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Barons honoring service members STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team will host Armed Services Night at 7 p.m.Friday at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. The Barons will face Capital University. During the 10-minute break, the Barons will honor all veterans and ...

Victories came in a variety of ways in a wet, stormy Week 5

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Victories came in a whole bunch of categories as the high school football season hit the halfway point. Big Red recorded what could be its first “24 minute” win on Friday, thumping Pittsburgh USO 35-8. Reno Saccoccia’s crew scored on five of its six possessions and compiled 256 rushing ...

OVAC week for local soccer teams

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The annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer championships will begin today and continue through the finals on Saturday. The boys and girls fields are broken down to the top four teams in each Class 1A-3A, Class 4A and Class 5A. Semifinal matches will take place today, Tuesday, Wednesday ...

Pirates Charities help out Toronto

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TORONTO — The Red Knight Baseball Complex has long been regarded as one of the premier facilities in the Ohio Valley. It’s only going to be getting better. Last week, Toronto City School officials received official word that their application for a Pirates Charities “Fields for ...

Brewers cruise past Pirates, 13-6

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PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...

Steelers will have to contend with Buccaneers potent offense

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback’s absence, they’re evolving into an offensive juggernaut that’s set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit ...

Tiger caps off amazing comeback

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ATLANTA (AP) — A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn’t seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He ...

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Big Red Boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome, and memberships available. Red Wings top Penguins, 3-2 PITTSBURGH — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a ...

Weir High gets back to winning ways

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PETERSBURG — Weir High bounced back from a disappointing loss to Keyser last week with a 25-15 victory over previously unbeaten Petersburg on Saturday The game was played in perfect football weather on the Vikings’ field in the mountains of eastern West Virginia. Donavan Kirby, who gained ...

Toronto finishes what it started

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TORONTO — The Toronto football team was finally able to finish off its second win of the season. Toronto and Leetonia both scored 14 points in the second half, but the Bears could not overcome their 14-point deficit to the Red Knights as Toronto came away with a 28-14 victory in an Eastern ...

CCHS dominates JFK

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WARREN — There may be a statistic that explains the percentages, but Steubenville Catholic Central coach Steve Daley wasn’t worried about specifics. His Crusaders were tied with John F. Kennedy at halftime, and the momentum seemed to swaying toward JFK, which rallied from a two-touchdown ...

WVU wins first Big 12 game over Kansas St.

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MORGANTOWN — No. 12 West Virginia (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) has been looking for more turnovers from its defense after forcing one in wins over the University of Tennessee (40-14) and Youngstown State (52-17). After the first 30 minutes of action in Saturday’s Big 12 opener against Kansas State, ...

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Weir High girls dominate for victory SISTERVILLE — The Weir High girls soccer team downed Tyler Consolidated, 8-0, on Saturday. Julia Gianni, Jessica Orris and Bella Aperfine scored two goals apiece for the Red Riders (6-8). Skyla Hrkala and Sierra Huey added one goal apiece. Megan Cramer ...

OVAC mourns death of soccer director

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The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer championships unfold this week. They’ll go on, unfortunately, without their director. Chuck Robinson, who took over as OVAC soccer director in 2003, died Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 70. “I am still stunned and in shock,” ...

Colabella comes off bench to bring West Liberty back

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WEST LIBERTY — Somehow West Liberty summoned the fortitude both mentally and physically Saturday on the Russek Field turf inside West Family Stadium. Remarkably, coach Roger Waialae’s team found a way to rally for a 23-17 victory against Virginia-Wise. Things went from horrendous to ...

All Big Red needed was one half to defeat Pittsburgh USO

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red won on the scoreboard, 35-8, over Pittsburgh USO Friday night, but it was Mother Nature that ultimately won out as the two teams never took the field for the second half because of heavy rain and lightning at Harding Stadium. Big Red, which scored at will on five of ...

Cameron shuts down Madonna

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CAMERON — There were an even 100 yards worth of penalties, and the offense struggled to sustain drives. Cameron’s Scott Holt had to find something to coach up next week. The Dragons’ swarming defense limited Madonna (3-2) to 110 yards and forced six turnovers — five interceptions — ...

St. Clairsville stays perfect, stops Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — Not even Mother Nature’s combination of lightning and heavy rain could stop St. Clairsville from reaching the midway point of the high school football season with a perfect 5-0 mark. In a game delayed by lightning for a little more than two hours, St. Clairsville held off a ...

East Liverpool pours it on Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — The skies opened up and took center stage on Friday night as Oak Glen and East Liverpool went at it. During the first half, while other area teams waited through long lightning delays, the Bears and Potters dueled in monsoon-like conditions. When it all cleared, it was the ...