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Bethany Falls In Season Opener to Ursinus, 35-13

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Bethany was dealt a 35-13 season-opening loss by Ursinus in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Patterson Field. Offensively, the Bison were led by sophomore running back Raekwon Wright, who ended the game with 66 yards rushing on 13 carries with a touchdown. He ...

No. 1 Alabama Takes Down No. 3 Florida State

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Alabama defense turned in a dominating performance, the Florida State special teams endured a terrible night, and one of the most anticipated opening games in college football history went to the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Damien Harris ran for a touchdown and blocked a ...

Chasing Ice Is a Must-See

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Chasing Ice is the best and most important documentary you’ve probably never seen or even heard of. Period. For years I’ve been debating climate change with deniers who simply will not listen to science or reason. My best strategy has been to ask them to google aerial photographs of ...

Pirates Defeat Reds, 5-0

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Jordan Luplow picked up the first two hits of his career, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night. Luplow beat out an infield single in the second for ...

Federer Looks Back At Best In Straight-Sets Win at Open

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NEW YORK — This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the U.S. Open. Federer’s back looked just fine, his movement precise, his strokes absolutely on-point. It all added up to a ...

Linsly Hangs On To Beat Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — There were enough turnovers at the Dave Bruney Football Complex on Friday night to fill a bake shop. The homestanding Martins Ferry Purple Riders and the Linsly Cadets combined for nine giveaways, including three in the first 80 seconds and eight in the first half. Ferry, ...

Partridge Sets Record

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Quarterback Patrick Mirandy put visiting Magnolia ahead for good on a 55-yard quarterback keeper Friday night in the first quarter, but senior tailback Hunter Partridge stole the show as the Blue Eagles ran through Williamstown en route to a 45-30 triumph. “It felt pretty ...

Hess Paces JM ‘W’

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FROSTBURG, Md. — John Marshall coach Rick Goodrich let senior standout Dereck Hess know early in the week that he would be lining up at tailback going forward. Mountain Ridge never saw it coming. Hess carried 35 times for 183 yards and four touchdowns and the Monarchs (1-1) jumped out 28-0 ...

Mistakes Cost Park In 1st Loss

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BRIDGEPORT — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty knows that when playing at Bridgeport, you must play your best in order to come out with a victory. Unfortunately for the Patriots, some uncharacteristic mistakes and penalties put them in a hole in the first half. Wheeling Park also gave up a ...

Cameron Stomps Hundred

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CAMERON — With flooding wiping out their field and taking most of their equipment, Hundred’s football team has suffered through a rough summer and beginning to its 2017 season. Just two games into the regular season, the Hornets are a team with a limited number of players and resources, ...

Tyler Consolidated Wins a Nail Biter vs. Doddridge

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SISTERSVILLE—The first half was not ideal for Tyler Consolidated, but a motivated group of Silver Knights took the field in the second half and battled their way to a 33-27 victory in their 2017 home-opener over Doddridge County on Friday night. Tyler only managed one first down in the ...

Big Red Wears Down Mohigans

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MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown Mohigans were able to hang with Steubenville Big Red for a half, but that was it as the Big Red power run game overwhelmed Morgantown in the second half and Steubenville turned a narrow 6-0 halftime lead into a commanding 28-6 victory. “Our kids kept fighting ...

Shadyside Has Its Way With Monroe

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WOODSFIELD — Sometimes looking strictly at the stat sheet doesn’t tell an entire story. As it pertains to Shadyside’s visit to Monroe Central on Friday, the numbers don’t lie. The Tigers did basically whatever they wanted offensively en route to 476 yards, 27 first downs. ...

Harrison Central Wins Buckeye 8 Golf Title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE—Harrison Central claimed the Buckeye 8 tournament with a score of 696, while St. Clairsville shot a 718. Clint Heavilin carded a 168, Cameron McIntosh followed with a 172 and Cruz Capers added a 179 for the Huskies. Brendan Vucelich recorded a 159 for the Red Devils and ...

Duvall Leads Reds to 7-3 Victory vs. Bucs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in two runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Duvall broke the game open in the first inning with a two-run single off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. He singled and scored in the third and reached on a ...

Bryant, Bell to Play Week 1

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant’s long journey back to the NFL is over. So is Le’Veon Bell’s extended vacation. Two of the most dynamic components of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ high-powered offense are good to go as the season opener approaches. The NFL on Friday granted Bryant ...

Shapovalov Is Shining at Open

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — So, Denis Shapovalov, do tell: It can’t really be the case that 18-year-olds like yourself never get tired, right? “No, it’s true. We don’t,” the Canadian joked Friday after becoming the youngest man to reach the U.S. ...

West Liberty Holds Off Urbana in Opener

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WEST LIBERTY – The West Liberty football team is finished talking about last season’s inability to finish. But it was difficult to totally put those issues to bed as Urbana, down three, was driving late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s Mountain East Conference opener on Russek ...

Brooke Rallies Past John Marshall in Boys’ Soccer

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GLEN DALE—John Marshall played flawless defense during the first half of Thursday’s match, but the powerful Brooke offense proved to be too much in the second as the Bruins rallied for a 4-2 road victory. Brooke (3-2-1) controlled possession throughout the majority of the first half but ...

Oglebay Is Seeking The Average Joe

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WHEELING — There is an old adage that goes, “perception is reality.” Whether that is true or not in the case of Oglebay Park, one man who is out to change that so-called perception is Danny Ackerman. A Wheeling native, Ackerman became the general manager of golf operations in April. ...