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Classic in the making

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NEW MANCHESTER — Something will simply have to give on Friday night when 5-1 Toronto travels to 6-0 Oak Glen. With the Red Knights’ lone blemish coming in Week 1, both teams have won at least five straight games. That will change for one the teams by about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. ...

Big Red back to celebrate homecoming Friday night

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STEUBENVILLE — National Christian Academy will bring “the full package” to town Friday to help Big Red celebrate homecoming. The kick for the first meeting between the 5-1 Big Red and the 4-1 Eagles, who call Fort Washington, Md., home, is set for 7 p.m. inside Harding Stadium. “As ...

Red Riders have their hands full, look for revenge

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WEIRTON — The last time Weir High played Fairmont Senior was almost a year ago in the state Class AA semifinal in Fairmont, and it wasn’t pretty for the Red Riders. The top-seeded Polar Bars blanked the Red Riders, 59-0, in a game that Weir High just couldn’t do anything right. The ...

Huskies come off road upset, travel to Catholic Central

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STEUBENVILLE — Two teams still holding on to playoff dreams will square off Saturday inside Harding Stadium. Catholic Central’s Crusaders are 3-3 following their Week 6 setback at Lucas. Meanwhile, Harrison Central’s Huskies (2-4) are flying high after their huge road upset of St. ...

Anything is possible for Madonna, as long as it believes

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WEIRTON — The Madonna Blue Dons are on a roll for the first time in several years, having won five of six games and the last three in a row. The goal, according to fourth-year head coach Darrin Hicks, is to keep it going Friday at Beallsville. The opening kick is scheduled for 7 ...

Connor: Ferry excelling ahead of Friday’s game

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WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor thinks the Martins Ferry team his Indian Creek Redskins will see on Friday night is peaking at the right time. What the Purple Riders have done the last two weeks backs that up. After a 1-3 start, Martins Ferry has handled Harrison Central and East Liverpool at ...

Brooke girls come up big on senior night

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke girls soccer team picked a good time to have what head coach Elias Hannaoui said was perhaps its best game of the season as the Bruins grabbed a 3-1 victory over Big Red on senior night at Brooke Memorial Stadium. “We needed to come back (from Monday’s loss at ...

Fast start lifts Creek girls past Madonna

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WEIRTON — The Indian Creek girls soccer team came out fired up and ready to play. Meanwhile, Madonna got off to another sluggish start. The Redskins scored a goal less than five minutes into the game and recorded two more in the second half en route to a 3-0 victory over the Blue Dons ...

Brooke’s Bilby wins state title

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WHEELING — Since Ryan Bilby came on the scene as a freshman three years ago, it wasn’t a question of “if” but a matter of “when” he would be a state champion. The Brooke junior put that question to rest on Wednesday as he separated himself from the competition on his way to ...

Edison tops Weir on senior night

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RICHMOND — The Edison volleyball team topped Weir High in four sets on Wednesday for a senior night victory, 25-16, 25-19, 20-15, 25-22. Karissa Speedy had 11 points, 43 sets, 15 assists and eight hits for the Wildcats. Corinne Freeman had 12 kills and eight blocks. Mikayla Petrisko had 16 ...

Bears’ boys tie Beaver Local, 1-1

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys soccer team tied Beaver Local on Wednesday night, 1-1. The Golden Bears, now 7-6-4, got a goal from Andrew Giambroni, assisted by Lucas Harris. Austin McCoy scored the lone goal for the Beavers. Jacob Clark made 26 saves for Oak Glen, Ashton ...

Steelers’ season could rest in the hands of Devlin Hodges

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent’s house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over and watch some football. As ...

Golden Bears survive in OVAC tournament

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NEW MANCHESTER — The East Liverpool volleyball team is heading for another OVAC 4A final. This time, there will be familiar face waiting on the other side. The three-time defending 4A champion Potters punched their ticket to their fourth-straight OVAC final by dispatching second-seeded ...

Big Red, Redskins eliminated in Class 5A semifinals at Park

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WHEELING — With strong play at the net, both on offense and defense, Wheeling Park’s first trip to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference volleyball tournament turned into a berth in the championship round Tuesday night. Rachel Simon, Leah Gaudinoand Ally Fanko combined for 30 kills, and the ...

Unbeaten Shadyside sweeps Red Knights

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SHADYSIDE — State-ranked and unbeaten Shadyside punched its ticket into the OVAC volleyball championship game with a 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 sweep of Toronto in the Class 2A conference semifinals on the Orange boards Tuesday night. The Red Knights dropped to 12-8 on the campaign. Shadyside, ...

Huskies down CCHS, Edison

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CADIZ — The Harrison Central volleyball team defeated Catholic Central and Edison during a tri on Tuesday. Catholic Central did earn a split, defeating the Wilcats, 12-25, 25-21, 25-22. Edison then fell to the Huskies, 25-16, 25-23. Finally, Harrison Central bested the Crusaders, 29-27, ...

Oak Glen’s Enochs sets school record with 40th goal in win

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Junior Reece Enochs set Oak Glen’s single-season record for soccer goals in a season — boys and girls — during the Golden Bears’ 12-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated on Tuesday. Enochs scored five times, giving her 40 this season. She broke Maggie Kovalcik’s ...

Jets soar over Penguins, 4-1

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PITTSBURGH — The youngest member of an inexperienced Winnipeg Jets defensive unit led the way to a big win. Ville Heinola scored his first NHL goal and the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night. “It was a good moment for me,” the 18-year-old Heinola said. “It was ...

Big Red boys miss chances in loss to East Liverpool

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STEUBENVILLE — The shots were there for the Big Red boys soccer team, however the goals were not. Steubenville outshot East Liverpool, but the Potters capitalized on more of their opportunities en route to a 4-1 victory against Big Red Monday night inside Harding Stadium to spoil senior ...