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Wheeling Jesuit Wins Inaugural Game

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WHEELING — A new era kicked off Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit University. For the first time in school history, the Cardinals football team suited up and raced on to Bishop Schmitt Field. Not only did the Cardinals compete on the gridiron for the first time, but they did so in triumphant ...

WVU Is Not Slowed By Weather

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MORGANTOWN — Dean Martin would have been right at home Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as the ‘weather outside was frightful, but the fire – make that game — was so delightful’ as No. 14 West Virginia moved to 2-0 with a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State. On a day made for ...

Sancomb Excited to Have Opportunity as a Vulcan

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WHEELING — Life can often times deliver some unexpected curveballs. Danny Sancomb was served up a huge one this past spring. The successful and affable Wheeling Jesuit University men’s basketball coach was unceremoniously relieved of those duties in May. His dismissal spawned a tidal ...

Bellaire Shaves Harrison, 14-7

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BELLAIRE — Despite four turnovers and a couple of costly penalties, Bellaire is still undefeated after three weeks of high school football action. The Big Reds used a strong running game and a staunch defense in posting a 14-7 victory over Harrison Central on Saturday at soggy Nelson ...

Buckeyes Roll Scarlet Knights

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw four touchdown passes and No. 4 Ohio State rolled to the 900th victory in program history, routing outmanned Rutgers 52-3 on Saturday. Johnnie Dixon grabbed two of Haskins’ scoring strikes, and backup quarterback Tate Martell added another ...

Notre Dame Gets Best Of Ball St.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fell on his sword after his eighth-ranked Fighting Irish struggled offensively against Ball State in what many assumed would be a tuneup game. “I obviously didn’t do a good enough job getting them up to play at the level they need to ...

Cleveland Seeks Closure With Victory Vs. Steelers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For the Cleveland Browns, winning the season opener against Pittsburgh could bring closure. The end of a 17-game losing streak. The first opening-week victory since 2004. More relief from the haunting memories of an 0-16 season. A new beginning for a franchise and fan base ...

Pirates Secure Fifth Straight

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell has homered in consecutive games following three days off. He doesn’t think it’s a coincidence. “I was able to kind of reflect a little bit,” Bell said. “Take a step back, watch some baseball, get some work done in the cages and get back to the ...

Osaka Wins U.S. Open Crown

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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title. The ...

Wheeling Central Cruises Past East Hardy

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WHEELING — After watching his team suffer a 47-7 mercy-rule defeat at the hands of West Virginia Class A No. 1 Wheeling Central on Friday night at Bishop Schmitt Field, East Hardy coach Devon Orndorff made no bones about it. The Maroon Knights (3-0), who are the defending state champions, are ...

John Marshall Improves to 3-0

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MOUNDSVILLE — In the blink of an eye John Marshall was in firm control of Friday night’s game at Monarch Stadium. Set up by a scrappy defense and outstanding field position, the Monarchs offense scored at will en route to a dominating 47-14 victory over Preston. John Marshall found the ...

Ritchea Has Big Day for Dragons

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WHEELING — Cameron coach Scott Holt was worried about Friday night’s game against Valley because of the Lumberjacks’ size up front. Andrew Ritchea helped ease Holt’s concerns. Again and again and again and again and again. Ritchea had the best game of the career and one of the best ...

Shadyside Routs Magnolia, 50-20

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SHADYSIDE — Any head coach wants to see his team improve from week to week. Shadyside’s Mark Holenka is no different. Friday night the veteran coach watched his squad excel on both sides of the ball in rolling to a stunning, 50-20 victory over visiting Magnolia on Fleming Field. The win ...

St. Clairsville Upends Meadowbrook

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BYESVILLE — Successful football — regardless of the level — has been built on the same recipe since the sport was founded. The majority of the ingredients include: run the football, take care of the football, control the line of scrimmage and play good defense. St. Clairsville placed ...

Steubenville Gets Victory Over St. Joseph

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STEUBENVILLE — Caleb Mitchell and David Tuttle ran for two touchdowns each Friday in Steubenville’s 40-19 victory over Canada Football North St. Joseph inside Harding Stadium. Clayton Criss, making his second start at quarterback, overcame a shaky start to throw for 306 yards and another ...

WVU Looks to Continue Winning Ways vs. YSU

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MORGANTOWN — No. 14 West Virginia will look to start the season 2-0 when the Mountaineers entertain FCS member Youngstown State University at 6 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. “First home games are always great,î” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I ...

Pittsburgh Beats Miami

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PITTSBURGH — Jordan Luplow hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, Josh Bell also had a two-run shot and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night. Kevin Kramer drove in his first career run with a two-out single in the seventh that made it ...

Wheeling Signs Veteran Isackson

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, announced their 17th player signing of the 2018 offseason. Wheeling has signed forward Christian Isackson to an ECHL contract. Isackson, 26, returns to North America after spending the last two seasons in Europe, suiting up for Gap HC in France and the ...

Brown Not Worried About Hard Feelings When Bell Returns

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn’t worried about hard feelings lingering whenever running back Le’Veon Bell decides to show up. Brown defended Bell on Friday after several teammates expressed frustration that the All-Pro has yet to sign his franchise ...

Djokovic, del Potro to Meet in Open Final

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NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that he’s dealt with off-and-on for years. The defending champion looked up at his guest box and indicated something was ...