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Virginia, Pitt meet in season-opener with serious stakes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall’s rebuilding project at Virginia appears to be ahead of schedule. Two wins in 2016. Six in 2017. Eight in 2018. Even more is expected in Mendenhall’s fourth season. The Cavaliers are the preseason favorites in the ACC’s ever chaotic Coastal Division, ...

Browns still not settled at right guard

CLEVELAND (AP) — Just over a week before their opener, the Browns still haven’t settled on a starting right guard. Coach Freddie Kitchens didn’t rule out the possibility of newly acquired lineman Wyatt Teller lining up in front of quarterback Baker Mayfield in Cleveland’s Sept. 8 ...

Big Red’s explosive opener ends in victory

STEUBENVILLE — The offense was clicking and the defense was stingy Thursday, as Big Red rolled to a 42-7 season-opening victory over Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice before the usual large crowd inside Harding Stadium. Reno Saccoccia’s crew put 15 points on the board before the Dragons ran an ...

Weir boys rally to tie Indian Creek

MINGO JUNCTION — A tie is better than a loss, but not as good as a win. The Weir boys soccer team scored three goals in the second half to rally from a two-goal deficit to tie Indian Creek, 3-3, Thursday evening at John Muth Field. “Sometimes a tie is like a win,” Weir (2-0-1) head ...

Barnesville extends Buckeye Local’s skid with 33-8 victory

BARNESVILLE — Folks attending Barnesville football games this season better become accustomed to hearing public address announcer Joe Bradfield saying the words “Hannahs, Meade and Lake.” Those three names, which cover five total players, were featured in every portion of the ...

Central golf squad bests Weir, Oak Glen

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Catholic Central golf team bested Weir and Oak Glen on Thursday at Woodview. CCHS tallied a team score of 178. Weir was second with 189 and Oak Glen 196. The Golden Bears’ Caleb Cline was the medalist with a 39. Luca Connor led the Crusaders with a 40. Cole Tegano ...

Rudolph, Allen impress during Steelers’ final preseason game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mason Rudolph and Kyle Allen turned in solid efforts and appeared to solidify their No. 2 quarterback roles for their respective teams in the Carolina Panthers’ 25-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Pittsburgh’s Rudolph continued to ...

Pirates hang on to beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Kevin Newman had two homers among his four hits and drove in three runs, Jose Osuna also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Thursday night. Newman homered to lead off the game, igniting a seven-run first that he capped with his second hit of ...

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Baker sinks hole-in-one HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Butch Baker nailed a hole-in-one on Thursday at Ponderosa Golf Course. Baker used a 20-degree hybrid on the 148-yard ninth hole. Witnesses were Van Taylor, Doug Kemlien and Dave Throckmorton. Warriors holding tryouts soon WEIRTON — The Steel ...

Big Red gets in win column against city rival

STEUBENVILLE — First-year Big Red volleyball coach Kristin Taylor knew her team getting its first win only was a matter of time if it kept playing the way it had been. Her squad picked a good time to break through Wednesday night in the Mickey Barber Gymnasium, sweeping city rival Catholic ...