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Big Red to hold golf tryouts

STEUBENVILLE – Students interested in trying out for the Steubenville Big Red golf team must report to Blackmoor Golf Course at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Candidates need to make sure they have an updated physical and insurance before they are permitted to participate. Candidates should bring their clubs, shoes, etc., and be prepared to practice. Proper attire required.

For information, contact coach Joe Biasi at (740) 266-2440.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Football season tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 9. Monday and Aug. 6 will be seat renewals and Aug. 7-9 will be new seat purchases.

Senior citizen passes will be available. In-district passes are $40 and out-of-district passes are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313, ext. 101.

The fall sports parent meeting for junior high and high school will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

Bleacher work continues from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any help is needed and appreciated. The athletic boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the cafeteria throughout the season.

Coleman to hold camp

WEIRTON – Basketball coach Mel Coleman will hold a centers and forwards fundamentals techniques clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6-8 at the Bush Center at Mercy Baptist Church. The cost is $40. Checks are not accepted.

Fundamentals will include footwork, ball handling, defense, rebounding and shooting.

Collaros to make first start

TORONTO – Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich confirmed Sunday that 24-year-old Zach Collaros will start in place of injured quarterback Ricky Ray when they face the BC Lions tonight.

The announcement ends nine of days of speculation regarding whether or not Ray would be able to play after suffering a lower-body injury in a winning effort over the Blue Bombers in Week 4.

“I’ve been taking the reps all week so I was kind of expecting it,” Collaros, a Steubenville Big Red and University of Cincinnati graduate, explained Sunday. “I’m just ready to go and I’m excited – it is my first start in a while.”

Collaros, who spent most of last season on the injured list and sat No. 4 on the depth chart behind Ray, Jarious Jackson and Trevor Harris, said getting the chance to start is entirely different than coming on in relief, which he has done this year.

“It’s very special. It is a lot different than coming in in the fourth quarter … it is a completely different thought process and preparation before the game, so I’m just anxious and ready to go.”

Ray will get time to heal with the Argonauts entering a bye after tonight. In the meantime, he has been putting in time with Collaros as he attempts to get his backup prepared.

“Pre-snap (reads), where guys are aligned and how I can use that to my advantage to help me see what the coverage is going to be,” Collaros said about what he is learning from Ray.

Collaros and fellow backup Trevor Harris saw action in relief, with Collaros completing just one pass for five yards, while Harris threw for 66 yards, connecting on three of his five attempts.

In a Week 3 loss to the Roughriders, Collaros was solid in late-game action, throwing for 107 yards on six completions, while running for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Tonight’s tilt will mark the first start in Collaros’ two-year career.

From staff and wire reports

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Toronto season tickets to go on sale

TORONTO – Reserved season football tickets will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from Thursday through Aug. 30 at Karaffa Elementary School.

Reserved tickets are $8 per seat ($40 for season) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-sale is for season tickets only, not individual games.

Tickets purchased at the gate will be $6. Senior citizens tickets at $5 will be available at the gate only.

Call (740) 537-2471 for information.

Harding volleyball sets open gym

STEUBENVILLE – The Harding Middle School volleyball program will hold open gym from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for all Harding girls entering grades seven and eight.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. All are welcome. Booster memberships will be available.

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Force to hold soccer camp

WEIRTON – The sixth-annual Force Soccer Camp will be held Monday through Aug. 1 at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex. This camp is for all local players from ages 5-14.

The four day camp is $65 for ages 8-14 and will run from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The junior camp for ages 5-7 is $45 and will go from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Register at www.npysaforce.org

For information, contact Bob Kolanko at (304) 748-2165.

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Athletic Department is selling season tickets for $25 and student athletic passes for $35. The athletic pass gains the student admittance to any Indian Creek home athletic event in grades 7-12.

WBA to hold registration

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Baseball Association will hold sign-ups for fall baseball at 6 p.m. today at the ball field shelter. Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony-age kids (as of April 30, 2014) are eligible. Cost is $35.

Camp to be held

WHEELING – A pitchers and catchers camp will be held Aug. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the I-470 Complex. The cost is $40 for one day or $60 for both. It is open for players ages 8-18.

Players will be grouped according to age, physical maturity and overall ability. The camp, run by Justin and Terry Edwards, is scheduled to have Wahsington Wild Things pitching coach Gary Lee, along with Justin Hall and Noah Mull.

For information, call (304) 218-9349 or send an e-mail to NextStepBaseballClub@gmail.com.

Practices begin for Panthers

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local varsity volleyball tryouts will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the high school. Junior high volleyball practice will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the high school from 9-11.

All athletes must have a valid physical and have been drug tested in order to try out.

Junior high football players will be fitted for helmets at 10 a.m. on July 31 at the east end of the high school. All players are asked to bring a lock for their locker.

PAC to hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE?- The Polish Athletic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in the clubhouse. The club will hold a cookout Saturday. The 6 p.m. covered-dish event will be held in the shelter for members and their guests.

Melchiori on list

KENT?- Kent State sophomore Anthony Melchiori was one of 25 punters named to the Ray Guy Award Watch by the Augusta Sports Council. He is the grandson of Bill and Rita DiMarzio of Wintersville.

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Nogay playing well

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Weirton Madonna graduate and West Virginia University senior Max Nogay is having a fine season with the New Bedford Bay Sox in the North East Colonial Baseball League.

He is batting .277 with 10 RBIs, 11 runs scored, seven doubles and a home run from his catchers position. His best game to date was his five-RBI performance Saturday in an 11-5 win. He doubled and belted a three-run homer.

WBA to hold registration

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Baseball Association will hold sign-ups for fall baseball on at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the ball field shelter. Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony-age players (as of April 30, 2014) are eligible. Cost is $35.

Practices begin for Panthers

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local golf tryouts will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at Bec-wood Golf Course. All high school students are welcome.

Varsity volleyball tryouts will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the high school. Junior high volleyball practice will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the high school from 9-11.

All athletes must have a valid physical and have been drug tested in order to try out.

Junior high football players will be fitted for helmets at 10 a.m. on July 31 at the east end of the high school. All players are asked to bring a lock for their locker.

Baseball camp to be held

WHEELING – A pitchers and catchers camp will be held Aug. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the I-470 Complex. The cost is $40 for one day or $60 for both. It is open for players ages 8-18.

Players will be grouped according to age, physical maturity and overall ability. The camp, run by Justin and Terry Edwards, is scheduled to have Wahsington Wild Things pitching coach Gary Lee, along with Justin Hall and Noah Mull.

For information, call (304) 218-9349 or send an e-mail to NextStepBaseballClub@gmail.com.

Road Runners go 2-3

POWELL, Ohio – The Road Runners Elite U18 went 2-3 in the GAPSS college showcase tournament over the weekend. Paige Geanangel was 2-1 as a pitcher filling in. She fanned 13 in 12 innings and finished with a 2.25 ERA. She also hit .417 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Shayna Mirabella his .250 with a double, triple, three RBIs and five runs scored. Micca Mirabella is batting .287 with 12 RBIs, three doubles, two triples, six steals and 17 runs scored.

Madeline Gulan is hitting .276 with four doubles, two triples, a homer, 18 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

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Soccer referee clinic scheduled

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Soccer Officials Association will offer a 25-hour course at Eastern Gateway Community College to license adults as high school soccer officials. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or have a GED. Current Grade 8 USSF soccer officials need only take 10 of the 25 hours.

The course begins Saturday, will be held on three Saturdays and includes an exam and five hours field training. The course is regulated by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The season begins Aug. 17 and the licensee will be able to referee games immediately.

To register or for information call instructor Bill Ferroni at (740) 317-1054 or recruiter Tom Bright at (740) 457-9537. The course and license cost is $80.

Big Red parents meeting to be held

STEUBENVILLE – A Steubenville Big Red football/cheerleader parents meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the side door of Harding School. Freshman parents are invited to come and learn about the coming games and projects.

Youth football clinic to be held

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will host its ninth-annual free youth football clinic in conjunction with the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic. The clinic will take place July 28 at the Wheeling Island Stadium.

Registration will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. The clinic will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be directed by OVAC football coaches, including members of coach Chris Daugherty’s Wheeling Park High School football staff. The instructors will teach the basic fundamentals of football with a focus on building self-esteem.

The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Parents or legal guardians are required to have insurance and be present the day of the clinic to sign a waiver form.

For information, visit www.OVAC.org call (304) 639-1238 or send an e-mail to james@ovac.org.

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Weirton stops Wheeling

WEIRTON – Weirton Post 10 scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory over Wheeling Post 1 Wednesday at Bowman Field.

Post 10 had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and Heath Hildreth scored the winning run on a wild pitch.

Weirton hosts Moundsville at 6 p.m. Friday.

Will Bowser, who earned the win after taking over for Tory Fuscardo in the eighth inning, homered and doubled for two RBIs. William Larch singled twice and knocked in a run and Trey Smith, Mitch Viakley and Dominic Silvestri each singled twice.

Weir boosters holding golf tourney

WEIRTON – The Weir Football Booster will host a golf tournament on Aug. 4 at Williams Country Club. For information, contact Debbie Larch at (304) 670-3746 or Cindy Wypasek at (304) 374-3148.

Wintersville baseball registration open

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association is accepting registration for fall baseball for those ages 7-14 as of April 30, 2014. It is open online at www.leaguelineup.com/wintersville through Sunday.

Payment must be made by July 24 in order for players to be drafted to a team. For information, send an e-mail to wintersvillebaseball@yahoo.com.

Venom to hold tryouts

WINTERSVILLE – The Ohio Valley Venom will hold tryouts for a U12 team at 6 p.m. July 30 at the Wintersville Baseball Association. Players must be 12 on or before April 30, 2014.

For information, send an e-mail to venombaseball@comcast.net or call (304) 374-1707.

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Riders seeking cheerleading coach

WEIRTON – Weir High School is taking applications for the head cheerleading position and one assistant cheerleading position. For information, contact Athletic Director Mike DelRe at (304) 670-7916.

Creek soccer to hold car wash

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek boys soccer team will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Arby’s. Donations are appreciated and will be used for various expenses for the coming season.

Eckleberry’s to run camp

NEW MANCHESTER – The Eckleberry Basketball Camp of Champions will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 5-8 and is open to those entering grades 3-8. It will be held at Oak Glen Middle School. The cost is $55 per person and includes a camp T-shirt.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.

The camp will be run by Jenna and Payden Eckleberry.

Edison to host breakfast

STEUBENVILLE – The Edison football team will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. All-you-can-eat pancakes and drink are $5. Tickets may be purchased presale or at the door. Proceeds benefit the play to participate program for the team. Contact an Edison football player for presale tickets.

Tennis clinic to be held

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Tennis Association is offering a free beginner’s tennis clinic from 9 a.m. to noon for those ages 9-14 at New Cumberland City Park on July 27. The clinic will include basic instruction of stroke techniques as well as footwork drills and games. Rackets will be provided if a child does not have one.

Water will be provided as well but you may also want to bring your own drink. Instruction will be taught by Tammi Brown and a group of volunteers from Tri-State Tennis Association. Brown is a USPTA certified teaching professional with 20 years experience.

The goal of this clinic is to promote tennis in the Tri-State area. For information, call (304) 224-8298.

Adults sought for softball benefit

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Softball League seeks players for an adult co-ed softball tournament July 27 to benefit the Barretts, an Oklahoma family who lost their home in the recent tornado.

A cash prize will be awarded based on the number of teams that sign up. The entry fee is $100. For information, call Mike Frye at (304) 374-3016.

The game was inspired by ongoing efforts by Vito’s 2 and the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce to help the family.

Golf tournament to be held

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The Dave Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Cost is $280 per foursome and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the Steubenville Catholic Central golf team. The team handicap must be 40 or over.

For information, contact Mike Banovsky at (740) 424-7078, Judy Manfred at (740) 484-8488 or Rocky Augustine at (740) 381-6254.

Pizzoferrato game to be held

MINGO JUNCTION – The eighth-annual Brian Pizzoferrato Memorial Baseball Game will be held at noon on July 27 at John Muth Field. This game pits former Mingo High School baseball players against former Steubenville Catholic Central players. All proceeds go to Brian’s son, Ronnie.

Road Runners place fifth

COLUMBUS – The Road Runner Elite U18 travel softball team went 4-3 and placed fifth in the Stingrays College Showcase Tournament.

For the season, Steubenville Catholic Central’s Micca Mirabella is hitting .284 with 14 runs scored, 10RBIs, six steals and three doubles.

Crusaders teammate Madeline Gulan is batting .280 with 17 RBIs with 15 runs scored, four doubles, two triples and a homer.

Central’s Ashlynne Daley recorded an RBI single and scored two runs in the tournament.

Venom place third

The Ohio Valley Venom finished in third place in the U14 Beast of the East tournament. It finished with a 5-2 record.

Toronto’s Danny Zdinak represented the team in the skills competitions, finishing second in the Golden Arm and he tied for third in the Home Run Derby. The Venom will participate in the Pony Sanction Tournament July 26-28.

The team members are: Brandon Waugh, Bryce Piatt, Chris Mazar, Cory Barrett, Danny Zdinak, Devin Donaldson, Domanick Michael, Dom Rogers, Keenan Seditz, Nolan Clegg and Zac Sacripanti. Team Manager is Bill Waugh with assistant coaches Don Donaldson, Mort Piatt, and Jon Sacripanti.

Vinson off to college

MORRISVILLE, N.C. – Richard Chandler Vinson IV will continue his academic and athletic careers at Southeast Missouri State University. He is the son of Del Vinson and grandson of the late Richard and Annie Lee Vinson Jr. of Steubenville.

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Soccer referee clinic scheduled

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Soccer Officials Association will offer a 25-hour course at Eastern Gateway Community College to license adults as high school soccer officials. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or have a GED. Current Grade 8 USSF soccer officials need only take 10 of the 25 hours.

The course commences in late July, will be held on three Saturdays and includes an exam and five hours field training. The course is regulated by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The season begins Aug. 17 and the licensee will be able to referee games immediately.

To register or for information call instructor Bill Ferroni at (740) 317-1054 or recruiter Tom Bright at (740) 457-9537. The course and license cost is $80.

Cheer tryouts to be held

NEW MANCHESTER – Oak Glen Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade cheerleading tryouts will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-13. Physicals will need to be completed and turned in Aug. 12 in order to tryout.

For information, contact Kylee Barnhart at (304) 374-1627.

Victory Express filling spots

WASHINGTON, Pa – The Victory Express Soccer Club is looking to fill four spots on the Elite U-12 boys classic soccer team. Practices are held locally twice a week with travel required for games. The fee is $500 after rebate.

For information, send an e-mail to premieresoccercoach@gmail.com.

Big Red ad deadline approaches

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business ads for the Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by July 26. You may also prepay your season tickets at this time.

Big Red merchandise is on sale from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the commons area.

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 17th-annual Boosters Appreciation and Football Kickoff dinner will be held at 2 p.m. July 28 at West Elementary School.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and all are invited. Tickets are available at the high school or from the boosters club.

A $10 donation is requested per meal. Senior football players and cheerleaders are complimentary. Please RSVP by July 22.

This year’s honorees are Richard Donnelly, Joe Elias, Reynard Horston, Willie Simmons and Libby Wisnieski, along with deceased honorees Paul Firm and Charles Hopkins.

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Eckleberry’s to run camp

NEW MANCHESTER – The Eckleberry Basketball Camp of Champions will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 5-8 and is open to those entering grades 3-8. It will be held at Oak Glen Middle School. The cost is $55 per person and includes a camp T-shirt.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.

The camp will be run by Jenna and Payden Eckleberry.

Edison to host breakfast

STEUBENVILLE – The Edison football team will host an Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 20. All-you-can-eat pancakes and drink are $5. Tickets may be purchased presale or at the door. Proceeds benefit the play to participate program for the team. Contact an Edison football player for presale tickets.

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Toronto to hold basketball camp

TORONTO – The Toronto Youth Basketball Camp will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday through Saturday for students entering grades 1-6.

Cost is $20 per person and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Instructors will be members of the boys and girls staff and high school players.

Tennis clinic to be held

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Tennis Association is offering a free beginner’s tennis clinic from 9 a.m. to noon for those ages 9-14 at New Cumberland City Park on July 27. The clinic will include basic instruction of stroke techniques as well as footwork drills and games. Rackets will be provided if a child does not have one.

Water will be provided as well but you may also want to bring your own drink. Instruction will be taught by Tammi Brown and a group of volunteers from Tri-State Tennis Association. Brown is a USPTA certified teaching professional with 20 years experience.

The goal of this clinic is to promote tennis in the Tri-State Area. For information, call (304) 224-8298.

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Post 33 drops a twinbill

WOOSTER – Wayne County defeated Steubenville Post 33 in a Sunday doubleheader, 7-4 and 4-1.

Joey Gilmore led the way for the winners with seven singles in eight trips to the plate. The Gunslingers committed one error in 14 innings.

Post 33 (23-9) visits Toronto for a 7 p.m. nine inning game on Tuesday.

Brenton Colabella singled twice for an RBI in Game 1. Pat Pizzoferrato added an RBI single. Jimmy Panella took the loss.

John Linn knocked in the only Post 33 run in Game 2 with a single. Alex Young added a single and double and Kai McClurg a triple.

Wayne County 7, Steubenville 4

Steubenville 000 130 0 – 4 9 3

Wayne County 230 020 0 – 7 12 0

STEUBENVILLE: Panella (LP, 1K, 1BB) and McClurg; Pierro S; Linn S; Colabella 2S, RBI; Pizzoferrato S, RBI; Murphy S; McClurg S.

WAYNE COUNTY: Buckingham (WP, 6K, 2BB) and Carnahan; Gilmore 4S; Carnahan S, D.

Wayne County 4, Steubenville 1

Steubenville 000 001 0 – 1 7 0

Wayne County 301 000 0 – 4 9 1

STEUBENVILLE (23-9): Corsi (LP, 5K, 2BB) and McClurg; Linn S, RBI; Pierro S; Young D, S; Colabella S; Pizzoferrato S; McClurg T.

WAYNE COUNTY: Schuh (WP, 3K, 0BB) and Carnahan; Gilmore 3S; Buckingham 3S.

Panthers to hold camp

RAYLAND – The inaugural Buckeye Local Cross Country Camp will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 15-18 at the high school. It is available for anyone interested or currently a cross country member in grades 7-12.

For information, contact coach Diane McCracken at (740) 296-4008 or McCracken.Diane@ymail.com.

Golf tournament to be held

EAST?SPRINGFIELD?- The Dave Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Spring Hills Golf Course.

Cost is $280 per foursome and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the Steubenville Catholic Central golf team. The team handicap must be 40 or over.

For information, contact Mike Banovsky at (740) 424-7078, Judy Manfred at (740) 484-8488 or Rocky Augustine at (740) 381-6254.

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Toronto to hold basketball camp

TORONTO – The Toronto Youth Basketball Camp will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday through Saturday for students entering grades 1-6.

Cost is $20 per person and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Instructors will be members of the boys and girls staff and high school players.

Tennis clinic to be held

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Tennis Association is offering a free beginner’s tennis clinic from 9 a.m. to noon for those ages 9-14 at New Cumberland City Park on July 27. The clinic will include basic instruction of stroke techniques as well as footwork drills and games. Rackets will be provided if a child does not have one.

Water will be provided as well but you may also want to bring your own drink. Instruction will be taught by Tammi Brown and a group of volunteers from Tri-State Tennis Association. Brown is a USPTA certified teaching professional with 20 years experience.

The goal of this clinic is to promote tennis in the Tri-State area. For information, call (304) 224-8298.

Volleyball meeting to be held

STEUBENVILLE?- Girls interested in playing volleyball at Catholic Central, there will be a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the gym. Be prepared to condition after the meeting.

DiCarlo to host softball clinic

STEUBENVILLE?- Catholic Central varsty softball coach Jim DiCarlo will hold a free softball clinic Tuesday though Thursday for girls going into grades 4-6 at Bishop Mussio Elementary.

The clinic will be held at the high school softball field.

For information, contact DiCarlo at (740) 632-1516.

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Tennis clinic to be held

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Tennis Association is offering a free beginner’s tennis clinic from 9 a.m. to noon for those ages 9-141 at New Cumberland City Park. The clinic will include basic instruction of stroke techniques as well as footwork drills and games. Rackets will be provided if a child does not have one.

Water will be provided as well but you may also want to bring your own drink. Instruction will be taught by Tammi Brown and a group of volunteers from Tri-State Tennis Association. Brown is a USPTA certified teaching professional with 20 years experience.

The goal of this clinic is to promote tennis in the Tri-State area. For information, call (304) 224-8298.

Volleyball meeting to be held

STEUBENVILLE?- Girls interested in playing volleyball at Catholic Central, there will be a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the gym. Be prepared to condition after the meeting.

St. John camp slated

BELLAIRE The annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school gym in Bellaire.

The camp will be under the direction of Fighting Irish head hoop coaches Kevin Lahna and Bubba Kapral and their respective staffs. The camp is open to boys and girls entering first through eighth grades.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game, while also featuring various competitions and games. Several guest speakers are on tap.

Each camper will get a camp t-shirt and green basketball. Daily door prizes will also be featured. Campers are urged to bring a lunch or refreshments as refrigeration will be provided.

Cost is $35. Each additional family member is $25.

For information or to register, call Lahna at (304) 218-5132 or Kapral at (740) 676-0023.

Adults sought for softball benefit

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Softball League seeks players for an adult co-ed softball tournament July 27 to benefit the Barretts, an Oklahoma family who lost their home in the recent tornado.

A cash prize will be awarded based on the number of teams that sign up. The entry fee is $100.

For information, call Mike Frye at (304) 374-3016.

The game was inspired by ongoing efforts by Vito’s 2 and the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce to help the family.

Mayor’s 5K run set

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Mayor’s 5K Run-Walk, a Follansbee Community Days event, will return Thursday at a new location, Highland Hills, and has become part of the Grand Prix Series sponsored by the Health Plan, Ohio Valley Runners’ and Walkers’ Club and CentreTown Fitness.

The run will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the tennis and basketball courts on Highland Hills Drive and end there. The regisration fee is $20 and forms can be obtained at the Follansbee City Building or online at grandprix.healthplan.org.

Awards will go to the top three men and women in each of four age categories for walking and running.

Pizzoferrato game to be held

MINGO JUNCTION – The eighth-annual Brian Pizzoferrato Memorial Baseball Game will be held at noon on July 27 at John Muth Field. This game pits former Mingo High School baseball players against former Steubenville Catholic Central players. All proceeds go to Brian’s son Ronnie.

DiCarlo to host softball clinic

STEUBENVILLE?- Catholic Central varsty softball coach Jim DiCarlo will hold a free softball clinic Tuesday though Thursday for girls going into grades 4-6 at Bishop Mussio Elementary.

The clinic will be held at the high school softball field.

For information, contact DiCarlo at (740) 632-1516.

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Cline shines at game

BUFFALO, W.Va. – Brooke High graduate Marena Cline, a second baseman on the Bruins softball team, played in the North/South All-Star game as the starting second baseman. While there, she won the individual bunting competition out of 35 state all-stars. She also was selected as the starting second baseman in the OVAC All-Star game.

Cline, a goalie on the Brooke soccer team, has signed to continue her athletic career at Bethany College where she will play soccer and softball.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. Featured guest will be Athletic Director Lynn Meyer. All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Blue Waves to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Blue Wave Youth football team will hold registration at their booth at Follansbee Community Days from July 12-14. There will be a special Community Days Rate of $55. It is open to ages 7-8 under 110 pounds, ages 9-10 under 125 and 11-12 under 150.

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Cadiz stops Wheeling

CADIZ – Post 34 scored four times in the first and second innings and cruised to a 12-2 victory over Wheeling Post 1 in five innings Monday at Sally Buffalo Park.

Nick Pelegreen went the distance, striking out five.

Rashaen Mitchell singled three times for three RBIs. Nick Patrone added two RBIs on two singles and Andrew Chlon singled twice and doubled for an RBI.

Cadiz visits St. Clairsville today and then plays in the Beast of the East Thursday through Saturday.

Cadiz 12, Wheeling 2

Wheeling 001 01 – 2 6 1

Cadiz 441 03 – 12 15 2

WHEELING (9-14): Ashbrook (LP, 4K, 2BB), Peroni (3, 1K, 1BB) and Ellis; Jackson 2S; Kowolo S, RBI; Schwertfeger S, RBI.

CADIZ (8-9): Pelegreen (WP, 5K, 1BB) and Patrone; R. Mitchell 3S, 3RBI; Badia 2S, 2RBI; Chlon 2S, D, RBI.

Edison boosters to meet

RICHMOND – The Edison Athletic Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. July 10 in the cafeteria to begin preparing for the fall athletics seasons. The boosters will continue to meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m. throughout football season.

All personal and business ads for the football program are due by July 31. Checks are to be made payable to the athletic boosters and any questions can be directed to Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305 or Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at the high school.

The next bleacher work schedule will be July 9,11,12 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. the boosters will be dismantling the existing bleachers and preparing the new ones to be painted. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Brilliant to host tournament

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Little League will host a Mustang tournament (ages 9-10) July 17-22. It will be a double-elimination, eight-team tournament with trophies going to the top three teams. Cost is $200 and two baseballs per team and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For information or to register, contact Denny Taylor at (740) 275-1465 or Scott McHugh at (740) 275-2208.

Steubenville softball to hold tourney

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Fast Pitch Softball Association will hold the third-annual tournament for U8, U10, U12 and U15 July 25-28. Cost is $200 per team. For information or to register, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.