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Red Devils scorch Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — For the second straight week, St. Clairsville needed a little more than a quarter to fully get its bearings. And, just like last week, once the Red Devils seized momentum, there was nothing the opposing team could do. St. Clairsville scored on six consecutive offensive ...

Watts’ hat trick sends Oak Glen to finals

NEW MANCHESTER — Indian Creek’s plan of attack during Thursday’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal against Oak Glen was to mark Reece Enochs. After all, she is the Golden Bears’ all-time leading scorer and tallied five more against the Redskins a few weeks ago. The problem for Indian Creek, ...

Beaver Local shuts down Indian Creek boys

CALCUTTA — In a scoreless game with 25 minutes remaining, Beaver Local boys soccer coach Joseph Zirillo asked his captains to step up and make a play. They did exactly that to give the Beavers a 2-0 win in the OVAC Class 4A semifinal game on Thursday night at Beaver Local. Captain Alex ...

Sports briefs

VOLLEYBALL John Marshall 3, Brooke 2 WELLSBURG — John Marshall outlasted Brooke in five sets, 20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 22-20, on Thursday. Preslie Ridgely led the Bruins (7-5) with 17 kills, 17 digs and four aces. Ava Bolen contributed seven kills and 15 blocks. Ella Haught had 23 assists, ...

Kuhl sharp as Pirates top ice-cold Cubs, 7-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo ...

Big Red in search of an opponent

STEUBENVILLE — Back in early August as he prepared his Big Red for this season unlike any other one, coach Reno Saccoccia stated, “We’re planning on a season, and we’re ready to adjust to whatever they throw at us.” “Just like a batter in the box, we’ll sit on the fastball and ...

Blue Dons, Crusaders renew rivalry

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central and Madonna will be looking to end losing streaks when they renew their cross-river rivalry Saturday inside Harding Stadium. The Crusaders have dropped four straight to Harrison Central, River, Conotton Valley and Edison, teams with a combined record of 12-3. ...

Weir High to face new opponent in Marietta

WEIRTON — In the midst of a three-game losing streak to open the 2020 season, the Weir High Red Riders will journey down the Ohio River to play Marietta in search of that elusive first win for first-year head coach Frank Sisinni. The opening kick Friday is set for 7 p.m. in Don Drumm ...

Connor, McLean no strangers to coaching against each other

WINTERSVILLE — For nearly two decades, Andrew Connor and Brett McLean have been leading Indian Creek and St. Clairsville against one another. They’ll do it again tonight at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. The kick is set for 7 p.m. “We’ve coached against each other for 17 or 18 ...

Beaver Local, Edison face off in battle of 3-1 squads

RICHMOND — On Friday night when Edison hosts Beaver Local, it will be a battle of two teams both having impressive seasons thus far. The Wildcats’ turnaround season continued with their biggest margin of victory of the season so far against Catholic Central last week, while the Beavers ...