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Panthers turned back the clock to turn season around

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PITTSBURGH — Darrin Hall paused for a second and pondered the question. Fresh off a 186-yard performance in front of his infant daughter in a victory that catapulted Pittsburgh to the brink of its first appearance in the ACC championship game, the senior running back tried to put a finger on ...

Browns much better, show promising growth under Williams

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CLEVELAND — From disorganized and dysfunctional to disciplined — and according to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, dangerous. The Cleveland Browns are looking a lot better these days. Not great, but improved. Greatly improved. Two weeks after coach Hue Jackson’s long overdue ...

Wilson-Frame scores 24, Pitt tops Troy to move to 3-0

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson glanced down at the box score and shrugged. Sure, the Pittsburgh freshman understands the numbers he put up during an 84-75 victory over Troy on Monday night — when he scored 15 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds — looked impressive for ...

Brodeur, O’Ree, Bettman lead hockey inductees

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TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player’s category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian ...

Weir last area team standing

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Weir High is the last area team standing following a somewhat surprising weekend of football playoff action in West Virginia and Ohio. The Red Riders, thanks to a monster game by Sebastian Spencer, went on the road and clipped fifth-seeded Poca 41-14. Spencer ran for 172 yards, threw for 91 ...

West Virginia pulls away from Ohio girls, 4-0

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the last time in their prep soccer career, 34 senior girls suited up to represent their high school in the OVAC All-Star game Sunday afternoon at Red Devils Stadium. While it was a special day for all athletes, it was an extra special one for Wheeling Central’s ...

Indian Creek’s Jallow scores for Ohio in 1-1 tie

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While all-star games are all in good fun, the ending to the boys OVAC All-Star Soccer game almost was a Hollywood script. With the score tied at 1-1 and less than 10 seconds to go, West Virginia had Ohio on the brink. Moving the ball downfield, Wheeling Park’s ...

Chubb has record run in Browns’ win

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...

Win over Michigan St. a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre’Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes’ favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type of defensive performance ...

Weir High Dots the ‘I’

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POCA — Tabbed as one of the favorites in Class AA before the season started, veteran Weir High coach Tony Filberto has been waiting for his team to live up to its potential all season. Saturday afternoon in the playoff opener, the No. 12 seed Red Riders finally connected all the dots, ...

Hubbard soars over Big Red

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BOARDMAN — Ohio will have a new Division IV football champion thanks to a stellar effort by Hubbard Saturday night inside Spartan Stadium. The third-seeded Eagles reeled off 20 unanswered points and rolled to a 34-16 victory over No. 2 Big Red in the Region 13 semifinals. With the loss, ...

Crawford wins Division IV Eastern District’s top honor

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STEUBENVILLE — Several key contributors to Steubenville’s success have been named to the Division IV All-Eastern District team, which was selected by a panel of area sports writers. Leading the list is junior tailback Tayveon Crawford, who was named a first-team running back and ...

Five Crusaders land on Division VI East District first team

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STEUBENVILLE — Justin Hartzell had what might be a record-setting season in helping Catholic Central post a 7-3 mark and earn a second-straight trip to the Division VI playoffs. For his efforts, the speedy senior landed on the All-Eastern District team as the starting quarterback. A ...

Fante, Wilson, Smarrella earn top honors for Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek’s return to the playoffs in 2018 was due in part to several key performers throughout the season. When the All-Eastern District teams were announced, those key pieces of the 8-3 Redskins’ campaign were recognized. Making first team for Indian Creek were ...

Three Wildcats finish 2018 as first-teamers

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RICHMOND — Shane O’Brien led his Edison football team to a 4-6 record during his first season as the Wildcats’ boss. As a result, several of his players were named to the All-Eastern District awards list in Division V. On offense, junior lineman Cody Waggoner was a first-team selection, ...

Four defensive Red Knights represent Div. VII first team

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TORONTO — The Toronto Red Knights came close to securing a playoff spot in Division VII, and their efforts were rewarded with four first-team selections on the All-Eastern District list. All four players were on the defensive side of the ball. They are junior lineman Isaac Miller, senior ...

Mitchell, West shined for Harrison Central

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CADIZ — Anthony Hayes had some talented players to work with during his first season leading Harrison Central. That was evidenced by the Huskies rattling off three-straight wins to close the season, and by the number of Harrison Central players selected on the All-District list in Division ...

Buckeye Local happy with two honors on list

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YORKVILLE — Buckeye Local had two players receive postseason honors when the All-East District lists were announced, and they represent different aspects of the program. Shayne Christian, a senior wide receiver and linebacker, represents the progress the past two seasons under coach Roger ...

No. 8 Ohio State pins Michigan State back

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Drue Chrisman’s first punt of the day was an embarrassment, a 4-yarder at the end of Ohio State’s first possession. “I don’t know where it ranks in Ohio State’s worst punts in history, but it was definitely my worst punt,” Chrisman said. “I was just ...

Grier throws for 3 TDs, No. 7 WVU downs TCU

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Once No. 7 West Virginia’s offense found a rhythm, the Mountaineers imposed their will on TCU. West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel the Mountaineers to a 47-10 victory over the Horned Frogs on ...