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West Liberty wins first MEC softball crown

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SALEM, Va. — The West Liberty University softball team won its first Mountain East Conference Tournament title Sunday, cruising to a 5-3 victory against Concord in a battle of regionally-ranked squads at the Moyer Complex. Sunday’s win completed a four-game tournament sweep for Coach Herb ...

Shadyside, St. Clairsville, Linsly boys triumph

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shadyside, Linsly and St. Clairsville have made winning Ohio Valley Athletic Conference boys track titles a habit. The same can’t be said for Warren, which is still a relative newcomer to the conference. However, after the dust settled through qualifying and an ...

St. Clairsville, Linsly race to girls’ championships

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As it pertained to track and field in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, Saturday’s championship meet was simply more of the same. Track and field’s OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship wrapped up Saturday at Red Devil Stadium with the same four teams ...

Clay-Battelle blanks Bridgeport for 2A championship

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ELM GROVE — Bridgeport ran into a buzz-saw Saturday afternoon in the person of Caitlyn Kassay. Clay-Battelle’s talented junior right-hander spun a gem against the Bulldogs in the OVAC 2A championship game at the I-470 J.B. Chambers Complex. Kassay struck out 17 and allowed just two hits ...

Huskies Sports Foundation facing staffing concerns

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CADIZ — High school boosters organizations are only as strong as the people in them. And at Harrison Central High School, the Huskies have rock solid support from the Huskies Sports Foundation. But, lately, there have been cracks in the group from the standpoint of not having enough folks ...

Shadyside native embarks on new sports endeavor

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ROCHESTER, Mich. — After enjoying a successful four-decade career in professional sports, John Ciszewski is primed for a new challenge. The 1973 Shadyside High grad — better know to his friends as “Giz” — has been named associate athletic director for external operations at Oakland ...

Hetzel third at World Duathlon Championships

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Kristen Hetzel is on top of the world. Well, two steps back, actually. The Wheeling Central and Wheeling Jesuit graduate reached the podium at the recent ITU Duathlon World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Hetzel finished third in her age division, her best finish since starting a ...

John Marshall rallies past St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With sectional play set to begin Tuesday, John Marshall head coach Mark Cisar was looking for a little moxie from his club Friday as it clashed with Buckeye 8 champ St. Clairsville. He got it. The Monarchs erupted for four runs in the sixth inning and rallied past the ...

Wojcik returns to prep coaching ranks at Linsly

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WHEELING — Dave Wojcik last coached a high school basketball game 16 years ago when he was guiding Wheeling Central to a repeat Class A state championship. That will change this winter. Linsly Headmaster Justin Zimmerman officially announced Wojcik’s hiring as new head boys basketball ...

Miracle League scores big with coaches, athletes

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ELM GROVE — It wasn’t your ordinary football camp. Anything but. Rather, it was a Miracle in the works. For the past three Saturdays, three highly regarded and successful OVAC prep head football coaches — ably assisted by some of their players — staged a football camp for special ...

Wallace steps down at Linsly

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WHEELING — James Wallace loves coaching basketball. He simply loves helping Linsly grow and prosper as an institution of learning even more. That passion outweighed basketball and led to him tendering his resignation as the Cadets’ boys basketball coach after nine seasons at the ...

Prep Roundup: Ruble shines as Bridgeport tops Bellaire, 3-0

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WOLFHURST — Brooklynn Ruble shined in the circle and at the plate Thursday as Bridgeport blanked Bellaire 3-0 in prep softball action at Irene Ehni Memorial Field. Ruble scattered three singles, striking out seven and walking two. She also doubled, singled and knocked in three runs. The ...

Park advances to AAA softball sectional final

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WHEELING — Over the years rivals Wheeling Park and John Marshall have been involved in some wild softball games. You can add Thursday afternoon’s West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Section One contest to that list. The Patriots scored the only three runs they needed in a crazy bottom of ...

St. C. wins Buckeye 8 baseball title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Peyton Drake’s RBI single with two down in the fifth inning Wednesday lifted St. Clairsville to a 2-1 victory against Edison and the Red Devils’ fourth consecutive Buckeye 8 championship — all against the Wildcats. “We’re pretty proud of that,” an elated St. ...

Prep Roundup: St. Clairsville claims Buckeye 8 softball title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Jenna Jaskowiak had great outings in the circle and at the plate Wednesday as St. Clairsville claimed the Buckeye 8 softball championship with a 9-5 victory against Indian Creek at the Market Street fields. Two days after picking up the win in the OVAC 4A title game, ...

John Marshall rallies by Brooke in WV softball

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WHEELING — Things were looking bleak for John Marshall late Wednesday afternoon. The Monarchs found themselves trailing Brooke by a 3-0 count entering the home half of the sixth inning. Meanwhile, Bruins ace hurler Rachel Kazmirski was in control, yielding two hits to that point. The game ...

St. Clairsville shines in OVAC qualifying

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even a brief weather delay could slow down the 4A and 5A schools Tuesday. The meet’s field events were hampered by a passing thunderstorm, but the running events went off on time at Red Devil Stadium and the bigger schools joined the smaller ones in Saturday’s OVAC ...

Hendershot, Shadyside defeat Beallsville, 16-6

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SHADYSIDE — Tory Hendershot belted a home run, single and four RBI as Shadyside defeated Beallsville 16-6 in prep softball action Tuesday evening. Syd Destifanes was also solid for the Tigers as she compiled three singles and one RBI while Madison Davis and Holly Butler both had a single ...