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Park Escapes John Marshall

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WHEELING — Coming off a huge victory over University earlier this week, Wheeling Park struggled from the field Friday night against visiting arch-rival John Marshall. Fortunately for Coach Michael Jebbia and his Patriots, a huge fourth quarter at the free-throw line and 26 Monarch turnovers ...

Starting Five Up in Air as WVU Prepares for Kansas

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MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins has removed the kids’ gloves he has been wearing since West Virginia (8-9, 0-5 Big 12) tipped off the season. Now, the Mountaineers coach will hold no punches back as his team prepares to play host to perennial Big 12 champion Kansas (15-2, 4-1 Big ...

Saylor to Manage West Virginia Black Bears in 2019

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GRANVILLE — Last season’s Baseball America’s Minor League Baseball Manager of the Year Drew Saylor has been announced as the new West Virginia Black Bears manager. Saylor will be joined by pitching coach Tom Filer and hitting coach Jonny Tucker. Saylor will be the fourth manager in ...

Phillips Nets 1,000th Point In Tyler Consolidated Win

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SISTERSVILLE—Griffin Phillips recorded his 1,000th career point on Friday night as he helped lift Tyler Consolidated over Magnolia, 64-44. Phillips paced the Silver Knights (9-4) with 20 points, while Gage Huffman and Tyler West each netted 14 points. West finished with a double-double as ...

John Marshall Claims CityWide Cup

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The annual Powder Puff football game was held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Dragon Stadium. All proceeds benefit the local cancer research department at Reynolds Memorial/WVU Hospital & CFOV Scholarship. $600 was raised this year and John Marshall defeated Cameron. Here the Monarchs are ...

Barnesville Shows Grit In Victory Over River

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BARNESVILLE — If there’s ever such a thing as a must-win-game, Friday night was one for Barnesville. The Shamrocks, who are battling for an OVAC Tournament berth in Class 3A, had been reeling since the calendar flipped to 2019. They have lost three straight, including a tough one on ...

Serena Into Australian Open Fourth Round

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Serena Williams will be tested in the Australian Open’s fourth round, because no one has come close to making her work too hard so far. Playing clean and powerful tennis, Williams overwhelmed 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on ...

Nailers Fall to Thunder

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GLENS FALLS, New York — The Wheeling Nailers had a difficult night on Friday as they suffered a second consecutive defeat against the Adirondack Thunder at Cool Insuring Arena. After an opening goal by Troy Josephs, the Thunder rattled off six straight including four on the power play, as ...

Jazz Dominate Cavaliers

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 15 rebounds and the Utah Jazz cruised to a 115-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Royce O’Neale added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds in ...

Pens Beat Coyotes In Overtime

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan did not like his team’s effort in a loss to San Jose earlier this week. A parade to the penalty box in the first period did not lift his mood. A dominating second period and a big goal from Phil Kessel had Sullivan feeling a lot ...

Bonus Points Are Key at OVACs

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WHEELING — Bonus points are always big in wrestling tournaments. That’s why the good teams rise to the top of those events. Beaver Local, Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park all recorded 10 pins during a rapid first night of the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck ...

Wheeling Park, St.C. Hope to Hold on to Crowns

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WHEELING — When it comes to swimming invitationals, the OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championship always provides prep swim fans with exciting races. That will certainly be the case again when the swimmers get in the pool Saturday morning at Brooke High School as Meet Director Bill Brubaker ...

Toppers Hold Off Cavaliers

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WEST LIBERTY — Sophomore Audrey Tingle entered the West Liberty women’s basketball program with the reputation of a pass-first point guard and did little to dispel that label during her rookie season. But Tingle is stepping up her offensive output and it’s making the Hilltoppers a heckuva ...

WLU Men Get Past UVa-Wise

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WEST LIBERTY — It’s not often a coach walks away disappointed after watching his club shoot 50 percent from the floor and score 100-plus points. But that was the position No. 9 West Liberty’s Ben Howlett found himself in Thursday night at the ASRC following a 108-93 victory against ...

Canary Wins 2nd McCoy Award

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LOST CREEK — Now that the most difficult season of his high school career is going on eight months in the rear view mirror, Freddy Canary can be reflective. “I couldn’t catch a break all season. I was just hurt from the start. Sickness, injuries. It was not the season that I wanted,” ...

Sommer Hits Game-Winner For Bridgeport

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WOLFHURST — It was cold and wet outside Bridgeport High School on Thursday night. But inside, it was “Sommertime.” Angela Sommer, the Bulldogs’ senior point guard, dropped in a layup with 3.8 seconds left that lifted the hosts to a thrilling 56-54 come-from-behind triumph against ...

Magnolia Earns 10th Win

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SISTERSVILLE — Aquera Cabral was unstoppable behind the 3-point arc as she cashed in on six to compile 20 points as Magnolia defeated Tyler Consolidated, 55-42. Kyndra Pilant posted a game-high 21 points for the Blue Eagles (10-2). For the Silver Knights (6-7), Josey Jones compiled a ...