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Brooke girls swim to victory; EL boys place first

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke girls swimming team and the East Liverpool boys brought home first place finishes, while Indian Creek placed in both meets Wednesday evening at the Brooke Natatorium inside the Brooke Wellness Center. On the girls’ side, the Bruins scored 74 points, the Redskins 54 ...

Red Riders bounce back to down rival Oak Glen

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WEIRTON — Two Hancock County rivals opened their boys basketball seasons Wednesday night with what has become an annual hardwood battle. This time, it was Weir High finishing strong and coming from behind to win a 58-54 thriller against Oak Glen inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. The Red ...

Bruins shock John Marshall with amazing come-from-behind victory

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MOUNDSVILLE — Coach Ryan Scherich and his Brooke Bruins were focused on taking the next step Wednesday night. They accomplished just that with their backs against the wall. The Bruins rallied from five points down with 50 seconds to go in the game to force overtime and walk out of the ...

Weir’s Komorowski, Reitter are Class AA first teamers

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FAIRMONT -- Coach Tony Filberto and the Weir football program have been near-annual participants in the postseason for a number of years. With team success often comes individual accolades. Such is the case again as juniors Tyler Komorowski (defensive line) and Reid Reitter (utility/punter) ...

ROUSING OVATION — Former NFL player Lee Rouson speaks to students at Buckeye Local High School on Wednesday. 
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Former Super Bowl champion speaks to Buckeye students

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CONNORVILLE — Back when Lee Rouson was on his way to a seven-year NFL career that saw him be a part of two Super Bowl championship teams with the New York Giants in 1987 and 1990, he had a lot of people who were positive influences and role models to him. When that career was cut short due ...

Thank you, Big Red, for the great memories

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I want to deliver a simple message to Hall of Fame coach Reno Saccoccia, his talented, hard-working staff and his 2017 Big Red football team — Thank you! Thank you for a perfect, championship season. Thank you for the 50-36 victory over a very strong, very talented Clarksville ...

WEEK ONE: BIG RED 37, UPPER ST. CLAIR 7

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STEUBENVILLE — The offense compiled 483 yards and scored on its first two possessions as Big Red rolled to an impressive 37-7 season-opening victory over first-time opponent Upper St. Clair on Aug. 25. Javon Davis completed 13-of-19 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He fired ...

WEEK TWO: BIG RED 28, MORGANTOWN 6

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MORGANTOWN — Big Red scored 22 second-half points to pull away from Morgantown and post a commanding 28-6 road victory on Sept. 1. Steubenville grabbed an early 6-0 lead on a 21-yard Javon Davis to Gino Pierro pass. Three first half turnovers, however, kept Big Red off the scoreboard until ...

WEEK THREE: BIG RED 42, ST. JOE’S 14

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red turned its first three possessions into touchdowns and rolled to a 42-14 victory over Football North St. Joe’s from Ottawa, Ontario, on Sept. 8. Steubenville was up 29-0 after the opening period at Harding Stadium and led 36-0 at the break. Veteran coach Reno ...

WEEK FOUR: BIG RED 42, BOARDMAN 21

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red reeled off 28 unanswered points (three touchdowns came in the second half) and rolled to a convincing 42-21 victory over previously unbeaten Boardman on Sept. 15. Steubenville had to come from behind three times in the first half and knotted the score at 21 when ...