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Zimmerman, Big Red shine on senior night

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s pressure defense produced plenty of offense in Tuesday’s 54-36 senior night victory over Edison inside the Crimson Center. Down 10-2 after the opening quarter despite committing eight turnovers, the Wildcats were hanging tough in the second and trailed 16-8 ...

Championship time for Madonna girls

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WEIRTON — The ability to adapt to what an opponent is throwing at one is important. Doing so in the tournament is vital. Tuesday night inside the Dube Dome, the No. 1 seed Madonna girls basketball team did just that, utilizing Kennedy Martin inside to build a big lead and open the Class A ...

Huskies race past Crusaders

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STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central turned up the heat, and Catholic Central wilted from the pressure. After a shaky start, the Harrison Central boys basketball team changed its defense against Catholic Central in the first quarter. The Huskies applied pressure, and the Crusaders had a ...

Edison girls, boys improving before tournament time

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RICHMOND — Edison’s second season is officially underway. The Edison girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season Thursday, while the boys team concluded its regular season Tuesday night at Big Red. The girls are set to open up play at 7 p.m. today at Bellaire in a Division III ...

Brooke hopes to strike fear during sectionals

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WELLSBURG — Both the Brooke boys and girls basketball teams are hoping to peak when it matters most — the tournament. For the girls team, that begins at John Marshall in the Class AAA sectional tournanent. That game is scheduled for tonight and, as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, is still on ...

Penguins avoid being swept by Devils

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be getting their act together for a playoff push and one clear sign of that is finally finding a way to beat the New Jersey Devils. Bryan Rust scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and the Penguins avoided the ...

Union Local comes back, edges CCHS 49-48

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STEUBENVILLE — Things were looking good for Catholic Central’s girls basketball team in Monday’s regular-season finale against Union Local after it grabbed a 14-point halftime advantage. The Jets, however, caught fire in the third quarter, held off a late Crusader charge and left the ...

Madonna girls are top seed, boys playing well headed into tourney

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls basketball team has been voted the top seed in Region 1, Section 1, but the boys are still awaiting seeding, where they could wind up either third or fourth depending upon how the 10 coaches in the region voted. The voting was this past weekend and will be ...

Central boys, girls hoping to show their best at the right time

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STEUBENVILLE — Extremely strong — that may be the best way to describe the fields for the Eastern District Division IV boys and girls basketball tournaments. The boys event features three teams currently ranked in the Ohio AP Top 10 (Berlin Hiland, Toronto and Zanesville Bishop ...

West Virginia’s Brown ‘officially’ announces his new staff

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GANTOWN —The first crack of pads and grunts of hard hits are still a month away, but that did not stop first-year West Virginia University football Neal Brown from stepping in front of the podium on Monday to introduce the staff that the Mountaineers’ 35th head coach will help him through ...