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Central honors legends, area teams have a rough Week 5

STEUBENVILLE — Fifty years ago this fall, Catholic Central fielded one of the best teams to ever grace the gridiron in the Ohio Valley. The 1971 Crusaders finished unbeaten (they were 10-0) and untied while taking down many opponents much larger than themselves — both size and enrollment ...

Big Red falls to University in OVAC 5A tournament

STEUBENVILLE — Controlling the ball is half the battle. The No. 4 seed Big Red girls soccer team struggled to keep possession of the ball against No. 5 seed University, while the Hawks took full advantage of their possession en route to a 4-2 victory in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...

Football games canceled due to COVID issues

Three area teams found out their football games scheduled for this week are off, making it all six weeks of the season so far games have affected by COVID-19. Weir High announced Monday that due to quarantine, the Red Riders scheduled game with Marietta Friday at Jimmy Carey Stadium had ...

Meeting of quarterbacks

Saturday's Crusader Golf Outing at the Steubenville Country Club featured 24 teams and 96 golfers, including, from left, former Central quarterbacks John Mantica, Angelo Antonucci, Sam Fornsaglio, John Colaiacovo and Bob Chuba. The tournament was held as part of the CCHS Homecoming Hall of Fame ...

Big Red responds, fends off Brooke in OVAC match

WELLSBURG — For Big Red, just getting in the OVAC tournament was simply not enough on its own. They wanted to take advantage of the chance to play in the conference tourney and get a win. Greg Bowers’ club did just that on Monday, topping Brooke 3-1 in an OVAC Class 5A quarterfinal on ...

Big Red Volleyball sweeps Carrollton

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red volleyball team topped Carrollton in straight sets on Monday at home, 25-23, 27-25, 25-16. Mea Lulla led Steubenville with 18 points, two aces, 16 receptions, and 24 digs. Sarah Allen had 12 points, four kills, 10 receptions and 7 digs, Tori Mitchell 11 ...