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Madonna gave everything it had in sectional title game with Central

WHEELING — Wheeling Central coach Bo McConnaughy has been around the game of baseball long enough to know what opposing teams are capable of during the postseason. The veteran coach knew Madonna could get within striking distance, and it turned out he was right. The Maroon Knights held ...

Oak Glen doubles teams fall during regional action

CHARLESTON — Two days before the regional tennis tournament, Magnolia’s No. 2 doubles team of Logan Riggs and Raegan Hale made an adjustment in its game. What they found has led them to a regional title and as of Friday night, an appearance in the Class A-AA No. 2 Doubles State ...

Starkey slides safely to Ohio Valley University

Indian Creek's Brayden Starkey (front, center) signed his letter of intent on Thursday to continue his academic and baseball careers at Ohio Valley University. Starkey is a two-year letter winner with the Redksins baseball team. Pictured with him are (front, from left) mother Andrea, father ...

Harvey strikes gold with West Virginia Wesleyan

Brooke’s Matt Harvey (front, center) recently signed his leter of intent to continue his academic and track careers at West Virginia Wesleyan. He will major in accounting. Pictured with him are (front, from left) mother Julie, father Dave; (back) distance coach Amy McMahon and principal ...

LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

INDEPENDENCE — There haven’t been any championship banners hoisted into Boston’s hallowed rafters since 2008. LeBron James won’t let go of the rope. Cleveland’s star has bounced the Celtics from the playoffs four times in the past seven years, and James carries a six-game ...

BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Signups set for basketball league WEIRTON — Signups for the Follansbee Youth Basketball League ...

Toronto cruises to sectional title over Monroe Central

TORONTO — Toronto sophomore softball standout Jamie Anderson continues to get the job done in the circle and at the plate for the Red Knights. Anderson struck out 10 batters and limited No. 7 seed Monroe Central to just one hit inside the circle, and she doubled and belted a three-run home ...

Heatherington notches 600th victory in Big Red’s split with the Wildcats

STEUBENVILLE — In a regular-season battle of recently crowned sectional champions, Steubenville and Edison fought to split a pair of make-up games Thursday evening at Vaccaro Field with the main objective of both teams being to stay sharp for their respective tournaments. Big Red’s 9-3 ...

St. Clairsville eliminates Steubenville with walk-off

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tournament time is all about surviving and advancing on. St. Clairsville did just that Thursday night in a tension-packed Division II sectional softball final against visiting Steubenville. The second-seeded Red Devils (19-3) and No. 9 Big Red (11-10) went toe-to-toe for ...

Madonna stays alive in Class A tourney

WHEELING — Playing in the loser’s bracket Thursday afternoon, all Madonna and head coach Tim Provanzano wanted was one more shot at powerful Wheeling Central. Following a 14-hit attack against Cameron, that is exactly what the Blue Dons will get, with two victories still standing between ...