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Central’s 3-point clinic open for business

STEUBENVILLE — Whatever the Catholic Central girls basketball team ate or did prior to Friday night’s contest against Toronto, it must do it again come tournament time. The Crusaders turned the game into a 3-point shooting contest, knocking down nine in the first half, six in the second ...

Union Local stuffs Indian Creek, forces 28 turnovers in huge win

MORRISTOWN — Zach Delman, like many head coaches, wasn’t sure how his team would react after losing. Union Local had won 13 of 14 contests before being stunned at Martins Ferry in its last outing. The Jets (14-4) came out strong Friday night, as expected with five seniors comprising the ...

Gage Patterson races to West Liberty University

Oak Glen senior Gage Patterson signed his letter of intent Friday to continue his academic and track careers at West Liberty University. With him are, front, from left, Tracy Bone and Orien Bone. Standing are coaches Richard Everly, Rance Everly and Joshua Weltner.

Crusaders bounce back for road win

WOODSFIELD — The Catholic Central boys basketball team defeated Monroe Central, 56-53, following a 10-0 first-quarter deficit on Friday. Charles Miller led the Crusaders (10-8) with 19 points. Ryan Gorman produced 11 points, and Andrew Dorsey had 10. Central tentatively hosts Bellaire ...

Twin brothers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey retire from NFL

PITTSBURGH — Mike and Maurkice Pouncey came into the world together. They’re leaving the NFL in the same way. The 31-year-old twin brothers announced their respective retirements on Friday after spending a decade among the best centers in the league. Maurkice Pouncey spent 11 years in ...

Pirates sign two veterans

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran catcher Tony Wolters and veteran outfielder Brian Goodwin to minor league deals that include invitations to spring training. The team announced the signings Thursday. Pittsburgh is looking for an experienced backup behind starting ...