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Crusaders advance in OVAC tournament

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STEUBENVILLE — On a day better suited for swimming at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field, the Catholic Central boys soccer team took advantage of sloppy conditions against Caldwell in an OVAC semifinal match on Monday. The Crusaders also had some fun along the way and eliminated the Redskins, ...

Beavers shut down Oak Glen

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CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s boys soccer team lived up to its top-seed billing with a 3-0 win over No. 4-seed Oak Glen on Monday in a Class 4A OVAC semifinal match. Josh Williams’ goal in the 25th minute got the Beavers on the board, followed by Chase Flati three minutes later. Aiden Lowe ...

Indian Creek’s roller coaster night ends in victory over Edison

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WINTERSVILLE — The roller coaster ride continued for the Indian Creek volleyball team against rival Edison. The Redskins struggled during the middle part of the first set and at the the end of the third against the Wildcats, but Indian Creek rallied from a deficit to defeat Edison in four, ...

Roethlisberger shines in Steelers victory

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TAMPA, Fla. — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant ...

CCHS gets Linsly for 1A/3A title

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WHEELING — The old saying goes that the only things that are for sure in life are death and taxes. It’s almost time to add a third event to that list, Linsly and Steubenville Catholic Central meeting in the Class 1A/3A championship game of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference boys’ ...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They’ll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the ...

Browns officially name Mayfield as the starting quarterback

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield’s heard all about the Browns’ quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in Cleveland before Mayfield, who ...

Briefs

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Barons honoring service members STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team will host Armed Services Night at 7 p.m.Friday at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. The Barons will face Capital University. During the 10-minute break, the Barons will honor all veterans and ...

Victories came in a variety of ways in a wet, stormy Week 5

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Victories came in a whole bunch of categories as the high school football season hit the halfway point. Big Red recorded what could be its first “24 minute” win on Friday, thumping Pittsburgh USO 35-8. Reno Saccoccia’s crew scored on five of its six possessions and compiled 256 rushing ...

OVAC week for local soccer teams

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The annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer championships will begin today and continue through the finals on Saturday. The boys and girls fields are broken down to the top four teams in each Class 1A-3A, Class 4A and Class 5A. Semifinal matches will take place today, Tuesday, Wednesday ...

Pirates Charities help out Toronto

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TORONTO — The Red Knight Baseball Complex has long been regarded as one of the premier facilities in the Ohio Valley. It’s only going to be getting better. Last week, Toronto City School officials received official word that their application for a Pirates Charities “Fields for ...

Brewers cruise past Pirates, 13-6

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PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...

Steelers will have to contend with Buccaneers potent offense

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback’s absence, they’re evolving into an offensive juggernaut that’s set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit ...

Tiger caps off amazing comeback

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ATLANTA (AP) — A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn’t seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He ...

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Big Red Boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome, and memberships available. Red Wings top Penguins, 3-2 PITTSBURGH — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a ...

Weir High gets back to winning ways

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PETERSBURG — Weir High bounced back from a disappointing loss to Keyser last week with a 25-15 victory over previously unbeaten Petersburg on Saturday The game was played in perfect football weather on the Vikings’ field in the mountains of eastern West Virginia. Donavan Kirby, who gained ...

Toronto finishes what it started

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TORONTO — The Toronto football team was finally able to finish off its second win of the season. Toronto and Leetonia both scored 14 points in the second half, but the Bears could not overcome their 14-point deficit to the Red Knights as Toronto came away with a 28-14 victory in an Eastern ...

CCHS dominates JFK

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WARREN — There may be a statistic that explains the percentages, but Steubenville Catholic Central coach Steve Daley wasn’t worried about specifics. His Crusaders were tied with John F. Kennedy at halftime, and the momentum seemed to swaying toward JFK, which rallied from a two-touchdown ...

WVU wins first Big 12 game over Kansas St.

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MORGANTOWN — No. 12 West Virginia (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) has been looking for more turnovers from its defense after forcing one in wins over the University of Tennessee (40-14) and Youngstown State (52-17). After the first 30 minutes of action in Saturday’s Big 12 opener against Kansas State, ...