STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central soccer team picked up a 2-0 win over Big Red Thursday at Harding Stadium.
Leo Herrmann and John Paul McNamara each scored a goal for the Crusaders, with Herrmann's coming in the first half and McNamara's coming in the second. Harold Rogers and Carlo Fabian each had an assist and John Bolster earned the won with 10 saves.
John Paul Duff turned away 13 shots in net for Big Red.
LOOKING FOR AN OPENING — Central’s Harold Rogers tries to make a move past Big Red defender Parker Dalton during the Crusaders 2-0 win over their city rivals Thursday at Harding Stadium.
-- Fred Younce
READY TO RETURN — Madonna’s Katie Kramer, front, and Dylan Fenske prepare to return serve against East Richland Christian School Thursday.
-- Fred Younce
The teams meet again Monday when they face off in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Tournament.
Madonna wins a pair
WEIRTON - The Madonna volleyball team swept East Richland Christian School and Hundred in a tri-match Thursday.
The Blue Dons beat East Richland 25-19, 25-15. Katie Kramer had four digs; Nicolette Sellitti had three aces, two digs and five kills; Dylan Fenske had six assists and two digs; Maddie Burchill had two aces; Monica Bragg had two digs; and Amanda Paul had 15 digs.
Madonna then moved to 13-0 on the season, topping Hundred 25-19, 25-5. Kramer had five aces and three digs; Sellitti had six aces and seven kills; Fenske had three aces and seven assists; and Monica Bragg had three kills.
Weir nipped by WCC
WHEELING - The Weir girls soccer team lost a 3-2 decision at Wheeling Central Thursday.
The Red Riders received an unassisted goal from Monica Burdette and a goal from Amily Ruiz on an Alyssa Shingle assist. Alyssa Kelly had four saves in goal.
The Maroon Knights received a pair of goals from Bailey Clark as well as a goal and an assist from Ashton Cross. Regan Blaha had four saves.
Crusaders beat Red Riders
WEIRTON - The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team defeated homestanding Weir 25-21, 25-18, 26-24.
Rachel Antonelli had eight points and six kills for the Crusaders with Maddy Gulan adding four points and 10 kills, and Rachel Rigaud six kills.
Monica Fischer had five kills and four points while Monica Rigaud chipped in eight kills; Tori Knight had one kill; Logan Colabella two points; and Robyn Runkle seven points and 18 assists.
Rounding out the Central contributors were Jenna Ogden with two points and 19 assists and Kamy Belardine with 14 points and 12 digs.
The Lady Riders Erin Hawthorne had 32 digs and two aces; Samantha McCartney had 25 sets and three digs; and Haley McLaughlin had 42 sets; nine digs, and five aces.
Kimberlyn Persina added 13 kills, two aces, two digs and six blocks with Selena Wolverton chipping in three kills, 11 digs and four aces. Elizabeth Kush had five kills and two digs; Morgan Goff six digs; Lauren Rosnick nine digs and three aces; and Michayla Dobosz two kills, six digs, and two aces.
Toronto splits tri-match
WHEELING - The Toronto volleyball team split a pair of matches during a tri-match with Paden City and homestanding Linsly.
The Red Knights beat Linsly 24-15, 25-22. Cari Horne had three kills and Amber Fuller had two assists in the win.
Toronto fell in three sets to Paden City 20-25, 26-24, 25-19. Horne had three kills and two blocks; Shane Sears had five digs, Lisa Scaley had five kills; and Miranda Robinson had two assists and three blocks.
"I think this week's schedule has taken its toll," said Toronto head coach Chelsey Fletcher. "After playing two tri-matches and a single match the girls are a bit wore out.
"I am very happy with their fight, but still disappointed with silly silly mental decisions; they just make sets more difficult than they need to be.
"We return on Saturday at home against Jefferson Christian."
Panthers swept by Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL - The East Liverpool volleyball team used big runs in all three games en route to a 25-23, 25-15, 25-8 victory over Buckeye Local at Potter Fieldhouse.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 6-6.
"We by far didn't play our cleanest game," Buckeye Local head coach Shelby Luther said. "This was a very-important game for us. East Liverpool was second in the OVAC, and we were fourth. We just didn't play well. We can play much, much better than we did tonight."
Becca Rector recorded eight points, one ace, six kills, seven assist and one dig to lead the way for the Panthers.
Also, Morgan Fedorko delivered four points, one ace, three kills and one dig; Morgan Staten netted two points, four kills, two assists and three digs; and Kayla Fillipovich chipped in with three points, four kills and one dig.
Next, Amy Balk added two points, one kill and one dig; Lexus Fedorko contributed five assists and two digs; and Kaylee DeCesare tallied two assists and three digs.
Finally, Kierstyn Czuchran collected three kills and two assists, and Preslie Renforth finished with three digs.
"I have to give my girls credit," Luther said.
"We faced a 17-6 deficit in the first game, and our girls fought back to tie it. I have to give them credit. They have a ton of heart. They love to play the game.
"This was a tough loss. Our team goal this year is to make it to the OVACs."
Buckeye Local takes on Buckeye 8 rival Bellaire Monday.
Huskies lose to Ferry
MARTINS FERRY - The Harrison Central volleyball team lost in five sets to Martins Ferry 20-25, 25-18, 14-25, 25-20, 15-7 Thursday.
Katie Stackhouse had seven points, 25 assists, and 17 digs to lead the Huskies. Kaylee Toland added five points, seven kills, 19 digs and three blocks with Tirzah Curry chipping in 15 digs, Jesse Ledger 16 digs and Janese Eckley 22 digs and 15 kills.
Central beats Oak Glen
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Steubenville Catholic Central golf team beat Oak Glen 178-199 Thursday at Turkana Golf Course.
Nick Ivkovich was medalist, leading the Crusaders with a 40. Mike Manfresca (44), Josh Merriman (47) and Jason Bensur (47) rounded out the scoring for Central.
Taylor Kincaid led the Golden Bears with a 47 while Matt McLaughlin shot a 49, Jacob Stipec a 50 and Haley Spurlock a 53.
Brooke wins tri-match
KINGWOOD - The Brooke golf team shot a 167 to defeat Morgantown (169) and Preston (188) at Preston Country Club Thursday.
The Bruins' Austin Schambach was co-medalist with a 39 with Cody Dodd adding a 41, Logan Lojszczyk a 42, and Eric Kenny a 45.
The Mohigans' Hunter Woods was the other co-medalist, matching Schambach's 39. Jimmy Harper added a 40, Tara Hanson a 43 and Jesse Evanto a 47.
Shooting for Preston were Will Johns (42), Cameron Frankhouser (47), Garrett Wassick (48) and R.T. Hare (51).
Huskies top Wildcats
EAST SPRINGFIELD - The Harrison Central golf team defeated Edison 173-184 Thursday at Spring Hills Golf Course.
The Huskies were led by medalist Drew Horn's 37 with James Thompson shooting 42. Even Ossman and Jarrett Edwards each shot a 47.
Dylan Jones shot 42 to lead the Wildcats with Adam Ryan adding a 45, Jimmy Marsh a 47 and Preston Collins a 50.
Madonna claims quad-match
WEIRTON - The Madonna golf team shot 158 to beat Clay-Battelle (209), John Marshall (214), and Weir (219).
The Blue Dons were led by medalist Michael Rogers 38. Alex Colantonio and Nick Mazur each shot 39, and Matthew Lyons 42 to round out the scoring.
The Cee Bees saw Andrew Joye and Brennan Statler each shoot 50 with Taylor Owens shooting a 53 and Seth Carmody a 56.
Collin Griffith's 49 led the Monarchs. Malik Jordan chipped in with a 50, John Cochran a 56 and Michael Richards a 59.
Vince Gaudio led the Red Riders with a 43. Zach Midcap and Alex Creel shot 56 and Austin-Paul Orecchio shot 64.