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Brault tosses two-hit gem as Pirates beat Cardinals

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PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL ...

Browns hold off late surge by Bengals, prevail 35-30

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on the NFL’s 100th birthday. Mayfield connected with ...

Big Red on the road again

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NEW PHILADELPHIA—For unbeaten Big Red, the second half of its 2020 season consists of three on the road, starting with a rare appearance tonight inside Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium. Steubenville, which is ranked sixth in the first Ohio AP Division III poll, will be looking for a little ...

Red Riders improving, set to welcome Linsly

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WEIRTON — Many coaches have said that football teams show their most improvement from Week 1 to Week 2, and Weir High fit right into that cliche albeit in a losing effort at Frankfort. The Red Riders had difficulty getting the offense going against John Marshall in the opener but had a good ...

Madonna needs to get running game going

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WEIRTON — The 1-1 Madonna Blue Dons are on the road again this week, traveling to upstart Conotton Valley. It will be the third of four straight road games that open the 2020 Blue Don schedule. Game time Friday is 7 p.m. The Rockets now are 2-1 after their 34-13 victory last Thursday over ...

Edison finally returns home, challenges Catholic Central

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RICHMOND — After spending three weeks on the road, Edison’s much-improved Wildcats finally will play their 2020 home opener Friday night. Coach Shane O’Brien’s 2-1 club will host Jefferson County rival Catholic Central on Cartwright Memorial Field. The opening kick is set for 7 p.m. ...

Redskins hope to extend win streak against Panthers

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YORKVILLE — Head coach Andrew Connor has only lost to Buckeye Local twice in his 18 seasons at Indian Creek, with the latest defeat occurring in 2008. However, this Friday night could be different, as the Redskins and Panthers enter the contest 0-3. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and is Buckeye ...

Tests getting tougher for Golden Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen has faced two tough tests already this season and passed both with flying colors. Friday’s test looks to be the hardest yet for Ted Arneault’s Golden Bears. Coming off of big wins over fellow Class AA combatants, the 2-0 Golden Bears take on a Class AAA foe, ...

Madonna girls defeat Harrison Central, 3-1

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WEIRTON — The Madonna and Harrison Central girls soccer teams combined to take 27 shots in their match. The Blue Dons netted the first two goals and added a late penalty kick to hold on and defeat the Huskies, 3-1, Wednesday evening at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex. “It was an even ...