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Top prospect’s roots are in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — The roots are important — just ask Reynard Horston. His great niece, Jordan Horston, is the No. 2 ranked women’s college basketball prospect in the country, recently signed to play for NCAA powerhouse Tennessee. Her roots come back to right here in Steubenville. ...

WVU men look to build off big win

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MORGANTOWN — Coming off its biggest win of the year, West Virginia (9-9, 1-5 Big 12) gets one day of rest before taking on a Baylor team fresh off a huge victory of its own over No. 8 Texas Tech. “That’s the way it is in this conference,” Moundsville native Chase Harler explained ...

No. 2 Baylor women roll past West Virginia, 79-47

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown turned the ball over once and missed a couple easy shots in the first few minutes Sunday. That earned Baylor’s senior All-America center a seat on coach Kim Mulkey’s bench. But when Brown returned to the game less than a minute later, she did so with a ...

New England wins OT thriller, heads back to the Super Bowl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New ...

Blown call, long FG sends LA to Atlanta

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the ...

Big Red’s Blasko takes OVAC’s top award

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WHEELING — To earn the coveted Bierkortte Award, symbolic of the Most Outstanding Wrestler during the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships, an individual must have just that — an outstanding tournament. Steubenville’s Peyton Blasko did that over the last ...

Brooke holds off Weir High late

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WEIRTON — The Brooke girls basketball team built a 17-point lead midway through the second quarter then had to hang on for a 45-43 win over rival Weir High Saturday afternoon inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. The win gives the Bruins a sweep of the two games between the teams this year ...

Madonna shakes off slow start, tops CCHS

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WEIRTON — Free throws do matter, just ask Madonna’s boys basketball squad. The Blue Dons scored their final eight points from the charity stripe Saturday afternoon to overcome an ugly start and earn an exciting 44-41 win over Catholic Central inside the Dube Dome. Chris Blair’s club, ...

Big fourth quarter lifts St. Clairsville over Big Red

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STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red girls’ basketball team had the advantage on the inside, but St. Clairsville had the advantage on the outside and the Red Devils used it. The visitors drained seven 3-pointers on the day and a big fourth quarter enabled St. Clairsville to rally for a 51-45 victory ...

Brooke girls runners up at OVAC swim meet

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WELLSBURG — Right when the first horn sounded, it was clear the Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville swimming teams were on a mission. The Patriots and Red Devils accomplished that mission in dominating fashion as both the Wheeling Park boys and girls teams claimed the 5A title, while St. ...

Two more announced for next OVAC Hall of Fame class

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BELLAIRE — The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame continues to take shape as two more honorees are set for induction on Aug. 17. A multi-sport standout who was especially productive in basketball and football as well as one of the valley’s most decorated soccer ...

Haley’s layup lifts West Virginia over No. 7 Kansas

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia’s Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake. “Go win the rest of them,” Self said. Wishful thinking, perhaps. But Huggins will gladly take this one over his friend in what has ...

OVAC Wrestling Tournament: Day 2

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WHEELING — After two full days of wrestling at the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships, Steubenville finds itself in third place overall and 14 local wrestlers remain in contention for OVAC titles. Steubenville had 128.5 points heading into the final round at Wheeling’s WesBanco on ...

Weir High continues rolling, defeats Brooke

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WELLSBURG — After playing a sloppy first half, Weir High got its game in high gear during the final 16 minutes, capturing a 59-41 victory over winless Brooke Friday night inside the Brooke Wellness Center. The Bruins (0-15) got some momentum going in the second quarter and held the lead ...

Big Red boys best Ferry for 2nd time

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MARTINS FERRY — Steubenville is an extremely athletic team with quality depth. Those two attributes came to the forefront Friday, night as Big Red gained a repeat win over Martins Ferry by a 77-68 count at Tolbert Gymnasium. Steubenville parlayed its pressure defense with a 10-deep ...

Toronto grabs road win; Indian Creek falls to EL

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EAST PALESTINE — For the second time this week, the Toronto boys basketball team defeated East Palestine, 64-38, on Friday. The Red Knights improve to 14-1, 10-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. After hosting Malvern on Monday, they can capture their second-straight conference title ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. Football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance to go over next season’s football schedule. All are welcome and memberships are ...

Patriots try to overcome road woes in AFC championship game

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn’t always been kind to them during the Tom Brady era. New England was unbeatable at home this season, going 8-0 during the regular season and rolling past the Los Angeles Chargers in the ...

Big first half lifts unbeaten Creek over Madonna

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WINTERSVILLE — If the Indian Creek girls basketball team was not in a league of its own before hosting the seventh-ranked West Virginia Class A squad on Thursday, it is now. With the pressure of staying unbeaten and hosting senior night looming, the Redskins put forth one of their best ...

Big Red sits fourth after first day

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WHEELING — Bonus points are always big in wrestling tournaments. That’s why the good teams rise to the top of those events. Beaver Local, Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park all recorded 10 pins during a rapid first night of the 66th-annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck ...