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Big Red heads to the island

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red will open the second half of its 2022 season with a short trip south for a date with Wheeling Park’s talented Patriots. Friday’s game, the opening kick is set for 7:05 p.m. inside Wheeling Island Stadium, will be the 17th all-time meeting between the OVAC ...

Red Riders hoping to ground Jets

WEIRTON — Two programs that are in the midst of a resurgence are on a collision course Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium when Union Local visits Weir High, and each expects the other to be their toughest challenge yet. The Jets, who come in 5-0, have made an impressive turnaround the past ...

Dons, Central set for Saturday showdown

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central will celebrate homecoming Saturday when it welcomes cross-river rival Madonna to Harding Stadium. The kick for the 23rd all-time meeting between the programs is set for 7 p.m. Central leads the series 13-8-1 but since the rivalry was resumed in 2009, Madonna ...

Wildcats, Red Knights ready for a battle

TORONTO — The annual meeting between Edison and Toronto is one both schools wait for each and every season. This year’s edition of the rivalry clash Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field features teams off to good starts and in the thick of the race for playoff spots, adding to the ...

Indian Creek looks to bounce back at Bellaire

BELLAIRE — The Indian Creek football team came up a little short last week, and the Redskins are looking to get back on track this week. Getting on track will not be easy for Indian Creek as it travels down to Nelson Field to take on Bellaire at noon Saturday. Last week, Indian Creek ...

Panthers look to build off big win, keep running

CONNORVILLE — Forgive the Buckeye Local Panthers if there’s a little extra spring in their step upon exiting the offensive film session this week. Head coach Jim Hoover’s club is coming off a dominating 68-12 win against Monroe Central that saw running back Trey Hoover erupt for 319 ...