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Hamlin wins chaotic cut-off race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR’s ...

Crusaders march over Morgantown Trinity

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central scored three touchdowns in the opening six minutes and rolled to a 37-7 victory over Morgantown Trinity Christian Saturday inside Harding Stadium. With the win, Anthony Agresta’s Crusaders improve to 4-4 and keep their Division VII, Region 25 playoff hopes ...

East Liverpool does it again, bests Big Red for sectional title

STEUBENVILLE — The ball did not bounce Big Red’s way. All it takes is one in soccer, and the No. 10 seed East Liverpool boys team scored a goal on a free kick in the first half and held on to shut out No. 9 Big Red, 1-0, in a Division II Eastern District sectional final Saturday afternoon ...

Morgan stuns, eliminates Creek with late goal

WINTERSVILLE — Some losses hurt more than others. The Indian Creek boys soccer team experienced on of the team’s more painful losses in the history of the program Saturday afternoon against Morgan. The No. 12 seed Redskins led by a goal two times in the first half only to see the No. 15 ...

Steubenville’s Crisante places fourth, advances to regional tournament

CAMBRIDGE — It’s reached the point of the cross country season where place is more important than time. Several area harriers and teams produced places that were good enough to extend their season for at least one more week during action at Saturday’s Eastern District Cross Country ...

Franke-less Red Knights prove to still be dangerous

TORONTO — Faced with some adversity in the week leading up to the big showdown football game with Madonna on Friday, the Toronto Red Knights scored on the first possession of the game and never looked back in a convincing 55-14 victory over Madonna at Clarke Hinkle Field. The game matched ...

Slim playoff hope is all Weir High needs

RICHMOND — With all margin for error gone coming off back-to-back losses, Weir High needed someone to lead the way Friday night. Not surprisingly, that someone was Mr. Do-It-All Sebastian Spencer. The senior finished with six total touchdowns three different ways and accounted for 221 ...

Indian Creek controls playoff destiny after recent victory

WINTERSVILLE — Veteran Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor was spot on when he said Friday’s 37-7 senior night whipping of Beaver Local was a great team effort, especially in the second half. With the victory inside Kettlewell Stadium, the Redskins improved to 7-1 and moved up to the second ...

Red Knights cruise by Blue Dons

TORONTO — Even without head coach Josh Franke due to a suspension, the Toronto football team had little trouble with Madonna during its 55-14 victory on Friday. The lone first-quarter score came on a 2-yard run from Garrett Dozier on the first possession of the game. The PAT failed, leaving ...

Weir keeps playoff hopes alive, Edison winless

RICHMOND — Weir High got back on track and showcased its explosive offense Friday night, defeating Edison, 53-7, at Cartwright Field. “We were very explosive offensively,” Weir High head coach Tony Filberto said. “We had a lot of big plays and a lot of things going our way. The bunch ...