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Crusaders hang on to early lead, defeat Blue Dons

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STEUBENVILLE — Don Ogden put his Catholic Central basketball squad through a couple of tough practices following Tuesday’s disappointing loss to Toronto. That hard work paid off for the Crusaders Friday, as they built a big lead early, then made a bunch of free throws down the stretch to ...

East Liverpool boys complete season sweep over Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — The East Liverpool boys basketball team ripped off a big run in the first half, and the Potters never looked back, en route to a 79-39 victory over Indian Creek Friday night in a Buckeye 8 North Division game. “They are the first team we played in the summer league last ...

Weir High holds off rival Brooke, 62-51

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WEIRTON — Weir High won its fifth game in a row, beating arch-rival Brooke, 62-51, inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. But, it wasn’t easy, especially in the first half. Brooke, winners of only one game thus far this season, played an inspired first half but couldn’t keep up the hot ...

Several local wrestlers advance to more OVAC tourney action today

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WHEELING — After four championship rounds and two days of wrestling, the 67th annual Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships will run to its conclusion tonight at Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. Several local wrestlers moved on to today’s rounds and have guaranteed themselves a spot on their ...

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins best Red Wings

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DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored ...

Big Red extends winning streak to eight in a row

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s winning streak continues at the expense of East Liverpool’s. The Big Red girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead and led wire to wire, racing past the tired Potters, 60-31, Thursday night inside the Crimson Center. The victory is Big Red’s ...

Redskins stay perfect, defeat Buckeye 8 foe Panthers, 71-16

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WINTERSVILLE — Despite an undefeated record and being up to the task against every challenge it has faced so far, the Indian Creek girls basketball team is still working to improve. Thursday night, the Redskins implemented some different defensive looks, as the focus on perfecting their ...

Bears, Hall impress on first day of OVAC tourney

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WHEELING — After one day and one round of wrestling at the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament, all top seeds did what they were predicted to do Thursday and opened the 67th-annual tournament with wins inside WesBanco Arena. Big Red boasted three of the top seeds as Ethan Pappas (160), ...

Red Riders run past Bruins, 59-45

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls were coasting along with a solid 27-point lead with a little less than three minutes left in the third quarter Thursday when, suddenly, Brooke caught fire. Coach Amy Serevicz’s club got to within seven points in the fourth quarter before bowing out, ...

Beavers best Wildcats

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CALCUTTA — The Edison girls basketball team fell to Beaver Local, 66-31, on Thursday. Alysea Fiedorczyk led the Wildcats with eight points. Mikayla Petrisko and Savanna Ankrom had five points apiece. Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo netted a game-high 20 points. Edison hosts Conotton ...