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Supporting cast leads Harrison boys past Creek in new gym

CADIZ — Throughout the summer and preseason, Justin Clifford has talked openly and often that the success of his Harrison Central Huskies will come down to how the supporting cast plays around junior leader Kobe Mitchell. So far, so good for the Huskies. Harrison Central got its usual ...

2019 HSDT ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Star/Daily Times sports staff compiled an all-area list from the 2019 season, with Ohio and West Virginia teams combined. Each position features players on first and second teams, as well as honorable mentions. One player was nominated to only one position, even if he excelled in ...

Vita Vea disappears and so does Dwayne Haskins

In the 12th week of the NFL’s centennial celebration, 347-pound Vita Vea disappeared, and so did Dwayne Haskins. Sure, the cream team in each conference had statement-stamping victories — the 49ers established their bona fides by handing Aaron Rodgers a beating the likes of which he ...

MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, ...

Big Red girls squeeze luck out of the Irish, win opener

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red girls basketball team lit up the scoreboard during Light Up Night Tuesday in Steubenville. Big Red raced out to an early lead and never looked back, en route to defeating St. John Central Academy, 64-6, in the season opener for both teams inside the Crimson ...

Edison girls fall in season opener to Wellsville, 63-45

WELLSVILLE — The Edison girls basketball lost its season opener to Wellsville, 63-45, on Tuesday. Alyssa Fiedorczyk led the Wildcats with 20 points. Savanna Ankrom had 10 points, while Ashley Grafton added six. Edison travels to Indian Creek on Thursday. Wellsville 63, Edison ...

Roughriders officially return to defend championship

WHEELING — The West Virginia Roughriders are returning for what they hope is another exciting season of indoor football in the spring of 2020. However, they won’t be defending their American Arena League championship, as they have joined the National Arena League (NAL). That announcement ...

The Duck chosen to start against Cleveland

PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges in. Mason Rudolph out. At least for now. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tabbed Hodges as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s pivotal meeting with Cleveland at Heinz Field, though Tomlin cautioned against reading too much into the move. “We’re ...

Transfer quarterbacks beginning to shine ahead of The Game

COLUMBUS — While being led to the Ohio Stadium visitors dressing room through a crowd of Ohio State fans raining abuse on him, Shea Patterson looked up and retorted. “We’ve got you next year at our place,” the Michigan quarterback shouted before disappearing into the tunnel after the ...

Red Knights come from behind to win season opener over Bridgeport

TORONTO — The Toronto girls basketball team opened its season with a close 41-35 victory over Bridgeport on Monday. Trailing by one after three quarters, the Red Knights outscored the Bulldogs, 16-9, in the decisive fourth quarter. Abby Liddick led Toronto with 12 points. Jensyn Jackson ...

Guentzel scores in OT to lead Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan thought Alex Galchenyuk was working hard, even during a 14-game goal drought to start his tenure in Pittsburgh. It finally paid off Monday night. Galchenyuk scored his first goal with the Penguins and Jake Guentzel beat David Rittich on a rush ...

Steelers facing improbable QB debate

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph has the pedigree and the pressure. Devlin Hodges has the charisma and the confidence. And their head coach has a very important decision to make between the two young quarterbacks before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Cleveland Browns next Sunday, one that could ...

Browns emerge from Garrett chaos with legit shot at playoffs

CLEVELAND — The controversy-around-every-corner Browns emerged on the other side of the helmet-swinging Myles Garrett maelstrom a more connected team. They bonded during a week loaded with suspensions, appeals, fines, and outside noise by playing an incident-free game on Sunday. There was ...

Dinwiddie’s jumper leads Nets over Cavs, 108-106

CLEVELAND — Spencer Dinwiddie keeps coming through in the clutch for the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie’s fadeaway jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining gave Brooklyn its fourth straight victory, 108-106 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Dinwiddie scored 23 points on the day he was ...

Big Red honors football players at annual banquet

Steubenville High School held its annual football banquet Sunday in the Crimson Commons and presented awards to a number of seniors. Those honored were, seated, from left, front, Deonbre Anderson (Abe Bryan/Punque Cartledge Award), Noah Howarth (Hustlin’ 8 Award), Luke Zorne (player of the ...

Collaros leads Winnipeg to championship

CALGARY, Alberta — Andrew Harris ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and caught a scoring pass to help the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their first Grey Cup title since 1990, 33-12 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night. The Blue Bombers won their 10th title, becoming the first third-place ...

Duck Time: Hodges comes off bench to lead Steelers over winless Bengals

CINCINNATI — Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the Cincinnati Bengals the only winless team in the NFL. Hodges connected with James Washington on ...

Browns rout the Dolphins

CLEVELAND — The distractions didn’t bother the Browns. The Dolphins didn’t get in their way either. Jarvis Landry caught two touchdown passes against his former team and Cleveland won its third straight Sunday, 41-24 over the Miami Dolphins in the Browns’ first game since losing star ...

Roughriders returning to defend championship

WHEELING — The West Virginia Roughriders indoor football team will be returning to the Ohio Valley in the spring of 2020 as part of the fledgling National Arena League. In their first season in the ‘Friendly City’ after re-locating from Richmond, Va., the Roughriders ran roughshod over ...

Family, trust, love for the game

POCA — It’s family, it’s trust, it’s love. Those are the words that an emotional Ted Arneault said has made the difference for Oak Glen late in games this season when it has had to dig deep. The Golden Bears found themselves in such a situation Saturday afternoon at Poca High School ...