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Playoff implications on the line Friday

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STEUBENVILLE — Plenty of playoff points will be on the line Friday when unbeaten New Philadelphia and Big Red get together inside Harding Stadium. The high-flying Quakers, ranked third in Joe Eitel’s Division III, Region 9 computer standings, have started the season by whipping Maysville ...

Creek staying focused for Buckeye Local

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WINTERSVILLE — Two teams looking to bounce back from Week 3 losses will do battle Friday at the renovated Kettlewell Memorial Stadium, as Indian Creek hosts Buckeye 8 Conference rival Buckeye Local. The Redskins (2-1) dropped a 14-13 heartbreaker to Indian Valley in their first home game ...

Toronto hopes to take another step forward

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TORONTO — As the early portion of the season progresses, Toronto head coach Josh Franke has seen his team get better and better each week. The Red Knights (2-1) look to take another step in the right direction on Friday night when they return to Clarke Hinkle Stadium to host 1-2 ...

Bears continue perfect start, sweep Redskins

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WINTERSVILLE — First-year Oak Glen volleyball coach Morgan Poling knew she had a talented group of players, but the challenge would be getting them all on the same page. So far, so good as her Golden Bears continued an undefeated start to the season on Wednesday evening, running their ...

Indian Creek girls’ top trio stifles CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — There is a great amount of familiarity between the Indian Creek and Catholic Central girls soccer teams — not only among the players, but also the two head coaches. The Redskins talented trio up top was too much for the young and inexperienced Crusaders to handle as Indian ...

Fitzpatrick is attacking fresh start in Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter. How ...

Lewis powers Mariners past sinking Pirates 4-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Lewis hit his fifth home run since debuting Sept. 10, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. With Seattle leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, Lewis sent a sinker from Pirates starter Dario Agrazal (4-5) ...

Puig lifts Tribe over Tigers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit an RBI single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians kept up their playoff push, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Wednesday night. The Indians entered the day one-half game behind Tampa Bay for the second ...

Harrison Central tops Toronto

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BLOOMINGDALE — The Harrison Central golf team topped Indian Creek on Wednesday at Red Oak Golf Course. The Huskies shot a team score of 161, while the Redskins shot a 193. Harrison Central’s Nick Coffland was the medalist with a 35. Cruz Capers followed with a 38, while Jory Marvin ...

Big Red falls at Beaver Local

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CALCUTTA — The Big Red volleyball team fell on the road Wednesday night in four sets at Beaver Local, 26-24, 13-25, 24-26, 18-25. Steubenville was led by Emily Allen with 12 points, 20 assists, six aces and six digs. Sammi Cucarese had 20 digs and seven points. Reagan Arlesic had seven ...

Big Red girls blank Weir High, 2-0

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STEUBENVILLE — Jared Robinson wants to see how his Big Red girls soccer squad handles tough tests as tournament time looms. It faced one Tuesday night at Harding Stadium in cross-river rival Weir High, and passed with a 2-0 victory. “We always know what Weir High is going to bring,” ...

Late surge powers unbeaten Red Riders by rival Brooke

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WEIRTON — The Weir and Brooke boys soccer teams renewed their longstanding rivalry Tuesday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The game was scoreless for roughly 60 minutes, before Weir senior Joe Iafrate tallied a goal and an assist roughly 13 minutes apart to lead the Red Riders to a 2-0 victory ...

Catholic Central holds off Weir High in four sets

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STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central volleyball team held off Weir High in four sets, 25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24, on Tuesday. Theresa Bahen paced the Crusaders (9-5) with 18 points, nine kills, four aces, one block and 16 digs. Anna Godich had 12 points, nine kills, 20 assists, an ace, two ...

Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vazquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania ...

Mariners blank Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 ...

Buckeye Local golf tops Big Red

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RAYLAND — The Buckeye Local golf team topped Big Red on Tuesday at Becwood Golf Course. The Panthers shot a team score of 180, while Steubenville had a 214. Big Red’s Micah Krause was the medalist with a 37. Olivia Gibas shot a 46, Frank Vostatek a 63 and Corryn Lahr a 68. For ...

Steelers begin post-Ben life by trading for Fitzpatrick

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Browns better under the lights, but many problems remain

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Odell Beckham switched on the afterburners and jetted away from the Jets for the longest touchdown of his career, the Browns put a disappointing loss and an emotional week behind them. They can breathe again. For a second. Under the bright lights and back where he ...