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Monroe Central routs Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Monroe Central had an advantage in basically every area that’s important to basketball success Saturday afternoon inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium at Bridgeport High School. It showed, too. The Seminoles assumed a 20-point lead at halftime and didn’t slow down in ...

Wheeling native Harris writing a new chapter in Florida

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WHEELING — It was time for a new challenge. D.P. Harris authored a hall of fame coaching career at St. Vincent College. The Wheeling Park grad served as head men’s hoop coach for the Latrobe, Pa.,-based school for the past 16 years with impressive results. He directed St. Vincent to a ...

Johnson, Watson to be inducted into OVAC Hall in August

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BELLAIRE — Though in different sports, running was the name of the game for both of the latest selections to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Wheeling Park graduate Daryl “Boogie” Johnson and Magnolia alumnus Josh Watson are the latest to have their ...

South leading 67th OVAC Tourney

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WHEELING — It was an unofficial Patriots Day Friday inside WesBanco Arena as both Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park have made the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament a two-team race. The Wood County Patriots hold a slim, 157-151, edge over the Ohio County Patriots. If that ...

Parkersburg South’s Amos a man among boys at 220

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WHEELING — Braxton Amos is a beast on the wrestling mat. Off the mat, not so much. When asked what makes him so dominant on the mat, he is quick — like most of his matches — and to the point with his reply. “I like to work hard and I love wrestling. If you like working hard and you ...

Shadyside steamrolls Monroe Central

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SHADYSIDE — A couple of weeks ago, Shadyside got all it wanted and then some when it visited Monroe Central before pulling out a 70-67 victory. There was no drama or suspense involved with the second meeting, which came Friday night inside a toasty Tiger Den. Shadyside flexed its ...

Wheeling Park unloads on Martins Ferry

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WHEELING - It wasn’t perfection, but it was close. Wheeling Park clicked on all cylinders Friday night in running past Martins Ferry, 62-27, before a nice-sized crowd at Tolbert Gymnasium. Coach Michael Jebbia’s well-drilled charges dominated in all phases while displaying large ...

Union Local wins eighth in a row

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MORRISTOWN — Another strong start. Another victory for Union Local. Nathan Meyer, Luke Merritt and Zach Bateman all poured in 14 points Friday night as the Jets won their eighth straight with a 56-50 boys’ basketball triumph against Harrison Central inside a jam-packed ...

St. Clairsville fends off Bellaire

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - St. Clairsville has not lost to Bellaire in a while on the hardwood. To be more specific, it’s 21 games and in a little less than a 10-year span. The Devils fought off a slow start and a feisty effort from the Big Reds en route to a hard earned 70-62 victory for number 22 ...

St. Clairsville looks for more hardware at OVAC swim meet

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WHEELING — Plenty of new faces will have the opportunity to leave their mark in Saturday’s OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championships. After Wheeling Park captured four straight OVAC 5A girls titles and back-to-back boys crowns, it will be tested by OVAC newcomers Dover and New ...

Buckeye Local trips Bridgeport, 63-47

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CONNORVILLE -- Wins have been tough to come by for both Buckeye Local and Bridgeport this season with the Panthers enjoying a bit more success than the Bulldogs. Friday night, the both looked hungry for a win. Despite having a 21-point lead eaten away by the visiting Bulldogs, Buckeye Local ...

Familiar names grab spotlight as OVAC tournament opens

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WHEELING — The usual suspects are atop the leaderboard after the opening night of the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament inside WesBanco Arena. Multiple-time champion Parkersburg South leads the pack with 50 points after winning 13 of 14 matches. Defending overall and Class 4A ...

JM’s Cochran credits mental toughness in return

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WHEELING — Carl Cochran is defying all the odds. Or is he? The John Marshall flyweight was seriously injured in a late April mountain bike accident, a wreck that nearly took the youngster’s life way too soon. However, believing in something the sport has taught him, the 113-pounder ...

Local MEC athletes shining in academics

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The term student-athlete certainly resonates at both Wheeling University and West Liberty University. The two schools have long shined in athletics and their athletes also get it done in the classroom. That was proven again this week when the Mountain East Conference announced its Academic ...