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Smith-Schuster now a youthful leader

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Still a wide-smiling 22-year-old, JuJu Smith-Schuster vows not to change the youthful, fun-loving persona that helped make him one of the NFL’s most recognizable young stars by his second season. But that doesn’t mean he lacks the wisdom to recognize that he is now a ...

Mayfield contacts Giants QB after biting remarks

BEREA (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did some scrambling off the field. Claiming he was taken out of context in an interview conducted four months ago, Mayfield said Wednesday that he reached out to New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones after making some biting comments about the ...

BRIEFS

Huskies best CCHS, Brooke WELLSBURG — The Harrison Central golf team bested Catholic Central and Brooke on Wednesday at Highland Springs Golf Course. The Huskies finished with a team score of 162. The Crusaders tallied 184, while Brooke did not finish with a score, though Ryan Bilby was ...

Lightning, Beavers halt Huskies

CADIZ — The Harrison Central girls soccer team spent a weather delay strategizing how to get back into its match against Beaver Local on Tuesday, halted for lightning at halftime with the score 5-0 Beavers. Unfortunately for the Huskies, they never got the chance to put those plans into ...

Break helps Central pull away from Creek

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central boys soccer team had more possession than Indian Creek, but neither team was able to produce a goal in the first 20 minutes or so of the match when the game was halted for a two-minute water break. The break re-energized Tom Beigel and his Catholic ...

Catholic Central returning letterman

Catholic Central’s returning letterman are, kneeling, from left, Massimo Lancia, Richard Montlione, Anthony Sommons Jr., Indiana Marcino, Anthony Sprochi and Tomasso Toriscelli; and back, Alex Ialenti, Anthony LeFever, Jeffery Dawson, Chole Maragos, Timothy Lamantia, Caleb Latham and Jayden ...

Toronto, Brooke boys golf in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Toronto and Brooke golf teams competed against East Liverpool Tuesday at East Liverpool Country Club. The Potters won with a team score of 188, while the Red Knights shot a 197. Brooke did not turn in a teams score with only three players. The Bruins’ Ryan Bilby ...

Central gets first win

SALINEVILLE — The Catholic Central volleyball team got its first win of the season on the road Tuesday, edging Southern Local in five sets. The Crusaders won the first two sets, 27-25 and 25-17, before Southern came back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-18 and 28-26, to force a decisive ...

Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top the Nationals, 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn’t on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever ...

Steelers’ Dupree looks to break out in 5th season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree seemingly has the total package. A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 269-pounds, long and athletic with raw speed and explosiveness rarely amassed for an NFL edge rusher. Dupree’s skillset has tantalized the Pittsburgh Steelers for years, even if his pass-rushing ...

Callaway beats former boss as Mets top Indians

NEW YORK (AP) — Commit a mistake against the New York Mets these days and they are poised to make you pay. Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory ...

He said, he said: Browns stars Mayfield, OBJ rip Giants

BEREA (AP) — Maybe it’s good the Browns and Giants won’t play this season. They’re already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to ...

Briefs

CCHS football jamboree Saturday STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central’s Michael Carapellotti Crusader Sports Complex will be a hotbed of activity Saturday. CCHS will be holding a football jamboree scrimmage along with the Fall Meet the Team event. The activities begin at 3:20 p.m. when the ...

Creek girls put pieces together against Edison

MINGO JUNCTION — Early in the season, he Edison and Indian Creek girls soccer teams are trying to put the pieces together and figure out what they have for 2019. That process is going a bit faster for the Redskins, as they dominated the Wildcats, 7-0, Monday evening at the John Muth ...

Weir High returning lettermen

The Weir High returning lettermen are, from left, kneeling, Levi Hostuttler, Anthony DiMatteis, Ethan Cummins and Logan Walters; middle, Jordan Brueck, Gage Reiiter, Harry Ringer, Brodie McUmar, Sebastian Spencer and Drew Curtis; back Nick D’Amico, Zak Wypasek, Elijah Gillette, Isaiah ...

Harrison Central leads first round of Buckeye 8

CADIZ — Harrison Central took the lead in the Buckeye 8 Championship after the first round Monday at Cadiz Country Club. The Huskies shot a 348 to lead St. Clairsville (361) and Beaver Local (371). Other local schools competing were Buckeye Local, whoich sits tied for fourth with a 389, ...

Creek tops Buckeye Local

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek volleyball team got its first win of the season Monday, sweeping Buckeye 8 Conference opponent Buckeye Local, 25-9, 25-8, 25-9. Sarah Mazzaferro had six aces, five kills and one dig. Taylor Jones had eight aces, two blocks, two kills, one dig and one assist. ...

Nationals pound Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation. “If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars,” Adam Eaton said. The onslaught continued Monday night when Asdrubal Cabrera hit the last of ...

Johnson dedicates rookie year to late coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is dedicating his rookie season to Darryl Drake. Drake died a week ago and Johnson honored the Steelers’ former wide receivers coach with his first NFL touchdown reception in Pittsburgh’s second preseason game, a home ...

Browns hoping kickers straighten out

BEREA (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn’t quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no ...