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Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

All are welcome and memberships are available.

Concussion event coming

STEUBENVILLE — The Josh Merriman Foundation will host a concussion awareness event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Founders Hall.

The event is hosted by concussion advocacy specialist Thomas Graham.

The event is open to the public. Trinity Health System medical professionals will be on site. For information, contact Bob Merriman at (740) 632-3673 or via email at wtsbnb@aol.com.

Crusader 5K and Fall Fest coming

STEUBENVILLE — The fourth-annual Crusader 5K Run/Walk and Fall Fest will be held Saturday at the Catholic Central High School Athletic Complex.

Admission to fall fest is $5. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 for adults and $10 for students. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day and is $25 for adults and $15 for students.

Those interested can register online at runtheday.com until Friday, using the keyword Crusader 5K. Registration forms are available at Bishop John King Mussio elementary and junior high schools. The 5K and Fall Fest starts at 9 a.m. The little saints sprint begins at 10:15 a.m. Fall fest activities last until 11 a.m.

Proceeds benefit Catholic schools in Steubenville. For information, call (740) 346-0028 or visit facebook.com/crusader5k.

Tex Winter dead at 96

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96.

Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday in Manhattan.

Winter published “The Triple-Post Offense” in 1962 and teamed with Jackson to use the system to great success with Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Winter assisted Jackson on championship teams with the Bulls in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the Lakers in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2009.

Born Morice Fredrick Winter in 1922 near Wellington, Texas, he grew up in Huntington Park, Calif.

From staff and wire reports

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