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PONY World Series in search of area teams to compete

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WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Little League World Series is a global happening. It plays out every August in Williamsport, Pa. Another international youth baseball event is staged each summer much closer to the Ohio Valley. The PONY World Series calls Washington, Pa. home, less than a 30-minute drive ...

Monteroso reflects on rookie season in Germany

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — New country, new level of play and new role. Dan Monteroso experienced it all — and then some — during his rookie season with the Ehingen Urspring in the German Pro A League. “It was definitely different,” Monteroso said just a few weeks removed from returning ...

Hilltoppers stave off elimination

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty softball coach Herb Minch wondered how his team would respond following Thursday’s heartbreaking upset loss to Lock Haven in a 15-inning marathon. His answer came in the fifth inning of Friday’s NCAA Division II Atlantic Region elimination game. The ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Probst leads Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Jake Probst belted two singles, a double and knocked in three runs Friday as Martins Ferry topped Harrison Central 11-5 in prep baseball action at Martins Ferry High School. Drake Dobson added two hits, including a double, and three RBI for the Purple Riders. Logan Smith had ...

Reasbeck back as Ferry girls hoop coach

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MARTINS FERRY — As it pertains to coaching girls’ basketball, Dave Reasbeck feels like he never left. Reasbeck is returning to the sidelines for his second tour of duty as the head girls basketball coach at Martins Ferry High School after Thursday evening’s formal board of education ...

West Liberty softball drops NCAA opener in 15 innings

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WEST LIBERTY — Fresh off its Mountain East Conference Tournament championship, the West Liberty softball team made its debut in the NCAA Tournament. Hosting the Atlantic 1 Regional, the Hilltoppers were paired up against a tough foe in No. 8 seed Lock Haven. West Liberty had to battle back ...

Prep Roundup: Harrison falls to Creek; UL drains River

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CADIZ — Indian Creek scored six runs in the first inning en route to a victory over Harrison Central. Klay Cottis and Josh Maurer both issued three singles for the Redskins. Cottis also tallied four RBI while Josh Maurer had three. Coy Amis belted two doubles and brought home six runs and ...

John Marshall rallies to oust Brooke, 3-2

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GLEN DALE — John Marshall coach Mark Cisar realized one huge aspect after Thursdayís game against Brooke. The Bruins left a lot of runners on base. The result worked out in the Monarchs favor, though, as they came back from a two-run deficit to secure a 3-2 victory during a West Virginia ...

Shadyside dispatches Bridgeport in D-IV

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WOLFHURST — The first four innings and the last three couldn’t have been more different for Shadyside on Wednesday in their Ohio Division IV sectional softball final against Bridgeport. The Tigers put a runner at third in each of the first three frames, yet came away empty. But down the ...

Wheeling Park sweeps regional track crowns

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WHEELING— It was a clean sweep for Wheeling Park as both the boys and girls track teams claimed the Class AAA Region One title Wednesday at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Many Wheeling Park athletes along with a handful of other local athletes punched their ticket to the state meet with a ...

Bailey tosses shutout as Brooke wins

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GLEN DALE — It hasn’t been the best of springs for Brooke baseball. The Bruins, however, launched their second season in grand fashion, blanking John Marshall, 4-0, in a Class AAA Region One, Section One opener Tuesday afternoon. It was just the fifth win in 17 starts for Coach Ron ...

Newly hired Brown highlights WVU Coaches Caravan stop

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WHEELING — Newly hired West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown walked into River City’s banquet hall on Monday evening to the loudest applause of the night. As the WVU Coaches Caravan made its first stop this year in Wheeling, Brown was joined by the school’s rifle coach Jon ...

Prep Roundup: Ferry bests Edison

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MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry exploded for six runs in the sixth inning in downing visiting Edison, 11-4, Tuesday afternoon. Trevor Hanson went the route on the hill for Anthony Reasbeck’s Purple Riders (10-12). He fanned there and walked two. Jake Probst sparked Ferry with a double ...

Barnesville outlasts Buckeye in D-III

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BARNESVILLE — One big inning. That’s all it took for Barnesville to take control of its Ohio Division III sectional softball opener Monday evening at Memorial Park. The Shamrocks scored five times in the third and went on to double up Buckeye Local — 8-4 — to secure a spot in ...

OVAC Track and Field Leaders — Week 6

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Girls 100M Kelley (Steub), 12.29 K. Wayt (WCC), 12.76 Lanham (U), 12.91 Baire (StC), 12.87 Poole (WP), 12.88 Snedeker (WP), 12.88 200M Kelley (Steub), 25.55 Snedeker (WP), 26.50 K. Wayt (Whg CC), 26.71 Poole (WP), 26.72 Stackpole (PC), 26.72 400M Nunn (PS), ...