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CCHS accepting nominations STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central High School is accepting nominations for its hall of fame. All submissions must be submitted by Feb. 29. A nomination form can be picked up at the main office or online at ...

Matyas, Toronto soar past Madonna, 60-42

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TORONTO — Toronto has faced adversity all season, and it had another tough test with itself and against Madonna on Wednesday. With senior A.J. Clegg out due to an illness, the Red Knights had to find other means toward ending the night on top. Along with key contributions from three other ...

Creek girls still unbeaten before huge showdown

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CARROLLTON — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 16-0 with a 48-32 victory over Carrollton on Wednesday. Makenzie Taylor led the Redskins with 13 points. Taylor Jones netted 11 points, while Kylie Kiger had 10. Indian Creek faces Union Local in the Buckeye 8 championship ...

Bridgeport girls spoil Panthers’ senior night

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CONNORVILLE — The journey for the Bridgeport girls basketball team this season has, at times, been a bumpy one. But, through it all, head coach Greg Harkness has never wavered when lauding his group about its work ethic, tenacity and willingness to stay resilient. The Bulldogs’ penchant ...

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Franciscan men, women fall STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team fell to Pitt-Greensburg, 84-79, on Wednesday. Travis Lien led the Barons (5-11, 4-7 in the AMCC) with 23 points, while Matt Trent added 20. The Barons shot 55.4 percent from the ...

Pitt edges Boston College

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PITTSBURGH — His team’s 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players ...

Browns, Vikings assistant GM meet for second time

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CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on ...

Red Riders sweep Golden Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen made a furious second-half comeback to erase an 11-point Weir High lead at halftime and was ahead by five points with two and a half minutes left in the game, but the Red Riders made an eight-point run down the stretch to pull out a thrilling 57-54 win Tuesday night ...

Wheeling Park boys explode for 102 points against Brooke

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WHEELING — With a heavyweight showdown looming against Morgantown, Wheeling Park gave its full attention to Brooke Tuesday night at the Palace on the Hill. The result was a 102-48 Patriot romp over the outmanned Bruins. Coach Michael Jebbia’s high-energized charges improved to 10-2. The ...

Flyers shut down Penguins, 3-0

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PHILADELPHIA — Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Tuesday night. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his ...

Beckham recovering from surgery on core muscle

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on a core muscle injury that limited the star wide receiver during his first season with the Browns. Beckham had the operation Tuesday to repair a sports hernia that curtailed his speed and production ...

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CCHS accepting nominations STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central High School is accepting nominations for its hall of fame. All submissions must be submitted by Feb. 29. A nomination form can be picked up at the main office or online at ...

CCHS gets even, splits series with Madonna

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WEIRTON — Isabella Oliver and Katie Zatta combined for 36 points Monday, as Catholic Central earned a 58-44 victory over Madonna before a full house inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. The Crusaders improved to 11-5 with their fifth consecutive win and split the season series with their ...

Redskins run record to 15-0, want to see more improvement

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WELLSBURG — Though his team remained undefeated on the season, Indian Creek girls basketball head coach Steve Eft left Monday’s game at Brooke feeling like it still has a lot of work to do. The Redskins, now 15-0, fended off a pesky, improving Brooke squad for a 62-51 victory inside the ...

Bellaire girls best Steubenville, 57-51

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BELLAIRE — The Steubenville girls basketball team fell to Bellaire, 57-51, on Monday. Kylie Maxwell and Elexis Martin led Big Red with 18 points apiece. Madison Fields had 11 points. The rest of the team combined for four. Katrina Davis led Bellaire with a game-high 32 points, 10 rebounds ...

No. 14 WVU cruises past Texas

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MORGANTOWN — Oscar Tshiebwe had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Derek Culver scored 13 points, No. 14 West Virginia jumped to a big early lead and coasted to a 97-59 victory over Texas on Monday night. Jermaine Haley added 12 points and Jordan McCabe scored 10 for the Mountaineers (15-3, 4-2 Big ...

Browns still search for a GM

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CLEVELAND — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a person familiar with the team’s ...

Cavaliers fall to New York

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CLEVELAND — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-86. Both teams are 12-32 and lead ...