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Redskins, Bruins clash

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WELLSBURG — Indian Creek travels to Brooke Memorial Stadium on Friday night for a rivalry matchup with the Bruins that goes way back in the communities. “It’s been a cool thing since we picked it back up,” Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor said. “I think it gives the communities and ...

Red Riders return home

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WEIRTON — Bouncing back from its lone loss, Weir High’s 25-15 win at Petersburg on Saturday could be the impetus the Red Riders need to have a successful second half of the season. The Riders (4-1) embark on that second half with the annual homecoming game at Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday ...

Golden Bears, Wildcats improving weekly

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RICHMOND — The teams battling at Cartwright Memorial Field on Friday night are, according to both coaches, much improved from a season ago and in for a battle when Edison hosts Oak Glen. “I think both teams have taken some steps forward,” first-year Edison coach Shane O’Brien said. ...

Blue Dons must win Saturday for possible playoff implications

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WEIRTON — Even though it is midway through the season, Madonna’s game Saturday with Clarksburg Notre Dame could have playoff implications as both teams go into the battle of West Virginia Catholic school rivals with several similarities. It will be the second home afternoon game for the ...

Big Red, Dover have a lot riding on the line

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STEUBENVILLE — Some serious computer points will be up for grabs Friday when Dover’s high-octane Tornadoes invade Harding Stadium to test Big Red. Both teams are 4-1 and both are highly ranked in this week’s OHSAA computer rankings. Dover is fourth in Division II, Region 7, while ...

Crusaders end road portion at Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE — Catholic Central will encounter a “much-improved” opponent when it visits Shamrock Stadium on Friday. Barnesville brings a 2-3 record into its annual Pumpkin Bowl, while Central stands at 4-1. The eighth all-time meeting between the schools (CCHS holds a 5-2 series lead ...

Harrison Central wants Coal Bucket trophy

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CADIZ — Harrison Central faces a tall task again Friday when it welcomes one of the top teams in Ohio Division IV in St. Clairsville. The game is a rivalry for first-year coach Anthony Hayes’ players, who are battling for the Coal Bucket trophy. “They are certainly going to be a ...

Blue Dons capture fifth-straight city championship

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WEIRTON — Bragging rights belong to Madonna once again. The Madonna volleyball team jumped out to early leads in all three sets against Weir, and the Blue Dons went on to sweep the Red Riders, 25-9, 25-17, 25-10, in the annual city championship game Wednesday on JoAnna Bernabei-McNamee ...

Big Red sweeps Catholic Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Sometimes, to get a point across, a coach has to get a little worked up to rally her team. Steubenville volleyball coach Lynn Meyer did that late in the third set of Wednesday’s match at Catholic Central, and her Big Red squad responded to close out a sweep of the ...

Mayfield brings brash ‘walk it, talk it’ edge

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top. He hasn’t changed much. And that’s what the Browns love about their rookie starting quarterback, ...

Dynamic duo lifts Oak Glen to OVAC championship game

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NEW MANCHESTER — A hat trick by Reece Enochs, two goals from Maggie Kovalcik and a six-goal advantage would make a great game for the Oak Glen girls soccer team. On Tuesday, the top-seeded Golden Bears accomplished that in the first seven minutes. They rode that momentum to a 12-1 victory ...

Lisbon gets EOAC win in Toronto

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TORONTO — The Toronto volleyball team battled, but Lisbon proved to be too tough to handle Tuesday night. The Blue Devils had some key runs in all three sets against the Red Knights, en route to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-16, sweep inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial Gymnasium. “What it is ...

Wheeling Central shuts down, eliminates Catholic Central

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WHEELING — There were two main goals for the Wheeling Central’s girls soccer team Tuesday night: Get senior standout Kenadee Wayt her 100th career goal and advance to the team’s third consecutive Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 1A/3A championship game. The first one came less than ...

Steubenville boys fall in OVAC 5A semifinal

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MORGANTOWN — The University boys soccer team, the top seed in the OVAC Class 5A tournament, defeated fourth-seeded Steubenville, 4-0, on Tuesday. University will face the winner of the Indian Creek-Wheeling Park matchup at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. Creek, the third seed, ...

Grier trying to make the correct call

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MORGANTOWN — When redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier comes to the line of scrimmage for No. 12 West Virginia with a play signaled in from offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, the veteran signal caller will look over the opposing defense and decide to either execute what is called or ...

Steelers hope win over Bucs is a sign of things to come

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald insists he wasn’t sending some sort of message when the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end extended his right arm toward Tampa Bay’s Chris Conte and jammed the Buccaneers defensive back into the turf on Monday night. It was a show of force that sprung ...

Pirates keep Cubs from clinching

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs lost again, and this one was particularly painful. Slugger Kris Bryant exited with a bruised left wrist, Mike Montgomery got hit hard over four-plus innings and the Cubs stumbled to a 6-0 defeat against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. For the ...

Pirates, Marlins game canceled

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The makeup game the Miami Marlins were supposed to play at the Pittsburgh Pirates on the day after the regular season ends has been canceled. The cancellation was announced Tuesday, after both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. The original game was ...

Crusaders advance in OVAC tournament

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STEUBENVILLE — On a day better suited for swimming at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field, the Catholic Central boys soccer team took advantage of sloppy conditions against Caldwell in an OVAC semifinal match on Monday. The Crusaders also had some fun along the way and eliminated the Redskins, ...