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Changes in Death Valley

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STEUBENVILLE — Much like a fine wine, Harding Stadium keeps getting better with age. One of the finest high school facilities in Ohio, Harding Stadium opened in 1930. Construction actually began in 1929, and the stadium was completed at a cost of $45,000. Since 2000, the Steubenville ...

Brooke returning lettermen

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The Brooke football team’s returing three-year letterman is Max Camilletti, top, left. The two-year returning lettermen on the left are, front, from left, Aaron Scipio, Drake Hukill, Camden Bates, Austin Williams and Joshua Shorts; back, from left, Andrew Stewart, Samuel Casto, David McCombs ...

From staff reports

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls soccer team opened its season with a 2-2 tie against East Fairmont on Friday. Ava Taylor scored both times for the Red Riders, while Bella Aperfine and Jules Gladowski recorded assists. Alexis Adams notched six saves in goal. Cheyenne Frederick and Becky ...

Toronto spikes Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — The Toronto volleyball team defeated Martins Ferry, 25-13, 25-18, 25-23, on Friday. Jocelyn Merideth led the team with 13 assists, three kills and four points. Madison Sapp recorded five points, four aces, two kills, one assist and four digs on the right side, along with ...

Pirates score twice in 9th to down Reds

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PITTSBURGH — Pablo Reyes hit a game-ending RBI single, driving in pinch-runner Joe Musgrove, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night. Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer Raisel ...

YSU begins season in FCS Kickoff Classic vs. Samford

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The Youngstown State football team opens the 2019 season with a Week Zero contest against Samford in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff Classic at 3 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be available on ESPN and iHeartRadio. YSU will be looking to get off to a good ...

Serena vs. Sharapova set for prime time at Open

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NEW YORK — Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open. The two tennis stars’ 22nd career meeting — and first at Flushing Meadows — will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the year’s ...

Pick Six: A journey through the Top 25 in 17 games

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Do a quick web search for “college football road trip” and a number of creative possibilities come up. The Sporting News outlined an impressive journey that includes several quick turnarounds. The travel mileage is helpfully included. Herosports.com mapped out a schedule of nearly 50 ...

Marshall leads Big Red to 10-0 win

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CADIZ — Jared Robinson’s goal for his Big Red girls soccer team is simple early in the season — get better every half. Steubenville did just that Thursday evening at Harrison Central, as it was in control most of the way to a 10-0 victory. “We came out and worked on things that we ...

Big Red uses its speed to win, 6-0

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CADIZ — It took the Big Red boys soccer team a few more days than anticipated to start the 2019 season, but once it did, there was no slowing it down. Steubenville put its team speed on full display Thursday evening at Harrison Central, controlling play throughout in a 6-0 win over the ...

Indian Creek returning letterman

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The Indian Creek returning letterman are, from left, kneeling, Tyler Smarrella, Logan Scheel, Gerald Walsh, Jeremy Brown, Sam Baska, Kaleb Fenske and Cam Franke; middle, Jonathan Guisto, Sam Mazar, Brock Lucas, Trevor Fante, Brandon Fleming, Brandon Hiles, Gage Simmons and Shawn McClurg; back, ...

Toronto, Oak Glen fall to East Liverpool

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NEW CUMBERLAND — the East Liverpool golf team defeated Toronto and Oak Glen on Thursday. The Potters finished with a team score of 176, while the Red Knights shot 203 and the Golden Bears 217. Toronto was led by Brennan Suffoletta with a 45. Hunter Keenan shot 52, Caleb Roberts and ...

Harrison Central tops Edison

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RICHMOND — The Harrison Central volleyball team defeated Edison in four sets on Thursday, 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 25-20. Lexi Ferguson led the Huskies with 24 assists, 11 digs and three blocks. Kobe Johnson had eight digs and six kills, while McKayla Dunkle contributed 12 kills and three ...

Scherzer, Nationals top Pirates, 7-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. “I can’t get hurt again,” the Washington Nationals ace said. “That’s just the reality of this.” Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the ...

Cervelli granted release by Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who’s worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a contender. The Pirates announced Thursday they had requested unconditional release waivers on the ...

T.J. Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth chart under new head coach Neal ...

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for fifth win in a row

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NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened ...

Briefs

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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. Memberships available. Steelers hire Sherman PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Ray Sherman to serve as the club’s ...

Madonna returning lettermen

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Madonna’s returning lettermen are, from left, front, Cameron Gray, Antonio Daddario, Nate Elias and Roman Baird; second row, Jakob McCombs, Angelo Quattrochi, Nathan Zanieski and Jacob Bonner; third row, Thomas Sessi, Mason Smith, Evan Bone, Nicholas Elias and Evan Quering; and back, Mark ...

Edison sneaks by Big Red in opener

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RICHMOND — The Edison volleyball team opened its season Wednesday with a hard-fought victory over Steubenville, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 12-25 and 15-13. Along with beginning the season 1-0, the Wildcats gave Todd Smith his first victory as head coach. “It looked like we forgot how to play ...