PREP ROUNDUP: Big Red Outlasts Bruins in OVAC Class 5A Matchup
STEUBENVILLE — Trailing by a goal with less than a minute to play, a Brooke player ripped a shot on goal from inside the box. However, Big Red goalie Lakyn Blackburn made the save, allowing No. 2 seed Big Red to record a 3-2 victory against No. 3 Brooke in an OVAC Class 5A tournament semifinal Tuesday night on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium.
Chloe Petrelle netted the first two goals of the match for Big Red. Mary Marshall also tallied a goal, while Jaleyss Scales collected an assist.
Blackburn made seven saves on the night for the hosts.
Brooke Ohler and Ella McCullough each scored an unassisted goal for the Bruins. Goalie Franki Neff finished with 11 saves.
St. Clairsville 5, East Liverpool 0
ST. CLAIRSVLLE — Mikayla Hendershot and Megan Malin each scored a pair of goals as the top-seeded Red Devils (8-1-1) rolled to their third straight OVAC Class 4A title tilt. Alyssa Bodkin also scored for the winners. Bodkin also charted an assist.
Goalkeeper Jaeda Nowak recorded her 32nd career shutout with four saves. However, she was never seriously tested.
Barnesville Sweeps OVCCL Meet
HANNIBAL — River played host to an Ohio Valley Cross Country League meet Wednesday afternoon.
The Barnesville girls won the team race and were fueled by freshman Aubrey Johnson, who won the meet with a time of 21:11. Marah Bethel was third overall and second for the Shamrocks in 21:48.
The Shamrocks boys team also prevailed and produced the meet’s individual champion in Tyler Jenkins. He ran the 3.1 mile course in 17:57. Logan Dodd was third overall and second for the Shamrocks in 18:45.
John Marshall 190
Weir 208, Brooke NS
WEIRTON — Matthew Douglas turned in a 44 to lead John Marshall to a victory over Weir and Brooke. Mason Orndorff supplied a 47 while Colton Sprowls shot a 48 for the Monarchs. Lakyn Parker (50) also contributed for the Monarchs’ score.
Brooke’s Ryan Bilby earned medalist honors as he shot a 35 while Jude Smith (44) led the way for Weir.
Magnolia d. Madonna 25-10, 25-12
Magnolia d. Hundred 25-4, 25-0
WEIRTON — Magnolia secured two victories against Madonna and Hundred.
Against the Hornets, Jaci Rhode served 25 points in a row in the second set. She finished with 36 points and 16 aces while Shy White had nine points, six aces and three kills.
Against the Blue Dons, Lenieca Grimm dished out 28 assists while Victoria Hood collected 12 points, three aces and five kills. Mady Winters supplied five point and 15 kills.
Shadyside d. Bridgeport
25-5, 25-1, 25-6
SHADYSIDE — The Tigers inched closer to wrapping up the Mid Ohio Valley League title with a sweep of Bridgeport.
Shadyside was led by sophomore Gentry Brown’s 11 kills, two aces and two digs. Tory Hendershot had nine aces, while Paige Gorby had four kills.
River d. Bellaire 25-18, 25-23, 25-13
HANNIBAL — The Pilots rolled to a sweep and repeat victory over the Big Reds.
River was led by Rilyn Haught’s seven kills. Delaney Bolger and Hannah Raper each had five digs.
Bellaire was paced by Bryanna Beckett’s 22 assists, nine digs and two kills.
Monroe Central d. Caldwell
25-14, 25-15, 25-14
WOODSFIELD — Abby Thompson tallied 19 points, six aces, three blocks and five kills as Monroe Central defeated Caldwell.
Alexa Marley was also solid for the Seminoles with 12 points and eight assists while Kynzi Bishop gathered seven kills and six assists.
Steubenville d. St. Clairsville
19-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After dropping the first set, Steubenville won the next three to secure a victory over St. Clairsville.
Lydia Wees had 13 kills for the Red Devils while Ela Brak tallied eight digs.
Union Local d. Barnesville
25-18, 25-6, 25-9
BARNESVILLE — Union Local soared to another three-set sweep.
Leading the way for the undefeated Union Local was sophomore Torre Kildow, who had 12 kills, 11 assists and eight digs. Reagan Vinskovich — another talented sophomore — had eight kills.
For the Shamrocks, Ava McFarland had eight assists and five digs while Keirsten Adams supplied nine assists.