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Union Local cools down Steubenville

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BELMONT — The Steubenville boys basketball team saw its seven-game winning streak end to Union Local on Tuesday with a 55-45 defeat. Zion Sawyer led Big Red (10-4) with 14 points. Brenton Jones tallied 10 points, and Phaeton Hill added nine. For Union Local, Zac Bateman tallied a ...

Upset-minded Toronto falls just short in OT to Panthers

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CONNORVILLE — In a game featuring 13 lead changes, there should not be any glaring differences in the statistics. Buckeye Local and Toronto battled through four quarters of basketball Tuesday night, with neither team holding more than a five-point advantage over the initial 32 minutes of ...

Huskies fall in overtime to Red Devils

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tuesday night’s meeting between St. Clairsville and Harrison Central had a little bit of everything. Whether it was a leg up in the Buckeye 8 South race or even sibling rivalry, neither the Red Devils nor the Huskies were going to be denied. So much so that the scheduled ...

Gorman signs with Baldwin Wallace

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Senior Ryan Gorman, who started at quarterback for Catholic Central during the past two seasons, signed his letter of intent Tuesday to continue his academic and football careers at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea. Playing his first season of varsity football as a junior, Gorman threw for ...

Crosby’s OT goal lifts Penguins past Capitals

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars. And still, they found a ...

Pirates’ rebuild picking up steam after trade

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San ...

WVU searching for identity without Tshiebwe

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MORGANTOWN — Soon after the West Virginia men’s basketball team defeated Northeastern on Dec. 29, Oscar Tshiebwe took questions from the media through a video conference. The Mountaineers had earned the win — their eighth of the season in 10 games — and Tshiebwe had put forth one of ...

Battle of the Big Reds

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STEUBENVILLE — This sounds simple and what every basketball team strives for, but the Steubenville girls squad really needs everyone producing in order to notch victories. A surprising career night also does not hurt matters. Such was the case for Myla Fleming against visiting Bellaire ...

Indian Creek bests West Holmes from the line

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MILLERSBURG — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 13-1 after defeating West Holmes, 43-31, on Monday. The Redskins won the game from the free-throw line. Both squads made 11 field goals each (two from beyond the arc). Creek, though, was 19 of 26 from the charity stripe, while ...

Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall quickly making his mark at WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Already a highly decorated wrestler during his high school days at Oak Glen, it didn’t take Peyton Hall long to make a name for himself on the collegiate level. Hall, a four-time West Virginia state champion and three-time OVAC Ron Mauck Tournament titlist, began his WVU ...