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Big Red girls blank Weir High 2-0

STEUBENVILLE — Jared Robinson wants to see how his Big Red girls soccer squad handles tough tests as tournament time looms. It faced one Tuesday night at Harding Stadium in cross-river rival Weir High, and passed with a 2-0 victory. “We always know what Weir High is going to bring,” ...

Late surge powers unbeaten Red Riders by rival Brooke

WEIRTON — The Weir and Brooke boys soccer teams renewed their longstanding rivalry Tuesday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The game was scoreless for roughly 60 minutes, before Weir senior Joe Iafrate tallied a goal and an assist roughly 13 minutes apart to lead the Red Riders to a 2-0 victory ...

Park beats Big Red for ninth-straight victory, likely will get OVAC top seed

WHEELING — Wheeling Park has won nine-straight games and with Tuesday’s 5-0 victory against Steubenville at Wheeling Island Stadium, the Patriots have likely wrapped up the top seed in next week’s OVAC tournament. The cutoff date is Thursday. But, despite the winning streak and the ...

Catholic Central holds off Weir High in four sets

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central volleyball team held off Weir High in four sets, 25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24, on Tuesday. Theresa Bahen paced the Crusaders (9-5) with 18 points, nine kills, four aces, one block and 16 digs. Anna Godich had 12 points, nine kills, 20 assists, an ace, two ...

Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vazquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania ...

Mariners blank Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 ...

Buckeye Local golf tops Big Red

RAYLAND — The Buckeye Local golf team topped Big Red on Tuesday at Becwood Golf Course. The Panthers shot a team score of 180, while Steubenville had a 214. Big Red’s Micah Krause was the medalist with a 37. Olivia Gibas shot a 46, Frank Vostatek a 63 and Corryn Lahr a 68. For ...

Steelers begin post-Ben life by trading for Fitzpatrick

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Browns better under the lights, but many problems remain

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Odell Beckham switched on the afterburners and jetted away from the Jets for the longest touchdown of his career, the Browns put a disappointing loss and an emotional week behind them. They can breathe again. For a second. Under the bright lights and back where he ...

Ben Roethlisberger out for season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Creek rallies past Big Red again

STEUBENVILLE — The story was the same. The Indian Creek volleyball team dropped the first set against Big Red, but the Redskins responded and rallied to win the next three sets en route to winning the match in four sets, 19-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-19, inside the Crimson Center to sweep the ...

Red Riders stay unbeaten late

NEW MANCHESTER —The Weir High boys soccer team used a late goal on Monday evening to edge Oak Glen and stay undefeated. With about two minutes to go, Jericho Givens scored off a corner kick by Jacob Morgan to break a scoreless tie and give the Red Riders the victory. Weir High is now ...

Red Knights edge Wheeling Central

WHEELING — The Toronto volleyball team defeated Wheeling Central in five sets on Monday, 24-26, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23, 15-9. Maddie Anderson had 12 kills, Taylie Taylor had 37 digs and Madison Sapp had seven aces. The Red Knights are at Brooke tonight. Harrison Central sweeps ...

Toronto tops Indian Creek

TORONTO — The Toronto golf team topped Indian Creek on Monday at Dyer Country Club. The Red Knights shot a team score of 184, while the Redskins shot 205. Brennan Suffoletta was the medalist with a 44. Also for Toronto, Hunter Keenan shot 45, Anthony Porreca a 45 and Caleb Roberts 50. ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. had an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, and Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to beat the short-handed and banged-up New York Jets 23-3 on Monday night. Beckham, ...

Big numbers paved the way during Week 3

STEUBENVILLE — When it comes to scheduling Ohio opponents, more is better as far as veteran St. Francis coach Jerry Smith is concerned. Friday’s visit to Harding Stadium was the first of three-straight dates with Buckeye State foes for Smith and his now 1-1 Red Raiders. They will host ...

Roethlisberger, Conner injured, Seahawks edge Steelers 28-26

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger shook his right arm once. Then twice. And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers found their season at a crossroads just two weeks in. While Mason Rudolph filled in capably in the second half after Roethlisberger left with an unspecified right elbow injury ...

Storylines aplenty as Browns and Jets square off tonight

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Well, this isn’t quite how the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets expected to start the season. Both are coming off opening losses and look to avoid going 0-2 with a Monday night matchup loaded with juicy storylines, surprising twists and a slight hint of ...

Rizzo sprains ankle during Cubs’ 10-run win over Pirates

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago’s postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Baez, the team may now be without another star ...