BREAKING TACKLES — Catholic Central’s Jeffrey Dawson breaks a tackls from Edison’s Kenny Cranston during Saturday’s game at Harding Stadium. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Crusaders keep playoff hopes alive

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central cleared the deck for Thursday’s showdown with unbeaten Weirton Madonna by rolling to a 49-13 victory over Edison Saturday inside Harding Stadium. With the win, their fourth straight, the Crusaders improve to 6-2 and keep their hopes alive for a Division VI, ...

SETTING — Oak Glen’s Jaedyn Hissam sets against East Liverpool in the OVAC final Saturday. (Photo by Cody Tomer)

Potters sweep Oak Glen in OVAC final for repeat

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MORRISTOWN — The talent on the East Liverpool volleyball team is easy to see, but just in case there was any doubt, the Potters proved it on Saturday. East Liverpool swept Oak Glen 25-14, 25-20 and 25-22 in the OVAC 4A Championship at Union Local to complete back-to-back ...

CUTTING BACK — Big Red’s Jorian Jones gets ready to make a cut back during Friday’s game against New Philadelphia at Harding Stadium. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Big Red ‘buzz saw’ keeps mowing down opponents

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STEUBENVILLE — It wasn’t hard for New Philadelphia coach Matt Dennison to explain what happened to his Quakers Friday inside Harding Stadium. “We ran into a buzz saw tonight,” Dennison, who’s in his 15th season as the New Philly grid boss, said. That buzz saw was Steubenville’s ...

Blue Dons keep running through competition

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VAN — Donavan Kirby, Madonna’s phenomenal junior running back, continued to shatter the school record book Friday night as he led the Blue Dons to a convincing 51-30 win at Van. The win gives the 4th ranked Blue Dons a perfect 7-0 record for the season. Kirby carried the football an ...

Red Riders get back on track at Warren

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VINCENT — The Weir High Red Riders went on the road Friday night and it turned out they picked up the pieces after that devastating loss to Fairmont Senior a week ago and blasted Warren Local with several big plays to pocket a 44-6 win. The victory improves the record to 5-3 and set the ...

RUNNING FREE — Indian Creek’s Matt Mamula rushes away from Beaver Local’s Jared Wright (20) and Garret Givens (32) during the Redskins Senior Night win Friday at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Redskins put the pieces together for the seniors

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WINTERSVILLE — For the first time this season, veteran Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor felt his team put everything together and played it’s best game of the year in a surprisingly easy 38-0 win Friday over Beaver Local. It was the final home game of 2017 for the Redskinss, who now are ...

RUNNING ROOM — Toronto's Garrett Dozier runs against East Palestine on Friday. (Photo by Ron Firth)

Toronto running out of time for turnaround

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EAST PALSETINE — The roller coaster ride continued Friday night for the Toronto football team against East Palestine. The Bulldogs tallied the first 30 points of the game, and did not look back en route to a 64-20 victory over the Red Knights in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference match up ...

WVU comes back to stun No. 24 Texas Tech

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally beat a ranked opponent, using a big rally to do it. Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 24 Texas Tech 46-35 on Saturday. West Virginia ...

Crosby leads Pens past Panthers, 4-3

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night. Crosby has three goals this season. Patric Hornqvist and Greg McKegg also scored for the Penguins, who are ...