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Bellaire girls pull away from Steubenville, 51-41

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STEUBENVILLE — Just reaching halfcourt was a struggle for the Steubenville girls basketball team on Thursday against a tough Bellaire squad. The Big Reds’ full court press made life tough for Steubenville, and a pair of offensive outbursts lifted them to a 51-41 victory to spoil senior ...

Mother Nature ‘freezes’ OVAC Dual Meet events

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The polar vortex Mother Nature delivered to the Ohio Valley early Wednesday has forced postponement of the sixth annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Wrestling Championships. Instead of competitions being held Wednesday night and tonight at Brooke High School in ...

Ohio-side OVAC schools faced with a busy weekend

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Mother Nature has put a full-nelson on Ohio high school wrestling teams that had a busy schedule already on their plates. With postponement of the sixth annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Wrestling Championships from Wednesday night and tonight until Friday, ...

Chairs showcase legacy of success

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BEALLSVILLE — “The Pride Continues,” isn’t just a saying at Beallsville, it’s a bedrock belief. If someone in the community is in need, chances are everyone will come together to aid that person. Same goes with its schools. Beallsville athletes might not always be on the ...

Gallentine replaces Hummel at St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One of the premier high school softball programs in the Ohio Valley has its third head coach in the last four years. Rob Gallentine, a 1991 Linsly grad, assumes the head coaching position at St. Clairsville after serving two years as an assistant to Ron Hummel, who stepped ...

St. Clairsville turns back River, 70-59

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Senior night hasn’t always been kind to St. Clairsville. The Red Devils used a late first-half surge to gain some separation from River Tuesday evening to ensure that the Class of 2019’s showcase was one for the memory banks. St. Clairsville (12-4) scored the ...

OVAC girls tournament pairings set

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By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor BELLAIRE — The road to an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship is set. The OVAC Basketball Championship Committee met Tuesday morning at the OVAC office to formally nail down the pairings for the semifinals, which will be played on ...

Shadyside hands Andes 300th coaching win

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SHADYSIDE — It was a time for celebration in the Tigers’ Den Tuesday night. Shadyside staged Senior Night, honoring a quartet of players before dismantling outmanned rival Bellaire by a 59-29 count. The triumph took on added significance as it was the 300th for Tigers’ head coach Ed ...

Powell-less Barnesville rolls by Buckeye, 53-35

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BARNESVILLE — Slowly, but surely, Barnesville found its footing Tuesday night. Playing without the area’s leading scorer — Luke Powell — the Shamrocks struggled in the early going in their boys’ high school basketball encounter against Buckeye Local. But as the game progressed, the ...

Bridgeport rally falls short to Steubenville CC

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BRIDGEPORT — For much of the season, Bridgeport has dug itself an early hole that it hasn’t been able to overcome. Tuesday night was much of the same on Frank Baxter Court. The Bulldogs trailed visiting Steubenville Catholic Central (4-12) for nearly the entire contest, and were behind by ...

Shadyside takes down Bellaire in showdown

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SHADYSIDE — Playing in big games with large crowds and tournament-like atmospheres are a special part of high school athletics. How a team reacts to and handles those things often times go a long way in determining the outcome. The Shadyside Lady Tigers fed off the boisterous, near ...

Union Local falls at JM; meets Bellaire in OVACs

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MOUNDSVILLE—Seedings for the OVAC girls basketball tournament were up for grabs inside the John Marshall Field House on Monday night. The Monarchs (13-5) made punching their ticket to the event a top priority this season and with a 70-46 victory over Union Local (10-8), they marked it ...

Bridgeport staves off Barnesville comeback bid

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BARNESVILLE -– When a team is trailing by 15 points with a hair over six minutes remaining, usually that means a game is pretty much over. Such was not the case Monday evening as the host Shamrocks put together a furious rally to come back against visiting Bridgeport before Jaren Tucker ...

Monroe girls top Caldwell; Ferry, River post victories

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WOODSFIELD—Amy Bettinger tallied eight field goals for 18 points to lead Monroe Central to a 50-33 victory over Caldwell in girls’ high school basketball action Monday night. Kalista Friday added a spark with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Seminoles (11-8 overall, ...

OVAC Duals set to take center stage this week

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The sixth annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Wrestling Championships will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the John Marshall Field House in Moundsville and Brooke High School in Wellsburg, respectively. The Class 5A and Class 3A squads will compete on ...

Barnesville duo wins at New Lex

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NEW LEXINGTON — Three area wrestlers captured championships at the Jimmy Wood Invitational Saturday at New Lexington High School. Barnesville, which finished third in the team race behind Lancaster (255.5) and New Lexington (209.5) with 193 points, had two of the tilists in Brylan Clouse ...

St. Clairsville boys roll at Steubenville CC

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STEUBENVILLE — St. Clairsville controlled the pace and the game against Catholic Central on Saturday. The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead, and they never looked, en route to a 74-48 victory against the Crusaders on the road inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. “That has been us all ...

Olexa’s Super Bowl volunteers

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NEFFS — Allan Olexa, for just one week, is turning in his running shorts and shoes for a different type of uniform. The 67-year-old Neffs resident, and his daughter Abby, have been chosen to serve as greeter’s at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Peachtree Street in Atlanta which will be host to ...