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Park Makes Quick Work Of Red Riders

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WEIRTON — The Wheeling Park girls went on a big run midway through the first quarter and the first minute of the second and never looked back, downing Weir, 67-39, on Monday night inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Coach Ryan Young’s club applied their superior quickness on defense, ...

Brooke’s Robey Eyes Return Trip to State Meet

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WHEELING — The 500 freestyle is the longest event in swimming. While it will take the most time to finish, if Brooke’s Ethan Robey is participating, members of the audience may want to not take their eyes off the race, because with his speed in the pool, he will be on the final lap ...

Shaffer Steps Down as Park Duals Director

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WHEELING — Steve Shaffer had a vision back in 1990. It’s safe to say it was 20/20. Shaffer, a high school wrestling aficionado, wanted to see youth wrestlers in the Ohio Valley get more matches than they would at most tournaments. So, he came up with an idea — the Wheeling Park Duals ...

Wojciks Back In Wheeling For the CRC

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WHEELING — To get where you want to go in life, sometimes tough decisions and sacrifices have to be made. The Brothers Wojcik — Paxson and Denham — are prime examples. The sons of Wheeling Central graduate and current Michigan State assistant coach Doug Wojcik, Paxson and Denham ...

Foles Leads Eagles To Upset of Bears

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CHICAGO — Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL’s stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Chicago Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game. Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left ...

Chargers Hold Off Ravens

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BALTIMORE — The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens. Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and Los Angeles harassed and hounded Jackson during a 23-17 victory Sunday in the ...

Bama-Clemson IV for the Title

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday. Joint news conference, during which Swinney does most of the talking. Saban compliments Swinney’s Tigers. Swinney compliments Saban’s unprecedented run with the Crimson ...

Penguins’ Win Streak Snapped

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins’ winning streak at eight games. Strome scored seconds after a power-play expired, beating fallen goalie Casey DeSmith off a pass from ...

Brown Officially Hired as WVU’s 35th Football Coach

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MORGANTOWN — Moving with the speed of light, West Virginia University director of athletics Shane Lyons, in conjunction with WVU President E.Gordon Gee, has hired Troy University’s Neal Brown to become the school’s 35th head football coach. “I am excited that Neal Brown and his family ...

Wheeling Park Rolls To Last Man Standing Title

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SHADYSIDE — The Wheeling Park wrestling team has two big weeks ahead of it with dual meets at Steubenville and Oak Glen before the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Tournament. First-year head coach Brian Leggett knew his Patriots needed some fine tuning before those ...

John Marshall Wins Cameron Invitational

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CAMERON — After an impressive showing at the Park Duals on Dec. 28-29, John Marshall went right back to business and started the new calendar year with a bang. The Monarchs qualified three wrestlers to the championship round as they secured first place with 209.5 points at the Cameron ...

Wheeling Central Falls in CRC at WesBanco Arena  

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WHEELING — It’s almost become expected that Wheeling Central is going to put forth one of its best efforts of the season in the annual Cancer Research Classic. Many times, however, through its now 13 appearances in the event, not even that type of effort is enough for victory because of ...

Magnolia Stuns Paden City

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PADEN CITY — Trevor Williamson is not known for his size, but Saturday night the Magnolia freshman stood tall. The 5-foot-8 guard netted all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter, which included four 3-pointers that helped Magnolia rally from an eight-point deficit and emerge with a 69-60 ...

Wheeling Central grad Stein Gains Special Honor

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WHEELING — A new year was ushered in Tuesday. Kurt Stein, however, will always have special memories from 2018. The Wheeling Central product guided Oakdale High to a sparkling 13-0 season en route to the Maryland Class 2A state football championship last month. Stein was hired as the ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Fort Frye Downs JM Boys in Moundsville

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Fort Frye 58, John Marshall 54 MOUNDSVILLE — Mickey Reilly scored 18 points, but John Marshall fell to Fort Frye. Sean Fitzpatrick tallied 12 points for the Monarchs while Tyler Sadoski delivered 10. Union Local 80, Barnesville 75 BARNESVILLE — Cal Kildow set a school record for ...

No. 1 La Lumiere Prevails

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WHEELING — The showdown between numbers one and four in the country had a similar ending to their first meeting. No. 1 La Lumiere used a late flurry of 3-pointers in the waning moments of the third quarter to open a 51-32 lead, which was too much for No. 4 Montverde to overcome. The Lakers ...

Engle, Repella Will Represent 2000s in OVAC HOF

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BELLAIRE — The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Famers will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 17. Today, the first two members of the Class of 2019 are being announced by the Hall of Fame Committee. Representing the decade of the 2000s are Fort Frye’s Tyler Engle and ...

Indianapolis Ousts Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) — A year ago at this time Andrew Luck was at home struggling with an injured shoulder that cost him the entire season. On Saturday he wrote a happy ending to the latest chapter of his comeback season, throwing for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts raced ...

Dallas Tops Seattle in NFC

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys hung on for a 24-22 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. The playoff win by the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and ...