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PREP ROUNDUP: Linsly scores 101 on Irish

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WHEELING — Hunter Kelly recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Linsly as a team dished out 27 assists and the team broke the century mark with a 101-59 thumping of St. John in boys’ basketball action Friday night Marshall Taylor (12), Paul Cook (11) and Mikal ...

Kroll recovering from surgery, eyes return

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Caitlyn Kroll made a tough decision at the end of last season. The Bridgeport graduate had just helped lead St. Francis to a NEC title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. However, she opted to explore her options and it resulted in a transfer to Ohio University. Kroll is currently sitting ...

Balance, ‘D’ help Bellaire down Ferry

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BELLAIRE — Playing against the Bellaire girls basketball team is quite the challenge. Its vaunted full-court pressure withstanding, the Big Reds have scoring punch basically all over the floor, making it extremely hard on opposing defenses. That recipe of defensive pressure and balanced ...

Buckeye Local boys win first

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CONNORVILLE — It was a matchup of rebuilding, yet struggling, programs. But as the night wore on, it turned into a battle of teams looking like winners. Coach Chris Heaton’s Panthers had opened the season with losses to five good teams with a total of 18 wins and were hoping and looking ...

Tigers’ depth slows Linsly

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside’s depth wore visiting Linsly out Thursday night in girls’ high school basketball action. The Tigers’ bench came up clutch in the first half as it netted 21 of the hosts’ 34 first-half points. The starters took control in the second half as the Orange-and-Black ...

St. John bests Frontier

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BEAVERTON — Frontier High was unable to protect the lead. The Cougars had an 11-point advantage early in the third quarter, but St. John Central rallied and overcame that deficit in the final period to win, 45-41, in non-conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night at Hank Morus ...

Bridgeport pins Shadyside in dual

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SHADYSIDE — A pair of young high school wrestling teams squared off in dual meet action Thursday afternoon inside the Tigers Den. With only seven of the 14 weight classes having an entrant on either side, the Bulldogs had a few more talented ‘pups’ than the Tigers had ‘cubs’ in a ...

PREP ROUNDUP: River hands Fort Frye first defeat

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HANNIBAL — River outscored visiting Fort Frye 6-2 in the second overtime Thursday night to squeak out a 33-29 girls’ high school basketball victory inside the R.L. Potts Gymnasium. Carsyn Reynolds meshed a pair of charity tosses and Riley Lollathin added a late free throw as the Pilots ...

CRC to offer Drug Free Club members complimentary tickets

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WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic is certainly more than just basketball. As Dr. Gregory Merrick — the event’s founder and director — put it, “(the CRC is) about community.” And because of a partnership between the CRC, Wheeling Hospital and XTO Energy, even more members of ...

Martins Ferry holds off Linsly

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WHEELING — Martins Ferry used nice offensive balance to turn back a spirited effort from Linsly on Wednesday night, escaping with a hard-earned 66-59 triumph. The Purple Riders placed four players in double digits while another added nine points in improving to 4-1. Ferry returns to action ...

Linsly’s Aronokhale signs NLI to attend Ohio

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WHEELING — Often times it takes sacrifices to realize a dream. And sometimes it takes sacrifices by many. Such is the case for Linsly School senior Thomas Aronokhale, whose dream has been to play Division I football. Since that’s not something that’s too often realized by ...

Ohio State gets first big W for new coach on signing day

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Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to the Buckeyes, giving incoming coach Ryan Day his ...

Ohio wins Frisco Bowl for Solich

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ohio running back A.J. Ouellette doesn’t think of Frank Solich as the oldest head coach in FBS. He sees him as the guy who stuck around a smaller program long enough to run it for going on 15 years. Ouellette gave Solich and the Bobcats a little something to build on ...

St. Clairsville races past Bellaire, 82-33

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Momentum plays a huge roll in sports. And when a team with as many scorers as St. Clairsville has catches fire, there’s not much that can slow it down. The Red Devils put four players in double figures and, defensively, forced 24 Bellaire turnovers en route to taking ...

Mitchell’s 43 fuels Harrison’s rout of Union Local

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MORRISTOWN — Justin Clifford has never been the type of basketball coach who’s hesitant to raise his voice if the situation warrants. Just before his Harrison Central Huskies tipped off against homestanding Union Local Tuesday, Clifford had one of those situations as he observed his ...

Shadyside falls to Wheeling Central

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside’s Ed Andes has coached against Wheeling Central enough times that he knows in order to keep the Maroon Knight in check, it’s imperative to make the most of every possession — on both ends. The Tigers did that for 16 minutes of their boys’ high school basketball ...

Prep Roundup: River collars Bridgeport

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HANNIBAL — Michael Johnson scored 19 points Tuesday night as River moved to 6-0 with a 46-35 victory against Bridgeport in boys’ basketball action inside the R.L. Potts Gymnasium. Stone Thompson added 10 points for the Pilots, who led 11-0 after the first quarter. Dylan Gregorcic paced ...

Red Devils stave off Jets rally

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Finding a way to win close games is a good sign of athletic maturation. In the early portion of the season, thus far, St. Clairsville coach Stacey Agnew has seen his team find a way to win a couple of nip-and-tuck games already. The Red Devils added another to the list ...

River holds on to down feisty Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Lauren Flannery poured in 30 points and Riley Lollathin came up big in the fourth quarter Monday night and River pulled away for a 57-47 girls’ high school basketball triumph against Martins Ferry inside the Tolbert Gymnasium. The Pilots (5-2) seemed to be in control after ...

’Skins top Panthers in battle of unbeatens

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WINTERSVILLE — Big games can come at any point in the season. Remaining undefeated and first place in the Buckeye 8 North Division, as well as some Jefferson County bragging rights, were on the line as the Indian Creek girls basketball team faced rival Buckeye Local. Sparked by a late ...