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Frontier prevails for OVAC 1A title over Madonna

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a line-in-the-sand moment. Frontier found itself trailing by eight with three minutes to play in the third quarter in its Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 1A championship game against Madonna Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. At that point, Cougars head coach ...

Big Red’s roller coaster season concludes early

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STEUBENVILLE — The roller coaster ride has come to a disappointing end. The Steubenville girls basketball team’s up-and-down season concluded in an up-and-down game. Big Red completed a 13-point turnaround to take the lead, but Minerva rallied and re-took the lead. Eighth-seeded Big Red ...

Thompson, Huskies bowl to district tourney

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a drama-filled afternoon Saturday at St. Clair Lanes, as three more teams and another trio of individuals advanced in the quest to reach the pinnacle of state bowling. Carrollton, Harrison Central and Union Local finished 1-2-3 in the team standings at the Division ...

Catholic Central’s McClane elected to OVAC Hall of Fame

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WHEELING — Two prep basketball greats are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Pete Abuls of Cambridge and Don McClane of Catholic Central have now had their names called to the shrine and will represent the decade of the 1970s during ...

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 West Virginia

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WACO, Texas — Jared Butler said he wasn’t trying to make up for the absence of Baylor’s second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships are available. Bears win regular-season finale PHILIPI — The Oak Glen girls basketball team concluded its ...

Balanced Buckeyes topple Purdue, 68-52, cling to their NCAA hopes

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State hit its first bucket of the game against Purdue and never looked back. Aside from a 28-second tie at 3-3, the Buckeyes led every minute and topped the Boilermakers 68-52 Saturday afternoon for their fifth win in the past six games. Ohio State (17-8, 7-7) pulled ...

Monarchs fend off Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The deficit was too much for Indian Creek to overcome. The John Marshall boys basketball team led by two at the end of the first quarter, and the Monarchs broke the game open in the third quarter en route to a 56-45 victory against the Redskins in an OVAC Tournament ...

Beaver Local tops Brooke, 74-53

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CALCUTTA — In their final tuneup before postseason action gets underway, the Beaver Local boys basketball team started fast and never looked back. Behind a balanced scoring effort and a hot night from the three-point line, the Beavers put away Brooke 74-53 in an OVAC consolation pool game ...

Oak Glen comes back to win thriller

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen Fieldhouse is becoming known as the house of thrills. The Golden Bear basketball team rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat St. Clairsville 78-73 Friday night in a Wheeling Hospital OVAC 4A Tournament consolation game. It was a tale of two halves. ...

Bellaire pulls away from Toronto in the fourth

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BELLAIRE — Bellaire’s basketball team is starting to find its way. As the Big Reds dropped the curtain on the regular season, Friday night, they found themselves on the winning side for the third straight outing. While J.R. Battista is certainly pleased with his team’s 63-57 victory, ...

Wheeling Park pulls away from Red Riders

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WHEELING — Coming home off a demoralizing loss to West Virginia Class AAA power University in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A semifinals on Tuesday, it took Wheeling Park a quarter to get back to doing what it does best Friday night, getting the ball inside to seniors Alex Vargo ...

Pirates’ Archer has clear mind — and less hair

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer is two and a half pounds lighter than at the end of last season. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander didn’t go on a winter diet, though. Instead, Archer cut off his trademark dreadlocks. “It was time for a change,” Archer said Friday after a ...

Indian Creek girls end regular season on top, beat Brooke

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team flipped the switch at halftime. The Redskins utilized a big third quarter to break the game open against Brooke en route to a 69-40 victory to sweep the season series Thursday night in the Redskins’ regular-season finale. The ...

Steubenville bests Huskies, turns attention to Saturday

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s girls shot 15 free throws during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game with Harrison Central. They drained just enough (seven) to squeeze out a 43-40 senior night triumph inside the Crimson Center. “We’ve been on a little bit of a slide the last couple ...

Harrison Central girls advance to district bowling tournament

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Bobbie Parkinson wasn’t feeling extremely confident after the trio of regular games at Thursday’s Ohio Division II girls sectional bowling tournament at St. Clair Lanes. Her Harrison Central squad had just turned in a 703 in Game 3 and entered the six Baker games with a ...

Higher weights step up for Big Red against Boardman

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BOARDMAN — Trailing by 13 points and with just four matches left in a dual Thursday at Boardman, the remaining Steubenville wrestlers just didn’t need to win. They needed to pin. Big Red accepted the challenge and completed the mission when David Tuttle (182), Keith Bodnar (195), Spencer ...

Oak Glen girls best Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE — The Oak Glen girls basketball team won its second game in as many days with a 57-25 victory over Wellsville on Thursday. Alexa Andrews paced the Golden Bears (11-10) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Reece Enochs canned five 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 15 points. Rory ...