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Star Sports Cast 2013

 
 
 
Madonna quarterback Ross Comis captain of Class A all-state first-team

December 9, 2013 WHEELING — It wasn’t exactly a Lou Gehrig speech, but there is no doubt Madonna coach Doug Taylor considers himself a lucky man. more »»

 
 
 
Big Red honors players at banquet

December 9, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia praised Big Red’s seniors and issued a challenge to his underclassmen during the school’s 73rd annual football banquet held Sunday in the Crimson Commons. more »»

STATE CHAMPS!!!

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — Madonna scored two third-quarter touchdowns and the Blue Dons’ defense stymied the Greenbrier West running game to win the West Virginia Class A football championship, 24-14, Saturday... more »»

Passing plays spark Dons, down Cavaliers

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — The feelings of losing the 2012 state championship game ended up in the same place as a good chunk of the Madonna football team’s playbook. The trash ca. more »»

Comis, Nero match older brothers

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — Ross Comis and Eliott Nero joined their teammates in becoming the 2013 West Virginia Class A state football champions on the strength of a 24-14 win over Greenbrier West Saturday at the... more »»

Madonna seeks Class A title

December 7, 2013 WEIRTON — The unbeaten and top ranked Madonna Blue Don football team has been on a mission since this time last year. more »»

Helping hands

December 7, 2013 WEIRTON — Weirton has long been known as a town where neighbors help neighbors in need. more »»

Colabella named to 1st team all-Ohio

December 5, 2013 COLUMBUS — Six players from the Steubenville Catholic Central football team were named to the Associated Press Division VII All-Ohio high school football team, which is based on the recommendations... more »»

Big Red’s Pierro named to First-Team All-State

December 4, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — For four years, Bryan Pierro played larger than life for the Big Red football team. more »»

Madonna prepares for Class A title game

December 2, 2013 PARKERSBURG — Weirton Madonna faces one more challenge in full redemption from the 2012 football season. more »»

Dons get No. 7 seed Greenbrier West; Big Red closes year

December 2, 2013 When the high school football season began back in the heat of August, most people felt Madonna would again play for a West Virginia Class A championshi. more »»

Season ends

November 30, 2013 CANTON — Big Red’s thrilling run in the Division IV playoffs came to an end on Black Friday at Fawcett Stadiu. more »»

Strong defensive effort leads Mooney

November 30, 2013 CANTON — Two years removed from one of the most thrilling moments of his young life, Cardinal Mooney senior Mark Handel could breathe a little easier following a game against Big Re. more »»

Island paradise for Madonna

November 30, 2013 WEIRTON — Madonna capitalized on Williamstown mistakes and scored three third-quarter touchdowns in the span of 5:07 to again come from behind and win the Class A semi-final game 42-28 Friday night... more »»

Bowser’s return shifted Uncle Mo to Madonna sidelines in semifinal win

November 30, 2013 WEIRTON — With 7:37 left in the third quarter of the West Virginia Class A semifinal football game at Jimmy Carey Stadium, Williamstown tied Madonna at 21-all with a four-yard touchdown pass, and al... more »»

‘A great challenge’

November 28, 2013 STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia knows his Big Red is in for “a great challenge” when it goes toe-to-toe with Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Friday in the Division IV semifinals. more »»

Madonna hosts Williamstown

November 28, 2013 WEIRTON — Two football programs that have been among the dominant Class A teams in the state over the past decade will clash Friday in the semifinals of the state football tournament at Jimmy... more »»

Big Red, Madonna ready for semifinals

November 25, 2013 Steubenville Big Red’s improbable run through the Division IV playoffs continues on Black Friday with a date against a familiar foe inside Canton’s Fawcett Stadium. more »»

Redemption it is

November 24, 2013 WEIRTON — Madonna spotted Wahama a touchdown and got behind early, but came roaring back for a 77-50 West Virginia Class A quarterfinal victory in a game Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium that you had... more »»

Dons roll again

November 24, 2013 WEIRTON — Any other day, a shot at redemption would be tops in Gabe Hypes’ mind. Not necessarily on Saturday night at the snow globe that was Jimmy Carey Stadium. more »»

Big Red dances to the Final 4

November 23, 2013 DOVER — Friday night at Dover’s Crater Stadium, Steubenville Big Red left Indian Valley feeling “Blue”. more »»

 
 

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Coming Tuesday

August 24, 2014 Our annual high school football edition hits a special preview on Tuesday at the Herald-Star beginning at 11:30 a.m. $3 gets you the preview, a hot dog, chips and water. I love what we di. more »

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