DOWN LOW — Toronto’s Lucas Gulczynski stops Edison’s Michael Speedy along the baseline during the first half of Tuesday’s game, won by the Red Knights, 76-56. (MIke Mathison)

Red Knights beat rival ’Cats

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TORONTO — A 10-0 run late in the first half propelled the Toronto boys’ basketball team to a 34-17 halftime lead and an eventual 76-56 victory over rival Edison Tuesday evening inside the George Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium. “We never recovered,” Wildcats head coach Nate Moses said. ...

REBOUND — Central’s A.J. Connor grabs a rebound against St. John. (Mike Mathison)

Central gets to .500

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STEUBENVILLE — The monkey is gone A.J. Connor knocked down 23 points (21 coming in the first half) as Catholic Central snapped a five-game losing streak with a 75-42 victory over Bellaire St. John Central Tuesday inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. “We got the monkey off our back and ...

ON THE OFFENSIVE — Buckeye Local’s Drake Novak looks to drive against Brennan O’Hara of East Liverpool. (Joe Catullo)

Panthers topple Potters

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EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool head coach Nate Conley knows his Potters have a tough time matching up with Buckeye 8 opponent Buckeye Local. Already with a loss at Buckeye earlier this season, the Potters thought they had a good game plan Tuesday night, which was containing the “big ...

UP THE COURT — Indian Creek’s Greg Wade looks to make a play against Beaver Local on Tuesday.  (Matthew Peaslee)

Redskins fall to Beaver

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WINTERSVILLE — The 3-point shot is the ultimate weapon in basketball, and the Beaver Local boys’ basketball used it to its advantage against Indian Creek. The Beavers ripped off a 15-0 run to turn a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead — a lead they would never relinquish. Indian ...

Irish hold off Madonna boys

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WEIRTON — In Clarksburg Notre Dame’s four losses this season, the Fighting Irish blew leads of 18, 16, 15 and six points. Against Madonna on Tuesday, they weren’t letting an eight-point advantage slip away in the fourth quarter. Notre Dame, coached by former West Virginia University ...

Late run by Golden Bears puts down the Blue Dons

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WEIRTON — Down by nine points at halftime, the Oak Glen girls’ basketball team ratcheted up the defense in the second half and the pressure forced Madonna into 20 second-half turnovers resulting in a 33-29 victory Tuesday night in the Bill Barrett Gymnasium inside of Madonna High ...

St. Clairsville captures win against Harrison Central

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a five-minute stretch to open the second half that decided Tuesday’s game on John Jenkins Court at St. Clairsville High School. After falling behind by one to open the third quarter, the Red Devils caught fire from 3-point land and never looked back en route to ...

Brooke girls fall to Monarchs

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MOUNDSVILLE — Avery Derrow and Taylor Straughn combined for 47 points as the John Marshall girls’ basketball team edged visiting Brooke, 65-61, Tuesday evening inside the John Marshall Fieldhouse. The Monarchs outscored the Bruins 29-11 from the free throw line. Sophomore Hope Bowman ...

New look for OVAC tournament

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WHEELING — For the first time in the 64 years of the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament, a significant change will take place as fans scan through their respective brackets. Instead of seeding eight individuals in each of the 14 weight classes as has been done in the past, conference ...

MONDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL — Weir High’s Gia Fuscardo tries to get around Indian Creek’s Madison Smith while Redskins teammate Kaitlyn Whitaker looks on during Monday’s contest inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Indian Creek won, 55-35. (Mike Mathison)

IC defeats Red Riders

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WEIRTON — Same song, different dance for both teams. The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team used relentless pressure on both ends of the court and the Weir High girls struggled in two quarters of a 55-35 Redskins victory Monday evening inside the Carl Hamill FIeldhouse. “We ...