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Red Riders improving, set to welcome Linsly

WEIRTON — Many coaches have said that football teams show their most improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, and Weir High fit right into that cliche albeit in a losing effort at Frankfort. The Red Riders had difficulty getting the offense going against John Marshall in the opener but had a good ...

Madonna needs to get running game going

WEIRTON — The 1-1 Madonna Blue Dons are on the road again this week, traveling to upstart Conotton Valley. It will be the third of four straight road games that open the 2020 Blue Don schedule. Game time Friday is 7 p.m. The Rockets now are 2-1 after their 34-13 victory last Thursday over ...

Big Red on the road again

NEW PHILADELPHIA—For unbeaten Big Red, the second half of its 2020 season consists of three on the road, starting with a rare appearance tonight inside Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium. Steubenville, which is ranked sixth in the first Ohio AP Division III poll, will be looking for a little ...

Edison finally returns home, challenges Catholic Central

RICHMOND — After spending three weeks on the road, Edison’s much-improved Wildcats finally will play their 2020 home opener Friday night. Coach Shane O’Brien’s 2-1 club will host Jefferson County rival Catholic Central on Cartwright Memorial Field. The opening kick is set for 7 p.m. ...

Redskins hope to extend win streak against Panthers

YORKVILLE — Head coach Andrew Connor has only lost to Buckeye Local twice in his 18 seasons at Indian Creek, with the latest defeat occurring in 2008. However, this Friday night could be different, as the Redskins and Panthers enter the contest 0-3. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and is Buckeye ...

Tests getting tougher for Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen has faced two tough tests already this season and passed both with flying colors. Friday’s test looks to be the hardest yet for Ted Arneault’s Golden Bears. Coming off of big wins over fellow Class AA combatants, the 2-0 Golden Bears take on a Class AAA foe, ...

Madonna girls defeat Harrison Central, 3-1

WEIRTON — The Madonna and Harrison Central girls soccer teams combined to take 27 shots in their match. The Blue Dons netted the first two goals and added a late penalty kick to hold on and defeat the Huskies, 3-1, Wednesday evening at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex. “It was an even ...

Sports briefs

VOLLEYBALL Big Red 3, Harrison Central 1 The Steubenville volleyball team bested Harrison Central, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20, on Wednesday. Anna Taylor paced Big Red with a dozen points, four aces, 13 kills, a block and seven digs. Emily Allen had seven points, three aces, four kills, 27 ...

Reds complete sweep of Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the game’s only run, and the Reds moved into a virtual tie for second place in the National League Central Division with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday ...

Weir volleyball beats Madonna in city championship tune-up

WEIRTON — Many firsts occurred Tuesday evening in another chapter of the Weir High-Madonna volleyball rivalry. It was not for the city championship, but it was another tense and competitive affair that never disappoints. A pair of first-year head coaches got their first taste in the ...

Catholic Central claims OVAC golf title

WHEELING — There’s a new champion in town. After five straight team championship victories by Wheeling Central, it was Catholic Central emerging from the field to capture its first OVAC 1A/2A title since 2011 and its 11th overall on Tuesday at Oglebay’s Crispin Golf Course. Along with ...

Wheeling Park boys soccer team makes chances count, defeats Big Red

STEUBENVILLE — The game was even — except for the final score. The Big Red boys soccer team may have had possession for a little bit longer than Wheeling Park, but the Patriots netted more goals, en route to a 3-1 victory against Steubenville Tuesday eventing on Reno Field inside Harding ...

Sports briefs

BOYS SOCCER Brooke 4, Weir High 0 WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team shut down Weir High, 4-0, on Tuesday. Telmo Randazzo scored twice and had an assist for the Bruins (5-1-1). Hunter Adams and Liam Cronin tallied the other goals, while Eddie Marks had three assists. Andrew Coursin ...

Pirates drop their 7th straight

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) looked sharp in a spot ...

Nuggets stun Clippers, advance to West finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Denver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. Murray scored 40 points, Jokic had a triple-double by the third quarter and Denver ...

Clark saves, Polly kicks Oak Glen boys soccer team over Weir

WEIRTON — Jacob Clark, who is only one of two seniors on the Oak Glen boys soccer team, showed Monday evening why he is one of the best goalkeepers in West Virginia. With eight seconds remaining, he helped preserve a 4-3 road victory over rival Weir High after blocking a shot from Christian ...

Big Red girls soccer team claims city title over Steubenville Catholic Central

STEUBENVILLE — Libby Saccoccia collected a hat trick, while Mary Marshall tallied two goals and four assists to lead the Big Red girls soccer team to a 7-1 victory over Catholic Central to win the city championship Monday evening on the Tony Recinella Soccer Field at the Michael Carapellotti ...

Defense, Snell, Big Ben carry Steelers over Giants, 26-16

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There was one overriding reason Ben Roethlisberger worked so hard to return from a major elbow injury. His team. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York ...

Sports briefs

Big Red Boosters meeting today STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. All must wear a mask and keep their distance at all times. Pirates swept by Reds in ...