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Weir High hits the road for first time this season

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WEIRTON — Veteran Weir High head coach Tony Filberto said his Red Riders are preparing this week to play a very formidable opponent. There’s a good reason for that, because the Red Riders will be on the road for about four hours to play unbeaten and fourth-ranked Petersburg beginning at ...

Blue Dons look to slay the Dragons in Class A battle

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CAMERON — If there’s one thing Cameron coach Scott Holt is sure about concerning Friday’s 7 p.m. meeting with Madonna at Dragon Stadium, it’s that his crew must be prepared for anything. What the Blue Dons (3-1) have shown, Holt said, is unlike anything the Dragons (4-0) have seen ...

Big Red rolling

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red and Pittsburgh USO both dropped their season openers. Since then, each squad has reeled off three consecutive victories. One winning streak will come to an end Friday when the Wildcats visit Harding Stadium. The kick for Big Red’s annual homecoming game is set for 7 ...

Crusaders carrying momentum to Warren JFK

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WARREN — Steve Daley has a warning for Catholic Central football fans — don’t be fooled by Warren JFK’s 1-3 record. The Eagles opened the season with a win against Champion. Since then, they have fallen to unbeaten LaBrae, 3-1 Girard and 2-2 Crestview. In those games, JFK has been out ...

Indian Creek welcomes No. 4 St. Clairsville

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Redskins not only picked up a bounce-back win against Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local in Week 4, but Andrew Connor’s team did so without any injuries, giving it another week to heal up and get players healthy. It is extra important because, when Friday ...

Barons get their coach

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STEUBENVILLE — Mike Holmes felt like a kid again, opening a pack of baseball cards and finding his favorite player lodged in the middle. It’s a rare gem that doesn’t come around often. It is Rick Carver, who was introduced as Franciscan University of Steubenville’s new baseball coach ...

Toronto keeps Weir High searching for first victory

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TORONTO — The Toronto volleyball team likes playing local teams. While being a member of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, the Red Knights do play some local matches, and Toronto faced off with Weir High on Wednesday inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial Gymnasium. The Red Riders won ...

Oak Glen volleyball takes care of Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The Oak Glen volleyball team defeated Indian Creek on the road Wednesday in four sets, 26-24, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12. Hannah Rogers had 16 kills, three blocks and five digs for the Golden Bears. Jaedyn Hissam had 38 assists, four kills and two blocks. McKayla Goodlin had 12 ...

Darnold can show Browns what they’re missing tonight

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CLEVELAND — Sam Darnold once thought he’d be wearing an orange helmet just a few shades brighter than his hair color. But the former USC star wasn’t precisely what the Browns were looking for in a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. Darnold checked most of the boxes, but not all of ...

Steelers enduring another bumpy patch

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree just smiled earlier this month when asked what would happen if the “Hard Knocks” cameras decided to spend a month embedded with the team during training camp. “We’re too real for TV,” Dupree said with a grin. Dupree ...

Pirates complete sweep

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It’s almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but on Wednesday ...

Virden’s hat trick lifts Madonna over CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — The Madonna girls soccer team set the tone early in its match against Catholic Central. The Blue Dons scored an early goal and did not look back en route to a 5-0 victory over the rival Crusaders Tuesday at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field. “We were much more aggressive ...

Brooke wins second-straight contest over an arch rival

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WEIRTON — Brooke volleyball coach Lori Lynn Jackson knew this week was an important one for her Bruins. So far, so good. The Bruins picked up a second win over a rival in as many nights, sweeping past Weir High, 25-16, 25-14, 25-8, Tuesday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court ...

Big Red girls win 8th game

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GLEN DALE — The Steubenville girls soccer team defeated John Marshall, 3-2, on Tuesday. Mary Marshall, Chloe Petrelle and Libby Saccoccia each scored once for Big Red (8-2). Anastasia Crisante and Jadyn Bennett each tallied one assist. Zoe Nocera made two saves in goal, while Lakyn Blackburn ...

Barnesville volleyball sweeps HC

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BARNESVILLE — After dropping its first match of the season Monday night, Barnesville head volleyball coach Nikki McEndree posed the following question to her team — “How are you going to respond?” It didn’t take McEndree long to get her answer Tuesday night, as her Shamrocks came ...

West Virginia must slow down Kansas State’s quarterbacks

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MORGANTOWN — Even the least knowledgeable football fan knows that ‘to stop Kansas State, you have to be able to stop the quarterback run’. “Well, they block,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen when asked how teams stop KSU’s quarterback run. “The most important aspect ...

Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro wide receiver ...

Wild Things fall to Joliet in FLCS

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — In the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Frontier League Championship Series, Joliet defeated Washington, 4-2, on Tuesday for its second title. The Wild Things scored first as center fielder James Harris singled before left fielder Roman Collins walked. Two batters later, ...

Brooke spikes Big Red

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke volleyball team swept Steubenville, 25-17, 25-15, 25-23, on Monday. Landyn Haynes led the Bruins (3-6) with five aces, 18 digs and six kills. Hope Bowman had seven aces, 14 kills and 10 blocks. Chloe Fox recorded three kills and 18 assists, while Courtney Engle added ...