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Harrison Central still winless, falls to Bellaire

CADIZ — Harrison Central fell to 0-3 after a tough 27-19 loss to Bellaire on Friday. Bellaire began the contest with a 72-yard kickoff return for a touchown. The PAT failed, keeping the score at 6-0. Later in the opening quarter, Cale McAfee ran for an 8-yard score. The PAT also failed. ...

Hoosiers looking for finishing touch against Buckeyes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers feel like they are watching movie sequels each time they see tape of their most recent games against Ohio State: Competitive for three quarters before wearing down in the fourth. On Saturday, they will try to rewrite the script with a surprise ...

No. 13 Penn State hosts Pitt in what could be end of rivalry

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Although youth keeps them from fully appreciating their programs’ shared past, these Penn State and Pittsburgh players could occupy a significant place in the rivalry’s history. The game Saturday between the No. 13 Nittany Lions (2-0) and Panthers (1-1) will be ...

NC State rolling, West Virginia reeling entering matchup

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Matthew McKay has handled himself well since replacing Ryan Finley as North Carolina State’s quarterback. Now the sophomore will find out what it’s like to start on the road. The Wolfpack (2-0) have outscored opponents by a combined 75-6 and travel Saturday to face ...

Steelers look to recover from ugly opener against Seahawks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pete Carroll watched the tape. The Seattle Seahawks coach isn’t buying what he saw from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a lopsided Week 1 loss to New England. “Opening games are always difficult,” Carroll said. “You don’t know what you’re going to get. New England ...

Weir girls shut out Indian Creek

WEIRTON — The Weir High girls soccer team bounced back from a tough defeat to Brooke Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Indian Creek on Thursday. Ava Taylor scored both goals for the Red Riders (4-3-1). Jules Gladowski assisted both of the scores. Alexis Adams made eight saves in goal. For ...

Red-hot Bears sweep Madonna

WEIRTON — The Oak Glen volleyball team swept Madonna, 25-12, 25-12, 25-15, on Thursday. McKayla Goodlin and Skye Stokes each tallied nine kills for the Golden Bears (8-0). Jadyn Smith had eight aces, Jaedyn Hissam 25 assists and Hannah Rogers seven kills. Oak Glen is back in action ...

Hockey growing in the region thanks to Penguins’ impact

STEUBENVILLE — Prior to hosting the Baron Club Dinner Wednesday night, ESPN’s John Buccigross recalled what it was like to be a young hockey fan in Steubenville. In the years since, while he has climbed the ranks as a sportscaster, so, too, has the popularity of the game he loves grown ...

Bilby catches fire to capture OVAC crown

WHEELING — Any time Brooke’s Ryan Bilby and Wheeling Park’s Noah Seivertson step on the course together, its guaranteed to be must-see golf. The two might have delivered the most exciting showing on Thursday at the Jones Course of Oglebay in the OVAC Class 5A golf tournament. Heading to ...

Harrison Central boys no match for St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Despite a change of head coaches prior to the season, St. Clairsville only has stumbled once thus far in boys high school soccer action. Thursday night wasnát the night. Cade Wolfe netted a hat trick, and Nate Thornberg added a pair of goals and two assists in his last ...