BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Briefs

Brooke tops Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER – Anthony Barnhart scored 17 points to lead the Brooke boys basketball team over Oak Glen on Thursday by a score of 58-37.

Thomas Cole added 12 points for the Bruins (11-11) as Nathan Green poured in nine and Russell Schwertfeger had eight.

For Oak Glen (3-19), Bub Haddoz led with 11 points and Bryan Congo added eight.

Brooke takes on Parkersburg South in Parkersburg on Wednesday, while the Golden Bears host Weir in a sectional opener on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Brooke 58, Oak Glen 37

Brooke10 21 23 4 58

Oak Glen 8 6 9 14 37

Brooke (11-11): DeStefano 1 0-0 2, Cole 5 2-2 12, Green 4 1-1 9, Dameron 2 0-0 4, Schwertfeger 4 0-0 8, Staffileno 2 0-0 4, Sole 1 0-0 2, Barnhart 8 1-1 17. TOTALS: 27 4-4 58.

Oak Glen (3-19): Feicht 1 0-0 3, Woodruff 2 0-0 5, Ford 1 0-0 3, Haddox 4 2-5 11, Perez 1 1-2 3, Congo 3 0-0 8, McGraw 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 14 3-7 37. 3-pointers: Congo 2, Feicht, Ford, Woodruff, Haddox.

Big Red boosters

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Briefs

Big Red moms to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red football/cheerleader parents will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Harding Middle School commons area. All future freshman parents are invited to attend.

Seacats to hold event

STRATTON – The Stratton Seacats swim team will hold its annual Swim-a-Thon Mini Relay for Life from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at the Stratton Indoor Pool.

The Seacats are challenging all local teams and the public to come and participate to recognize the sport of swimming, bring awareness for the cause and raise money. All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

New this year is a Survivor Lap. Anyone who has survived his or her battle with cancer or is fighting and would like to participate is welcome to do so. If interested, send your name and times available to swim. If a person is unable to swim and would like to walk in the water, or if he or she is not able to be in the water at all, a proxy can take their place, or the survivor/fighter can walk the perimeter of the pool.

For information, contact Jennifer Sperry at (740) 317-9837 or visit Stratton Seacats Swim Team on Facebook.

Soccer referees needed

STEUBENVILLE – A clinic leading to USSF certification as a Grade 8 soccer referee will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8 at Eastern Gateway Community College. No experience is needed, just a willingness to help out. The cost of the online registration is $75 with an additional $25 clinic fee due the day of the clinic.

The online registration must be completed prior to the clinic by going to “http://www.ohnrefs.org”>www.ohnrefs.org and clicking on “Becoming a Referee” from the left side menu. After reading the instructions, register for the clinic at www.ohnreferees.gameofficials.net. Complete viewing the online training videos prior to the clinic. For information, contact Hallie Barcalow at (740) 424-6010 or hallielang@hotmail.com, or Bill Ferroni at (740) 317-1054) or at wferroni@comcast.net.

Briefs

Weir falls to JM

MOUNDSVILLE – Josh Smith scored 21 points and Tanner Filben added 19 as John Marshall defeated Weir, 62-38.

In their final regular season game, Chris Wood led the Red Riders with 12 points. Chris Enrietti added 11 points and Mitch Viakely chipped in with 10.

Weir was outscored 19-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Red Riders return to action on Friday at Oak Glen to open sectional play.

John Marshall 62, Weir 38

Weir 7 13 11 7 38

JM 13 16 14 19 62

Weir: Wood 4 3-4 12, Enrietti 4 3-6 11, Viakely 4 2-2 10, Kirk 1 0-0 3, Murphy 1 0-2 2, Spencer 0 0-0 0, Gaudio 0 0-0 0, Luevano 0 0-2 0, Gilbert 0 0-0 0, Keyes 0 0-0 0, Mikula 0 0-0 0, Thompson 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 8-16 38. 3-pointers: Kirk, Wood.

JM: Smith 9 3-7 21, Filben 5 6-6 19, Mason 4 0-0 9, Sadowski 3 0-2 6, Warden 2 0-0 4,, Brown 1 0-0 2, Henry 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Woodfield 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 25 8-15 62. 3-pointers: Philben 3, Mason.

Hilltoppers Jump to No. 4 in

Coaches’ Top 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The West Liberty University men’s basketball team jumped up two spots to No. 4 on Tuesday when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its weekly NCAA Division II Top 25 poll.

Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Mountain East Conference champions posted a pair of double-digit wins last week to take advantage of what proved to be a rough seven days for other members of last week’s Top 25.

Three of the top 8 teams in last week’s national poll – No. 2 Drury (Mo.), No. 4 Indianapolis and No. 8 Florida Southern – all tasted defeat last week, which forced a reshuffling at the top of this week’s honor roll.

Metro State, Colo. (23-1) collected 15 of the 16 first-place votes to hang onto the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. Tarleton State, Texas (23-1) grabbed the other first-place vote and moved up a spot to No. 2 with Atlantic Region rival East Stroudsburg, Pa. (24-1) holding off the Hilltoppers (23-2) for No. 3. Drury (23-2), checked in at No. 5, followed by Southern Connecticut State (23-2), California Baptist (23-1), South Carolina-Aiken (24-3), Indianapolis (22-3) and Colorado School of Mines (22-3).

Briefs

Blue Dons down Wildcats

PADEN CITY – Three players scored in double figures as the Madonna boys basketball team defeated host Paden City, 62-44, on Monday.

The Blue Dons visit Magnolia on Wednesday then host Cameron at 7 p.m. Saturday at sectional play begins.

Ross Comis paced the Dons with 15 points, while Nick Mazur and Josh Martin evenly split 24 points.

Madonna 62, Paden City 44

Madonna 14 19 15 14 – 62

Paden City 12 11 12 9 – 44

MADONNA: Biondillo 1 0-0 2; Comis 7 0-1 15; Guio 2 0-0 4; J. Ewusiak 2 2-3 7; T. Ewusiak 0 0-0 0; Retton 1 0-0 2; Bowser 1 2-2 4; Mazur 4 3-4 12; Jeter 2 0-0 4; Martin 6 0-0 12. Totals: 26 7-10 62. 3-pointers: Comis, J. Ewusiak, Mazur.

PADEN CITY: Hizer 1 0-2 2; Zach Heasly 5 0-0 14; Kennedy Cain 7 0-1 17; Luke Cooper 4 2-5 11; Allen 0 0-0 0; Price 0 0-0 0; A. Heasley 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 2-8 44. 3-pointers: Z. Heasley 4, Cain 3, Copper.

Mohigans defeat Brooke

MORGANTOWN – The Morgantown boys basketball team outscored visiting Brooke 48-32 in the second half for a 79-60 victory on Monday. Brooke (10-11) visits Oak Glen on Thursday to close the regular season.

Russell Schwertfeger led the Bruins with a game-high 26 points. Anthony Barnhart added 15 and Thomas Cole nine.

Brooke will visit Parkersburg South on March 4 in Class AAA sectional action.

Morgantown 79, Brooke 60

Brooke 9 19 16 16 – 60

Morgantown 12 19 27 21 – 79

BROOKE (10-11): DeStefano 2 0-0 5, Loughrie 1 0-0 3, Cole 4 1-5 9, Green 0 0-0 0, Schwertfeger 9 6-8 26, Sole 1 0-0 2, Barnhart 7 0-0 15. TOTALS: 24 7-13 60. 3-pointers:?Schwertfeger 2, DeStefano, Barnhart, Loughrie.

MORGANTOWN (11-9): Morgano 1 0-0 3, Solomon 5 2-3 13, Castellanos 0 2-2 2, Shipley 1 2-2 5, Davis 1 0-0 2, Melko 3 1-2 8, Selby 4 6-11 14, Core 6 6-6 20, McNally 2 0-0 4, Carden 4 0-0 8. TOTALS: 27 19 26 79. 3-pointers:?Morgano, Solomon, Shipley, Melko, Core 2.

Big Red selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for Big Red’s boys basketball sectional game at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ohio University-Eastern are on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Wednesday at the high school ticket office.

Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the gate.

Steubenville to hold sign-ups

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold registration for those ages 7-15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Steubenville High School commons area.

Cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional children.

For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Toronto to hold sign-ups

TORONTO – The Toronto Girls Softball League will hold registration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.

Cost is $50 for the first child, $30 for the second child and $20 for each additional child.

For information, contact Kathi Meadows at (740) 632-2092.

Briefs

Red Riders lose on road

FAIRMONT – East Fairmont raced to a 33-14 lead over visiting Weir High on Saturday and cruised to a 75-40 boys basketball win.

Chris Wood led the Red Riders with 16 points. Ryan Kirk added 11 and Cory Enrietti eight. Weir visits John Marshall on Tuesday.

East Fairmont 75, Weir 40

Weir 9 5 19 7 – 40

East Fairmont 12 21 19 21 – 75

WEIR: Wood 5 4-4 16, Kirk 4 0-0 11, Enrietti 4 0-1 8, Murphy 0 0-2 0, Spencer 1 0-0 3, Thompson 1 0-0 2, Luevano 0 0-0 0, Gaudio 0 0-0 0, Viakley 0 0-0 0, Knight 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15 4-7 40. 3-pointers: Kirk 3, Wood 2, Spencer.

EAST FAIRMONT: V. Vincent 5 3-3 17, Johnson 6 5-6 17, Greely 3 5-6 11, Delaney 2 2-2 6, Toothman 1 2-3 4, Mills 2 0-0 4, Bower 1 3-4 5, Abergg 1 0-0 2, Hayhurst 2 2-6 6. TOTALS: 24 23-29 75. 3-pointers: Vincent 4.

Central selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets are being sold at Catholic Central High School for Friday’s sectional boys basketball game with Rosecrans at Union Local High School. Tickets ($5) can be purchased at the high school Tuesday through Friday during school hours or from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday or 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the gym. Tickets are $7 at the gate.

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Dons egde ‘Jackets

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Senior Ross Comis buried a jumper with 2.4 seconds left in the game as the Madonna boys basketball team edged Williamstown, 56-54, Thursday at Magnolia High School.

The Dons (12-6) are back at it tonight as Bishop Donahue travels to the Dube Dome. Williamstown is 11-6.

Josh Martin led Madonna with 17 points, while Tavon Jeter added eight.

Madonna 56, Williamstown 54

(at Magnolia)

Madonna 15 21 8 12 – 56

Williamstown 19 12 13 10 – 54

MADONNA (12-6): Biondillo 1 0-0 3; Comis 4 2-3 11; Guio 1 0-0 2; J. Ewusiak 2 0-0 5; T. Ewusiak 2 0-0 4; Retton 0 0-0 0; Bowser 1 1-2 3; Mazur 1 0-0 3; Jeter 3 1-2 8; Stakias 0 0-0 0; Martin 8 1-2 17. Totals: 23 5-9 56. 3-pointers: Biondillo, Comis, J. Ewusiak, Mazur, Jeter.

WILLIAMSTOWN: Wicks 5 4-6 14; Travis 7 5-8 19; Neely 4 6-8 16; Watson 1 0-0 2; Palmer 1 0-0 3; Follew 0 0-2 0. Totals: 18 15-24 54.

3-pointers: Neely 2, Palmer.

Bears beaten at buzzer

GLEN DALE – John Marshall freshman Logan Grimm nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer Thursday as John Marshall won its fourth game in 19 starts with a 55-53 victory over Oak Glen.

Josh Smith led the winners wtih 23 points.

Oak Glen’s Bub Haddox scored a game-high 25 points. Brennan Smith added 10. Haddox made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining for a 53-52 lead.

John Marshall hosts Weir High on Tuesday.

John Marshall 55, Oak Glen 53

Oak Glen 11 16 12 14 – 53

John Marshall 8 20 11 16 – 55

OAK GLEN: Click 0 0-2 0; Ford 0 2-2 2; Haddox 9 5-5 25; Smith 2 5-8 10; McGraw 3 2-6 8; Woodruff 0 0-1 0; Congo 2 0-2 4; Seicht 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 14-26 53. 3-pointers: Haddox 2, Smith.

JOHN MARSHALL: Grimm 2 0-0 6; Frazier 0 0-0 0; Brown 2 0-0 5; Mason 0 0-0 0; Filben 2 3-5 8; Whorton 2 2-2 7; Henry 0 0-0 0; Sadoski 3 0-1 6; Smith 8 7-12 23. Totals: 19 12-20 55. 3-pointers: Grimm 2, Brown, Filben, Whorton.

Softball league seeks players

STEUBENVILLE – The Tri-County Church men’s softball league is in need of players for the upscoming season. For the first time, the league will be using wooden bats.

Games will be held at Bellevue Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings. To register, call (740) 461-0911 or (740) 282-2059. Deadline to sign up is the first weekend in April.

Steubenville holding sign-ups

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville Little League registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Satureday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 at the high school commons area. Registration is for T-ball, coach pitch, minor and major League. Ages are 4-12 (age as of April 30).

Cost is $40 to register.

JKYSC holding registration

WINTERSVILLE – Registration is under way for the Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club spring season. Register on-line at www.jkysc.com until February 23. Registration fee is $50.

Big Red parents meeting canceled

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red football/cheerleader parents meeting scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. A new date has not been announced.

Follansbee to hold sign-ups

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Girls Fastpitch Softball League will hold registration from noon to 3 p.m. March 1 at the Garibaldi Club for ages 7-18. The cost is $55 for one child, $40 for the second child and $35 for the third child. First year players should bring birth certificate when registering.

For information, contact Joe Birmingham at (304) 670-8452.

Briefs

Barons tripped by Mounties

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University men’s basketball team quickly fell behind in the first half against Mount Aloysius College on Wednesday and couldn’t make up the difference in the second half, losing 92-71.

“Our defense just wasn’t quite strong enough this evening,” head coach John Lamanna said. “Offensively we shot the ball OK but we didn’t shoot it well enough to handle their onslaught offensively.”

Moses Sullivan led the Barons with 22 points, while Derrick David got into a groove both scoring and assisting his teammates on some key plays and finished the game with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.

“Derrick did a good job tonight,” Lamanna said. “He came out and played hard and got the ball moving offensively.”

With only two more games left in the season, both of which are at home, the Barons go up against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford at 1 p.m. Saturday.

FUS women fall

STEUBENVILLE – The Lady Barons fell short against third place conference opponent Mount Aloysius College, 59-49, on Wednesday. Senior captain Helen Raines scored 14 points, including three 3-pointers.

Franciscan led the Mounties until late in the second half when it fell in to foul trouble.

“I felt the girls played hard, we got a lot of good looks on offense,” head coach Suzy Delaney said. “In the first half we scored some threes and got to the line which kept us in the game.”

Helen Raines added 14 points for Franciscan, which closes the season at home on at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Lady Knights seeking basketball alumni

TORONTO – The Toronto Lady Red Knights basketball team is inviting all former basketball players for an alumni game at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28.

If interested in participating, contact the high school at (740) 537-2442 and leave your name, phone number and year of graduation.

Also the fifth- and sixth-grade girls from Toronto city schools will play an exhibition game at halftime.

Crusaders selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for the Catholic Central boys basketball sectional game at 7 p.m. Friday against Strasburg at Union Local will be sold from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the gym or during school hours by Steve Daley.

Pleasant Hill to hold

registration, bake sale

PLEASANT HILL – The Pleasant Hill Baseball and Softball League will hold registration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and a spaghetti dinner and bake sale at Pleasant Hill Fire Hall.

Cost is $40 for the first player and $115 maximum per family. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30).

Registration fees are to be paid at time of registration.

A copy of the player’s birth certificate is required.

For information, contact Ryan Taylor at (740) 381-1864.

Brilliant to hold sign-ups

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Little League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Township Office. Cost is $44 for one child, $65 for two children and $5 for each additional child.

It is open to players ages 4-18 (must be 4 by May 31) for T-Ball, softball and baseball.

For information, contact Denny Taylor at (740) 275-1465 or Tina Herrlein at (740) 598-3995.

Big Red parents to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Big Red football/cheerleader parents will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harding Middle School side doors. Nominations will be accepted for 2014 season. All future freshman parents are welcome.

Briefs

Wildcats edge Creek

WINTERSVILLE – The Edison wrestling team won six of seven matches in a 37-31 victory over host Indian Creek on Wednesday. The teams now prepare for sectional wrestling Friday and Saturday.

The Wildcats only lost at 160 pounds from 138 to 195.

Earning falls for Edison were were Josh Kleiner (106), Laine Cade (152), Mike Millhorn (170) and Blaine Cline (182).

For Indian Creek, Dustin McAfee (120) won by fall and Seth Williams (160) by major decision.

Edison 37, Indian Creek 31

106- Josh Kleiner (ED) pin Austin Vanderborne 1:10; 113- Daniel Hague (IC) dec Mark Johns 5-2; 120- Dustin McAfee (IC) pin Brandon Logan 5:59; 126- Tyler Gaydosh (IC) dec Lane Weaver 5-3; 132- Miles Mazik (IC) dec Will Scholl 8-2; 138- Dustin Dayton (ED) maj dec Bryce Throckmorton 13-4; 145- Nick Fisher (ED) dec Tyer McAfee 11-6; 152- Laine Cade (ED) pin Nathan Thomas 1:28; 160- Seth Williams (IC) maj dec Donnie Roberts 9-1; 170- Mike Millhorn (ED) pin Tony McLaughlin 1:13; 182- Blaine Cline (ED) pin Sam Robinson 1:57; 195- Jevin Leggett (ED) winner by forfiet; 220- Donnie Merrit (IC) winner by forfiet; 285- Brandon Neville (IC) winner by forfiet

Crusaders selling tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for Catholic Central’s OVAC boys basketball championship game with Fort Frye at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ohio University-Eastern will be on sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the high school gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Steubenville to hold sign-ups

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold registration for those ages 7-15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 22 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Steubenville High School commons area.

Cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional children.

For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Toronto to hold sign-ups

TORONTO – The Toronto Girls Softball League will hold registration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26 and from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 and March 1 at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.

Cost is $50 for the first child, $30 for the second child and $20 for each additional child.

For information, contact Kathi Meadows at (740) 632-2092.

Spartans split two

The St. Joseph JV boys basketball team defeated St. Paul in Wheeling Parochial League action, 27-25, at the Dube Dome, behind Evan Boniti’s 19 points. Angelo Quattrochi added four points for the Spartans. Connor Lennox had eight and Chris Noble seven points to lead St. Paul.

Against Bishop John King Mussio Gold, Boniti scored 15 points and Quattrochi added four for the Spartans in a 32-22 loss.

BJKM Gold was paced by Anthony Simmons with 18 points and Zac Berger who added six points.

Softball clinic to be held at Central

STEUBENVILLE – A softball coaches clinic will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the gym at Catholic Central High School. It will be run by Crusaders head coach Jim DiCarlo and Rick Sherman of the Road Runners. It is open to any softball coach, including recreational and high school.

For information, call (740) 632-1516.

Brilliant to hold sign-ups

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Little League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next two Saturdays at the Wells Township Office. Cost is $44 for one child, $65 for two children and $5 for each additional child. It is open to players ages 4-18 (must be 4 by May 31) for T-Ball, softball and baseball.

For information, contact Denny Taylor at (740) 275-1465 or Tina Herrlein at (740) 598-3995.

WBA taking players

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association is holding registration is being taken online at www.wintersvillebaseball.com. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30.)

Player evaluations will be held March 8 at the fields behind Wintersville Elementary on Bantam Ridge.

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Panthers looking for a coach

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local High School is seeking a varsity volleyball coach. Send a letter of application to: Sam Jones, Athletic Director, Buckeye Local High School, 10692 state Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

Central boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Catholic Central Athletic Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the high school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Creek selling tickets

WINTERSVILLE – Tickets for the Indian Creek boys and girls sectional basketball games will be on sale at the high school from noon to 2:30 p.m. this week. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.

The girls play at Union Local High School at 8 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of Thursday’s game between Cambridge and John Glenn. The boys will play at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 against Carrollton at Zanesville.

Richmond to hold sign-ups

RICHMOND – Registration for the Richmond Baseball/Softball League will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Lighthouse Church. The cost is $45 for the first child, $80 to sign up two and $100 for three children.

New players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate – returning players need not bring a copy. Online registration will not be accepted.

A Pony league representative will also be present. For information, call (740) 765-4437.

Registration open at Millsop

WEIRTON – Registration is open at the Millsop Community Center for indoor flag football and middle school basketball through Sunday and dodgeball through Feb. 25.

Flag football is open to ages pre-school through eighth grade in three divisions (PK-1, 2-4, 5-8).

Basketball practice will be held on Fridays with games on Saturday march through mid-April. It is open to grades 5-8. There will be no more than nine players on each team.

Cost is $45 per child for both leagues.

Youngsters whose parent or guardian coaches a team will be admitted for just $25 each or $20 for multiple players from the same family.

Dodgeball is open for pre-school through eighth graders for individual and eight-player teams in two divisions – Junior (PK-4) and Middle (5-8). Cost is $30 per player or $150 per team.

Parents or guardians who coach a youth dodgeball league team will receive a discount league entry for their children.

For information or to register, visit the center, call (304) 797-8520 or visit the website at mcc-weir.tripod.com.

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Basketball tickets

STEUBENVILLE – Tickets for Wednesday’s Steubenville High School girls basketball sectional game against Beaver Local at 8 p.m. at Tri-Valley High School will be on sale at the ticket office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Wednesday.

They also will be available at the boys OVAC semifinal game at 6 p.m. today. Presale tickets are $5, while the price at the gate is $7.

Tickets for the boys basketball sectional game vs. Warsaw Riverview set for 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Ohio University Eastern also will be on sale at the ticket office and during tonight’s game. Tickets for the sectional are also $5 for presale and $7 at the gate.

AAU and travel ball

LISBON – The Ohio Lakers have open gyms on Feb. 23 at Lisbon High School. The open gyms are available to all players.

Girls from fourth through eighth grade are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Boys in fourth, fifth and sixth grades are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3:30.

Seventh- and eighth-grade boys are scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

High school boys and girls will start March 2.

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Kush to hold classes

WEIRTON – Pat Kush, a 1992 Weir High graduate, will hold girls softball classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Thursday at the old Dunbar School. Cost is $15 for the 90-minute session. It is open for girls starting in the fifth grade.

Register for the class by calling (304) 670-8992, sending an e-mail to patkushcoaching@yahoo.com or like and send a private message on their Facebook page Pat Kush Sports Coaching.

Beginners will not be accepted for coaching. Beginner classes may be offered at a later date.

WBA to hold meeting

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Zalenski’s. Any parent with a child in the organization is encouraged to attend and get involved.

Registration is being taken online at www.wintersvillebaseball.com. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30).

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WBA to hold meeting

WINTERSVILLE – The Wintersville Baseball Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Zalenski’s. Any parent with a child in the organization is encouraged to attend and get involved.

Registration is being taken online at www.wintersvillebaseball.com. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30.)

Player evaluations will be held March 8 at the fields behind Wintersville Elementary on Bantam Ridge.

Pleasant Hill to hold sign-ups

PLEASANT HILL – The Pleasant Hill Baseball and Softball League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Cost is $40 for the first player and $115 maximum per family. It is open for boys and girls ages 4-18 (must be 4 by April 30).

Registration fees are to be paid at time of registration. A copy of the player’s birth certificate is required.

For information, call (740) 381-1864.

Brilliant to hold sign-ups

BRILLIANT – The Brilliant Little League will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next three Saturdays at the Wells Township Office. Cost is $44 for one child, $65 for two children and $5 for each additional child. It is open to players ages 4-18 (must be 4 by May 31) for T-Ball, softball and baseball.

For information, contact Denny Taylor at (740) 275-1465 or Tina Herrlein at (740) 598-3995.

Team seeking players

The U12 Ohio Valley Venom is seeking players for the spring season. For information, visit www.ohiovalleyvenom.com or call Bill Waugh at (304) 374-1707.