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Matyas, Toronto soar past Madonna, 60-42

TORONTO — Toronto has faced adversity all season, and it had another tough test with itself and against Madonna on Wednesday. With senior A.J. Clegg out due to an illness, the Red Knights had to find other means toward ending the night on top. Along with key contributions from three other ...

Creek girls still unbeaten before huge showdown

CARROLLTON — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 16-0 with a 48-32 victory over Carrollton on Wednesday. Makenzie Taylor led the Redskins with 13 points. Taylor Jones netted 11 points, while Kylie Kiger had 10. Indian Creek faces Union Local in the Buckeye 8 championship ...

Bolen’s double-double not enough for Brooke in defeat to Red Devils

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All wins are important. Some, however, mean a little more than others. Not too far back, St. Clairsville was sitting pretty atop the OVAC Class 4A girls basketball standings. However, a five-game losing skid dropped the Red Devils behind Martins Ferry and into a battle for ...

Bridgeport girls spoil Panthers’ senior night

CONNORVILLE — The journey for the Bridgeport girls basketball team this season has, at times, been a bumpy one. But, through it all, head coach Greg Harkness has never wavered when lauding his group about its work ethic, tenacity and willingness to stay resilient. The Bulldogs’ penchant ...

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Franciscan men, women fall STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team fell to Pitt-Greensburg, 84-79, on Wednesday. Travis Lien led the Barons (5-11, 4-7 in the AMCC) with 23 points, while Matt Trent added 20. The Barons shot 55.4 percent from the ...

Pitt edges Boston College

PITTSBURGH — His team’s 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players ...

Browns, Vikings assistant GM meet for second time

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on ...

Sawyer’s game-winner lifts Big Red to thrilling win over St. Clairsville

STEUBENVILLE — A high school basketball game is 32 minutes long, and Steubenville needed nearly all that time to complete a huge comeback and earn a thrilling 55-53 victory over St. Clairsville Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. Down 11 to start the final quarter, Big Red kept chipping away ...

Red Riders sweep Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen made a furious second-half comeback to erase an 11-point Weir High lead at halftime and was ahead by five points with two and a half minutes left in the game, but the Red Riders made an eight-point run down the stretch to pull out a thrilling 57-54 win Tuesday night ...

Wheeling Park boys explode for 102 points against Brooke

WHEELING — With a heavyweight showdown looming against Morgantown, Wheeling Park gave its full attention to Brooke Tuesday night at the Palace on the Hill. The result was a 102-48 Patriot romp over the outmanned Bruins. Coach Michael Jebbia’s high-energized charges improved to 10-2. The ...