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Big Red boys soccer team on to OVAC finals

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STEUBENVILLE — Finishing was not a problem for the Big Red boys soccer team against John Marshall on Tuesday. Second-seeded Steubenville recorded three goals in the first 3:30 and never looked back, en route to an 8-1 victory against the third-seeded Monarchs in an OVAC Class 5A tournament ...

Steubenville girls soccer team holds on to advance to OVAC finals

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STEUBENVILLE — The match was worthy of the old NFL “Aloca presents: Fantastic Finishes!” commercials of the 1970s and 80s. Trailing by a goal with less than a minute to play, a Brooke player ripped a shot on goal from inside the box. However, Big Red goalie Lakyn Blackburn made the ...

Together We Care benefit soccer tourney slated Oct. 3

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STEUBENVILLE — The eighth-annual Together We Care soccer tournament will be held Oct. 3 at Harding Stadium. Boys and girls soccer teams from Catholic Central, Indian Creek, Edison and Steubenville Big Red will compete during the day while looking to build awareness and raise money to help ...

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VOLLEYBALL Brooke 3, Weir High 1 WEIRTON — Brooke bounced back from a first-set loss to defeat Weir High, 27-29, 25-20, 25-23, 26-24, on Tuesday. Preslie Ridgely led the Bruins (7-4) with 34 kills, nine digs and three aces. Ava Bolen had 14 kills and five blocks. Ella Haught contributed ...

Ramirez’s walk-off blast clinches Tribe playoff spot

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, Jose Ramirez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a postseason ...

Nuggets take Game 3 to close gap in West finals

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los Angeles’ lead to 2-1 in the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets lost almost all of a 20-point ...

OVAC soccer tournament field to be limited

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COVID-19 has struck the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference soccer playoffs, especially in Class 1A/3A and Class 5A, as several West Virginia schools are not allowed to participate due to state restrictions. On the boys side, Wheeling Central (5-1-0) and University High (2-0-0) would have been ...

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VOLLEYBALL Brooke 3, CCHS 2 STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke volleyball team got its sixth win in 10 matches this season, defeating Catholic Central in a five set battle on the road Monday night. The Bruins dropped the first two sets 27-25 and 25-23, before rallying back to win the final ...

Cubs blank Pirates, 5-0

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Chicago Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Lester (3-2) struck out one and walked one in his first victory since Aug. 11. He ...