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Aperfine, Gianni lift Weir girls over Magnolia

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls soccer team scored five goals in the first 23 minutes of the game Monday night and defeated Magnolia, 5-1, in the opening round of the Class AA/A sectional tournament at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The win advances the Red Riders (10-9), who are the third seed, into a ...

Madonna girls have a date with top-seeded Oak Glen

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WELLSBURG — Survive and advance is the goal. The Madonna girls soccer team accomplished that goal thanks to a 3-0 victory against Tyler Consolidated in a West Virginia Class AA/A Region 1, Section 1 quarterfinal Monday on Paul “Bud” Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium. The ...

Golden Bears shut down Blue Eagles

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys soccer team was careful not to look past Monday’s sectional opener against Magnolia, but it did know that a win would mean a rematch with rival Weir High on Wednesday. The Golden Bears held up their end of the deal, defeating the Blue Eagles, 8-0, at ...

Brooke girls ousted by JM

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MOUNDSVILLE — To advance in the postseason, a team must put everything on the line. The John Marshall girls soccer team has been doing that for the last several weeks to prepare for its playoff run. On Monday, the Monarchs left it all on the field and walked away with a 3-1 victory over ...

Edison boys knock off Caldwell in SO

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CALDWELL — Visiting Edison knocked off Caldwell, 2-1 (3-2 PKs), in the opening round of the Ohio Division III East District Boys Soccer Sectional Tournament on Monday. Thanks to a first-half goal by Zac Fluharty, assisted by Riley Watson, the Wildcats took a slim 1-0 lead into ...

Steelers ready to plow forward

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s stall inside the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has been untouched for months. The Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. The black-and-yellow Jordans. Sweatpants. Cleats. His shoulder pads. Everything remains the same as it was when Bell walked out of the team’s ...

Week 8 brought new opponents to town

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Football teams from Erie, Pa., and Huron Heights Secondary School, based in Newmarket, Ontario, found themselves in Steubenville over the weekend largely because of major scheduling difficulties. The Royals, who compete in Region 8 of the PIAA’s District 10, fell to Big Red 31-16 on Friday. ...

Former Madonna, Weir High wrestling coach Pernell to be honored

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WEIRTON — Ray Pernell has lived his life around wrestling. The Weirton resident was a two-time state and two-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champion during his days at Weir. He also qualified for the National AAU team and won a pair of matches against West Germany in Chicago. Following ...

Brown scores late to lift Steelers

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger saw the defensive alignment and knew immediately that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance for a winning touchdown. All he had to do was get the ball to Antonio Brown right away. Brown took a few strides, caught the pass and ran behind Justin Hunter’s ...

Rivers, Chargers blow out Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ol’ man Rivers keeps rolling along. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the ...

Big day at OVAC’s

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Madonna’s Angelo Quattrochi placed first overall in the Single A division of the OVAC Cross Country Championship. He also placed seventh overall in the A-AAA division.

Almirola wins Talladega, advances

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his ...

Van runs through Madonna

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WEIRTON — It was almost like it might have been better if Madonna didn’t score in the first half of its 26-12 loss to once beaten Van Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium, because each time it did the Bulldogs had long kickoff returns that either set up a touchdown or scored. The Blue Dons ...

CCHS reaches new Heights

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central got a monkey off its back Saturday afternoon inside Harding Stadium. Senior quarterback Justin Hartzell accounted for 258 yards of offense as the Crusaders held off Huron Heights, 28-14, for their first home victory of the season. Steve Daley’s club, ...

Brooke inducts four to HOF

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WELLSBURG — Drawing on their experiences and observations, the four inducted to the Brooke High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday reflected on the impact sports have on the personal development of youth. Inducted to the hall of fame this year were 1986 graduates Don Koscevic and Jack ...

Potters sweep Oak Glen for three-peat

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MORRISTOWN — Another year, another OVAC championship for East Liverpool. The Potters have a dynasty in the making as they secured their third straight 4A OVAC title, defeating Oak Glen, 25-17, 25-14, 25-23, Saturday at Union Local High School. “I love it,” East Liverpool coach Jonathan ...

No let down for Weir High against Edison

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WEIRTON — The Weir High football team dispelled any notion of a letdown after a loss with a huge first half that combined all three parts of the team to build a huge halftime lead over resurgent Edison en route to a 47-15 victory. It started early as the Red Riders scored twice for a 13-0 ...

Steubenville’s physicality impressed Erie

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STEUBENVILLE — Rob Matz left Harding Stadium Friday with a vision for his Erie, Pa., football team. “I love Steubenville’s physicality — I want our kids to get to that level,” Matz said after his Royals dropped a hard-fought 31-16 verdict to Big Red. “Those kids fly to the ball, ...

West’s big night helped Huskies past Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — When a team has an athlete like Harrison Central’s Tyler West, it finds ways to get him the ball. First-year Huskies coach Anthony Hayes did to perfection in Friday night’s 28-17 win at Oak Glen, utilizing the senior standout’s speed from the receiver position where ...

Toronto’s playoff hopes still alive

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TORONTO — The game was lost, but all hope is not. The Toronto football team led East Palestine twice in the first half only to see the Bulldogs erupt for a 21-point third quarter to take a 19-point lead in the fourth. The Red Knights responded and scored two touchdowns in the final ...