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Agresta pleased with first season with Central

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STEUBENVILLE — All things considered, Anthony Agresta was pretty happy with his first season as Catholic Central’s football coach. “I’m not disappointed from an overall perspective,” said Agresta, who was hired by Central in April and made the move from Louisiana to Ohio in time to ...

Pens rally to end Isles’ 10-game streak

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NEW YORK (AP) — After two terrific periods, the New York Islanders abandoned their strong fundamental play in the third. And in a flash, their 10-game winning streak was over. Bryan Rust scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Islanders ...

“It’s home.” Rams’ star Donald embraces Pittsburgh roots

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trappings of success have not changed Aaron Donald. Not the millions he’s made. Not the honors he’s won. Not the endless Southern California sunshine or the potentially intoxicating celebrity that comes with making it big in Los Angeles. Through it all — from his ...

AP source: Browns, C Tretter agree on 3-year extension

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BEREA (AP) — The Browns may have major issues at several positions. Center isn’t one of them. Steady JC Tretter, who endeared himself to teammates by playing much of last season with a severely sprained ankle, has agreed with Cleveland on a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension, a ...

Browns RB Hunt eager to play again

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BEREA (AP) — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and being ...

Georgia, Ohio State to play home-and-home

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has continued to boost its nonconference schedule by agreeing to a home-and-home series with Ohio State for 2030 and 2031. The currently sixth-ranked Bulldogs (No. 6 in the College Football Playoff ) will play a home game against the Buckeyes on Sept. 14, 2030, ...

Wheeling Central wins Class A sectional title

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WEIRTON — The Madonna volleyball team came out swinging on its home court Wednesday relaxed, loose, aggressive and having fun. With the Blue Dons needing only three points for a first-set victory, Wheeling Central called a timeout. From that point on, the Maroon Knights stole all of ...

Weir High sits in 19th place, needs multiple teams to lose

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WEIRTON — The Weir High football team finished the regular season last week with a huge 54-0 win over arch-rival Brooke and now sits at No. 19 in the West Virginia Class AA rankings with a 6-4 record. Mathematically, the Red Riders still have a chance to be among the top 16 that make the ...

Madonna would be in if W.Va. playoffs began this week

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WEIRTON — If the West Virginia playoffs started this week as they do in Ohio, Madonna (6-3-1), now ranked 16th, would be traveling to face unbeaten Doddridge County, playing in the first round in a new stadium that is second to none in the state. However, there still is another week of ...

Golden Bears hoping to stay home

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen might have just finished the first 10-0 season in school history and have a Class AA playoff spot locked up, but that does not mean head coach Ted Arneault and company cannot get better. In fact, the Golden Bears are spending their Week 11 bye working on just ...

Brooke concludes season with home game vs. Preston

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WELLSBURG — Brooke might not have a chance at the playoffs anymore, but the Bruins still have plenty to play for on Friday night, hosting Preston in the season finale. Preston (4-5) still has a chance to qualify for the Class AAA playoffs with a win, meaning the Bruins (2-7) can play ...

Big Red begins another postseason push in unfamiliar territory

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AURORA — Big Red and Aurora will be looking to play their best in Friday’s Division III, Region 9 quarterfinal showdown. The kick for the second meeting between the traditionally strong programs is set for 7 p.m. inside Veterans Stadium. “For us, the key is we need to play the best ...

Redskins finally host first playoff game Saturday

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek has checked a lot of boxes and accomplished a lot of goals this season. The biggest on the list, though, is still in front of it — win a playoff game. It has the chance to be the first Indian Creek team to do that Saturday night, as the No. 3 seed Redskins ...

Toronto prepared to host, face St. Thomas Aquinas

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TORONTO — During the summer and throughout the course of the season, Josh Franke prepared his Toronto football team to face a team with a high-powered passing attack in the playoffs. As it turns out, the Red Knights open the playoffs hosting such a team when St. Thomas Aquinas out of ...

Dupree thriving in contract year

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PITTSBURGH — For years, Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward would talk about getting together to train during the offseason. The discussion was always vague. No specifics or firm commitments. Then the months would pass, January would become April would become June and the chance for the longtime ...

Mayfield’s ‘stache a new topic

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield completed his media session without incident and even sported the same mustache he woke up wearing. At this point, those two things are considered progress for the Browns’ struggling second-year quarterback. With Cleveland mired in a four-game losing streak inside ...

Buckeyes pull away in opener

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COLUMBUS — Kyle Young had a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Ohio State beat Cincinnati 64-56 in the opener for both teams Wednesday night. Young, a junior forward, made 6 of 7 shots from the floor and the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to spoil John Brannen’s ...

Pittsburgh slips past Florida State in ugly ACC opener

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PITTSBURGH — Jeff Capel and Leonard Hamilton expected ugly. Good thing, because the Pittsburgh and Florida State coaches saw plenty of it in their season opener on Wednesday night. Missed shots. Turnovers. Scrambles for loose balls that looked more like rugby scrums. Oh, and fouls. Lots and ...

Home sweet home for the Blue Dons

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WEIRTON — With home-court advantage for the Class A Region 1, Section 1 volleyball tournament, Madonna feels like it can win it all as the second seed, as long as it stays focused, plays loose and has fun. Before facing top-seed Wheeling Central tonight for the opportunity, first came ...