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Brooke gets its revenge with Harrison Central

WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team and junior midfielder Josh Ferguson had one thing on its mind on Saturday — avenging last season’s loss to Harrison Central that was shrouded in controversy and saw ejections. Ferguson led the way for the Bruins with three goals and an assist in ...

Catholic Central rolls by Cambridge for first win

STEUBENVILLE — It would have been easy for the Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer to get frustrated after firing 19 shots towards the Cambridge net in the first half of Saturday’s season opener and only coming away with one goal. Steve Kopcha’s team, however, remained patient and ...

Buckeye Local returning lettermen

The Buckeye Local returning lettermen are, front, from left, Jacob Zanes, Garrett Cesario, Corban Westfall, Jack Reese, Gage Kornetti, Bub Palmer; back, from left, Ben Bailey, Zac Cesario, Sam Sabo, Shayne Christian, Seth Richardson, Ethan Powell, Charlie Smith and Dylan Mayle.

Harrison Central returning lettermen

The Harrison Central returning lettermen are, front, from left, Tyler West, Albert Taylor, Kobe Mitchell, Blaine Milliken, Haden Stull, Ronald Pauley; middle, from left, Cale McAfee, Zack Marbais, John Dannehl, Mark Smith, Blayne Erwin, Tucker Coultrap, Job Positano; back, from left, Caden ...

Setting the Barr for HOF

BRILLIANT — They say tradition never graduates. Any doubters to that belief should have been in Brilliant last Saturday. Brilliant High School closed its doors for the final time in 1972. The Blue Devils were subsequently joined at the southern Jefferson County school by the Smithfield High ...

Gordon ‘humbly’ returns to Browns after health absence

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon kept his word and “humbly” returned to the Cleveland Browns. All they can do is hope he stays clean. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, who has battled drug and alcohol dependence for much of his life, Saturday ended an extended absence from training camp ...

Indians retire Thome’s No. 25

CLEVELAND (AP) — His red socks pulled high to his knees, Jim Thome pointed his bat outward in his well-known stance before taking a swing and one last trip around the bases in a ballpark where his number is now on permanent display. On Saturday, the Cleveland Indians retired Thome’s No. ...

Saccoccia part of OVAC HOF celebration

WesBanco Arena hosted the 15th Annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday. Inductees in the class are, front, from right, Ron White, Greg Haberfield (accepting for Earl Haberfield), John Simonson, Tim Berger (accepting for Jack Berger), Bob Montgomery, ...

Musgrove, Pirates frustrate Cubs to end five-game skid

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs to one run for a third straight game. This time, the Pirates scored enough to win it. Joe Musgrove cruised through seven innings and the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday ...

Cobb goes the distance against the Indians in Orioles victory

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Cobb looked a lot better than his major league-leading 15 losses. Cobb pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in five years, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped Cleveland’s six-game win streak with a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday. Cobb (4-15) ...

BRIEFS

CCHS volleyball falls CAMBRIDGE — The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team opened the season with a loss to Cambridge, 25-10, 25-11, 25-16, on Saturday. The JV also fell, 25-22, 24-26, 25-17. Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club wil meet ...

Madonna girls kick off season with loss to Wheeling Central

WELLSBURG — When the rain slowed down, Wheeling Central’s girls soccer team sped up in a big way. The Maroon Knights scored five second-half goals to defeat Madonna 6-2, Friday evening at Brooke Memorial Stadium. “It’s a rough way to start,” Madonna coach Bob Kolanko said. ...

Indian Creek returning lettermen

The Indian Creek returning lettermen are, front, from left, Malcolm Walker, Cody Allan, Tyler Smarrella, Kaleb Fenske, Sam Baska, Parker Rogers; second row, from left, Richie Gualtiere, Josh Harvey, Matt Mamula, Sean Stevens, Brandon Hiles; third row, from left, Shane Zrinyi, Logan Wilson, Matt ...

Big Red girls soccer must wait to open season

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville girls soccer team was looking forward to opening the season on Friday night for the third straight season, but Mother Nature had other plans. The game between Big Red and Cambridge was scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at Harding Stadium, but the start was pushed ...

Details trickle out on Ohio St. position battles

COLUMBUS — Preseason camp for Ohio State has been anything but normal. Superstar coach Urban Meyer has been absent, and reporters have been kept away from acting coach Ryan Day and players. Happenings from inside the shrouded fence at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center have come out only via ...

Bauer out at least four weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer isn’t going to let a stress fracture in his right leg get in the way of throwing a baseball. Cleveland’s right-hander, one of the leading candidates for the AL Cy Young Award, will be out four to six weeks with the injury, but that’s not stopping him from ...

Browns, Bryant still talking but no deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but “conversations continue” between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. ...

Why yoga is more beneficial than stretching

NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. “We usually don’t do yoga,” he said. “We stretch, but ...

Madonna returning letterman

The Madonna returning letterman are, from left, front, Thomas Sessi, Dylan Austin, Josh Gasvoda, Ty Ingram; back, Jacob Bonner, Garrett Cook, Jakob McCombs, Gavin Dietrich and Evan Daniels. The Blue Dons open the season Thursday against Bridgeport at Jimmy Carey Stadium. Look for the area’s ...

OVAC Hall of Fame Banquet coming Saturday

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will honor its own once again Saturday when the 15th-annual OVAC Hall of Fame Ceremony takes place with the induction of the Class of 2018. WesBanco Arena is once again the site of this year’s OVAC Hall of Fame Banquet — which is sponsored ...