Sports Briefs

Park defeats Brooke

WHEELING – The Wheeling Park boys basketball team outscored Brooke 41-21 during the middle two quarters en route to a 73-60 home win on Saturday.

Russell Schwertfeger led the Bruins with 25 points. Anthony Barnhart added 10 and Thomas Cole nine.

Brooke visits Oak Glen on Thursday.

Wheeling Park 74, Brooke 60

Brooke 16 10 11 23 – 60

Wheeling Park 19 19 22 13 – 73

BROOKE: DeStefano 2 1-1 5, Loughrie 1 0-0 3, Cole 4 1-2 9, Green 0 0-0 0, Damaron 3 0-1 6, Schwertfeger 9 5-9 25, Sole 0 2-2 2, Barnhart 4 2-2 10. TOTALS: 23 11-17 60.

WHEELING PARK: Reinbeau 2 2-2 7, Smith 6 2-4 17, Bell 2 13-17 17, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Goodwin 2 7-7 11, Bledsoe 3 4-6 10, Moffitt 4 0-0 8, Cummings 0 0-2 0. TOTALS: 21 28-38 75.

Tri-State softball registration set

WINTERSVILLE – The Tri-State Girls Softball League has scheduled registration for the coming season.

Sign-ups will be conducted in the cafeteria of Wintervsille Elementary School on the following dates at the following times: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 and March 21 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 15 and March 22.

FUS men’s lacrosse wins

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s lacrosse team began its season by smacking host Defiance College, 12-3, on Satruday.

“The good news and bad news about that is that we couldn’t practice with a full field but our short field game was really good,” Barons head coach Pete Rosaschi said. “So our passing did very well.”

Goals by Luke Gilman, William Erskine and Paul Modzelewski gave FUS a 3-0 lead at halftime. A 6-0 third quarter gave the Barons a 9-0 cushion entering the final period.

“I feel awesome,” Rosaschi said. “I am really, really proud of our guys and what they went through and what they did.”

Gilman finished with three goals and three assists. Freshman goalkeeper Jonah Soucy aved 13 shots.

“Our defensive end was phenomenal,” Rosaschi said. “We shut them out for three periods, which is pretty much unheard of in lacrosse.”

FUS men’s hoops loses

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team finished its season with an 84-62 home loss to Pitt-Bradford.

Junior Caleb Knorr finished with five points, five rebounds and three blocks for FUS (6-17, 5-13).

“Caleb’s heart and desire were absolutely fantastic,” head coach John Lamanna said. “I was so proud of him and how hard he played. He had his best game of the year.”

FUS junior Moses Sullivan scored 19 points.

FUS women win

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team finished the season 5-19 with a 64-58 victory over visiting Pitt-Bradford Saturday.

“I’m just so excited we won it,” Lady Barons head coach Suzy Delaney said about ending the season on a high note. “We had a huge stretch there of losses and I’m just so thrilled to have this game and win it for Helen (lone senior Helen Raines).”

Katie Rhodes’ 13 points gave the Lady Barons a 33-30 lead at the half.

Iliana Gonzalez had a game-high 17 points for FUS. Lacey Huck and Dani Link each finished with 14 points.

It ended a 12-game losing streak.

The game was close late, but Raines hit two big free throws with 20 seconds left to give FUS a two-score lead.

FUS men’s tennis wins

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s tennis team its conference season with a 9-0 win at D’Youville College.

“It’s a great first match to see how cohesive we are as a team,” head coach Jeremy Ellis said. “Each player really stood up ready to play.”

With the exception of Kyle Stickney, the Barons roster is made up of returning players from their NCAA tournament qualifying team last year.

With a precarious start to his singles match sophomore Zack Quiza was the only team member to take his match into three sets, but eventually won 0-6, 6-1, 6-3.

“Our goal is to go 6-0 in conference again and this is one down five more to go,” Ellis said.

FUS visits Malone at noon on Friday.

From staff reports

Sports briefs

Tri-State softball registration set

WINTERSVILLE – The Tri-State Girls Softball League has scheduled registration for the coming season.

Sign-ups will be conducted in the cafeteria of Wintervsille Elementary School on the following dates at the following times: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 and March 21 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 15 and March 22.

Big Red boosters to meet

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

Knights seeking basketball alumni

TORONTO – The Toronto Lady Red Knights basketball team is inviting all former basketball players for an alumni game at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28.

If interested in participating, contact the high school at (740) 537-2442 and leave your name, phone number and year of graduation.

Also the fifth- and sixth-grade girls from Toronto city schools will play an exhibition game at halftime.

Pleasant Hill to hold registration

PLEASANT HILL -The Pleasant Hill Baseball and Softball League will hold registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and a spaghetti dinner and bake sale at Pleasant Hill Fire Hall.

Cost is $40 for the first player and $115 maximum per family. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30).

Registration fees are to be paid at time of registration.

A copy of the player’s birth certificate is required.

For information, contact Ryan Taylor at (740) 381-1864.

Brilliant to hold sign-ups

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Little League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Wells Township Office. Cost is $44 for one child, $65 for two children and $5 for each additional child.

It is open to players ages 4-18 (must be 4 by May 31) for T-Ball, softball and baseball.

For information, contact Denny Taylor at (740) 275-1465 or Tina Herrlein at (740) 598-3995.

WBA to hold meeting

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 4 at Zalenski’s. Player evaluations, draft procedures and coach approval for the spring season will be discussed. For information, send an e-mail to wintersvillebaseball@yahoo.com.

Panthers looking for a coach

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local High School is seeking a varsity volleyball coach. Send a letter of application to: Sam Jones, Athletic Director, Buckeye Local High School, 10692 state Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

Richmond to hold sign-ups

RICHMOND – Registration for the Richmond Baseball/Softball League will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on today and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lighthouse Church. The cost is $45 for the first child, $80 to sign up two and $100 for three children.

New players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate – returning players need not bring a copy. Online registration will not be accepted.

A Pony league representative will also be present. For information, call (740) 765-4437.

Registration open at Millsop

WEIRTON -Registration is open at the Millsop Community Center for indoor flag football and middle school basketball through Sunday and dodgeball through Tuesday.

Flag football is open to ages pre-school through eighth grade in three divisions (PK-1, 2-4, 5-8).

Basketball practice will be held on Fridays with games on Saturday march through mid-April. It is open to grades 5-8. There will be no more than nine players on each team.

Cost is $45 per child for both leagues.

Youngsters whose parent or guardian coaches a team will be admitted for just $25 each or $20 for multiple players from the same family.

Dodgeball is open for pre-school through eighth graders for individual and eight-player teams in two divisions – Junior (PK-4) and Middle (5-8). Cost is $30 per player or $150 per team.

Parents or guardians who coach a youth dodgeball league team will receive a discount league entry for their children.

For information or to register, visit the center, call (304) 797-8520 or visit the website at mcc-weir.tripod.com.

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WBA to hold meeting

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 4 at Zalenski’s. Player evaluations, draft procedures and coach approval for the spring season will be discussed. For information, send an e-mail to wintersvillebaseball@yahoo.com.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBEBNVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. All are welcome. Memberships are available.

FUS men drop contest

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team dropped an 86-71 loss at Medaille College Saturday.

“We had great looks today,” head coach John Lamanna said. “The ball just went in and out. Sometimes there’s a lid on the basket.”

Barons sophomore Daniel Kleinschnitz and junior Justin Horstman shared the game high score with Jammal Coleman of Medaille with 17 points.

Joseph Rine added a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds and sophomore guard Timmy Schenk nine points and eight rebounds for FUS.

The Barons welcome Mt. Aloysius College at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

FUS women lose

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball lost at Medaille College, 83-45, Saturday.

Junior Lacey Huck led FUS with 12 points. Freshman Katie Rhodes and sophomore Dani Link each contributed six. Freshman Iliana Gonzales had nine rebounds and Huck six.

The Lady Barons host Mt. Aloysius College at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Huskies top Weir

WEIRTON – Austin Kowalski scored 15 points and Nate Olmstead added 14 as the Harrison Central boys basketball team beat Weir, 58-36, on Saturday.

Dustin Redish, Cory Yoho and Brandon Mitchell each scored six for the Huskies.

For Weir, Chris Wood led with seven points. Matt Thompson, Chris Enrietti and Mike Curtis each scored six.

Harrison 58, Weir 36

Harrison 12 18 8 20 58

Weir 8 4 12 12 36

HARRISON: Kowalski 4 4-4 15, Olmstead 5 0-0 14, Mitchell 2 2-2 6, D. Redish 3 0-1 6, Yoho 1 4-7 6, Rutter 1 1-2 3, Walrath 1 0-2 3, Evans 1 0-0 3, Johnson 0 2-2 2, K. Redish 0 0-2 0. TOTALS: 18 13-21 58. 3-pointers: Kowalski 3, Olmstead 4, Evans, Walrath.

WEIR: Wood 3 1-2 7, Thompson 3 0-1 6, Enrietti 3 0-0 6, Curtis 3 0-0 6, Kirk 1 2-2 4, Viakeley 2 0-0 4, Gaudio 0 1-2 1, Murphy 0 0-0 0, Gilbert 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Luevano 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15 6-9 36.

Brooke beats Potters

WELLSBURG – Angela Staffileno scored a game-high 32 points in Brooke’s 58-46 victory over East Liverpool on Saturday. It extended a three-game winning streak.

Michaela Hinerman and Kelsea Wensyl each scored seven points for the Bruins.

Nikayla Edgell led East Liverpool with 25 points.

Brooke plays again Monday at John Marshall.

Brooke 58, East Liverpool 46

East Liverpool 7 11 14 14 – 46

Brooke 18 15 11 14 – 58

EAST LIVERPOOL: Edgell 9 3-4 25, C. Davis 0 1-2 1, Cowert 5 0-0 10, Possage 1 0-0 3, Holmes 1 0-0 2, Baker 2 0-2 5. TOTALS: 18 4-8 46.

BROOKE (6-11): Wensyl 3 0-0 7, Farmer 2 0-3 5, Hinerman 2 2-6 7, Velegol 1 1-3 3, D’Ulisse 2 0-0 4, Staffileno 11 7-10 32, Gaston 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 10-22 58. 3-pointers: Staffileno 3, Hinerman, Farmer, Wensyl.

Three claim OVAC titles

ST. CLAIRSVILLE?- Linsly, Parkersburg South and Frontier won titles Saturday in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC?Basketball Championships at Ohio University-Eastern.

Lisnly downed Fort Frye, 47-41, in double overtime to start the day.

Parkersburg South, the No. 1 Class AAA team in West Virginia, defeated University, 57-48, for the Class 5A crown.

In the finale of the quintupleheader, Frontier handed Bridgeport its first loss of the season, 46-44, in Class 2A.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE?- The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference room at the commons area.