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Big Red slams East Liverpool

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville boys basketball coach Mike Haney had to use a timeout with 3:37 to go in Tuesday’s game in the Crimson Center after watching his team’s 21-point halftime lead trimmed to five by visiting East Liverpool. Big Red’s experienced group of nine seniors responded ...

Creek beats rival Edison

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek controlled crunch time. Keyed by a late run in the third quarter and a big fourth quarter, the Indian Creek boys’ basketball team rallied to defeat rival Edison, 48-44, Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. Trailing 47-44 with 19.8 seconds left, the Wildcats had ...

Weir High nabs first victory

WEIRTON — Down by four points at halftime, Weir High outscored John Marshall by 14 in the third quarter and hung on going down the stretch to get the first win of the season, 63-60, Tuesday on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. In the lead 40-30 after ...

Oak Glen shakes off rust, defeats Brooke

NEW MANCHESTER — After a week off, the Oak Glen boys basketball team looked a little out of sync in its second game of the year against Brooke on Tuesday. Luckily for the Golden Bears, their rival is still learning and improving under first-year head coach Mel Coleman. Despite a slow start ...

Blue Dons sting Clay-Battelle after slow start

WEIRTON — The Madonna boys basketball team overcame an early deficit to beat Clay-Battelle, 72-61, Tuesday night at home. After trailing 20-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Blue Dons (2-0) opened up a 37-24 lead at halftime. The Blue Dons pulled away from Clay-Battelle (0-2) even ...

Martins Ferry boys catch fire against Harrison Central

MARTINS FERRY — After a sluggish start in its home opener, Martins Ferry caught fire towards the end of the first quarter, carried it over to the second and rallied past Harrison Central, 63-55, in boys high school basketball action inside Tolbert Gymnasium Tuesday night high atop the Purple ...

Beaver Local defeats Buckeye Local, 69-30

CONNORVILLE — Although both coaches are thinking that their respective teams are works in progress, Beaver Local looks to have the edge on Buckeye Local at this point in the season with speed, shooting and defense. It was apparent Tuesday night as the Beavers erupted from a five-point lead ...

Madonna girls edge Catholic Central

WEIRTON — The Madonna girls jumped out to an early lead, relinquished it briefly once in the first quarter, then staved off a furious Catholic Central rally in the third period to pocket an impressive 55-51 victory Monday night on the JoAnna Bernabei Court inside the Bill Barrett ...

Big Red blows early lead but bounces back to down Huskies

STEUBENVILLE — A good start and finish led to a good result for the Steubenville girls basketball team. Big Red jumped out to a big lead only to see Harrison Central rally. However, Big Red regrouped and rallied for a 47-42 victory Monday night inside the Crimson Center. “We got off to ...

Oak Glen comes back to defeat Weir High

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen girls basketball coach Scott Wiley knew visiting Weir High would provide his Golden Bears a physical challenge. After overcoming a slow start, Oak Glen was up to the task, taking over in the fourth quarter to claim a 52-44 victory over the rival Red Riders. ...