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Harrison Central hands Martins Ferry first loss in winning Buckeye 8 boys title

BELLAIRE -- Regardless of what Martins Ferry did or tried, it was as if Harrison Central was simply not going to be denied. The Huskies used a run late in the first half and then another spurt in the opening four minutes of the third quarter to build a commanding 19-point lead and went on to ...

Weir boys, Dover girls win OVAC 4-5A bowling; Conotton sweeps 1-3A

ST. CLAIRSVILLE—Weir coach Bob Babinchak knows every pin counts. After Saturday OVAC Class 4A/5A championships at St. Clair Lanes, he’s got a glowing example to illustrate that point. His Red Riders came from 33 pins down to runner-up East Liverpool at the start of the Bakers to capture ...

Linsly falls to Morgantown, 66-57

WHEELING — Two of the premier teams in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference as well as the state of West Virginia, regardless of class, made each other better Friday night inside the Stifel Fieldhouse. Morgantown — the top-ranked team and defending Class AAA state champion — got all it ...

Ex-WNBA coach Hughes delivers strong message at Union Local

It doesn’t take much more than a quick glance at Dan Hughes resume, which includes two WNBA championships as a head coach and a gold medal as an assistant coach in Tokyo, to realize he knows basketball. When you consider the 1974 Fort Frye High School graduate has coached basically at all ...

Prep Roundup: Shadyside, Monroe post wins

BARNESVILLE — Shadyside recorded a repeat win over the Shamrocks and further solidified their spot in the OVAC Class 2A tournament with a 45-36 victory Friday night. The Tigers were led by senior Elijah Brock, who poured in 21 points. Junior Ben Wach added 11. Barnesville was led by ...