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Strong defensive effort lifts Weir High over Edison

RICHMOND — Veteran Weir High boys basketball head coach Mike Granato knows his team has to focus on defense if it is going to have success. It did on Tuesday night, using strong defense and a couple of key scoring runs to pull away from Edison for a 56-40 road victory. “I was real happy ...

Oak Glen holds off Brooke, 60-57

WELLSBURG — The Oak Glen and Brooke boys basketball teams had good looks throughout Tuesday night that did not drop, and both teams were snakebitten in the waning seconds of the game. Trailing by three points, Brooke had one last look at the basket, but Nick Brown’s potential game-tying ...

Big Red boys bested by New Philadelphia

NEW PHILADELPHIA — The Steubenville boys basketball team was defeated by New Philadelphia, 76-51, on Tuesday. Chase Zimmerman led Big Red (7-5) with 14 points. Zion Sawyer had nine points, while Calvin Bickerstaff added eight. Steubenville hosts St. Clairsville on Tuesday. New ...

Potters’ bench sparks team over Buckeye Local

EAST LIVERPOOL — About two weeks ago, East Liverpool senior Nick Woodyard stepped forward and told coach Nate Conley he needed to step up and do more. “I always talk to him about making an impact when he comes off the bench. We needed him to be more aggressive,” Conley said. The ...

Mitchell’s 35-point performance not enough for Harrison Central

CADIZ — After dropping three straight, St. Clairsville head coach Ryan Clifford admitted a trip to Harrison Central and a showdown against the Huskies and talented Kobe Mitchell wasn’t exactly the best place to look to get healthy. But the Red Devils overcame a sluggish start, and a ...

BRIEFS

Boosters accepting nominations STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will be accepting nominations for officers election at the next regular meeting on Monday. The election will take place the first regular meeting after that. WV AAU sets tournament dates CHARLESTON — The WV AAU ...

Indian Creek prevails in battle of unbeatens with Park, 67-57

WINTERSVILLE — Two unbeaten OVAC Class 5A powers put on a whale of a show Monday inside Indian Creek’s packed gymnasium. When the final curtain fell, Creek’s perfect record remained intact thanks to a thrilling 67-57 victory over Wheeling Park, West Virginia’s top-ranked Class AAA ...

Weir High’s Mikula nets 1,000th point in win

WEIRTON — Stuck one point shy of a milestone for a couple of minutes, Sophia Mikula sent the Weir High crowd into a frenzy every time she touched ball early in the second quarter of Monday’s game. Three times the crowd was ready to erupt, just to sit back down after Mikula’s layup ...

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Bears over Red Knights again, 61-55

TORONTO — Coaches claim basketball is a game of runs, and Monday night’s matchup between the Oak Glen and Toronto girls basketball teams certainly proved that point. The Red Knights staged a rally to take the lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Golden Bears recorded a rally of their ...

Huskies bowl to Buckeye 8 titles

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Winning never gets old for Harrison Central bowling coach Bobbie Parkinson. For her, she cherishes each time the Huskies bring home another title, which has become commonplace for her program the last few seasons. Harrison Central added a pair of trophies to the new ...