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Lisbon spikes Big Red

LISBON — Kimmi Wiggers and Maddie Liberati combined for 36 kills in leading Lisbon past Steubenville, 18-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-22, in volleyball action Wednesday.

Wiggers totaled 20 kills and 20 digs and Liberati 16 kills, 13 digs and five aces.

Izzy Perez contributed 41 assists and 12 digs and Chloe Smith eight kills, two blocks and six digs.

For Big Red, Jaliyah Hubbard had eight kills and 12 points, Leah Ferguson nine assists and 10 points, Sidney Snyder four kills and eight points, Anna Taylor six assists and eight points, and Sammi Cucarese six digs and seven points.

Lisbon also won the junior varsity match, 26-24, 25-16.

Natalie Ammon had two aces and 15 assists, Callie Steed five kills and one ace and Taylor Deland two aces, four kills and nine digs for the Blue Devils.

Edison girls shut down Magnolia

RICHMOND — Lauren Ferrelli’s two-goal, two-assist performance led the Edison girls soccer team to a 5-0 victory over Magnolia on Wednesday.

Alexia Irvine, Emily Ferrell and Gracie Dennis scored the other goals. Christian Joy Guess and Maddie Brenstuhl tallied one assist each.

Madonna falls in OVAC

PADEN CITY — The Madonna volleyball team fell to Paden City in three sets during the OVAC Class 1A semifinal match on Tuesday.

Weir hosting quarter auction

WEIRTON — A quarter auction will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Millsop Community Center to support the Weir softball team.

Irving adds fuel to fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener.

Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, says he sees “a vast difference” between the cities.

“Boston, I’m driving in and (thinking), ‘I’m really playing in a real, live sports city?'” Irving told reporters Wednesday, in comments published by The Charlotte Observer.

“A lot of different cultures, food and people. You get it all, especially in Boston,” Irving also said. “You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”

Remember, Irving and the Celtics open in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

LeBron aggravates ankle injury

CLEVELAND — LeBron James won’t play again this preseason, and there’s a chance he’ll miss Cleveland’s hyped opener with Boston.

James didn’t practice Wednesday, a day after he made his exhibition debut after being slowed by a sprained left ankle sustained Sept. 27. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the four-time MVP is sore and has been ruled out of Cleveland’s final preseason game Friday night in Orlando.

As for James’ status for Tuesday night’s game against the Celtics and former Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, Lue was non-committal.

“Not sure,” Lue said. “Got treatment all day today, so I’m not sure if we should be concerned or not. But it’s pretty sore today so we’ll just see what happens.”

Lue said James is upset that his ankle is still an issue.

“Pretty mad, pretty pissed off,” Lue said “But I mean, it is what it is.”

He aggravated his ankle Tuesday night against Chicago as the Cavs unveiled a new starting lineup featuring James, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love. James scored 17 points and had eight turnovers, but the defending Eastern Conference champions fell to 0-4 and it’s apparent their new lineup is going to need a lot more time together. There were few sparkling moments as the group was mostly out of sync.

Lue said J.R. Smith will rejoin the starting lineup while James is out and guard Jose Calderon will enter the rotation.

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