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Ohio state qualifiers will be detoured to 2021 state tournament

The ‘Road to Columbus’ has encountered some detours during the COVID-19 pandemic as wrestlers from the Buckeye State will still converge to the central Ohio region, however, it won’t be on the campus of Ohio State University. With the concerns over the coronavirus still running rampant ...

Shadyside roars past Bridgeport in Div. IV

SHADYSIDE — Getting off to a good start at tournament time is crucial. Shadyside did just that Wednesday night, Bridgeport didn’t. The top-seeded Tigers netted the first 43 points of its Division IV sectional opener and cruised to a 72-18 victory over Bridgeport inside the Tigers Den. ...

St. Clairsville loses in D-II

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The OHSAA post-season tournament trail proved an abbreviated one for St. Clairsville. The Red Devils dropped a 55-51 decision to Indian Valley Wednesday night in a Division II sectional opener on John Jenkins Court. Coach Stacey Agnew’s youthful charges topped the same ...

River defeats St. Clairsville in avenging previous loss

HANNIBAL — River has seemingly been involved in game after game of low-scoring, grind-it-out-affairs since the calendar flipped to 2021, but the Pilots have come out on the short end of the score in several of those, too. The law of averages would indicate that a few of those were going ...

Beallsville girls advance in D-IV

BEALLSVILLE — The homesteading Blue Devils avoided being a first-round upset victim by pulling out a hard-fought 33-32 victory over Newcomerstown in Division VI sectional tournament action. The Blue Devils and Trojans were tied at 27 after three. Beallsville was led by Hallie Bommer’s ...

Harrison, Buckeye, Monroe boys win

CADIZ — Harrison Central senior Kobe Mitchell added another record to his illustrious career Wednesday evening when he became the all-time leading scorer in Harrison County history by pumping in 40 points to fuel the Huskies to a 66-60 victory against East Liverpool. As it turned out, the ...

Area swimmers set to compete at district meet

With the waves calmed after a busy weekend of sectional meets, two area schools — St. Clairsville and Martins Ferry — received official word that their swimming seasons will be extended at least by five days. The Red Devils and Purple Riders both qualified a handful of swimmers to the ...

Grove invited to Dodgers Major League camp

For Michael Grove, Tuesday’s announcement by the Los Angeles Dodgers is just part of the process. It’s actually the next big step of the process that Grove, who is embarking on his third professional season, hopes will lead to a Major League Baseball career. Grove, who is a Wheeling ...

Roughriders owner seeks to take field this summer

WHEELING — While an offer to purchase the West Virginia Roughriders has been given more time, Gregg Fornario is still in charge of the franchise. And he wants to see indoor football played in the Ohio Valley this summer. “It’s still my team and I’m going to do with it what I ...

D-II District Bowling Tourney rolls today

When the Division II Eastern District Bowling Tournament begins today, there will be a solid local flavor. No fewer than four teams and an individual earned a chance to compete for a state berth during sectional competition, which was split between St. Clair Lanes and Boulevard Lanes. The ...

Prep Boys and Girls Basketball Stat Leaders

BOYS (Thru Feb. 13 games) Mitchell, HC 31.3 Baker, Bealls 18.8 McCort, StC 18.7 Brown, BL 15.9 Mayle, BL 15.6 Powell, Bar 15.4 Beckett, Shady 15.3 Cash, Bell 15.0 Smith, MF 15.0 O’Kernik, Bpt 14.7 Gregorcic, Bpt 14.6 Merritt, ...

Nailers roughed up by Indy in 6-1 loss

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers were on the wrong end of some untimely goals on Sunday, which led to an unpleasant third period and a 6-1 loss to East Division leader Indy inside WesBanco Arena. Wheeling allowed a goal with 0.4 seconds remaining in the first period to fall behind 1-0 and ...

St. Clairsville swimmers impressive at sectional meet

STEUBENVILLE — The first of what area swimmers hope is a three-week journey through the swimming postseason was completed Saturday afternoon at Steubenville High School’s natatorium. And the St. Clairsville Red Devils put forth quite the showing. The girls squad won eight of the 11 ...

UL rebounds from setback, routs Creek

MORRISTOWN — Zach Delman, like many head coaches, wasn’t sure how his team would react after losing. Union Local had won 13 of 14 contests before being stunned at Martins Ferry in its last outing. The Jets (14-4) came out strong, as expected with five seniors comprising the starting ...

River boys fall to Fort Frye

HANNIBAL — Upon looking at the statistics, it didn’t take River head coach Mark Romick long to figure out exactly where his Pilots undoing occurred Friday night in a 62-50 loss to highly regarded Fort Frye. The veteran head coach pointed out the 19 turnovers his team committed and the ...

Martins Ferry girls bounce back; St. C. girls, BL boys win

MARTINS FERRY — Bounce-back wins are nice. Martins Ferry needed one. The Purple Riders outscored visiting Barnesville 23-5 in the second quarter Friday night and cruised to a 69-35 girls basketball victory in Tolbert Gymnasium. The hosts were coming off a loss to Steubenville Catholic on ...

St. C.’s Skaggs to play football at Concord

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s certainly nice to have options. As it pertained to his collegiate future, St. Clairsville’s Reese Skaggs had plenty. Actually, Skaggs’ options weren’t just which school. One of the first choices he had to make was which sport. In the end, Skaggs decided ...