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Toronto keeps Weir High searching for first victory

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TORONTO — The Toronto volleyball team likes playing local teams. While being a member of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, the Red Knights do play some local matches, and Toronto faced off with Weir High on Wednesday inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial Gymnasium. The Red Riders won ...

Crusaders carrying momentum to Warren JFK

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WARREN — Steve Daley has a warning for Catholic Central football fans — don’t be fooled by Warren JFK’s 1-3 record. The Eagles opened the season with a win against Champion. Since then, they have fallen to unbeaten LaBrae, 3-1 Girard and 2-2 Crestview. In those games, JFK has been out ...

Oak Glen volleyball takes care of Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The Oak Glen volleyball team defeated Indian Creek on the road Wednesday in four sets, 26-24, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12. Hannah Rogers had 16 kills, three blocks and five digs for the Golden Bears. Jaedyn Hissam had 38 assists, four kills and two blocks. McKayla Goodlin had 12 ...

Weir High hits the road for first time this season

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WEIRTON — Veteran Weir High head coach Tony Filberto said his Red Riders are preparing this week to play a very formidable opponent. There’s a good reason for that, because the Red Riders will be on the road for about four hours to play unbeaten and fourth-ranked Petersburg beginning at ...

Darnold can show Browns what they’re missing tonight

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CLEVELAND — Sam Darnold once thought he’d be wearing an orange helmet just a few shades brighter than his hair color. But the former USC star wasn’t precisely what the Browns were looking for in a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. Darnold checked most of the boxes, but not all of ...

Blue Dons look to slay the Dragons in Class A battle

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CAMERON — If there’s one thing Cameron coach Scott Holt is sure about concerning Friday’s 7 p.m. meeting with Madonna at Dragon Stadium, it’s that his crew must be prepared for anything. What the Blue Dons (3-1) have shown, Holt said, is unlike anything the Dragons (4-0) have seen ...

Steelers enduring another bumpy patch

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree just smiled earlier this month when asked what would happen if the “Hard Knocks” cameras decided to spend a month embedded with the team during training camp. “We’re too real for TV,” Dupree said with a grin. Dupree ...

Indian Creek welcomes No. 4 St. Clairsville

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Redskins not only picked up a bounce-back win against Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local in Week 4, but Andrew Connor’s team did so without any injuries, giving it another week to heal up and get players healthy. It is extra important because, when Friday ...

Pirates complete sweep

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It’s almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but on Wednesday ...

Virden’s hat trick lifts Madonna over CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — The Madonna girls soccer team set the tone early in its match against Catholic Central. The Blue Dons scored an early goal and did not look back en route to a 5-0 victory over the rival Crusaders Tuesday at the Tony Recinella Soccer Field. “We were much more aggressive ...