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March 24, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Ham shoot scheduled today

BLOOMINGDALE - The Jefferson County Sportsmen's Club will host its annual Easter Shoot at 11 a.m. today. Events will include trap shoots and luck shoots. The public is invited.

Football moms to meet

STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red Football Mothers will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Harding Middle School cafeteria. Future freshman, sophomore, junior and senior football parents and cheerleader parents are invited to attend.

Officers for the 2013 season will be elected. Also on the agenda will be concession stand for track meets. Football mom's and dad's work to provide food, drinks and equipment needed for the teams. Please plan to attend.

Tigers to hold sign-ups

STEUBENVILLE?- The Steubenville Tigers will hold football sign-ups for players ages 6-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Greater Zion Temple Church.

For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360 or at melvincreeh@yahoo.com.

PAC to meet

STEUBENVILLE - The Polish Athletic Club will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the clubhouse. Changes to the constitution may be submitted at the meeting and must be submitted before the meerting.

The PAC Easter egg hunt will be at 11 .m. Saturday in the clubhouse.

FUS softball drops two

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville's softball team dropped a doubleheader to visiting St. Vincent College Saturday, 7-3 and 8-4.

"I am happy with the way they played. I think they played like a team," head coach Jen Parker said. "They are getting better at communicating with each other and knowing where the plays need to be made."

Freshman Molly Clarahan had a two-RBI single in the fourth in the first game.

Freshman Hayley Wesselman had a two-RBI single in the third in the second contest.

The Barons visit Penn State-Beaver for a doubleheader today at 1 p.m.

Lacrosse defeated at home

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's lacrosse team lost at home to Medaille College Saturday, 21-2.

"I'm very pleased with the intensity," FUS head coach Maura Conant said. "Everyone played 100% the whole time."

Magdalena Munoz and Lauren Noce scored for the Barons.

The Lady Barons visit St. Vincent College at 4 p.m. Monday.

Men's lacrosse loses

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's lacrosse team lost at home to Medaille College Saturday, 25-1.

"It's a learning process," Head Coach Pete Rosaschi said. "We just could not put it all together today."

Freshman Sebastian Olsen scored the Barons' lone goal.

After allowing five unanswered points in the first quarter, freshman middie Sebastin Olsen scored Franciscan's only point. The Barons went down 18-1 at halftime but were able to tighten up their defense in the second half, only allowing seven goals.

FUS hosts Hilbert College at 3 p.m. today.

Villa Angela-St. Joseph beats Leipsic

COLUMBUS - Duane Gibson Jr. led five Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph scorers in double figures with 22 points as the Vikings pulled away in the second half for an 87-63 victory against Leipsic in the Division IV final of the boys' state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena.

VA-SJ won its fifth title Saturday, the first since a stretch of four titles in five years ended in1995.

Leipsic (25-5), who last appeared in the tournament in 1925, trailed 44-39 five minutes into the third quarter before Villa Angela-St. Joseph went on a 26-11 run to lead 70-50 with six minutes left in the game.

Brian Parker and Demonte Flannigan had 15 points, Simon Texidor 11 and Carlton Bragg 10 for VASJ.

Ottawa-Glandorf defeats Versailles

COLUMBUS - T.J. Metzger tied the all-divisions record for three pointers in a championship game with nine and equaled the Division III scoring record with 36 points to lead Ottawa-Glandorf to a 67-46 victory against Versailles at the boys' state tournament at Ohio State Value City Arena on Saturday.

The Associated Press Division III first team All-Ohio selection was 11 for 17 from the floor, including 9 for 14 on three pointers, to tie the mark for treys set by Lima Senior's Demond Lyles in 1992.

Metzger went to the bench with 2:06 to play, having equaled the 36 points by J.T. Hoyng of Sparta Highland in 1998 as the Titans (26-3) won their first title since 2008 and third overall.

Kyle Ahrens had 12 points for Versailles (23-6).

Watterson knocks off Akron SVSM

COLUMBUS - Cody Calhoun and Matt Hughes each had 14 points as Columbus Bishop Watterson defeated Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 55-52 in the Division II final of the boys' state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena on Saturday.

Calhoun made two free throws in the final 40 seconds to put the Eagles up 54-52 and Tommy Geraghty added a foul shot with 11.7 seconds to play.

St. Vincent-St. Mary (20-10) went for the tie with four seconds left. But Fransohn Bickley missed a three-pointer. Teammate Nick Wells got the rebound, but Andy Grieser grabbed the ball as he tried to set up another try from beyond the arc. Watterson (28-1) won the title in its first trip to the tournament.

Jalen Hudson had 17 points for SVSM.

Mentor stops Toledo Rogers, 76-67

COLUMBUS - Caleb Potter had 24 points and Mentor used a dominating third quarter to defeat Toledo Rogers 76-67 in the Division I final of the boys state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena on Saturday.

Each team was seeking a first title. Rogers (21-8) was runner-up in 2011, while Mentor played in its first championship game. Mentor beat undefeated Columbus Northland in the semifinals on Friday.

Mentor (25-5) trailed 37-34 at halftime but used a 16-0 run to outscore the Ram 29-9 in the third quarter to take a 63-46 lead.

Rogers got to within eight with 42 seconds left.

Jeff Foreman had 19 points and Connor Krizancic added 16 for Mentor.

Rogers' Devonte Pratt scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half.

Crutchfield wins award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - West Liberty University head basketball coach Jim Crutchfield was named Atlantic District Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season and Hilltopper senior Alex Falk earned first-team honors on Friday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its 2012-13 All-District Teams.

The Hilltoppers capped their run to an unprecedented third consecutive Atlantic Region championship earlier this week with an 86-63 rout of No. 10-ranked Indiana (Pa.) in the regional title tilt. In his ninth season at the West Liberty helm, the five-time WVIAC Coach of the Year has the highest career winning percentage of any NCAA men's coach (240-44,.845).

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