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Sessi’s big night lifts Madonna

WEIRTON — Madonna dominated Beallsville in every phase of the football game Saturday night behind a career performance from sophomore running back Thomas Sessi’s 449 total yards and walked out of Jimmy Carey Stadium with a 40-20 victory. Sessi, in his first season as a starter after ...

The Hawk flies high

STEUBENVILLE — Heading into Saturday’s contest with The Hun School from Princeton, N.J., Reno Saccoccia knew he needed a monumental effort from his Big Red. The veteran coach got that and more as Steubenville earned a hard-fought 27-14 victory inside Harding Stadium. “We needed a ...

Golden Tornado strikes Riders

WEIRTON — In athletics, sometimes the games can be all about momentum. That seemed to be the case in Weir High’s disheartening 41-40 loss to Keyser Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders, now 3-1, had the momentum throughout the first half, perhaps a carryover from the ...

Oak Glen happy to have Pattersons back

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen offense has progressively gotten better week-by-week in the 2018 season. It got a boost on Friday night with sophomores Hunter and Gage Patterson returning to action after missing one and two weeks, respectively, with injuries. Both scored touchdowns for ...

Catholic Central stepped up, rose to the occassion

RICHMOND — Catholic Central rose to the occasion in Friday’s 33-14 victory over Edison at Cartwright Memorial Field, and Steve Daley couldn’t have been more proud of his football team. “We battled through some adversity with a few things this week, and the kids rose to the ...

Four Creek girls score in victory over Weir

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls soccer team defeated Weir High, 4-2, on Saturday. Sloane Lewis, Riliegh Gualtiere, Abby Copeland and Payton Gaydosh scored for the Redskins (7-3). Ally Tweedy collected an assist. For the Red Riders, Isabella Aperfine and Alexis Adams ...

Pitt defense shuts down Georgia Tech

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Qadree Ollison and the rest of his Pittsburgh teammates found a unique way to combat the lingering effects of a loss to Penn State that could have defined their season: willful amnesia. “Forgot about it. Forgot about last week,” Ollison said after rushing for 91 yards ...

Toronto struggles with Southern Local

SALINEVILLE — Two early turnovers and big pass plays from Southern Local proved too much for Toronto, as the visiting Red Knights fell to the state-ranked Indians, 43-14, Friday at Wigwam Stadium. The Indians, who entered the game on top of the Division IV, Region 21 standings, remained ...

Weir High spoils 26-point lead, falls to Keyser

WEIRTON — Keyser outscored Weir High by 20 points in the second half to come from behind and knock the Red Riders from the ranks of the unbeaten, 41-40, Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Golden Tornado was plagued with turnovers in the first half, and the Red Riders capitalized on ...

Oak Glen came out to play, defeats Grafton

NEW MANCHESTER — Throughout the week, Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault said his team’s matchup with Grafton was a big opportunity for his Golden Bears. His team answered the call and took full advantage, defeating the Bearcats 49-21 Friday night. “That’s a big win for us,” Arneault ...

Catholic Central pulls away late from Edison

RICHMOND — The defense came up big and the offense did just enough in Steubenville Catholic Central’s 33-14 victory over Edison on Friday before a large crowd at Cartwright Memorial Field. The Crusader D rebounded from a sub-par performance in last week’s loss to Southern Local by ...

Morgantown crushes Brooke

WELLSBURG — After consecutive losses to perennial powers Steubenville and Fort Hill, Md., Morgantown took out some frustration Friday night on Brooke. The Mohigans piled up 495 total yards of offense, including 362 in a dominating first-half performance, while the defense limited the Bruins ...

Redskins’ first quarter more than enough

YORKVILLE — It only took Andrew Connor’s Redskins one quarter to recoup anything that may have been lost from the first defeat of the season last Friday. Scoring all of its 36 points in the opening frame, Indian Creek rebounded nicely with a 36-12 win over Buckeye Local on ...

Harrison Central wins first game under Hayes

MORRISTOWN — In football it all starts up front, both offensively and defensively. Harrison Central had what it took Friday night. Union Local didn’t. The visiting Huskies (1-3) dominated both lines of scrimmage in presenting first-year head coach Anthony Hayes with his initial victory, a ...

Crosby, Penguins return from long summer

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long offseason. Still, the first day of training camp felt different Friday. “It’s always an exciting time. ...

Ohio State’s last game minus Meyer a test vs. TCU

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Urban Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buckeyes face their toughest test on the last Saturday before their suspended coach can return to the sideline. No. 15 TCU (2-0) hasn’t faced a disruptive defensive front like Ohio ...

Chiefs face Steelers in second straight road challenge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran. Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that. Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a little wide when talking about ...

Brees braces for improving Browns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees is in his 13th year playing for the Saints — and it’s been about that long since he’s beaten the Cleveland Browns. Brees’ first game with New Orleans was a victory at Cleveland in 2006. The Browns have won the past two meetings in 2010 and ...

Jallow continues to shine for Creek, leads key win

MINGO JUNCTION – The Alpha Jallow show continues. Jallow tallied a hat trick to lead the Indian Creek boys’ soccer team to a 4-0 victory against Brooke Thursday evening at Muth Field. According to the stats listed on MaxPreps.com, Jallow entered the game third in the nation with 29 ...

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby medalist as Park wins 5A golf title

WHEELING — Winning back-to-back championships is never easy, especially after losing an all-state golfer to graduation. If there were any doubts that Wheeling Park could achieve that goal, they were put to rest on Thursday. The Patriots captured their second straight OVAC 5A title with a ...