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Women’s shooting clinic set NEW CUMBERLAND — A National Rifle Association Women on Target shooting clinic for women will be held Oct. 7 at the Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club. The cost is $35, which includes loaner firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection, lunch and refreshments. ...

BIG RIVALRY — Steubenville’s Gabriella Lulla and Catholic Central’s Allie Zapolnik battle for possession of the ball on Wednesday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Big Red girls sneak by Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s two teams squared off Wednesday night at Catholic Central’s Tony Recinella Soccer Field, and it was visiting Steubenville Big Red who came away with a 2-0 victory in the rivalry game. “It’s always nice,” Big Red coach Jared Robinson said. “We’ve ...

Crusaders pick up a win over Bellaire

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central defeated Bellaire St. Johns in volleyball play Wednesday night at home, 3-0. Alissa Burchfield had 14 kills. Grace Godich had nine kills. Karmen DiBiase had 11 assists. Bonnie Thibault had 11 assists. Central is now 8-4 on the season. The ...

PREP ROUNDUP

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Creek wins on senior night MINGO JUNCTION — Kelsey Lewis had three goals and three assists to lead Indian Creek to an 8-4 soccer victory over John Marshall on senior night. Hannah Titi, Madelyn Yoho, Ashley Yaich and Aiamyia Dudley each added a goal. Rileigh Gualtiere had one goal and ...

Crowell wants ball more, extension

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BEREA (AP) — While Isaiah Crowell is running, his mind is racing. As hard as he tries not to focus on his contract situation with the Browns, Cleveland’s leading rusher said there’s barely a moment when he’s not thinking about a future payday. “During the game, after the game, ...

Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien says “you can’t hide in the NFL.” Pro Picks can hide its eyes from the Thursday night extravaganza, which this week, uh, features the Rams against the 49ers. Los Angeles is one of nine visiting teams favored in Week 3; it’s 10 if you count the Ravens ...

PREPARING FOR BATTLE — Steubenville head coach Reno Saccoccia and his team prepares for its matchup with St. Joseph’s Catholic on Sept. 8 (photo by Michael D. McElwain).

No rest for the best

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STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia likes how his 2017 Big Red football team has progressed to date, but he’s also quick to point out there’s still plenty of work ahead. “I like the way we are playing,” the veteran coach said. “We just have to get better on technique on both sides of ...

RUNNING BY — Weir’s Chad Custer runs for yards against Oak Glen on Aug. 25 (photo by Joe Catullo).

Weir seeks revenge in rare Saturday afternoon contest

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WEIRTON — Weir High was riding high last week with a lofty state ranking of a tie for second with perennial powerhouse Bridgeport. The 21-18 loss at Keyser last week dropped the Red Riders to a three-way tie for eighth in this week’s WVSSAC rankings with Bridgeport and North Marion. Now, ...

POINT TAKEN — Steubenville Catholic Central head coach Steve Daley points to his coaches before a game against Oak Glen on Sept. 2 (photo by Joe Catullo).

Crusaders limp into Saturday

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STEUBENVILLE — Another week, another difficult opponent — so it goes for Steve Daley and his banged up Catholic Central Crusaders. Coming off two tough road losses at 3-1 Western Reserve and 3-0 South Harrison, the Crusaders will return to Harding Stadium Saturday, welcoming once-beaten ...