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Big Red Boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the field house. All are welcome and memberships are available. Pickett to return against Duke PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett will be back at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Saturday when the ...

Weir stands tall

WEIRTON — Weir High had a surprisingly easy win last week over Petersburg in a matchup of West Virginia Class AA schools, but a win could be more of a challenge for the Red Riders this week, as they travel to Plum Area High School in the south suburbs of Pittsburgh. Even though the Mustangs ...

Blue Dons looking up, keep climbing

WEIRTON — The Madonna football team heads into the second half of the 2019 season feeling pretty good about itself with a 4-1 record and an 11th-place bid in the Class A rankings. The Blue Dons will get into the second half of the season Friday night in Morgantown when they travel to play ...

Big Red hits the road for important game with Dover

DOVER — Veteran coach Dan Ifft sees Friday’s game between his Dover Tornadoes and Big Red as vintage Ohio high school football. “Big Red is Big Red,” he said. “They are extremely well coached, physical and athletic. They are a big challenge for us. We enjoy the battles and the ...

CCHS must be able to beat a quality opponent on the road

LUCAS — Another road game and another rugged test, so it goes for Catholic Central’s football team. Coach Anthony Agresta and his 3-2 Crusaders will make the long trip (roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive) to Richland County Friday for a date with the 4-1 Lucas Cubs, who are ranked fifth ...

Indian Creek cannot overlook Brooke

WINTERSVILLE — Friday night, the latest edition of an old rivalry takes place, as Indian Creek hosts Brooke. “I think it is one of those games where the kids know each other,” Indian Creek head coach Andrew Connor said. “It’s cliche to say, but I think that makes it that much more ...

Unbeaten Bears host winless Wildcats

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is off to the best start in school history, sitting at 5-0 after coming back to defeat rival East Liverpool on Friday. However, do not expect Ted Arneault and company to take anyone lightly the rest of the way, including 0-5 Edison on Friday night. “Edison is ...

Red Knights control own playoff destiny

LEETONIA — Toronto got a huge win over Crestwood in overtime in Week 5, which puts it in third place in Division VII, Region 25 and in control of its own destiny in the second half of the season. The next challenge is fellow Region 25 member and former Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference ...

Tornadoes storm Big Red boys

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red boys soccer team faced a stiff test against undefeated Dover. The Tornadoes scored less than five minutes into the match and did not look back, en route to a 5-0 victory Wednesday night on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium. “They are undefeated for a reason,” ...

John Craig entering wrestling HOF Sunday

When one thinks of Steubenville High School wrestling, one name immediately comes to mind: John Craig. Craig, a Follansbee High School Class of 1967 graduate, enjoyed an illustrious 26-year career as a head wrestling coach, including 18 successful years at Big Red and five years at Indian ...

Big Red sweeps Harrison Central

CADIZ — The Steubenville volleyball team swept Harrison Central, 25-20, 25-16, 25-21, on Wednesday. Emily Allen led Big Red (12-7) with 19 points, 12 aces and 28 assists. Anna Taylor had five points, 13 kills, two blocks and six digs. Makayla Abram compiled four points, eight kills and five ...

Old cogs, new tricks? Penguins eye reboot

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Penguins began the franchiseís longest offseason in more than a decade with general manager Jim Rutherford talking about the need for its stars to get past the complacency he feared had crept in during consecutive Stanley Cup title runs in 2016 and ...

In Baltimore, ‘you’re not a Raven until you beat Steelers’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore coach John Harbaugh shared a message that was passed along to young Ravens about the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. “One of the things that was said in the meetings today was that youíre not a Raven until you beat the Steelers,ì Harbaugh said. “We have some ...

Browns shocked, amused Ravens denying choke

BEREA (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens feel cornerback Marlon Humphrey isn’t guilty of choking Cleveland star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has judged differently. “Did you see the video?” he asked. Defending actions they feel were warranted, the Ravens ...

Indians to exercise Kluber’s option, decline Kipnis

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluberís $17.5 million contract option for next season, when the two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be ...

Red Riders down Red Devils, 5-1

WEIRTON — The Weir girls soccer team took advantage of an off night from St. Clairsville. The Red Riders scored multiple goals in each half, en route to a 5-1 victory in the first game of a girls and boys doubleheader Tuesday evening at Jimmy Carey Stadium. “I told the girls they were ...

Weir boys unable to overcome first-half deficit, defeated by Morgantown, 5-2

WEIRTON — The Weir boys soccer team outscored Morgantown in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a four-goal deficit. The damage was done in the first half, and the Mohigans defeated the Red Riders, 5-2, in the second game of a girls and boys doubleheader Tuesday night at ...

Mitchell kicks Big Red to victory over Brooke

WELLSBURG — Big Red soccer coach Greg Bowers has been waiting for his team to dig deep when it matters most and he got his wish Tuesday evening. His squad came from behind to defeat rival Brooke, 3-2, and found enough energy to preserve the lead late in the game. “It’s Brooke and ...

Steubenville volleyball sweeps Beaver Local; Brooke defeats CCHS

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville volleyball team swept Beaver Local, 25-21, 25-18, 25-16, on Tuesday. Maggi Cucarese led Big Red (11-7) with 14 points, three aces, three kills, one assist and four digs. Anna Taylor had six points, one ace, 17 kills and 13 digs. Emily Allen contributed eight ...

TPG signs deal with OVAC

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — During the last 15 years, Scholastic Sports Marketing has helped to take the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference to a different level. So, when Scholastic Sports Marketing co-founder James Companion was approached about selling his business to the Teall Properties Group, which ...