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Reitter, Weir High’s D stuffs Brooke, 29-12

WELLSBURG — Friday night’s conclusion to another installment of the Weir High-Brooke rivalry was exactly how the Red Riders envisioned and, in turn, the opposite of how the Bruins wanted to send its 18 seniors out during their home finale. With 17 seconds remaining, Josh Shorts fired a ...

Mitchell helps Huskies hold off Buckeye Local, keep V.A.L.E.S trophy

CADIZ — With the big numbers Kobe Mitchell puts up offensively, it would be easy for one to forget the senior standout is a star on the defensive side of the ball, too. It was a defensive play by the University of Akron basketball recruit that shifted the course of the game and put ...

Crusaders drop one to Trinity

MORGANTOWN — Catholic Central concluded its season with a tough 14-10 defeat to Morgantown Trinity on Friday. The Crusaders (1-9) scored first on a 3-yard run following a 30-yard pass. They ended the first quarter up, 7-0. Trinity answered in the second quarter on a 29-yard TD pass from ...

Fields, Ohio State expect best shot from Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State’s season-opening blowout of Nebraska, operating the Buckeyes’ offense with such efficiency pollsters vaulted his team to No. 3 in the polls after four quarters of nearly flawless ...

Back-to-back city champions

WEIRTON — It would have been easy for the Weir High volleyball team to think Madonna could not compete with it for the city championship on Thursday. After all, the Blue Dons only had two practices to prepare for it and have not played in a game for more than two weeks. A Madonna player ...

Oak Glen girls eliminated in regional championship

FAIRMONT — The Oak Glen girls soccer team fell short of making it back to the West Virginia state tournament after falling to Fairmont Senior, 2-1, in overtime Thursday in the Class AA/A Region 1 championship. The Golden Bears (17-3-1) struck first on a Reece Enochs goal within the first ...

Steelers, Ravens renew rivalry

The fierce NFL rivalry between the Steelers and Ravens lost some of its luster last year when Pittsburgh stumbled to the finish without injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Baltimore swept the Steelers, capping a 14-2 regular season by playing its backups in a 28-10 rout. The Ravens had ...

Penn State’s goal is to stop Fields

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton saw something new this week as he watched recent film of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It's an attribute that could make it even tougher for the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions to contain one of the country's most mobile and ...

Better without Beckham? Stats say maybe

CLEVELAND (AP) — The numbers don't lie. Baker Mayfield has been a better quarterback for the Browns when Odell Beckham isn't around. The eyes don't deceive either. Mayfield lacked on-field chemistry over two seasons with Beckham, forcing passes to the speedy, sometimes needy, star wide ...

Freshmen duo leads No. 16 Kansas State to WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) - A pair of freshman have helped lead No. 16 Kansas State's rise to the top of the Big 12 standings. Quarterback Will Howard and running back Deuce Vaughn certainly haven't done it by themselves, surrounded by some special teams magic and defensive stops along the way. The ...

Steelers’ sack streak at 63 and counting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play that launched one of the most impressive streaks in NFL history began innocently — or maybe menacingly is the better word — with James Harrison in full flight, his No. 92 a blur as he chased down Joe Flacco for a 12-yard loss on a sunny afternoon in ...

Anything can happen when Brooke, Weir square off

WEIRTON — It’s rivalry week again for Weir High and Brooke, as each prepares to face the other Friday night at Brooke Memorial Stadium. The opening kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. While both teams are getting near the end of a lackluster 2020 football campaign with 1-6 records, it goes ...

Route 43 Bowl on tap Saturday

WINTERSVILLE — Having the rug ripped out from underneath one and being forced to take two weeks off would be a challenge in any walk of life. For many during the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine measures it has brought, it’s been a reality. For Indian Creek’s football team, who ...

Big Red continues search for an opponent

STEUBENVILLE — When discussing the possibility of scheduling additional games following last week’s victory over Martins Ferry, Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia simply said, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” “I told our players whoever wants to keep playing should be at the field ...

Blue Dons still battling for a playoff berth

WEIRTON — With incentives like a state playoff berth and the OVAC title on the line, Madonna coach Dan Rovira said his Blue Dons are preparing hard for a trip to the Youngstown area of Ohio to play Mathews Friday night. Madonna found out at the last minute last week that its final home game ...

V.A.L.E.S. Trophy on the line Friday night in Cadiz

CADIZ — Buckeye Local and Harrison Central have been battling for the V.A.L.E.S. Trophy, created to honor military veterans, to close the season for close to a decade now. This year, the week leading up is different due to COVID-19, but the meaning of the game is as strong as ever with ...

Crusaders prepare for final game against Trinity

STEUBENVILLE — Anthony Agresta and his Catholic Central football team will wrap up the 2020 season with a road trip to Morgantown Trinity Friday. The Crusaders stand at 2-7 following last week’s loss to Buckeye Local. Trinity, which has had several games cancelled due to COVID-19, is 2-2. ...

Playoff positioning on the line for Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — Head coach Ted Arneault received exactly what he was looking for when Oak Glen scheduled Frankfort at the beginning of the season. The Golden Bears head to Frankfort Friday as the fourth-ranked team in Class AA. The Falcons, meanwhile, are in third. This is a huge game for ...

Toronto closes curtain with one more goal unclaimed

TORONTO — Overall, 2020 was a successful season for the Toronto football team, even though it cannot accomplish one final goal. The Red Knights drop the curtain at 5-4, including a Division VII home playoff victory a few weeks back. Players such as Garrett Dozier and B.J. Pearson had seasons ...

Big Red boys soccer team falls in OT heartbreaker

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore goalkeeper J.P. Walsh has stepped up big for the Steubenville boys soccer team all season long. Wednesday night’s Division II East 2 District semifinal match at New Philadelphia was no different. He finished with 14 saves but needed at least one more to keep ...