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Riders head to AA-A final

October 18, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weir High boys soccer team advanced to the West Virginia Class AA-A Region 1, Section 1 championship contest with an 8-0 victory over Wheeling Central at Jimmy Carey Stadium Tuesday.

Ryan Duke, Kenny Muhart and Ethan Gilbert each scored twice, while Chad Hensley and Jordan Barney added one apiece.

Steven Maragos delivered a pair of assists. Gilbert, Hensley, Barney, Alex Hannah, Shane Davis and Ryan Kirk also collected assists.

Matt Tenaglio had four saves and Michael Ceraolo one.

Bryce Gaphery totaled 17 saves for Wheeling Central.

The Red Riders (15-3-2) face Tyler Consolidated, a 3-0 winner over Oak Glen Wednesday, at noon Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Central tops Newcomerstown

UHRICHSVILLE - The Catholic Central volleyball team advanced in the Ohio Division III Eastern District sectional tournament with a 25-12, 25-27, 27-25, 25-14 victory over Newcomerstown at Claymont High School.

The Crusaders will play at 11:45 a.m. Saturday against Tusky Valley in the sectional co-final.

Setter Robyn Runkel paced Catholic Central with 45 sets and 11 points, while Jenna Ogden added 38 sets and seven points.

Maddy Gulan contributed seven blocks, five kills, five points and two aces; Monica Fischer eight points, four kills and three blocks; and Monica Rigaud three kills and two blocks.

Libero Kamy Belardine delivered 19 digs and nine points, Rachel Antonelli 11 points and four aces, Rachel Rigaud two kills and two blocks, Tori Knight five spikes and Taylor Bednar two spikes.

Brooke spikes Wheeling Central

WELLSBURG - The Brooke volleyball team came back from two sets down to stop Wheeling Central 14-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 15-11 Wednesday at the Brooke Wellness Center.

Samantha Mazzone had 10 points, two kills, 18 assists and three aces, with Brooke Murdock adding two points and six assists; Amber Isinghood 11 points, four kills and four aces; Isabella Preston nine points, four kills and 11 digs; and Kourtney Leonard eight points, 10 kills, four blocks and five aces.

Angela Staffileno pitched in three points, 14 kills and eight blocks, with Krista D'Ulisse having two points and six assists and Kourtney Koscevic four kills. Emily Stuck added six points, three aces and 31 digs.

Brooke (3-21) takes on Parkersburg in sectional play on Oct. 30.

Big Red's season ends

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Steubenville Big Red volleyball season came to an end with a 25-18, 20-25, 25-16, 25-19 loss to Minerva Tuesday at St. Clairsville High School in the Ohio Division II Eastern District sectional tournament.

Big Red's season ends

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Big Red girls soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Beaver Local in Ohio Division II sectional play Wednesday.

"We dominated the whole game, it was 0-0 at half time," said Big Red head coach Brittany Falbo. "Their first goal was a long shot by (Alexandra) Eisenhart from the left side and it was nicely placed in the corner. There was nothing our goalkeeper could do about that one.

"The next goal was a ricochet off of one of our defenders and it unluckily for us went in the goal."

Eisenhart was joined by Hannah Cochran in scoring goals for the Beavers.

"We played perfect soccer the entire game but we just had a couple of mishaps that cost us the game," said Falbo. "Our biggest problem tonight, and all season long, is finishing. We had multiple opportunities to score, the ball just didn't go in."

Big Red goaltender Loren Gray had five saves while Beaver Local goalie Miranda Kiddey had eight saves.

"The girls played with immense heart and pride," said Falbo. "The entire coaching staff is so proud of this team by the way they played tonight and how far they have come this season.

"It's sad to have it end this way, but we put it all out there with no regrets. That's all anyone can ask for.

"We had a great season and I know the girls will come back fired up in the spring ready to start for next year. Tonight's unfortunate loss will fuel them for next year."

Football game moved

NEW MANCHESTER - The junior varsity football game scheduled for Monday between host Oak Glen and John Marshall has been moved to 6 p.m. Monday at Weir High's Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Oak Glen passes will be accepted.

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