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DRIVING DOWN — Oak Glen’s Brittney Giorgini dibbles with Toronto’s Bianca McDonald guarding Friday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Red Knights get back on track, defeat Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — As has been the case more times than not in coach Rusty Hodgkiss’ second season at the helm of the Toronto girls basketball team, the Red Knights got off to a slow start Friday night at Oak Glen. They overcame it, however, as they got going in the second quarter and pulled ...

Toronto boys spoil late lead

TORONTO — Toronto could not seal the deal. The boys basketball squad trailed by three and had the ball with 8.3 seconds left, but a potential game-tying 3-pointer bounced off of the rim and time expired enabling United to pull out a 57-54 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Match ...

TACKLING DRILLS — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams in the first half Monday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo)

Williams adjusts with close friend Shazier injured

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It wasn’t so much a conscious decision Vince Williams made to wear teammate Ryan Shazier’s jersey during Steelers practice this week. And there wasn’t anyone who compelled him to do it, either. For Williams, donning the No. 50 of his close friend while he’s in the ...

Narduzzi preaching stability

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh head football coach Pat Narduzzi’s most difficult season did little to shake athletic director Heather Lyke’s faith. She quickly worked out a new contract for Narduzzi that will run through 2024. The Panthers finished 5-7 in 2017 and will miss a bowl game ...

Browns owner says finding QB is top job for new general manager

BEREA (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn’t mince words or waste time. He introduced John Dorsey as the general manager Friday, then removed any doubt about what must be done. “The Cleveland Browns are not going to be successful until we get a quarterback,” Haslam said. “We’re ...

Pacers end Cavaliers’ winning streak at 13

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday night to end the Cavaliers’ winning streak at 13 games. Indiana has won three straight, nine of 12 and is the first team to beat the Cavaliers twice this ...

UP AND OVER — Steubenville’s Anaiya Minniefield shoots over Weir High’s Trezure Elmore-Sarter while Bailey Stead (24) and Sophia Mikula (2) watch on Thursday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Big Red rolls past Weir High

WEIRTON — The Steubenville girls basketball team got 35 points from a freshman and a sophomore combined, and it rolled to a 58-36 victory Thursday night over Weir High inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. The win pulled coach Jeff Lombardo’s club to 2-2, while it was the third straight ...

MANEUVERING AROUND — Buckeye Local’s Emily Holzopfel posts up against Edison’s Tommi McConnell (4) and Lauren Ferralli (22) on Thursday. Also shown are Edison’s Sami Springer (33) and Buckeye’s Angelina Piergallini (4). (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Panthers give Wildcats plenty of headaches

RICHMOND — The Buckeye Local girls basketball team found its groove during the second quarter of Thursday’s matchup with Edison and never looked back, continually building a lead en route to a 58-26 victory. “Once we established our pace and our tempo, we pretty much took the game ...

Crusaders erase early deficit, win 4th game

BRIDGEPORT — The Steubenville Catholic Central’s girls basketball team used a big second half rally to earn its fourth win in five starts Thursday inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium. Down by seven at the intermission, the Crusaders outscored Bridgeport 34-20 during the final 16 minutes ...

Toronto falls apart in second half, still winless at home

TORONTO — The United girls basketball team led Toronto by four points at halftime, but the Golden Eagles outscored Toronto by 19 in the third quarter and never looked back in their 62-39 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Thursday inside in the George J. Kunzler Memorial ...