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Redskins turn attention to playoffs, Edison towards 2020

RICHMOND — When the weather gets cold and it becomes time for playoff football, having a good defense can make all the difference. Friday night, Andrew Connor walked off Cartwright Field knowing his Indian Creek Redskins are headed into the playoffs with a pretty good one. In ...

Draisaitl’s overtime winner lifts Oilers past Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Smith stopped 51 shots and Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the ...

Pitt overcomes three turnovers, beats Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — The ACC’s best run defense created the play of the game for Pittsburgh. That defense also has the Panthers in position to contend for another shot at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Kylan Johnson’s goal-line hit late in the third quarter forced a fumble, ...

Rine Karate Studio produces more belts

Rine Karate Studio in Weirton hosted the United Fighting Arts Federation Region 11 fall black belt test on Oct. 18. Cooper Lucas, 12-year-old son of Jeannette and David Lucas of Langeloth, Pa., earned promotion to 1st degree black belt in the Chuck Norris System (CNS), the martial arts style ...

Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after some short-track shenanigans. It all comes with the defending NASCAR Cup champion trying to lock in a spot for the championship finale. A year ago, Martin Truex Jr. ...

Weir High stifles Brooke, waits for playoff destiny

WEIRTON — The 50th all-time meeting in the storied rivalry belonged to Weir High, and it kept its slim playoff hopes alive after defeating Brooke, 54-0, on Friday. After a scoreless first quarter, Sebastian Spencer ran for a 2-yard TD to put the Red Riders up, 7-0, early in the second. ...

Golden Bears finish season 10-0

GRAFTON — Going into theis season, making history never was on the mind of Oak Glen head coach Ted Arneault. Instead, he and the Golden Bears wanted to respect their each and every one of their opponents as they took it one game at a time. As they put their time and due diligence into ...

Big Red gets its must win, holds off Linsly, 48-28

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red turned its first five possessions into touchdowns, then survived a wild second half to post a 48-28 senior night victory over Linsly Friday night inside Harding Stadium. With the victory, Big Red finishes its regular season at 6-3 and has earned its 19th-consecutive ...

Indian Creek closes with huge victory over winless Edison

RICHMOND — Already knowing the first home playoff game in school history was locked up, Andrew Connor wanted to see his Indian Creek football team focused during Friday night’s Route 43 Bowl at Edison. He left Cartwright Field happy as it did just that, dominating in a 43-6 victory over ...

Harrison Central claims eighth-straight V.A.L.E.S. trophy

RAYLAND — For another year, the V.A.L.E.S. trophy will reside within the walls of Harrison Central High School. A 14-point lead in the first quarter that stretched to 20 points before Buckeye Local was able to get on the board was all that the young Huskies needed to notch their ...

Pitt hoping to stay close in ACC Coastal

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech can have a say in the congested ACC Coastal Division race the next two weeks. Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits the Yellow Jackets (2-5, 1-3) on Saturday. Georgia Tech plays at Virginia, one of the co-leaders in the division, next week. The ...

Backups no more, Brissett, Rudolph leading Colts, Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacoby Brissett has been in Mason Rudolph’s spot before. Several times actually. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback knows what it’s like to step in for the face of the franchise. He did it for Tom Brady in New England in 2016. He did it again for Andrew Luck when he ...

Frustrations boiling over for the Browns and the Broncos

DENVER (AP) — The Cleveland Browns were a trendy playoff pick with a star-stacked roster seemingly primed to end the NFL’s longest postseason drought. The Denver Broncos finally had an experienced quarterback to brighten their future. The Browns (2-5) and Broncos (2-6) remain mired in the ...

Pacers streak by Cavs with big 2nd quarter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help the injury-depleted Indiana Pacers win at home for the first time this season, 102-95 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Jeremy Lamb added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis had ...

St. Clairsville wins at Wheeling Central

WHEELING — With scary weather conditions that included rain, cold and very high winds on Halloween night, St. Clairsville Coach Brett McLean knew his team was going to have to be able to run the football to be successful against Wheeling Central. With dominating play from the offensive line ...

Local golfers earn East District honors

The East District Golf Coaches Association announced its postseason awards. Two local golfers were recognized in Division II, while four received honors in Division III. In Division II, Harrison Central senior Cruz Capers was a second-team selection with an average score of 42. Big Red ...

WLU falls at home

WEST LIBERTY — Playing without its starting quarterback in less-than-ideal weather conditions, West Liberty needed to make something happen early Thursday night. It almost happened — but almost has never won a game. Urbana fumbled on the first play of the contest and the Hilltoppers had a ...

No. 12 Baylor fends off tough challenge from West Virginia

WACO, Texas (AP) — Charlie Brewer threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns and John Mayers kicked a go-ahead 36-yard field goal to help No. 12 Baylor win its 10th game in a row, 17-14 over West Virginia on Thursday night. The Bears (8-0, 5-0 Big 12), who two seasons ago won only one game, are ...

Steelers still holding the line despite the quarterback shuffle

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Hall of Famer who served as the group’s Svengali is gone. The quarterback who long ago ditched his reputation for extending plays in favor of a more pragmatic and career-extending approach is out for the season. And yet the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line keeps ...

OBJ has Mayfield’s back, believes Browns close

BEREA (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. believes the Browns’ offense will come around. Until then, he’s defending Baker Mayfield. On the heels of Cleveland’s quarterback storming away from an interview session and expressing his frustration at losing with a Twitter posting, Beckham said he ...