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Weir High nabs first victory

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WEIRTON — Down by four points at halftime, Weir High outscored John Marshall by 14 in the third quarter and hung on going down the stretch to get the first win of the season, 63-60, Tuesday on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. In the lead 40-30 after ...

Oak Glen shakes off rust, defeats Brooke

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NEW MANCHESTER — After a week off, the Oak Glen boys basketball team looked a little out of sync in its second game of the year against Brooke on Tuesday. Luckily for the Golden Bears, their rival is still learning and improving under first-year head coach Mel Coleman. Despite a slow start ...

Blue Dons sting Clay-Battelle after slow start

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WEIRTON — The Madonna boys basketball team overcame an early deficit to beat Clay-Battelle, 72-61, Tuesday night at home. After trailing 20-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Blue Dons (2-0) opened up a 37-24 lead at halftime. The Blue Dons pulled away from Clay-Battelle (0-2) even ...

Martins Ferry boys catch fire against Harrison Central

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MARTINS FERRY — After a sluggish start in its home opener, Martins Ferry caught fire toward the end of the first quarter, carried it over to the second and rallied past Harrison Central, 63-55, in boys high school basketball action inside Tolbert Gymnasium Tuesday night high atop the Purple ...

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 ...