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Multiple Red Riders make first-team WVSWA Class AA All-State football list

Three Weir High football players were honored as first-team members on the 2018 WVSWA Class AA All-State football team, while another Red Rider and an Oak Glen player made second team. The three first-teamers are senior running back Donavan Kirby, senior defensive lineman Tyler Komoroski and ...

Big Red grad back in MLB

ST. PETERSBURG — Steubenville native Paul Hoover has made it back to the “bigs.” The 1994 Big Red graduate recently was named the new field coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays, replacing new Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. For the past six years, Hoover, 42, was the Rays’ ...

Grier out of West Virginia’s bowl

MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row, No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) will go into bowl season without its standout quarterback. However, unlike a year ago when Will Grier missed the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl while recovering from a broken hand suffered in the Mountaineers’ 28-14 loss to ...

Roethlisberger seeks 1st win in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum has been a bit of a house of horrors for Ben Roethlisberger in his career. While Big Ben has had success almost everywhere he has played, he’s still looking for his first career win in Oakland after losing his three previous trips to Raiders ...

Browns concerned with Newton’s size vs. Panthers

CLEVELAND (AP) — During a meeting this week with his defense, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams used star end Myles Garrett as a model. And a warning. A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He’s a physical specimen, the kind of ...

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Madonna opens season with win PINE VALLEY — The Madonna boys basketball team opened the season by defeating Valley on the road Saturday, 90-52. Leading the way for the Blue Dons was Brennon Secrist with a game-high 20 points. Lucky Pulice added 18 points. Gavin Dietrich finished with 15 ...

WVU slugs out win over Pitt in Backyard Brawl

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt’s 24 turnovers led to 22 points for their ...

Cavs rout Wizards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton matched a career high with 29 points, Tristan Thompson had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 116-101 on Saturday night. Cleveland dominated, going ahead for good late in the first quarter and building a ...

Senators beat Penguins in overtime

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ryan Dzingel scored on a power play at 1:20 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. The Penguins were called for too many men on the ice, setting up the winning power play. Thomas Chabot scored in ...

Murray edges Tagovailoa for Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, edging Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of ...

Redskins control Weir High from beginning to end

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek boys basketball team opened up a big early lead and never trailed, holding off Weir High late for a 66-60 win Friday night. “Anytime Indian Creek and Weir play, it’s always a close game,” Indian Creek coach Joe Dunlevy said. “Give credit to (Weir ...

Big Red dominates city rival

STEUBENVILLE — For roughly 10 minutes of Friday’s game inside a packed Mickey Barber Gymnasium, Catholic Central gave Big Red all it could handle. Then, the walls came tumbling down. Thanks a Ryan Rauch triple, Big Red led by eight points after the opening eight minutes. The Crusaders, ...

Oak Glen squeaks by Toronto

TORONTO — Basketball games are four quarters long, and the Oak Glen girls basketball team is thankful for that fact. Toronto outscored Oak Glen in each of the first three quarters, but the Golden Bears outscored the Red Knights by 14 points in the fourth to rally for a 62-60 victory Friday ...

Brooke boys fall to St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s difficult to imagine that even Ryan Clifford ever envisioned his first game as the head coach of the St. Clairsville Red Devils going quite this well. It doesn’t matter the aspect of the game in which Clifford examined. His team was far superior than Brooke and ...

Terrell, Trey Edmunds ready for family reunion

PITTSBURGH — Ferrell and Felecia Edmunds didn’t make things overly complicated for their sons Trey, Terrell and Tremaine growing up. The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win. Easy to remember if not always easy to ...

Cavs get Dellavedova, first-round pick in trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — Another popular Cavaliers player is coming “home.” LeBron’s gone. Delly’s back. The Cavaliers have agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that will return fan favorite Matthew Dellavedova to Cleveland along with forward John Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The ...

Former Pirates, Indians prospects die in car crash

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to ...

Big Red grabs first win over Weir High

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red girls basketball coach Jeff Lombardo was concerned that his team had trouble finishing in its first two games of the season, both ending in defeat. Thursday night, however, his club out-scored Weir High by five points in the fourth quarter and pocketed its first win of ...

Indian Creek runs past East Liverpool

WINTERSVILLE — Forcing turnovers and scoring in transition has been the recipe for success so far this season for the Indian Creek girls’ basketball team. Indian Creek scored the first 17 points of the game against East Liverpool Thursday night, and the Redskins never looked back, en route ...

Madonna girls cruise to victory

WEIRTON — The Madonna girls basketball team rode a strong first quarter to an 80-50 victory over Valley on Thursday. The Blue Dons led 17-2 after the first quarter and 36-21 at halftime. Andrea Alimario led Madonna with 22 points. Gia Riccadonna recorded 17 points. Jazzlyn Melnyk delivered ...