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Steubenville Catholic’s Levi Thompson heads to the end zone during the Crusaders’ victory against Edison on Saturday at Harding Stadium.

Steub. Catholic Crushes Edison

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central cleared the deck for Thursday’s showdown with unbeaten Weirton Madonna by rolling to a 49-13 victory over Edison Saturday inside Harding Stadium. With the win, their fourth straight, the Crusaders improve to 6-2 and keep their hopes alive for a ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, scores a goal on Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer in the first period the NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Crosby, Pens Tame Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night. Crosby has three goals this season. Patric Hornqvist and Greg McKegg also scored for the Penguins, who are ...

Meurs Nets Winner for Nailers

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Wheeling Nailers and Greenville Swamp Rabbits played a game for the ages Saturday night. Garrett Meurs fired home a shot at the 2:31 mark of overtime, lifting Wheeling to a 7-6 overtime decision and a two-game weekend sweep at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Hunter Fejes ...

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Wheeling Park’s Chris Romanek (10) takes a shot during a match Saturday against Woodrow Wilson at Wheeling Island Stadium. Romanek’s shot was stopped by Woodrow’s keeper, but Park’s Tino Kayafas (2), put it into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. Wheeling Park won, 3-2.

Aulick Nets Winner For Park

WHEELING — With the score tied at 2-2 with less than 10 minutes remaining in Saturday’s clash between Wheeling Park and Woodrow Wilson, Park defender Clay Meredith, with the ball on his foot at midfield, surveyed his surroundings and sent the ball deep into Woodrow’s territory. The ball ...

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West Liberty’s Ian Kelly (22) runs down the sideline as Glenville State linebacker Wil Mayes tries to force him out of bounds.

Toppers Drop a Heartbreaker

WEST LIBERTY — Hundreds if not thousands of alumni came back to West Liberty on Saturday for Homecoming festivities. Unfortunately for those in attendance, a Hilltoppers comeback was not in the cards. A late West Liberty drive was thwarted by a personal foul by someone on its sideline and ...

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins (2) stiff-arms Nebraska defensive back Lamar Jackson (21) as he runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ohio St. Pounds Nebraska, 56-14

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — J.T. Barrett passed for five touchdowns and ran for two others, and ninth-ranked Ohio State scored on its first eight possessions on its way to a 56-14 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) continued their dominant surge since their ...

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River’s Drew Wagnild (23) carries the ball as Linsly’s Eli Petho (24) tries to wrap him up during Friday’s game at Flannery Field in Hannibal.

Linsly Extends Winning Streak in Victory Over River

HANNIBAL — Linsly was sharp in all phases of the game Friday night at Martin Flannery Field, as it extended its winning streak to seven games after a hard-fought 34-14 victory over River. Eli Petho could not be stopped as he darted up and down the field, breaking tackles on his way to a ...

Martins Ferry’s 
Dalton Hoover (34) runs over Wheeling Central’s Pat Brown during 
Friday’s game at the Dave Bruney Football Complex.
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Martins Ferry’s 
Dalton Hoover (34) runs over Wheeling Central’s Pat Brown during 
Friday’s game at the Dave Bruney Football Complex.

Martins Ferry Wins 4th Straight, Downs Wheeling Central

MARTINS FERRY — Two football giants clashed Friday in Martins Ferry and the crowd got the fireworks that would be expected when these two meet. Martins Ferry’s Dave Bruney and Wheeling Central’s Mike Young, two of the Ohio Valley’s premier and winningest coaches sent their teams up ...

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Steubenville’s Jacob Bernard looks for running room during Friday night’s game against New Philadelphia.

Steubenville Big Red Makes A Statement in Win Over New Philadelphia

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio’s top-ranked Division IV club left no doubt Friday night inside Harding Stadium. Dominating play on both sides of the football, Steubenville rolled to a 41-3 victory over previously unbeaten New Philadelphia. “We beat a very good team,” Steubenville coach Reno ...

Ground Game Propels Cameron Over Clay-Battelle

CAMERON — Clay-Battelle coach Ryan Wilson wanted to limit Cameron’s big-play passing game, electing to deploy his defensive backs well off the line of scrimmage. The Dragons were patient enough to make the Cee-Bees pay in a big way. Andrew Ritchea rushed for 117 yards and two scores while ...

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John Marshall’s Jordan Wood (18) is wrapped up by a pair of Brooke defenders, including Ethan Secrist (1) during 
Friday’s game at Monarch Stadium.

John Marshall Runs Away From Brooke

MOUNDSVILLE — Even while down at halftime, John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich and his staff did not panic. In fact, the Monarchs did not change anything strategy-wise. All the coaching staff did was remind its players of what their job was. The halftime talk worked as the Monarchs scored 25 ...

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St. Clairsville’s Luke Watt (25) wraps up Union Local’s Bradan Lucas (18). Looking on is the Jets’ Luke Menges.

St. Clairsville Crushes Union Local, Wins Buckeye 8 South

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brett McLean has a feeling there’s going to come a time when his St. Clairsville Red Devils are going to need to be more balanced on offense. Friday night, however, wasn’t one of those times. The Red Devils set the tone in the game’s first 45 seconds and other than ...

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Indian Creek’s Matt Mamula carries the ball Beaver Local’s Jared Wright (20) and Garret Givens (32) give chase during Friday’s game in Wintersville.

Indian Creek Blanks Beaver Local

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek dominated in all facets Friday night and celebrated Senior Night at Bob Kettlewell Field with a surprisingly easy 38-0 victory over Buckeye 8 North rival Beaver Local. It was only the second loss for the Beavers in eight games. The Redskins improved to 5-3 and ...

Monroe Central Scores 28-Unanswered in Win Over Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Friday night’s ‘‘Battle of Ohio 800’’ between Barnesville and Monroe Central took a sudden turn in the third quarter. There, the Seminoles posted 28 unanswered points, more than enough to rally for their third straight victory, this one a 36-14 triumph against the ...

Arena Quits U.S. Soccer Team

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans’ failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati is staying around, at least for now. Arena quit Friday, three days after the ruinous 2-1 loss at 99th-ranked Trinidad and ...

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts after stealing second with New York Yankees' Starlin Castro covering during the fourth inning of Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Takes Game 1 of ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the AL Championship Series opener. Keuchel entered with a 1.24 ERA against the Yankees in regular season starts plus six ...

Syracuse Stuns No. 2 Clemson

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers’ chances to repeat as national champions. Clemson (6-1, 4-1 ...

Nailers Win in Season Debut

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Wheeling Nailers have greatly enjoyed their opening games as of late, and Friday night, they earned at least a point for the seventh consecutive year. Garrett Meurs lit the lamp twice, but Reid Gardiner’s power-play goal with 7:45 left in the third period was the ...

WVU Readies for Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN — To review or not to review that is the question. West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen has an answer. “It’s tricky,” Holgorsen said. “The length of the game is too long. Is it not? I think everyone would agree. I think it’s too long. That’s the problem ...

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Members of the Wheeling Nailers pose with Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins general manager Bill Guerin, center. From left are, Riley Armstrong, Derek Army, Guerin, Nick Sorkin, Danny Fick and Nailers coach Jeff Christian.

Christian Excited About 2017 Nailers

WHEELING — Coach Jeff Christian is having a hard time containing his exuberance as the Wheeling Nailers open the 2017-18 season at 7 tonight at Greenville. He thinks the club has the makings of something special, but is approaching things with guarded optimism, which is more a fact of life in ...