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McKay pitches Bears to title game

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WHEELING — Maddie McKay struck out 17 as Oak Glen advanced to the OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 4A softball championship game with a 4-1, come-from-behind semifinal triumph over Martins Ferry Tuesday under the lights on Lisa’s Field at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Youth Sports Complex. McKay, just a ...

Locals compete at Buckeye 8 track meet

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MARTINS FERRY — At the rate St. Clairsville is racking up Buckeye 8 Athletic League championships, it won’t be long until the Red Devils need a new banner inside their gymnasium. The boys and girls track teams did their part, becoming the seventh and eighth St. C. teams to notch a title ...

Red Riders stop Central

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STEUBENVILLE — The Weir High softball team topped Catholic Central on Tuesday, 15-0, in five innings. Madison Angus had a home run, a triple and three RBIs to lead the Red Riders (15-10). Bella Aperfine had two RBIs on two doubles. Sam Kazmarek had three hits and an RBI. Liv Rosnick ...

Big Red wins on the road

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BYESVILLE — The Big Red baseball team defeated Meadowbrook, 13-5, on Tuesday. Scotty Mitchell had four hits and Luke Zorne three hits to lead Steubenville’s offense. Caesen Sutton got the win on the mound, striking out four while going the distance. Steubenville 13, Meadowbrook ...

Harrison Central falls short in OVAC semifinal

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WHEELING — Veteran players always seem to come up huge in big games. Such was the case Tuesday night during an OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 4A softball tournament semifinal. With No. 2 seed St. Clairsville already leading third-seeded Harrison Central 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, third ...

Dyson’s dive gets run on review, D-backs beat Bucs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jarrod Dyson watched the ball hit the dirt and bolted for home, an impressive read by the veteran speedster. He saw the play at plate better than some, too. Dyson slid around catcher Francisco Cervelli and signaled that he was safe, but he was only credited with the ...

CCHS, Bell cruise to Class 2A title game

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SHADYSIDE — The old adage of it’s hard to beat a team three times rang true for Shadyside’s top-seeded Tigers in Monday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal contest with Catholic Central. The fourth-seeded Crusaders rode a gutsy pitching performance from senior Matt Bell, some timely hitting and ...

Red Knights advance in dramatic fashion, 7-5

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WHEELING — A comeback, suspense and a thrilling finish — Monday’s OVAC 2A semifinal delivered all three. After Wheeling Central (12-6) rallied from a four-run deficit to take the lead, Toronto tied the game in the seventh and won it in the ninth, 7-5, at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...

Toronto’s bats go cold in defeat

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WHEELING — Brooklynn Ruble likes pitching in the OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 2A softball tournament. The fireballing senior struck out 16, including the final seven batters she faced Monday night, as second-seeded Bridgeport defeated third-seeded Toronto, 6-3, in a semifinal contest under the ...