Local Sports

Brooke’s Camilletti wins in Class AAA on opening day

HUNTINGTON — Nineteen Class AAA Ohio Valley wrestlers advanced after the first night of the 72nd-annual West Virginia State tournament Thursday inside Big Sandy Super Store Arena. Wheeling Park had 11 of 13 individuals prevail while John Marshall saw seven of 10 come out on top. Brooke ...

Panthers ready to pounce as the tournament starts

CONNORVILLE — The postseason has started, but the Buckeye Local basketball teams are waiting for their chance to play. The Buckeye Local girls will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Local in an Ohio Division III Eastern District Sectional game. The Panthers (10-12) are the No. 10 seed in the ...

Huskies use extra time to prep for tournament runs

CADIZ — Time off can be a good thing for a team, but too much time off can be bad. The Harrison Central boys and girls basketball teams hope the extra time between the regular season and the postseason will be good for them. On the girl’s side, Harrison Central is scheduled to open up ...

Sharks pummel Penguins, 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evander Kane couldn’t help himself. Skating near the Pittsburgh Penguins bench late in the third period Thursday, the San Jose Sharks forward took a peek at Pittsburgh’s whiteboard, which may — or may not — have written down the time it planned on pulling goaltender ...

Big Red girls advance to Saturday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Through the first 21 games of the season, Jeff Lombardo hadn’t seen his Steubenville girls basketball team play a complete 32 minutes. Big Red (13-9) picked a great time to put together an all-around game, as the 10th seeds knocked off No. 7 St. Clairsville, 44-30, ...

Philo eliminates Indian Creek again in sectional action, 51-47

By JOE CATULLO Sports editor WINTERSVILLE — After falling to Philo in the Division II sectional final almost to the day a season ago, the Indian Creek girls basketball team felt confident and ready to get its revenge on Wednesday. However, missed free throws and layups, combined with ...

Edison’s season ends in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — To say that the Bellaire Lady Reds’ playoff victory Tuesday evening was dominant may actually be somewhat understated. Bellaire cruised to a 26-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, en route to an 80-24 victory over Edison, setting up a Saturday matchup ...

John Marshall girls hold off Brooke in Class AAA semifinal

MOUNDSVILLE — Some wins can be quite painful. None more than John Marshall’s hard-fought, 46-41, Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 triumph over scrappy Brooke Wednesday night at the Moundsville Field House. While the win propels the Monarchs into Friday’s sectional championship tilt ...

Madonna boys fall at home to one of the best in Class A

WEIRTON — Madonna hung with Clarksburg Notre Dame, the No. 2 team in West Virginia Class A basketball, through the first half but only scored 13 second-half points, as the Irish’s size and quickness dominated in a 71-41 victory Wednesday night inside the Dube Dome. The game wrapped up the ...

Steelers not tagging Bell; will explore trade for Brown

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving ...