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Central boys gain bragging rights over Big Red

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central came out ready to play. Big Red came out flat. Kolbe Rice recorded a pair of goals for the Crusaders as the Catholic Central boys soccer team earned city bragging rights against Big Red thanks to a 4-0 victory in the boys championship game at the 6th annual ...

Red Riders saw where they need to be after falling to Fairmont

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FAIRMONT — After watching his team fall 43-13 to top-ranked Fairmont Senior, Weir High coach Tony Filberto kept two things in mind — missed opportunities and the big picture. “I thought there was a play here or a play there that could have changed the complexion of this whole thing,” ...

Edison’s home finale a tough pill to swallow

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RICHMOND — Games can be won or lost at the line scrimmage. The East Liverpool football team won the battle up front, while Edison lost it. The Potters won the game, and the Wildcats lost. East Liverpool tallied 298 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, en route to a 42-20 victory over ...

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Brooke boys win eighth contest CLARKSBURG — A pair of goals each from Josh Ferguson and Hunter Adams lifted the Brooke boys soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Liberty on Saturday. Ferguson also had one assist. Blaze Buckmelter had two, while Nick Cruny added one. Matt Reed made six saves ...

Defense paves the way for Mountaineers

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — One messy game didn’t diminish West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen’s confidence in Heisman Trophy hopeful Will Grier. Grier’s four turnovers overshadowed a four-touchdown performance in No. 9 West Virginia’s 38-22 victory over Kansas on Saturday. West Virginia ...

Astros take commanding 2-0 ALDS lead over Tribe

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HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole have been even more brilliant in the playoffs, keeping Cleveland’s powerful offense in check to give the Houston Astros a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. Cole struck out 12 and walked none, combining with two relievers on Houston’s ...

No. 3 Buckeyes pull away from Indiana

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 49-26 on Saturday. A week after a gritty victory at Penn State, the Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) were forced to work hard by ...

Pitt survives delay, rallies past Syracuse in overtime

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ultimate path of their team’s uneven season potentially hanging in the balance, Pittsburgh senior running backs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall made a request to head coach Pat Narduzzi as the clock wound down against Syracuse on Saturday. “We asked for the game to ...

Crawford rushes for 300 yards in Big Red’s victory

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — The Tuscarawas County sweep is complete. Steubenville used the big play, along with a relentless ground attack to outlast New Philadelphia, 56-39, Friday inside a jam-packed Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium. “I am very happy with the way our team played throughout the ...

Wheeling Central rips CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — The Wheeling Central defense shut out Steubenville Catholic Central in the first half, and the offense added two touchdowns and a field goal that did just enough in the second half to roll to a 31-14 victory Friday night at Harding Stadium. The Crusaders, which had a ...