Sports

Dragons Shut Out Cee-Bees

Top Sports

BLACKSVILLE — Coach Scott Holt and his Cameron football team brought a business-like attitude to the football field Friday night. The Dragons stepped off the bus and went straight to work as they rolled to a 50-0 victory against host Clay-Battelle. The win clinches a third consecutive ...

McCool’s Five TDs Lift John Marshall Over Brooke

Top Sports

WELLSBURG — Before Friday night’s battle against rival John Marshall, Brooke coach Mac McLean felt like the Monarchs might just come out and “hammer the ball” at his team all night long. Unfortunately knowing what the other team is planning doesn’t always mean that you can do ...

St. Clairsville Clinches Playoff Berth

Top Sports

MORRISTOWN — It’s hard to predict a game’s outcome based on one drive. Unless it was Friday night’s encounter between St. Clairsville and Union Local. The Jets won the opening toss, accepted the ball and marched to the Red Devils 15 with a solid mix of run and pass. However, St. C. ...

Red Riders Defeat Wildcats

Top Sports

WEIRTON — Weir scored twice and held a 13-point lead before Edison ran its first offensive play in a 47-15 victory on senior night Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Red Riders (6-2) won the coin toss and elected to kick off. Reed Reitter’s boot was mishandled and recovered by senior ...

Big Red Takes Down Erie

Top Sports

By ED LOOMAN For The Intelligencer STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville ran its win streak to seven Friday, thanks to a 31-16 hard-fought victory over Erie, Pa., inside Harding Stadium. Junior tailback Tayveon Crawford had another monster game for Steubenville, Ohio’s fourth-ranked Division IV ...

Establishing the Run ‘Critical’ For West Virginia’s Success

Top Sports

MORGANTOWN — It has become more and more evident as the season has unwound that No. 6 West Virginia’s chances for maintaining its unbeaten record (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) and challenging for a first Big 12 Conference title and a spot in the College Football Playoff rest on its ability to build and ...

Milwaukee Takes Game 1 Of NLCS, 6-5

Top Sports

MILWAUKEE — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain. It’s not often that reliever hits a home run. Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs. Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee’s normally shutdown ...

MEC Coaches Put West Liberty Men at No. 1

Top Sports

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The West Liberty men’s basketball team was picked No. 1 Friday when the Mountain East Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll. Ranked No. 1 nationally in the Street & Smith’s/Sporting News College Basketball Yearbook’s preseason NCAA Division II ...

WLU Women Receive A First-Place Vote

Top Sports

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The West Liberty women’s basketball team was one of five teams to receive at least one first-place vote Friday when the Mountain East Conference coaches released their annual preseason poll. Coach Kyle Cooper’s Lady Hilltoppers picked up one first-place vote and 93 ...

Chase For Kelly Literally Begins Anew for Nailers

Top Sports

WHEELING — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the direction the Wheeling Nailers have elected to go as they get set to open the 2018-19 regular season at 7 on Saturday night inside The Scope against the Norfolk Admirals. New coach? Check. Mike Bavis is in the building New ...

Wheeling Park Boys Spoil Senior Night at Weir

Top Sports

WEIRTON — The Weir boys’ soccer team struggled against Wheeling Park on Senior Night. The Patriots scored less than three minutes into the match and never looked back en route to a 7-0 victory Thursday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. “We knew what we were coming into,” first-year Weir coach ...

Kessel’s HT Lifts Penguins

Top Sports

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal. Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second period ...

Eagles Blast East Rival Giants

Top Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — All the Philadelphia Eagles needed to get over their Super Bowl hangover was a little more urgency, some big plays — and a timely game against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their ...

West Liberty Football Takes to Road to Face Glenville

Top Sports

GLENVILLE — The injury report was nearly as important as the scouting report this week as the West Liberty University football team prepared for Saturday’s trip to Glenville State. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Morris Stadium. The Hilltoppers (2-4 overall, 2-4 Mountain East Conference) ...

Pac-12 Needs Huskies to Win

Top Sports

If the Pac-12 wants to maximize its damaged hopes of placing a team in the College Football Playoff, No. 7 Washington needs to beat No. 17 Oregon on Saturday. The Huskies (5-1, 3-0) and Ducks (4-1, 1-1) meet in Eugene, Oregon, in a game that could go a long way to determining which team wins ...

Watt’s Fast Start Triggers a Blitzburgh Rebirth

Top Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — T.J. Watt is not trying to match his older brother sack for sack. Honest. It’s just sort of happening that way for the second-year Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, whose six quarterback takedowns through the first five weeks of the season have him tied with Cincinnati ...

Browns Defense Gets Turnovers at Fast Pace

Top Sports

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes invented the turnover chain. The Browns borrowed that idea. They’ve been stealing everything else lately. With eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles in just five games, Cleveland’s defense leads the NFL with 15 takeaways — two more than ...

Nailers Announce Hall of Fame Class

Top Sports

WHEELING — Season Ticket holders were treated to a number of ‘‘scoops’’ Wednesday night at various points inside WesBanco Arena. The Wheeling Nailers held a Black vs. Gold Scrimmage for fans to get a chance to see in person what mostly is the product Coach Mike Bavis will take to ...

Murray Sets New Record

Top Sports

WHEELING — The honors continue to mount for Adam Murray. Wheeling Central’s talented two-way gridder enjoyed a superb sophomore season, both individually and team-wise. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder was accorded the Sam Huff Award, emblematic of the state’s best defensive player. His ...

Maroon Knights Edge Linsly, 3-2

Top Sports

WHEELING — While the ending to the game was not what either team had in mind, Wheeling Central was able to celebrate its senior night with a victory against Linsly. The Cadets scored within the first three minutes of the game before Wheeling Central scored the next two goals en route to a 3-2 ...