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Weir High girls fall just short in sectional final

FARMINGTON — No matter what would have transpired Friday night, the Weir High girls basketball team was headed to the Class AAA Region 1 tournament no matter what. What happened was a near major upset in the sectional championship against top-seeded North Marion. The Red Riders, who are ...

Cameron crowned sectional champs at Madonna’s expense

CAMERON — Cameron girls’ coach Holly Pettit felt chills during the National Anthem of Friday’s Region 1 Section 1 championship game because she knew what her team had a chance to accomplish and what still lies ahead. When the final whistle blew, the Dragons did exactly what her coach ...

Bruins attack Crusaders under the lights, 19-2

STEUBENVILLE — Sometimes a little confidence early in a game can go a long way. After a tough week and not getting hits to drop in key situations, they dropped early and often for Brooke under the shiny new Vaccaro Field lights Friday night, lifting the Bruins to a 19-2 rout of Catholic ...

Big Red jumps over Indian Valley early, hangs on for victory

STEUBENVILLE — Two big innings propelled Steubenville to an 8-4 bounce back victory over Indian Valley on a frigid Friday at Vaccaro Field. Fred Heatherington’s club got started early, as it put five runs on the board in the home half of the first inning. Hakim Edwards and Aaron Ferguson ...

Buckeye Local pounces on Catholic Central for first win

STEUBENVILLE — The Buckeye Local softball team hit the ball all over the field against Catholic Central on Friday, en route to its first win of the season. The Panthers pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of nine Crusader errors, as Buckeye Local recorded a 15-2 victory on the Steve ...

Orr’s game-winner lifts Creek over Harrison Central

MINGO JUNCTION — Despite a late Harrison Central rally, the Indian Creek baseball team countered it and won, 6-5, on Friday. Aiden Orr drove home Connor Shultz for the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Shultz also started the first four innings, allowing three runs (two ...

Brooke ready to compete for state wrestling titles

HUNTINGTON — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will be well-represented Monday when the 74th annual West Virginia Class AAA state wrestling tournament begins here inside Mountain Health Arena. A total of 53 conference matmen representing six schools will participate. Of that number, 22 ...

Brubaker pitches Pirates past Brewers in series opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — J.T. Brubaker struck out eight in six impressive innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their recent surge by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night. Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco homered for the Pirates, who have followed a six-game skid by winning five ...

Votto, Castellanos homer in Reds’ 10-3 rout of Indians

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) gave the Reds another solid start, surrendering just a run and seven hits through six innings and ...

Toronto catches fire late, douses Oak Glen in 15-5 victory

NEW MANCHESTER — It is never how a baseball team starts to begin a ballgame. Rather, it is about how it finishes. Oak Glen took a two-run into the top of the fifth inning Thursday against Toronto with great starting pitching from Cody Patterson, timely hitting and a solid defense. After ...

Big Red crushed in home opener, 11-0

STEUBENVILLE — Wheeling Park kept its red-hot start going on an extremely chilly Thursday at Vaccaro Field. The Patriots collected 14 hits — two of them flew over the fence in left — and spoiled Steubenville’s home opener with an 11-0 victory. In three games this week (all wins), ...

McCullough selects Point Park University

Steubenville’s Cole McCullough signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and soccer careers at Point Park University. With him are, front, from left, mother Angela Allen and father Mike Allen. Standing are head coach Greg Bowers, grandfather Bob McCullough and grandmother Sandy ...

Brooke suffers 21-point defeat to Wheeling Park

WELLSBURG — The Wheeling Park boys basketball team utilized a 31-point second quarter to run away with a 75-54 victory over Brooke on Thursday. Alex Isinghood led the Bruins with 23 points. Cole Sperlazza netted 13, while Ryan Knox added eight. Wheeling Park 75, Brooke 54 Wheeling 14 31 ...

Edison Wildcats end losing ways, win 4-1

RICHMOND — The Edison baseball team snapped its losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Heartland Christian on Thursday. Blake Connelly pitched a complete game for the win. He allowed one run on eighths, no walks and struck out three. At the plate, Ian McBane had a double and one RBI. Cam ...

Bruins unable to hold late lead against Cadets

WHEELING — Linsly baseball coach Jay Cartwright spoke to his team before hitting in the bottom of the fifth, and the players responded to his message. The Cadets (3-0) pushed across four runs in the frame, and relief pitcher Gionni Ferguson slammed the door on the mound in a 5-2 win over ...

Oak Glen’s McKay no-hits Big Red

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen junior Maddie McKay was so happy to play on a softball diamond again that she did not realize after Wednesday’s contest with Steubenville what she accomplished. “I threw a no-hitter? Wow,” she said with excitement and a laugh. “I really don’t think about ...

Red Knights capitalize on Crusader miscues, win 17-2

TORONTO — A couple of big innings and some solid pitching lifted once-beaten Toronto to a 17-2 victory over Catholic Central Wednesday at the Knights Baseball Complex. The Red Knights (7-1) scored twice in the home half of the first. Dom Bouscher led off with a double to left. Avery Wiegand ...

Monarchs cage the Wildcats, 6-4

RICHMOND — John Marshall’s hits found the holes, while Edison’s found gloves. The Monarchs outhit the Wildcats, and John Marshall took advantage of some Edison miscues, as the Monarchs edged the Wildcats, 6-4, in a matchup of two of the top softball teams in the area Wednesday ...

John Marshall rallies past Brooke for 4-2 win

MOUNDSVILLE — When it comes to baseball, sometimes one inning is all a team needs. For John Marshall, it was the sixth against Brooke. Bruins’ pitcher Andrew Coursin was throwing a no-hitter before the Monarchs scored four runs on four hits, as they rallied to a 4-2 victory on Wednesday. ...

Creek bounces back, tops Harrison Central

CADIZ — Another solid pitching performance from Aiden Fernandez lifted the Indian Creek baseball team to a 6-2 victory over Harrison Central on Wednesday. Fernandez went the distance, allowing two runs on five hits, two walks and struck out 11. Isaiah Vandine produced a double and three ...