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Ohio Valley Unsung Heroes: Cancer survivor plans 5K run/walk

JEWETT — Cancer. ‘‘It’s a crazy, mean word,’’ Wendy Ledger said. In 2008, Ledger discovered just how mean the two-syllable term is. During a self breast exam, the 32-year-old discovered a lump. ‘‘I was concerned,’’ she recalled. Already diagnosed with fybrocystic ...

St. Clairsville girls drop first game

LISBON — All good things have to come to an end sooner or later. St. Clairsville’s unbeaten streak was snapped at nine matches Saturday morning in girls’ high school soccer action as homestanding Beaver Local (10-1) pocketed a 3-2 victory to take the Buckeye 8 championship under ...

Linsly blanks Beallsville

WHEELING — Linsly coach B.J. Depew didn’t feel his team played as well as it could have during the first quarter Saturday against Beallsville. Maybe that had something to do with the temperature, maybe it had something to do with the opponent, maybe that is just ...

Prep Roundup: Orzolek shines at Reall Invite

LANCASTER — St. Clairsville’s Zac Orzolek posted a time of 17:24.1 Saturday and finished sixth overall in the Division II Boys portion of the Bob Reall Cross Country Invitational at Lancaster High School. Orzolek’s performance helped the Red Devils finish fifth in the 20-team event, ...

Soos named boys hoop coach at Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE — Joe Soos has worn many hats during his many years in the Buckeye Local School District. However, he has never donned one that read Head Boys Basketball Coach across the front. The 65-year-old Soos was recently named to that position by the Buckeye Local Board of Education. He ...

Obecny pleased with how collegiate career has gone

CONWAY, S.C. — Thadd Obecny admits that his college golf career hasn’t gone exactly the way he envisioned when he left Wheeling more than three years ago. After transferring to Coastal Carolina from Central Florida, Obecny seems to have things heading in the right direction as he begins ...

Bellaire bounces back at Buckeye

YORKVILLE — Bellaire’s offensive numbers weren’t exactly eye-popping Friday night. They didn’t have to be. The Big Reds’ defense did the job, forcing five first-half turnovers — all leading to scores — as Bellaire trounced Buckeye Local, 49-14, in a Buckeye 8 tussle at muggy ...

River proves no match for Meadowbrook, 48-14

HANNIBAL — An anticipated offensive showdown Friday night at Martin Flannery Field in Hannibal never materialized for River, which was celebrating its 60th homecoming, but first on it’s new artificial turf. Meadowbrook’s mercurial sophomore Timmy Ferguson ran over, around, and often ...

St. Clairsville fights off Creek

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville and Indian Creek battled for four quarters in the Belmont County seat Friday night, but after a physical contest that saw the hosts tote the ball some 60 times, the Red Devils came out on top of a thrilling 34-28 contest. “I think we wore on them a ...

Shadyside bounces back impressively

SHADYSIDE — Timing is everything. As fate would have it, the Caldwell Redskins picked an inopportune time to visit Fleming Field. The Shadyside Tigers, licking their collective wounds from their initial loss of the campaign a week ago at Meadowbrook, punished the Noble Countians to a ...

Rocks rally to victory

BARNESVILLE — Brayden Reynolds isn’t your prototypical football player. Barnesville’s middle linebacker stands all of 5-3 and tips the scales at a robust 130 pounds, but the senior stood tall and played big Friday night. After spotting visiting River View (0-5) a quick 13-0 lead, ...

Union Local cruises to fifth straight win

RICHMOND — Union Local controlled the line of scrimmage against Edison. The Union Local football totaled 370 yards and eight touchdowns to soar past the Wildcats, 54-0, Friday night at Cartwright Memorial Field to spoil Edison’s homecoming night. “They jumped on us early,” Edison ...

Bridgeport rolls past CV

BROOKSIDE — Tino Kusic threw five touchdown passes and ran for another Friday night as Bridgeport won its second straight, 56-14, against Conotton Valley at Bill Jobko Stadium. The Bulldogs (2-3) outscored the Rockets (1-4) 36-0 from the second quarter on. Kusic completed scoring strikes ...

Ferry snaps losing skid by topping Harrison

MARTINS FERRY — Both Martins Ferry and Harrison Central went up and down the field at will Friday night at the Dave Bruney Football Complex, scoring points and accumulating yards in absolute bunches. All told, the teams combined for 81 points and 850 total yards. In the end, though, it ...

ON CAMPUS: Ferns shining on special teams at WVU

MORGANTOWN — Brendan Ferns spent a few moments thinking when asked about injuries suffered during his football career prior to suffering a torn ACL before last season. The St. Clairsville graduate continually drew a blank. “I’ve never had to sit out for a sporting event in my ...

Barnesville captures OVGL championship

WHEELING — The final day of summer proved to be a fruitful one for the Barnesville High School golf team. Buoyed by Davey Wells’ 77, the Shamrocks finished with a score of 319 Thursday afternoon and claimed the Ohio Valley Golf League Championship on a glorious afternoon at Oglebay’s ...

St. Clairsville girls roll past East Liverpool for eighth victory, 11-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls soccer team has plenty of firepower. It’s entire arsenal was on full display again Wednesday evening. The Red Devils scored in bunches on the pitch inside Red Devil Stadium as they locked down the top seed in the OVAC Class 4A tournament, ...

St. C., Creek to put 3-1 records on the line in Belmont Co.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Something is bound to give Friday night in St. Clairsville. Both the Red Devils and Indian Creek are hitting the mid-way point of the football season riding giant waves of momentum. The 3-1 combines clash this week at Red Devil Stadium with the winner gaining a huge ...

Barnesville’s 1992 team to celebrate 25th anniversary

BARNESVILLE — Bill Clinton had just been elected President and the Dream Team had won a gold medal in Barcelona just a few months prior. As it pertained to local news and sports in 1992, Barnesville was at the epicenter. That’s because the Shamrocks’ football team went on a ride ...

Shadyside spikers fall in four at Wheeling Central

WHEELING — During a volleyball match, one set can give all the momentum to a team. In the third set of the Wheeling Central and Shadyside match, that was the case. After seeing the Tigers take the first set, the Maroon Knights bounced back and took the second to even the score. The third ...