Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE - The Red Devils completed the season sweep of the Bobcats Monday evening inside Cambridge City Park, posting an 11-1 victory. Senior Jenna Jaskowiak was sharp in the circle with seven strikeouts. She also had a two-run triple. Abby Salisbury provided the big lumber with a home ...

Saturday Baseball and Softball Linscores

SOFTBALL Martins Ferry 10, Monroe Central 5 Monroe Central 001 040 0 — 5 6 2 Martins Ferry 011 530 x — 10 14 2 MC — Roderick lp (1K, 3BB) and Hamilton. English 2S, 2rbi; Roderick D, 2rbi; Stimpert S, rbi. MF — McFarland wp (6K, 1BB), Gillespie (5) (5K, 1BB) ...

Steubenville squads claim titles

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Beautiful weather and a strong field of teams at a track usually equates to good marks. Such was the case Friday night at Red Devil Stadium as the annual Dave Porterfield Invitational was held with a strong 22-school field taking part. Steubenville made it a clean ...

Merritt, Rex, Union Local blank Martins Ferry

MORRISTOWN — The Union Local baseball team presented head coach Wade Smolira with a much-needed victory on his 51st birthday Friday. The Jets (2-3) rode the relief pitching of Tre Rex and manufactured one run in the first and two more in the fourth in blanking visiting Martins Ferry, 3-0, ...

Union Local cools down red-hot Martins Ferry

MORRISTOWN — Union Local cooled down the red-hot bats of visiting Martins Ferry Friday in high school softball action. The Jets (2-3) rode the four-hit pitching of Kiera Gregor for a 6-5 victory over the Purple Riders (8-4) who had been averaging 13 hits a gamje during their five-game ...

Mitchell captains All-TL boys basketball team

The boys basketball season was one that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. While teams battled through pauses and schedule changes because of the pandemic, area players persevered and put forth impressive showings all season. The final All Times Leader team of the winter sports season is ...

Prep Linescores

SOFTBALL Monroe Central 10, Shadyside 5 Shadyside 004 010 0 — 5 5 5 Monroe Central 014 005 x — 10 13 3 S—Baker lp (0K, 2BB), R. Fulton (3), (2K, 3BB) and Hendershot; Brown 2S, rbi; Honeywell HR, 2rbi; Smith S, rbi MC—Roderick wp (3K, 2BB) and ...

Monroe Central doubles up Shadyside, 10-5

WOODSFIELD — The last two Ohio Valley teams to win an Ohio state softball championship squared off Thursday at Rosie Hall Field as Shadyside and Monroe Central battled not only each other, but the weather, as well. The Seminoles were Division III kingpins in 2004, while the Cinderella Tigers ...

W.Va. wrestling regionals get under way

MOUNDSVILLE — The ‘Road to Huntington’ begins for W.Va. wrestlers in Region One this weekend at two different sites in the Mountain State. The Class A/AA event, which is held at the Fairmont Fieldhouse, gets started tonight and continues through Saturday, while the Class AAA ...

Red-hot Martins Ferry sweeps Buckeye Trail

MARTINS FERRY — Don’t look now but Martins Ferry is on fire in high school softball. The Purple Riders won their fourth and fifth games of the week with a Thursday doubleheader sweep of visiting Buckeye Trail to run their record to 8-3. They have done so in impressive fashion by ...

River hands Shadyside its first loss

SHADYSIDE – Carter Dennis is an All-Ohio football player three times over. The River High senior is also a gem on the baseball diamond. Dennis turned in a sharp route-going mound effort Wednesday, handing Shadyside its initial loss of the season by a 5-3 count. The gritty righthander ...

Davis hired as Nailers COO

WHEELING -- Things have come full circle for Wheeling native John Davis. After growing up in Wheeling and graduating from Wheeling Park, Davis went on to work for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and New York Islanders. Now, after 28 years, Davis makes his return ...

St. C. gets past Steubenville in 10

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville and Steubenville have developed a thing for the dramatic when they get together on the baseball field. Tuesday’s regular-season encounter at sun-drenched Memorial Park was no different. And for the second straight meeting between the two ...

Martins Ferry hands Harrison first loss

MARTINS FERRY — Jerry Magistro has been around the game of high school softball for nearly two decades to know no lead is ever safe. The veteran head coach watched his Martins Ferry squad take an 8-2 lead into the top of the seventh inning Tuesday against Harrison Central. The Huskies put ...

Monroe routs Bridgeport in softball, 20-2

BRIDGEPORT – Coming off a double-header loss at Bellaire Saturday, the initial two setbacks of the season for Coach Michael Brock’s Monroe Central softball team, the Seminoles were hoping to get back to their winning ways with a Tuesday afternoon trip to winless Bridgeport. And Brock’s ...

St. C.’s McCort named second team All-Ohio

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ryan McCort was extremely honored and excited Tuesday morning when he saw his name listed on the Division II All-Ohio team. But, his excitement was to share it with his parents and the honor was all about the team. That’s just the way the St. Clairsville junior is ...