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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 ...

Brooke wins second-straight contest over an arch rival

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WEIRTON — Brooke volleyball coach Lori Lynn Jackson knew this week was an important one for her Bruins. So far, so good. The Bruins picked up a second win over a rival in as many nights, sweeping past Weir High, 25-16, 25-14, 25-8, Tuesday night on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court ...

Big Red girls win 8th game

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From staff reports GLEN DALE — The Steubenville girls soccer team defeated John Marshall, 3-2, on Tuesday. Mary Marshall, Chloe Petrelle and Libby Saccoccia each scored once for Big Red (8-2). Anastasia Crisante and Jadyn Bennett each tallied one assist. Zoe Nocera made two saves in goal, ...

Barnesville volleyball sweeps HC

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BARNESVILLE — After dropping its first match of the season Monday night, Barnesville head volleyball coach Nikki McEndree posed the following question to her team — “How are you going to respond?” It didn’t take McEndree long to get her answer Tuesday night, as her Shamrocks came ...