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Tucker leads Bulldogs’ win

CONNORVILLE — The journey for the Bridgeport High girls’ basketball team this season has, at times, been a bumpy one. But through it all, Greg Harkness, the team’s head coach, has never wavered when lauding his group about its work ethic, tenacity and willingness to stay ...

St. Clairsville snaps losing streak; keeps pace in OVAC 4A

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All wins are important. Some, however, mean a little more than others. Not too far back, St. Clairsville was sitting pretty atop the OVAC Class 4A girls’ basketball standings. However, a five-game losing skid dropped the Red Devils behind Martins Ferry and into a ...

Friday powers Monroe Central’s 13th victory of season

SARAHSVILLE — Kalista Friday scored 28 points and dished out seven assists Wednesday night as Monroe Central raced past homestanding Shenandoah, 62-45, in girls’ high school basketball action. Amy Bettinger added 12 points and six rebounds for the Semonoles, who improved to 13-4, and will ...

Seminoles get back on the winning track

BARNESVILLE — Two boys’ high school basketball teams coming off tough weeks met Tuesday night inside “The Greenhouse” in western Belmont County. So, something had to give. Garet Cramer and Dillon Lincoln each tallied career-highs as Monroe Central got back on the winning track by ...

Martins Ferry rolls by River

MARTINS FERRY — Derek Edwards normally tilts his practices more to the defensive side. But after watching his Martins Ferry boys’ basketball team struggle offensively in home losses against Wheeling Park and Shadyside last weekend, the Purple Riders head coach placed more of an ...

Big Reds stave off Bulldogs

BELLAIRE — It may have been a game that two teams with just two wins between them, but it was nothing but exciting from start to finish. A total of eight players scored in twin figures and it wasn’t until the final minutes that Bellaire was able to seal a 69-63 win over Bridgeport ...

Linsly does little things right in defeating visiting Shadyside

WHEELING — Quite often winning a game simply boils down to doing the little things. As it pertains to basketball, free throws, defense and turnovers are some of the aspects on the list. It just so happened Linsly did all three extrmely well Tuesday evening inside the Stifel ...

Pirate Care-A-Van stops in Weirton, Wheeling on Thursday

WHEELING - Spring training is just around the corner for Major League Baseball teams. Of local interest, the Pittsburgh Pirates open camp in Bradenton (Fl.) Feb. 12 for pitchers and catchers. The entire team reports Feb. 17. The Pirates will have a fresh new leadership look this ...

Steubenville rallies past St. Clairsville

STEUBENVILLE — A high school basketball game is 32 minutes long, and Steubenville needed nearly all that time to complete a huge comeback and earn a thrilling 55-53 victory over St. Clairsville Tuesday night inside the Crimson Center. Down 11 to start the final quarter, Big Red kept ...

JM boys stop UL win streak at 8 games

MORRISTOWN — Derrick Derrow scored 19 points and Cole Gilbert had 13 Tuesday night and John Marshall went into “The Hangar” and snapped Union Local’s eight-game winning streak with a 52-48 victory. The Monarchs brooke a 24-all halftime tie by outscoring the Jets 16-9 in the third ...

Shadyside cruises past River

SHADYSIDE — Often times, getting back on the court or field quickly, is the best cure for a team’s ailments. Such was the case for Shadyside on Monday evening. Just 48 hours removed from falling at Martins Ferry and scoring a dismal 33 points, the Tigers took no prisoners against an ...

John Marshall simply too much for St. Clairsville

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall played one of its better halves of the season Monday night against St. Clairsville. The Monarchs hammered the boards, shot nearly 60 percent from the floor, canned five 3-pointers and held the Red Devils to 27 percent shooting while forcing 12 turnovers. The ...

Prep Roundup: Davis’ triple-double fuels Bellaire by Steubenville, 57-51

BELLAIRE — Surging Bellaire was again led by Katrina Davis, scoring 32 points with 11 steals and 10 rebounds for a triple-double in a victory against Steubenville, 57-51. Kylie Maxwell and Elexis Martin each netted 18 points for Big Red (10-5). Barnesville 44, Buckeye Trail 38 OLD ...

Shadyside boys avenge earlier loss at Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — After watching Logan Smith record a 3-point play to end the first half Saturday night and almost getting one to begin the second, Ed Andes had seen enough. “I was just reassuring the guys to not let them in the lane,” said Andes, Shadyside’s veteran head coach on why ...

Ferry girls earn ‘signature win’ against Shadyside

MARTINS FERRY — Dave Reasbeck secured the “signature win” he was looking for Saturday afternoon. Behind a 14-3 second-quarter scoring advantage and a staunch defensive effort, Reasbeck’s Martins Ferry Purple Riders picked up their biggest victory of the season, holding off Shadyside, ...

St. C. pair wins OVAC wrestling titles

WHEELING — There was elation. There was tears. There was history, both team-wise and individually, and there was some memories made that will last forever. The championship finals of the 67th edition of the annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament had them all Saturday as its three-day ...

St. C. girls repeat as OVAC swim champs

WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys’ swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where ...