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Big Red Boosters meeting today

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. today inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

All are welcome and memberships are available. All must wear a mask and keep their distance at all times.

Pirates swept by Reds in doubleheader

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep.

Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suárez with a two-out shot to center off Nik Turley (0-2). Pittsburgh had just taken a 4-3 lead on rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes’ two-run shot with two out in the top half of the inning.

“I’ve hit quite a few big home runs in my career, for sure,” Moustakas said. “It was two huge wins for us today to get momentum going into this last little stretch.”

Brian Goodwin and Joey Votto also connected for Cincinnati, which won a third straight game for the first time since Aug. 28. Sal Romano (1-0) got the victory, retiring Gregory Polanco with the bases loaded for the final out of the fifth.

In the opener, rookie Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, lifting the Reds to a 3-1 win.

With two out and the bases empty, rookie Jose Garcia singled to left against Sam Howard (2-2). Manager David Bell then sent Stephenson up to hit for Shogo Akiyama, and the catcher hit a drive to left for his second homer.


Catholic Central 3, Buckeye Local 2

Catholic Central bested Buckeye Local in five sets, 25-12, 25-20, 16-25, 18-25, 15-5, on Monday.

Clara Symington paced the Crusaders with 32 points, seven kills, 10 aces and 11 digs. Cici Ivanac had eight kills, an ace, 10 digs and two points. Mari Mello tallied two kills, 14 assists, two aces, five digs and 11 points.

Beaver Local 3, Indian Creek 0

For only the second time this season, Indian Creek lost, this time to Beaver Local, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20, on Monday.

Taylor Jones recorded four kills, three blocks, one dig and two aces for the Redskins (8-2). Olivia Wukelic had five kills, three aces and one dig. Lyndi Starkey added four digs, an ace and seven assists.

Indian Creek hosts Buckeye Local on Thursday for senior night.

East Liverpool 3, Edison 0

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool swept Edison, 25-18, 27-25, 25-11, on Monday.

Karissa Speedy had five points, nine assists and two blocks for the Wildcats. Corinne Freeman produced 11 blocks and seven kills, while Gracie Fox added seven points.

Edison hosts St. Clairsville tonight for senior night.

Union Local 3, Harrison Central 1

CADIZ — Union Local remained perfect with a four-set victory at Harrison Central, 25-17, 25-14, 15-25, 25-11, on Monday.

McKayla Dunkle had 17 kills and seven blocks for the Huskies. Maddy Butler contributed 14 digs, while Lexi Ferguson added 33 assists.

Sophomore Torre Kildow had 23 kills for the Jets to go along with four aces, 15 assists and 10 digs. Casey Kildow added 14 kills, 23 assists and 14 digs.


RAYLAND — Buckeye Local defeated Weir High, 170-219, on Monday.

The Panthers’ Aiden Polanski was the medalist with a 41. Jacob Berry, Gavyn Romnyak and Josh Kerkuta all shot a 43.

For the Red Riders, Jude Smith led with a 45. Jake Bostaph carded a 53, Joey Bostaph 54 and Zion Spencer 67.


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