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Indian Creek’s Norris perseveres through injury

WINTERSVILLE — On Aug. 24, a devastating injury sacked senior quarterback Brennon Norris’ senior season during the first game. The top passer in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area in 2017 and a school record holder, the expectations were high for the standout quarterback entering ...

Raiders sneak past the Steelers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left ...

Missed chances are hurting the Steelers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this ...

Browns get past slumping Panthers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your ...

Rivers, Badgley lead Chargers to 26-21 win over Bengals

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers had every reason to be susceptible to a trap game against Cincinnati. The Chargers were coming off an emotional, come-from-behind victory against Pittsburgh last Sunday and a key AFC West showdown at Kansas City was fast ...

Saved! Baines surprise pick for baseball Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. “Very ...

Inaugural Powerhouse Classic

WEIRTON — After a long wait, wrestling was once again showcased inside Weir High. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Red Riders hosted a major wrestling event on Saturday with the inaugural Weir Powerhouse Classic inside the Carl Hamill Field House. “It is an enormous ...

Big Red grad back in MLB

ST. PETERSBURG — Steubenville native Paul Hoover has made it back to the “bigs.” The 1994 Big Red graduate recently was named the new field coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays, replacing new Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. For the past six years, Hoover, 42, was the Rays’ ...

Multiple Red Riders make first-team WVSWA Class AA All-State football list

Three Weir High football players were honored as first-team members on the 2018 WVSWA Class AA All-State football team, while another Red Rider and an Oak Glen player made second team. The three first-teamers are senior running back Donavan Kirby, senior defensive lineman Tyler Komoroski and ...

Grier out of West Virginia’s bowl

MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row, No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) will go into bowl season without its standout quarterback. However, unlike a year ago when Will Grier missed the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl while recovering from a broken hand suffered in the Mountaineers’ 28-14 loss to ...