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Meadowbrook Edges Shadyside

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By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer BYESVILLE — The many fans who arrived at Meadowbrook on Friday night came looking for a football game. Instead, a track meet broke out before their very eyes. The homestanding Colts and Shadyside turned in a game that featured all sorts of offensive ...

Indians’ AL Record Win Streak Stopped at 22

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations. Their historic winning streak is, well, history. Cleveland had its AL record run stopped at 22 straight games on Friday night as the Indians were beaten ...

Gibson Looking for Improved Secondary Play

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By JIM BUTTA For The Intelligencer MORGANTOWN — Don’t tell senior linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton that he and his defensive teammates will have an easy time at noon today when West Virginia (1-1) entertains FCS member Delaware State (0-2). “That is our goal every week,” Benton said. ...

St. Clairsville Beats Martins Ferry, 30-15

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By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer MARTINS FERRY — Teams that make the big plays usually come out on top. St. Clairsville did just that Friday night and Martins Ferry did not. The visiting Red Devils (3-1) had four touchdowns of 30 yards or longer as they won for the third straight week ...

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Wheeling Park’s Jacob Nickell 
delivers a shot during the 5A OVAC 
championship on Thursday at the Jones Course at Oglebay.

Wheeling Park Wins OVAC Title

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WHEELING—Jacob Nickell has been on the verge of winning an individual OVAC title since his freshman year but has come up just short. That was until Thursday. The Wheeling Park senior shot an incredible score of 67, 4- under-par, to earn medalist honors and lead the Patriots to a 5A OVAC ...

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Wheeling Central’s Derrick Harrison watches his fairway shot during the OVAC Championship Thursday.

Maroon Knights Claim 3-Peat

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WHEELING — Not even a new class could slow down the Wheeling Central golf program. After claiming back-to-back titles in Class 2A, the Maroon Knights bumped up to Class 3A for this school year and simply picked up where they left off. Wheeling Central — on the strength of two ...

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River’s Lukas Isaly (5) runs the ball against Magnolia on 
Thursday night.

Wagnild, River Run Over Magnolia, 35-21

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — When you think of River, you think of “The Lukas Isaly Show.” Thursday night against Magnolia, the Pilots senior had another spectacular performance, but it was much more than him. Drew Wagnild rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns, freshman Michael Johnston had two ...

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West Liberty’s Ian Kelly runs the ball as Charleston’s Jonte Pooler goes for the tackle.

West Liberty Edges Charleston

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WEST LIBERTY – It was a formula seldom used during Roger Waialae’s tenure as West Liberty’s football coach. Long known as an offensive guru, Waialae turned to the other side of the football against Charleston on Thursday night on Russek Field inside West Family Stadium. Dylan Miles’ ...

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Park’s Wilkinson Invited to Play In Blue-Grey Bowl

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WHEELING — Cross Wilkinson thought he had the tough decisions out of the way when he committed to the University of Toledo this summer. As it turns out, he and his family have another tough call coming when the calendar flips to 2018. The Wheeling Park quarterback has been selected to play ...

Cleveland Indians' Jay Bruce, center, celebrates with teammates after Bruce drove in the winning run with a double off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Brandon Maurer during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Cleveland Extends Streak to 22

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians added a walk-off win to a streak that has had everything. Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning as the Indians rallied for their 22nd straight win to extend their AL record, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night to move within four ...

Bell’s Bottom? Steelers RB Looking to Bounce Back

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PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell spent a portion of his lone day off this week learning the fine art of creating the perfect ice cream bar, a good-natured promotional stunt that poked a little fun at the Pro Bowl running back’s summer-long break from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Turns out, Bell’s ...

Watson, Houston Take Care of Cincinnati, 13-9

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By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI — Deshaun Watson ran 49 yards for a touchdown in his first NFL start and led the Houston Texans’ depleted offense to a late clinching field goal in a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Watson showed up in a black tuxedo ...

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Wheeling Park will play at Wheeling Island Stadium for first time this season when it welcomes the undefeated University Hawks.

Wheeling Park Patriots, University Hawks to Invade Wheeling Island

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WHEELING — After months of renovation, Wheeling Island Stadium opens back up for football Friday. And what a dandy for its first game. Wheeling Park and University are two of the top teams in West Virginia and this week’s game will go a long way in determining the pecking order in the ...

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The West Liberty Hilltoppers look to bounce back after suffering a loss to West Virginia Wesleyan last week.

West Liberty Looks To Rebound After Loss

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WEST LIBERTY — Coach Roger Waialae described it as feeling as though he was in the Twilight Zone. If it could go wrong for West Liberty’s football team last week at West Virginia Wesleyan, it most certainly did. A blocked punt for a touchdown. A punt return for a touchdown. A fumble ...

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Football Picture Is Brightening At Beallsville

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BEALLSVILLE — Football wins have been a scarce commodity in recent years at Beallsville. The Blue Devils’ grid program was on the verge of extinction two years ago, with no coach, no schedule and only a handful of grid hopefuls. Enter Larry Deem. When no one else had the courage to lead ...

Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, left, and Francisco Lindor celebrate a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians set the American League record with 21 consecutive wins. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Tribe Set AL Record; 21 in a Row

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CLEVELAND — For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland Indians have pieced together. A streak for the ages. Moving past the “Moneyball” Oakland ...

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese at home during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. Freese tried to score from third on a long fly ball hit Elias Diaz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers Down Bucs

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MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames hit his team-high 30th homer , Chase Anderson pitched effectively on three days’ rest and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 on Wednesday night. Center fielder Brett Phillips added two hits and three RBIs, and also threw out a runner at the plate ...

Bellaire Girls, Ferry Boys Secure Titles

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MORRISTOWN — One week ago, the Martins Ferry boys and Bellaire girls were celebrating their respective Buckeye 8 championship. The same teams can now claim the distinction of county champions, too. The Purple Riders and Big Reds fought off stiff challenges to win the Belmont County Cross ...

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Dawson Wear (21) and the Wheeling Central Maroon Knights look to snap their two-game losing skid when they welcome rival Williamstown to Bishop Schmitt Field.

Wheeling Central Still Seeking Victory No. 1

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WHEELING — In becoming two of West Virginia’s perennial Class A football powers through the years, both Williamstown and Wheeling Central have prided themselves on playing good fundamental football with few mistakes. However, early in the 2017 campaign, both the Yellowjackets and Maroon ...

Paden City Wildcats Welcome Bridgeport Bulldogs

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PADEN CITY—Someone is going to walk out of Berger Field on Friday night with their first win of the season as Paden City welcomes Bridgeport. The Wildcats (0-2) have suffered losses to Symmes Valley and Tygarts Valley early in the campaign and have also been hit by the injury bug, but head ...