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March 17, 2013
From staff and wire reports , The Herald-Star

Men's lacrosse loses

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's lacrosse team dropped a 26-6 decision to visiting LaRoche College on Saturday.

"We had a rash of injuries and a number of guys missing," head coach Pete Rosaschi said. "We only had 14 guys eligible to play in the second half.

The Barons host Medaille College at 3 p.m. Saturday.

FUS softball drops 2

CLERMONT, Fla. - The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team dropped a 4-3 decision to St. Lawrence on Friday.

The Barons were down 3-1 in the seventh inning when sophomore Katrina Fabian knocked in a pair of runs to tie the game. The Saints scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

The Barons then lost, 7-4, to Thomas College.

FUS was down 2-1, but a fifth-inning error and a walk cost FUS five runs. The Lady Barons retaliated in the sixth inning by adding three runs but they could not close out the comeback against the Terriers.

FUS hosts Chatham University on Wednesday.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. Memberships are available.

Church softball needs teams

STEUBENVILLE - The Tri-County Church Softball League is in need of teams and is looking for new participants.

For more information contact Mark Reiner at (740) 282-2059 or Orion Bengier at (740) 461-9011. Please call after 5 p.m.

Deadline to register reams is April 14.

Martinsburg beats Woodrow Wilson

CHARLESTON - Donte' Grantham had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Martinsburg nearly squandered a 17-point lead and held on to beat Woodrow Wilson 57-52 for the Class AAA championship Saturday night.

Top-seeded Martinsburg (26-2) adds to titles it won in 2009 and 1994.

Second-seeded Woodrow Wilson (23-5) was trying for its 17th state championship and first since 2008.

Martinsburg never trailed. Woodrow Wilson trimmed the big deficit to two points with under 2 minutes remaining but couldn't take the lead.

Bluefield wins Class AA title

CHARLESTON - Anthony Eades scored 27 points and Bluefield beat Fairmont Senior 63-43 in the Class AA championship game on Saturday.

Top-seeded Bluefield made up for the disappointment of losing to Tug Valley in last year's championship game.

Bluefield (25-3) went ahead to stay midway through the first quarter and used a 17-7 run, including nine points by Eades, to finish the first half and lead 36-23 at halftime.

Tug Valley claims 2nd straight title

CHARLESTON - Aaron Muncy scored 21 points to lead Tug Valley to a 58-41 win over Charleston Catholic in the Class A championship game Saturday.

Austin Brewer added 15 points and Mikey Newsome scored 10 for top-seeded Tug Valley.

It was certain one of the teams would win a second consecutive state crown. Tug Valley took the Class AA title last year before dropping down to Class A. Charleston Catholic won in Class A a year ago.

Hathaway Brown wins 5th straight

COLUMBUS - Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Nia Marshall scored 17 points and added 18 rebounds to lead Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown to a 56-44 victory over Millersburg West Holmes in the Division II final on Saturday, giving the Blazers a record fifth consecutive state title.

The Blazers (23-6) broke a deadlock with Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame and South Euclid Regina, which had each won four in a row.

Fairmont ends Twinsburg's title run

COLUMBUS - Makayla Waterman scored 24 points and hit a late clinching free throw and Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kettering Fairmont to a 52-48 victory over two-time defending big-school champion Twinsburg on Saturday night, ending the Tigers' 42-game winning streak.

The victory allowed the Firebirds (27-1) to atone for a 57-41 loss to Twinsburg in last year's Division I state final.

The title was the Firebirds' first after coming up short in four trips to the state's final four.

Associated Press Ms. Basketball Ashley Morrissette had 27 points, including 15 of her team's 17 in the fourth quarter, for Twinsburg (29-1), which lost to an Ohio school for the first time in 73 games.

Bensman's lead Anna past Africentric

COLUMBUS - Cayla Bensman had 21 points, Natalie Billing 17 and Erica Huber 15 as Anna defeated Columbus Africentric 67-49 on Saturday to win its second girls Division III championship in three years.

It was sweet revenge for Anna (26-4) against Africentric, which last year won its third title in six years with a 70-66 overtime win to snap the Rockets' 50-game winning streak.

Rose leads Fort Loramie to state title

COLUMBUS - Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Darian Rose scored 19 points and seemed to be in the middle of every big play down the stretch, leading For Loramie past Berlin Hiland 57-42 in the Division IV final on Saturday night for its first state championship.

Rose, a junior, hit all eight of her free throws and also had five rebounds and five assists as the Redskins (27-3) finally finished on top in their seventh trip to the state tournament.

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