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Central’s lone lead came with no time left against Weir

WEIRTON — The Catholic Central Crusaders trailed from the start and would not get a lead until there was just 7.5 seconds left, but coach Chris Tarquinio's club found a way to earn a comeback 58-56 victory over the Weir Red Riders Friday night on the road. "CCHS stands for courage, ...

The Park spoils Big Red’s fun during banner night

STEUBENVILLE — Wheeling Park’s band of young guns was just too much for Big Red to handle Friday inside the Crimson Center. Three underclassmen reached double figures as the Patriots, who didn’t have a senior in uniform, rolled to a 72-50 victory. Alex Vargo, Park’s talented 6-4 ...

Brooke rallies past John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — Brooke coach Cameron Koehler received an early Christmas present Friday night. The second-year Bruins’ basketball boss saw his improving Bruins run off the game’s final 11 points to escape the Moundsville Fieldhouse with a 38-33 win over John Marshall. Brooke is now 3-3 ...

FRIDAY BOX SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL Toronto 72, Leetonia 52 Toronto 20-20-19-13 — 72 Leetonia 16-13-10-13 — 52 TORONTO: West 3 0-0 8; Herrick 1 0-0 2; Karaffa 9 5-6 24; Fulton 0 0-2 0; R. Matyas 0 0-0 0; B. Matyas 3 1-2 10; Roberts 0 0-0 0; Gulczynski 4 0-0 8; Clegg 2 0-1 4; Keenan 1 0-0 3; Reeves 0 ...

It’s a catch. Wait, there’s a catch to the catch

It’s a catch. Wait, there’s a catch to the catch. While coaches, players, fans and broadcasters become puzzled or annoyed by the NFL’s “catch rule,” the people in charge of developing and refining it through the years also have struggled. They simply couldn’t find language to ...

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Colgate beats NAIA Pitt-Bradford HAMILTON, N.Y. — Jack Ferguson scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Malcolm Regisford added 15 points with eight rebounds to help Colgate cruise to a 103-52 win over NAIA Pittsburgh-Bradford on Friday. Ferguson had three 3-pointers, four assists and ...

Fields paces Big Red with double-double in victory over undersized Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — Steubenville senior Madison Fields admits she is not off to the best start this season after an impressive freshman campaign. During the past week or two, the forward that she and head coach Jeff Lombardo expected is making her return, and it all starts at practice where ...

Steubenville getting into wrestling mode

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s wrestling team entered Thursday’s dual match with the New Lexington Panthers as the No. 4 ranked team in Ohio Division II, and both teams considered it an early season measuring stick. After an early start and a couple of big performances late in the ...

Buckeye leaves its mark against Union Local

MORRISTOWN — Historically, Buckeye Local never plays well at Union Local. On the flip side, the Jets are usually tough to beat on their home hardwood. However, both trends changed Thursday night inside ‘The Hangar’ as the visiting Panthers (5-2) overcame a sluggish first half to rally ...

Penguins win in a shootout

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan doesn’t want to see Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang drop the gloves every game. But a frustrating first two periods led to a breakout third and a shootout victory. Letang scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the ...

BRIEFS

Hermann gets another honor NEW CONCORD — Leo Hermann, a Steubenville native, was named to the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association All-Ohio first team earlier this week. Hermann is also the AMCC Offensive Player of the Year and USC third team all-American. In his final season with the ...

Turnovers cost Weir in loss to John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — Looking for its first win of the season, coach Brock Melko’s John Marshall girls’ basketball team turned up the defense and kept its composure during a couple of Weir High runs Wednesday night. In the end that was exactly what it took to snap a five-game season opening ...

Godich leads CCHS past Indian Valley

GNADENHUTTEN — Grace Godich recorded a double-double as Catholic Central rolled to a 48-28 girls basketball victory over Indian Valley Wednesday. The senior forward knocked down a game-high 14 points and snared 13 rebounds as the Crusaders closed out the pre-Christmas portion of their ...

Toronto pins Shadyside

TORONTO — The Toronto wrestling team got the job done against Shadyside. The Red Knights and Tigers faced off on the mat, and Toronto won all three weight classes in which matches were held and picked up seven victories by forfeit en route to a 57-6 victory Wednesday evening inside the ...

Steelers veterans Haden, Gilbert return to practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For vastly different reasons, two of the Steelers veteran starters were prevented from practicing fully or playing in games during December. That changes this week — and Marcus Gilbert and Joe Haden couldn’t be happier. “I’m super, super excited,” said Haden, ...

No. 10 WVU tops Coppin State

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Bob Huggins has never been one to mince words so it wasn’t a surprise when he described No. 10 West Virginia’s 77-38 victory over winless Coppin State as “horrific.” Teddy Allen scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Mountaineers (10-1), ...

Wheeling Park QB Wilkinson signs with Toledo

WHEELING — Several years of hard work and two of full-on recruitment came to an end Wednesday at Wheeling Park High School’s Performing Arts Center. That’s where Patriots quarterback Cross Wilkinson signed on the dotted line to lift off and continue his academic and athletic careers at ...

Pitt loads up on quarterbacks after transfers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After losing a pair of quarterbacks over the last month to transfers, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson replenished their ranks at football’s most important position on Wednesday, as two of Pitt’s 15 early signees are ...

Ohio State inks 21 recruits on first early signing day

COLUMBUS (AP) — The nation’s top-rated tight end and defensive tackle were among the 21 recruits locked up by Ohio State on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday. Jeremy Ruckert from Lindenhurst, New York, could make an immediate impact at tight end, with the departure of ...

WVU lands at least 19 recruits

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia has landed at least 19 recruits on the first day of the early signing period, including a four-star defensive lineman who joined his brother in staying close to home. Dante Stills of Fairmont Senior High School is the son of former West Virginia linebacker ...