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Several CRC alumni shining in NBA

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WHEELING — For 13 years, the Cancer Research Classic provided area basketball fans a chance to see future NBA and collegiate stars and players before they reached the pinnacle of the sport. And that’s exactly what Dr. Gregory Merrick set out to do when he created the event, which he has ...

Harler has been a solid contributor for WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Chase Harler is proving that hard work and commitment will be rewarded. I couldn’t tell you how many times I heard from different basketball fans and West Virginia diehards things like “that Chase Harler can’t play at WVU” or “Harler would be better off playing at a ...

Linsly boys claw past John Marshall, 56-45

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MOUNDSVILLE — Turning points are times in a game that normally go a long way toward determining the outcome, and usually they are not very difficult to pinpoint in a contest. Thursday night there was a very big turning point at the John Marshall Fieldhouse, and it made all the difference in ...

Prep Roundup: Davis, Gavarkavich fuel Bellaire by Monroe

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BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Big Reds used an impressive fourth quarter to fend off Monroe Central, 68-63, in the consolation game of the OVAC Class 3A Tournament Thursday. Senior standout Katrina Davis was up to her usual tricks, posting her fourth triple-double of the campaign. She had 31 ...

Cancer Research Classic on hiatus in 2021

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WHEELING — After 13 years, the Cancer Research Classic is going dark for 2021. Dr. Gregory Merrick, the event’s founder and director, formally announced the decision this week to put the event on hiatus. “Due to an enormous amount of uncertainties, there will be no CRC in 2021,” ...

Path to OVAC boys basketball championships set

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BELLAIRE — The brackets are set. After a couple of months of basketball, the path to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s boys basketball championship was established Wednesday morning during the OVAC Basketball Committee meeting. The Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys Basketball Championships ...

St. Clairsville’s Lyons continuing grid career at BGSU

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ever since the first time he officially put on a set of pads in the seventh grade, Ja’von Lyons had the dream of playing college football. Lyons, a senior at St. Clairsville, will have the opportunity to fulfill the dream. “Before seventh grade, I was just playing to ...

St. Clairsville records pair of wins

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Three teams prepping for the upcoming Ohio Regional Team Dual Meet Tournaments met Wednesday night. The host Red Devils came away with a pair of victories, but, while it’s nice to come out on top, head coach Joel Sansone said it was all about getting his kids the right ...

Ferry, St. Clairsville will both grapple ways to Columbus

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The Road to Columbus and the 8th annual Ohio State Wrestling Dual Meet Championships begins this weekend with regional competition for 13 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Eastern District schools, with seven of those being located in Division III. The remaining half-a-dozen are in Division ...

Union Local earns Class 3A top seed

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MORRISTOWN — Union Local won its first game of the season and then dropped four straight. That left head coach Zach Delman and his staff scrambling for answers. The Jets re-fueled and have soared to victories in 13 of their last 14 flights. The latest triumph being a 58-47 decision ...

Monroe Central holds off River

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WOODSFIELD — Colton Lawrence’s shot from a spot between the top of the 3-point arc and halfcourt rimmed in and out as the horn sounded Tuesday night and Monroe Central held on for a 46-44 victory against River in another classic installment of the Monroe County boys’ basketball ...

Shadyside spoils SCC’s Senior Night

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STEUBENVILLE — Sometimes, one just has to tip its hat to the other person. Such was the case Tuesday, as the talented Shadyside Tigers spoiled Catholic Central’s senior night with a convincing 72-36 victory inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. “Shadyside is a good, well-coached ...

St. C. defeats Brooke

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WELLSBURG — The improving Brooke Bruins, down by as much as 19 points in the second quarter, clawed their way back and trailed St. Clairsville by only five points with less than six minutes left in the game before the Red Devils went on a 10-point run to close the game, winning ...

Beallsville bests Valley behind Phillips

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PINE GROVE — Dakota Phillips scored 17 points Tuesday night as four Beallsville players reached double-figures in points as the Blue Devils bested Valley, 62-53, in boys’ basketball action. Kollin Ludwig added 14 points for Beallsville. Adam Baker scored 11 points, while Wyatt Brown had ...

Union Local survives test from Monroe in 3A

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MORRISTOWN — Nothing surprises Rob Barr anymore. Battling through sickness and faced with the fact that it’s tough to beat a team three times in one season, top-seeded Union Local held off a late, furious charge by visiting No. 4 Monroe Central, 63-59, Monday night in Wheeling Hospital ...

Martins Ferry subdues Oak Glen to reach Class 4A final

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MARTINS FERRY — Top-seeded Martins Ferry began the season in late October with its eyes on the OVAC Class 4A title. The Purple Riders — by virtue of their impressive 65-39 victory against fourth-seeded Oak Glen — moved another step closer to the crown Monday evening as the annual ...

Top-seeded Beallsville cruises to 1A title game

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BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville wasted little time Monday night in showing its desire to repeat as OVAC Class 1A girls’ basketball champs. The Blue Devils jumped out to an 11-0 lead and cruised from there in routing Hundred, 66-28, in one semifinal of this season’s Wheeling Hospital event ...

Wheeling Central rallies to stun Shadyside in OT

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SHADYSIDE — Leading by 11 points with just 1:11 to play Monday night everything seemed to be going as planned for top-seeded Shadyside as the Tigers were attempting to make a third consecutive trip to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class AA championship game. However, a feisty, ...