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Weir’s Visnic, WP’s Schellhase Snag State Titles

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MORGANTOWN – Championship Friday at the West Virginia University Natatorium brought medals of gold to Weir High’s Wil Visnic and Wheeling Park’s Charles Schellhase. Visnic, a senior, swam a 1:48.12 to be crowned state champion in the 200-yard freestyle, topping second-place Schellhase in ...

Wheeling Park Girls Finish Third

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MORGANTOWN – Parkersburg High School freshman Jaden Welsh saved her best for last Friday, winning two individual events – and setting a state meet record in the 100-yard breaststroke – as she led her team to a West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission state swim ...

John Marshall Secures Victory Against Edison

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MOUNDSVILLE—Since basketball season tipped off, John Marshall coach Chad Clutter has believed that his team would be right where it needs to be come the end of the campaign. The Monarchs showed signs of reaching that point on Friday night as they defended their home court at the John ...

Patriots Down Redskins

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WHEELING — It’s been a rough week for Wheeling Park basketball. The Patriots had the unenviable task of facing University twice in a three-day span. Coach Michael Jebbia’s squad dropped both outings to the state’s No. 2-ranked Class AAA squad by lopsided margins. That was after ...

WVU, Kansas Fighting

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MORGANTOWN — When the 2017-18 season opened the consensus among Big 12 coaches that No. 13 Kansas (20-6 overall, 9-4) was the overwhelming favorite to win its 14th consecutive conference crown. It was also the belief that No. 20 West Virginia (19-7 8-5) would be the best bet if someone ...

Komets Defeat Nailers, 4-3

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers came less than one minute away from taking a point out of Friday’s game against the Fort Wayne Komets at WesBanco Arena. Wheeling battled back from a 3-1 deficit with two goals, including the first ECHL tally by Bryan Arneson. However, with 32.6 seconds left ...

Shadyside Ends Regular Season With Victory

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SHADYSIDE — Ed Andes didn’t have much to say after his team’s regular-season finale Friday night against Clay-Battelle. Their wasn’t much Shadyside’s veteran hoops boss could add to what his team already said on the floor. After all, its 90-62 triumph inside the Tiger Den spoke ...

St. Clairsville Downs Barnesville

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BARNESVILLE —Sometimes it simply comes down to effort. St. Clairsville learned that Friday night. After acting head coach Ryan Clifford, who was filling in for his father, Kim, who was tending to a family matter, delivered a stern speech between the first and second quarters, the Red ...

NASCAR’s Young Look Is on Display

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Never before has one race displayed NASCAR’s rapidly changing look more than this year’s Daytona 500. Three drivers under age 25 will start in the first two rows, new rules will make the cars difficult to drive and NASCAR’s longtime most popular driver will ...

Tiger Is Done For Weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days. Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn’t play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time ...

World Takes Down US

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World’s latest victory over the NBA’s young Americans. Hield scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, and his Sacramento Kings teammate won the MVP ...

Hanyu Defends Gold Medal

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By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Move over Dick Button, make room atop men’s Olympic figure skating history for Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. Hanyu became the first man to successfully defend his Olympic title since Button in 1952. He held off countryman Shoma Uno ...

CBJ Falls To Flyers

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By NICOLE KRAFT Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Philadelphia Flyers were glad to finally end their long losing streak in Columbus. Sean Couturier scored 1:52 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory Friday night, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive losses on the Blue ...

Bucs’ Freese Reports Unhappy

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates are not trying hard enough to win. “The last two years, we didn’t do as well as we could have because of our environment. That’s what I think,” the third baseman said Friday after reporting to spring training. “I ...

Patriots Girls Start Strong

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MORGANTOWN — No one ever said defending a title would be easy. Wheeling Park’s girls’ swim team, which captured the 2017 West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission state swim title, learned that lesson Thursday, as swimmers from Parkersburg High School and Fairmont Senior ...

Dragons Rally Past Eagles, End Regular Season 21-1

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NEW MARTINSVILLE—On a night where Magnolia celebrated its seniors, it was the senior leadership of visiting Cameron down the stretch that prevailed. Cameron senior Kelsie Meintel fought through foul trouble to collect 11 rebounds in the second half, while classmate Courtney Walker tallied ...

Yoho Steal Lifts Reds To Victory

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BELLAIRE — Chase Yoho has probably lost track of all of the baskets he’s made inside the ‘House of Champions’ at Bellaire High School. But, he won’t forget his last one anytime soon. Yoho, who is well past the 2,000-point mark in his career, ended his home-court career in style ...

Getting Your Soccer Kicks During the Winter Time

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WHEELING — Who says soccer isn’t a winter sport? While many of our area youngsters are competing in basketball, wrestling, hockey or swimming, a group of coaches in the Ohio Valley are making sure that soccer is still fresh in their minds. Each week at the J.B. Chambers YMCA in Elm ...

Pens Win 10th Straight at Home

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PITTSBURGH — Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory. Two nights after scoring his first two NHL goals, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 ...