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Philo eliminates Indian Creek again in sectional action, 51-47

By JOE CATULLO Sports editor WINTERSVILLE — After falling to Philo in the Division II sectional final almost to the day a season ago, the Indian Creek girls basketball team felt confident and ready to get its revenge on Wednesday. However, missed free throws and layups, combined with ...

Edison’s season ends in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — To say that the Bellaire Lady Reds’ playoff victory Tuesday evening was dominant may actually be somewhat understated. Bellaire cruised to a 26-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back, en route to an 80-24 victory over Edison, setting up a Saturday matchup ...

John Marshall girls hold off Brooke in Class AAA semifinal

MOUNDSVILLE — Some wins can be quite painful. None more than John Marshall’s hard-fought, 46-41, Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 triumph over scrappy Brooke Wednesday night at the Moundsville Field House. While the win propels the Monarchs into Friday’s sectional championship tilt ...

Madonna boys fall at home to one of the best in Class A

WEIRTON — Madonna hung with Clarksburg Notre Dame, the No. 2 team in West Virginia Class A basketball, through the first half but only scored 13 second-half points, as the Irish’s size and quickness dominated in a 71-41 victory Wednesday night inside the Dube Dome. The game wrapped up the ...

Steelers not tagging Bell; will explore trade for Brown

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving ...

Steelers not tagging Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell is free to go. Antonio Brown, maybe not so much. The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to place a transition tag on Bell, allowing the star running back to reach the open market when free agency begins next month. And while the team will explore moving ...

Ohio State stays in tournament contention

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State badly needed a win over Northwestern to stay teetering on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The Buckeyes overcame a sluggish start and found their footing in the second half to pull away from Northwestern 63-49 on Wednesday night behind Kaleb Wesson’s 22 points and ...

Georgia Tech snaps streak with win over Pitt

ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored a career-high 29 points, James Banks had 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Georgia Tech snapped a seven-game skid with a 73-65 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. In matchup of ACC bottom dwellers, the Yellow Jackets (12-15, 4-10 Atlantic ...

Zimmerman, Big Red shine on senior night

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s pressure defense produced plenty of offense in Tuesday’s 54-36 senior night victory over Edison inside the Crimson Center. Down 10-2 after the opening quarter despite committing eight turnovers, the Wildcats were hanging tough in the second and trailed 16-8 ...

Championship time for Madonna girls

WEIRTON — The ability to adapt to what an opponent is throwing at one is important. Doing so in the tournament is vital. Tuesday night inside the Dube Dome, the No. 1 seed Madonna girls basketball team did just that, utilizing Kennedy Martin inside to build a big lead and open the Class A ...