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East Liverpool downs Buckeye Local

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EAST LIVERPOOL — With a crucial game looming on the horizon, the East Liverpool Potters took great lengths not to let their attention stray from winless Buckeye Local this week. “I learned a lot from Larry Kehres when I played at Mount Union, and he taught me how crank up practices to ...

Indian Creek records second-straight shutout

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CALCUTTA — Sam Mazar threw three touchdowns, and Trevor Fante scored twice during Indian Creek’s 35-0 victory over Beaver Local on Friday. It is the second-straight week the Redskins (6-2) posted a shutout. They also clinch at least a share of the Buckeye 8 Athletic League North Division ...

No. 6 West Virginia looking to attack Iowa State

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AMES, Iowa — It has become more and more evident as the season unwinds that No. 6 West Virginia’s chances for maintaining its unbeaten record (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) and challenging for a first Big 12 Conference title and a spot in the College Football Playoff rest on its ability to build and ...

OCT. 12 PREP FOOTBALL SCORES

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Friday Ohio Akr. East 55, Akr. Ellet 13 Akr. Hoban 63, Parma Padua 8 Akr. Manchester 67, Orrville 31 Akr. SVSM 17, Akr. Buchtel 13 Alliance 21, Carrollton 0 Alliance Marlington 49, Can. South 14 Amanda-Clearcreek 47, Circleville 2 Anna 21, Coldwater 20 Ansonia 43, W. ...

Buckeyes seeking more from ground game vs Minnesota

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been lighting up the scoreboard with touchdown passes. Next up is Minnesota, and the No. 3 Buckeyes will try to get their running game back on track. Star tailbacks J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combined for just 3.2 yards per ...

Young Bengals trying to end Steelers’ domination of rivalry

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it’s like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the stands. Many of Kirkpatrick’s ...

Browns turn home field into advantage

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Empty seats. Anemic football. Bad vibes. Home field hasn’t meant any advantage in recent years for the Browns, who entered this season with three wins in their last 27 home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “The Factory of Sadness.” Madness has been the norm so ...

Oak Glen girls set sights on tourney after beating Brooke

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WELLSBURG — The teams on Paul “Bud” Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium on Thursday evening were simply heading in different directions. The Brooke girls soccer team, according to coach Elias Hannaoui, was wrapping a tough, building regular season. Ryan Well’s Oak Glen squad ...

Wheeling Park blanks Weir boys

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WEIRTON — The Weir boys soccer team struggled against Wheeling Park on senior night. The Patriots scored less than three minutes into the match and never looked back en route to a 7-0 victory Thursday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. “We knew what we were coming into,” first-year Weir coach Matt ...

Brooke boys top Oak Glen on senior night

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team edged Oak Glen, 2-1, Thursday night on Paul “Bud” Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium on senior night. Garret Bernardini and Josh Ferguson each scored for the Bruins, who finish the regular season 10-6-3. Nick Cruny and Hunter Adams each ...

Kessel’s hat trick powers Pens win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal. Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second ...

Watt triggering “Blitzburgh” resurgence

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — T.J. Watt is not trying to match his older brother sack for sack. Honest. It’s just sort of happening that way for the second-year Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, whose six quarterback takedowns through the first five weeks of the season have him tied with Cincinnati ...

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E.D.G.E.-Cavs set registration STEUBENVILLE — The E.D.G.E. Basketball-Cleveland Cavaliers Junior Cavs will hold 2018-19 registration for all Tri-State Area students in grades 1-6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Steubenville High School commons area. There are separate divisions for ...

Browns’ defense forcing turnovers at rapid rate

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BEREA (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes invented the turnover chain. The Browns borrowed that idea. They’ve been stealing everything else lately. With eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles in just five games, Cleveland’s defense leads the NFL with 15 takeaways — two more than the ...

Old rivalry back in action

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WEIRTON — Reeling from its fourth-straight loss to Fairmont Senior, Weir High returns to the friendly confines of Jimmy Carey Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday to renew an old rivalry, as a resurgent Edison football team comes to town with the intent of spoiling senior night for the Red ...

Madonna returns from bye ready

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WEIRTON — After spending what Madonna head coach Darrin Hicks said was a very productive bye week, the Blue Dons are eager to get back into action with the annual homecoming game. However, the task of winning will be difficult with the 5-1 Van Bulldogs, ranked 12th in the Class A ...

Oak Glen looks to continue winning ways

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NEW MANCHESTER — Some of the top athletes in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area will be on the field Friday night when Oak Glen hosts Harrison Central. “They are a much-improved team,” Harrison Central coach Anthony Hayes said of the Golden Bears. “I remember watching their ...

Big Red returns home, hosts Erie

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STEUBENVILLE — Erie High likes to run the football. To date, Big Red has been successful in defending the run. Something will have to give when the Royals visit Harding Stadium Friday for the first meeting between the schools. The kick is set for 7 p.m. Erie played its first season of ...

Crusaders looking for first home win

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STEUBENVILLE — Coach Al Rover and his Huron Heights football team are excited about their first visit to Ohio for Saturday’s noon contest with Catholic Central. “We are really looking forward to the trip,” Rover said earlier this week. “It’s the first time our program has traveled ...