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WCCHS Announces Its Second HOF Class

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WHEELING — Halls of Fame are the ultimate reward for greatness. Wheeling Central’s athletic tradition is deeply steeped in success. That was reflected in its inaugural hall of fame class enshrined last October. The original class featured coaches Jim Foti, Jim Thomas, Skip Prosser and ...

Good, Bad And Ugly Of Victory

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MORGANTOWN — Even Clint Eastwood would have to admit that Saturday’s 59-16 victory against MEAC member Delaware State had some good, some bad and a lot of ugly. “There’s some challenges (to playing a Delaware State),” veteran WVU coach Dana Holgorsen admitted following the game. ...

Linsly’s Nick Falbo bursts past a pair of Carrick defenders during a 42-18 rout Saturday in Wheeling.

Linsly Cruises By Carrick

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WHEELING — Nothing wrong with a little breather after three acid tests. Such was the case for the Linsly on Saturday at hot and humid Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Coach B.J. Depew’s charges came through a meat-grinder trio of games with a 2-1 record to start the season, losing to Ohio ...

Back-to-Back: Indians Secure AL Central Crown

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor planned to pour a bottle of water over his head. On Sunday, he’ll switch to champagne. For the second year in a row, the Cleveland Indians are AL Central champions. A few hours after they beat Kansas City 8-4 in the first game since the Royals stopped ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) rushes the passer during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. Of 266 rookies on active rosters in Week 1, 33 started and 13 more played at least half the snaps. Linebackers and running backs led the way with a combined total of 15 guys, including Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Watt. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Steelers, Vikings Look For Legitimacy

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The memories of last season’s scorching start and inglorious fade remain fresh for the Minnesota Vikings. There’s nothing they can do about it. Even their impressive opening victory over New Orleans in Week 1 only led to more questions about whether their dominant ...

When There’s A Bird in the House

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“Scott! There’s a bird in the house!” I was still in bed, and Linda’s voice sounded urgent, but not panicked. “What kind of bird, and where is it?” I asked. “It’s a titmouse in the spare bedroom. Close the door, and I’ll open the window and chase it out,” Linda said ...

Ravens Next for Browns QB Kizer

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BALTIMORE (AP) — In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born. Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday will face the Baltimore Ravens, whose ...

Allgaier Wins NASCAR Xfinity Series at Chicagoland Track

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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Justin Allgaier threw a victory bash in front of his home-state fans. Allgaier pulled away off the final restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. Allgaier, from nearby Riverton, won for the second time this season in NASCAR’s ...

Bethany Falls to Thiel

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BETHANY — Despite taking a lead into halftime, the Bethany College football team was defeated 28-13 by Thiel College on Saturday in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Bison Stadium. The loss drops the Bison to 0-3 overall, 0-1 to open play in the PAC. Meanwhile, the Tomcats ...

Richmond Plays for YSU

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ma’lik Richmond played in Youngstown State’s 59-9 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday, a day after a federal appeals court declined a university request to keep the defensive end from playing. Richmond, 21, was convicted of rape as a teenager in ...

Harrison Co. Hall Inducts Five

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CADIZ — The Harrison County High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of the HOF “Class of 2017”. Three former Harrison County sports greats, two dedicated volunteers, and three of Harrison County’s most successful teams were honored prior to, and at halftime of ...

Leishman Maintains Lead at BMW

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under his skin. He tells his wife that even after a particularly bad round, give him 10 minutes and he’ll be fine. His last tournament, when Leishman lost a ...

Pitt Humbled at Heinz by Ok. St.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph’s message to the rest of the Oklahoma State offense was simple. Playing half a country away from home against a Pittsburgh team that took the Cowboys to the wire a year ago, Rudolph didn’t want to leave anything to chance in the rematch. “We wanted to ...

Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) celebrates with fans after he threw a 63-yard touchdown pass as time expired to defeat Tennessee 26-20 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Gators Chomp Vols At Buzzer

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as the clock expired, and No. 24 Florida beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee 26-20 in a wild, wacky and sometimes unwatchable rivalry game Saturday. Franks scrambled away from the rush on a first-and-10 play ...

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University Nips Wheeling Park in Gridiron Classic

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By JOSH STROPE Sports Editor WHEELING — The game lived up to the hype, but for Wheeling Park, it is left wondering what could have been. Mistakes — namely fumbles and penalties — were all too common and against a talented University squad, they proved to be pivotal. Jonah Phares ...

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John Marshall Monarchs Down Bellaire Big Reds

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By SHAWN RINE Staff Writer MOUNDSVILLE — Throughout the week, John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich continually challenged his team to be more physical when it made its home debut Friday night at Monarch Stadium against Bellaire. To a player, John Marshall responded. Dereck Hess scored four ...

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Wheeling Central Secures 1st Win

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By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor WHEELING — It was gut-check time for Wheeling Centralon Friday night. Winless after two starts and facing a perennial Class A power, Coach Mike Young’s charges exhibited resiliency, toughness and a well-balanced attack en route to a 28-23 triumph ...

Cameron Hammers Frontier

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By TRACY WATSON For The Intelligencer CAMERON — Playing its second home game of the season Friday night, Cameron began with the same philosophy it took into the season-opener against Hundred three weeks earlier. Score early, score often and get plenty of kids into the game while cruising ...

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Steubenville Overwhelms Boardman, 42-21

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By ED LOOMAN For The Intelligencer STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville reeled off 28 unanswered points — three touchdowns coming in the second half — and rolled to a 42-21 victory against previously unbeaten Boardman on Friday at Harding Stadium. Steubenville, 4-0 and Ohio’s top-ranked ...

Bridgeport Secures Victory Vs. Paden City

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BY CODY TOMER Staff Writer PADEN CITY—Bridgeport quarterback Tino Kusic and receiver Jeremiah Booker have been putting up impressive numbers all season, but the offensive explosion the duo produced Friday night was in a category of its own. Kusic fired for 440 yards and seven touchdowns, ...