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Star Sports Cast 2017 Episode 5

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Star Sports Cast for 2017. It's Plastic Fork and Spoon Day! 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 ...

No. 1 Big Red must stop Dover’s passing attack

DOVER — Top-ranked Steubenville will open the second half of its 2017 season Friday by squaring off against a pass happy opponent. “Dover is a very dangerous team because of what they do best — throw the ball,” Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia said earlier this week. “They throw the ...

Same plot, different characters when Weir travels to Union Local

MORRISTOWN — Here it is, the midway point of the 2017 high school football season. For two Ohio Valley teams, it appears to be a mirror image of the same time last year. Both Weir High and Union Local, who go into battle Friday at the home of the Jets just off I70 in Belmont County, have ...

Bruins, Redskins resume rivalry

WINTERSVILLE — For a fourth year in a row, the Brooke Bruins and Indian Creek Redskins will face off. The last three meetings have all been decided by seven points or less. When the teams take the field Friday at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium, the coaches expect another good game in the ...

Blue Dons still running wild

WEIRTON — Madonna is on a roll for the first time in four years, and if it is to keep the undefeated beat going, it’ll have to find a way to stop the run game of the Mathews Mustangs of Vienna. The Mustangs invade Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday with a 3-2 record and plans to do what they did ...

Crusaders finding ways to keep the momentum

STEUBENVILLE — Coming off a total “team win,” Steubenville Catholic Central will look to keep things going Saturday when Barnesville invades Harding Stadium. The kick for Central’s annual homecoming game is set for 7 p.m. This will be the seventh meeting between the schools, Central ...

Making mistakes not an option in Edison-Oak Glen matchup

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen football team enters this week’s game against Edison looking for its thrid straight victory, while the Wildcats are looking for their first win of the season at 7 p.m. Friday night. The Golden Bears have had to work hard for their victories in the past two ...

Toronto continues EOAC slate, hosts Columbiana

TORONTO — The Toronto football team faces a difficult test this week as Columbiana comes to town in a big Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. The Red Knights will look to extend their winning streak to five games as they get set to play the Clippers at 7 p.m. Friday night at Clarke ...

Panthers ready to ruin the big party

MOUNDSVILLE — It’s homecoming week at John Marshall, and the Monarchs have a lot to celebrate lately. Buckeye Local looks to ruin the party and collect its first win of the year on Friday. John Marshall is coming off of a dominating 40-17 victory at Parkersburg South last week, and ...

Harrison runs into hot St. Clairsville squad

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A pair of teams heading in different directions will meet for the coveted ‘Coal Bucket’ Friday night as Harrison Central visits Red Devil Stadium to tangle with St. Clairsville. The Red Devils (4-1) open the second half of the season winners of four straight after ...