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Red Knights sneak past Wildcats

TORONTO — The Toronto Red Knights cashed in at the foul line late and then held on for a thrilling 41-39 win over Edison Friday night inside the George Kunzler Gymnasium. The victory gave coach Sean Tucker’s beat up crew a four-game win streak along with a third win in four days, but they ...

Jackson leads Potters past Big Red

EAST LIVERPOOL — Tresean Jackson’s offense put East Liverpool in position to win Friday against Steubenville. A stretch of stellar defense by the Potters took care of the rest as they pulled away late to down Big Red 63-55 on an exciting night at Potter Fieldhouse. Playing nearly the ...

AP source: Vikings’ Paton withdraws from Browns GM job hunt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton withdrew his candidacy Friday for Cleveland’s general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of ...

Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward ...

Weir High girls reclaim city championship with authority

WEIRTON — The Weir High girls clamped a tough full-court press on Madonna Thursday night that gave the Blue Dons trouble running their offense. It lifted the Red Riders to a 43-24 city-championship victory before a packed house on the JoAnna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett ...

Big Red gets back on track, bests Toronto for second time

TORONTO — The Steubenville girls basketball team righted the ship against Toronto. After two straight defeats, Big Red built a double-digit advantage in the first quarter against the Red Knights and never looked back, en route to a 59-24 victory Thursday night inside the George J. Kunzler ...

Shelton sets out to earn trust

WEIRTON — Making his second day of CARE-A-Van stops as the new Pirates manager, Derek Shelton could not be happier with the reception he’s gotten from Pirate fans so far. “It’s been very good. The reception has been great,” he said Thursday afternoon during the CARE-A-Van’s stop ...

John Marshall girls charge past Brooke

WELLSBURG — Focus, focus, focus. That is what John Marshall girls coach Brock Melko needed to see from his squad Thursday night. Early in a tight game with 1-16 Brooke, Melko decided to briefly pull his starters as a wake-up call. And, it worked. With Brooke leading by one nearing the ...

Spielvogel scores 24 points in Ferry’s win over Edison

MARTINS FERRY — The Edison girls basketball team fell to Martins Ferry, 91-32, on Thursday. Alysea Fiedorczyk led the Wildcats with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Savanna Ankrom and Olivia Huff had seven points apiece. Richella Spielvogel led the Purple Riders with 24 ...

Briefs

CCHS accepting nominations STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central High School is accepting nominations for its hall of fame. All submissions must be submitted by Feb. 29. A nomination form can be picked up at the main office or online at ...

Matyas, Toronto soar past Madonna, 60-42

TORONTO — Toronto has faced adversity all season, and it had another tough test with itself and against Madonna on Wednesday. With senior A.J. Clegg out due to an illness, the Red Knights had to find other means toward ending the night on top. Along with key contributions from three other ...

Bolen’s double-double not enough for Brooke in defeat to Red Devils

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All wins are important. Some, however, mean a little more than others. Not too far back, St. Clairsville was sitting pretty atop the OVAC Class 4A girls basketball standings. However, a five-game losing skid dropped the Red Devils behind Martins Ferry and into a battle for ...

Creek girls still unbeaten before huge showdown

CARROLLTON — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 16-0 with a 48-32 victory over Carrollton on Wednesday. Makenzie Taylor led the Redskins with 13 points. Taylor Jones netted 11 points, while Kylie Kiger had 10. Indian Creek faces Union Local in the Buckeye 8 championship ...

Bridgeport girls spoil Panthers’ senior night

CONNORVILLE — The journey for the Bridgeport girls basketball team this season has, at times, been a bumpy one. But, through it all, head coach Greg Harkness has never wavered when lauding his group about its work ethic, tenacity and willingness to stay resilient. The Bulldogs’ penchant ...

BRIEFS

Franciscan men, women fall STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team fell to Pitt-Greensburg, 84-79, on Wednesday. Travis Lien led the Barons (5-11, 4-7 in the AMCC) with 23 points, while Matt Trent added 20. The Barons shot 55.4 percent from the ...

Pitt edges Boston College

PITTSBURGH — His team’s 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players ...

Browns, Vikings assistant GM meet for second time

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on ...

Red Riders sweep Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen made a furious second-half comeback to erase an 11-point Weir High lead at halftime and was ahead by five points with two and a half minutes left in the game, but the Red Riders made an eight-point run down the stretch to pull out a thrilling 57-54 win Tuesday night ...

Sawyer’s game-winner lifts Big Red to thrilling win over St. Clairsville

STEUBENVILLE — A high school basketball game is 32 minutes long, and Steubenville needed nearly all that time to complete a huge comeback and earn a thrilling 55-53 victory over St. Clairsville Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. Down 11 to start the final quarter, Big Red kept chipping away ...

Wheeling Park boys explode for 102 points against Brooke

WHEELING — With a heavyweight showdown looming against Morgantown, Wheeling Park gave its full attention to Brooke Tuesday night at the Palace on the Hill. The result was a 102-48 Patriot romp over the outmanned Bruins. Coach Michael Jebbia’s high-energized charges improved to 10-2. The ...