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John Marshall running back Dereck Hess is gobbled up by a host of Morgantown defenders Friday in Moundsville. The Monarchs won, 21-10, to clinch their first playoff birth since 2007.

John Marshall Clinches Playoff Berth for First Time Since 2007

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MOUNDSVILLE — Logan Holgorsen was lying face down on the cold Monarch Stadium grass late in the fourth quarter, the victim of a vicious sack by Devin Norris. A better indication of how the night unfolded likely could never be found. John Marshall battered the Mohigans into submission to ...

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Magnolia’s Hunter Partridge rumbles for a big gainer, with teammates Cameron Stillwagner (51) and Jared Barrows leading the way.

Magnolia Blue Eagles Stun Tyler Consolidated

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SISTERSVILLE — The 2017 season hasn’t been what coach Dave Chapman and his Magnolia football team expected it to be, but Friday they showed exactly what they could do on the field. Hunter Partridge ran for 204 yards and a score, Brooks Parsons garnered six receptions for 159 yards and a ...

Wheeling Park Patriots Keep Postseason Hopes Alive

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WHEELING — While it took Wheeling Park a quarter to gets its wheels going, the Patriots looked like they were poised for prime time. After a 0-0 score in the first quarter, the Patriots score 19 points in the second and the defense gave its most impressive performance of the season as ...

Shadyside Tigers Leash Bridgeport Bulldogs

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SHADYSIDE — Scoring on all nine of its first-half possessions, state-ranked Shadyside steamrolled to a 61-24 triumph over Bridgeport on Friday night before a sparse crowd at Fleming Field. The Tigers (7-2) did their part to set up next week’s showdown with Linsly, also in Shadyside. The ...

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Cameron’s Andrew Ritchea (24) goes in for the score as he fights off Beallsville’s Jason Beisel (22), Dakota Phillips (7) and Koty Milosavljevic.

Cameron Dragons Throttle Beallsville Blue Devils

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CAMERON — Coach Scott Holt’s Cameron football squad has made a habit of jumping on visiting teams early when they entertain at Dragon Stadium. Friday night was no different as the Dragons scored four first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back in routing Beallsville. Senior Colby ...

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Steubenville’s Jo Jo Brown rumbles down the field during Big Red’s victory against Cardinal O’Hara at Harding Stadium.

Balanced Effort Leads Big Red Past O’Hara

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STEUBENVILLE — Five players crossed the goal line Friday as Steubenville rolled to a 48-16 Homecoming victory on Cardinal O’Hara inside Harding Stadium to clinch a first-round home playoff game. Senior Jonathon Blackmon and sophomore Taveon Crawford had two touchdowns each as ...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the second inning of Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Astros Force Game 7 Tonight in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander remained perfect with the Houston Astros, pitching seven shutout innings when they needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a ...

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Carter Rowney (37) celebrates with defenseman Justin Schultz (4) after Rowney scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Penguins Get Past Panthers

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal with 2:53 left to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Sheary backhanded the puck past James Reimer. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby and Carter Rowney also ...

James, Cavs Hammer Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — LeBron James had 24 points and eight assists, Kyle Korver hit three straight 3s in a big third-quarter run and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97 on Friday night. Kevin Love added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs. Their 15-5 spurt over the final ...

File-This Oct. 14, 2017, file photo shows West Virginia wide receiver David Sills (13) during an NCAA college football game, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)

WVU’s Sills Has Come Along Way Since Last Trip to Baylor

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WACO, Texas — The last time junior David Sills V traveled to McLane Stadium on the campus of Baylor University, the lanky wide receiver was hoping to test out his new skills as a pass catcher. He got his wish as WVU coach Dana Holgorsen elected to put his quarterback-turned-receiver into ...

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Union Local’s Zane Thompson hauls in a pass during Friday’s game against Bellaire.

Union Local Snaps Skid

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MORRISTOWN — If you were at Jets Stadium on Friday night and didn’t recognize the pre-game warmup that Union Local went through, don’t feel bad. It was an entirely new routine. Head coach Bruce Stiles decided to shake things up a bit after watching his team drop two straight after a 6-0 ...

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Monroe Central’s Omar Plato tries to fight off a Frontier defender Friday in Woodsfield.

Monroe Central Keeps Rolling

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WOODSFIELD — Jay Circosta has done many amazing things in his 50 years of coaching football. The 2017 season will go down as one of the most remarkable. Expectations were far from a fevered pitch entering the campaign at Monroe Central. After an 0-3 start and being 1-4 at the halfway pole, ...

Marshall Cruises Past Middle Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler King and Keion Davis each scored two rushing touchdowns to help Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 38-10 on Friday night. King ran for 129 yards and Davis added 40 yards on 10 carries. It was Marshall’s first game with four rushing scores since Nov. 8, ...

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Wheeling Park Boys Win Sectional Soccer Crown

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WHEELING — Possession is key in soccer and in Thursday’s sectional title game, Wheeling Park did that to perfection. The Patriots controlled the ball from the opening whistle, had goals from three different players and cruised to a 3-0 victory against Brooke at Wheeling Island Stadium to ...

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Patriots Girls Qualify For XC State Meet

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KINGWOOD — Last year, Wheeling Park’s girls’ cross country runners held its collective breath as it learned it had earned a berth to the state championships. This year, the Park girls left no doubt they belong on the big stage. Following the fleet feet of senior Beighley Ayers and ...

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen during the first half/second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Holgorsen, WVU Seek First Victory in Waco

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MORGANTOWN — It’s goes without saying that Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia have accomplished a lot during their six years in the Big 12. It’s also easy to see that the veteran coach of the No. 23-ranked team in the Associated Press still has some firsts that have yet to take ...


Steubenville Central Downs Madonna in Football

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By RALPH COX For The Intelligencer WEIRTON — Steubenville Catholic Central scored on the first play from scrimmage then took advantage of some Madonna mistakes and cruised to a surprisingly easy 43-7 victory Thursday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The loss knocked Madonna from the ranks of the ...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates as he runs bases after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. At left is Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Dodgers End Cubs’ Run as Champs

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By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by Hernandez’s home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and ...

Moore’s Goal In OT Lifts N.J.

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils used three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night. This year’s No. 1 draft pick Nico Hischier scored twice for New Jersey. The Swiss center’s opening goal was the ...

New-Look OKC Defeats Knicks

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony Westbrook, the NBA MVP last season when he averaged a ...