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Weir High names Cowden next baseball coach

WEIRTON — Dave Cowden was approved by the board Monday night to become, technically, the third Weir High head baseball coach in the last 10 months. Although there have been many faces, Cowden believes there will not be much of an adjustment period because he was an assistant the previous ...

Huskies dance to the tune of a hard-fought win over Crusaders

STEUBENVILLE — Normally a high-scoring powerhouse on any given night, Harrison Central showed a different, more aggressive and physical side to itself Tuesday night at Catholic Central. The referees let the squads play and did not blow their whistles for most of the contest. There were 44 ...

Big Red completes season sweep over Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — Basketball is a game of runs, and Steubenville is known for its ability to score quickly and in bunches. Keyed by multiple runs, Big Red pulled away and defeated rival Indian Creek, 60-38, Tuesday night on the road to sweep the season series. Big Red raced out to an early ...

Red Knights explode for 73 points, down Beallsville

BEALLSVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball team cruised to a 73-39 victory over Beallsville on Tuesday. Brant Reeves led the Red Knights with 16 points. Shane Keenan poured in a doze, and Nathan Chociej added 11. Toronto tentatively travels to Edison on Friday. Toronto 73, Beallsville ...

Crusaders rely on defense for win over Wildcats

RICHMOND — More often than not this season, Catholic Central will foul a ton because of its pressure defense and even become erratic at certain points of any given contest. Against Edison on Monday, that same defense was sound and played very smart throughout most of the night. They had to ...

Zatta, Central girls hang on, defeat Buckeye Local

RAYLAND — Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch — and another dazzling performance from junior Katie Zatta — lifted Catholic Central to a 49-44 road victory over Buckeye Local on Monday. The now 3-7 Crusaders hoisted 25 freebies on the night, knocking down 19. During the final ...

Union Local soars over Creek for Buckeye 8 title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Indian Creek head coach Steve Eft had just watched his team put forth a second quarter in which it outscored Union Local. He knew, however, that the Jets were primed to make a run in the early moments of the third quarter. They did, and the Redskins had no ...

Red Knights pin Wildcats

RICHMOND — For‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌time‌ ‌this‌ ‌season,‌ ‌Edison‌ ‌and‌ ‌Toronto‌ ‌met‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌wrestling‌ ‌mat‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌Red‌ ‌Knights‌ earning‌ ‌a‌ ‌42-24‌ ‌victory‌ ‌over‌ ‌their‌ ‌old‌ ...

Dover swims to Ohio Valley titles

STEUBENVILLE — The prep swimming season hasn't been truncated by the coronavirus pandemic because it started on time and is progressing as scheduled. However, area teams have fought plenty of COVID-related challenges this winter. A sense of normalcy occurred Saturday at the Steubenville ...

Central girls snap long losing skid

SALINEVILLE — Eight players dented the scoring column Saturday, as Catholic Central snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 50-22 road victory at Southern Local. Katie Zatta paced the Crusaders (2-7) with 18 points. Ellen Rhode tallied eight to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocks. ...

Saying goodbye to an outstanding man

Whenever I needed/wanted to call Ralph Cox, 99 percent of the times it went like this: “Hey Ralph, how are you doing?” “I’m outstanding,” he would say. One time he said he was fine, and I thought something was seriously wrong. That’s just who he was. He always made you feel ...

Big Red crashes Catholic Central’s party

STEUBENVILLE — Facing its biggest rival and after losing to that same team by 31 points in the season opener, Catholic Central showed a different side to itself on Friday and nearly pulled away with a huge upset. However, when a squad like Big Red crashes the boards hard and shows its ...

Mitchell’s heroics lift his Huskies to victory

CADIZ — Big-time players make big-time plays. With his team trailing by a point with a little over a minute remaining to play Friday night, Kobe Mitchell went high into the air to steal a Union Local inbounds on the Jets’ end of the floor. The Akron-bound, 2,000-point senior dribbled the ...

Martins Ferry hangs on to defeat Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE — There was a point in the season where Martins Ferry would have let Friday night’s game slip through its fingers. However, it’s clear to see the Purple Riders are starting to corner. Martins Ferry was able to overcome rough foul shooting and nine Buckeye Local 3-point ...

Fresh off another quarantine, Beaver downs Edison

CALCUTTA — For the Beaver Local boys basketball team, only playing seven games through Jan. 22 is not an ideal circumstance. However, it was hard to tell on Friday night, as the Beavers ran past Edison, 70-37, to move to 4-3 on the season. Beaver Local is just coming off of a 17-day ...

Penguins rally past Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan is impressed with his team’s resiliency. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach would just prefer it if his players didn’t rely on it so much. Kris Letang scored in the final round of a shootout, and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night for ...

Sexton, Cavaliers beat Nets again

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton had 25 points and nine assists, Andre Drummond added 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets for the second time in three days, 125-113 on Friday night. The Nets played without superstar forward Kevin Durant, who was held ...

Red-hot Wildcats hit bump in the road

RICHMOND — The Edison girls basketball team has been making noise over the last three weeks or so, winning seven times in its last nine games after starting the season 0-7. Thursday night was a bump in the road, and credit is due to a Martins Ferry squad that has had its struggles of late. ...

Another night, another Big Red wrestling victory

STEUBENVILLE — It was another day, another dual and another win for the Steubenville wrestling team, as Big Red extended its undefeated mark to 13-0 with a 60-18 win over visiting Martins Ferry Thursday night at the Crimson Center. Big Red took nine of the first 10 matches by six points in ...

Clutch foul shots lift St. Clairsville girls over CCHS, 43-30

STEUBENVILLE — Free throws made the difference Thursday, as St. Clairsville hung on for a 43-40 victory over Catholic Central inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. The Red Devils, who were coming off a Wednesday loss to John Glenn, knocked down 15 of 20 from the charity stripe and went 9 for ...