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Union Local soars over Creek for Buckeye 8 title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Indian Creek head coach Steve Eft had just watched his team put forth a second quarter in which it outscored Union Local. He knew, however, that the Jets were primed to make a run in the early moments of the third quarter. They did, and the Redskins had no ...

Red Knights pin Wildcats

RICHMOND — For‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌time‌ ‌this‌ ‌season,‌ ‌Edison‌ ‌and‌ ‌Toronto‌ ‌met‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌wrestling‌ ‌mat‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌Red‌ ‌Knights‌ earning‌ ‌a‌ ‌42-24‌ ‌victory‌ ‌over‌ ‌their‌ ‌old‌ ...

Dover swims to Ohio Valley titles

STEUBENVILLE — The prep swimming season hasn't been truncated by the coronavirus pandemic because it started on time and is progressing as scheduled. However, area teams have fought plenty of COVID-related challenges this winter. A sense of normalcy occurred Saturday at the Steubenville ...

Central girls snap long losing skid

SALINEVILLE — Eight players dented the scoring column Saturday, as Catholic Central snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 50-22 road victory at Southern Local. Katie Zatta paced the Crusaders (2-7) with 18 points. Ellen Rhode tallied eight to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocks. ...

Big Red crashes Catholic Central’s party

STEUBENVILLE — Facing its biggest rival and after losing to that same team by 31 points in the season opener, Catholic Central showed a different side to itself on Friday and nearly pulled away with a huge upset. However, when a squad like Big Red crashes the boards hard and shows its ...

Saying goodbye to an outstanding man

Whenever I needed/wanted to call Ralph Cox, 99 percent of the times it went like this: “Hey Ralph, how are you doing?” “I’m outstanding,” he would say. One time he said he was fine, and I thought something was seriously wrong. That’s just who he was. He always made you feel ...

Mitchell’s heroics lift his Huskies to victory

CADIZ — Big-time players make big-time plays. With his team trailing by a point with a little over a minute remaining to play Friday night, Kobe Mitchell went high into the air to steal a Union Local inbounds on the Jets’ end of the floor. The Akron-bound, 2,000-point senior dribbled the ...

Fresh off another quarantine, Beaver downs Edison

CALCUTTA — For the Beaver Local boys basketball team, only playing seven games through Jan. 22 is not an ideal circumstance. However, it was hard to tell on Friday night, as the Beavers ran past Edison, 70-37, to move to 4-3 on the season. Beaver Local is just coming off of a 17-day ...

Martins Ferry hangs on to defeat Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE — There was a point in the season where Martins Ferry would have let Friday night’s game slip through its fingers. However, it’s clear to see the Purple Riders are starting to corner. Martins Ferry was able to overcome rough foul shooting and nine Buckeye Local 3-point ...

Penguins rally past Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is impressed with his team’s resiliency. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach would just prefer it if his players didn’t rely on it so much. Kris Letang scored in the final round of a shootout, and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night for ...