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Koenning To Take Over As DC for ’Eers

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MORGANTOWN — It didn’t take WVU coach Neal Brown long to quell one of the many questions surrounding ‘his’ West Virginia University football team. Just who would be his choice to head the Mountaineers’ prevent unit? “On the football side, offensively, you all know my ...

West Liberty Men Eclipse 100 Yet Again

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WEST LIBERTY — Ben Howlett has maintained since preseason that his West Liberty men’s basketball team will continue to get better as the year unfolds. That’s got to be a scary proposition for future opponents. The 12th-ranked Hilltoppers (10-2 overall, 6-1 Mountain East Conference) put ...

Toppers Roll Yellow Jackets

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WEST LIBERTY — When Marissa Brown was summoned to the West Liberty bench with roughly four minutes remaining in Thursday night’s 100-74 rout of West Virginia State at the ASRC, it looked as though it wasn’t meant to be. ‘‘I did not know,’’ Hilltoppers coach Kyle Cooper said. ...

Eagles Soar Past Cardinals

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit had no answer for the University of Charleston’s Drew Rackley on Thursday night. The junior guard was spot-on as he led the Golden Eagles to a 91-74 victory over the Cardinals at the McDonough Center on the Campus of Wheeling Jesuit. Rackley finished with 37 ...

Charleston Shuts Down WJU Women

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WHEELING—The Wheeling Jesuit women’s team picked the wrong night to have its poorest shooting performance of the season. As the No. 25-ranked University of Charleston came into Thursday’s game sitting at the top of the Mountain East Conference, the Cardinals shot just 14.3 percent from ...

Philly Has St. Nick But New Orleans Has Lots of Saints

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The Philadelphia Eagles have St. Nick, and he hasn’t let them down in the clutch. The problem on Sunday is that New Orleans has a lot of Saints — and a stronger team. Nick Foles has been nothing short of superb in replacing Carson Wentz, first in the 2017 season when he guided Philly to ...

Blue Jackets Beat Predators in OT

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored his second goal of the night 1:22 into overtime to lift Columbus past Nashville, 4-3. Panarin won it on a 4-on-3 power play. Boone Jenner also had two goals, and Zach Werenski had a pair of assists for the Blue Jackets in the 600th career coaching ...

Wade Scores 19 In Miami Victory

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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 19 points, Josh Richardson added 18 and the Miami Heat connected on a season-high 18 3-pointers on the way to beating the Boston Celtics 115-99 on Thursday night. Derrick Jones Jr. scored 14 points, and Justise Winslow finished with 13 points and a ...

Stoner Scores 1,000th Point in Bellaire Win

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BELLAIRE — It was over early inside the ‘House of Champions’ at Bellaire High School Thursday evening. The homestanding Big Reds scored the game’s first 10 points and, outside of a brief lapse in the second quarter, never looked back en route to claiming a convincing 68-35 repeat ...

Buckeye Local Outlasts Linsly on the Mats in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Despite a low number of wrestlers, Linsly was able to give Buckeye Local all it could handle Wednesday night inside the Stifel Fieldhouse. After falling behind 24-0, a Cadets rally fell short as the Panthers emerged with a 36-31 victory. The 106, 113 and 120 weight classes were ...

Abernathy, Wheeling Park Roll By Monarchs

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WHEELING — John Marshall Coach Brock Melko had a plan coming into Wednesday night’s key girls’ basketball clash against fellow West Virginia big-school power, and arch-rival Wheeling Park. That plan was to slow down Patriots’ sharp-shooter Shanley Woods and do all the things that have ...

Steubenville Roughs Up Park

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STEUBENVILLE — With the 66th annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck wrestling tournament looming next week inside downtown Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena, a pair of traditional powerhouses collided in dual-meet action Wednesday night. Steubenville, ranked No. 8 in Division II in the ...

McKivitz Will Stay in School

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MORGANTOWN — Colton McKivitz has never been one to leave a task uncompleted. That’s exactly the mindset that led him to the decision to return to West Virginia University for his final season of eligibility, instead of entering his name into this spring’s NFL Draft. McKivitz, who ...

WVU Coughs Up Big Lead

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Barry Brown had repeatedly driven down the right side of the lane for buckets, or at the very least a foul, helping Kansas State slowly emerge from a 21-point second-half hole against West Virginia. So with the game on the line in the final minute, was there any question ...

Gittings, Travis Lift Bears Past Cadets

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as it galloped to a 67-46 victory over Linsly Wednesday night at the Golden Bear Fieldhouse. The Golden Bears offense was clicking, and the defense made stops, creating 16 turnovers. The difference in the game was ...

Despite Injury, Wilson Enjoys Returning Home

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COLUMBUS — It’s not the way Tariq Wilson had it scripted out. The Steubenville High School graduate and N.C. State 133-pound redshirt sophomore was returning to his home state for the first time since he stunned the nation in finishing third at the 2018 NCAA Division I national Tournament ...

Forsberg, Preds Stop Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to ...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks Take Down Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP)—Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and a season-high 21 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand a 42-point performance from James Harden and beat the Houston Rockets 116-109 on Wednesday night. In a matchup of the two front-runners for MVP, Harden and his teammates were ...