Local Sports

Dynamic duo lifts Oak Glen to OVAC championship game

NEW MANCHESTER — A hat trick by Reece Enochs, two goals from Maggie Kovalcik and a six-goal advantage would make a great game for the Oak Glen girls soccer team. On Tuesday, the top-seeded Golden Bears accomplished that in the first seven minutes. They rode that momentum to a 12-1 victory ...

Lisbon gets EOAC win in Toronto

TORONTO — The Toronto volleyball team battled, but Lisbon proved to be too tough to handle Tuesday night. The Blue Devils had some key runs in all three sets against the Red Knights, en route to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-16, sweep inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial Gymnasium. “What it is ...

Wheeling Central shuts down, eliminates Catholic Central

WHEELING — There were two main goals for the Wheeling Central’s girls soccer team Tuesday night: Get senior standout Kenadee Wayt her 100th career goal and advance to the team’s third consecutive Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 1A/3A championship game. The first one came less than ...

Steubenville boys fall in OVAC 5A semifinal

MORGANTOWN — The University boys soccer team, the top seed in the OVAC Class 5A tournament, defeated fourth-seeded Steubenville, 4-0, on Tuesday. University will face the winner of the Indian Creek-Wheeling Park matchup at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. Creek, the third seed, ...

Grier trying to make the correct call

MORGANTOWN — When redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier comes to the line of scrimmage for No. 12 West Virginia with a play signaled in from offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, the veteran signal caller will look over the opposing defense and decide to either execute what is called or ...

Steelers hope win over Bucs is a sign of things to come

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald insists he wasn’t sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay’s Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night. It was a show of force that sprung ...

Pirates keep Cubs from clinching

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs lost again, and this one was particularly painful. Slugger Kris Bryant exited with a bruised left wrist, Mike Montgomery got hit hard over four-plus innings and the Cubs stumbled to a 6-0 defeat against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. For the ...

Pirates, Marlins game canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The makeup game the Miami Marlins were supposed to play at the Pittsburgh Pirates on the day after the regular season ends has been canceled. The cancellation was announced Tuesday, after both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. The original game was ...

Crusaders advance in OVAC tournament

STEUBENVILLE — On a day better suited for swimming at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field, the Catholic Central boys soccer team took advantage of sloppy conditions against Caldwell in an OVAC semifinal match on Monday. The Crusaders also had some fun along the way and eliminated the Redskins, ...

Beavers shut down Oak Glen

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s boys soccer team lived up to its top-seed billing with a 3-0 win over No. 4-seed Oak Glen on Monday in a Class 4A OVAC semifinal match. Josh Williams’ goal in the 25th minute got the Beavers on the board, followed by Chase Flati three minutes later. Aiden Lowe ...

Indian Creek’s roller coaster night ends in victory over Edison

WINTERSVILLE — The roller coaster ride continued for the Indian Creek volleyball team against rival Edison. The Redskins struggled during the middle part of the first set and at the the end of the third against the Wildcats, but Indian Creek rallied from a deficit to defeat Edison in four, ...

Roethlisberger shines in Steelers victory

TAMPA, Fla. — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant ...

CCHS gets Linsly for 1A/3A title

WHEELING — The old saying goes that the only things that are for sure in life are death and taxes. It’s almost time to add a third event to that list, Linsly and Steubenville Catholic Central meeting in the Class 1A/3A championship game of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference boys’ ...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They’ll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the ...

Browns officially name Mayfield as the starting quarterback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield’s heard all about the Browns’ quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in Cleveland before Mayfield, who ...

Briefs

Barons honoring service members STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team will host Armed Services Night at 7 p.m.Friday at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. The Barons will face Capital University. During the 10-minute break, the Barons will honor all veterans and ...

Victories came in a variety of ways in a wet, stormy Week 5

Victories came in a whole bunch of categories as the high school football season hit the halfway point. Big Red recorded what could be its first “24 minute” win on Friday, thumping Pittsburgh USO 35-8. Reno Saccoccia’s crew scored on five of its six possessions and compiled 256 rushing ...

OVAC week for local soccer teams

The annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer championships will begin today and continue through the finals on Saturday. The boys and girls fields are broken down to the top four teams in each Class 1A-3A, Class 4A and Class 5A. Semifinal matches will take place today, Tuesday, Wednesday ...

Pirates Charities help out Toronto

TORONTO — The Red Knight Baseball Complex has long been regarded as one of the premier facilities in the Ohio Valley. It’s only going to be getting better. Last week, Toronto City School officials received official word that their application for a Pirates Charities “Fields for ...

Brewers cruise past Pirates, 13-6

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...