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PLAYING THROUGH — Edison’s Kayla Huff (15) attempts a shot against Ridewood in a sectional contest on Wednesday. Also shown is Sydnee Keenan (42). (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Edison’s Huff notches 1,000 points in final game of high school career

RICHMOND — Edison senior Kayla Huff needed two points to hit the 1,000-point mark for her career with the Wildcats in Wednesday night’s Division III sectional matchup with Ridgewood, and it took her just 49 seconds to do it. She drained a short jumper to give her team an early lead and ...

HEAVILY GUARDED — Steubenville's Madison Fields drives to the basket as Beaver Local's Madison Cline (left) and Emily Monte defend in a sectional contest Wednesday. (Photo by Dan Santarelli)

Big Red ends in Beaver

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local senior Kierra Taylor played her final game on the Beavers’ floor on Wednesday night and left with a 50-45 win over Steubenville in a Division II sectional opener. The Beavers are now 12-11 on the season and advance to take on top-seeded New Philadelphia on ...

DRIVING — Brooke’s Aleigha Edgar drives in the paint in a Class 3A sectional contest against John Marshall on Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

John Marshall pressures, eliminates Bruins from tournament competition

WELLSBURG — Trailing from the beginning, the Brooke girls basketball team came back to within two points with 3:20 left in the game, but John Marshall held on down the stretch to win the opener of the Class 3A Region 1, Section 1 tournament 54-49 Wednesday night inside the Brooke Wellness ...

Oak Glen boys unable to catch up with Thompson, John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall honored its seniors before Wednesday’s game against Oak Glen. And like he has done time and time again at the John Marshall Field House, Gunner Thompson gave the home crowd something to remember him by. Thompson scored a season-high 31 points — 20 in the ...

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Secrist tracks down West Liberty University

Brooke’s Ethan Secrist, front, second from right, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his academic and track careers at West Liberty University. Also on hand for the signing were, from left, front, brother Brennan Secrist, father Mark Secrist and mother Mary Secrist; and, back, ...

BRIEFS

OU hosting open gym ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University Eastern men’s basketball will hold an open gym from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for any high school graduate who wants to continue their academic and athletic careers. For information, contact coach Joel Nau at (304) 218-1688. Buckeye ...

U.S. women capture gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the ...

LONG RANGE — Steubenville’s Nicco Bracone attempts a 3-pointer over Edison’s Alec McBane on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Big Red slams Edison

RICHMOND — After a quick start, the Steubenville boys basketball team went flat in Tuesday’s road game at Edison. Coach Mike Haney pushed all the right buttons late, however, and Big Red quickly erased a halftime deficit to pick up an 81-64 win over the Wildcats. After Steubenville ...

CLOSING IN — Indian Creek’s Andy Waggoner attempts a close shot against St. Clairsville’s Justin Heatherington on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Indian Creek drops 7th-straight contest

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek and St. Clairsville boys basketball teams have plenty of memorable battles on the hardwood through the years. This time, the Red Devils led wire to wire against the Redskins en route to a 62-50 victory to spoil Indian Creek’s senior night Tuesday on the ...

UP AND OVER — Weir High’s Cam Pierce attempts a close shot past Wheeling Park’s Devin Norris (13) on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Yoho, Monarchs stuff Red Riders

WEIRTON — John Marshall center Bryce Yoho had his way in the paint Tuesday night and led the Monarchs to a 60-48 victory over Weir High on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. It was the final regular season game for the Red Riders, who finish at 8-14. ...