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Big Red boys soccer team on to OVAC finals

STEUBENVILLE — Finishing was not a problem for the Big Red boys soccer team against John Marshall on Tuesday. Second-seeded Steubenville recorded three goals in the first 3:30 and never looked back, en route to an 8-1 victory against the third-seeded Monarchs in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...

Steubenville girls soccer team holds on to advance to OVAC finals

STEUBENVILLE — The match was worthy of the old NFL “Aloca presents: Fantastic Finishes!” commercials of the 1970s and 80s. Trailing by a goal with less than a minute to play, a Brooke player ripped a shot on goal from inside the box. However, Big Red goalie Lakyn Blackburn made the ...

Together We Care benefit soccer tourney slated Oct. 3

STEUBENVILLE — The eighth-annual Together We Care soccer tournament will be held Oct. 3 at Harding Stadium. Boys and girls soccer teams from Catholic Central, Indian Creek, Edison and Steubenville Big Red will compete during the day while looking to build awareness and raise money to help ...

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VOLLEYBALL Brooke 3, Weir High 1 WEIRTON — Brooke bounced back from a first-set loss to defeat Weir High, 27-29, 25-20, 25-23, 26-24, on Tuesday. Preslie Ridgely led the Bruins (7-4) with 34 kills, nine digs and three aces. Ava Bolen had 14 kills and five blocks. Ella Haught contributed ...

Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th, but Cubs still clinch playoff spot

PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings. The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot ...

Ramirez’s walk-off blast clinches Tribe playoff spot

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, Jose Ramirez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason ...

Nuggets take Game 3 to close gap in West finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los Angeles’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets lost almost all of a 20-point ...

OVAC soccer tournament field to be limited

COVID-19 has struck the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer playoffs, especially in Class 1A/3A and Class 5A, as several West Virginia schools are not allowed to participate due to state restrictions. On the boys side, Wheeling Central (5-1-0) and University High (2-0-0) would have been ...

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VOLLEYBALL Brooke 3, CCHS 2 STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke volleyball team got its sixth win in 10 matches this season, defeating Catholic Central in a five set battle on the road Monday night. The Bruins dropped the first two sets 27-25 and 25-23, before rallying back to win the final ...

Cubs blank Pirates, 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Chicago Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Lester (3-2) struck out one and walked one in his first victory since Aug. 11. He ...

Lightning win Game 2, even Stanley Cup Finals

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. Kucherov had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat in the first period before Kevin Shattenkirk scored and the ...

Luck runs out for Brees, Saints in Vegas as Raiders win home opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24 on Monday night. The new $2 billion stadium in the desert held its first event ...

Time to talk Ohio playoffs

STEUBENVILLE — Opt-in day for the modified Ohio football playoffs has come and gone, and six of the seven teams in the Herald Star/Daily Times coverage area decided to join the chase for a state championship. The lone school opting out is Catholic Central (more on the CCHS decision appears ...

Steelers defeat Broncos, go to 2-0

PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers ...

DeChambeau conquers Winged Foot to win U.S. Open for first major

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 ...

Flaherty fans 11 as Cardinals top Pirates, 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off ...

Twice is nice for Aperfine, Weir High girls keep city championship

WEIRTON — Beginning with the opening kick, the Weir High girls soccer team came out of the gates Saturday afternoon with an aggressive mindset. After all, it was for the city championship, and the Red Riders did not want to give the trophy back to Madonna. Weir High held possession for ...

Oak Glen wins shootout over John Marshall, 55-46

NEW MANCHESTER — Ted Arneault said John Marshall would be Oak Glen's toughest test yet, and he was correct. The Golden Bears scored early and often, opened up a big lead and did enough to hang on for a 55-46 victory over a Monarchs team that would not go away Friday night at the Bear's Den. ...

Big plays lift Linsly, hurt Weir High

WEIRTON — Linsly scored two quick touchdowns in the final 1:23 of the first half to blow open a close game and leave Weir High wondering what hit it Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The final score was 42-7. The young Red Riders (0-3) were able to hang with the Cadets, who won their ...

Wildcats celebrate home opener, senior night with huge win over CCHS

RICHMOND — Edison celebrated senior night and its first home appearance of the 2020 season by rolling to a 41-7 victory over Catholic Central Friday on Cartwright Memorial Field. The now 3-1 Wildcats scored all their touchdowns on the ground and finished with 350 rushing yards. Sophomore ...