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LOOKING FOR NO. 15 — Oak Glen’s Nick Chaney passes to Micahel Lemley (15) against Steubenville Catholic Central on Sept. 2. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Oak Glen heals, scouts during bye

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming from behind multiple times for a 28-21 double overtime victory over Buckeye Local last week, the Oak Glen football team definitely gained momentum when it takes the field next. Unfortunately, that won’t happen for nine more days as Oak Glen is in the midst of its ...

NINE IN A ROW — The Madonna golf team celebrates its OVAC championship on Tuesday. (Contributed)

Peterson ties 1A OVAC record as Madonna wins ninth straight title

WHEELING — The Madonna golf team is on a run for the ages. The Blue Dons captured their ninth consecutive OVAC championship on Tuesday at Crispin Golf Course, led by senior Howie Peterson who collected his third OVAC individual title in a row. Madonna scored 315 points to pick up the ...

HIGH JUMP — Harrison Central’s Lyndsey Hennis hits the ball against Steubenville on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Harrison sweeps Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central was not happy with its performance Monday night at St. Clairsville, a loss in four sets to the Red Devils. The Huskies erased the disappointment of that by coming into Steubenville on Tuesday and sweeping Big Red in impressive fashion. “We played last night ...

CHIP SHOTS — Steubenville’s Paul Mastros (top) putts onto the green on Tuesday. (Photo by Rick Thorp)

Big Red takes third, Huskies second in Class 4A

WHEELING — Guernsey County made its presence felt Tuesday at the OVAC Class 4A Golf Championship. Cambridge took home the team crown, while Meadowbrook’s Trey Singleton repeated as medalist under mostly overcast skies at Oglebay Park’s challenging Robert Trent Jones layout. The Bobcats, ...

Central boys’ early start, strong finish nets win

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central boys’ soccer team got off to a hot start Tuesday evening, collecting two goals less than four minutes into its match against rival Indian Creek. The Crusaders went on to defeat the Redskins 7-1 at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field after leading 4-0 at ...

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Weir shuts out Brooke for 7th victory WELLSBURG — The Weir girls soccer team stormed past Brooke 10-0 on Tuesday. Julia Gianni, Paulayna Zias and Bella Aperfine scored two goals apiece for the Red Riders. Gianni also recorded two assists. Taylor Quickly, Jessica Orris, Lexey Brenneman and ...

Indians win 20th straight, go for AL record today

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Moneyball” has its sequel. Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching, the Indians extended their winning streak to 20 games and matched ...

Brewers close in on Cubs with win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames hit his 29th home run, Domingo Santana went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Brewers pulled within two games of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs who were playing the New York Mets. Gerrit ...

CHASING — Weir’s Julia Gianni and Catholic Central’s Karly Bolger try to track down the ball in the first half of Monday’s soccer match at Jimmy Carey Stadium (Photo by Andrew Grimm).

Weir pulls away from Central

WEIRTON — The Weir girls soccer team was in control from start to finish Monday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium, using a dominant six-goal first half to pull away and cruise to a 9-0 victory over Steubenville Catholic Central, led by two goals and three assists from Julia Gianni. “We moved ...

Indian Creek sweeps rival Edison

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek’s volleyball match with Edison turned for the better in the second set. The Redskins won the first set of its match against rival Edison, but the Wildcats battled back and took a four-point lead in the second set, forcing the Redskins to call a timeout. The ...