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Softball meeting to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Mens Slowpitch Softball League will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Belleview Park shelter pavillion next to the tennis courts.

It will be an unlimited arc, one-pitch league with the possibility of using wooden bats. Rules regulations and rosters will be discussed.

Start date for games is Wednesday.

For information, contact Gene Ciciarelli at (740) 346-6488.

Big Red parents to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Football/Cheerleader parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harding Middle School side entrance.

Big Red selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for Big Red’s game next week at Brooke will be on sale Monday at the high school ticket office. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Richards records an ace

EAST LIVERPOOL – Bill Richards recorded a hole-in-one at Turkana Golf Course. The Hopedale resident used a pitching wedge on the par 3 17th hole. The shot was witnessed by Joe Polshaw, Jeff Caniff and Ed Chanoski.

Bruins lose at home

WELLSBURG – The Brooke boys soccer team lost to visiting Morgantown, 13-0, Thursday. The Bruins host Steubenville Catholic Central on Monday.

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Softball league changes

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Men’s Softball League is changing format to unlimited arc and one pitch.

For information on the upcoming meeting call Gene Cicarelli at (740) 346-6488. The league hopes to begin in mid-September.

Lady Barons split a pair

PITTSBURGH – The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team split its final two matches at the La Roche Volleyball Invitational Saturday, beating Carlow University 22-25, 25-23, 2-25, 25-17, 16-15 and then losing to Washington & Jefferson 25-18, 25-21, 25-16.

College (18-25, 21-25, 16-25). Franciscan was able to corrected the on-court errors that cost them crucial points earlier in the tournament.

The victory was a big step forward for the young FUS team who has been trying to find an identity with so many new players on their roster. The Lady Barons proved they have been progressing with each game by beating a team the lost to in three games exactly one week earlier.

“We were honestly very evenly matched against them last weekend even though we lost,” said head coach Kelly Herrmann said. “We just have to play to our potential. We came in today and played much more consistently. The girls were really looking forward to this match.”

Sophomore Dani Link had 13 kills and newcomers Jen Pagano and Anna Polkach each had eight kills. Link had 15 digs and fellow sophomores Samantha Kelly and Christina Lawrence each had 12 digs.

FUS visits Chatham Univeristy at noon Saturday.

FUS runners fare well

LATROBE, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville cross country teams ran well at the Seton Hill Invitational Saturday.

“We had some good races on a really difficult course against some top-notch competition,” head coach Dan Kuebler said. “We knew we weren’t going to do really well in terms of team competition but we were just using this as an early season measuring point to see how we are and to handle a really tough course.”

Junior Patrick Flanagan led the men’s team with a 14th-place finish in 31:10.

On the women’s side, Colene Smith (35th, 23:06) and Molly Chambers (40th, 24:09) led the Lady Barons.

“We didn’t see any other teams that we normally run against,” Kuebler said. “We want to run against these stronger teams to challenge ourselves on a tough course, see where we are at. They did really well for having to run against mostly scholarship runners.”

The Barons will run in the National Catholic Championships in South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 20.

FUS tennis splits

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s tennis team split two home matches Saturday, losing to Bluefield (5-4) and beating Medaille College (8-1) at Belleview Park.

“It was really difficult going from the Division II match to the conference match because the levels of play were completely different,” said Barons head coach Jenna Lynch said. “They had to generate their own pace on the second match, which is often way harder to do than playing at the pace of your opponent’s ball.”

The Lady Barons visit La Roche College Sept. 8.

Barkley with hole-in-one

NEW CUMBERLAND – Ken Barkley netted an ace on the 165-yard No. 15 hole at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Barkley hit a nine wood.

Witnesses were Tom Smarrella, Jim Quickle, and Andy Gulish.

WBA to hold meeting

WINTERSVILLE – The September Board Meeting of the Wintersville Baseball Association will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zalenski’s. Election of officers will be held. Any parent with children in the WBA is welcome to attend.

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Devils win Buckeye 8

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The St. Clairsville golf team won the Buckeye 8 championship Friday at Belmont Hills Country Club with a 349 for a 682 total. The first round was played at Cadiz Country Club last month.

Seth Vannoy won the individual honors with his 152. Harrison Central’s Austin Kowalski was second (162) and Ian Saho third (167). Edison’s Jimmy Marsh placed seventh at 173 and Indian Creek’s Aaron Foldi ninth at 181.

Also for the Huskies, who took second at 707, Bryce Walrath shot 186 and Evan Ossman 194.

For third-place Edison, Clay Woodward shot 187, Shane Pendleton 198 and Ben Boyd 204.

For Indian Creek, Adam Freshwater and Chris Riffee shot 201. Jesse Rouse shot 93 Friday and Justin Dailey 94.

For Buckeye Local, Brenna Czuchran shot 196, Eric WIlliams 201, Dan Duill 215 and Jake Savage 262.

Madonna and Linsly also played.

Michael Rogers shot 2-under 70 for the Blue Dons. Alex Colantonio shot 77, Nick Mazur 81 and Thomas Gianni 82.

The OVAC Championships will be played next week at Oglebay Park.

Knights gain a split

The Toronto volleyball team split a tri-match Thursday, beating East Richland (25-7, 25-16) and losing to Conotton Valley (25-15, 25-20).

Chelsea Anderson had 17 points, six kills and four digs, Amber Fuller nine assists and seven kills, Emily Kosikowski six points, Katie Spadafora seven kills, six points and two blocks, Mykia West four kills, Emily Anderson four points and three digs, Josey Jones 20 points and two kills, Olivia Kosikowski two points, Miranda Robinson four kills and three kills, Serena Burkey six points, four assists and two kills and Delaney Merideth six points and three kills.

“There were a lot of positives – Spadafora had fantastic net presence and key blocks,” said Toronto head coach Chelsey Fletcher. “Chelsea Anderson found her swing.

“Although the ladies had many positive moments, as a team, we did not play mentally tough against Conotton valley. Many younger ladies saw playing time vs East Richland which goes a long way for program building.”

Girls fall league at Big Red

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Basketball Fall League will be held Sept. 15 through Oct. 20 for middle school (grades 5-8) and high school teams.

Only two players from the same school will be allowed on the same team (per OHSAA rules). The goal is to have each girl play in two games every Sunday. Teams will change on a weekly basis and all games are scheduled to be officiated.

Cost is $60 per player and includes league shirt. Games will be played inside the Crimson Center and Stern Gym.

For information, contact Mark Masloski at (740) 275-1611 or at

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Lloyd competed in event

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Steubenville Catholic Central’s Megan Lloyd participated in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South at Winthrop University Friday and Saturday as a pitcher.

Lloyd plays summer travel with Silver Creek Starz in Pittsburgh, as a pitcher and first baseman. She has been a member of the Steubenville Central softball team since 2012, coached by coach Jim Dicarlo.

Redskins boosters to meet

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school cafeteria. Film from Thursday’s opening win will be shown.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.