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Prep Roundup: Monroe Central outlasts Magnolia in five sets

\NEW MARTINSVILLE — The invading Seminoles pulled out a hard-fought, five-set victory against the Blue Eagles by scores of 12-25, 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12 Trista Morris led the Monroe (6-1) hitting attack with 10 kills. Haylyn Hiles had nine kills and four blocks. Abby Thompson had six ...

Martins Ferry rolls past Union Local

MARTINS FERRY — In football, often the best thing a team can do is take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them. While the Martins Ferry Purple Riders showed solid offensive prowess Friday evening, they also were opportunistic in taking advantage of four Union Local turnovers and a ...

Running game fuels Bellaire past Harrison Central

BELLAIRE -- Through the first three weeks of the season, no one can question Bellaire's resolve or toughness. Both were on display when the Big Reds needed them most Saturday at sun-drenched Nelson Field. Put those intangibles with a strong running game and enough defensive stops and it ...

St. Clairsville takes down EL

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Football coaches will tell you that the first drive of the second half is the most important of the game. Sometimes it works out that way. Other times is doesn’t. Friday night was the former as St. Clairsville kept it simple in the second half of its game with visiting ...

Shadyside thumps Magnolia, 50-20

SHADYSIDE — Coming off two tough losses to Martins Ferry and Bellaire to begin the season, Shadyside was due for a break-out performance. And the Tigers delivered in a big way. Using an extremely balanced offense, Shadyside rang up 432 yards and its first unit scored on every possession ...

Toronto rallies past Buckeye

TORONTO - Trailing by two scores late in the fourth and starring an 0-3 start right in the face, it was gutcheck time for Toronto - and the Red Knights were up to the task. Toronto scored 21 points in a span of 2:41, erasing a 14-point deficit to defeat Buckeye Local 27-20 in thrilling ...

McKivitz ready and excited for NFL debut

Colton McKivitz has been to three professional football games in his life. He will experience his fourth on Sunday, and it will be nothing like the first three. The former Union Local and West Virginia University standout will run out of the tunnel for the first time as a professional ...

Steubenville too much for Linsly

STEUBENVILLE - Steubenville stayed unbeaten Friday with a 35-21 homecoming, senior-night victory over Linsly inside Harding Stadium. In staying perfect in their all-time series with the Cadets (Big Red now leads 7-0), Reno Saccoccia’s charges compiled 426 yards (285 on the ground and 141 ...

River topples Monroe; Shamrocks win

WOODSFIELD — Carter Dennis carried 17 times for 206 yards and scored two touchdowns as River (2-1) defeated Monroe Central 28-6 Friday night inside Monroe Park. The senior had TD runs of 8 and 2 yards in the first half and Brody Lollathin found Jake Rose from 13 yards out as the visitors ...

Ohio Prep Football Scores

Akr. Hoban 31, Cle. Benedictine 24 Akr. Manchester 7, Navarre Fairless 0 Amherst Steele 28, Berea-Midpark 24 Andover Pymatuning Valley 54, Southington Chalker 0 Anna 34, Rockford Parkway 33 Ansonia 28, Arcanum 27 Arcadia 47, Vanlue 14 Archbold 35, Delta 0 Arlington 35, McComb ...

Running Wild and Wonderful in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN -- College football is back and so is the West Virginia University rushing attack. Is it too early to tell? Perhaps, but the Mountaineers racked up 329 total rushing yards in Saturday's season opening 56-10 victory over Eastern Kentucky at Mountaineer Field inside Milan Puskar ...

St. C. wins OVGL championship

WHEELING — St. Clairsville and Barnesville have spent the entire golf season basically running roughshod through the Ohio Valley Golf League. Thus it seemed only logical when the league crowned its season champion Thursday afternoon that the Red Devils and Shamrocks were the two teams to ...

Paden City shutting down football season after tonight

PADEN CITY — Zach Heasley is no different than any small-school football coach. He’s become accustomed to making the most possible from a roster that is limited in number. The second-year Paden City coach was planning to do that once again and actually had for the first week when his ...

Harrison, Buckeye golfers win; UL, St. C. triumph in volleyball

Golf Harrison edges JM CADIZ — Harrison Central edged John Marshall in a prep golf match Thursday afternoon by two shots. The Monarchs’ Mason Orndorff finished with a round of 41, which was good enough for medalist honors. Buckeye Local tops Edison RAYLAND — The Panthers posted ...

Martins Ferry wins Buckeye 8 CC titles

MORRISTOWN — The Buckeye 8 Cross Country Championship was ran on a new course with Union Local hosting the event Wednesday afternoon. Outside of that, though, not much else changed. For the third consecutive season, Martins Ferry swept the team titles and for the second straight year ...

Shadyside spikes Monroe in early season showdown

WOODSFIELD — Trista Morris turned in 16 digs, seven points, three aces and six kills but Monroe Central fell to Shadyside, 25-17, 25-19, 25-23 The Tigers received 12 kills from sophomore Gentry Brown. She also had three aces, four digs and three blocks. Kylie Jo Baker had eight kills and ...

Monroe County bragging rights on the line when Monroe hosts River

WOODSFIELD -- Both River and Monroe Central liked the progress demonstrated last week as both pocketed victories. The Pilots and Seminoles will now clash for Monroe County bragging rights when they meet in their annual week three showdown at Woodsfield City Park. “I like where we are ...

Bellaire, Harrison clash on Saturday

The third week of the high school football season has some very interesting matchups. Out of the contests on tap, two feature teams that are undefeated; seven have teams that are looking to improve to 3-0; and three have squads seeking their initial victories. Magnolia (0-1) at Shadyside ...