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Toronto erases 22-point deficit, wins in overtime

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TORONTO — In a game of two halves, a 28-point turnaround led to a thrilling victory and a painful defeat. The Toronto boys basketball team trailed by 22 with just seconds remaining in the first half against rival Wellsville, but the Red Knights stormed back late in the game before holding ...

Weir High defends home court over rival

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WEIRTON — Old rivals Weir High and Oak Glen went at it Tuesday night in a fast-paced game that saw its share of very nice and even great plays, but there also was a lot of sloppiness. Weir High came back from a two-point halftime deficit to take the mutual season opener for both teams by a ...

Big Red posts sweep, bests Indian Creek, Indian Valley

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GNADENHUTTEN — The Steubenville wrestling team kicked off the 2019-20 season in impressive style, sweeping a tri meet at Indian Valley on Tuesday. Big Red opened the meet with a 47-30 victory over Indian Creek and capped things off with a 50-31 final over the host Braves. Anthony Shevlin ...

BRIEFS

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Correction Brooke’s Camden Bates, a member of the OVAC Class 5A first team for football, was incorrectly listed as Camden Betts in Sunday’s edition. CCHS boys fall hard SALINEVILLE — Southern Local surged past Catholic Central, 66-37, on Tuesday. Cam Grodhaus had 24 points and five ...

Fourth quarter leads Madonna past Weir

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WEIRTON — Any time a basketball team can take over a close game in the fourth quarter it is a time to celebrate. That’s what the Madonna girls did Monday night in the first of its two rivalry games with Weir High, coming out on top 35-29. Rodney Boniti’s girls went into the fourth ...

Buckeye Local stops late Edison surge, holds on for the win

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RICHMOND — The Buckeye Local girls basketball team reached the peak of the mountain, but Edison was unable to get over the final hump. The Panthers showcased their ability to go on runs throughout the game as they led by double digits in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats battled back and ...

Oak Glen fends off Toronto, 50-41

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls basketball team opened up a first-quarter lead and never looked back Monday, defeating Toronto 50-41. The Golden Bears, who stayed unbeaten on the young season at 3-0, were led by Alexa Andrews with 12 points. Brooklyn Loveland also reached double ...

Shooting struggles hurt CCHS

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CARROLLTON — Early season shooting woes continued to haunt Catholic Central Monday as the Crusaders dropped a 42-34 verdict to Carrollton. Central, now 2-3, put up 56 shots from the field, connecting on just 12. From the charity stripe, the Crusaders were just 8 for 16. Neither team could ...

Buckeyes Young, Fields join Burrow, Hurts as Heisman finalists

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. The top vote-getters for college football’s most famous player of the year award were ...

Steelers snag Cardinals, hang on for victory

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Pittsburgh’s defense was great and the Duck was just fine. After weeks of wondering how this bunch keeps piecing together victories, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge. Maybe the Steelers are just pretty good. Diontae Johnson returned a punt 85 yards for a ...