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Beaver Local defeats Buckeye Local, 69-30

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CONNORVILLE — Although both coaches are thinking that their respective teams are works in progress, Beaver Local looks to have the edge on Buckeye Local at this point in the season with speed, shooting and defense. It was apparent Tuesday night as the Beavers erupted from a five-point lead ...

Madonna girls edge Catholic Central

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls jumped out to an early lead, relinquished it briefly once in the first quarter, then staved off a furious Catholic Central rally in the third period to pocket an impressive 55-51 victory Monday night on the JoAnna Bernabei Court inside the Bill Barrett ...

Big Red blows early lead but bounces back to down Huskies

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STEUBENVILLE — A good start and finish led to a good result for the Steubenville girls basketball team. Big Red jumped out to a big lead only to see Harrison Central rally. However, Big Red regrouped and rallied for a 47-42 victory Monday night inside the Crimson Center. “We got off to ...

Oak Glen comes back to defeat Weir High

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen girls basketball coach Scott Wiley knew visiting Weir High would provide his Golden Bears a physical challenge. After overcoming a slow start, Oak Glen was up to the task, taking over in the fourth quarter to claim a 52-44 victory over the rival Red Riders. ...

Penguins win in shootout

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey DeSmith is providing a lift for the Pittsburgh Penguins while Matt Murray is sidelined by a lower-body injury. DeSmith made 25 saves to lead the Penguins to a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders on Monday night. “He was really good all night. He ...

Steelers’ playoff hopes iffy after pratfall in Oakland

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged his team’s spotty track record in Oakland before the AFC North leaders headed west last week but added “it’s not a major component of logistical preparation.” Maybe, but history ended up repeating itself anyway in ...

Creek girls remain undefeated

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CALCUTTA — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 5-0 this season with a 60-50 victory on Monday at Beaver Local. Kylie Kiger and Taylor Jones led the Redskins with 16 points apiece. Kacie Vandeborne chipped in eight, while Mackenzie Orban added seven. Indian Creek travels to ...

Indian Creek’s Norris perseveres through injury

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WINTERSVILLE — On Aug. 24, a devastating injury sacked senior quarterback Brennon Norris’ senior season during the first game. The top passer in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area in 2017 and a school record holder, the expectations were high for the standout quarterback entering ...

Raiders sneak past the Steelers

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left ...

Missed chances are hurting the Steelers

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this ...