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Park’s McCave Headed to WLU

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Wheeling Park standout lineman Ryan McCave recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. McCave was one of the big boys up front for Coach Chris Daugherty and helped protect and pave the way for a profilic offense during his ...

Linsly’s Hirt Signs With California, Pa.

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Linsly standout quarterback Wyatt Hirt recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at California University of Pennsylvania. Hirt had a solid season for the Cadets. Only playing in seven games because of injury, he completed 75 of 133 passes for 1,376 ...

Browns Sign Kareem Hunt

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns’ signing of Kareem Hunt once again shines a spotlight somewhere other than the team’s on-field performance. Hunt, who was released 2¢ months ago by Kansas City after a video surfaced showing the star running back pushing and kicking a woman, signed ...

WOTC to Host OVAC High School Tennis Kick-Off

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club will present the fifth annual OVAC high school kick-off on Saturday at the Wheeling Park Indoor Tennis Facility. All prospective OVAC players are invited to attend the three-hour event, which will run from 1-4 p.m. Participants are asked to ...

OVAC Boys’ Tourney Has Tough Act to Follow

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The Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls’ Basketball Championships concluded Saturday at Ohio University Eastern with four exciting finals filled with incredible performances. Congrats to University, Beaver Local, Bellaire, River and Beallsville on capturing titles. Now it’s your turn, fellas. ...

Harler Is Solid In WVU Loss

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MORGANTOWN — The first time West Virginia took on Texas, Moundsville native Chase Harler saw six minutes of action, going 0-for-1 from the floor and failing to score. That was not the case for the Wheeling Central Catholic standout and two-time West Virginia Gatorade Boys’ Basketball ...

No. 2 WVU Rifle Team Wins GARC Championship

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MORGANTOWN — Seniors Ginny Thrasher and Will Anti knew they were coming to a successful program when they elected to come to Morgantown four years ago to compete on the Mountaineers’ rifle team. As the wins continued to mount during their tenures with No. 2 West Virginia, their individual ...

Nailers’ First Trip to Maine Doesn’t Go as Planned

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Wheeling Nailers got one of each result from their three-game trip to New England. Unfortunately, Sunday afternoon was the regulation defeat, as the Nailers visited Portland, Maine for the first time. Terrence Wallin scored twice for the Maine Mariners, and despite a ...

Patriots’ Wood Inks With Charleston

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Wheeling Park standout lineman Dylan Wood recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at the University of Charleston. Wood was a three-year starter and was lauded with plenty of accolades for his time with the Patriots. Wood was a two-time all-state ...

Park’s Stakem to Catch Passes at UC

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Wheeling Park prolific wide receiver Jack Stakem recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at the University of Charleston. Stakem was a three-year starter and letterwinner for the Patriots. For his career, he had 104 catches for 1,496 yards and 18 ...

Central’s Mills Chooses West Liberty

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Wheeling Central standout lineman Dom Mills recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at West Liberty University. Mills played a big part this season in helping pave the way for a dominant rushing attack as the Maroon Knights captured the Class A state ...

Defense Keys Beallsville To OVAC 1A Title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The old saying is “defense wins championships.” That was true for Beallsville during Saturday’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships at Ohio University-Eastern. Beallsville held Madonna to one of its lowest outputs of the season, defeating the Blue ...

JM No Match For University

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — When John Marshall and University last met, the Hawks dominated the entire game on their way to a 32-point victory. After the first quarter of Saturday’s OVAC Class 5A championship at Ohio University-Eastern, it looked like this one was going to be much tighter. Then the ...

River Claims 2A Championship

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — River is not short on confidence. When a roster is loaded with seniors and experience, there’s no need to hit any type of panic buttons at any point. And that includes when the Pilots were down 11 early in the fourth quarter to top-seeded Shadyside on Saturday evening ...

Texas Takes Down WVU, 75-53

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MORGANTOWN — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time. Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53. Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the game to pick up its third win in the last ...

St. John’s Scripted Rich Athletic Tradition

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BELLAIRE — Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 may not mean much to many people, but it will be a date not soon forgotten by thousands in the Fighting Irish Nation. That is the day when the Diocese of Steubenville announced its intentions to pull the plug on St. John Central. The high school, established ...