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Porreca nets ace

BLOOMINGDALE – Sam Porreca hit a hole-in-one on the 172-yard, par 3, sixth hole at Red Oaks. Porreca used a 5-wood.

The ace was witnessed by Gene Pool.

Big Red to hold hoops camp

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville Big Red will host a girls basketball camp Wednesday through June 7 in the Crimson Center.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon June 6-7. The cost is $20 for girls entering grades 3-8 in the fall. The cost includes a camp T-shirt, lunch and prizes.

Hoop leagues forming at Millsop

WEIRTON – Registration is under way now for teams and individuals to play in the upcoming 0-Tolerance Adult Outdoor Summer Basketball League at Starvaggi Park. It is open to all area adults ages 21-and-up in two divisions – under-30 and 30-and-over.

Play is scheduled to begin in June with games on Monday evenings. Games will be moved indoors to the Millsop Community Center in the event of rain. Registration is $300 per team or $45 per player. Roster size is limited to 10 players.

Registration is also under way for the 14th Weirton Outdoor Youth Summer Basketball League.

It is open to boys and girls in three divisions – grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and high school and graduating seniors.

Play is slated to begin June 8 and will run through mid-July on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.

Cost is $200 for teams ($180 for multiple teams from same organization) or $40 for individuals who would be placed on teams. Special discounts are available for multiple teams or those coaching teams.

Registration forms for both leagues are available at the Millsop Center or by visiting www.mcc-weir.tripod.com.

For information, call (304) 797-5721.

Tennis camp at Starvaggi Park

WEIRTON – A morning tennis camp is set for June 10-14 at Starvaggi Park for all boys and girls ages 7 and older.

Sandi Gajtka and Sue Wesie are coordinating the five-morning camp that will include fundamental instruction with skill games and drills from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The cost of the camp is $60 per participant with each camper required to have a tennis racquet and supply two cans of tennis balls.

Private lessons are available for students in grades 4-8.

Registration forms for both leagues are available at the Millsop Center or by visiting www.mcc-weir.tripod.com.

For information, call (304) 797-5721.

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OG run to be held

CHESTER – The Gas Valley “Run into Summer 5K” sponsored by the Oak Glen cross country team and C. Hackett Jeep Chrysler Dodge will be held at 9 a.m. on June 8 at the high school football stadium.

The cost is $15 per person pre-race and $18 on race day.

Registration forms are available at C. Hackett, Eckleberry Insurance, Roma’s Pizzerria, Citizens Drug Store, New Cumberland RX, and Hancock County Schools.

Runners may also register at www.runsignup.com.

The race is for runners, walkers, and strollers. A a kids race will start at 8:40 a.m. with prizes and awards.

Toronto club to host target shoot

TORONTO – The Toronto Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a youth trap and archery shoot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 23. It is free and open to the public. All participants must register by Friday. The trap limit is ages 12-17. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For information, contact Rich Koski at (740) 537-4968 or Gary Mayhew at (740) 537-1516.

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Toronto Boosters to meet

TORONTO – The Toronto Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the high school cafeteria.

Bears to hold wrestling camp

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen high school wrestling team will hold a wrestling camp for any wrestlers in grades K-8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 10-14. The cost is $50 per wrestler.

Each wrestler will be provided with a camp T-shirt at the end of the camp.

For information, contact Golden Bears head wrestling coach Patrick McGillian at (304) 479- 2058.

Spring Hills golf clinic set

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Spring Hills Golf Course will hold a junior golf clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 and 20. The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 9-14.

The cost of the clinic is $20 and includes a sling tote bag or shoe bag, a frisbee and a coupon for a free nine-hole round of golf (at a later date when accompanied by an adult).

The entry deadline is June 16.

For information, call the golf course at (740) 543-3270.

Indian Creek to hold golf outing

UNIONPORT – The seventh-annual Indian Creek Golf Scramble to benefit Indian Creek Athletics will be held June 8 at Red Oaks Golf Course.

The cost is $55 per person. Hole and green sponsorships are available for $100, $75 and $50. There will be 50/50 drawing, Chinese auction, closet to the pin and longest drive. Cash prize will be paid to the top three teams.

Food and beverages will be provided during and after the scramble. To enter contact Red Oaks Golf Course at (740) 944-1400 for a tee time.

Golf scramble to be held

HOPEDALE – The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department is holding a golf scramble at Castle Shannon Golf Course on June 15. Cost is $65 per person with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee includes golf, cart, skins, food, drink, door prizes and skill prizes. Lunch will be available at the turn and dinner after the round.

For information, contact Lenny Corona at (740) 632-8572, Geordie Lindsay at (740) 317-5469, the firehouse at (740) 733-8126 or send an e-mail to svfd65@gmail.com.

OVAC to hold showcase

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will hold its annual baseball media day and player showcase at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the I-470 Youth Sports Complex.

All Ohio and West Virginia All-Star participants are required to attend for pictures.

Players in grades 10-12 from any OVAC school may participate in the player showcase. According to the OVAC, college coaches will be in attendance to rate all participants on running, fielding, throwing, catching and pitching. Cost of the showcase is $10 for all non-all star participants. The money raised from the showcase will go to the baseball scholarship fund.

For information, contact OVAC Baseball Director Perry West at ovacbaseball@hotmail.com.

Golf tournament open to sign-ups

CAMBRIDGE – The annual Salt Fork Junior Invitational will be held July at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course with a 10 a.m. shotgun. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for those with Salt Fork golf memberships).

Awards will go to the top three finishers in the boys divisions (17-18, 15-16, 13-14) and top two in girls divisions (16-18, 13-15).

Make checks payable to Meadowbrook Golf Boosters. Mail to Mel Pesuit, 613 Avon Drive, Cambridge, OH 43725. Deadline is July 3.

For information, contact Pesuit at (740) 260-9360 or (740) 439-6600.

Panthers to have sports physicals

WHEELING – In conjunction with Wheeling Hospital, the Buckeye Local Athletic Department has arranged sports physicals for the 2013-2014 school year. Cost of the physical is $10, payable on the date of the physicals (make checks payable to Dr. Derek Eddy). Should a hardship exist, contact the athletic department prior to that date for assistance.

Physicals will be held on May 30 at Wheeling Hospital, Tower 4, Room 401 at 4:30 p.m. (seniors), 5 p.m. (junior), 5:30 p.m. (sophomores), 6 p.m. (freshmen) and 6:30 p.m. (seventh- and eighth-graders).

Chiefs to hold sign-ups

STEUBENVILLE – The Indian Creek Chiefs will hold new player registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Hibbett Sports. The cost is $65.

For information, visit www.mingochiefs.com or contact David Herald at (740) 317-3375.

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Fight night at Spot Bar

STEUBENVILLE?- The Ohio Valley MMA?Heavyweight Championship Amateur Championship will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Spot Bar. Twelve amateur cage fights are on tap.

Seats are $400 for VIP?table, $40 for ringside and $20 for general admission.

W&J baseball season ended

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Washington & Jefferson College baseball team dropped a 6-2 decision to two-time defending Division II national champion Marietta at Art Nehf Field Saturday afternoon in an NCAA Division III Mideast Regional elimination game.

The Presidents made it to that game thanks to an 11-8 win over Thomas More in 15 innings, the longest game in school history.

Junior righthander Eddie Nogay, a Weirton Madonna graduate, upped his career record to 22-1 (school-record 12 wins this spring) after firing the final five innings in relief, allowing one earned run on one hit, while striking out six.

OVAC to hold showcase

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will hold its annual baseball media day and player showcase at 5 p.m. on May 28 at the I-470 Youth Sports Complex.

All Ohio and West Virginia All-Star participants are required to attend for pictures.

Players in grades 10-12 from any OVAC school may participate in the player showcase. According to the OVAC, college coaches will be in attendance to rate all participants on running, fielding, throwing, catching and pitching. Cost of the showcase is $10 for all non-all star participants. The money raised from the showcase will go to the baseball scholarship fund.

For information, contact OVAC Baseball Director Perry West at ovacbaseball@hotmail.com.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at the high school conference room. The Night at the Races has been rescheduled for June 8 at the Spot Bar.

DeVenanzio records an ace

RICHMOND – Italo DeVenanzio recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Course. The Wellsburg resident used an 8-iron on the par 3, 12th hole. The shot was witnessed by Vito Cicchirillo and Virlen West.

Carducci records an ace

RICHMOND – Robert Carducci recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Course. The Steubenville resident used a 5-iron on the 165-yard par 3, 15th hole. The shot was witnessed by David Day and James Slater.

Andriano records an ace

HOPEDALE – John Andriano recorded a hole-in-one at Castle Shannon Golf Course. He used a 9-wood on the 135-yard par 3 ninth hole. The shot was witnessed by Matt Matello, Joe Bracone and Nino Drexler.

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Edison defeats the Jets

RICHMOND – The Edison baseball team defeated Union Local, 11-3, in a Buckeye 8 makeup game Tuesday at the Edison Sports Complex at Jefferson Lake State Park.

The 22-3 Wildcats take on Cambridge at 5 p.m. Friday at Vaccaro Field in Division II sectional action.

Nolan Marcus singled and doubled twice and Alex Jones singled and doubled for the winners. They both grove in four runs. Josh Pasek added three singles and an RBI.

Clay Woodward picked up the win.

Edison 11, Union Local 3

Union Local 030 000 0 – 3 5 2

Edison 240 050 x – 11 11 5

UNION LOCAL: Mikivite (LP, 2K, 2BB), Blake (3, 3K, 2BB), Corry (6, 0K, 2BB) and Burnett; Mikivite D, 2RBI.

EDISON (22-3): Woodward (WP, 3K, 3BB), Evans (4, 3K, 1BB), Scott (6, 0K, 0BB), Horan (7, 0K, 0BB) and Glasure, Skeeles (7); D. Jones S; Pacek 3S, RBI; Marcus S, 2D, 4RBI; A. Jones S, D, 4RBI; Straka RBI; Allese S; Glasure S.

Cambridge advances

STEUBENVILLE – The Cambridge baseball team set up a 5 p.m. Friday date with Edison thanks to Tuesday’s 6-1 win over Beaver Local at Vaccaro Field in the Division II sectional tournament.

Dillon Sunnafrank tripled and singled and Devan Francis singled and doubled. Both drove in two runs.

Spring Hills golf clinic set

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Spring Hills Golf Course will hold a junior golf clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 and 20. The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 9-14.

The cost of the clinic is $20 and includes a sling tote bag or shoe bag, a frisbee and a coupon for a free nine-hole round of golf (at a later date when accompanied by an adult).

The entry deadline is June 16.

For information, call the golf course at (740) 543-3270.

Indian Creek to hold golf outing

UNIONPORT – The seventh-annual Indian Creek Golf Scramble to benefit Indian Creek Athletics will be held June 8 at Red Oaks Golf Course.

The cost is $55 per person. Hole and green sponsorships are available for $100, $75 and $50 dollars.

There will be 50/50 drawing, Chinese auction, closet to the pin and longest drive. Cash prize will be paid to the top three teams.

Food and beverages will be provided during and after the scramble. To enter contact Red Oaks Golf Course at (740) 944-1400 for a tee time.

Oak Glen soccer boosters to meet

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen Soccer Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school multi-purpose room. Plans for the upcoming season will be discussed.

Parents of current players and upcoming freshman are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact Marla Bennett at (304) 387-1410.

Golf scramble to be held

HOPEDALE – The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department is holding a golf scramble at Castle Shannon Golf Course on June 15. Cost is $65 per person with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee includes golf, cart, skins, food, drink, door prizes and skill prizes. Lunch will be available at the turn and dinner after the round.

For information, contact Lenny Corona at (740) 632-8572, Geordie Lindsay at (740) 317-5469, the firehouse at (740) 733-8126 or send an e-mail to svfd65@gmail.com.

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Toronto pounds St. John Central

BRIDGEPORT – The Toronto baseball team advanced in Ohio Division IV sectional play Monday with a 17-0 win over St. John Central.

Nate Stewart and Andy Miller combined for the two-hit shutout. Blaze Glenn ripped the cover off the ball with a three hit, four-RBI performance. The freshman had a single, double and a triple. Austin Lucas and Riley Keirsey each had three-base hits with Tyler Owens adding a double.

Toronto (18-4) advances to face the winner of Shadyside and River Wednesday at 7 p.m. In the other Division IV sectional game at Bridgeport, Frontier defeated Barnesville 6-5 to advance to face Bridgeport Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Toronto 17, St. John Central 0

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Toronto 05(12) 0x – 17 16 3

ST. JOHN: Murray lp (0SO, 3BB), Myers (2), (1SO, 0BB) and Shoemaker; Shoemaker S, D

TORONTO (18-4): Stewart (WP, 2K, 0BB), Miller (3rd, 6K, 2BB) and Melville; Glenn s, d, t, 4rbi; Owens d; Lucas 3s; Keirsey 3s

District tennis held

DOVER – Steubenville Big Red’s Stefano Lanni won two matches in the Eastern District tennis championships Monday at Dover High School, but dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Hiland’s Spencer Yoder to end his season.

Big Red’s Anthony Craig won a match, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 over Indian Creek’s Jared Conn before losing to Hiland’s Braxton Mullet 6-0, 6-0.

The Redskins’ Shane Winland topped St. Clairsville’s Chris Baker 6-1, 6-2 before falling to Dover’s Sam Miller-Eshleman 6-4, 6-4.

Steubenville’s Michael Rosachi downed Cambridge’s Michael George 6-0, 6-3, then dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Coshocton’s Jim Magness.

In doubles, Big Red’s Annie Nehrbas and Jorge Dominguez defeated Justin Caniff and Fernando Prestes 6-2, 6-4, then dropped their next match 6-1, 7-5.

Weir soccer meeting set

WEIRTON – The Weir High girls soccer team will have a mandatory parent and player meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school cafeteria for any girls interested in playing this fall.

If you cannot make it to the meeting, contact head coach Jessica Naughton at yart22@hotmail.com or jyarter@access.k12.wv.us.

Barkley nets ace

LISBON – William Barkley recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3 seventh hole at Beaver Creek Meadows Golf Course.

The shot was witnessed by Pete Martin, Doran Daughtery, and Pastor Don Stilgenbauer.

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Madonna soccer to hold meeting

WEIRTON – A parent/player meeting will be held for the Madonna High School girls soccer team at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria for those interested in playing for the 2013 squad.

Questions should be addressed to coach Bob Kolanko at (304) 479-9317.

Bears to hold volleyball camp

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen Volleyball Camp, facilitated by the Fairmont University coaching staff, will be June 10-12 at the high school.

The cost is $100 per person and each person will receive a T-shirt.

The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m. All players should bring a light lunch to eat between sessions. All grades will meet at the same time. Deadline is June 1.

For information, contact Oak Glen volleyball coach Ethel Riser at (304) 387-2344.

Junior golf to start

UNIONPORT – A junior golf program will start at Red Oaks Golf Course on Wednesday. The six-week program will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $35.

For information, call Red Oaks at (740) 944-1400.

Tigers to hold registration

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Tigers football team will hold registration for players ages 6-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Kroger in Hollywood City Center.

For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740)792-0360 or follow us on Facebook.

Boosters club to hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at the high school conference today after the conclusion of the Big Red-Edison baseball game.

Golf tournament open to sign-ups

CAMBRIDGE – The annual Salt Fork Junior Invitational will be held July at Salt Fork State Park Golf Course with a 10 a.m. shotgun. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for those with Salt Fork golf memberships).

Awards will go to the top three finishers in the boys divisions (17-18, 15-16, 13-14) and top two in girls divisions (16-18, 13-15).

Make checks payable to Meadowbrook Golf Boosters. Mail to Mel Pesuit, 613 Avon Drive, Cambridge, OH 43725. Deadline is July 3.

For information, contact Pesuit at (740) 260-9360 or (740) 439-6600.

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Junior golf to start

UNIONPORT – A junior golf program will start at Red Oaks Golf Course on May 15. The six-week program will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

The cost is $35.

For information, call Red Oaks at (740) 944-1400.

Big Red tennis wins

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville boys tennis team earned a 3-2 win over visiting St. Clairsville Monday at Belleview Park.

Big Red’s Anthony Craig defeated Chas Baker 6-2, 6-2 and Jorge Dominguez topped Austin Douglass 6-2, 6-2.

St. Clairsville’s Caden Myers beat Stefano Lanni 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, Steubenville’s Charlie Keenan and Phil Stoutz downed Chase Wiethe and Chris Tookey 6-3, 6-3 and the Red Devils’ Alex Trouten and Dan Trouten edged Brandon Llewellyn and Mark Cole 6-8, 6-2, 6-4.

Big Red will host Indian Creek (3:30 p.m.) and Claymont (6 p.m.) Thursday to end the regular season.

Hirkala records an ace

CHESTER – Patrick Hirkala recorded a hole-in-one at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. He used an 8-iron on the 135-yard par 3 fifth hole. The shot was witnessed by Brian Linkesh.

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Brooke tops Indian Creek

WELLSBURG – The Brooke baseball team won its second game in a row and, in the process, handed visiting Indian Creek its fourth straight loss Saturday, 7-2.

The Bruins are on the diamond Thursday at 5 p.m. at Wheeling Park in the West Virginia Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 Tournament.

David Hardisty went the distance, striking out five and walking three. Kelaen Welch doubled and singled twice. Chad Harper singled and doubled for an RBI. Russell Schwertfeger and Hardisty singled twice. Matt Mazzone collected a pair of RBIs and Evan Johnson had a single and RBI.

Cole Yeater took the loss for the 13-10 Redskins, who welcome Toronto Monday and Cambridge Tuesday.

Zach Williams had a two-run homer in the seventh. Yeater and Tanner Wise singled twice and Alex Young doubled.

Brooke 7, Indian Creek 4

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INDIAN CREEK (13-10): Yeater (LP, 1K, 2BB), Bowers (6, 2K, 1BB) and Freshwater; Al. Young D; Wise 2S; Williams S, HR, 2RBI; Rath S; Bolyog S; Yeater 2S.

BROOKE (7-19): Hardisty (WP, 5K, 3BB) and Harper; Schwertfeger 2S; Schambach RBI; Hildreth RBI; Harper S, D, RBI; Welch 2S, D; Hardisty 2S; Mazzone 2RBI; Johnson S, RBI.

Panthers fall to Red Devils

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local baseball team lost 10-1 to St. Clairsville Saturday.

Zach Jacobs got the win for the Red Devils, going the distance and striking out eight. He helped his own cause with a double and two singles as well. Turner Provost had three singles.

Eight different Panthers had one single.

Buckeye Local (10-11) hosts Shadyside Monday.

St. Clairsville 10, Buckeye Local 1

St. Clairsville 400 402 0 – 10 10 0

Buckeye Local 000 100 0 – 1 8 1

ST. CLAIRSVILLE (8-12): Jacobs (WP, 8K, 1BB) and Slavik. Freeman D; Provost 3S; Jacobs D, 2S.

BUCKEYE LOCAL (10-11): Banal (LP, 3K, 3BB), Duncan (4th, 1K, 2BB), Ostijich (6th, 1K, 2BB) and Sokolowski.