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Bears selling tickets

NEW MANCHESTER – Tickets for Oak Glen’s football game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harding Stadium against Steubenville Catholic Central will be on sale in the high school main office during regular school hours through Friday at noon.

Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets at the gate are $6 for adults and $5 for students.

Boosters club to sponsor bus

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring two buses to the Oct. 4 game at Barberton on a first-come basis. Alcohol and smoking will not be permitted on the buses. Both rules will be strictly enforced.

The cost is $25 and will include the game ticket. Buses will depart from Harding Middle School at 4 p.m. and will return to the same parking lot after the game.

For reservations, contact Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529, Vic Corsi at (740) 264-5526 or Nino Suriano at (740) 264-7548.

Panthers seeking coaches

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball coaches.

Coaches must have: a valid CPR card, completed the Fundamentals of Coaching Class, first aid certification, BCI/FBI background checks, a valid Pupil Activity Permit and NFHS concussion certification.

For information, contact Athletic Director Sam Jones or girls varsity head coach Joel Nau at (740) 859-2196.

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Bears selling tickets

NEW MANCHESTER – Tickets for Oak Glen’s football game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Harding Stadium against Steubenville Catholic Central will be on sale in the high school main office during regular school hours today through Friday at noon.

Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets at the gate are $6 for adults and $5 for students.

Boosters club to sponsor bus

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring two buses to the Oct. 4 game at Barberton on a first-come basis. Alcohol and smoking will not be permitted on the buses. Both rules will be strictly enforced.

The cost is $25 and will include the game ticket. Buses will depart from Harding Middle School at 4 p.m. and will return to the same parking lot after the game.

For reservations, contact Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529, Vic Corsi at (740) 264-5526 or Nino Suriano at (740) 264-7548.

Panthers seeking coaches

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball coaches.

Coaches must have: a valid CPR card, completed the Fundamentals of Coaching Class, first aid certification, BCI/FBI background checks, a valid Pupil Activity Permit and NFHS concussion certification.

For information, contact Athletic Director Sam Jones or girls varsity head coach Joel Nau at (740) 859-2196.

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Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Athletic Department will sell tickets for Friday’s football game against Buckeye Local Wednesday through Friday in the ticket window located in the front of the gymnasium. Reserve seats are $6, general admission $5 and students $4. All tickets at the gate are $6.

Dons seeking coach

WEIRTON – Weirton Madonna High School is seeking a varsity baseball coach. Qualified candidates should prepare a cover letter, resume, athletic resume and three references and drop off at the high school or mail to 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062.

They may also be e-mailed to Athletic Director Jon Kendrick at jkendrick@weirtonmadoona.org or to Principal Steve Grasser at sgrasser@weirtonmadonna.org

Resumes will be accepted until Oct. 14.

Game balls available

RICHMOND – Game balls are still available for varsity football games at Edison. Cost is $50. For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at the high school at (740) 765-4313 ext 101.

Oct.r 4 is the “Pink Out”, in recognition of breast cancer awareness. All spectators for both teams are encouraged to participate. You could consider purchasing a game ball “In Memory” or “In Honor” of someone who has battled this serious disease.

Red Wings beat Penguins

PITTSBURGH – Adam Almquist scored two power-play goals in the second period and Tomas Tatar had a goal and assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game.

Paval Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, netting a second-period, unassisted goal.

Almquist scored at 6:10 and 11:50 with shots from the point to put the Red Wings ahead 3-1.

Brandon Sutter netted the lone Pittsburgh goal at 1:05 of the second, to get the Penguins even at 1.

Tatar opened the scoring when he took a failed wraparound attempt and tucked the puck under the crossbar at 12:56 of the first.

Both starting goalies worked two periods. Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 15 shots for the Penguins. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 13 saves.

From staff and wire reports

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Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome. Memberships are available.

The boosters club is sponsoring two buses to the Oct. 4 game at Barberton on a first-come basis. Alcohol and smoking will not be permitted on the buses. Both rules will be strictly enforced.

The cost is $25 and will include the game ticket. Buses will depart from Harding Middle School at 4 p.m. and will return to the same parking lot after the game.

For reservations, contact Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529, Vic Corsi at (740) 264-5526 or Nino Suriano at (740) 264-7548.

Oak Glen boys, Chambers win

WHEELING – Oak Glen’s Kelsey Chambers and Felicity Nolder went 1-2 in the Wheeling Park Fall Classic on Saturday.

Chambers’ time of 21:07 was 71 seconds faster than her teammate. Casey Baird was ninth at 24:05 as the Golden Bears finished second in the 18-team event behind Shadyside.

Chambers is currently ranked No. 1 in the West Virginia Class AA-A ranks.

Also for Oak Glen, Kimberly Smith finished 27th (25:55), Alyson Snow 43rd (27:52), Brianna Longston 56th (30:20) and Devan Mynes 63rd (32:16).

The Golden Bears boys, behind three in the top 10, won the 10-team event.

Cody Tropeck placed fifth (18:54), Tanner Gorby seventh (19:12) and Brock Smith ninth (19:15).

Also for Oak Glen, Zach Mynes finished 15th (20:04), Skylar Lamp 21st (20:25), Ryan Debee 47th (21:57), Matt McCune 49th (22:01), Dakota Graves 54th (22:09), Cody Warren 55th (22:10), Connor Rosenlieb 62nd (22:30), Brandon Rhodes 63rd (22:33) and Jeff Coble 81st (25:05).

The Weir High girls took 8th with 203 points.

Ella Jennings placed 34th (26:50), Samantha Hayes 40th (27:25), Margaret Budik 42nd (27:46), Samantha Calhoun 47th (28:48) and Asharay Smith 57th (30:30).

Brooke placed 10th with 276 points.

For the Bruins, Hayleigh Sutah was 44th (27:54), Cassidy Bland 62nd (31:21), Lauren Fritz 73rd (33:50), Caitlin Cuomo 77th (36:23), Destiny Fleming 78th (37:03), Raeann Lahita 79th (37:47) and Jessica Postlethwait 82nd (39:12).

The Brooke boys placed 6th with 142 points.

Antonio Pizzuti finished third to lead the Bruins (18:36). Kyle Ryan was 14th (19:58), Junior Sprinkle 26th (20:55), Joshua Zonker 50th (22:01), Mario Lombardi 59th (22:20) and Bradley Combs 74th (24:12).

Weir was 10th with 241 points.

Noah Woods was 30th (21:05), Tyler Virtue 38th (21:37), Hayden Vida 57th (22:12), Bruce Vida 80th (25:01) and Tyler Riggle 90th (28:48).

Creek takes third

CAMBRIDGE – The Indian Creek boys cross country team placed third in the Colt Carnival Saturday.

Allen Keister led the Redskins with his 11th-place finish in 17:10. Kyle Weaver placed 114th (17:17), Tyler Gaydosh 24th (17:54), Tanner Wise 35th (18:22), Ethan Morrow 76th (19:46), Eli Vaughan 77th (19:46) and Devin Kriszek 101st (20:41).

The Harrison Central boys finished 11th with 290 points.

Rod Cowans placed 39th (18:45), Zac Whiteman 74th (19:41), Wesley Mitchell 79th (19:47), Dillon Bossell 80th (19:50), Kyle Custer 82nd (20:01), Addison Reed 89th (20:09) and Tristan Ferrell 93rd (20:23).

Addison Winland finished 28th for the Indian Creek girls in 21:29. Abby Greco placed 56th (23:08), Fanci Ward 68th (23:41) and Peyton Vaughan 119th (32:18).

Harrison Central’s Mikenzi Edwards finished 85th (24:43) and Shianne Nameth 111th (28:21).

FUS men’s soccer loses

HIRAM – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 count to host Hiram College Sunday.

Hiram got on the board with a goal in the 33rd minute of play, but the Barons responded quickly. Joseph Duran found Joseph Francis for a goal two minutes later to knot the score at 1-1 heading into the halftime break.

“When we played Hiram last year they really shut us down and locked us into their half of the field,” FUS coach Ward Rogers said, “but that didn’t happen this year. We had some really good second chances and we developed the play really well. In terms of how well we’ve played against this team in the past, we really progressed.

“In the second half their pace got to us a little bit. Coming out of halftime we were playing really well, but it was really their pace and quickness that got to us.

“They had some players that they brought in the second half that were faster than the players who were playing in the first half.”

FUS keeper Eddie Huber made seven saves.

The Barons (2-3) host Westminster at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Jackets beat Pens in OT

COLUMBUS – Rookie defenseman Ryan Murray scored 4:38 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Murray took a feed from R.J. Umberger and beat backup goalie Jeff Zatkott. Murray was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL draft but missed the season with a shoulder injury.

Chuck Kobasew got Pittsburgh even 4-4 at 13:05 of the third period with a power-play goal – his second tally of the game. Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson scored 30 seconds apart earlier in the period to give Columbus a 4-3 lead.

Dustin Jeffrey’s power-play goal for Pittsburgh had made it 3-2 at 4:19.

Pittsburgh’s James Neal opened the scoring 47 seconds in. Columbus’ Artem Anisimov and James Wisniewski had goals in the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals on 12 shots, and Curtis McElhinney made 24 saves for the Blue Jackets in two periods of work.

From staff and wire reports

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Redskins selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Athletic Department is selling pre-sale tickets for the Oak Glen football game from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the ticket window located in the front of the high school gymnasium.

Reserve seating is $6, general admission $5, student is $4. All tickets at the gate are $6.

Big Red Boosters meeting today

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available.

Hinerman with the ace

CADIZ – Jack Hinerman netted a hole-in-one Monday on Cadiz Country Club’s 148-yard, par 3, 13th hole. Hinerman used a 6-iron to secure his first ace.

Witnesses were Jim Sutak and Gerald James.

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FUS men win

STEUBENVILLE – Late-game heroics by freshman Joe Duran and sophomore John Imbimbo propelled the Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team to its first victory of 2013, 4-3, over St. Vincent College Sunday.

Down 3-2, Duran tied the game for the Barons in the 87th minute with a rocket off his right foot from outside the box. Twelve seconds later, another shot from Duran deflected in front of the net where Imbimbo tapped it in for the game-winning goal. The game also marked the first Barons victory over the Bearcats.

“We played really well in the first half,” FUS head coach Ward Rogers said. “We made a couple of mistakes so at halftime we talked about how if we cut the mistakes out and kept the aggression going we would have a good second half.”

The Barons host Thiel College at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

FUS women lose

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at home to St. Vincent College Sunday.

“This was a tough loss but St. Vincent is always a very good team,” head coach Clare McBane said. “They’ve beat us in the past and it’s always very even like it was today.”

With no conference games until October, McBane said her team is using the non-conference schedule as a time for training and to work on challenges for when conference play does come around.

“The girls are working really hard in practice and we are looking at this entire time as training,” McBane said. “We are working just has hard in practices as we are in games so they were tired for this game.”

The Lady Barons host Thiel College at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

FUS tennis wins

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s tennis team beat La Roche College, 9-0, Sunday at Belleview Park.

“We’re both very young teams, so we didn’t have many expectations about how we would match up against them,” FUS head coach Jenna Lynch said.

Oak Glen girls take fourth

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. – Led by senior Kelsey Chambers and her second-place finish, the Oak Glen girls cross country team finished fourth in the Chick-Fil-A Invitational Saturday.

Her 19:56 clocking was seven seconds behind the winner, freshman Alicia Parsons of Grafton. Oak Glen’s Felicity Nolder took 13th in 22:02.

Weir finished 18th. Margaret Budik took 85th in 25:54.

The Oak Glen boys finished seventh and were led by Tanner Gorby (30th, 18:33) and Brock Smith (31st, 18:33).

Weir was 26th with Hayden Vida finishing 127th in 21:19.

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FUS women win

BETHANY – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s soccer team earned a 2-1 win at Bethany College Wednesday.

“We had many shooting opportunities but in the end the score didn’t reflect how well the girls were playing to goal,” head coach Clare McBane said, “and our defense did an excellent job minimizing threats against us.”

Both FUS goals were scored after another shot had been attempted. Jordan Byrley made the first goal, assisted by Ashley Ruttencutter. Katie Roemer made the second goal off an assist from Hannah Cooke. The adjustments, initiated last game, gave Roemer more opportunities to put forth an aggressive approach to the game.

“Katie’s always been a strong player on the field,” McBane said, “and her presence has always been known on the outside wing when it comes to distributing the ball but this season and especially this game she’s started to show up in goal scoring ways.”

The Lady Barons host St. Vincent College at 2 p.m. Sunday.

FUS volleyball loses

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville’s volleyball team dropped a 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 decision to visiting Wooster College Thursday.

“We had too many errors,” coach Kelly Herrmann said. “It wasn’t nerves as much as it was being a little too excited. Hopefully we got a little bit of that out of our system.”

Sophomore Dani Link had 23 digs and 10 kills for the Lady Barons.

“Dani really got going as the match went on,” Herrmann said. “She is really getting comfortable with the outside after moving in from the middle position.”

FUS takes on Oberlin College at the La Roche College Volleyball Invitational at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

FUS men lose

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team dropped a 7-1 decision at Geneva College Wednesday.

John Imbimbo scored the Barons goal.

Head coach Ward Rogers said his team was able to control the ball and pace of play at times throughout the game but didn’t do a good job of adjusting in the second half.

“We were actually starting to control the play at the end of the first half,” Rogers said. “In the second half we knew they were going to change their style of play and we didn’t adjust to it very well.”

The Barons host St. Vincent College on Sunday.

Davis records an ace

EAST?SPRINGFIELD?- Jeff Davis recorded his first hole-in-one. He aced the 178-yard par 3 14th hole at Spring Hills Golf Club, using an 8-iron. The shot was witnessed by Greg Whitehouse and Larry Yocum.