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Storer, early outburst lifts St. C. past UL

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The pitcher’s mound is 59 feet from the rear of home plate to the center of the diamond. The bases are 90 feet apart. However, a game of baseball can be decided by mere inches. Such was the case Thursday afternoon at cloud-covered Memorial Park as St. Clairsville ...

Francis leads Shadyside to baseball win over SCC

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SHADYSIDE — Rhys Francis doubled and scored a run to help Shadyside blank Steubenville Catholic, 6-0, Thursday in high school baseball action at Fleming Field. The Tigers jumped ahead 2-0 in the first before finishing with a flourish — scoring four times during the final two ...

Dibbyball Trophy stays put in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — The Dibbyball Trophy will once again reside in the Purple City. For the third straight year — the fifth time in six contests — Martins Ferry has defeated rival Bellaire in the Duane Powell Memorial game for the coveted statue. The Purple Riders claimed a 5-3 decision ...

Bats come alive for Bridgeport as Winland wins first contest

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BROOKSIDE — The third time was the charm for Zach Winland. After falling short in his first two attempts at winning his first game as Bridgeport’s head baseball coach, his Bulldogs delivered in a big way for him Wednesday evening, pounding out 13 hits in downing Monroe Central, 10-3, on ...

WVU’s Ferns, citing injuries, announces retirement

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Brendan Ferns left St. Clairsville High School as one of the most sought after recruits the Ohio Valley had seen in quite some time. The consensus four-star linebacker, who was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, had more than 25 collegiate scholarship offers. West Virginia ...

Martins Ferry rolls past Bellaire in season opener, 9-2

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NEFFS — The Martins Ferry Purple Riders had to wait one day longer than originally planned to open their 2019 baseball season. The wait proved to be worth it. Behind strong pitching from senior ace Drake Dobson, solid defense and enough offense, the Purple Riders posted a 9-2 victory ...

Harrison makes it a 2-0 start

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CADIZ — Andrew Clelland raced home from third on a passed ball with two out in the fifth inning Tuesday with what turned out being the winning run as Harrison Central bested Coshocton 4-3 at Robert Mazeroski Memorial Field. The Huskies improved to 2-0 on the young high school baseball ...

Debuting River takes down Shadyside in softball

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SARDIS — After yielding a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first inning, River’s Katie Lively made quick work of visiting Shadyside in pre softball action. The sophomore needed 17 pitches to escape with just two runs allowed. She won only need 48 over the next six frames in a 6-4 ...

Smith steps down as WLU wrestling coach

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WEST LIBERTY — In athletics, coaches make decisions over and over in games or matches. But life is more than athletics. Wrestling has been a major part of Mitch Smith’s life. That’s why his decision last Friday to step down as head wrestling coach at West Liberty University came as a ...

Prep Roundup: Petho throws a no hitter in Linsly victory

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WHEELING — Linsly starting pitcher Eli Petho was brilliant on Tuesday, tossing a no-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Caldwell. Petho struck out four and walked five in the complete game effort with a good fastball, mixed in with a changeup. At the plate, Alex Papadimitriou paced the Cadets ...

WLU’s Brown is a 1st-Team All-American

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — West Liberty University senior center Marissa Brown became the first two-time All-American in WLU women’s basketball history on Monday when she earned a first-team spot on the 2018-19 NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Team. A ...

West Virginia dispatched in CBI event

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MORGANTOWN — The roller coaster ride known as the 2018-19 West Virginia men’s basketball season took another downward spiral Monday night in front of a crowd of 6,775 as Coastal Carolina took advantage of some shoddy defense by the host Mountaineers to pull out a 109-91 victory and advance ...

Harrison topples Buckeye in baseball

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CADIZ — Ohio State recruit Andrew Clelland showed why the Buckeyes were interested as he recorded eight strikeouts in Harrison Central’s 6-5 win over Buckeye Local Saturday in high school baseball action at Mazeroski Field inside Sally Buffalo Park. Skylar Mazeroski singled and doubled ...

Ohio State bows out, 74-59

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston’s fans chanted “Sweet 16” in the final minute of the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State. The celebration was long overdue — it’s been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip. “I saw a lot of proud Cougars up there behind us ...

Bridgeport celebrates boys’ state runnerup basketball squad

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BRIDGEPORT — The year was 1969. Richard Nixon had just been sworn in as the 37th President of the United States, a new car cost $2000, a postage stamp was 6 cents, Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” had moved to the top of the Billboard Music Chart and the New York Jets had just won Super Bowl ...

Shadyside rolls by Bellaire in 5

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NEFFS — Anthony Coggins, Korey Beckett and Mason VanNest each drove in two runs and Collin Holmes allowed just two hits in four innings of work Saturday propelling Shadyside to a 12-1, 5-inning victory against Bellaire in the season-opening high school baseball contest for both teams on John ...