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Edison rocks Barnesville, 10-0

RICHMOND — Edison sophomore Katie Fluharty has been on a roll the past couple of weeks in the circle for her softball team. During Monday’s Division III East sectional semifinal against 15th-seeded Barnesville, it was more of the same. Fluharty tossed a two-hit shutout, while striking out ...

Self-inflicted wounds hurt Big Red in shutout

STEUBENVILLE — One bad defensive inning and a couple of missed opportunities played critical roles in Steubenville’s 7-0 loss to Dover Monday at Vaccaro Field. The visitors, now 16-4, loaded the bases against Big Red starter Andrew Gresko in the second with one out. The senior lefty ...

Every Red Rider contributes in 8-4 victory

WEIRTON — The Weir High softball team continues to get the job done. Weir came into its game against Linsly scoring 55 runs in its last three games, and the Red Riders recorded eight more against the Cadets Monday, en route to an 8-4 victory. Weir scored three runs in the bottom of the ...

Creek girls eliminated in sectionals

DUNCAN FALLS — The 11th-seeded Indian Creek softball squad concluded its season with a 4-1 defeat to eighth-seeded Philo during a Division II East 1 sectional semifinal on Monday. Carley Jo Penner went the distance but took the loss. She allowed three earned runs on six hits, two walks and ...

Misch, Bruins shut down Patriots

WHEELING — During Monday’s softball game against Wheeling Park, Brooke had a handful of opportunities in the early going to plate some runs. However, after the Bruins couldn’t sport one after three straight innings of stranding a runner on third, they finally broke through. Alexa ...

Big Red, Creek to meet a 3rd time this season in sectional tourney

Area baseball teams on the Ohio side of the river found out who they will face and when they will play to open their tournament runs on Sunday.  Four local teams will open the dance at home, while three teams do not have to go very far to see a familiar opponent.  In the Division II, East 1 ...

Thompson pitches, hits Big Red to City Championship

STEUBENVILLE — J.T. Thompson did the job on the mound and at the plate on a chilly Saturday afternoon as Steubenville blanked Catholic Central 10-0 to claim the 2021 city baseball championship. The junior righty allowed just three hits (singles by Alex Solema, Andrew Dorsey and Brayden ...

Weir High bats stay on fire during Saturday sweep

STEUBENVILLE — The Weir softball team applied pressure to Steubenville all seven innings. Weir had at least one base runner in all seven innings, and the Red Riders made the most of their opportunities en route to a 7-3 victory to spoil Big Red's senior day in their first game of the day ...

Blue Dons win a thriller, claim OVAC three-peat

TORONTO — Madonna baseball coach Jeff Baire said games like Saturday's OVAC title thriller are why he wanted to coach again. It is easy to see why. His Blue Dons, who came into the OVAC tournament as the No. 3 seed, entered the seventh inning down a run, rallied to tie the game, then ...

Miscues hurt Red Riders in OVAC final loss to St. Clairsville

ELM GROVE — It's the little things that win championships. St. Clairsville did those Saturday in claiming its 12th Ohio Valley Athletic Conference baseball title, and the first since going back-to-back in 2015-16. The No. 2 seed Red Devils (14-6) executed bunts in several key situations to ...