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Steubenville ends home slate with victory over Barnesville

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STEUBENVILLE — In its final home dual of the season, the Steubenville wrestling team welcomed Barnesville to the Crimson Center on Wednesday and turned away the Shamrocks, 37-27. A rematch of the 182-pound OVAC semifinal highlighted the dual as Big Red’s David Tuttle faced off against ...

Madonna girls earn top seed in Class A

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WEIRTON — Madonna’s state-ranked girls squad earned the top seed for the Region I, Section 1 basketball tournament, which begins Saturday. Coach Rodney Boniti’s squad, currently 16-5, is ranked fourth in this week’s West Virginia AP Class A poll. The Dons finished second in last ...

Big Red holds baseball camp

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Steubenville Big Red recently held its annual baseball camp, which was conducted two days a week during the past six weeks. Those attending participated in a variety of hitting drills and were instructed by current Big Red players. Fred Heatherington, Big Red’s veteran coach, said he and his ...

Crosby, Penguins trip up Oilers, 3-1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling on his stick and the game in the ...

Nets outlast Cavs in OT

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CLEVELAND (AP) — DeMarre Carroll saved the day for the Brooklyn Nets, and D’Angelo Russell took advantage of the extra opportunity. Russell scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime after Carroll’s desperation 3-pointer in the second OT tied the game, and the Nets outlasted the ...

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Pirates optimistic in spring training BRADENTON, Fla. — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “This club has a feel that we can be a postseason team, that we can be a team that can advance deep in the postseason,” general ...

St. Clairsville rides hot start to beat Oak Glen in 4A clash

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NEW MANCHESTER — St. Clairsville came out of the locker room blazing and held a 12-point lead when it went back into it at halftime. Then, it held off a furious rally by home-standing Oak Glen to win, 79-66, Tuesday night in the OVAC Class 4A semifinal inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse. The ...

Big Red falls hard in Class 5A semifinal

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MORGANTOWN — Kaden Metheny has a confession — he’s a bit of a pickpocket. The junior guard doesn’t pursue cash, phones or wallets. He’d rather take basketballs. Tuesday night, he recorded 12 steals as University downed visiting Steubenville, 110-66. As a team, the Hawks tallied ...

Brooke boys end winless season, defeat Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — The Brooke boys basketball team collected its first win of the season Tuesday night, 64-54, over Bellaire in OVAC consolation action. Alex Lilly led the Bruins with 23 points, while Aleksy Rasz scored 13 points and Logan Williams 11 points to also reach double figures. Brooke ...

Edison unable to finish the job against Buckeye Trail

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RICHMOND — The story remained the same for the Edison boys’ basketball team. Edison led early in the second quarter, but the middle of the game belonged to Buckeye Trail, as it took a double-digit advantage. The Wildcats scratched and clawed their way back into the game, but the clock ran ...

Brown asks Steelers for trade

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven’t decided whether there’s a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019. Not that it matters to Brown. He’s already made up his mind. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the ...

Pitt suffers 21st consecutive road defeat

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BOSTON (AP) — A leaking roof, blood on the floor from one of Boston College’s starters that sent him to the locker room and two more starters sitting out with an injury. Not your average way to get a victory. Ky Bowman scored 14 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, and the ...

Malkin suspended one game for high stick

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been suspended one game for high-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl late in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win over the Flyers on Monday night. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday following a hearing between Malkin and the ...

High school football adopts 40-second play clock

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The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday seven rules revisions for high school football, including the play clock beginning at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds beginning this fall. This change was one of seven rules revisions recommended by the NFHS Football ...

Creek girls continue struggling, fall on road

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sometimes it’s good to have a short memory. The St. Clairsville girls basketball team showed it has one Monday evening during senior night on John Jenkins Court. Just a little more than 48 hours removed from dropping a gut-wrenching, one-point decision to Beaver Local in ...

Madonna twins headed to state tournament

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Madonna seniors Garrett Cook, left, and Alec Cook are headed to the wrestling state tournament next weekend in Huntington. Garrett Cook advanced by winning the 220-pound weight class at regionals this past weekend. He is 43-0 this season and owns a career record of 136-17. Alec Cook won the ...

Oak Glen holds on to defeat Potters

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The Oak Glen girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 62-54 victory over East Liverpool on Monday. Maggie Kovalcik led the Golden Bears (10-12) with a game-high 22 points and six steals. Reece Enochs had 15 points. Alexa Andrews contributed 11 points and ...

Browns sign controversial running back Hunt

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BEREA — The Cleveland Browns believe there’s remorse in Kareem Hunt’s heart. The NFL hasn’t gotten that far. Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him ...

Murray, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers, 4-1

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PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins ...