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St. C. falls in volleyball sectional tournament

ROGERS — Beaver Local proved to be too much for invading St. Clairsville in a Division II sectional co-final held Thursday evening. The Beaver prevailed in straight sets, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-14. Senior standout Brooke Talbot led the Beavers with eight kills, three aces, 12 assists, 10 ...

NASCAR drivers lament lack of on-track etiquette

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tensions are high at every level of NASCAR as its grueling, 11-month season enters the homestretch with three weeks remaining to crown three series champions. All eyes had been on feuding drivers Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick, but NASCAR last week demanded the they ...

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston’s season — all of it. “I love it,” he said Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to face Houston in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, which the Astros lead three games to two. “I ...

Mordecai throws 3 more TDs, SMU beats Tulane

DALLAS (AP) — SMU coach Sonny Dykes saw the best first half of the season from his team, which made it easier to excuse a drop-off after halftime. Tanner Mordecai threw three touchdown passes to push his nation-leading total to 29, ran for another score and No. 21 SMU dominated the opening ...

St. C.’s Henry commits to Ohio State

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Avery Henry has admitted that he didn’t grow up as a die-hard Ohio State football fan. As of late Tuesday, there may not be a bigger — literally or figuratively — Buckeye fan in Belmont County. Henry — a four-year mainstay for the Red Devils — called ...

Bellaire, Ferry set to meet for the 118th time

To many, Sportsmanship, Participation, Achievement, Rivalry, Knowledge and Youth are just words. To those from Bellaire or Martins Ferry, those are much more than just words. Combine those words into an acronym SPARKY and you’ve got the crux of what the the long-standing football ...