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Creek looks for another win over Potters

WINTERSVILLE – After a tough loss in Week 1, Andrew Connor and Co. will look to bounce back against another familiar opponent in East Liverpool. "We told the kids no one feels sorry for you," the head coach said. "You have to pick yourself up and move on. If you keep thinking about the ...

Big Red begins another postseason push in unfamiliar territory

AURORA — Big Red and Aurora will be looking to play their best in Friday’s Division III, Region 9 quarterfinal showdown. The kick for the second meeting between the traditionally strong programs is set for 7 p.m. inside Veterans Stadium. “For us, the key is we need to play the best ...

Redskins finally host first playoff game Saturday

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek has checked a lot of boxes and accomplished a lot of goals this season. The biggest on the list, though, is still in front of it — win a playoff game. It has the chance to be the first Indian Creek team to do that Saturday night, as the No. 3 seed Redskins ...

Toronto prepared to host, face St. Thomas Aquinas

TORONTO — During the summer and throughout the course of the season, Josh Franke prepared his Toronto football team to face a team with a high-powered passing attack in the playoffs. As it turns out, the Red Knights open the playoffs hosting such a team when St. Thomas Aquinas out of ...

Weir High sits in 19th place, needs multiple teams to lose

WEIRTON — The Weir High football team finished the regular season last week with a huge 54-0 win over arch-rival Brooke and now sits at No. 19 in the West Virginia Class AA rankings with a 6-4 record. Mathematically, the Red Riders still have a chance to be among the top 16 that make the ...

Madonna would be in if W.Va. playoffs began this week

WEIRTON — If the West Virginia playoffs started this week as they do in Ohio, Madonna (6-3-1), now ranked 16th, would be traveling to face unbeaten Doddridge County, playing in the first round in a new stadium that is second to none in the state. However, there still is another week of ...