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February 15, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Panthers victorious again

RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local boys basketball team clinched its first winning season in 10 years with a 73-47 victory over visiting Bellaire Thursday.

"That's really big for us," Panthers coach Jay Morris said. "That was one of our goals this season to have a winning season. The last time we had a winning season here was in 2003. We had to win four of five game in the last seven days and that is just what we did.

"That's the second time this season we played three straight nights. We started to fall behind in the second period, but we challenged the kids at halftime and they came out and played well in the second half."

Kyle Michalo continued his torrid offensive streak with a game-high 32 points, giving him 88 in the past three victories.

John Rozenek added 16 points and Brennan Czuchran 11, to go along with nine rebounds each.

Buckeye Local, which was 1-20 two years ago, takes on Meadowbrook in sectional action on Feb. 22 at Ohio University-Eastern.

Buckeye Local 73, Bellaire 47

Bellaire 6 19 9 13 - 47

Buckeye Local 18 10 15 30 - 73

BELLAIRE: Steele 6, 0-0 15; Ramsay 1, 3-4 5; Kimbro 0, 0-0 0; Callarick 0, 0-0 ; Westlake 1, 0-0 2; Back 0, 0-2 0; Pickens 0, 0-0 0; Kyle Hess 0, 0-0 0; Patrone 8, 4-6 20; Kovalyk 0, 0-0 0; Hall 0, 0-0 0; Kenny Hess 2, 0-0 4; Bentz 0, 1-2 1; Ellison 0, 0-0 0. Totals, 18-59, 8-14. 3-pointers: Steele 3.

BUCKEYE LOCAL: Marshall 0, 0-0 0; Czuchran 5, 0-0 11; Agnew 1, 0-0 2; Donahue , 0-0 0; Borkoski 1, 0-0 3; Williams 1, 0-0 2; Martin 0, 0-0 0; Duncan 2, 2-2 6; Carducci 0, 1-2 1; Rozenek 6, 4-5 16; Michalo 14, 3-3 32; Pyciak 0, 0-0 0; Hamilton 0, 0-0 0. Totals, 30-52, 10-12. 3-pointers: Czuchran 1, Borkoski, Michalo.

Lady Royals earn a win

MUNHALL, Pa. - The Jefferson County Christian girls basketball team finished the regular season 13-7 with a 32-23 over the Propel School Thursday.

Kassie Lucas and Lani Moro led the way with nine points each, while Lindy Bowers and Margie Kissenger added six apiece.

JCCS will take on Seeds of Faith at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in SouthWestern Christian Athletic Conference Tournament play at the Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh.

Wintersville baseball sign-ups set

STEUBENVILLE - The Wintersville Baseball Association will hold registration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 23 in front of Hibbett Sports at the Fort Steuben Mall.

The league is open to children who will be 5 to 14 years old before April 30. New players should bring birth certificates when registering.

For information, visit

Last game at Kunzler Gym

TORONTO - The Toronto boys basketball team will take on Wellsville at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 in what will be the final basketball game inside the George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium.

The Toronto High School Athletic Department invites all Red Knight fans, former basketball players, coaches, cheerleaders, and alumni to "Lights Out Knight," a special event to celebrate Toronto High School's rich basketball history.

The evening will feature special vocal and instrumental performances by current students, recognition of former coaches and record holders, and a brief ceremony at the conclusion of the boys' varsity game to commemorate the last game.

Souvenir event tickets and programs will be handed out to fans while supplies last. Fans are asked to show their Red Knight pride by wearing red to the game.

Richmond to hold sign-ups

RICHMOND - The Richmond Baseball/Softball Association will hold sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Richmond Lighthouse Church.

Cost is $45 for the first child, $35 for the second child and $20 for the third child. Cash or check will be accepted. Sign-ups will be at the church only. Online sign-ups will not be accepted.

For information, send an e-mail to

Tennis league seeking teams

The Tri-State Tennis Association is seeking teams for the summer league. Fourteen teams competed in the league the past two seasons. The league is seeking an "A" and "B" divisions this season.

For information, call (304) 564-3053 or send an e-mail to

Toronto sign-ups to be held

TORONTO - The Toronto Softball League will hold sign-ups from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Feb. 23 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.

The cost is $50 for the first child, $30 for the second child and $20 for each additional child. Cash or check will be accepted.

Buckeye to hold shootout

RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local Roundball Club will hold a shootout March 8-10 at Buckeye Local High School. The cost is $125 per team with a three-game guarantee. It will be open to boys and girls divisions in grades 5-9 and 10/11.

For information, contact Joe Czuchran at (740) 391-4063 or

Follansbee to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Girls Fastpitch Softball League will hold registration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and March 2 at the Garibaldi Club. The cost is $50 for one child, $35 for the second child and $30 for the third child.

For information, contact Joe Birmingham at (304) 670-8452.

Baseball, softball sign-ups to be held

CHESTER - Oak Glen Junior Bears baseball and softball will hold sign-ups for boys ages 4-14 and girls ages 4-15 at the Chester Volunteer Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 23.

Cost is $50 for the first child, $40 for second child, and $25 for each additional child with additional fundraiser.

For information, call (330) 383-1886.

Pleasant Hill to hold sign-ups

PLEASANT HILL - The Pleasant Hill Baseball and Softball League will hold registration from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 21 at Pleasant Hill Elementary and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Registration fees are to be paid at time of registration. A copy of the player's birth certificate is required.

For information, call (740) 381-1866.

Bergholz sign-ups announced

BERGHOLZ - Sign-up for Bergholz baseball and softball will be held at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23.

It is open to all boys and girls in the area with T-Ball for ages 5-6; coach pitch (7-8); and baseball/softball (9-14).

The cost is $40 for the first child in the family and $30 for each additional child in a family. The fee is payable at sign-up.

For information, contact Dick Law at (740) 543-3461.

Softball tryouts to be held

STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold tryouts for girls ages 8-15 from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Steubenville High School commons area. The cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.

For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792 or Jeremy Groves at (740) 424-2859.

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