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Steubenville boys cap off 2-0 stretch with another win

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville boys basketball team went into the third-annual Chuck Watt/John Nese Holiday Classic sitting at an even 2-2 mark overall and looking to get going. Get going it did with wins on back-to-back days, capping off the event Thursday night inside the Crimson Center ...

Robey, Visnic lead the charge at swim invite

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WELLSBURG — Weir’s Wil Visnic and Brooke’s Ethan Robey each won two individual events to lead the locals, while Martins Ferry and Bridgeport flip-flopped in the team results at the 2017 Brooke Winter Swim Invitational Thursday inside the Brooke Wellness Center. Martins Ferry’s Jarret ...

Big Red perfect on first day of the Wheeling Park Duals

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WHEELING — Opening day of the 2017 Wheeling Park Duals couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for a trio of local teams. Wheeling Park, John Marshall and Steubenville combined to go 13-0 throughout day one of the two-day tournament at WesBanco Arena on Thursday, with the Patriots ...

Stead, Weir dominate Liberty

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WEIRTON — Bailey Stead had a huge game Thursday as Weir High rolled to a 65-16 victory over Clarksburg Liberty Harrison on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Stead, the lone senior on Weir’s roster, erupted for 22 points (she connected four times from ...

Athletic Big Red pulls away from Martins Ferry

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville boys’ basketball team used its athleticism to its advantage against Martins Ferry on Wednesday. Big Red outscored the Purple Riders in each of the first three quarters en route to a 60-43 victory in the Chuck Watt/John Nese Holiday Classic. Big Red built ...

Zatta finds shot, leads CCHS past Bridgeport

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central girls basketball coach Jess Looman has been waiting for Julia Zatta to find her shooting touch. That wait ended Wednesday in the opener of the 2017 Chuck Watt/John Nese Holiday Classic, played inside Big Red’s Crimson Center. Zatta, a junior guard, ...

Big fourth leads Harrison past Big Red

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STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central used a huge fourth quarter to pocket a 52-45 girls basketball victory over Big Red Wednesday in the 2017 Chuck Watt/John Nese Holiday Classic. Asia Muckle, the game’s most valuable player, put the Huskies ahead to stay when she drained a triple to start the ...

Central’s comeback bid falls short against Lisbon

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STEUBENVILLE — Chris Tarquinio’s Steubenville Catholic Central boys basketball team did not put together a full game once again, and the Lisbon Blue Devils made the Crusaders pay by defeating Central 59-56 on Wednesday evening inside the Crimson Center as part of the third annual Chuck ...

Crosby, Malkin score in shootout, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-4

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan called it the biggest character win of the season for his struggling team. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, and Pittsburgh rallied past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Wednesday night. “With all the challenges we ...

BRIEF

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Post 573 seeking coach BRILLIANT — Brilliant American Legion Post 573 is seeking a head coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Interested parties can send a letter of interest and resume to General Manager Mickey Nest at mickster20250@yahoo.com or by mail to 302 Hudson St., Brilliant, OH ...

Utah rolls to win over Mountaineers

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DALLAS — Zack Moss took a third-down handoff and burst through the line into an opening in the middle of the field. Utah was off and running to another bowl victory. Moss ran for 150 yards, including a career-long 58-yard run for a touchdown on the Utes’ opening drive in the Heart of ...

Lack of offense in loss puzzling

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DALLAS — When Dana Holgorsen made the move from offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State to head coach at West Virginia, he was hailed as one of the top offensive minds in college football. Following a 31-14 loss to Miami in last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl, Holgorsen elected to bring ...

Tomlin noncommittal about Sunday lineup

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and company play during Sunday’s regular-season finale against ...

Patriots on top in poll

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NEW YORK — Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have that familiar look that the rest of the NFL has grown accustomed to over the years: Championship contender. The Patriots remained No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday , receiving ...

Golden State winning without Curry

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Stephen Curry is sitting, the Warriors aren’t really scoring, and yet Golden State is still winning. What happens when Curry and the offense come back? The defending champions went into the season as favorites to repeat, though Boston and Houston looked like title threats while running off ...

Tales from the cold: Ice Bowl remembered

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The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their New Year’s Eve game against the Green Bay Packers. “You could work up a sweat,” said Dan Reeves, ...

Prep schedule

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Today BASKETBALL BOYS Martins Ferry at Steubenville Chuck Watt Classic, 7 p.m. Lisbon vs Catholic Central at Chuck Watt Classic, 5 p.m. Beaver Local at Oak Glen, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS Harrison Central at Steubenville Chuck Watt Classic, 3:30 p.m. Bridgeport vs Catholic Central at ...

Convincing Christmas victory

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HOUSTON — Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates they didn’t need to make up for Antonio Brown’s absence. He just wanted everyone to do what they could to help out, figuring that would be enough. It certainly was. “I know everyone was thinking about A.B. not being out there and ...

Durant delivers as Warriors top Cavaliers

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OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James drove to the basket in the waning seconds and Kevin Durant swatted away any chance Cleveland had at a Christmas Day comeback. Durant pumped his fist again and again, emphatically shook his head and pounded his chest in delight. It looked a lot like the ...

Face of Ohio State will be changing

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COLUMBUS — Reloading is going to be more challenging than usual this time for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who is accustomed to losing much of his talent to the NFL each year. Seven fifth-year seniors who were key contributors this season are departing, including quarterback J.T. Barrett ...