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Beckett scores 31 as Shadyside cruises past Frontier, 75-60

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside’s boys’ basketball team has a handful of potential hot hands. On Tuesday, Bryce Amos lit up the scoreboard, torching Bellaire for 33 points in a 22-point victory. It was Korey Beckett’s turn Friday night, and he had a career night doing it. The sophomore ...

Merritt pours in 34 as Union Local unloads on Trail

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OLD WASHINGTON — The Union Local Jets have been on a tear as of late. Their formula? A swarming defense coupled with unselfish offensive play. This was on display once again Friday evening on the campus of Buckeye Trail High School, as the Jets held the Warriors to three first-quarter points ...

Linsly subdues Monroe Central

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WHEELING — Dave Wojcik has been around the basketball block and back. And the veteran coach admitted inside his office Friday night that if someone had told him in November that his Linsly Cadets would be sitting at 13-5 as the calendar turns to February, he “wouldn’t have believed” ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Thompson, River topple Crusaders

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HANNIBAL — Stone Thompson scored 14 points Friday night and River snapped a two-game losing skid with a 56-47 boys’ basketball victory against Steubenville Catholic inside the R.L. Potts Gym. Brody Lollathin and Ty Long each added 13 points for the Pilots (6-11), who outscored the ...

Oak Glen stuns St. Clairsville, Barnesville for 3A/4A crown

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WELLSBURG — Being the underdog isn’t so bad. Just ask Oak Glen head wrestling coach Patrick McGillian. His Golden Bears entered Thursday night’s 7th annual OVAC Bill Hinegardner Class 3A/4A Dual Meet Championships as the No. 4 seed. They left as champions after edging past top-seeded ...

Shenandoah defeats Shadyside for Class 1A/2A championship

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WELLSBURG — The days and years on the calendar may change, but Shenandoah winning OVAC Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Championships doesn’t. The top-seeded Zeps three-peated Thursday night by claiming the Class 1A/2A title with a 63-12 triumph over No. 3 Shadyside after disposing of ...

Mitchell leads Harrison past Buckeye Local

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CADIZ — Buckeye Local was able to withstand a 37-point effort from Luke Powell in edging Barnesville on Tuesday night. Kobe Mitchell’s 43-point outing Thursday night was a bit much too much for the Panthers to overcome. The sleek-shooting junior scored 12 points during the final ...

Union Local girls remain undefeated

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MORRISTOWN — It came down to the wire but Union Local (20-0) remained undefeated with a narrow 50-49 win over visiting Linsly inside “The Hangar” Thursday night in girls’ high school basketball action. Reagan Vinskovich and Casey Kildow each delivered 13 points to pilot the Jets and ...

Wheeling Central downs St. Clairsville in see-saw tilt

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wheeling Central and St. Clairsville didn’t just look like two evenly matched teams Wednesday evening. They played like it, too. The Maroon Knights and Red Devils battled tooth and nail, going back and forth seemingly on every possession, literally. The game featured ...

Wheeling Park cruises to 5A crown

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MOUNDSVILLE — A year ago, Wheeling Park won the OVAC Bill Hinegardner Class 5A Dual Meet Championship on paper due to Mother Nature. Wednesday night, the battle-tested Patriots breezed to the same crown with lop-sided victories over Weir and Indian Creek. A late January ice storm forced ...

Jenkins left indelible legacy in St. C. sports

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Gentleman, successful, passionate and dedicated. Those were just some of the adjectives that were used to describe John Jenkins. Let me just confirm that all were 100 percent accurate. Jenkins — the long-time St. Clairsville businessman, Red Devil athletic ...

Area teams hitting the road for state dual regionals

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Assignments for the 8th annual Ohio Dual Team Regional Tournaments, set for Saturday, Feb. 8, were released last week, and for the local schools competing, they had better gas up the buses. St. Clairsville is the lone Division II entrant from the local area. The Red Devils, who were runnersup ...

Buckeye holds off Barnesville

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CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local’s boys’ basketball team faced two obstacles Tuesday night against Barnesville. First, the Panthers had to climb out of an early 17-2 hole. They did that. Then, they had to withstand the shooting prowess of Luke Powell, who did almost everything in his ...

Strong second half sparks Shadyside by Bellaire, 65-43

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BELLAIRE - The Bellaire Big Reds played Shadyside tight through the first half, taking a lead at the end of the first quarter on a David Zwack 3-pointer that they held through the halftime buzzer. Unfortunately for the host Big Reds, Shadyside put on a third quarter clinic on defense and ...

Union Local stays hot with win at Brooke

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WELLSBURG — Union Local has been one of the hottest teams in the Ohio Valley. The Jets came into Tuesday night’s trip to the gorgeous Brooke High Wellness Center as winners of nine of their last 10, but head coach Zach Delman warned his players that they couldn’t afford to take their ...

Brackets set for OVAC girls basketball tourney

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BELLAIRE — The path to an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball championship is set. The basketball committee met Tuesday morning to finalize the standings and pairings for next week’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championship. The tournament opens Monday with ...

Martins Ferry girls race past Wheeling CC, 69-52

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WHEELING — Winners of four games over the last six days, Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 4A leading Martins Ferry’s girls’ basketball team is playing its best basketball at the right time of the year. Tuesday night Coach Dave Reasbeck’s Purple Riders traveled across the bridge ...

Monroe Central comes up short at Magnolia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia coach Dave Tallman let his team know before Tuesday’s game that the upcoming contest was pivotal in locking down an OVAC Tournament spot. The Blue Eagles rose to the occasion. Behind an impressive 26-point, 10 rebound performance from Qwailei Turner, Magnolia ...

Wheeling Park too much for John Marshall

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WHEELING — With the Youngstown State coaching staff in attendance to watch him for the second straight game, Alex Vargo didn’t disappoint. Wheeling Park’s 6-foot-6 senior all-stater poured in 32 points in three quarters of action in leading the Patriots to an 81-57 win over John ...