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LOOKING AROUND — Brooke’s Kylie Byers is trapped in the corner by Weir High’s Sophia Mikula on Thursday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Brooke wins thriller over rival Weir High

WEIRTON — The Brooke and Weir High girls basketball teams met Thursday night in the final regular season game for both teams and the two rivals locked up in what turned out to be a down-to-the-wire thriller, with the Bruins escaping the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse with a narrow 52-50 win. The ...

Local bowlers compete at sectional tournament

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A veteran duo will represent the area at next week’s district bowling tournament after posting fine efforts in sectional action Thursday. St. Clairsville’s Annelise Dumas and Bridgeport’s Kaity Tennant qualified as individuals for the Division II girls’ event in ...

Bellaire boys sneak by Oak Glen

BELLAIRE — Chase Yoho has probably lost track of all of the baskets he’s made inside the ‘House of Champions’ at Bellaire High School. He won’t forget his last one anytime soon, though. Yoho, who is well over the 2,000-point mark in his career, ended his home court career in style ...

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Toronto wrestlers capture EOAC title

The Toronto wrestling team won the Eastern Ohio Athletic Championship on Thursday at Southern Local. TEAM RESULTS: Toronto 198, Southern 135, Columbiana 114, Wellsville 90, East Paelstine 24. Toronto 48 Columbiana 30 106 Virden Col Fall Savage Toronto 113 Whitman forfeit Toronto 120 ...

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Moore joins Walsh University’s huddle

Steubenville’s Quentin Moore, flanked by mother, Regina Elliott, and uncle, Chris Elliott, signed his letter of intent on Thursday to continue his academic and football careers at Walsh University. Also on hand were, back, from left, football coach Reno Saccoccia, Athletic Director Lynn ...

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Ely tackles West Liberty University

Steubenville’s Tyler Ely (center) signed a letter of intent Thursday to continue his academic, football and wrestling careers at West Liberty University. On hand were, from left, front, grandfather Ted Freeman, grandmother Phyllis Freeman, mother Nicole Evans, father Trey Hargrove; back, ...

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DiMarzio hits a home run with West Liberty University

Steubenville’s Kameron DiMarzio, flanked by parents Heather and Gus DiMarzio, signed a letter of intent on Thursday to continue her academic and softball careers at West Liberty University. Also on hand were, from left, back, Principal Ted Gorman, coach April Minniefield, Athletic Director ...

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Ragusa scores with Alderson Broaddus University

Steubenville’s Seana Ragusa, flanked by grandmother Mary Ragusa and father Sean Ragusa, signed her letter of intent on Thursday to continue her academic and soccer careers at Alderson Broaddus University. Also on hand were, from left, back, Principal Ted Gorman, Athletic Director Lynn Meyer, ...

HEADING TO FINALS — Weir High’s Wil Visnic competes in the 200 freestyle during Thursday’s West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission state swim meet in Morgantown. Visnic is seeded first in the event headed into today’s championship finals.
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Area swimmers will compete for W.Va. titles

MORGANTOWN — Several area swimmers are in position to win state titles when the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission state swim meet continues today at West Virginia University’s Natatorium. Weir High School will see senior Kaitlyn Stumpf swim two individual events today: ...

Jake McCoy keeps possession away from Madonna’s Lucky Pulice (24) and Tony Sellitti.  (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Weir snaps Madonna’s dominance in city championship, wins 68-57

WEIRTON — After Wednesday’s game between Weir High and Madonna at the Dube Dome, the Red Riders did something they were not able to do the past seven years — hoist the city championship trophy. They did it by downing the Blue Dons, 68-57. Senior Keyshawn Faulks, who was 11 years old the ...