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Harrison reaches new heights, downs Edison

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CADIZ — The area’s highest-scoring boys’ basketball team reached new heights Friday night. Harrison Central, which entered its Buckeye 8 tilt against Edison averaging a shade over 76 points per game, put up a season-best 94 in cruising the Wildcats, 94-46, inside the John W. Stephenson ...

Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup

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INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Kevin Love’s latest move hasn’t made any of the Cavaliers screaming mad. There’s a positive change. Targeted by some teammates during a heated meeting this week, Love is returning to power forward after Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tweaked his lineup in hopes of ...

Union concerned after payroll cuts by the Marlins, Pirates

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NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players’ association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs’ behavior. The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. Big Red football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available. CCHS accepting ...

Madonna girls defend, hang on to win city championship

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls basketball team stopped a Weir High third period rally and pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their fifth straight city championship and eighth in the last nine by a score of 50-36 Thursday night before a standing room only crowd on the JoAnna Bernabei ...

Big Red girls keep OVAC hopes alive, down Oak Glen

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STEUBENVILLE — After letting Oak Glen hang around for the first half, Steubenville girls basketball coach Jeff Lombardo wanted to see his team take care of the basketball and create some distance between his Big Red and the Golden Bears. Steubenville won 55-29, but it was a 22-2 run that ...

Creek girls get revenge on CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — A week ago, Steubenville Catholic Central went to Indian Creek and recorded a big girls basketball victory. On Thursday, the Redskins turned the tables on the Crusaders. Creek, which leads the OVAC Class 5A standings, jumped out to an early lead then held on for an exciting ...

Penguins get Wild

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan can see confidence beginning to build for rookie forward Dominik Simon. Playing alongside Sidney Crosby certainly helps. Simon scored twice, Evgeni Malkin also scored two power-play goals and Crosby had three assists to reach ...

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CCHS accepting HOF nominations STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic Central Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2018 class. Applications can be picked up in the CCHS main office, must be completed in detail and are due no later than Feb. 9. The inductees will be ...

Central leaves its mark in Toronto

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TORONTO — Ten players dented the scoring column Wednesday as Catholic Central’s state-ranked girls basketball team pocketed a 62-29 victory over Toronto inside the George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium. The win was the 14th in 16 starts for the Crusaders, who were 10th in this week’s ...

Buckeye secures spot in Div. III semifinals

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CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local wrestling team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday night on its home mat in the Ohio Division III, Region 21 quarterfinal team duals to do something that the program has not done in a long time — advance to the regional semifinals/finals next week. The ...

Top ranked Wheeling takes it to CCHS boys

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STEUBENVILLE — Owen Gainer and Brent Price combined for 53 points to lead top ranked Wheeling Central to a convincing 76-61 win over Steubenville Catholic Central Wednesday night in the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Price went into the game needing just one point to join the Maroon Knight 1,000 ...

Champions recognized at Ohio House of Representatives

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The Steubenville Big Red football team received a resolution honoring its Division IV state championship during a Wednesday presentation in the Ohio House of Representatives. Among those on hand were, from left, front, Javon Davis and Lucas Koval; and back, Reuben Saxon; Marlon Lawrence; Zach ...

Thome gets his call to the hall along with three other stars

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NEW YORK (AP) — Over 600 home runs. More than 600 saves. A .300 career average. In the age of baseball analytics, there’s still room in the Hall of Fame for big, round numbers you can count on. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were rewarded Wednesday, ...

Oak Glen squeaks by Weir High for ninth straight win

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys basketball team just keeps rolling, and not even a pair of Weir High players producing double-doubles was enough to slow it down. The Golden Bears overcame a slow start and made several key shots in the fourth quarter to defeat the rival Red Riders, ...

Steubenville gets technical, drains John Marshall

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STEUBENVILLE — A technical foul is usually a bad thing, but that proved to not be the case for the Big Red boys basketball team against John Marshall. Instead, the technical served as motivation for Big Red, as they broke open a close game and pulled away from the Monarchs en route to a ...

Brooke boys unable to find groove, fall hard to Morgantown

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WELLSBURG — Brooke boys basketball coach Cam Koehler has been preaching consistency to his players and, in the new year his Bruins have shown improvement. The bottom fell out Tuesday night, however, as Morgantown invaded the Brooke Wellness Center and went home with a 64-20 ...

Big Red receives another award

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Members of the Ohio Division IV state championship Steubenville football team received the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the 13th-annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions before the boys basketball contest against John Marshall on Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. Big Red ...

Toronto hangs on to beat Lisbon

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LISBON — On the verge of getting blown out in the third quarter, the Lisbon boys basketball team showcased a lot of resilience and pushed Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference co-leader Toronto to the limit Tuesday. However, the Red Knights collected themselves in time and made all the big plays ...