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St. Thomas exploits, eliminates Toronto

TORONTO — Toronto head coach Josh Franke knew St. Thomas Aquinas could throw the ball, but its ability to run the ball came as a surprise. The No. 6 seed Knights racked up 108 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, complimenting a strong passing attack en route to a 35-0 upset of the ...

Greenmen changed game plan to defeat Big Red

AURORA — Bob Mihalik, Aurora’s veteran head coach, was correct when he called Friday’s Division III, Region 9 quarterfinal clash between his Greenmen and Big Red a great high school football game. The fourth-seeded Greenmen rode an outstanding performance by sophomore quarterback Alex ...

Self-inflicted wounds hurt Oak Glen in state title game

BECKLEY — Oak Glen dominated the first 20 minutes. Taylor Allison put the Golden Bears up by one in the 13th minute. Everything was going their way. But, as happens so many times in soccer, all it takes it one bad thing to happen, and things can spiral out of control. That is what befell Oak ...

Bruins end better from where they started

WELLSBURG — The future for Brooke football looks bright even though the Bruins Friday night completed the 2019 season with a 3-7 record, the fourth losing season in a row. Playing with only three senior starters, the Bruins finished the season with a convincing 26-12 victory over 15th-ranked ...

Perfect Golden Bears win regional title

The Oak Glen volleyball team won twice Saturday to capture the Class AA regional championship. The Golden Bears (35-0) will play for the state title beginning on Friday. In the semifinal, Oak Glen swept Frankfort, 25-19, 25-13, 25-13. Skye Stokes had 14 kills, while Hannah Rogers collected ...

Madonna volleyball spiked in regional action

SISTERSVILLE — The time has come. For the first time in program history, the Paden City volleyball team is heading to the state tournament. The Wildcats punched their ticket on Saturday morning at Tyler Consolidated by sweeping Madonna 25-10, 25-18 and 26-4 in a Class A, Region One ...

Brooke volleyball falls short

WELLSBURG — It was a stepping stone season for Coach Samantha Gentle and the Wheeling Park volleyball team. The Patriots earned their first OVAC title and came up just shy of making their first trip to the state tournament. On Saturday, Park went toe-to-toe with Morgantown in the Class ...

Shadyside nearly perfect in huge postsseason win

SHADYSIDE — If Shadyside didn’t play a perfect game Saturday night, it was darn close. The Tigers (8-3) scored on all seven of their first-half possessions and held visiting Symmes Valley to 9 yards and one first down in the first 24 minutes, en route to a decisive 63-8 triumph in a ...

Big Red’s season ends with 27-21 loss

AURORA — Big Red’s season came to a difficult end on a frigid Friday as Aurora earned a 27-21 victory in the Division III, Region 9 quarterfinals. With the victory, the fourth-seeded Greenmen improve to 11-0 and advance to play New Philadelphia in the semifinals. The top-seeded Quakers ...

Brooke pulls away from Preston for senior night win

WELLSBURG — The Brooke football team closed the season in victorious fashion on Friday night, defeating Preston 26-12 on senior night inside Brooke Memorial Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, Brooke (3-7) opened the scoring with 30 seconds to go before halftime with a 6-yard Joshua ...