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Indian Creek’s Paterra a part of history

HILLIARD — An Indian Creek senior was one of 234 girls that took part in making history this weekend in the inaugural Ohio Girls State Wrestling Championships. Ellie Paterra, a senior member of the Redskins wrestling team that entered the event —held at Hilliard Davidson High School — ...

Central grad Mannie ends 45-year coaching career

He lived a Spartan lifestyle for a quarter of a century, and loved every minute of it. Ken Mannie was Michigan State’s head strength and conditioning coach for the past 25 years. The 1970 Catholic Central grad announced his retirement earlier this month, dropping the curtain on a 45-year ...

OVAC names coaches for All-Star football game

WHEELING — The planning for the 75th-annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Classic is well under way. While the rosters will be finalized — and announced — soon, game director Dirk Fitch has received commitments from the coaching staffs for the game, which will be played on July 25 ...

Caps top Pens to take first place

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deficit and the prospect of their losing streak dragging on, Capitals players returned to the locker room at the second intermission with some things to say. “We were just saying we’ve got to show some character,” veteran Carl Hagelin said. “Things ...

Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann sat across from Luther Muhammad at a recent lunch and told him there would soon be a day when the sophomore guard would need to “be the difference.” That day turned out to be Sunday. Muhammad scored 22 points and No. 25 Ohio State beat ...

Indian Creek’s dream season ends early

WINTERSVILLE — As coach Steve Eft correctly noted, River View made one more play than his talented Indian Creek girls basketball team in Saturday’s Division II sectional championship contest. The play was delivered by junior guard Kelsey Hartsock, who swished a 3-pointer as time was ...

Weir gets third win over Oak Glen to advance

WEIRTON — The Weir High girls basketball team advanced to the semi-final round of the Region 1, Section 2 tournament Saturday afternoon with a 52-42 victory over arch rival Oak Glen in the play-in game inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Rick ...

Red Knights season ends

BEVERLY — The Toronto girls basketball team’s season came to end on Saturday with a 68-21 loss to Fort Frye in Division IV sectional action. The Red Knights, who close the season at 7-17, were led by eight points from Maddie Anderson. Jensyn Jackson netted five points, while four players ...

Beaver Local wrestles to Buckeye 8 tourney win

MINGO JUNCTION — Beaver Local continued its recent dominance of the Buckeye 8 wrestling tournament Saturday at Indian Creek Middle School. The Beavers, with four individual champions, posted 234.5 points. Indian Creek was second with 202 and Martins Ferry third at 153. Winning titles for ...

No. 17 WVU’s Big 12 road woes continue

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane didn’t think a foul should have been called against him on the shot that appeared to be a game-winner in regulation for TCU. The Horned Frogs rendered the whistle moot in overtime. Kevin Samuel scored six of his 19 points in the extra period and ...