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Twice is nice for Aperfine, Weir High girls keep city championship

WEIRTON — Beginning with the opening kick, the Weir High girls soccer team came out of the gates Saturday afternoon with an aggressive mindset. After all, it was for the city championship, and the Red Riders did not want to give the trophy back to Madonna. Weir High held possession for ...

Oak Glen wins shootout over John Marshall, 55-46

NEW MANCHESTER — Ted Arneault said John Marshall would be Oak Glen's toughest test yet, and he was correct. The Golden Bears scored early and often, opened up a big lead and did enough to hang on for a 55-46 victory over a Monarchs team that would not go away Friday night at the Bear's ...

Big plays lift Linsly, hurt Weir High

WEIRTON — Linsly scored two quick touchdowns in the final 1:23 of the first half to blow open a close game and leave Weir High wondering what hit it Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The final score was 42-7. The young Red Riders (0-3) were able to hang with the Cadets, who won their ...

Turnovers hurt Toronto in loss to Bellaire

TORONTO — A poor showing on offense can really hurt a defense. Toronto struggled to move the ball most of the night against Bellaire's stifling defense, forcing the Red Knights' defense to stay on the field quite a bit. In the end, the Big Reds were able to wear down Toronto, as it recorded ...

Creek pockets first win over Buckeye Local

YORKVILLE — Indian Creek entered Friday night's game against homestanding Buckeye Local in uncharted waters. The Redskins have blossomed into an OVAC big-school power over the past 18 years under the adept tutelage of head coach Andrew Connor. His youthful and rebuilding charges entered the ...

Mitchell, Bertolino pace Huskies past Union Local, 40-20

MORRISTOWN — With its top two tailbacks sidelined with injuries, Harrison Central turned to a newcomer. The Huskies also had Kobe Mitchell. With Mitchell accounting for five touchdowns and converted guard Nathan Bertolino rambling for 75 yards and six points, the Huskies (3-1) bounced back ...

Blue Dons blanked by Conotton Valley

BOWERSTON – Madonna fell in a deep, early hole and was never able to recover Friday night, falling 48-0 at Conotton Valley. The loss moves the Blue Dons to 1-2 on the season. The Rockets improved to 3-1. Conotton Valley opened up a 34-0 lead in the first quarter and scored a touchdown in ...

PREP FOOTBALL SCORES 9-18

Friday Ohio Akr. Coventry 21, Norton 14 Albany Alexander 30, Bidwell River Valley 0 Alliance Marlington 45, Salem 35 Amanda-Clearcreek 38, Circleville 18 Andover Pymatuning Valley 42, Fairport Harbor Harding 7 Ansonia 53, Union City Mississinawa Valley 7 Arcadia 53, Cory-Rawson ...

Cardinals earn doubleheader sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cardinals rookie Dylan Carlson’s three-run homer capped a six-run outburst in the sixth inning against the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, helping lift St. Louis to a 7-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep. The Cardinals took the opener 6-5 behind home ...

Indians hold on in 9th for victory over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Zach Plesac pitched impressively into the eighth inning, and Brad Hand worked out of a jam in the ninth to send the Cleveland Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Francisco Lindor drove in the game’s only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly, ...