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Knights Get Victory Over Warriors

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WHEELING — High school soccer is an 80-minute game, however, Wednesday night Wheeling Central needed just 25 minutes of play to establish dominance and picked up a well-deserved sectional victory over Trinity. Junior Jacob Estep and freshman Austin Nestor scored two goals each and the ...

Playoff Implications on Line as Tyler, Magnolia Meet

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — With three weeks left in the regular season, the race for a playoff spot has become tighter. On Friday, big implications could be on the line as Tyler Consolidated travels to face Magnolia at Alumni Field inside Bill Stewart Stadium. Both teams are coming off victories ...

Weir Girls Shut Out Central, 6-0

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WHEELING — Weir made the trip to the Friendly City with two goals in mind Wednesday night, contain Wheeling Central’s all-time leading scorer Kenadee Wayt and pick up a West Virginia Class AA/A sectional victory. With an outstanding defensive performance, a hat-trick on offense and a ...

Oak Glen Boys Edge Weir, 2-1

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WEIRTON — The Weir and Oak Glen boys soccer teams battled through 80 minutes during their Class AA/A sectional only to end regulation in a tie. But, it took the Golden Bears only 1:09 to tuck the “Golden Goal” into the net in the first 10-minute overtime period Wednesday night at Jimmy ...

Otto Scores Four Goals; St. C. Rolls

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coaches, no matter what the sport, want their teams to be playing at their best when tournament time rolls around. After a so-so end to the regular season where it battled injuries and other forms of adversity, St. Clairsville put together a complete effort Wednesday night ...

Park Looks To Bounce Back Against Princeton

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WHEELING — Princeton and Wheeling Park both enter their Friday night meeting at Wheeling Island Stadium coming off crushing last minute defeats last week. The difference being that coach Chris Daugherty’s Patriots’ loss may cost them some playoff seeding while coach Chris Pedigo’s ...

Central, Portsmouth West To Play at Neutral Sight

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HEBRON—Wheeling Central has put together a remarkable season thus far but, this is not the time to reflect on its accomplishments. With an unbeaten record and a No. 1 ranking in the WVSSAC Class A standings, the defending state champions have had a target on their backs all year but coach ...

Monarchs, Mohigans Meet Up in Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN — Sitting at 3-5 with John Marshall and arch-rival University coming up on the schedule Morgantown picked the wrong time for injuries and inconsistency to pop-up on the offensive side and slow the Mohigans down. Friday night first-year coach Jason Willis and his Monarchs will ...

No. 13 West Virginia Gets Week Off to Fix Gaffes

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A bye week for No. 13 West Virginia coincides with saying so long to some lofty goals. An undefeated season. A shot, for now, of reaching the College Football Playoff. And likely the Heisman Trophy aspirations of quarterback Will Grier. The Mountaineers were thoroughly outplayed in a 30-14 ...

OSU Has Opportunity To Impress Playoff Committee

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COLUMBUS – Ohio State will have one last opportunity to impress those on the College Football Playoff committee Saturday night when it pays a visit to Ross-Ade Stadium to battle Purdue under the lights before a national TV audience. The Buckeyes, undefeated at 7-0 at ranked second in the ...

St. Clairsville Looks To Improve to 9-0 on Season

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Through the first eight weeks of the season, the St. Clairsville football team has already experienced quite a bit of success and has built a laundry list of accomplishments. The Red Devils are 8-0, have sewn up a playoff berth, appear to be headed toward an opening-round ...

Leonard Scores 24 as Raptors Defeat Cavs

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TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night in the season-opener for both teams. Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Danny ...

Spiraling Broncos Head to Arizona Tonight

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Things are spiraling in Denver. At least the Broncos won’t have to worry about the cold and the snow when they journey to Arizona for tonight’s game. The Broncos have dropped four straight after opening with two wins. Their defense is dead last against the run and 27th overall. With the ...

ACC Showcase Could be The First and Last

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has yet to have a big game this season and might not have another one after Saturday until its conference championship game. No. 16 North Carolina State visits No. 3 Clemson in a matchup of the only remaining unbeaten teams in the ACC. It seems early to declare ...

Dodgers Beat Brewers To Take 3-2 NLCS Lead

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LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series. The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship ...

Caps Beat Rangers in OT

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WASHINGTON — It takes something special for a shot by Alex Ovechkin to surprise a goaltender. That’s exactly what happened to Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night when Ovechkin scored the first of two power-play goals to help the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in ...

Shadyside Defeats Frontier

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SHADYSIDE — Veteran savvy outdueled youthful exuberance in the first and third sets Wednesday night allowing Shadyside to punch its ticket for the sectional final. Smarting from a defeat in the OVAC championship match last weekend, the Tigers finished strong in the first and third sets and ...

Golden Bears Down Blue Dons

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen girls soccer coach Ryan Wells knew Madonna was going to try to defend the high-powered Golden Bears attack, and the Blue Dons did for most of the first half during Wednesday’s West Virginia Class AA/A sectional contest. A late goal in the opening half gave Oak ...

Mayfield Ready to Get Past ‘Worst Loss’ of Career

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BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield bravely stood in the pocket last week, held the ball — sometimes for too long — and took some punishing shots from the Los Angeles Chargers. He hasn’t recovered. Physically, he’s fine. Mentally, Cleveland’s quarterback hasn’t healed. “That is ...

Steubenville Shuts Out St. Clairsville, 2-0

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville boys soccer coach Greg Bowers knew Tuesday’s Division II, East District sectional match with St. Clairsville was going to be tight. The two teams battled to a tie earlier this year in a regular season meeting and have had some battles in recent years. After ...