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Bears win in OT

October 7, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

SISTERSVILLE - The Oak Glen football team kept its West Virginia Class AA playoff hopes alive with a 26-20 overtime victory at Tyler Consolidated Friday.

The Golden Bears are 4-3, winners of two straight, and visit East Liverpool Friday before their mandated bye.

Junior quarterback Bub Haddox ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third, while defense lineman Preston Murray recovered a fumble for a score.

Haddox was 12 for 23 for 168 yards and the score to Cole Holloway, who finished with two catches for 75 yards. Clayton Flowers totaled three receptions for 46 yards.

Tyler Consolidated knotted the game at 20 in the fourth quarter to force the extra session.

Haddox scored from the 20 on the first play of overtime and the Bears missed the extra point.

But, Oak Glen's Trey Smith ended the game when he picked off a Silver Knights pass on their first play during the extra frame, setting off a nice celebration.

The Golden Bears ran the ball 41 times for 194 yards, led by Haddox (11-53), Zack Staley (9-46), Flowers (3-35) and David Campbell (10-38).

Dons blanks Bobcats

CAMBRIDGE - The Madonna girls soccer team received a pair of goals from Rachel Grubbs for a 2-0 win at Cambridge Saturday.

Her first score came 17 minutes into the game when she took an Amy Davis goal kick and found the back of the net. Twenty-four minutes into the second half she scored again, this time off a Shelby Kirk assist.

Davis finished with six saves.

Cambridge goalie Liz Mitchell had 21 saves.

Lady Riders earn a win

WEIRTON - Stephanie Pennacchio scored three times as the Weir High girls soccer team earned a 7-0 victory over visiting Tyler Consolidated Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Alyssa Shingle scored twice and Morgan Cassels and Mikayla Zias once. Monica Burdette, Francesca Rock, Raegan Stead and Shingle all collected assists.

Weir goalkeepers Alyssa Kelly and Nicole Pellegrino split zero saves.

Sophie Kinnard had 16 saves and Lacy Seckman one for the Silver Knights.

Weir boys victorious

WEIRTON - The Weir High boys soccer team beat visiting Ravenswood 5-1 Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Shane Davis scored twice and added an assist for the Red Riders, who are 13-2-2 and secured coach Joe Pepe's 250th victory. Kenny Muhart added two goals and Alex Hannah one.

Ryan Dragonir, Chad Hensley and Ryan Duke all had assists. Matt Tenaglio totaled five saves and Michael Ceraolo two saves for the Red Riders, who host University Tuesday.

Dalton Gandbe scored for Ravenswood (11-4-1) from Nick Ballard. James Carmichael had 13 saves.

Bears tied by Monarchs

NEW MANCHESTER - Oak Glen senior standout Megan Collins scored goal No. 100 for her career, but it was not enough to lift the Golden Bears to victory. John Marshall scored two goals in the second half to come away with a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon at the Bears Den.

"We just couldn't hold on," first-year Oak Glen girls head coach Sam Paletta said. "We are still learning to finish. We are still learning to put teams away. That is not an easy thing to do. The other teams starts taking more chances and risk. It's not easy to finish games."

Collins collected a goal and an assist in the first half as Oak Glen (6-8-1) took a 2-0 lead into halftime. Collins' assisted on senior speedster's Alex Burch's goal. There was no assist on the goal by Collins.

Collins was presented with the game ball for scoring her historic goal.

"I think that's a compliment to her consistency," Paletta said about Collins reaching the goal-scoring mark. "It's just not one year. You have to be good for four years. She has has had four different teams in her four years. You have to adapt every year.

"She is a solid player. I can move her around the field, and she does it. It is just a lot of consistency on her part."

For Collins, reaching the 100-goal plateau came down to a lot of hard work.

"I have worked hard for four years," Collins said. "It has been a goal of my since my sophomore year. That is when I realized I was capable of doing it.

"I have to give my team all of the credit. They push me at practice. They get me the ball so I can score. I wouldn't be anywhere without them."

Casey Highfield made eight saves in goal for the Golden Bears.

Torie Derrow and Hailee McClelland each delivered goals in the second half for the Monarchs (6-9-1).

Pink Out at Big Red

STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Big Red boys and girls soccer team, Keyclub, and Football Moms will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness doubleheader Thursday, hosting Carrollton High School at Harding Stadium.

They will be collecting donations at the front gate as well as holding a 50/50 drawing at halftime of the second game. The Big Red Football moms will also donate a portion of the concession stand proceeds.

The Big Red Keyclub, along with the Target Shop of Steubenville, has provided special T-shirts for the teams to wear during the game. The boys game will begin at 6 p.m. and the girls game will immediately follow.