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Big Red’s Randy Mitchell makes a tackle against Perry’s Tyler Horvath with help from teammate Eric Lulla. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Big Red tops Perry for fifth-straight regional title

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NILES – Big Red rode a “fantastic first half” to a 33-21 victory over Perry in the Division IV, Region 13 championship game Friday inside Bo Rein Memorial Stadium. The win gives Steubenville its fifth-consecutive regional title and sends it into next week’s state semifinals. Big Red ...

Browns’ Hue Jackson among NFL coaches on the hot seat

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(AP) - Hue Jackson’s position on an NFL coaching hot seat is no surprise. Nothing was expected of the Browns anyway. Ben McAdoo’s spot on a similarly burning seat is stunning because plenty was projected for the Giants. Those are the two most prominent cases of a head coach in trouble ...

Meyer says No. 8 Ohio State won’t look past Illinois

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn’t want his team to overlook Illinois, the Big Ten basement dweller visiting Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Meyer prohibited talk among players of the upcoming Michigan game or the Big Ten championship game that may follow. And he ...

No. 24 West Virginia looks to keep Texas from bowl eligibilty

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman has been sorting through a lot of firsts in his debut season. The one he’s still waiting for is a marquee victory. The Longhorns (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) are winless in four tries against ranked opponents, and while going on the road to face No. 24 ...

Emotions should be high when Virginia Tech hosts Pittsburgh

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Emotions could be high for Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Hokies (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are home against Pittsburgh (4-6, 2-4), and the game will be the final one at Lane Stadium for 17 seniors who will be honored before the contest. Center Eric Gallo isn’t sure how he will ...

Jaguars can’t overlook winless, hungry Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are talking big and thinking bigger. This week, there was discussion about division titles, playoffs, and — get this — even making the Super Bowl. But before they get too far ahead of themselves and before the rest of the NFL takes them more ...

Cavs’ Rose out at least two more weeks with injury

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ problems at point guard aren’t getting much better. Derrick Rose, who was supposed to handle starting duties while Isaiah Thomas recovers from a hip injury, could miss three more weeks with a left ankle injury that has bothered him for a month. Rose ...

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Weir Boosters meeting Tuesday WEIRTON — The Weir Soccer Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the team room at the high school. Barons host Central East Cup STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan athletic department and rugby team is hosting the 2017 NSCRO Central East Cup featuring the ...

CUTTING IT BACK — Weir’s Sebastian Spencer makes moves looking for room to run with Will Rupert (51) and Mason Rice (75) blocking during the Red Riders loss to Bridgeport Saturday in the opening round of the West Virginia Class AA playoffs. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Red Riders’ future bright after another playoff trip

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WEIRTON — The Weir High football team’s 2017 season came to a close last Saturday with the 35-12 loss to No. 3 Bridgeport (10-1), but it wasn’t all doom and gloom on the bus ride back home for a couple of reasons. The Red Riders went into the season with a promising group of 15 ...

FINDING HOLES — Madonna’s Donavan Kirby looks for hole during the Blue Dons’ loss to Sherman at Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday in the opening round of the West Virginia Class A playoffs. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Hicks doesn’t let playoff loss overshadow Dons’ turnaround

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WEIRTON — When the Madonna football team got off to such a torrid start reeling off wins, a lot of eyebrows raised. After a couple of straight 2-8 seasons, such a huge turnaround didn’t seem to be in the cards. But the Blue Dons continued to win and reached as high as fourth in the state ...