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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 ...

Big Red, Oak Glen still rocking after Week 3

By ED LOOMAN Sports correspondent STEUBENVILLE — “Next man up” is an adage that has become common in the sports world. A player goes down. and it is assumed the next man will jump off the bench and go to work. Through its first three games (or half of the six-week regular season), ...

Blue Dons drop first contest, fall to Scott

WOOD COUNTY — Sophomore quarterback Klay Matthews ran for three touchdowns Saturday afternoon, as Scott earned a 38-20 victory against Madonna. It marked the 100th career coaching win for the Skyhawks' Shane Griffith, the program's all-time leader in victories. The Skyhawks (1-1) ran for ...

Injuries, missed opportunities hurt Huskies against Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Through the first three weeks of the season, no one can question Bellaire's resolve or toughness. Both were on display when the Big Reds needed them most Saturday at sun-drenched Nelson Field.  Put those intangibles with a strong running game and enough defensive stops, and it ...

Indian Creek coach Brettell gets first win over Weir High

WINTERSVILLE — Saturday was a long time coming for the Indian Creek boys soccer team. Weir High went into the game with back-to-back victories at Jefferson County schools, Big Red and Catholic Central. However, the Red Riders were not able to complete the week sweep, as the Redskins played ...

SPORTS BRIEFS 9-12

VOLLEYBALL Indian Creek 3, Steubenville 0 STEUBENVILLE — The Indian Creek volleyball team swept Steubenville for the second time this year on Saturday, 25-16, 25-20, 25-14. Taylor Jones paced the Redskins (8-1) with 11 kills, four blocks, five digs and two aces. Lexi Crane had 12 kills, ...

Hunter Patterson’s 297 yards, Mineard’s two picks lift Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — Another memorable performance from Hunter Patterson lifted Oak Glen to a 35-12 victory over Keyser on Friday. Patterson ran for 97 yards on nine carries, caught 11 passes for 200 yards and scored three times. Nick Chaney threw for 274 yards, one touchdown and one ...

Weir High’s comeback falls short at Frankfort

SHORT GAP — After Weir High widdled a once-17-point edge to just four with 3:10 left to play on Friday, Frankfort needed somebody on offense to step up to secure its second win in as many games. Parker VanMeter was up to the challenge. The sophomore burst through the line on the Red ...

Big Red bulldozes Linsly, closes home slate perfect

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red stayed unbeaten Friday with a 35-21 homecoming, senior-night victory over Linsly inside Harding Stadium. In staying perfect in their all-time series with the Cadets (Big Red now leads 7-0), Reno Saccoccia’s charges compiled 426 yards (285 on the ground and 141 via ...

Red Knights storm back, stun Panthers

TORONTO – Trailing by two scores late in the fourth and staring an 0-3 start right in the face, it was gutcheck time for Toronto – and the Red Knights were up to the task. Toronto scored 21 points in a span of 2:41 and erased a 14-point deficit to defeat Buckeye Local, 27-20, in ...

Bruins’ commit eight turnovers, fall to Point Pleasant, 51-13

POINT PLEASANT – Brooke’s long trip to Point Pleasant resulted in a 51-13 loss Friday night. The result puts both teams at 1-1 on the season. The Bruins were led by Barelyn Sperringer, who hauled in two passes for 61 yards and a score. Drake Hukill had a fumble recovery for a ...

Edison drops first game at Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — After winning its first two games on the road, the third time was the charm, but in the other direction. The Edison football fell to Barnesville, 38-10, on Friday. The Wildcats’ lone scores came on a Jayden Sanders 25-yard field goal and a Vinnie Marcino pick-six. “We ...

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES 9-11

FRIDAY OHIO Akr. Hoban 31, Cle. Benedictine 24 Akr. Manchester 7, Navarre Fairless 0 Amherst Steele 28, Berea-Midpark 24 Andover Pymatuning Valley 54, Southington Chalker 0 Anna 34, Rockford Parkway 33 Ansonia 28, Arcanum 27 Arcadia 47, Vanlue 14 Archbold 35, Delta ...

Bubic earns 1st MLB win, Royals beat Pirates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kris Bubic worked hard through five innings to earn his first major league win as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Bubic (1-5), the second of four pitchers from the first round of the 2018 ...

Buxton, Twins hand Bieber first loss of season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer and Kenta Maeda pitched seven shutout innings for Minnesota, as the Twins handed Shane Bieber his first loss of the season on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Bieber (7-1) yielded five hits and two walks with ...

Big Ben back for Steelers, Judge era begins for Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants are playing guessing games to some extent heading into their season opener at MetLife Stadium on Monday night. While the Steelers are returning a superb defense, the Giants don’t know what to expect with veteran ...

Division rivals Ravens, Browns confront ‘unknowns’

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are poised to follow a bizarre training camp with a season opener shrouded in mystery. They’ll be playing Sunday in an empty stadium, facing a Cleveland Browns team with a new coaching staff that’s provided no clue how they plan to employ a revamped ...