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Weir forces late tie with Big Red

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STEUBENVILLE — Yogi Berra’s famous quote, “It ain’t over ’till it’s over,” has proven to be accurate during the course of many sporting events, and it was proven to be true once again Thursday inside Harding Stadium. Trailing the Steubenville boys soccer team in the waning ...

Creek seniors lead win over Weir High

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WEIRTON — Sometimes when a team has to put young players into a varsity game sooner than anticipated, there is an adjustment period. For the Indian Creek volleyball team, the adjustment period was about half of the first set. After that, though, the Redskins meshed like it was the same ...

Redskins edge John Marshall, 3-2

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GLEN DALE — When it comes to soccer, the first goal can change the course of the game. However, when a team goes up 2-0, it’s very difficult to squander a lead. Indian Creek experienced that against John Marshall Thursday night. The Redskins scored two goals in the final nine minutes of ...

East Liverpool tops Big Red in four

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The Steubenville volleyball team lost in four sets at East Liverpool on Thursday, 25-18, 25-14, 15-27, 25-14. Anna Taylor had 12 kills, seven digs, three blocks and two aces. Sidney Snyder had 15 kills, four blocks, two digs and an ace. Leah Ferguson had 15 assists and ...

Won, won and won! Browns finally win

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday ...

Stopping QB run key for WVU against Kansas State

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MORGANTOWN — Even the least knowledgeable football fan knows that to stop Kansas State, one has to be able to stop the quarterback run. “Well, they block,” explained West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen when asked how team’s stop KSU’s quarterback run. “That’s the most ...

Antonio Brown says he’s upset because Steelers are losing

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chorus of “The Storm Is Over” by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar ...

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Clinic coming Sunday STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Basketball Coaches Association clinic is set for Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Finnegan Fieldhouse on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. The presenters will be Joe Wallace of Franciscan, Ben Howlett of West Liberty, ...

Weir High hits the road for first time this season

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WEIRTON — Veteran Weir High head coach Tony Filberto said his Red Riders are preparing this week to play a very formidable opponent. There’s a good reason for that, because the Red Riders will be on the road for about four hours to play unbeaten and fourth-ranked Petersburg beginning at ...

Blue Dons look to slay the Dragons in Class A battle

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CAMERON — If there’s one thing Cameron coach Scott Holt is sure about concerning Friday’s 7 p.m. meeting with Madonna at Dragon Stadium, it’s that his crew must be prepared for anything. What the Blue Dons (3-1) have shown, Holt said, is unlike anything the Dragons (4-0) have seen ...

Big Red rolling

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red and Pittsburgh USO both dropped their season openers. Since then, each squad has reeled off three consecutive victories. One winning streak will come to an end Friday when the Wildcats visit Harding Stadium. The kick for Big Red’s annual homecoming game is set for 7 ...

Crusaders carrying momentum to Warren JFK

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WARREN — Steve Daley has a warning for Catholic Central football fans — don’t be fooled by Warren JFK’s 1-3 record. The Eagles opened the season with a win against Champion. Since then, they have fallen to unbeaten LaBrae, 3-1 Girard and 2-2 Crestview. In those games, JFK has been out ...

Indian Creek welcomes No. 4 St. Clairsville

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Redskins not only picked up a bounce-back win against Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local in Week 4, but Andrew Connor’s team did so without any injuries, giving it another week to heal up and get players healthy. It is extra important because, when Friday ...

Barons get their coach

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STEUBENVILLE — Mike Holmes felt like a kid again, opening a pack of baseball cards and finding his favorite player lodged in the middle. It’s a rare gem that doesn’t come around often. It is Rick Carver, who was introduced as Franciscan University of Steubenville’s new baseball coach ...

Toronto keeps Weir High searching for first victory

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TORONTO — The Toronto volleyball team likes playing local teams. While being a member of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, the Red Knights do play some local matches, and Toronto faced off with Weir High on Wednesday inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial Gymnasium. The Red Riders won ...

Oak Glen volleyball takes care of Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The Oak Glen volleyball team defeated Indian Creek on the road Wednesday in four sets, 26-24, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12. Hannah Rogers had 16 kills, three blocks and five digs for the Golden Bears. Jaedyn Hissam had 38 assists, four kills and two blocks. McKayla Goodlin had 12 ...

Darnold can show Browns what they’re missing tonight

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CLEVELAND — Sam Darnold once thought he’d be wearing an orange helmet just a few shades brighter than his hair color. But the former USC star wasn’t precisely what the Browns were looking for in a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. Darnold checked most of the boxes, but not all of ...

Steelers enduring another bumpy patch

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree just smiled earlier this month when asked what would happen if the “Hard Knocks” cameras decided to spend a month embedded with the team during training camp. “We’re too real for TV,” Dupree said with a grin. Dupree ...

Pirates complete sweep

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It’s almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but on Wednesday ...

Virden’s hat trick lifts Madonna over CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — The Madonna girls soccer team set the tone early in its match against Catholic Central. The Blue Dons scored an early goal and did not look back en route to a 5-0 victory over the rival Crusaders Tuesday at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field. “We were much more aggressive ...