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Buckeye Local falls to Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE — Buckeye Local attempted to play keep-away, and it worked pretty well in the first half against host Shenandoah, but the Zeps came up with a handful of big plays that resulted in a 41-6 second half runaway to make for a successful homecoming Game on Friday. Shenandoah, which ...

No. 25 Spartans seek another upset of No. 4 Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day wants his players to understand Michigan State has a history of spoiling the Buckeyes’ plans. The Mark Dantonio-led Spartans have beaten Ohio State three times since 2011, more than any other Big Ten team. They face off on Saturday at Ohio ...

Ehlinger, No. 11 Texas look for another road win at WVU

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown is well versed on his offense’s struggles to make impressive plays downfield. No. 11 Texas, with all its injuries in the secondary, will give the Mountaineers an opportunity to fix that problem Saturday, at least temporarily. “We’ve ...

Duke looks to keep rolling, end slide in series with Pitt

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No team in Duke’s division has been harder on the Blue Devils than Pittsburgh. Since the Panthers joined the Atlantic Coast Conference before the 2013 season, Duke is just 1-5 against them — its worst record against any Coastal Division opponent in that span. But ...

New-look Steelers, Ravens set to clash in AFC North matchup

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisbergerís right arm is in a cast while he recovers from right elbow surgery. Joe Flacco is trying to keep the Denver Broncos afloat. Terrell Suggs is in Arizona. Time to see if the professional hatred thatís long been a hallmark of one of the AFCís most ...

49ers, Browns are contenders after many years of losing

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Three straight wins to open the season haven’t erased all the doubts that four years of losing created for the San Francisco 49ers. There was an ugly win over a perceived also-run in Tampa Bay, a blowout against overmatched Cincinnati and then a mistake-filled ...

Creek regains confidence, tops Oak Glen

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WINTERSVILLE — A little bit of confidence can go a long way. The Indian Creek boys soccer team has been lacking it of late, but found it again on Thursday evening, defeating Oak Glen, 4-2, at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. “We needed that one,” Indian Creek head coach Chuck Brettell ...

This time, Central hangs on

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STEUBENVILLE — Wins have been hard to come by for the Catholic Central volleyball team the last few weeks, and the Crusaders once again made it difficult on themselves against rival Madonna. Catholic Central let a chance to sweep Madonna slip away in the third set, and the Crusaders found ...

Redskins top Harrison in four sets

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek volleyball team defeated Harrison Central on Thursday in four sets, 25-11, 25-11, 25-27, 25-12. The Redskins (10-9) got five kills, three blocks and an assist from Taylor Jones; 17 kills, three aces, three blocks and two digs from Sarah Mazzaferro; Gracie ...

Big Red grad Murray back in the CFL

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MONTREAL — Najee Murray, a 2012 Big Red graduate, is back in professional football. Murray, who started his college career at the Ohio State University before transferring to Kent State, has been signed to the practice squad for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. This ...

Ex-Penguin Sheary scores twice as Sabres spoil opening night

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary took it personally when Pittsburgh traded him to Buffalo in June 2018. Sheary scored twice and Carter Hutton stopped 26 shots in the Sabresí 3-1 victory over the Penguins on Thursday night in the opener for both teams. “I think you just want to prove to ...

Steelers’ Rudolph focusing on efficiency

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph splattered his name all over the Oklahoma State record book by cocking his right arm back and seeing just how far he could let it fly. It led to lots of wins and lots of yards and, somehow, a fair amount of complaints. Yes, really. “I mean, I love ...

Briefs

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Big Red Boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at the field house. All are welcome and memberships are available. Pickett to return against Duke PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett will be back at quarterback for Pittsburgh on Saturday when the ...

Weir stands tall

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WEIRTON — Weir High had a surprisingly easy win last week over Petersburg in a matchup of West Virginia Class AA schools, but a win could be more of a challenge for the Red Riders this week, as they travel to Plum Area High School in the south suburbs of Pittsburgh. Even though the Mustangs ...

Blue Dons looking up, keep climbing

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WEIRTON — The Madonna football team heads into the second half of the 2019 season feeling pretty good about itself with a 4-1 record and an 11th-place bid in the Class A rankings. The Blue Dons will get into the second half of the season Friday night in Morgantown when they travel to play ...

Big Red hits the road for important game with Dover

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DOVER — Veteran coach Dan Ifft sees Friday’s game between his Dover Tornadoes and Big Red as vintage Ohio high school football. “Big Red is Big Red,” he said. “They are extremely well coached, physical and athletic. They are a big challenge for us. We enjoy the battles and the ...

CCHS must be able to beat a quality opponent on the road

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LUCAS — Another road game and another rugged test, so it goes for Catholic Central’s football team. Coach Anthony Agresta and his 3-2 Crusaders will make the long trip (roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive) to Richland County Friday for a date with the 4-1 Lucas Cubs, who are ranked fifth ...

Indian Creek cannot overlook Brooke

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WINTERSVILLE — Friday night, the latest edition of an old rivalry takes place, as Indian Creek hosts Brooke. “I think it is one of those games where the kids know each other,” Indian Creek head coach Andrew Connor said. “It’s cliche to say, but I think that makes it that much more ...

Unbeaten Bears host winless Wildcats

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is off to the best start in school history, sitting at 5-0 after coming back to defeat rival East Liverpool on Friday. However, do not expect Ted Arneault and company to take anyone lightly the rest of the way, including 0-5 Edison on Friday night. “Edison is ...

Red Knights control own playoff destiny

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LEETONIA — Toronto got a huge win over Crestwood in overtime in Week 5, which puts it in third place in Division VII, Region 25 and in control of its own destiny in the second half of the season. The next challenge is fellow Region 25 member and former Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference ...