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Edison falls at home to East Liverpool

RICHMOND — Two bad quarters proved to be too much for the Edison boys basketball team to overcome against East Liverpool. The Wildcats dug themselves an early hole, and the hole got even deeper in the fourth, as the Potters built a commanding lead en route to a 63-44 victory in a Buckeye 8 ...

Toronto boys win 10th contest

SALINEVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball team bounced back from a sluggish first half to defeat Southern Local, 57-38, on Friday. Toronto (10-1) trailed 23-20 at halftime before outscoring the Indians, 35-15, in the second half. Lucas Gulczynski led the Red Knights with 17 points. Nate ...

West Virginia, Troy’s Neal Brown close to inking deal

West Virginia and Troy’s Neal Brown are completing a deal to make him the next coach of the Mountaineers, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The people spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet final. Brown would replace ...

Georgia’s Fields visits Ohio State, may transfer

COLUMBUS (AP) — Georgia quarterback Justin Fields could give new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes an expected jump to the NFL. Fields, who decided to transfer from Georgia after one season sitting behind Jake ...

Panthers ride optimism into ACC opener against No. 15 UNC

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel turned the page quickly. His players still in their uniforms after Pittsburgh completed its nonconference schedule with a victory over Colgate last weekend, the first-year coach told his club that all the progress it made during a competent and occasionally ...

Big Red boys come from behind to beat Weir High

WEIRTON — The Steubenville boys basketball team came from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat Weir High, 65-60, Thursday night inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. The Red Riders battled their way to a 46-42 lead after three quarters, but Big Red’s superior height and athleticism won ...

After slow start, Big Red girls run past Red Riders

WEIRTON — The Steubenville girls basketball team led from start to finish on Thursday, winning the first game of a girls/boys basketball doubleheader with Weir High, 47-42, inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. Big Red (7-4) couldn’t pull away but was able to respond when the Red Riders ...

Steubenville wrestlers dominate New Philadelphia on senior night

STEUBENVILLE — On a night set aside to honor its seniors, the Big Red wrestling team earned a near shutout of New Philadelphia, rolling to a 70-6 victory Thursday night at the Crimson Center. Mike Blackburn’s squad earned points with seven pins, a major decision, a technical fall, a ...

Holzopfel lifts Panthers in Edison

RICHMOND — The shots were dropping for the Buckeye Local girls basketball team, and that spelled trouble for Edison. The Panthers scored at least 20 points in three quarters, and they finished the night with 32 field goals, en route to defeating the Wildcats, 75-35, in a match-up of Buckeye ...

Indian Creek girls keep rolling, still undefeated

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 11-0 after defeating East Liverpool, 61-20, on Thursday. Out of the 11 Redskins who played, 10 scored. Kylie Kiger led with 13 points. Mackenzie Orban tallied 11, and Kacie Vandeborne added 10. For the Potters, Emma ...