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Bridgeport falls to Cameron in finale

MARTINS FERRY — Cameron concluded its regular season with a 33-22 victory over Bridgeport Saturday night at the chill-filled Dave Bruney Football Complex. Now the Dragons (7-3) will await their West Virginia SSAC Class A playoff fate. Senior Jessop Broughton passed for 232 yards and a pair ...

Ohio Prep Football Playoff Pairings

OHSAA Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Pairings Pairings include seed and record. Higher seed hosts. Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Region 1 8 Cleveland Heights (9-1) at 1 Mentor (10-0) 7 Medina (7-3) at 2 Lakewood St. Edward (9-1) 6 Massillon Jackson (8-2) at 3 Euclid ...

Final OHSAA Prep Football Computer Rankings

OHSAA Football Final Computer Ratings – Nov. 3, 2019 Top eight schools from each region in the final report qualify for the playoffs. The top 12 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. The football page at OHSAA.org includes an ...

SPARKY is still Purple

BELLAIRE — When members of the Martins Ferry football team awoke Saturday morning, they discovered they had been eliminated from playoff contention. That didn’t stop the Purple Riders from keeping arch-rival Bellaire from hosting a playoff game in week 11. Martins Ferry used a balanced ...

Bellaire’s Defibaugh earns all-Ohio in CC

HEBRON — A trio of local runners had career days Saturday at the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships. Bellaire’s Jacob Defibaugh and Buckeye Trail’s Kathryn Williams both earn all-Ohio honors, while River’s Livi Beard improved on her clocking from last season at National Trail ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Cash always willing to help

BRIDGEPORT — Don Cash is of the belief that it doesn’t cost much to make a difference. A 1975 graduate of Bridgeport High School, Cash loves his hometown. So much so that he’s devoted a large portion of his life helping cultivate it, not just for the current generation, but for future ...

Bell adds another special honor to remarkable career

WHEELING - His basketball coaching resume is both lengthy and impressive. Bob Bell enters his 49th year of coaching roundball as assistant girls’ coach at Mentor High. The Cleveland-area school is the latest stop in Bell’s coaching journey stocked with success. The former River ...

All-TL volleyball squad lauds area spikers

MARTINS FERRY — There were superlatives abound this fall when it came to area prep volleyball. Two of the best stories, however, came out of Shadyside and Morristown, where a pair of teams crafted historic runs. The Lady Tigers, fresh of a sensational performance in 2018, continued to reach ...

Wheeling Park grad Pavilack hired as SID at Texas State

San Marcos, Texas seems like a world away from the Ohio Valley. Located in the heart of the Lonestar State, the town of nearly 63,000 is a growing community between the much larger cities of Austin and San Antonio along I-35. As it expands, so has San Marcos’ largest college — Texas State ...

Steubenville grad Wilson ready for new season at N.C. State

When Tariq Wilson lists his goals for the 2019-20 wrestling season, things like national championship, ACC championship and all-American are there, but they’re not listed directly. Instead, the Steubenville High School graduate and current N.C. State red-shirt junior has simplified his ...

Shadyside wraps up a playoff berth with victory at Monroe

WOODSFIELD — Early in the first and second halves Friday night, Monroe Central pulled to within a score of visiting Shadyside. And, both times, Wyatt Reiman pulled the rug from out under the Seminoles’ comeback plans. The sophomore had himself a school-record setting night at City Park, ...

Harrison retains V.A.L.E.S.

YORKVILLE — For another year, the V.A.L.E.S. Trophy will reside within the walls of Harrison Central High School. A 14-0 lead in the first quarter that stretched to 20-0 before Buckeye Local was able to get on the board was all that the young Huskies needed to notch their eighth straight ...

Barnesville cruises to victory at Union Local to retain ‘Milk Bucket’

MORRISTOWN — Let the milk flow in Barnesville. The Shamrocks didn’t waste any time in jumping all over western Belmont County rival Union Local Friday night. They scored 17 points in the first six minutes and never looked back in posting a 31-13 victory at chill-filled Jets ...

Steubenville fends off Linsly, 48-28

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville turned its first five possessions into touchdowns, then survived a wild second half to post a 48-28 senior night victory over Linsly Friday night inside Harding Stadium. With the victory, Big Red finishes its regular season at 6-3 and has earned its ...

River upends Frontier to keep playoff hopes alive

NEW MATAMORAS- Frontier High got off to a great start, but then went downhill fast. After spotting the Cougars a 6-0 lead, visiting River scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 48-12 triumph in a regular-season prep football finale Friday night. “River’s got a very good football ...

Wheeling Park knocks South from ranks of the undefeated

WHEELING — Wheeling Park’s offense dominates the headlines, led by Kennedy Award candidate Alex Dunlevy. Facing a similar style of quarterback in Parkersburg South’s Brandon Penn, Park’s defense was going to be challenged and expected to make big plays. And after a shaky first ...

St. C. tops Wheeling Central; secures playoff berth

WHEELING — With scary weather conditions, that included rain, cold and very high winds on Halloween night, St. Clairsville Coach Brett McLean knew his team was going to have to be able to run the football to be successful against Wheeling Central. And with dominating play from the ...

Wooding making lots of history at Oberlin

OBERLIN — To say that Von Wooding has had an impressive collegiate career might be selling the former Linsly Cadet a bit short. Wooding, who is a senior for the Yeoman football program, is etching his name into Oberlin history from his linebacker position. During last Saturday’s 38-3 ...

Urbana gets the best of ’Toppers

WEST LIBERTY — Playing without its starting quarterback its less-than-ideal weather conditions, West Liberty needed to make something happen early Thursday night. It almost happened ... but almost has never won a game. Urbana fumbled on the first play of the contest and the Hilltoppers had ...

Bears edge Mountaineers

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 12 Baylor got quite defensive to remain undefeated. While Charlie Brewer threw for 277 yards with two touchdowns, the defense blocked a late field goal try while allowing only one big play, and the Bears won a game when scoring less than 20 points for the first time ...