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Reflecting on milestone win

STEUBENVILLE — John Arlesic was spot on when he called the coaching milestone achieved by Reno Saccoccia last week “mind-boggling.” Thanks to Big Red’s 34-20 victory over University School on senior night, Saccoccia earned his 400th coaching win. He is in his 39th season as ...

Toronto baseball coach inducted into Hall of Fame

TORONTO — For Brian Perkins, being Toronto’s baseball coach has been a dream come true. Everything that has come with it — being part of nearly three decades of success, a long list of accolades and a couple of state championship rings — have all been the cherry on top of fulfilling ...

Big Red girls blank Zanesville, advance to district title match

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Of late, Steubenville’s girls soccer team had found itself having to dig out of holes. There was no digging needed Monday evening at Red Devil Stadium. Big Red’s Marleny Torres scored less than 10 minutes into the game and Big Red really never looked back en route to ...

A soccer game to remember

WEIRTON — The Weir and Wheeling Central boys soccer teams experienced the whole gamut of emotions in a classic battle Saturday afternoon. In a back-and-forth match full of highs and lows, the winner was not determined until nearly 96 minutes of soccer had been played. Weir senior Ryan ...

Oak Glen girls claim fifth-straight sectional title

NEW MANCHESTER — While a lot of the focus was on what the Golden Bears lost to graduation last year, Oak Glen coach Ryan Wells knew better than anyone coming into this season what the returning group he had could be capable of. This tournament season, everyone else is quickly finding out ...

Conotton Valley scores 20-unanswered in the fourth quarter to stop Madonna

WEIRTON — As the teams traded scores through the first three quarters, Saturday’s game at Jimmy Carey Stadium between Madonna and Conotton Valley started to feel like it was going to come down to which team made a mistake first. Unfortunately for the Blue Dons, it was them. After ...