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Weir’s Tyler Mack (32) tries to escape the grasp of John Marshall’s Jace Boggs (33).

Weir Gets Past John Marshall

WEIRTON — Weir High scored with 7:59 left on a spectacular 16-yard run by Tyler Mack and the defense made it stand up for a 29-26 victory over John Marshall on Friday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. Facing their first quality opponent this season, the Red Riders moved to 3-0. They had 376 total ...

Wheeling Central Comes Up Short at East Hardy, 10-7

BAKER — It wasn’t the offensive output East Hardy coach Chad Williams is used to seeing. It definitely wasn’t pretty. But the final score read 10-7 on Friday night in favor of the Cougars and he will gladly take a victory against Wheeling Central any way he can get it. “That was what ...

Wheeling Park Tallies Victory

PITTSBURGH — Taking the field a week after losing your first game of the season is always better with a strong core of veteran leaders. Wheeling Park witnessed that Friday night. After suffering its first loss last week at the hands of Bridgeport, senior quarterback Cross Wilkinson tossed ...

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Linsly’s Cyrus Hill (88) makes a play on Beaver Local’s Torey Calio during Friday night’s game at West Liberty.

Linsly Defeats Beaver Local

WEST LIBERTY — Linsly had trouble running the football all night. But with a pair of quarterbacks throwing for well more than 100 yards each, the Cadets made some big plays that made the difference against Beaver Local. Senior Luke Mueller threw for 239 yards and a touchdown while junior ...

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Steubenville’s Abe Zane runs downfield after making a catch Friday night.

Steubenville Gets Victory Over St. Joe’s

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville turned its first three possessions into touchdowns Friday and rolled to a 42-14 victory over Football North St. Joe’s from Ottawa, Ontario. Steubenville (3-0) was up 29-0 after the opening quarter at Harding Stadium and led 36-0 at the break. Veteran coach Reno ...

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Harrison Central’s Heath Pizzino carries the ball during Friday night’s  game.

Bellaire Gets Victory Over Harrison Central

CADIZ — As great as things went for Bellaire on Friday night, they were equally horrid for Harrison Central. The Big Reds scored on their first four possessions and Mason Ramsay had a hand in every score as they throttled the Huskies, 38-7, in a mutual Buckeye 8 opener at Wagner ...

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Marshall’s Sydney Zimla (23) hits the ball during Thursday’s contest at Brooke.


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John Marshall Impressive In Taming Brooke

WELLSBURG—Last year’s state tournament appearance has clearly motivated the John Marshall volleyball team to get back to that point and maybe further in the current campaign. The Monarchs rolled to quick victories in the first two sets of Thursday’s match at Brooke, before dropping its ...

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Area in Dire Need of Basketball Officials

BRIDGEPORT — The fall sports season is in full gear right now. But before you know it, the size and shape of the ball used throughout the week will turn to orange and round. Yes, basketball season is a few months away. One of the biggest problems facing all sports throughout the Ohio ...

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Consolidated’s Colin Munoz (left) and John Marshall’s Hayden Thomas (right) battle for the ball during Wednesday’s match at John 
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Tyler Consolidated Defeats John Marshall, 4-2

GLEN DALE—Tyler Consolidated head coach Scott Wall has been wanting to see his team get more shots on goal this season. Wednesday evening at John Marshall, Wall’s Silver Knights did exactly that by peppering the net with 21 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Monarchs (1-3). “We have been ...

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Bellaire’s Sydney Purtiman runs to an eighth place finish as the Big Reds secure a Buckey 8 title.

Bellaire Girls, Ferry Boys Secure Buckeye 8 XC Titles

CONNORVILLE — No matter how you look at it, it was more of the same Wednesday afternoon at Buckeye Local High School. Whether you’re talking about the individual races or the team competitions, familiar names and faces found their way to the top of the results at the annual Buckeye 8 ...

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Shadyside, Magnolia Set for Big-Time Battle

NEW MARTINSVILLE — For the first time in a few seasons, Magnolia and Shadyside appear to be on even footing. They have traded blowout victories the last two years, with the winner holding an advantage in valuable experience each time. Not this time. The Blue Eagles (2-0) and Tigers (2-0), ...

CRC Prepares For 11th Year

WHEELING — It’s hard to fathom that the Cancer Research Classic can get better each year. But, that’s exactly the case as tournament director Dr. Gregory Merrick — executive director of the Schiffler Cancer Center, Urologic Research Institute and Men’s Health Center at Wheeling ...

St. Clairsville Girls Shut Out Steubenville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When a team wins a game despite not playing all that well, the head coach will take it any time. Wes Stoner is no different. The St. Clairsville girls’ soccer coach wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance in the first half Wednesday night against visiting ...

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Mikal Warfield-Payne and the Linsly Cadets will be the home team against Beaver Local when the two meet up in West Family Stadium at West Liberty University.

Linsly to Host Beaver Local Under the Lights

WHEELING — After combining for seven wins a season ago, Beaver Local and Linsly already have three between them two weeks into the 2017 campaign, with one of them heading for another victory Friday night when the two teams collide at West Family Stadium on the campus of West Liberty State ...

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Donnie Evans rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in last week’s loss to Bridgeport.

Park Looks to Get Back to ‘W’ Column

PITTSBURGH — While it was not the outcome any coach wants, Wheeling Park’s Chris Daugherty felt the Patriots’ 35-28 loss to Bridgeport was a good learning experience for his team and costly penalties was one of the main reason for the loss. “It was a Wheeling Park-Bridgeport football ...

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Wheeling Central quarterback Curtis McGhee makes his first career road start Friday against East Hardy.

Wheeling Central Makes Long Bus Ride to East Hardy

BAKER — Many people circled this week’s Wheeling Central-East Hardy game on the schedule as one of the top matchups of the season. What many didn’t expect was the Maroon Knights coming into the game looking for their first victory. Wheeling Central opened the season with a 35-14 loss ...

Cameron Travels to Valley for Key Class A Matchup

PINE GROVE — A pair of teams that will likely find out a lot about themselves meet Friday night in the hills of Wetzel County as Cameron (1-0) travels to take on 1-1 Valley (1-1). The Dragons opened in impressive fashion last week, however, their 62-22 victory came against a Hundred team ...

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Weir’s Tyler Mack will look to keep his solid season going Friday against John Marshall in Weirton.

Weir Looks to Fend Off John Marshall

WEIRTON — The Weir Red Riders have waltzed to two lopsided wins, but Tony Filberto’s club faces a much more difficult task as they go into Week 3 against John Marshall, a West Virginia AAA team. The opening boot will be at 7 p.m. at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders went down to ...

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Linsly’s Matt Dudich, right, tries to keep the ball away from Wheeling Park’s Bailey Mills (7) during Tuesday’s game at Holloway Field in Wheeling.

Tino Kayafas Heads In Winner for Patriots in Boys Soccer

WHEELING — Wheeling Park and Linsly are two of the finest soccer programs in the OVAC. While both are still looking to get their footing in the early going of the season, Tuesday’s game at Holloway Field on the Linsly campus was just another exciting chapter in the teams’ storied ...

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Wheeling Park’s Cameron Lloyd returns a serve against Brooke while Ateria Walker (8) looks on.

Brooke Comes Back to Defeat Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Through the early part of the season, the Brooke volleyball team has had its share of struggles in the first set, while Wheeling Park’s downfall has been the third set. Tuesday night at the Palace on the Hill, both of those scenarios held true again, however, it was the ...