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Weir boys advance past Oak Glen to sectional final

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NEW MANCHESTER — Whether Weir High head coach Matt Kopp was playing or coaching soccer, Oak Glen’s Jacob Clark is the best goalkeeper he has ever seen. He knows any time his Red Riders face the Golden Bears, it is going to be tough to come out on top. Clark is the reigning two-time OVAC ...

Marshall shines, leads Big Red girls to sectional title

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STEUBENVILLE — Mary Marshall did not want to lose her last home game, and the senior standout did her best to make sure that did not happen. Marshall tallied four goals (two in each half), leading the No. 7 seven seed Big Red girls soccer team to a 4-0 victory against No. 9 seed Carrollton ...

Watts sets record, Oak Glen girls advance to sectional title game

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NEW MANCHESTER — This time last year, Oak Glen junior Brooklyn Watts was working as hard as she could to get back on the soccer field after tearing her ACL during travel ball. Her absence was a big reason why the Golden Bears fell short in the state tournament. Her comeback reached its ...

Tonight’s Park-Brooke game off due to COVID

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Every year since 1976, Brooke and Wheeling Park have met on the football field. Actually, there have been several times when the rivals met twice. Like so many other things, that streak will end because of COVID-19. Citing the growing number of coronavirus cases in Ohio County, Brooke ...

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Brooke boys win sectional title WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team, the top seed in the Class AAA Region 1 Section 2 tournament, defeated second-seeded Morgantown, 1-0, Thursday to capture the sectional championship. Telmo Raudazzo scored the only goal with roughly 15 minutes left in ...

Blue Dons look to cool down Wheeling Central

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WEIRTON — Madonna, riding a four-game winning streak, will have it’s hands full Saturday when perennial Class A powerhouse Wheeling Central invades Jimmy Carey Stadium in a rivalry clash between the only two remaining parochial high schools in the Northern Panhandle. The opening kick is set ...

Red Riders using bye week to get healthy

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WEIRTON — Unless they are the first or last week of a high school football season, bye weeks are mostly the same — heal the injured and work on basics. Bye weeks, which are mandatory in West Virginia’s 11-week season, give players and coaches a respite from the routine of preparing for ...

Tough road getting rockier for Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — The intense, tough 2020 campaign that it has been so far for Oak Glen has become even harder. The Golden Bears, who are 5-1 and rank third in the Class AA rankings, are forced to take a second bye week. They simply could not get a game in after Spring Mills canceled the ...

Big Red faces tough test

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red and Stow will be looking to rebound from playoff losses when they square off Friday on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium. Steubenville fell to Dover, 41-20, in the Division III, Region 9 second round, while Stow (5-2) dropped a 31-14 verdict to powerful Mentor in the ...

Buckeye, CCHS prep for first matchup

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STEUBENVILLE — Fresh off posting back-to-back victories, Catholic Central faces a stiff test Saturday when Buckeye Local brings its ground-and-pound attack to Leo Buffone Field. The Crusaders improved to 2-6 with a 35-19 win over Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans. The Panthers also are 2-6 ...

Edison saying farewell to Cartwright Field

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RICHMOND — Friday night when the Wildcats host Wellsville, it will be the final time an Edison team will set foot on Cartwright Memorial Field. The history the old field represents is not lost on Edison head coach Shane O’Brien. “This week means a lot because it is going to be the ...

Crusaders volleyball team survives and advances

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TORONTO — The Catholic Central and Toronto volleyball teams know one another all too well. It almost was fate that brought them together for a third time this season. Separated in the seedings by just one spot, the Crusaders and Red Knights put forth an instant classic for the fans ...

Catholic Central boys soccer team advances past Coshocton

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STEUBENVILLE — The third-seeded Catholic Central boys soccer team collected three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half and did not look back, en route to a 3-0 victory against fifth-seeded Coshocton in a Division III Eastern District sectional final on a warm Tuesday evening on ...

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even World Series

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied after two in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles 6-4 on Wednesday night to square the ...

Regarding Henry: Steelers D bracing for Titans’ star back

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sure there are options when facing Derrick Henry. None of them, however, are particularly fun. Try to hit the NFL’s hottest running back high, and he will stiff-arm you into GIF-worthy oblivion ( see Norman, Josh ). Try to hit him low one-on-one, and you risk Henry ...

Stokes producing at WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Oak Glen graduate Skye Stokes is off to a good start with the West Virginia Mountaineers volleyball team. The freshman outside hitter/defensive specialist has played in eight matches for the Mountaineers (5-3). She has 10 kills, six assists, 88 digs, 15 points and five aces. ...

Raudazzo, Marks shine during Brooke’s sectional semifinal win

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WELLSBURG — The top-seeded Brooke boys soccer team nearly had to play from behind during Tuesday’s Class AAA Region 1 Section 1 seminal against No. 4 seed John Marshall. Within the first three minutes of the match, the Monarchs nearly got a goal sneak past Andrew Coursin. The shot missed ...

Bolster leads Crusader girls to sectional crown

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STEUBENVILLE — Players step up their level of play in the postseason. Becca Bolster collected two goals to lead the No. 3 seed Catholic Central girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory against No. 6 seed Ridgewood in a Division III Eastern District sectional final/district quarterfinal on a rainy ...

Granato back in the game, joins FUS

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WEIRTON — When Mike Granato decided to retire from coaching basketball after a 21-year successful career at Weir High following the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season, those who know him well wondered what he would do next. He’s still teaching at Weir High, of course, but they know he ...