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Star Sports Cast 2017 Episode 4

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Star Sports Cast for 2017. Joe Catullo, sports editor with the Steubenville Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, and sports writer Andrew Grimm take a look at the 2017 prep football season. Teams within our coverage area include: Steubenville Big Red, Weir ...

No rest for the best

STEUBENVILLE — Reno Saccoccia likes how his 2017 Big Red football team has progressed to date, but he’s also quick to point out there’s still plenty of work ahead. “I like the way we are playing,” the veteran coach said. “We just have to get better on technique on both sides of the ...

Weir seeks revenge in rare Saturday afternoon contest

WEIRTON — Weir High was riding high last week with a lofty state ranking of a tie for second with perennial powerhouse Bridgeport. The 21-18 loss at Keyser last week dropped the Red Riders to a three-way tie for eighth in this week’s WVSSAC rankings with Bridgeport and North Marion. Now, ...

Crusaders limp into Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — Another week, another difficult opponent — so it goes for Steve Daley and his banged up Catholic Central Crusaders. Coming off two tough road losses at 3-1 Western Reserve and 3-0 South Harrison, the Crusaders will return to Harding Stadium Saturday, welcoming once-beaten ...

Blue Dons finally get back home

WEIRTON — The Madonna football team is back in more ways than one. The Blue Dons are back home Friday night for the first time this year and return to Jimmy Carey Stadium with three road wins under their belt and hungry for more as they host Pendleton County in a game scheduled to start at 7 ...

Toronto takes high-flying offense to Leetonia Friday

LEETONIA — The Toronto football team looks to continue its winning ways this week against Leetonia. The Red Knights and Bears are set to do battle at 7 p.m. Friday night at Leetonia. ““I’m happy with our offense,” Toronto (3-1) head coach Eric Meek said. “Our offense has come a ...

Indian Creek hits the road for tough matchup with Red Devils

SAINT CLAIRSVILLE — The Indian Creek Redskins got back in the win column last week with a 36-0 shutout of Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local and are back on the road after splitting a pair of home games the past two weeks to face a tough challenge in another Buckeye 8 rival, the St. Clairsville ...

Kropka returns to alma mater

MARTINS FERRY — It’s homecoming week at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. No, not that homecoming. It will be celebrated next week. A literal homecoming that only occurs during odd years will unfold Friday night when Purple Rider product Justin Kropka returns with his Harrison Central ...

Edison excited for homecoming, unbeaten Union Local Friday

RICHMOND — The Edison football team faces another stiff test this week. The Wildcats are set to play undefeated Buckeye 8 rival Union Local at 7 p.m. at Cartwright Memorial Field on homecoming night. The Wildcats (0-4) and the Jets both played teams from the Buckeye 8 last week. Beaver ...

Bears done hibernating

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off of a bye week and its first win of the season the last time it was on the field, Oak Glen takes on winless Warren Local Friday at home. The last time out, the Golden Bears (1-2) came from behind to defeat Buckeye Local 28-21 in double overtime, something head ...