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Ohio Valley holding awards banquet

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The Ohio Valley Football Coaches’ Association will hold its annual football awards banquet at noon on Feb. 9 in the Steubenville High School Commons. The cost of the banquet is $10 per coach and $15 for each first-team OVAC selection. There also is a $20 cost for special awards. For ...

Red Riders fend off Indian Creek

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WINTERSVILLE — Weir High scored the game’s first 18 points, held off a couple of Indian Creek rallies and collected a 58-44 road victory Friday. The Red Riders could do no wrong on either end of the floor during the opening quarter. They forced 11 Creek turnovers, turning several into ...

Crusaders rally, edge Bellaire

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STEUBENVILLE — Wins don’t have to be pretty. A late surge enabled the Catholic Central boys basketball team to rally and defeat Bellaire, 37-35, on a rough night offensively for both teams Friday night inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. The Crusaders won despite having multiple scoring ...

Red Knights sneak past Wildcats

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TORONTO — The Toronto Red Knights cashed in at the foul line late and then held on for a thrilling 41-39 win over Edison Friday night inside the George Kunzler Gymnasium. The victory gave coach Sean Tucker’s beat up crew a four-game win streak along with a third win in four days, but they ...

Jackson leads Potters past Big Red

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Tresean Jackson’s offense put East Liverpool in position to win Friday against Steubenville. A stretch of stellar defense by the Potters took care of the rest as they pulled away late to down Big Red 63-55 on an exciting night at Potter Fieldhouse. Playing nearly the ...

AP source: Vikings’ Paton withdraws from Browns GM job hunt

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton withdrew his candidacy Friday for Cleveland’s general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of ...

Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward ...

Big Red gets back on track, bests Toronto for second time

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TORONTO — The Steubenville girls basketball team righted the ship against Toronto. After two straight defeats, Big Red built a double-digit advantage in the first quarter against the Red Knights and never looked back, en route to a 59-24 victory Thursday night inside the George J. Kunzler ...

Weir High girls reclaim city championship with authority

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls clamped a tough full-court press on Madonna Thursday night that gave the Blue Dons trouble running their offense. It lifted the Red Riders to a 43-24 city-championship victory before a packed house on the JoAnna Bernabei-McNamee Court inside the Bill Barrett ...

Shelton sets out to earn trust

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WEIRTON — Making his second day of CARE-A-Van stops as the new Pirates manager, Derek Shelton could not be happier with the reception he’s gotten from Pirate fans so far. “It’s been very good. The reception has been great,” he said Thursday afternoon during the CARE-A-Van’s stop ...