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UC 15, West Virginia 13
Gino Guidugli became UC's career leader in touchdown passes and Chet Ervin kicked three field goals in a big road victory.
Ohio St. 44, N. Carolina St. 38 (3 OTs)
Miami 44, Northwestern 14

Anderson prevails in thriller
Fort Ancient Valley Conference commissioner Steve Borich said it, just before Anderson rallied to beat Winton Woods 42-39 in one of the best football games anyone will ever see.
Complete coverage of Friday's games

Brown remains Raiders' cornerstone
Every long-term relationship experiences a few bumps along the way. The player and the sweat-suit-wearing, maverick owner were no different.
Transcript of Friday's chat with Mark Curnutte
Isolation Booth: James vs. RiceKeys to winning
Notes: Johnson, Williams hurt but will play

Cubs 7, Reds 6
CHICAGO - If the Reds' season has turned into on-the-job training for young players, then Friday's lesson was "Dealing with the Pressure of the Pennant Race."
Notes: Miley keeping his cool in bigs

Sports today on TV, radio
Plan your viewing day with our schedule of sports on local TV and radio.

Alabama's big concern is Kentucky's Lorenzen
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jared Lorenzen's biggest play in the onesided Kentucky-Alabama series came when he was a high school junior.

Louisville faces Loud House
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino has never been inside the Carrier Dome, but he already knows what to expect when the Cardinals come calling on Saturday.

Rivalry one of game's greatest
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When No. 5 Michigan plays No. 15 Notre Dame today, the two winningest college football programs will attract millions of eyes because of their talent, cool helmets and popular fight songs.
Saturday's TV games

Amputee Parry's dreams coming true
Once Neil Parry found a prosthetic leg as strong as his unwavering desire, it was only a matter of time before the San Jose State player was back on the field.

No. 1 Highlands 35, No. 2 Boone County 24
It was the second such game in two years for Highlands and Boone County, but that didn't make it any less sweet for Highlands coach Dale Mueller.

Colerain 30, Middletown 27
Eric Tudor knew almost as soon as he made it that the call was wrong. The Middletown coach called for a direct snap to his top running back, Jimmy Calhoun, on fourth-and-12 with his Middies on their own 25 and leading Colerain 20-16 with less than six minutes left.

Elder 17, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard 16
D.J. Hueneman kicked a 19-yard field goal with 2:03 left in the fourth quarter to lift the Elder Panthers to a hard-fought 17-16 victory over Indianapolis Bishop Chatard Friday.

Glen Este 16, Loveland 10
With their backs to the wall, Glen Este's defense responded Friday night by pushing Loveland back against the other wall - and then through it.

La Salle 42, Ontario Markham District School 7
Five minutes. That's the amount of real time that elapsed between the end of the La Salle band's performance of O Canada and the Lancers' first touchdown.

Beechwood 55, Holmes 0
There was nothing like the green (artificial) grass of home for Beechwood, which dismantled Holmes 55-0 in this week's "Call An Audible" game.

Dixie Heights 31, Lloyd 0
A sterling performance from the youth of Dixie Heights, combined with a lockbox defense, yielded a 31-0 defeat of Lloyd in Crestview Hills.

Lakota East 14, Sycamore 0
For the second straight year, Lakota East headed into the fourth week of its season with a perfect record. And this time, the Thunderhawks' mark remained that way.

Roundup of Friday's other games
Lakota West scored two touchdowns in the final 7:30 but a game-tying, two-point conversion attempt failed with no time remaining, and Oak Hills held on for a 29-27 victory Friday night.

Roundup of Kentucky's other games
The Ludlow Panthers have a new streak - and this time it's a winning one.
Scores, how poll teams fared

'Showdown' creators expand into soccer
Boys soccer jumps into the "Crosstown Showdown" arena today with the inaugural Provident Bank Prep Fest at Anderson High School.
Prep sports results
Prep sports schedules

Recovering QB Warner accepts role as backup
ST. LOUIS - His quick recovery has left St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner wondering if he really had a concussion.

Lowell hopeful of late regular-season return
MIAMI - Florida Marlins third baseman Mike Lowell, sidelined by a broken left hand since Aug. 30, hopes to return for the final two regular-season games.

NL: Pirates' Sanders downs Phillies
PITTSBURGH - Reggie Sanders hit a three-run homer during a three-hit night and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Philadelphia Phillies' pursuit of the NL wild card, winning 8-4 Friday.

AL: Indians snap Twins' two-game streak
CLEVELAND - C.C. Sabathia, pitching with more on his mind than baseball, matched his win total of last season, and Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Friday night.

U.S. trails in Solheim Cup
SOLHEIM CUP: Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster scored a 1-up victory over Annika Sorenstam and Carin Koch - Europe's top tandem - in a best-ball match that turned the Americans' fortunes in Loddekopinge, Sweden. The United States still trailed 4 1/2-3 1/2 after the first day.

Baffert conditions 2 favorites
Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia expects Bob Baffert-trained Congaree and Perfect Drift to hook up in a sizzling duel today in the Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park. But, he adds, that won't be the only big race on the 10th annual Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of last Sunday's sports stories)
Clock starts now for trade evaluations
When the Reds began dismantling the 2003 team, the company line was they were doing it to build for the future. Will the plan work? That largely depends on how eight pitchers - ages 19 to 24 - perform over the next few years.
Reds chatterE-mail Q&A

That rainy day feelin'
It took nearly two weeks, but Andy Roddick finally put a charge into the U.S. Open Saturday with his five-set semifinal win. Still, the tournament hasn't been a total waste, as Top of the Second's water-logged review proves.
Page Two power rankings

Bengals season preview
After 12 dark, non-winning seasons, Cincinnati's moribund franchise and its fans hope new coach Marvin Lewis can turn it into gold. See our season preview.
Watch Channel's 9 preview online

2003 College Football Preview
Local college teams are strong, top rated and ready to play. Here is our in-depth guide to the 2003 season.
Nation's spotlite shines on area quarterbacks
UC's star search

2003 Prep Football Preview
High school football season kicks off Thursday night here in the Tristate. To get you ready for the action, here is our in-depth guide to the 2003 season.
Underwood holds his own
Highlands' Sester ready to direct march to state
Panthers cautiously thinking of repeat
Upcoming games

Walk among baseball history
Johnny Bench tags 'Baseball As America,' an exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center, as a way to rekindle love for the national pastime.
Bats Incredible! special section

Salute to prep champions
Greater Cincinnati high school sports teams captured 13 Ohio state titles and numerous individual championships over the last year. The Cincinnati Enquirer honors those athletes with a special "Salute to Champions."

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Where high school stars are going to college
Explore Great American Ball Park
Implosion bids goodbye to Cinergy
Bengals pin hopes on Lewis
Buckeyes national champs
Kentucky Speedway coverage