SECTIONAL CHAMPS — Members of the Steubenville wrestling team pose in Newark on Saturday. (Contributed)

Big Red claims sectional crown

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NEWARK — The Steubenville wrestling team advanced all 14 to the Division II district tournament next weekend at Heath High School. That allowed Big Red a 99.5-point victory in the team standings at the sectional tournament Saturday at Licking Valley High School. Steubenville scored 273 ...

Weir tops Bears in playoff basketball

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NEW MANCHESTER — Mike Granato and Jerry Everly said the same thing. “We made our shots,” said Granato, longtime head coach of the Red Riders’ boys basketball team. “They made their shots and we didn’t,” said Everly, in his third season with the Golden Bears. LaVelle Hall and ...

Bozek, Hall and Rea earn W.Va.wrestling titles

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HUNTINGTON — Four northern panhandle wrestlers took home gold medals late Saturday night as the 70th-annual West Virginia State High School Tournament wrapped up three days of action inside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Cabell County. All of those titles came in the Class A/AA portion ...

Alford, Tomlinson headed to OVAC HOF

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WHEELING — Two multi-sport prep athletes who also excelled in college will be enshrined at the 14th-annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame banquet on Aug. 19 at WesBanco Arena. Selected from the 1960’s Decade are Roger Alford of Wintersville High School and Dick Tomlinson of ...

Central’s season ends at Fort Frye

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BEVERLY — The season came to an end Saturday night for the Steubenville Catholic Central girls’ basketball team. Host Fort Frye defeated the Crusaders, 55-46, in Division IV sectional action. A 23-14 Fort Frye advantage in the third period was the difference. CCHS finished its season ...

Steubenville's Charles Reeves dunks against Claymont. (Matthew Peaslee)

Big Red beats Claymont in sectional opener

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STEUBENVILLE-Mike Haney knows things are going to get tougher for his Big Red as it moves further along the Division II tournament trail. "This is the time of year when you win and move on or you lose and go home," Haney said after watching his top-seeded Big Red whip Claymont 65-39 Friday ...

Toronto's Nick Sninchak calls out a play. (Matthew Peaslee)

Toronto boys hold off River

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TORONTO - Toronto withstood the River charge. The Toronto boys' basketball team opened up a 14-point advantage in the third quarter only to see River battle back and tie the score in the fourth quarter. Unfazed, the top-seeded Red Knights quickly responded and rebuilt its lead before coming ...

Bozek, Cook, Hall and Rea to wrestle for state titles

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HUNTINGTON - Weir's Caleb Rea has been on a mission all season. The junior took one step closer to that goal Friday night during the 70th annual W.Va. Class A/AA state tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. After finishing third the two previous seasons, Rea wasted little time in ...

AAA wrestlers make mark

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Austin Loew had a goal in mind when the 2016-17 wrestling season began. The Wheeling Park senior has come out of nowhere to advance to the finals of the 195-pound weight class. Friday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Loew earned a spot in the championship match ...