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Time to talk Ohio playoffs

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STEUBENVILLE — Opt-in day for the modified Ohio football playoffs has come and gone, and six of the seven teams in the Herald Star/Daily Times coverage area decided to join the chase for a state championship. The lone school opting out is Catholic Central (more on the CCHS decision appears ...

Steelers defeat Broncos, go to 2-0

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PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers ...

DeChambeau conquers Winged Foot to win U.S. Open for first major

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 ...

Flaherty fans 11 as Cardinals top Pirates, 2-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off ...

Oak Glen wins shootout over John Marshall, 55-46

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NEW MANCHESTER — Ted Arneault said John Marshall would be Oak Glen's toughest test yet, and he was correct. The Golden Bears scored early and often, opened up a big lead and did enough to hang on for a 55-46 victory over a Monarchs team that would not go away Friday night at the Bear's Den. ...

Big plays lift Linsly, hurt Weir High

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WEIRTON — Linsly scored two quick touchdowns in the final 1:23 of the first half to blow open a close game and leave Weir High wondering what hit it Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The final score was 42-7. The young Red Riders (0-3) were able to hang with the Cadets, who won their ...

Turnovers hurt Toronto in loss to Bellaire

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...