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Wildcats celebrate home opener, senior night with huge win over CCHS

RICHMOND — Edison celebrated senior night and its first home appearance of the 2020 season by rolling to a 41-7 victory over Catholic Central Friday on Cartwright Memorial Field. The now 3-1 Wildcats scored all their touchdowns on the ground and finished with 350 rushing yards. Sophomore ...

Turnovers hurt Toronto in loss to Bellaire

TORONTO — A poor showing on offense can really hurt a defense. Toronto struggled to move the ball most of the night against Bellaire's stifling defense, forcing the Red Knights' defense to stay on the field quite a bit. In the end, the Big Reds were able to wear down Toronto, as it recorded ...

Creek pockets first win over Buckeye Local

YORKVILLE — Indian Creek entered Friday night's game against homestanding Buckeye Local in uncharted waters. The Redskins have blossomed into an OVAC big-school power over the past 18 years under the adept tutelage of head coach Andrew Connor. His youthful and rebuilding charges entered the ...

Mitchell, Bertolino pace Huskies past Union Local, 40-20

MORRISTOWN — With its top two tailbacks sidelined with injuries, Harrison Central turned to a newcomer. The Huskies also had Kobe Mitchell. With Mitchell accounting for five touchdowns and converted guard Nathan Bertolino rambling for 75 yards and six points, the Huskies (3-1) bounced back ...

Blue Dons blanked by Conotton Valley

BOWERSTON – Madonna fell in a deep, early hole and was never able to recover Friday night, falling 48-0 at Conotton Valley. The loss moves the Blue Dons to 1-2 on the season. The Rockets improved to 3-1. Conotton Valley opened up a 34-0 lead in the first quarter and scored a touchdown ...

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES 9-18

Friday Ohio Akr. Coventry 21, Norton 14 Albany Alexander 30, Bidwell River Valley 0 Alliance Marlington 45, Salem 35 Amanda-Clearcreek 38, Circleville 18 Andover Pymatuning Valley 42, Fairport Harbor Harding 7 Ansonia 53, Union City Mississinawa Valley 7 Arcadia 53, Cory-Rawson ...

Cardinals earn doubleheader sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cardinals rookie Dylan Carlson’s three-run homer capped a six-run outburst in the sixth inning against the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, helping lift St. Louis to a 7-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep. The Cardinals took the opener 6-5 behind home ...

Indians hold on in 9th for victory over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Zach Plesac pitched impressively into the eighth inning, and Brad Hand worked out of a jam in the ninth to send the Cleveland Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Francisco Lindor drove in the game’s only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly, ...

Steelers’ Conner says ankle is moving in right direction

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh running back James Conner believes he’ll be able to play on his balky left ankle on Sunday when the Steelers host Denver in their home opener. Conner left a season-opening win over the New York Giants on Monday in the first half after something “wasn’t ...

Reed takes lead at U.S. Open

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Every shot required full attention. Every hole was a test. Every par was valued. Patrick Reed embraced every aspect of it Friday when the U.S. Open lived up to its reputation as the toughest test in golf, and so did Winged Foot. “I love the grind,” Reed said, ...

Lakers roll past Nuggets in West finals opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Slow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets. It was a strong statement to their opponent — and maybe to the NBA’s MVP voters. Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron ...

Giannis NBA’s MVP again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these ...

Big Red shook, shut down by New Philadelphia Quakers

NEW PHILADELPHIA — A rare road appearance under the Thursday night lights just did not work out well for Big Red. New Philadelphia dominated play on both sides of the ball, scored points off three Big Red turnovers (the visitors turned it over five times in all) and rolled to a 31-0 victory ...

Catholic Central girls soccer team scores early and often vs. Madonna

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central girls soccer team wanted it more than Madonna on Thursday. The Crusaders scored a goal about two minutes into the match, and they controlled the game from that point on, en route to a 4-1 victory against Madonna to knock the Blue Dons from the ranks of ...

Brooke’s Ryan Bilby wins 3rd-straight OVAC golf title

WHEELING — Brooke coach Ron Ujcich Jr. said he wanted two things from senior star Ryan Bilby at the beginning of the season. Bilby delivered both on Thursday, as he secured his third straight OVAC 5A championship at Oglebay’s Jones Course. “That was one of the most incredible rounds ...

Brault tosses two-hit gem as Pirates beat Cardinals

PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL ...

Browns hold off late surge by Bengals, prevail 35-30

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on the NFL’s 100th birthday. Mayfield connected with ...

Red Riders improving, set to welcome Linsly

WEIRTON — Many coaches have said that football teams show their most improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, and Weir High fit right into that cliche albeit in a losing effort at Frankfort. The Red Riders had difficulty getting the offense going against John Marshall in the opener but had a good ...

Madonna needs to get running game going

WEIRTON — The 1-1 Madonna Blue Dons are on the road again this week, traveling to upstart Conotton Valley. It will be the third of four straight road games that open the 2020 Blue Don schedule. Game time Friday is 7 p.m. The Rockets now are 2-1 after their 34-13 victory last Thursday over ...

Big Red on the road again

NEW PHILADELPHIA—For unbeaten Big Red, the second half of its 2020 season consists of three on the road, starting with a rare appearance tonight inside Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium. Steubenville, which is ranked sixth in the first Ohio AP Division III poll, will be looking for a little ...