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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 ...

Linsly edges Big Red boys 1-0

WHEELING — When two solid soccer teams face each other, it is imperative to be able to capitalize on second- chance opportunities because they will not come around all too often. The Linsly and Steubenville boys soccer teams experienced that Thursday evening at the East Wheeling Complex. ...

Toronto second in EOAC

SALEM — The Toronto golf team finished second in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference golf tournament Thursday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Columbiana won the league title for a second straight season. Columbiana’s winning score was a 322, led by medalist Seth Ross’ 77. ...

Big Red girls top Harrison Central

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville girls soccer team defeated Harrison Central 3-0 on Thursday at Harding Stadium. Libby Saccoccia, Mikayla Brancazio and Mary Marshall scored for Big Red. Zoe Nocera made four saves in goal for Steubenville. Harrison Central goalkeeper Britton Positano ...

Madonna sweeps Bellaire St. John’s

WEIRTON — The Madonna volleyball team swept Bellaire St. John’s on Thursday, 25-13, 25-17 and 25-20. Andy Alimario had eight digs, five kills and an ace for the Blue Dons. Jaedyn Kush had 15 digs and six aces. Addie Backel had seven digs and an ace. Michaela Battista had 10 digs and ...

Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Dalton knocked the ...

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Charleston rallies by West Liberty CHARLESTON — The West Liberty University football team saw a second-half lead slip away here Thursday night as unbeaten Charleston came from behind to pull out a 24-10 victory in the Mountain East Conference Game of the Week at UC Stadium. Coach Roger ...

Tornado warning

WEIRTON — Weir High coach Tony Filberto said he didn’t feel his 3-0, sixth-ranked Red Riders played very well at times in the thrilling 26-20 win over James Monroe last Friday, but they gained experience and perhaps found out some things about themselves. “We didn’t play very well at ...

Madonna moving forward

WEIRTON — Madonna and Beallsville, two teams that have football programs moving forward, will clash at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. Both teams go into the fray with some similarities, such as both being forced this year to use underclassmen. “We had some guys dinged up ...

Here comes the Hun

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red, according to veteran coach Reno Saccoccia, will need “a monumental effort for 48 minutes” when it entertains the Hun School from Princeton, N.J., on Saturday. “I think we have played three physical football games to date,” Saccoccia said. “In fact, we’ve ...