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Bourque makes another trip to Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Making his second appearance in the area in recent months, it would be easy to think that Steubenville has taken to Pittsburgh Penguins legend Phil Bourque. It indeed has, but so has Bourque taken to Steubenville. “It’s taken a liking to me, but I have taken a liking ...

Connor lifts Central in double OT

STEUBENVILLE — Don Ogden’s initial victory as Catholic Central’s boys basketball coach couldn’t have come in a more dramatic fashion. Senior Luca Connor drained a three as time was winding down Friday to give the Crusaders a thrilling 54-51 double overtime victory over River inside ...

Organic chemistry; LB duo Watt, Dupree thriving for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling. Bud ...

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play for Steelers against Bills

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Despite some encouraging signs to the contrary earlier in the week, the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers offense won’t be getting its top wide receiver back for what is a crucial game this weekend. JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play when the Steelers host the Buffalo Bills ...

Red Riders best another rival on back-to-back nights, 49-30

WELLSBURG — Sophia Mikula scored 20 points and Taylor Nutter snared 16 rebounds, as the Weir High girls went on the road for the first time this season to defeat Brooke, 49-30, Thursday night inside the Wellness Center. The teams battled evenly until Nutter made 1 of 2 free throws that gave ...

Taylor’s 30 point night leads Oak Glen past Brooke, 63-48

NEW MANCHESTER — Zach Taylor led the way for the Oak Glen boys basketball team on Friday night, dropping 30 points in a 63-48 win over Brooke at home. Taylor connected for four 3-pointers and was 6 of 6 from the foul line. Also reaching double figures for the Golden Bears, now 2-1, was ...

Creek improves to 5-0, beats Beaver

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team remained perfect with a 68-38 home victory over Beaver Local on Thursday. Kylie Kiger led the Redskins (5-0) with 18 points. Makenzie Taylor and Hailey Clark recorded 13 points apiece, while Ally Tweedy and Taylor Jones each scored 11 ...

Red Knights bounce back, hold off Edison

TORONTO — Toronto had a little more left in its gas tank than Edison did down the stretch. The pesky Wildcats proved to be a thorn in the side of the Red Knights for a good bit of the game, as they turned a double-digit deficit into a one-point advantage. However, the Red Knights licked ...

Penguins prevail in OT over Columbus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another win. Bryan Rust scored a power-play ...

Love, Cavs rally by Spurs, 117-109, in OT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Love hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied past the San Antonio Spurs 117-109 in overtime Thursday night to stop an eight-game losing streak. Love had 10 points in the ...

AP Player of the Year: QB Joe Burrow, first winner from LSU

What figures to be an award-winning week for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is underway. Burrow was named The Associated Press college football player of the year presented by Regions Bank on Thursday in a landslide vote, making him the first LSU player to win the the 21-year-old award. Burrow, ...

Weir High ends rival’s perfect start

WEIRTON — The Weir High girls basketball team has been in every game so far this season despite starting off 1-3. After trailing Oak Glen by 11 points through one quarter Wednesday night, it looked to be an off night against a team that entered with a 3-0 record. However, a switch flipped. ...

Three Golden Bears, one Red Rider headline W. Va. Class AA all-state list

Weir High’s Sebastian Spencer, along with Oak Glen’s Michael Lemley, Hunter Patterson and Kyle O’Connor, were announced as West Virginia Class AA all-state first-teamers. Spencer, who excelled in all three phases of the game, is a first-team selection as a utility player on defense. As ...

Linsly grinds out win over Big Red girls

STEUBENVILLE — Offensive patience and defensive hustle helped Linsly grind out a 41-26 girls basketball victory over Big Red Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. “It was a grind tonight,” Linsly coach Rebecca Upton said after her Cadets improved to 2-2. “I’m proud of our kids for ...

Toronto girls ride huge third quarter to defeat Huskies

CADIZ — The Toronto girls basketball team rode a huge third quarter to best Harrison Central, 61-52, on Wednesday. The Red Knights (3-2) and Huskies (1-5) were tied 27-27 at halftime. Toronto then outscored Harrison Central, 24-9, in the third and held on despite being outscored, 16-10, in ...

Prime time to feature Edmunds rivalry

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds aspired to one day play in the NFL, ...

Browns’ Mayfield not fueled by college rift with Cards coach

BEREA (AP) — Baker Mayfield won’t forget what happened between him and Kliff Kingsbury. Some scars remain. However, it appears the Browns quarterback has forgiven one of his former college coaches. “It’s in the past,” Mayfield said Wednesday of his issues when he played at Texas ...

Schedule released for Roughriders

WHEELING — The National Arena League unveiled its 2020 schedule Wednesday, and the campaign will begin with the inaugural Kickoff Classic April 4 in the Friendly City. The contest will match the West Virginia Roughriders and the defending champion Jacksonville Sharks in a “Champion vs. ...

Harden scores 55, Rockets withstand scare from Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — James Harden dropped another one of those demoralizing step-back 3-pointers that have made him famous, causing Cavaliers rookie Kevin Porter Jr. to look at Cleveland’s bench for help. Nothing could be done. “He made a lot of shots you can’t do anything about,” ...

Weir High defends home court over rival

WEIRTON — Old rivals Weir High and Oak Glen went at it Tuesday night in a fast-paced game that saw its share of very nice and even great plays, but there also was a lot of sloppiness. Weir High came back from a two-point halftime deficit to take the mutual season opener for both teams by a ...