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Red Alert: Gerard Wins First U.S. Gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men’s slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium. Kicking off the second day of full events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 17-year-old snowboarder ...

Crosby Nets His 400th Goal

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ST. LOUIS — Sidney Crosby got another milestone goal on Sunday. The puck went right to his dad. Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the St. Louis Blues for a 4-1 victory. Bryan Rust snapped a tie with a third-period tally and ...

Nailers Finally Solve Solar Bears in Morning Tilt

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ORLANDO — Since they came into the ECHL in 2012, the Orlando Solar Bears had been a thorn in the side of the Wheeling Nailers. That was until Sunday morning when the Nailers got the monkey off of their backs. Garrett Meurs and Riley Bourbonnais both scored twice, and were joined in the goal ...

Bowman Nabs Daytona Pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman put a familiar car atop the Daytona 500 leaderboard. Bowman won the pole for “The Great American Race” in his debut as the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by NASCAR rock star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt’s 17 ...

James, Cavs Spoil Celtics, Pierce’s Night

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BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James quieted a Celtics crowd that came to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday, finishing with 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to give new-look Cleveland a 121-99 victory over Boston in an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry’s heyday. And this time, ...

Wheeling Central Secures Third Title in Four Years

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Championships are, many times, earned down the stretch of games, with little things here or there making a difference. That’s what happened Saturday inside Ohio University Eastern’s Health and Physical Education Center as Wheeling Central claimed its third OVAC crown ...

Cameron Earns Initial Crown

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the first time, an OVAC basketball championship trophy has made its way to Cameron. Cameron jumped out to an 11-0 lead, then had to hang on against a game Beallsville squad, but the Dragons left Ohio University Eastern on Saturday as the OVAC Class 1A champions with a ...

Park. South Exacts Revenge

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — No one in the W.Va. Class AAA playoffs will be looking forward to seeing Parkersburg South when sectionals start rolling around in a few weeks. The Patriots have been on a roll, winners of 11 straight. The biggest victory of that run came Saturday at Ohio University ...

Cowboys Surprise W.Virginia

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MORGANTOWN — Road games against ranked teams don’t seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 ...

Early Foul Trouble Thwarts Ahmad

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MORGANTOWN — Junior Esa Ahmad’s fourth start of the season didn’t last very long for the Cleveland native as a pair of personal fouls in the first three minutes of No. 19 WVU’s home contest against Oklahoma State, sent the smooth-shooting forward to the bench for the final 17 minutes of ...

Cambridge Takes Down Buckeye Local for 4A Title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coming into Saturday afternoon’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A Girls Basketball championship game, Buckeye Local coach Tom Figurski embraced the underdog role. Cambridge more than demonstrated why it was the top seed and heavy favorite inside Ohio University ...

Pilots Claim First

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Though it defies the cliche, the fourth time was the charm for River. After coming up empty on its initial three trips to the championship game of the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championship, the Pilots broke through Saturday morning. Using a strong foul ...

Park Captures Regional

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WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park took University’s best shot Saturday, but withstood the challenge in defending their W.Va. Class AAA, Region I wrestling championship inside Brooke High School’s gymnasium. Coach Clay Tucker’s squad held a 30-point lead entering the championship finals, and ...

Parkersburg South Just Gets Past Wheeling Park

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WHEELING — Parkersburg South coach Mike Fallon knew that playing against Wheeling Park on its home floor wasn’t going to easy. He was right as the Patriots of Wood County found themselves in a battle in the first half while also having to hold off a valiant comeback by the Patriots of Ohio ...

Brilliant High Hall of Fame Names Initial Honorees

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BRILLIANT — The Blue Devil Nation will return to life this summer. Brilliant High consolidated with Smithfield High in 1972 to form Buckeye North High School. Eighteen years later, Buckeye North merged with Buckeye South and Buckeye West high schools to create the current Buckeye Local High ...

Johnson Sharing the Lead at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Three days of good golf, great weather and plenty of laughs has put Dustin Johnson in a tie for the lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Now it’s time for the No. 1 player to get to work. At stake on Sunday is a shot at his third victory at Pebble Beach ...

Charlotte Kalla Wins First Gold of Winter Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games a few hours before Lim Hyo-jun earned host country South Korea its first gold. In the first medal event of the Winter Olympics on Saturday, Kalla won the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon by ...

Defense Keys 22nd Win For No. 5 Hilltoppers

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CHARLESTON — The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team dominated the second half Saturday in pulling away to an 87-65 victory at the University of Charleston’s Wehrle Center. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (22-1, 17-1 MEC) got it done on defense against the ...

Satoransky Propels Wizards

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CHICAGO (AP) — Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-90 on Saturday night. Satoransky’s career night, though, was cut short. He fell hard to the court and hit his head after being fouled with 2Ç minutes ...

Patrick Arrives for The Initial ‘Danica Double’

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick watched drivers turn laps out of the corner of her eye. In her whirlwind preparation for the “Danica Double,” getting a car ready for the first event of the NASCAR season had not been a priority. But with practice running for Sunday’s ...