Oak Glen’s Abigail Myers battles for control of the ball with Weir’s Bella Aperfine on Saturday in Class AA-A regional final at Oak Glen High School.  Looking on is Weir’s Julia Giann and Oak Glen’s Brooklyn Loveland.

Golden effort from the Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — The Oak Glen girls soccer team controlled possession from start to finish Saturday morning at home to take a convincing win over No. 3 Weir, 3-0, in the Class AA/A Region 1, Section 1 sectional championship match for the No. 1 seed Golden Bears’ first sectional crown ...

Southern, Wellsville to clash for third time

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COLUMBIANA — Southern Local and Wellsville both earned sectional final wins on Saturday at Columbiana High School to set up a district semifinal showdown. Southern (23-0) made quick work of Lisbon 25-12, 25-23, 25-16 to pick up its third win over the Devils this season. For the Indians, ...

Foster moves on to regional

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CAMBRIDGE — East Liverpool junior cross country runner Darshay Foster is moving on. Darshay advanced by placing 22nd at the Division II district meet Saturday at Cambridge High School. She finished the 3.1-mile courts in 20 minutes, 56 seconds. The top seven girls teams and top 28 ...

Palestine wins first girls district title

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CANTON — The East Palestine Bulldogs are paying back senior Alexis Cunningham for all she has done for the cross country program. “The Figley twins made a pact that they were going to leave it out there for Alexis this year to make it a year to remember,” said East Palestine coach Andy ...

East Palestine does its part to set up big finale

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LISBON—Only one team now stands between the East Palestine Bulldogs and the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title. Parker Sherry, Dominic Posey and the rest of East Palestine’s offense put on its familier show with 549 yards of total offense, while the defense recovered three ...

Cavaliers run out of gas on second night of back-to-back

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CLEVELAND— Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game losing streak against the Cleveland Cavaliers, routing the defending Eastern Conference champions 114-93 on Saturday night. Orlando’s first win over Cleveland since Nov. 23, 2012 came in convincing fashion. ...

Oak Glen struggles at home

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NEW MANCHESTER, Va. — Nick Chaney completed 14 of 28 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns as Oak Glen fell to East Fairmont 49-26 on Friday night. Blake Almo led the Golden Bears on the ground with nine carries for 49 yards. Gage Patterson caught four balls for 101 yards and a ...

Potters ousted from boys tourney

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MCCONNELSVILLE — East Liverpool’s boys soccer tournament run came to a halt with a 6-0 loss to Morgan on Saturday in a Div. II sectional final. The Raiders got on the board first with 24:38 left in the first half on a Darian Bowen goal. Kai Mayle scored on a header with 16:23 left in the ...

East Liverpool’s Jalen Moman heads up the field as Weir’s Tyler Komorowski goes for the tackle on Friday in Weirton.

Red Riders put it to East Liverpool

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By RALPH COX Sports correspondent WEIRTON, W.Va. — Weir High took a big step toward securing their third straight playoff appearance Friday night with a convincing 41-6 victory over East Liverpool inside Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders (6-3) went into the game ranked 18th and have ...

Beaver Local’s Luke Call looks to pass against Martins Ferry on Friday.

Beavers shut out again

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BY DAN SANTARELLI Staff Writer CALCUTTA — Beaver Local and Martins Ferry both came into to Friday night’s contest looking to make a statement as the playoff hunt heats up, but Martins Ferry made its case with a 41-0 win over the Beavers. Both teams entered the game in ninth place in ...