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Creek wants to make most of senior night

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor has a lot of respect for Mike McKenzie and his Beaver Local program. The two Buckeye 8 North rivals meet Friday night at Kettlewell Stadium with the Redskins looking to keep working toward a playoff spot — and potential home game. ...

Weir girls celebrate seniors with 4-1 win

WEIRTON — For the second-straight game, the Weir girls soccer team get off to a fast start and came away with their second-straight victory. The Red Riders scored three goals in less than 14 minutes against John Marshall during their 4-1 victory on senior night Tuesday. “Playing with a ...

Frontier League merges with Cam-Am League

CANONSBURG — Bill Lee, who has been commissioner of the Frontier League since 1994, used to have a favorite line to describe Washington. Because of it being the Eastern-most franchise and within a three-hour drive of only one other league member, Lee liked to say that a trip to Washington is ...

Wheeling Park shuts down Red Riders

WHEELING — Throughout the season, Wheeling Park coach Mario Julian has noticed that even though his team has played strong in the first half, his players come out and play a stronger second half. Such was the case again Tuesday evening against Weir. The Patriots scored four goals in the ...

Edison, Harrison, Buckeye eliminated

WEST LAFAYETTE — The Edison volleyball team was swept during the Division III sectional semifinals against fourth-seeded Ridgewood, 25-9, 25-12, 25-8, on Tuesday. The Wildcats (8-15), who were the No. 13 seed, were eliminated. Corinne Freeman tallied a point, three kills and one block. ...

Tuitt’s year ends with torn pec

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to dig their way out of an early season hole without defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The team placed Tuitt on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after Tuitt tore a pectoral muscle in the first quarter of a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles ...

WVU leans on young defenders

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The youngsters ...

Browns trade Corbett to Rams for fifth-round pick

BEREA (AP) — Austin Corbett moved around on Cleveland’s offensive line. His next stop is Los Angeles. The Browns traded Corbett, who failed to live up to high expectations after being selected with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2018 draft, to the Rams on Tuesday for a fifth-round draft ...

Strong second half advances Big Red girls in tournament

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red girls soccer team was a different team in the second half. After a sluggish start against Morgan, No. 5 seed Big Red turned things around in the second half as they scored two early goals and two late goals en route to a 4-1 victory over the No. 11 seed Raiders ...

Big Red earns sweep, gets a third try against East Liverpool

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red volleyball team has been working on its ability to finish all season. Given the opportunity to do so in Monday’s sectional contest against Carrollton, it did just that, using a big third set decision to close out a 25-21, 25-17, 25-14 sweep inside the Crimson ...

Redskins edged by St. Clairsville, 1-0, in sectional game

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Survive and advance is the common theme when it comes to tournament time, especially when it’s a single-elimination format. St. Clairsville did just that Monday night with a 1-0 victory over Indian Creek in an Ohio Division II girls East District match on the artificial ...

After West Coast win, Steelers ride depth, momentum into bye

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whom he gave the game ball to after watching his undermanned club potentially resurrect its season with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I keep that business between us,” Tomlin ...

Playoff picture taking shape after Week 7

STEUBENVILLE — Week 7 of the high school football season is in the books and Week 8 has arrived. Thus, it appears the time is right to see what Drew Pasteur has to say about playoff possibilities. Pasteur is a math professor at the College of Wooster who launched his Ohio Fantastic 50 ...

Quack! ‘Duck’ Hodges, Steelers fend off the Chargers for 24-17 win

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that said “I’m The Boss”, befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed the Steelers offense ...

Pens win third-straight, ground Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Injuries to some key players has forced the Pittsburgh Penguins to play a simpler game, and it’s working out quite well for them. Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg ...

NASCAR Cup playoff race at Talladega rain delayed until today

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 ...

Wilson’s 3 TDs rally Seahawks past sloppy Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players stood on their chairs and danced. This was their party. On the road, the Seahawks make themselves at home. Russell Wilson threw two TD passes ...

Huskies pull away from Catholic Central, 21-7

STEUBENVILLE — A win is a win and Harrison Central got one Saturday night inside Harding Stadium. The Huskies turned two interceptions into touchdowns as they earned a hard-fought 21-7 victory over Catholic Central. Both teams now stand at 3-4. “We’ll take it,” Harrison coach ...

Hunter Patterson, unbeaten Oak Glen are hard to contain

NEW MANCHESTER — Defenses around the area are learning one thing about Oak Glen junior Hunter Patterson — you can slow him down, for a while anyway, but you can’t stop him. The speedster, who ranked third in rushing and second in receiving in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area, ...