COMING IN TO SCORE — Steubenville’s Nick Scott looks at teammate Alec Taylor after diving and sliding around the tag of Catholic Central’s Dan Harris to score during Big Red’s 11-1, five-inning victory Thursday at Vaccaro Field. (Mike Mathison)

Big Red baseball beats rival CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — Calvin Bickerstaff has put together a pretty solid season on the hill for Big Red. Unfortunately for the freshman righty, he hasn’t always received much in the way of run support. That all changed in Thursday’s city championship with Catholic Central at Vaccaro ...

OVAC crowns boys champs

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WEST LIBERTY — Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central combined to have four players reach the semifinals, Steubenville overcame multiple obstacles and University (5A) and East Liverpool (1A-4A) repeated as OVAC boys tennis champions on Thursday at West Liberty. Wheeling Park’s Ryan Payne and ...

Wildcats claim 19th victory

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MARTINS FERRY — Edison scored five times in the top of the sixth inning Thursday to beat Martins Ferry for the second time in as many nights. The Wildcats moved to 19-1 on the baseball season and will take on Stuebenivlle at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Vaccaro Field in the OVAC Class 4A ...

Buckeye Local rallies to top UL

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MORRISTOWN — Twenty-four hours after being one-hit by Bellaire, all signs pointed in that direction again for Buckeye Local on Thursday afternoon against Union Local. Zach Greene had a no-hitter brewing through five innings against the Panthers and a 2-1 lead behind him. In the sixth, ...

MAKING CONTACT — Steubenville’s Michael Pierro rips a double during Big Red’s eight-run third inning during Wednesday’s 10-0 victory over Harrison Central at Vaccaro FIeld. The Huskies’ catcher is Logan Starr.
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Steubenville blanks Harrison Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Veteran Big Red coach Fred Heatherington enjoys pointing out a pitcher doesn’t have to “strike guys out” in order to be effective. Ryan Neely proved his coach’s point in Wednesday’s 10-0 victory over Harrison Central at Vaccaro Field. The junior scattered four ...

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MAKING A PLAY — Indian Creek’s Megan Kelley prepares to make a throw to first base during Wednesday’s OVAC Class 5A semifinal contest at the I-470 Complex. Wheeling Park defeated the Redskins, 10-0.

Park trumps IC

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ELM GROVE — When Wheeling Park senior pitcher Makenzie Amend is at her best in the circle she normally doesn’t allow teams many opportunities to score. So, when you do get the chance, you better take advantage of them. Wednesday afternoon Indian Creek had plenty of opportunities, including ...

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TURNING TWO — Brooke second baseman Joey Dawson completes the turn for a double play during the Bruins’ 12-1 win at Indian Creek Wednesday. Sliding is the Redskins’ Matt Nest.

Brooke defeats Indian Creek

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MINGO JUNCTION — The Brooke baseball team is getting hot at the right time. The Bruins scored eight times in the top of the third inning en route to a 12-1 victory over host Indian Creek Wednesday at the John Muth Recreational Complex. Brooke held a 3-0 lead when it sent 14 batter to the ...

Red Knights score big early, down Crusaders

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TORONTO — The Toronto baseball team sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning scoring seven runs and Sante Carducci hurled a no-hitter through five and a third innings as the Red Knights handed rival Steubenville Catholic Central a 9-0 loss Wednesday night at the Knight Baseball ...

Irish rally to beat CCHS

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BELLAIRE — St. John Central fought back from an 8-1 deficit to Steubenville Catholic Central by tying the game in the bottom of the seventh on Gillie Johnson’s three-run homer and winning it, 9-8, on Shay Horvath’s RBI single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. “I’m so proud of ...


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Kraina records an ace NEW CUMBERLAND — Wayne Kraina recorded a hole-in-one at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. He used an 8-iron on the 140-yard par 3 eighth hole. The witnesses were Virgil Robinson, Mishal Hawthorne and Gail Swiger. Payne records an ...