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Big Red meet the team coming

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School will host football meet the team and a scrimmage against Youngstown East on Wednesday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Gates open at 4 p.m. No comp tickets will be accepted.

Harding Middle School will scrimmage at 5 p.m. The freshmen and sophomores will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. All teams and varsity cheerleaders will be introduced at 5:50 p.m. The scrimmage/preview is scheduled for kickoff at 6 p.m.

All season tickets should be paid for by Thursday.

Tickets for the opening football game will be on sale Monday. Ticket office hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29

Multiple aces reported

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Woodview golf course had two golfers hit holes-in-one last week.

Mike Hawthorne of Weirton accomplished the feat on Thursday on the 145-yard No. 8 hole with an 8-iron.

It was witnessed by Alec Nagy and Mishal Hawthorne.

On Friday, Tom Cooper, also of Weirton, hit a hole-in-one on the 128-yard 14th hole with a 9-iron.

It was witnessed by Gene Gosney, Terry Mason and Jerry Robinson.

OVRC open house upcoming

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Ohio Valley Racquet Club will hold its open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to showcase the new club located at 320 E. 8th St. in East Liverpool. Visitors will be able to become a member or check out the new business.

Carrasco pitches after diagnosis

AKRON — Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has returned to the mound in the minor leagues as he tries to come back after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Carrasco came on in relief Monday night for Double-A Akron against Harrisburg.

He received a standing ovation from fans at Canal Park.

It was Carrasco’s first appearance in a game since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June. He finished his first inning with a strikeout.

The 32-year-old is scheduled to pitch again for Akron on Thursday, and he and the Indians will then decide his next step. Carrasco wants to return and help the Indians this season.

The Indians have rallied around Carrasco. During the All-Star Game in July, Carrasco appeared on the field during Major League Baseball’s “Stand Up To Cancer” tribute.

From staff and wire reports

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