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Madonna Overcomes Adversity, Rallies Past Bridgeport

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MARTINS FERRY — Bridgeport sprinted to an early 12-0 lead thanks to its special teams and defense, but Madonna scored 21 unanswered points and held on for a 21-18 season-opening victory Saturday night on the artificial surface at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. Sophomore quarterback ...

Zara Zervos Scores Five Goals To Spark an 8-1 John Marshall Victory

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GLEN DALE — Zara Zervos continued her early season offensive onslaught as she scored five goals and added three assists as John Marshall steamrolled Steubenville Catholic, 8-1. Claire McElwee added a hat trick for the other Monarchs goals. Sammi Richmond chipped in with an assist and ...

Tagovailoa Helps No. 2 Alabama Rout Duke 42-3

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ATLANTA (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 336 yards and four touchdowns as No. 2 Alabama overcame a sluggish start to blow out Duke 42-3 Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Returning to the stadium where they won the Southeastern Conference title last December and the national ...

Linsly’s Goodwin Makes Cowboys’ 53-Man Roster

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The cruelest day of the NFL’s long calendar arrived Saturday with teams setting their 53-player rosters. The Cowboys opted to keep Linsly grad C.J. Goodwin on the 53-man roster, while cutting Ohio State alum Mike Weber. Goodwin is arguably the team’s best special teams player. Among ...

Bell Hits 35th Homer as Pirates Dominate Rockies

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DENVER (AP) — Josh Bell hit his 35th homer, Kevin Newman homered on the first pitch of the game and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 Saturday night. Newman has nine hits, including three homers, in 14 at-bats in the series, and this was his second leadoff shot. Jose ...

Gauff Ousted in U.S. Open

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NEW YORK (AP) — First, the tears came from Coco Gauff, as the 15-year-old American’s U.S. Open came to an end against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Then it was Osaka’s turn to cry, moments after comforting Gauff with a hug and some words of encouragement Saturday ...

The Music of Summer Nights

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Now that summer is winding down and temperatures have begun to moderate, it’s a joy to sleep with a cool, gentle breeze wafting through open windows. The sounds of nature make a perfect lullaby. The voices of owls and frogs subside in September, allowing insect sounds to dominate summer ...

Earnhardt Jr. Puts Aside Plane Crash To Race at Darlington

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing sixth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane that crash-landed in Tennessee and went up in flames. The race was a welcome ...

Wheeling Park Perfect In The Second Half in Victory Against Brooke

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty had a simple message for his team at halftime: Settle down. First-game jitters are always a thing and Daugherty felt his team was trying to do too much in Friday’s season-opener against Brooke at Wheeling Island Stadium. What the coach got ...

University Stuns John Marshall

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MORGANTOWN — Going into the season opener against John Marshall, University coach John Kelley didn’t exactly have the highest of expectations. After all, the Hawks only returned one starter from last year’s squad on both sides of the ball and was starting a handful of freshmen and ...

Indian Creek Redskins Quiet Cambridge Bobcats

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CAMBRIDGE — Indian Creek football coach Andrew Connor has been in football mode since guiding Ohio to an OVAC All-Star Game victory last month. On Friday, his own team took the field for the first time in the 2019 season and didn’t disappoint. Senior quarterback Sam Mazar scrambled for ...

Shadyside Tigers Are Too Much For Martins Ferry Purple Riders

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SHADYSIDE — It was one of the most anticipated season openers in the Ohio Valley in years. Prior to Friday night, Martins Ferry and Shadyside had not met on the gridiron since 1929. The pre-game hype between the two perennial playoff participants morphed into Tigers domination as head coach ...

Oak Glen Finally Solves Weir

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NEW CUMBERLAND — For the first time under head coach Ted Arneault, Oak Glen is 1-0 after defeating arch rival Weir, 34-14, on Friday. And, for the time in the last seven years, the Golden Bears bring home the Carl R. Hamill Trophy. “This was a total team effort,” Arneault said. “We ...

Bellaire Goes to the Air to Knock Off River

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HANNIBAL — Quite simply, Bellaire knows if it is going to achieve the type of success it hopes to this season, it is going to have to throw the ball more consistently and better than it did in 2018. That was on display Friday evening at Martin Flannery Field. Head coach Mark ...

Monroe Central Blanks Union Local

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WOODSFIELD — It’s been said that defense wins championships. While Monroe Central didn’t win a championship Friday night, the Seminoles did claim their season-opener for the first time since the 2015 campaign behind a stout defensive effort. Second-year head coach Josh Ischy was all ...

St. Clairsville Has No Problem With Carrollton

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CARROLLTON — As openers go, Friday night’s 28-6 whitewashing of Carrollton is one St. Clairsville coach Brett McLean will gladly pocket. The Red Devils started strong and rode the debuting starting triumvirate of Tyler Tonkovich, Aaron Jordan and Jacob Jordan to a convincing triumph under ...

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Linsly Rallies to Best Westinghouse

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PITTSBURGH — A 20-point fourth quarter capped a Linsly comeback as the Cadets opened the season with a 26-18 victory over host Westinghouse on Friday. Quarterback Hunter Kelley found Lee Paull and Joe Zaccierey for 24 and 23-yard touchdowns, respectively, and Steven Felton rumbled in for a ...

Harrison Central Earns Buckeye 8 Golf Title

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CADIZ — Harrison Central claimed the Buckeye 8 golf championship during Friday’s meet at the Cadiz Country Club. The Huskies posted a team score of 693, well ahead of second place Beaver Local (738). Sam Santille led Harrison Central with a 168 to earn first team Buckeye 8. Teammates ...