Local Sports

Big Red sends 11 wrestlers to district tournament

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville had a great Saturday, hosting the OHSAA Division II sectional tournament with spots in next weeks district tournament on the line. Big Red picked up sectional championships in six different weight classes and qualifed 11 overall for the district tournament, ...

Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic moves to Weirton

WEIRTON — The third annual Ohio Valley Coaching Clinic is on the move. The popular football session is the brainchild of Ohio Valley native and current Emporia State University defensive coordinator Bryan Nardo. The first two clinics were staged in Wheeling and met with solid ...

Few locals come up short during Class AAA finals

HUNTINGTON — A trio of Ohio Valley wrestlers came up short in their quest for state championships Saturday night as the 71st annual West Virginia state tournament wound up its three-day stay inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Wheeling Park’s Andrew Shelek and the John Marshall duo of ...

Indian Creek girls shocked by Philo

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team’s magical season ended in disappointing fashion against Philo. The No. 5 seed Redskins got off to a fast start against the Electrics, but Philo — the No. 11 seed — regrouped and turned the tide en route to a 59-28 victory in a ...

Short-handed River View eliminates Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE — Marty Bice embarked on his second year at the helm of the River View Lady Black Bears with the daunting task of replacing his lone senior and a 15-15 player who went down with a knee injury in the opener. Bice and his Lady Bears made some adjustments and it has paid off all ...

division iii sectional wrestling results

Sect. Tournament: Div. III - Barnesville Team Scores 1. Nelsonville-York 190.0; 2. Martins Ferry 165.0; 3. Barnesville 141.5; 4. Coshocton 127.5; 5. Union Local 114.0; 6. Shenandoah 92.0; 7. Crooksville 71.0; 8. Rich. Edison 64.5; 9. Buckeye Local 58.0; 10. Belpre 52.0; 11. Trimble 49.0; ...

City championship in limbo

STEUBENVILLE — The much anticipated city championship showdown between Steubenville and Catholic Central came to an early end on Friday night in the Mickey Barber Gymnasium as the referees called the game at halftime with Big Red leading the Crusaders, 36-26, due to unsafe court conditions. ...

Big Red hosts Div. II sectional wrestling today

BARNESVILLE — The ‘Road to Columbus’ begins Saturday for Division II and III wrestlers from the Ohio Valley as sectional tournament action is held at four sites. In Division II, teams from Beaver Local, Minerva, River View, East Liverpool, Indian Creek, New Philadelphia, Harrison ...

Rea, Hall will battle again today

HUNTINGTON — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference is guaranteed at least one champion as the 71st annual West Virginia Class A-AA state wrestling championships enter its third — and final — day. Five individuals qualified for the finals Friday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena, ...

Wrapping up day 2 of Class AAA tournament

HUNTINGTON — Wheeling Park’s Andrew Shelek and John Marshall’s Anthony Carman have reached the finals in the 71st annual West Virginia state Class AAA wrestling tournament. Both have overcome adversity in doing so. Shelek, a promising freshman for the Patriots, advanced with a 10-5 ...

Lindor: new hair color, old pain from playoff loss

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Francisco Lindor changed his hair color. He can’t shake the sting from October. Even months after Cleveland’s unexpected loss to the New York Yankees in the AL playoffs, the Indians All-Star shortstop is anguished by a season that seemed headed toward a World ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium fieldhouse. Principal Ted Gorman will be in attendance to discuss important issues. All are welcome and memberships are available. Liriano signs with ...

Weir, Madonna, Oak Glen start off strong on opening night of state tournament

HUNTINGTON — Peyton Hall-Caleb Rea V took its first step toward realization Thursday night as the 71st-annual West Virginia Class A/AA state wrestling tournament got under way inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The pair of Hancock County defending state titlists each earned decisive ...

Pair of Bruins get wins

HUNTINGTON — Wheeling Park head coach Clay Tucker and John Marshall’s Ted Zervos were pleased with the effort their teams put forth Thursday night as the 71st- annual West Virginia Class AAA state tournament unfolded inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Patriots had seven of their 12 ...

O’Brien ready to change landscape of Edison football

RICHMOND — After turmoil led to a late coaching change prior to the start of last season, the Edison Wildcats have hired the man they hope can stabilize the football program by promoting a familiar face in offensive coordinator Shane O’Brien to head coach. “We are really excited to ...

Toronto girls bow out early

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside took the first step Thursday night on what it hopes is an extended postseason run. The Tigers advanced to Saturday’s sectional co-final by pounding visiting Toronto, 71-34. Much of the second half was played under the new OHSAA mercy rule in which the clock continues ...

Taillon ‘different person’ after cancer surgery

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Taillon never allowed himself much time to think about his bout with testicular cancer last season. The Pittsburgh pitcher’s focus from nearly the moment he received the diagnosis in early May was to return to the mound as quickly as possible. Just five weeks ...

With new swing, Alonso ready to power Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Once he overcame some anxiety, Yonder Alonso started swinging for the fences. And clearing them. Hoping to improve his power statistics, Alonso altered his swing last season and the baseball began to fly. After hitting just 39 home runs in his first seven major ...