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FINDING ROOM — Steubenville’s Kevin Bishop dribbles with Boardman’s Derrick Anderson guarding on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Griimm)

Championship hangover

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville boys basketball team experienced something in its season opener against Boardman Tuesday night inside the Crimson Center that it did not experience in 15 weeks of football: defeat. The Spartans fended off a few Big Red runs in the second and third quarters ...

REBOUNDING — Brooke’s Justin Shelton grabs the rebound past Oak Glen’s Sean Smith (10) on Tuesday. Also shown are Oak Glen’s Ethan Travis (30) and Brooke’s Justin Pennybacker (20). (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Brooke avoids late Oak Glen surge for three-point victory

WELLSBURG — When Evan Cuomo swished a 3-pointer at the 2:55 mark of the third quarter, the Brooke boys basketball team seemed in total control with a 16-point lead. Oak Glen had other ideas as it outscored the Bruins by 13 the rest of the way but fell short and lost its third game in four ...

Redskins exploit Panthers

WINTERSVILLE — Tuesday night’s contest between Buckeye Local and Indian Creek turned into a 3-point shooting contest. Both boys basketball teams combined to hit 19 shots from beyond the arc. The Panthers hit three more from long range than the Redskins, but Indian Creek outscored Buckeye ...

Shazier put on IR; Haden may return against Pats

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots. The fact the Pittsburgh Steelers coach can include cornerback Joe Haden in the discussion is a bonus. Haden will attempt to practice for the AFC North champions this week, barely a month removed from a fractured ...

SWIMMING RESULTS

Weir, Edison at Brooke GIRLS RESULTS: 1. Weir 76, 2. Edison 70, Brooke 59. BOYS RESULTS: 1. Weir 85, 2. Brooke 80, 3. Edison 37. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS GIRLS 200 MEDLEY RELAY: Weir (Mickayla Cook, Sarah Burskey, Kaitlyn Stumpf, Claire Stewart) 2:18.42, Brooke 2:23.77, Edison 2:33.65. BOYS ...

Steelers on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Killer B’s” have the Pittsburgh Steelers on top. The surging Steelers moved up three spots to No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday, receiving nine of 12 first-place votes for 381 points in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL. Pittsburgh ...

LOOKING TO PASS — Catholic Centra’sl Christine Dombrowski looks for a teammate to pass to with Madonna’s Jazzy Melayk chasing close behind during the fourth quarter of Monday’s matchup at Madonna. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Strong second half leads Central past Madonna, 62-45

WEIRTON — Catholic Central used another strong second half performance to earn a 62-45 girls basketball victory over Madonna Monday on the Joanna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. The Crusaders, now 5-1, were down 17-12 after the first period but rallied behind nine ...

PULLING UP — Indian Creek’s Ally Tweedy pulls up to attempt a shot in front of Beaver Local’s Emily Monte during the first half of Monday’s game at Indian Creek. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Defense continues to lead Creek in 60-39 win over Beaver Local

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ basketball team delivered another strong night on the defensive end. Indian Creek jumped out to a nine-point lead against Beaver Local, and the Redskins pulled away in the second half en route to a 60-39 victory Monday night at home. “I believe ...

Colorado’s Bernier stones Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colorado defenseman Mark Barberio was a healthy scratch last week against Buffalo. He made a huge play Monday night against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Barberio scored in the third period and Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots, helping the Avalanche to a ...

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) takes the field holding the jersey of teammate Ryan Shazier (50) during introductions before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers just keep finding a way

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By the middle of the second quarter, the adrenaline had faded. By the start of the fourth, the emotionally drained Pittsburgh Steelers defense appeared to be teetering on the edge of complete collapse. The group that spent the week trying to come to grips with linebacker ...