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Bruins down Monarchs

WELLSBURG – The Brooke volleyball team defeated John Marshall 25-20, 25-21, 25-15 Wednesday in the final regular-season game.

The 11-19 Bruins will take on Parkersburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Parkersburg South in the West Virginia Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 tournament.

Leading the way for the Bruins was Angela Staffileno and her 15 kills, 12 blocks and five points. Kourtney Leonard delivered three points, two aces, eight kills and 14 digs, Emily Stuck eight points, 11 digs, three blocks and 23 assists and Isabella Preston nine points, four aces, two kills and 24 digs.

Madison Marchetti contributed 12 points, two aces and three kills, Abby Adams three kills and five blocks, Alexa Gerard 10 points and three aces and Jentzen Kowcheck six digs.

Sportsman’s club host turkey shoot

BLOOMINGDALE – The Jefferson County Sportsman’s Club will hold its annual turkey shoot at 11 a.m. Sunday. Events will include trap shoots and luck shoots. Beginners are welcome and the public is invited.

For information, call Tom Applegarth at (740) 537-4880.

Indian Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE?- The Indian Creek Athletic Department will be selling tickets to Friday’s football game at Edison from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday in the ticket booth located in the front of the high school gymnasium. Adult tickets are $6 and students are $3. All tickets at the gate are $7.

From staff reports

Briefs

FUS women’s soccer wins

CRESSON, Pa. – The Franciscan Unviersity of Steubenville women’s soccer team qualified for postseason play for the first time since the school restarted athletics and garnered the best record in school history (11-7) with a 2-0 victory at Mount Aloysius College Tuesday.

“I’m just really proud of the girls,” head coach Clare McBane said.

Ashley Ruttencutter scored first via a Lauren Stearman pass and Julie Cocozza found the net thanks to a Jordan Byrley offering.

The win crossed one goal off the list for FUS.

“I just couldn’t be more proud of them for setting their eyes on a goal ahead of them and then achieving it,” McBane said.

The Barons will play Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday in the first round of the AMCC playoffs. The location depends on the outcome of Greensburg’s final game with LaRoche College. A win means FUS will hit the road. A loss means FUS will host.

FUS men’s soccer loses

CRESSON, Pa. – The Franciscan Unviersity of Steubenville men’s soccer team missed postseason play after a 2-1 loss at Mount Aloysius College Tuesday.

Sophomore midfielder John Imbimbo converted a penalty kick for a 1-0 lead late in the first half.

FUS finished the season at 5-11.

“It’s very exciting and it’s a testament to what the guys were able to do,” head coach Ward Rogers said. “If we continue to develop under the style of play we’re using, we’re really going to be a team to deal with next year in AMCC.”

Buckeye Local to host meeting

RAYLAND – The Buckeye Local winter sports meeting for all athletes in high school and junior will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school theater. The OHSAA requires athletes and parents of all athletes to attend a sportsman/eligibility meeting before a child can participate in scholastic athletics or cheerleading.

Vets allowed free admission

YORKVILLE – Buckeye Local will host Harrison Central in the annual V.A.L.E.S. football game at 7 p.m. on Friday. All veterans presenting proper identification will be admitted into the game for free. They must enter through the pass gate which is located under the home side stands. All veterans are encouraged to join in the mass color guard during pre-game ceremonies.

Briefs

Big Red selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for the Steubenville vs. Wheeling Park football game will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Big Red’s ticket office. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets are $5 at the gate.

Lady Barons take 2nd

PITTSBURGH – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s tennis team finished second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference after a 5-2 loss to Penn State-Behrend Sunday.

After finishing with a 2-1 deficit coming out of doubles play, FUS hoped to repeat the previous day’s performance by once again rattling off four singles victory for the win. Despite close matches in four of the six singles matches, Franciscan came up short. Freshman Erin Coyne pulled out a 6-1, 6-0 victory over her opponent to tie the match 2-2 but three quick losses against the Lady Barons ended the match.

“We plan to build up our young girls over the next few years,” head coach Jenna Lynch said. “I think the inconsistency is a lot for freshman to take on.”

Briefs

Oak Glen splits in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG – The Oak Glen volleyball team beat Tyler Consolidated and Ritchie County, 25-15 and 25-19, 25-15 and 25-18, respectively, on Saturday. The Bears fell to Parkersburg, 25-22 and 25-15 and Parkersburg South, 25-23, 25-10.

For the day, Jessica Stivason scored 29 points with seven kills and Morgan Poling had 18 blocks with 24 kills.

Madison Juszczak scored 12 points with 26 kills and an ace. Carissa Williams added 45 assists and Vanessa Hissam scored 17 points with 25 kills.

Brooke earns a victory tourney

PARKERSBURG – On Saturday, the Brooke volleyball team beat Magnolia, 25-17 and 27-25 for its lone win in a Parkersburg South tournament. Parkersburg beat the Bruins, 25-17 and 25-6, while Parkersburg South won, 25-13 and 25-11.

Emily Stuck paced Brooke on the day with 13 points, 27 assists, four digs, two aces and two blocks. Madison Marchetti tallied five points, 10 kills, 12 digs and three aces, while Isabella Preston scored nine points with 19 digs.

Alexa Gerrard had 15 points and three kills, Courtney Koscevic had seven kills and four points and Abby Adams had five blocks and four kills.

The Bruins next game is Oct. 30 against John Marshall. Their record is 10-19.

Madonna girls soccer wins

The Madonna girls Soccer team closed out its regular season with a 3-1 victory over Ravenswood on Saturday.

Leanne Grubbs put Madonna (10-8-2) on the board at the 13th minute mark with a direct free kick from 40 yards out. The shot went over the keepers outstretched hands and just under the crossbar. Not be be outdone, her sister Rachel followed up with a goal of her own just one minute later giving Madonna a 2-0 lead just 14 minutes into the match.

At the 50th minute, Rachel Grubbs added another for the Dons, her 32nd of the season. This one, like her first, was assisted by Mia Antinone. Ravenswood got on the board in the 64th minute with a goal by junior midfielder Kayla Scritchfield.

Madonna had 20 shots on goal, while Ravenswood had just nine. Madonna’s Tessie Tokash had eight saves in goal and Ravenswood’s Makayla Berry made 17 saves.

The Dons return to action on Tuesday in the sectional semifinals against Wheeling Central at 7 p.m. at Oak Glen High School.

Big Red Boosters

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Harding Stadium Field House at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Parents meeting

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red football and cheerleader parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Harding Middle School cafeteria. The football banquet will be discussed and new stadium T-shirts will be available for $10.

Briefs

Crusaders’ season ends

DOVER?- The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team had its season come to an end Thursday in the Division IV sectional tournament.

Berlin Hiland, the No. 3 seed, defeated the No. 2 seeded Crusaders 25-22, 19-25, 31-29, 25-22 at Dover High?School.

Big Red parents to meet

STEUBENVILLE?- The Steubenville Big Red football and cheerleader parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harding Middle School cafeteria.

The football banquet will be discussed and new stadium T-shirts will be available for $10.

Two qualify for states

GROVEPORT – Indian Creek Middle School athletes David Duff and David Peek will run in the Middle School State Cross Country Championships Sunday at Groveport Madison High School. They will compete in the eighth-grade boys gold Division II race.

Beatty places at nationals

LAS VEGAS – New Cumberland’s Boston Beatty placed second in traditional kata and third in weapons kata at the United Fighting Arts Federation and the style of Chun Kuk Do during the summer. He is a student at Rine Karate Studio.

Briefs

Crusaders’ season ends

MAYSVILLE – In the blink of eye, it seems, the season ended for the Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer team.

Logan McLaughlin scored the tying goal with three minutes left in regulation and then knocked in the game-winner early in overtime, as Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans moved on in the Division III sectional with a 2-1 win over the Crusaders Wednesday at Maysville High School.

Steubenville Catholic Central (14-2-1) led 1-0 after Leo Herrmann scored in the first half.

Wayne Cade continued to make saves to keep the Crusaders off the board when Joe Shaffer found McLaughlin for the tying goal.

Carter Hagy then assisted the go-ahead goal by McLaughlin, while Cade had three big saves in overtime.

FUS volleyball wins

CRESSON, Pa. – The FraCrusaders’ season ends

MAYSVILLE – In the blink of eye, it seems, the season ended for the Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer team.

Logan McLaughlin scored the tying goal with three minutes left in regulation and then knocked in the game-winner early in overtime, as Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans moved on in the Division III sectional with a 2-1 win over the Crusaders Wednesday at Maysville High School.

Steubenville Catholic Central (14-2-1) led 1-0 after Leo Herrmann scored in the first half.

Wayne Cade continued to make saves to keep the Crusaders off the board when Joe Shaffer found McLaughlin for the tying goal.

Carter Hagy then assisted the go-ahead goal by McLaughlin, while Cade had three big saves in overtime.

FUS volleyball wins

CRESSON, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team pushed its win streak to five after blanking Mount Aloysius College 25-20, 25-11, 25-18 Wednesday. FUS is 4-1 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

“I told the girls to not sleep on this game,” Barons head coach Kelly Herrmann said.”

Gulish records an ace

CHESTER – Andy Gulish recorded a hole-in-one at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. He used a 6-iron on the 150-yard 15th hole. The shot was witnessed by Dick Pannett, Denny Barnhart and Gary McCaig.nciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team pushed its win streak to five after blanking Mount Aloysius College 25-20, 25-11, 25-18 Wednesday. FUS is 4-1 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

“I told the girls to not sleep on this game,” Barons head coach Kelly Herrmann said.”

Gulish records an ace

CHESTER – Andy Gulish recorded a hole-in-one at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course. He used a 6-iron on the 150-yard 15th hole. The shot was witnessed by Dick Pannett, Denny Barnhart and Gary McCaig.

Briefs

Oak Glen tops Central

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen volleyball team defeated visiting Steubenville Catholic Central 25-14, 18-25, 25-10, 25-12 on Wednesday.

Morgan Poling paced the winners with 20 points, four aces, nine kills, seven blocks and four digs. Jessica Stivason delivered four points, 14 kills, six blocks and seven digs and Vanessa Hissam added six points, 17 kills and seven digs.

Madison Juszczak chipped in two points, five kills, two blocks and four digs, Alex Arnott three blocks, Carissa Williams seven points and 26 assists, Emmy Deletka 12 points and 12 assists, Kenzie Rosenlieb five points, three digs and two assists, Kami Koper two digs, Taylor Allison one kill and Brianna Evans one spike.

Lady Crusaders tied

POLAND – The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team finished its regular season with a 1-1 tie at Poland Seminary on Wednesday.

Micca Mirabella scored off a Sydney Huff assist for the Crusaders (6-9-1). Senior keeper Moriah Vosteen totaled 10 saves.

Central heads into Division III sectional play at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Coshocton at West Muskingum High School.

Brooke falls to East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL – The East Liverpool volleyball team defeated visiting Brooke 25-23, 25-12, 25-12 on Wednesday.

Isabella Preston had four kills and 14 digs, Courtney Elliott 12 digs and Taylor Hair 12 digs for the Bruins. Abby Adams added two kills and two blocks, Alexa Gerard six blocks and Jentzen Kowcheck seven digs.

Emily Stuck collected five blocks, 15 assists and nine digs and Angela Staffileno 13 kills, eight blocks and 14 digs.

Brooke (9-17) is off until a tournament at Parkersburg South on Oct. 19.

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Athletic Department will sell tickets to Friday’s football game at Union Local from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday only at the ticket window located in the front of the high school gymnasium.

Adult tickets are $5 and students are $4. All tickets at the gate are $6.

Class to be offered

STEUBENVILLE – A hunter education class will be offered at Island Creek Sporting Clays, Inc. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9. The course will teach safe use of firearms and basic hunting safety, and can be useful for anyone wishing to understand firearm safety.

It is required for those wishing to obtain a first-time hunting license in Ohio.

The course will be taught by Bob Hickle Jr. who is certified to teach hunter education and is a certified instructor with the National Sporting Clays Association.

For information, call (740) 282-5830, or go to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website at ohiodnr.com. For a direct link to the registration area, visit www.facebook.com/islandcreeksportingclays.

Karran records an ace

RICHMOND – Lucy Karran recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Club. The Steubenville resident used an 8-iron on the 95-yard, par 3 12th hole. Witnessing the shot were Tammy Cox, Lori DeFallo and Yuko Atwell.

According to a Blackmoor representative, Karran is the second woman to have a hole-n-one at Blackmoor Golf Club in 17 years.

Slaven records an ace

STEUBENVILLE – Mort Slaven recorded a hole-in-one at Steubenville Country Club on the 100-yard par 3 second hole. The shot was witnessed by Jay Zatta, Pete Wallace and Jim Padden.

Bolger records an ace

STEUBENVILLE – Steve Bolger recorded a hole-in-one at Steubenville Country Club on the 145-yard par 3 12th hole. The shot was witnessed by Jeff Sommers, Brian Sprochi and Mark Morelli.

Briefs

Oak Glen sweeps tri-match

WELLSBURG – The Oak Glen volleyball team swept a tri-match Wednesday, defeating Weir High 25-13, 25-8 and host Brooke 25-16, 25-7. The Bruins beat the Red Riders 25-8, 25-22.

For the Golden Bears, Morgan Poling delivered three points, 12 kills, four blocks and seven digs; Madison Juszczak contributed 18 points, six kills and 15 digs; and Jessica Stivason seven points, two aces, 10 kills, five blocks and 12 digs.

Vanessa Hissam added 14 points, five aces, nine kills, three blocks and 12 digs; Alex Arnott six kills, Carissa Williams six points, 29 sets, 14 assists and three digs; Emmy Delekta one assist, Kenzie Rosenlieb 18 points, 31 sets, 17 assists; and 10 digs and Kami Koper five digs.

For the Bruins, Emily Stuck deliverd 15 assists and two aces; Alexa Gerrard four assists, three kills and three blocks; and Angela Staffileno 16 blocks, 12 kills, six digs and four aces.

Kourtney Leonard added three digs, two kills and two aces; Isabella Preston three kills; Courtney Elliott six digs; and Abby Adams four kills and five blocks.

Big Red tops Panthers

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red volleyball team stopped Buckeye Local 25-14, 25-13, 25-15 Wednesday inside the Crimson Center on senior night.

For the five seniors in the lineup, Amanda Roscoe totaled two kills; Abby Taylor 18 points, seven kills and 14 assists; Mytia Barker five points, nine kills and seven digs; Brittany Bodo two points, three kills and two assists; and Carmie Biasi 13 points and eight digs.

Taylor Young added 12 points, seven kills and eight assists; Annie Nehrbas six kills and four blocks; and Lysiah Rice three kills.

Big Red (12-6) visits Weir High today.

Crusaders sweep Devils

BEALLSVILLE – The Catholic Central volleyball team swept host Beallsville 25-16, 25-10, 25-10 on Wednesday.

Robyn Runkel led the way with 10 points and 16 assists. Kamy Belardine totaled 10 points and eight digs and Madeline Gulan added seven points and five kills.

Monica Fischer contributed 20 points, five kills and five digs, and Monica Rigaud had a big night with 15 points, 11 kills and three blocks. Megan Lloyd had five points and 10 assists, Fran Capaldi two points, Ashlynne Daley six kills and Logan Colabella three kills.

Central visits Toronto today.

Central blanks Monarchs

GLEN?DALE?- The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team defeated host John Marshall, 3-0, Wednesday.

Ana McNamara netted the first two goals of the second half for the Crusaders off assists from Micca Mirabella.

Katie Irvin finished the scoring by burying a penalty kick with about seven minutes left.

Moriah Vosteen totaled five saves. Alexa Richards had 11 saves for the Monarchs.

The Crusaders take on Weirton Madonna at 5 p.m. today at the J.C.?Williams Complex.

Edison downs Huskies

RICHMOND – The Edison volleyball team defeated visiting Harrison?Central 25-12, 25-16, 21-25, 25-14 Wednesday.

For the Wildcats (14-5), Alexis Gill had seven points, two aces, five kills and two blocks; Cassady Jones eight points; 18 kills and three aces; and Maddie Williamson six points, two aces and two digs.

Kayleigh Westbrook added four digs; Katelyn Pollock 10 points, 10 kills, eight aces and three digs; Caitlin Brenstuhl 37 assists, seven kills, five points and three digs; Jackie Wiedaman seven points; Kalee Neal five points and three digs; Sarah Ross one point and one ace; Mackenzie Berardinelli eight points and three aces; Tera Anderson four digs; Skylar Fankhouser two digs; and Kim Wilson one block.

The Wildcats host Big Red on Tuesday.

Briefs

Crusaders roll to win

STEUBENVILLE – The Catholic Central boys soccer team cruised past visiting Wheeling Central, 8-1, Tuesday on the Tony Recinella Soccer Field at the Crusaders Athletic Complex.

The Maroon Knights got on the board first in the first two minutes as Zach Medovic scored off a rebound.

It was all Steubenville Catholic Central from them as it took a 5-1 lead at halftime.

John-Paul McNamara scored via a Leo Herrmann assist. Jude Ledyard scored unassisted and Herrmann then found the net twice, once from Brady Bolger. Blake Kiedrowski added a penalty kick.

Herrmann booted home two more in the second half thanks to passes from Carlo Fabian and McNamara. Joey Schlich finished the scoring.

John Bolster and Austin Fowkes combined for eight saves for the winners.

Chadd Robrecht had seven saves for the Maroon Knights, who visit Brooke on Thursday.

Steubenville Catholic Central will take on Indian Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harding Stadium as the final of four games as part of the Together For A Cure cancer awareness event.

Irish top Red Knights

TORONTO – The Toronto volleyball team dropped to 8-10 as visiting St. John Central grabbed a 25-23, 25-17, 25-17 victory on Tuesday.

“These ladies battled with a long-standing sound program all night,” said Toronto head coach Chelsey Fletcher. “Clearly our best showing was in the first set. We came out hot in the second set and then stopped playing in-the-present ball. The girls now know they are capable and have increased their personal expectations.

“When we play in our head it’s for a whole new reason now. That in and of itself is progress. However, as I shared tonight – they must dig in mentally and play the present ball. When you are trying to make an OVAC tournament there is no room for dwelling on the past.”

Katie Spadafora led the way with 13 points and eight kills. Chelsea Anderson added eight points and two kills and Josey Jones eight points, three kills and two digs.

Amber Fuller added 10 points and six assists, Mykia West six kills and two blocks, Emily Anderson seven points and four digs and Miranda Robinson 11 points and two digs.

Toronto visits Weirton Madonna as part of a tri-match with Clay-Battelle on Wednesday.

FUS men’s soccer wins

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team defeated conference foe Pitt-Greensburg, 4-1, Tuesday at home.

A shot from FUS sophomore John Imbimbo was deflected in front of the goal and a waiting Brian Bobak finished it off to tie the game at 1.

“We were a little nervous in the first half,” Barons head coach Ward Rogers said. “We had a chance to settle down at half time and in the second half we had longer possession and started to move the ball a little more crisply.”

Joseph Duran, Imbimbo and Edwin de St. Aubin scored in the second half for FUS.

“We talked about our journey to the AMCC tournament and how it’s going to go through checkpoints, today was the first checkpoint and we responded very well,” Rogers said. “We can’t get over confident in what we’ve been doing. There are still some weaknesses we need to work on we’ll be doing that as we train.”

The Barons visit Medaille College Saturday.

FUS women lose

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Pitt-Greensburg on Tuesday.

“I think we started to get a little comfortable and I think we start to assume that it was just always going to turn out well,” FUS head coach Clare McBane said. “I also think we took this team for granted.”

The Barons visit Medaille College Saturday.

Briefs

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – The Indian Creek Athletic Department will sell tickets to Friday’s home game against Bellaire from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in the ticket booth located in the front of the high school gymnasium. Reserved tickets are $6, adult general admission $5 and students $4.

All tickets at the gate are $6.

Bears selling tickets

NEW MANCHESTER – Tickets for Friday’s Oak Glen vs. Weir football game are available during regular business hours today through Friday at noon in the Oak Glen High School main office, Citizen’s Drug Store in Chester, or the New Cumberland RX Center.

Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the gate are $6. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Dons seeking coach

WEIRTON – Weirton Madonna High School is seeking a varsity baseball coach. Qualified candidates should prepare a cover letter, resume, athletic resume and three references and drop off at the high school or mail to 150 Michael Way, Weirton, WV 26062.

They may also be e-mailed to Athletic Director Jon Kendrick at jkendrick@weirtonmadoona.org or to Principal Steve Grasser at sgrasser@weirtonmadonna.org

Resumes will be accepted until Oct. 14.

Panthers seeking coaches

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball coaches.

Coaches must have: a valid CPR card, completed the Fundamentals of Coaching Class, first aid certification, BCI/FBI background checks, a valid Pupil Activity Permit and NFHS concussion certification.

For information, contact Athletic Director Sam Jones or girls varsity head coach Joel Nau at (740) 859-2196.

Boosters to sponsor bus

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring two buses to Friday’s game at Barberton on a first-come basis. Alcohol and smoking will not be permitted on the buses. Both rules will be strictly enforced.

The cost is $25 and will include the game ticket. Buses will depart from Harding Middle School at 4 p.m. and will return to the same parking lot after the game.

For reservations, contact Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529, Vic Corsi at (740) 264-5526 or Nino Suriano at (740) 264-7548.