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Roundtree lifts Big Red to buzzer-beating win

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red landed the big shot when it counted the most. The No. 3 seed Big Red and No. 4 seed Morgantown boys basketball teams traded blows for 36 minutes of their OVAC Class 5A consolation final. With the waning seconds ticking off of the clock, Big Red senior James Roundtree ...

Beavers overcome slow start to down Crusaders

STEUBENVILLE — The defense never rested in Beaver Local’s 45-32 OVAC consolation pool victory over Catholic Central Friday night inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Down 10-7 after one, the Beavers switched things up defensively, going with a 2-3 zone. The result—coach Jason ...

Bench sparks Red Riders to an OVAC consolation victory

WEIRTON — The bench can be just as important as the starting five. Weir High demonstrated that Friday night Inside the Carl R. Hammil Field House, defeating Martins Ferry 78-54 in an OVAC consolation match. The Red Riders (14-7) got 39 points from the bench to keep the Purple Riders ...

Madonna wins short contest, Sessi injured

WEIRTON — Madonna grabbed an early lead and cruised to an injury-shortened 67-40 victory over Valley Friday in a OVAC consolation matchup inside the Dube Dome. With 5:01 on the fourth period clock, Madonna sophomore Thomas Sessi injured a leg while bringing down a rebound. He was tended to ...

Brooke’s Ossman, Donley cap high school careers with strong finishes

MORGANTOWN — Brooke seniors Mary Ossman and Emily Donley capped off their successful high school swimming careers Friday with top-12 finishes at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission’s High School Swim Championships. Meanwhile, Brooke freshman Veronica Mann capped her ...

Potters stop Oak Glen for third place

EAST LIVERPOOL - While they would much rather be playing for an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship, the East Liverpool boys basketball team eagerly welcomed a chance to avenge their December loss to Oak Glen in Friday's OVAC 4A consolation game at Potter Fieldhouse After a slow ...

Reitter chooses West Liberty

Weir High’s Reed Reitter signed his letter of intent Friday to continue his academic and football careers at West Liberty University. Reitter, an All-West Virginia Class AA football selection each of the past two seasons and a multi-sport athlete for Weir High, will pursue a degree in ...

Liriano hopes return to Bucs sparks turnaround

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Liriano had a handful of offers during free agency that were basically the same. Teams wanted him to come to spring training on a minor league contract. Realizing he was not getting a major league deal, he returned to the team where he had his best run ...

Central girls win city championship

STEUBENVILLE — As Jeff Lombardo correctly noted, Thursday’s match between his Big Red girls basketball team and Catholic Central had everything you could ask for in a rivalry game. There were several lead changes, a couple of critical scoring runs, numerous big shots and hard, determined ...