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Playoff picture taking shape after Week 7

STEUBENVILLE — Week 7 of the high school football season is in the books and Week 8 has arrived. Thus, it appears the time is right to see what Drew Pasteur has to say about playoff possibilities. Pasteur is a math professor at the College of Wooster who launched his Ohio Fantastic 50 ...

Quack! ‘Duck’ Hodges, Steelers fend off the Chargers for 24-17 win

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that said “I’m The Boss”, befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed the Steelers offense ...

Pens win third-straight, ground Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Injuries to some key players has forced the Pittsburgh Penguins to play a simpler game, and it’s working out quite well for them. Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg ...

NASCAR Cup playoff race at Talladega rain delayed until today

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed into a private room for a meeting about alliances. That strategy session was a Sunday bonus in the battle of the manufacturers. NASCAR was able to get in 57 ...

Wilson’s 3 TDs rally Seahawks past sloppy Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players stood on their chairs and danced. This was their party. On the road, the Seahawks make themselves at home. Russell Wilson threw two TD passes ...

Huskies pull away from Catholic Central, 21-7

STEUBENVILLE — A win is a win and Harrison Central got one Saturday night inside Harding Stadium. The Huskies turned two interceptions into touchdowns as they earned a hard-fought 21-7 victory over Catholic Central. Both teams now stand at 3-4. “We’ll take it,” Harrison coach ...

Hunter Patterson, unbeaten Oak Glen are hard to contain

NEW MANCHESTER — Defenses around the area are learning one thing about Oak Glen junior Hunter Patterson — you can slow him down, for a while anyway, but you can’t stop him. The speedster, who ranked third in rushing and second in receiving in the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area, ...

National Christian’s risk rewarded with win over Big Red in overtime

STEUBENVILLE — For Andre Ellis, National Christian Academy’s interim coach, the decision to go for the win in Friday’s overtime thriller with Big Red really was a no-brainer. “The situation was we had linemen going both ways and they were getting banged up with the power offense Big ...

Oak Glen remains perfect, captures OVAC 4A title

MORRISTOWN — It certainly has been quite the fall in sports at Oak Glen. While the football team is putting it name in the history books, sitting at a record of 7-0, another team is also yet to find a blemish on its record. The Golden Bears’ volleyball team went into Saturday’s OVAC ...