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Shadyside, Harrison girls pick up victories

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SHADYSIDE — The Lady Tigers picked up their second win against the Purple Riders in three days Saturday afternoon, 55-40. Senior Baylee Wach drilled four more bonus goals and finished with a total of 20 points to fuel the Tigers, who are now 8-2. Senior Kamdyn Elerick added 11 and classmate ...

Harrison’s Mitchell scores 2,000th career point

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CLEVELAND -- It was a milestone night for Harrison Central senior Kobe Mitchell Saturday. The Akron-bound standout came into a game against Olmstead Falls, which was played at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, the home of the NBA's Cavaliers, needing 21 points for 2,000 during his illustrious prep ...

Hoover named new head football coach at Buckeye

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CONNORVILLE — Jim Hoover spent the 2020 football season working as the defensive coordinator for Buckeye Local. He saw, first hand, the progress that the Panthers made when they won three of their final four games. When the head coaching job came open in December after Roger Herbert ...

Bellaire topples Buckeye

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CONNORVILLE - It’s been a good week for J.R. Battista. The passionate Bellaire High hoops coach guided his improving Big Reds to an impressive 71-54 win over a quality Buckeye Local quint Friday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Panthers. Just three days prior, Bellaire slipped past ...

River’s defense stymies Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Suffice to say, River was well aware of the shooting exploits that Barnesville demonstrated during its Wednesday evening victory against Steubenville Catholic. Just 48 hours removed from a game when they knocked down 16, 3-pointers and scored 84 points, the Shamrocks found the ...

Harrison fends off Martins Ferry, 61-53

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CADIZ — It might be coach-speak, but a win is a win is a win. No matter how it comes. For the second time in 10 days, Harrison Central posted a boys basketball victory over Martins Ferry. Friday night in Harrison County, the Huskies (6-3) recorded a wire-to-wire, 61-53, nod over the ...

Prep Roundup: Shadyside falls to Shenandoah; Ferry matmen win

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SHADYSIDE — Korey Beckett scored 21 points and Elijah Brock added 19 but it was enough as Shadyside dropped a 71-60 decision to visiting Shenandoah (9-1) Friday night in boys basketball action inside the Tiger Den. Mason VanNest added nine for the Tigers (4-5). Christian Duniver paced ...

Union Local sweeps three duals at Shadyside Quad

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SHADYSIDE — The last few wrestling seasons have not been ones that Union Local will have vivid flashbacks of, but Thursday night the Jets were spotless at the Shadyside Quad. The Jets went 3-0 inside the Tigers Den. “I wouldn’t say we’re peaking quite yet, but we are getting into a ...

UL girls start fast, end strong in win

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MORRISTOWN — With an undersized St. Clairsville squad coming to town Thursday night, Union Local Head Coach Rob Barr was hoping for his talented inside players to show some physicality and dominate while getting ready for a big matchup with Waynedale on Saturday morning. Unfortunately ...

Nailers postpone two games due to COVID-19

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WHEELING — The ECHL announced on Thursday that the games between the Wheeling Nailers and Indy Fuel scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Indy have been postponed after multiple cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on the Nailers’ active roster. The ECHL is working with the Nailers and Fuel ...

Harrison Central girls nip Bellaire

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CADIZ - It was no offensive masterpiece, but the homesteading Huskies will take the victory, completing a season sweep of the Big Reds, 31-28. Harrison Central (8-4) received a solid, 18-point performance from junior post McKayla Dunkle. Bellaire (5-9) was led by Jayden Lowe’s nine. ...

Hall impresses in WVU debut

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MORGANTOWN — Already a highly decorated wrestler during his high school days at Oak Glen, it didn’t take Peyton Hall long to make a name for himself on the collegiate level. Hall, a 4-time West Virginia state champion and 3-time OVAC Ron Mauck Tournament titlist, began his WVU career the ...

St. C. splits tri match; tops BL, falls to Dover

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Although there are 14 weight classes in a high school wrestling, it only takes one unexpected result to turn around a dual meet. St. Clairsville, unfortunately, can attest to that. The Red Devils, who were unblemished in 11 head-to-head competitions and ranked No. 1 in ...

Bellaire outlasts Harrison

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By SETH STASKEY Times Leader Sports Editor BELLAIRE — All wins are big. But, some simply seem bigger than others. For Bellaire, Tuesday night’s 55-53 victory against invading Harrison Central falls into the bigger win category. Seemingly everything that J.R. Battista has talked ...

Monroe rolls by Bridgeport to avenge earlier setback

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WOODSFIELD - In a season-opening loss at Bridgeport, Monroe Central Head Coach Jon Perkins admits that his team struggled to break the Bulldogs’ press. Tuesday night the Seminoles had no such problem, not only breaking Bridgeport’s third-quarter press, but using a game-deciding 28-9 ...

Brown drops 40 in Buckeye Local win over Edison

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CONNORVILLE - Buckeye Local celebrated Senior Night in grand fashion Tuesday by rolling past Edison, 75-54. The night proved extra special for one Panther senior. Athletic forward Mason Brown singed the nets for a career-high 40 points. The 6-3 dandy tallied 24 markers prior to ...

Kropka hired as football coach at John Marshall

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MOUNDSVILLE -- Longtime Harrison Central football coach Justin Kropka needed time to refresh and rejuvenate following his 13 seasons at the helm of Harrison Central. Now, after three seasons as an assistant coach at Wheeling University, Kropka is re-energized and ready to take the sidelines ...

St. Clairsville falls to Steubenville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There are times in athletics when two teams play their tails off, only for one of them to come up a little short on the final scoreboard. That was the case Tuesday night. Steubenville, which trailed by 10 points early in the third quarter, took its first lead of the night, ...

River rolls by Frontier

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BEAVERTON -- Invading River surged to a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back en route to a 65-31 victory at Frontier. The Pilots were led by Connor Hunter’s 14. Freshman Kabel Isaly added 13 and sophomore Ty Long chipped in with nine.