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Madonna tops Creek in final home game

WEIRTON — The Madonna girls soccer team controlled the middle of the field against Indian Creek, and it paid dividends for the Blue Dons. Madonna netted two goals in the first half, and the defense made the lead stand up as the Blue Dons shut out the Redskins, 2-0, on senior night Wednesday ...

Madonna starts fast, tops Central

STEUBENVILLE — The Madonna volleyball team came out fired up against rival Catholic Central, while the Crusaders were lackadaisical, and the Blue Dons made them pay. Madonna played its brand of volleyball throughout the match, and it was enough to sweep Catholic Central, 25-22, 25-17, ...

Nailers open training camp ahead of 30th season in Wheeling

WHEELING — For the 30th straight year, professional hockey returns to Wheeling. Established in 1992, the Thunderbirds called Wheeling home until the name was changed to the Nailers, who have been taking the ice at WesBanco Arena since 1996. Leading this year’s Nailers’ team onto the ...

Big Red wins two matches in OVAC consolation pool play

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red hosted an OVAC volleyball consolation pool tri on Wednesday, and coach Kristin Taylor’s club won both of its games. Big Red topped Buckeye Local, 25-18, 25-19, in the opener, then took down Wheeling Park 25-16, 29-27, in the nightcap for a sweep of the night. In ...

Big Red not looking past Mooney

STEUBENVILLE — Youngstown Cardinal Mooney is one of a few opponents who actually holds the advantage in their all-time series with Big Red. Steubenville will be looking to cut into the Cardinal lead when the tradition-rich programs collide Friday inside Harding Stadium. The opening kick is ...

Central, Madonna clash with playoff implications

WEIRTON — More than just the usual bragging rights will be on the line Friday when Madonna and Catholic Central square off inside Jimmy Carey Stadium. After starting the season at 4-0 (three victories on the field and a forfeit from Pittsburgh Carrick), the Blue Dons have dropped two ...