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DiBetta looking to add to her resume

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Casadie DiBetta is well on her way to becoming the most decorated female swimmer in Ohio Valley history. The St. Clairsville junior has a chance to further cement her legacy Wednesday when she competes — for the second straight season — in a full complement of four ...

St. C.’s McKeegan, Moyer, Planey ready for D-II state swimming

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville swim team has become consistent participants in the OHSAA’s State Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. Despite seemingly constant distractions and barriers to overcome, the Red Devils girls team has raised the bar. When the state meet opens ...

Families getting first shot at W.Va. prep sports tickets

WHEELING — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made the decision to relax some of the COVID-19 restrictions for high school sports and West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission executive director Bernie Dolan announced that attendance will not be limited to a percentage of the ...

St. Clairsville caps regular season with rout of Caldwell

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thanks to a highly impressive performance on both ends of the floor, St. Clairsville will certainly go into the Division II postseason riding a wave of momentum. The Red Devils put the final touches on a 14-8 regular season in grand fashion by routing a solid Caldwell ...

Bridgeport eliminated in D-III by West Muskingum

ZANESVILLE — It’s not very often that a basketball team loses its postseason opener, but still lives to play another day. Such is the case with the Bridgeport boys. The Bulldogs, the 13th seed, ran into buzzsaw Saturday night as homestanding and No. 7 West Muskingum stormed to a 98-69 ...

Monroe Central girls stunned by Caldwell

WOODSFIELD — Not even a courageous performance by Trista Morris could help Monroe Central overcome some poor shooting Saturday afternoon. The second-seeded Seminoles (17-6) shot an ice-cold 26% from the floor in dropping a 49-47 decision to No. 7 Caldwell inside Monroe Central High ...

Union Local steamrolls Buckeye

MORRISTOWN - If you like drama and suspense then The Hangar was not the place to be Friday night. Union Local gained commanding control less than four minutes into the game in cruising to a lopsided 91-22 victory over Buckeye Local. The Jets scored 17 of the game’s first 19 counters ...

Shadyside cruises past Beallsville to reach D-IV district semifinal

SHADYSIDE — There’s a cliche in basketball that says, ‘everyone makes a run.’ While true, some runs simply define games. One of those types occurred Saturday afternoon in a Division IV Eastern District quarterfinal when Shadyside closed the first half on a 35-5 spurt and never ...

Shadyside falls in OT to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Shadyside knew when it agreed to play Cambridge for the first time since the mid-1950s that it was facing a stern test. It was a test the Tigers had several opportunities to pass, but in the end, Cambridge’s size and experience on the frontline proved to be just enough to fend ...

Barnesville falls at Steubenville CC

\STEUBENVILLE — Following one of its most heartbreaking defeats of the season Wednesday night, Catholic Central knew what it had to do Friday with the game on the line against visiting Barnesville. The Crusaders blew a fourth-quarter lead against Buckeye Local Wednesday, allowing 28 points ...

Balanced River cruises past Frontier, 77-32

HANNIBAL — River has continually played ‘up’ this season in terms of opponents being above its Division IV level. It paid dividends Friday night. Six Pilots reached double figures and the hosts used a 31-7 scoring advantage in the second quarter in posting a wire-to-wire, 77-32, victory ...

Shadyside’s Visnic to play football at Marietta College

SHADYSIDE — In all walks of life, Jacob Visnic had to grow up fast. The Shadyside senior did and he’s going to take those life lessons with him into the next chapter, which will occur at Marietta College where he will be a candidate for the Pioneers football team in the fall. Visnic’s ...

St. C.’s Bolyard to kick at Marietta College

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — If Jake Bolyard had been told several years ago that he’d have the opportunity to play college football, he wouldn’t have ever believed it. When Bolyard — a senior at St. Clairsville — was young, he didn’t even consider being a football player because soccer was ...

St. C. rallies past Beaver

LISBON — St. Clairsville’s first-ever trip to Beaver Local will be one the Red Devils remember for a long, long time. Trailing the host Beavers 47-46 heading to the fourth quarter, St. Clairsville outscored the hosts 15-4 in earning a 62-50 triumph. Each team only made two field goals ...

St. C. girls headed to state swim in seven events

St. Clairsville’s version of the ‘Fab 5’ is officially state bound! The Red Devils took five females in 10 events to the Division II District Swimming Championship held Thursday evening at Bowling Green State University’s Cooper Pool. All five are now making preparations for next ...

River’s Felton headed to state wrestling tourney

HANNIBAL — More than 200 females will take to the mats inside Hilliard Davidson High School Saturday and Sunday during the second annual Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association state wrestling tournament. Among them will be six individuals representing Ohio Valley Athletic ...

Union Local soars past Bellaire, 63-16

MORRISTOWN — Union Local began what it hopes is an extended run into the postseason Thursday evening against in convincing fashion. The Jets — the third seed in Division III — scored the first 34 of the game and cruised to a 63-16 victory against Bellaire in a game that lasted just ...

Martins Ferry ousted by Cambridge, 54-42

MARTINS FERRY -– Leading by a point at both halftime and the end of the third quarter, Martins Ferry’s girls’ basketball team was hanging on by a thread while continually being its own worst enemy Thursday night against visiting Cambridge. But Coach Dan Linscott’s self-proclaimed, ...

Harrison Central falls short, 52-51

CADIZ — The first-ever home postseason girls basketball game at Harrison Central won’t be one the Huskies will look back on with a smile. Alexis Dotson came off the bench to hit a trio of clutch three-point shots and Jordan Parker knocked down four key free throws in the final minute ...