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Crawford leads Big Red to next round of playoffs

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STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia was singing the praises of his “grunts” following Big Red’s 38-13 Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal victory over Akron Buchtel Saturday night inside Harding Stadium. “Tonight our grunt guys, that’s our offensive line, our tight ends and our ...

Hubbard has a date with Steubenville, eliminates Redskins

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HUBBARD — Indian Creek’s season came to a tough end on Saturday night at Hubbard’s Alumni Field with a 51-21 loss. The sixth-seeded Redskins were able to stay in striking distance for much of the first half of the Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal, but in the second half No. 3 seed ...

Daley proud of ‘remarkable’ season from Crusaders

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CHESTERLAND — Moments after it came to an end, Steve Daley had one word to define Catholic Central’s season — remarkable. “In my opinion, what they did this season was pretty remarkable,” Daley said. “I told them before the game I love each and every one of them.” The ...

McNamee embarking on toughest challenge

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CHESTNUT HILL — Joanna (Bernabei) McNamee has been successful every step of her basketball career. The Madonna legend now is ready to embark on her greatest challenge. McNamee is in her first year as head women’s hoop coach at Boston College, taking the post after two successful ...

Golden Bears continue journey despite defeat

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NEW MANCHESTER — The road ahead may be hard, but the Oak Glen volleyball team is still on the journey. The Golden Bears have once again advanced to the West Virginia state tournament beginning Friday down in Charleston at the Civic Center. Oak Glen swept Frankfort in the West Virginia ...

Grier’s late run lifts West Virginia over Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season. He stayed upright this time, untouched as he scrambled for a 2-point conversion that gave No. 12 West ...

Dobbins runs for 163 yards, Buckeyes rally to beat Nebraska

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COLUMBUS (AP) — With five minutes left in the game and Ohio State clinging to a six-point lead, J.K. Dobbins burst through a hole between center and right guard and rumbled untouched 42 yards for a touchdown and some breathing room. The breakaway by the Buckeyes’ tailback was hugely ...

Blue Dons end campaign on top

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WEIRTON — Madonna scored on the opening drive of the game and got two more touchdowns in the second quarter to give it the impetus for 36-6 senior night victory over Clay-Battelle Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. It was the final game of the season for both teams, with the Blue Dons ...

Oak Glen’s season ends in state semifinal contest

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BECKLEY — Oak Glen coach Ryan Wells knew what his team was getting into. An experienced Charleston Catholic squad stood in the way of the Golden Bears reaching the state title game. The Irish controlled play from the beginning, keeping the Oak Glen offense in check and earning a 3-2 victory ...

Kirtland too strong for Crusaders

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CHESTERLAND — For the first time this season, the Catholic Central football team lost on the road, and it happened at the worst possible moment. The Crusaders lost to Kirtland, 59-0, in a Division VI, Region 21 sectional contest on Friday at West Geagua High School. Catholic Central ...

Fired Jackson disputes Haslam’s claim of discord

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CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson didn’t lose his nerve. Fired this week by the Browns after winning just three of 40 games in two plus-seasons, Jackson on Friday disputed owner Jimmy Haslam’s assertion there was “internal discord” on the coaching staff that made his dismissal — along with ...

West Virginia must avoid mistakes against Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of being a late-season afterthought, Texas coach Tom Herman wanted the Longhorns to be competing for a Big 12 title in November. Texas is right where he wanted, with a key matchup against West Virginia up next. The No. 12 Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. ...

Pitt, No. 23 Virginia set for ACC division matchup

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The number jumped off the stat sheet: 484 rushing yards. That’s what Pittsburgh (4-4, 3-1 ACC) amassed in a wild 54-45 victory against Duke a week ago, and what No. 23 Virginia (6-2, 4-1, No. 25 CFP) will be trying to prevent when the Cavaliers host the ...

Steelers-Ravens II: Different month, same pressure to win

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BALTIMORE (AP) — In each of the last two years, the Baltimore Ravens have been eliminated from playoff contention with late-season losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the first time since 2014, these AFC North rivals will wrap up the season series before December. That doesn’t mean ...

Browns GM to meet Chiefs team he helped build

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CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey’s roughest week running the Browns will close with a reunion. The Kansas City Chiefs were once his football family — before the feud. On Sunday, Cleveland’s first-year general manager will get an up-close look at the team he helped build into a Super ...

Love has foot surgery, out at least 6 weeks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are missing another star. Forward Kevin Love will be out at least six weeks — and maybe longer — after surgery on his left foot, another blow to a team in disarray in its first season following LeBron James’ departure. Love, who injured his left big ...

Holmes excited to get back into coaching

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STEUBENVILLE — Mike Holmes saw an opportunity to get back into coaching. After a long career and a few years off, he decided it was time to get back into the game. News traveled fast Wednesday that Holmes, the athletic director at Franciscan University of Steubenville, had been named the ...