Blue Dons softball team returns home as sectional champions

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WHEELING — The Class A Region 1 Section 1 softball trophy is heading to Madonna High School. The Blue Dons took care of Magnolia, 9-2, on Tuesday to eliminate the Blue Eagles and advance to the regional next week where they will face Ritchie County on the road Tuesday and back home ...

Oak Glen advances, eliminates Weir High

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NEW MANCHESTER — For a solid half an hour during Monday’s Class AA Region 1 Section 1 elimination game, Oak Glen head coach Eric Hayden was worried about what could possibly transpire. With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and the Golden Bears leading by two runs, Weir High put ...

Weir High softball survives bizarre day

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WEIRTON — It was the game that didn’t want to end. With a spot in the sectional final on the line, the No. 2 seed Weir and third-seeded East Fairmont softball teams faced off in a Class AA Region 1 Section 1 elimination game. Weir fell behind early, but the Red Riders responded and ...

Red Riders well-represented for state tournament

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Weir High will be well-represented when the Red Riders leave Thursday to compete at the state tournament this weekend. Leading the pack are three regional champs in Blaire McUmar, Dom Guiddy and Kendall Drobish. McUmar was best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.46 and qualified in the ...

Big Red’s Jones, Livingston finish second at state

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PICKERINGTON — Steubenville put forth another impressive showing during the final day of the Division II state track and field championship at North High School Saturday. Big Red, which won the girls regional team title last weekend, finished with 27 points and tied for fourth with Gates ...