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Ferry girls rout Edison

RICHMOND — The Edison girls basketball team has been making noise over the last three weeks or so, winning seven times in its last nine games after starting the season 0-7. Thursday night was a bump in the road, and credit is due to a Martins Ferry squad that has had its struggles of ...

Buckeye Local girls roll by Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - Buckeye Local head basketball Coach Jeff Stone has been waiting all season for his Lady Panthers to put together a complete game and after Thursday night’s effort against home-standing Bridgeport that wait is now over. Junior Demetria Christian and seniors Landyn Walker and ...

Wheeling Wrestling Club members fare well in Tennessee

Although the high school wrestling season won’t start in West Virginia until sometime in late February, some individuals have kept in shape by competing on club teams. Members of the Wheeling Wrestling Club recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tn., for the state-based nationals. They didn’t ...

Barnesville retains Milk Cow Trophy

BARNESVILLE — Since the inception of the Milk Cow Trophy, Barnesville has yet to let loose of it. Wednesday night was no exception. The Shamrocks won the first six matches for a 30-0 lead and cruised from there in a 60-18 victory over the Jets during a quadrangular wrestling meet inside ...

River rallies by Buckeye

HANNIBAL - By his own admission, Mark Romick was quite calm and collected when he addressed his team at halftime of Wednesday’s game against Buckeye Local. Actually, the veteran River head coach didn’t really say much, vocally. Despite looking up at a 21-16 deficit, he simply wrote his ...

St. C. swimmers fall in New Philly

NEW PHILADELPHIA - The St. Clairsville swimmers suffered their first loss of the season, falling to New Philadelphia. The girls fell, 84-79 and the Red Devil boys dropped a 69-54 decision. St. Clairsville’s girls, however, won seven events. Junior Casadie DiBetta won the 200 individual ...

Smith powers Ferry’s victory over Bellaire

MARTINS FERRY - Logan Smith used his 6-6 frame to come up big Tuesday night, leading homestanding Martins Ferry to a 58-54 repeat win over rival Bellaire at Tolbert Gymnasium. The multi-talented senior poured in 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in helping the Purple Riders win for the ...

Monroe records repeat triumph

BARNESVILLE — Monroe Central got challenged twice Tuesday night. The first came from a pesky Barnesville team. The second from its head coach at halftime. The Seminoles responded to both. After soundly beating the Shamrocks several weeks ago in Woodsfield, the Seminoles (6-2) used a pair ...

St. C. nips Harrison Central in OT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tuesday night’s meeting between St. Clairsville and Harrison Central on John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville High School had a little bit of everything. Whether it was a leg up in the Buckeye 8 South race or even sibling rivalry, neither the Red Devils nor Huskies ...

Buckeye Local outlasts Toronto in overtime

CONNERVILLE - In a game featuring 13 lead changes there should not be any glaring differences in the statistics. Buckeye Local and Toronto battled through four quarters of basketball Tuesday night, with neither team holding more than a five-point advantage over the initial 32 minutes of ...

UL, Bridgeport boys victorious; Lady Tigers win

MORRISTOWN - After a two-week pause, the Jets picked up right where they left off in December and that’s playing winning basketball. The Jets outscored invading Steubenville, 28-21 in the second half to go on for a 55-45 victory Tuesday evening. Union Local was led by senior Luke ...

Bellaire girls fall at Steubenville, 59-40

STEUBENVILLE - This sounds simple and what every basketball team strives for, but the Steubenville girls squad really needs everyone producing in order to notch victories. A surprising career night also does not hurt matters. Such was the case for Myla Fleming against visiting Bellaire Monday ...

Prep Roundup: UL girls bounce back; Beallsville boys and girls win

MORRISTOWN — Union Local bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday with a big, repeat victory over Shadyside, 81-57, inside ‘The Hangar.’ The Jets blew open a seven-point, halftime game with a 24-18 third quarter and then finished the job by outscoring the Tigers, 22-11 in the ...

Several OSU players announce future plans

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said ...

Buckeye Trail too big and too much for Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Consistency has been the word of the season for the Bridgeport’s boys team. Whether it’s in practice or in games, head coach Donnie Cash has been seeking it from his team on the nightly. Unfortunately, that consistency simply wasn’t there on Monday night and it cost the ...

St. C. picks up four wins at Barnesville Winter Duals

BARNESVILLE — St. Clairsville rebounded from its lone loss of the season by sweeping four matches at the Barnesville Winter Duals Saturday. The Red Devils went 4-0 on the day with victories over the host Shamrocks (40-30), Southern Local (60-16), Mayfield (54-30) and Indian Creek ...

Union Local girls come up short at ‘Classic in the Country’

BERLIN — Union Local arrived at the Perry Reese Jr. Center at Hiland High School honored to be invited to the annual Classic in the Country. The Jets departed for Belmont County, however, with a little bit more emotion and knowledge about themselves. Union Local learned that it fully ...

Bridgeport boys outlast Shadyside

SHADYSIDE - If you like fast-paced basketball then the Tigers' Den was the place to be Saturday night. Bridgeport and the homestanding Tigers hooked up in an entertaining down-to-the-wire thriller, and when the final horn sounded the Bulldogs held on for a 76-74 repeat win. The Orange ...