Brooke tops St. Clairsville
WELLSBURG - The Brooke boys tennis team defeated St. Clairsville 6-1 Thursday.
In No. 1 singles Anthony Bonnette of St. Clairsville defeated Brooke's Brian Gialluco 8-3, but that was the last match the Bruins dropped.
Rounding out Brooke's singles wins were Jackson Carey over Isaac Wiley, Bryce Kessling over Taylor Stevens and Ryan Mazan over Chris Baker. All three won by a score of 8-0.
In doubles Gialluco and Carey defeated the team of Bonnette and Meyers 8-3, Mazan and Kessling beat Joey Filburn and Stevens 8-0 and Josh Harrick and Brice Hickey beat Danielle DeNoble and Alexander Troutman 8-1 for a Brooke sweep.
Big Red loses to Wheeling Central
WHEELING - The Big Red tennis team lost to Wheeling Central 7-0 Thursday.
In singles, Aaron Bottegal fell to Jacob Mayles, Michael Nodianos to Brett Szeligo, Josh Fordham to Johnathan Haley, and Brandon Llewellyn fell to Daniel Lee.
In doubles Michael Petrides and Harold Malone lost to Mayles and Szeligo, Bottegal and Tyler Casto lost to Hayley and Lee and Anna Vasich and Annie Nehrbas lost to Ben Gordon and Billy Tefle.
Oak Glen sweeps Weir
CHESTER - The Oak Glen boys and girls tennis teams both earned wins over visiting Weir Thursday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.The girls won by a score of 7-0 and the boys won 6-1.
In girls singles Anna Crawford topped Caitie Givens 8-0, Solita Krauss beat Meghan Finton 8-1, Hayley Spurlock defeated Ashley Sarver 8-1 and Abbi Sayre downed Lauren Mills 8-1.
In doubles Crawford and Sayre beat Finton and Sarver 8-6, Krauss and Spurlock topped Givens and Peggy Dudik 8-4 and Lauren Pizzuro and Maddy Hill stopped Mikayla Zias and Morgan Cassels 8-3.
Oak Glen swept boys singles with Tyler Brown beating Alex Hannah 8-2, Zach Brown topping Chad Hensley 9-7, Josh Lehman downing Stephen White 8-0 and Addison Sayre stopping Shane Davis 8-1.
The Golden Bears claimed No. 1 and No. 2 doubles as well with Tyler Brown and Alex Bennett beating Hannah and Hensley 8-4 with Lehman and Sayre defeating Steven Maragos and Matthew Barnes 8-6.
The Red Riders picked up their lone win of the match in No. 3 doubles where Blake Cassels and Nick Village beat Nate Bennett and Teddy Adkins 8-4.
New division added to Ohio football
COLUMBUS - The Ohio High School Athletic Association is adding a seventh tournament division in football next year.
Commissioner Daniel Ross says the group's board approved the plan Thursday to place the top 10 percent of schools based on enrollment in Division I. The plan divides the remaining 644 schools evenly among the next six divisions. It will leave about 72 schools in Division I with the other divisions averaging about 108 schools each instead of the current 120.
The change responds to some schools' concern about enrollment disparity in Division I. The current range is 494 males at the lower end of the division to 1,164 at the top. The lower end of Division 1 is expected to increase to about 600 males.
The plan also creates 32 more tournament opportunities.
From staff and wire reports