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C-M’s Charles Nabs Girls Honor

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By TIM STEPHENS The Herald-Dispatch ONA — Television commercials after a championship game often featured the game’s most valuable player shouting, “I’m going to Disney World.” After leading Cabell Midland High School to a Class AAA state championship in girls soccer, Knights ...

Ohio State Makes Easy Work of Illinois, 52-14

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions — including J.T. Barrett’s 100th career touchdown pass — as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title. Barrett, playing in his last game at Ohio Stadium, threw for two ...

Weigh-Out Procedure Promotes Yo! Yo! Dieting

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By Dr. Bill Welker After the deaths of three collegiate wrestlers in the 1990s due to extreme Yo! Yo! Dieting, the NCAA and the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) made it their mission to drastically improve their weight management programs to eliminate all unhealthy ...

Jordan Named Top Boys’ Player

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By RYAN PRITT Charleston Gazette-Mail NITRO — Seth Jordan built a reputation for himself as a prolific goal scorer over his high school career. He piled up 41 of them in this, his senior season to go with 15 assists. None of those scores came in the state tournament, but that’s just fine ...

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Wheeling Central’s Curtis McGhee III (11) attempts a pass over South Harrison defender Bo  Haymond during Friday night’s game.

Wheeling Central Downs South Harrison

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CLARKSBURG – All eyes were on South Harrison running back Freddie Canary, the fastest kid in the state. Well, Wheeling Central has some pretty fast kids, too. Curtis McGhee III and Dawson Wear broke free for two long touchdown runs in the first quarter, Bray Price returned a kickoff 84 ...

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John Marshall Quarterback Jordan Wood (18) gets sacked by Martinsburg Linebacker Mikey Jackson Jr. (25) during 1st quarter action of the Class AAA Quarterfinal game Friday night in Martinsburg. See more photos on CU.journal-news.net. (Journal Photo by Ron Agnir)

Martinsburg Mauls John Marshall

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MARTINSBURG — One week after setting a preliminary-round playoff record with 33 first downs, No. 10 John Marshall ran into a monster Friday night at Cobourn Field. Tyson Bagent completed 12 of 13 passes for 132 yards and four first-half touchdowns while the defense limited the Monarchs ...

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Steubenville’s Eric Lulla returns an interception for a touchdown during Friday’s game.

Big Red Moves On To Semis

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NILES – Steubenville rode a “fantastic first half” to a 33-21 victory over Perry in the Division IV, Region 13 championship game Friday inside Bo Rein Memorial Stadium. The win gives Steubenville its fifth consecutive regional title and sends it into next week’s state semifinals. Big ...

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quarterback Lukas Isaly runs the ball against Danville 
Friday night. The Pilots season came to an end after a tough 29-28 loss to the Blue Devils.


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River Edged By Danville in Thriller

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ZANESVILLE — Ed Honabarger wasn’t going to overtime Friday night. With Skyler Durbin behind center, he didn’t have to. After Durbin scored on a 12-yard run with 1:02 left to bring Danville to within one, 28-27, in its Ohio Division VII, Region 27 championship game against River, it ...

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West Liberty’s Jo Lyn Jurek makes a play during the MEC Tournament.

West Lib Earns Spot In Title Game

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WHEELING—Moments after dropping the second set of the Mountain East Conference semifinal match to Charlseton, the Hilltoppers had to dig deep to keep their season alive. What they found was the heart that it took to secure a second consecutive upset in the MEC Tournament and a spot against ...

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Wheeling Jesuit’s Emily Reedy makes a play during the MEC Semifinal match at the McDonough Center on Friday.

Wheeling Jesuit Survives Urbana

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WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit has controlled the Mountain East Conference all season long. It had only lost a total of three sets in conference play this year coming into Friday’s MEC semifinal match with Urbana. One of those three sets came from the hands of Urbana, which claimed two more ...

Nailers Knock Off Admirals

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NORFOLK — Wheeling had its offense clicking in a big way on Friday night as it took down Norfolk, 6-2 at Norfolk Scope Arena. Six different players lit the lamp for Wheeling including Jeff Taylor and Dylan Zink, who both netted their first pro goals. Derek Army cashed in with four points, ...

Bison Edged By Diplomats

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LANCASTER, Pa. — Bethany dropped its second close game of the season in a 72-70 loss at Franklin & Marshall in an opening round game of the William Marshall Tournament Friday night. Sophomore Chaice Truex led the Bison with team-highs of 24 points and eight rebounds while senior Andrew ...

Earnhardt Ready to Say Final Goodbye

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By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. bounded out of the media center and was instantly swarmed by fans snapping photos and shoving Sharpies in his face. Earnhardt was tailed until he walked up the steps to another TV interview. “Did you see him?” a ...

James Scores 39 Points as Cavs Beat Clippers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers Friday night. Love made a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs outscored the Clippers 13-8. Dwyane Wade ...

Blue Jackets Defeat Rangers

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made his typical batch of highlight-reel saves to help the Columbus Jackets shut out the potent New York Rangers. Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin scored in the ...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier walks off the field after a 31-24 loss in an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Landover, Md. No. 24 West Virginia has been held scoreless after halftime in back-to-back contests, something that hasn't happened since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 in 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Longhorns Look to Spoil Senior Day at WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Fans coming to watch No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) take on the University of Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) at noon at Milan Puskar Stadium will see a somewhat more emotional coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff will say goodbye to 20 seniors on Senior Day. “Thoughts of ...

Carter Propels Duke to Victory Over Southern

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Southern 78-61 on Friday night. Marvin Bagley III added 19 points and 11 rebounds and Grayson Allen finished with 10 points for the Blue Devils (4-0), who were coming off a victory over No. 2 Michigan ...

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West Liberty’s Caitlin Clark applies a bump during the quarterfinal in the Mountain East Conference Tournament.

West Liberty Sweeps Shepherd

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WHEELING — The West Liberty volleyball team could not have asked for a better start to the Mountain East Conference Tournament. The Hilltoppers came out with a ton of energy as they never trailed in the first set to secure a 10-point victory en route to a three-set sweep, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 ...

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Wheeling Jesuit’s Audrey Francis serves during the Mountain East Conference Tournament against West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday.

Cardinals Cruise Past Bobcats in MEC Tourney

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WHEELING — Another year hosting a tournament and another opening round victory for the Wheeling Jesuit volleyball team. The Mountain East Conferenceís top seed wasted little time in the quarterfinal round as it defeated West Virginia Wesleyan in consecutive sets, 25-12, 25-14, 25-11 Thursday ...

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Calvert, Romanek Lauded

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The Wheeling Park boys’ soccer team had a season to remember as it made an impressive run to the state championship game. With a young crop of Patriots leading the charge, the future is bright for Wheeling Park soccer. Midfielder Chris Romanek scored 12 goals and added eight assists, while ...