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Raudazzo, Marks shine during Brooke’s sectional semifinal win

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WELLSBURG — The top-seeded Brooke boys soccer team nearly had to play from behind during Tuesday’s Class AAA Region 1 Section 1 seminal against No. 4 seed John Marshall. Within the first three minutes of the match, the Monarchs nearly got a goal sneak past Andrew Coursin. The shot missed ...

Bolster leads Crusader girls to sectional crown

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STEUBENVILLE — Players step up their level of play in the postseason. Becca Bolster collected two goals to lead the No. 3 seed Catholic Central girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory against No. 6 seed Ridgewood in a Division III Eastern District sectional final/district quarterfinal on a rainy ...

Granato back in the game, joins FUS

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WEIRTON — When Mike Granato decided to retire from coaching basketball after a 21-year successful career at Weir High following the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season, those who know him well wondered what he would do next. He’s still teaching at Weir High, of course, but they know he ...

Wildcats spike the Shamrocks, advance to sectional final

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BARNESVILLE — The Edison volleyball team shocked Barnesville for a Division III East District sectional semifinal victory on Tuesday. The Wildcats won by the same score in all three sets, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22. Gracie Phillips led the team with 14 points and seven digs. Savanna Ankrom had ...

Steelers’ Spillane primed to step up

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PITTSBURGH — Robert Spillane doesn’t have Devin Bush’s pedigree. He doesn’t have Bush’s speed or game experience either. That doesn’t mean, however, that Spillane or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers believe he can’t fill in capably while Bush recovers from the torn ACL in his ...

Madonna girls get past Magnolia to set up rematch with Red Riders

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WELLSBURG — The city championship rematch is set. Angelina Spickard produced four goals, leading the No. 3 seed Madonna girls soccer team to an 8-1 victory against No. 6 seed Magnolia in a Class AA/A Region 1 Section 1 quarterfinal on a dreary Monday night on Paul “Bud” Billiard inside ...

‘A big personality’: Brooke AD reflects on Ujcich’s life

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WELLSBURG — Brooke Athletic Director Sean Blumette’s office was right across the hall from Ron Ujcich’s room. The pair would meet up roughly 7-8 times per week during any given school year and simply talk to one another. It was during those times Blumette learned about the type of ...

Key takeaways, eight weeks into pandemic-altered football season

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STEUBENVILLE — So, looking back, there were a couple key takeaways from the week that was in this high school football season unlike any other: THE GROUND GAME STILL MATTERS ¯ Forty-five carries yielded 385 yards, as Oak Glen’s state-ranked Golden Bears rolled to a 58-14 victory over ...