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Cameron’s Walker Defies All Odds

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CAMERON—The Bethany girls’ basketball team is getting an outstanding athlete next year in Cameron’s Courtney Walker, but perhaps her biggest attribute is her determination. This past September, the Dragons’ senior dislocated her knee before her final season of basketball had even ...

Maroon Knights Secure Victory Over Patriots

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WHEELING—Wheeling Central coach Kevin Maloney handed out three game balls following Thursday’s Wheeling Island showdown with rival Wheeling Park, but there is no question that it was a team win. Eight different players recorded goals for the Maroon Knights, who claimed their fourth ...

Linsly Swimmers Named Academic All-Americans

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WHEELING — Bill Brubaker is a legend in the swimming ranks. He owns more Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships than any other coach — regardless of the sport. The interesting thing about the Linsly coach, is that he’s accomplished these feats at an institution that is known more ...

Pirates Fall To Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ball over seven innings to lead the ...

WLU Spring Game Set For Saturday

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WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University football team will close out spring drills on Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at West Family Stadium. The controlled scrimmage is set for a 1 p.m. start and veteran coach Roger Waialae knows exactly what he wants to see. “Like ...

Cameron’s Gray Signs With WLU

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Cameron’s track standout Peri Gray recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. Gray is a three-year letterwinner in track, four-year letterwinner in basketball and a letterwinner in softball with the Dragons. Gray has been a ...

WPWGC Holds Spring Banquet

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The Wheeling Park Women’s Golf Club held its Spring Banquet recently at the Wheeling Park Stone Room. In attendance were 32 members. The 2018 member’s handbook was dedicated in honor of the association’s dear golfing friend and member, Twila Toohill, who passed away Feb. 24. The WPWGC is ...

NFL Schedules Released For 2018 Season

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the ...

Browns GM Keeping Draft Plans Private

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He’s not tipping his hand. “You know,” Dorsey said, “a man once told me: Don’t show all your cards ...

Capitals Even Series With Blue Jackets

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece. Tom Wilson and Alexander ...

Embiid Scores 23 as 76ers Top Heat, 128-108

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — A masked Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut, Marco Belinelli and Dario Saric each added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round ...

Wheeling Park Defeats Brooke

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WHEELING—The road to the OVAC 5A Championship game will go through Wheeling Park. The Patriots clinched the No. 1 seed in the OVAC 5A tournament on Wednesday with a 10-2 victory over Brooke at Patriot Field. The win potentially sets up a rematch with University in the semifinals on ...

River Secures  Victory Over Cameron

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MOUNDSVILLE — River softball Coach Dave Wright admits that his team is still very young and still not only learning the game at the high school level, but learning to be aggressive. Wednesday afternoon his Lady Pilots got a crash course on being aggressive and taking advantage of what the ...

St. Clairsville Survives Wheeling Central, 4-3

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When two of the premier high school softball teams — and pitchers — meet, fans can expect a good, exciting game. That’s what those attending Wednesday’s game between Wheeling Central and St. Clairsville were treated to. The Red Devils (12-0) remained the only ...

Penguins Crush Flyers to Take 3-1 Series Lead

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PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination. Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!” Crosby ...

Pirates Take Down Rockies, 10-2

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PITTSBURGH — David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse during spring training, one that focused more on creating a greater sense of urgency and accountability when things go awry. Given a rare start with his club facing the prospect of ...

Garcia Feeling At Home In Texas Open

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident. He made his PGA Tour debut as a pro in 1999 at the Byron Nelson Classic and caused an immediate sensation with the gallery outside Dallas when he made eight birdies in 15 holes and had ...

LeBron Scores 46, Cavaliers Hold Off Pacers

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game ...

Wheeling Central Powers Past Linsly

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WHEELING—Wheeling Central coach Kevin Maloney challenged his team at halftime to play the game the right way. The Maroon Knights followed his instructions and saw the results he was hoping for. They reeled off four goals in just over six minutes to begin the second half and ran away with a ...

TMPW Xplorers Changing AAU in Valley

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WHEELING — When Dave Wojcik decided he and his family were ready to return to the Ohio Valley roughly a year ago, he did so with a plan already in place. Building an AAU organization from scratch was always something he saw himself doing in an effort to give back to the area that helped raise ...