Local Sports

Panthers look to end losing skid against injury-riddled Redskins

YORKVILLE — When the Buckeye Local Panthers and Indian Creek Redskins take the field at World War II Memorial Stadium on Friday night, there is a lot of history that comes with the meeting of local rivals. “It’s a Buckeye 8 game, plus Buckeye is one of our main rivals because we’ve ...

Golden Bears out of hibernation

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen Golden Bears picked up win No. 1 on the road at Buckeye Local in Week 3, and now coach Ted Arneault wants to his team take another step forward Friday night when they return home and to West Virginia Class AA play against the Grafton Bearcats. “We go ...

Weir girls get back-to-back wins over rivals

STEUBENVILLE — The Weir High girls soccer team capitalized on its opportunities, while Catholic Central did not convert on its chances. The Crusaders took the first two shots in the game, but the Red Riders rebounded and took 17 of the next 19, resulting in six goals as Weir went on to ...

Crusaders win sixth straight match

STEUBENVILLE — Veteran Catholic Central volleyball coach Sherri Barber wanted her group to come together and play as team this season, and so far it is. The Crusaders (7-3) got contributions from everyone, en route to a sixth consecutive victory Wednesday night inside the Mickey Barber ...

Watt, Dupree make a splash

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason decision to flip outside linebackers Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt looked a little bit of a reach. While Watt was steady and occasionally spectacular as a rookie in 2017 for a team that led the NFL in sacks, Dupree has spent much ...

Pirates defeat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — A small bump in the road. That’s what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates was. “At this point we’re flushing this one,” DeJong said. “And getting ready for L.A.” The Cardinals begin a key four-game ...

Holgorsen unaware of announcement

MORGANTOWN — Has one ever been that person who was the last one to get a joke? Well, Tuesday’s announcement from N.C. State that Saturday’s showdown with No. 14 West Virginia (2-0) was canceled hadn’t come until after veteran Mountaineers’ head coach Dana Holgorsen met with sports ...

Weir golf finishes second

LISBON — The Weir High golf team finished second in a tri-match with Beaver Local and Lisbon Wednesday at Beaver Creek Meadows Golf Course. Beaver Local finished with a 162. The Red Riders finished with a 190. Lisbon was third with a 222. Beaver Local’s Luke Eyster finished with a 35 ...

Weir girls ride strong first half to victory over Brooke

WEIRTON — No matter the sport and no matter the records, it is always a big game whenever Weir High plays Brooke. Tuesday’s girls soccer game at Jimmy Carey Stadium was no exception, as both teams looked forward to and were excited about playing each other. Once the game started, the ...

Wheeling Central wins fourth straight 1A/2A title; CCHS finishes third

WHEELING — Another year, another trophy for Wheeling Central. The Maroon Knights have solidified themselves as a powerhouse in golf as they captured the OVAC Class 1A/2A championship on an overcast Tuesday at Crispin Golf Course at Oglebay Park. Wheeling Central totaled 310 points, 33 ...

St. Clairsville captures OVAC 4A championship

WHEELING — Not too often is golf considered a true team sport. It is in St. Clairsville, and that was on full display Tuesday at the chilly and soggy Jones Course at Oglebay Park’s Spiedel Golf Club. The Red Devils produced the top two finishers in the event and posted a collective ...

Big Red girls on the outside looking in

WHEELING — When two teams are evenly matched, a lone mistake may cost you. Steubenville found that out the hard way Tuesday as Linsly capitalized on an error before halftime, leading to a Athena Mariano goal — the lone one of the match — as the Cadets earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory in ...

Oak Glen raises money for Wounded Warrior Charity

The Oak Glen boys and girls soccer teams hosted a charity game for the Wounded Warrior Charity on Saturday. The Golden Bears, along with the Magnolia boys soccer team, raised $1,521.75.

No. 14 WVU’s trip to N.C. State postponed

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and ...

Roethlisberger, Haden dealing with injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a little short-handed as they prepare for their home opener against Kanas City. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, cornerback Joe Haden and guard David DeCastro could all miss practice time after getting dinged up in a season-opening tie in ...

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Big Red volleyball beats Huskies CADIZ — The Steubenville volleyball team defeated Harrison Central, 25-20, 25-13, 18-25, 25-20, on Tuesday. Anna Taylor paced Big Red with eight points, one ace, 11 kills, 1 assist and 14 digs. Emily Allen had nine points, two aces, one kill, seven assists ...

Finally at home, Central downs Martins Ferry

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central made quick work of Martins Ferry. The Crusaders were in control of the match from start to finish against the Purple Riders as the Catholic Central volleyball team swept Martins Ferry, 25-6, 25-9, 25-12, Monday evening inside the Mickey Barber ...

Redskins tear down Beavers’ dam

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek volleyball team defeated Beaver Local 22-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-20 on Monday in Buckeye 8 Athletic League action. Sarah Mazzaferro led the Redskins (3-4) with nine kills and three aces. Chelsea Connor had eight kills, two blocks and one assist. Taylor Jones ...

Steelers move forward after tie against Browns

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t a win. It wasn’t a loss. It was ... weird. Seventy minutes of flags, fumbles and the occasional fight. Forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers if they’re not quite sure what to make of their 21-21 tie against Cleveland in the season opener. A full day removed, they ...

No. 4 Ohio State will learn how good it is vs. No. 15 TCU

COLUMBUS — Ohio State so far proved it can dispense merciless beatings to opponents it is supposed to beat. The Buckeyes will learn more about their potential when they travel to Arlington, Texas, this week to face another AP Top 25 team in TCU. This will be the first real measuring stick ...