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State Berth Important for Young

WHEELING — As a rule, Mike Young never makes things about himself. It’s just not the way the Wheeling Central football coach chooses to do business. All that being said, Saturday’s 42-14 victory at Bishop Schmitt Field that sent the Maroon Knights back to the Super Six state football ...

Nailers Home Point Streak Ended

WHEELING – All good things eventually come to an end, even when a team probably did enough to win. That was the case for the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday night at WesBanco Arena. Nick Saracino scored his first two goals of the season including the game-winner at 11:57 of the third period as ...

Oklahoma Downs WVU

NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns after being punished for directing a lewd gesture toward the Kansas bench last week, and Oklahoma routed West Virginia 59-31 on Saturday to maintain its momentum heading into the Big 12 Championship game. Mayfield was ...

No Defense For Mayfield

NORMAN, Okla. – Defenseless. Oklahoma took advantage of a WVU defense that had more holes than a sieve Saturday at Gaylord Family/Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to hand the Mountaineers a 59-31 setback in the regular season finale for both teams. Unranked West Virginia (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) made the ...

No. 8 Ohio State Defeats Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dwayne Haskins did what Ohio State quarterbacks have been doing for more than a decade. He beat Michigan. The latest victory, though, came with a bizarre twist. Haskins replaced injured star J.T. Barrett and led the eighth-ranked Buckeyes from behind to beat the ...

Youthful WJU Volleyball Team Primed for Regional

WHEELING — It has become a rite of late fall: Wheeling Jesuit University winning the conference volleyball championship. The youthful Cardinals captured their fifth straight Mountain East Conference net title last weekend, downing rival West Liberty in the finals at the McDonough Center. ...

No. 23 WVU Takes On Missouri for AdvoCare Title

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No. 23 West Virginia (5-1) hasn’t had a lot of success at the AdvoCare Invitational (formerly known as the Old Spice Classic) nor has it tasted much when it comes to tonight’s 9:30 p.m. championship game foe Missouri — dropping two of its three previous meetings ...

Kelly Back, Riley Out As Coaching Season Spins

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Chip Kelly is back, Mike Riley is out and Scott Frost is a wanted man. College football’s silly season went into overdrive Saturday as UCLA announced it had hired Kelly, the former Oregon coach, and Nebraska fired Riley within about 15 ...

Steelers Go For Six in A Row

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Mike McCarthy grew up in Pittsburgh and the roots still run deep for the longtime Green Bay Packers coach. Sunday night’s visit to Heinz Field against the AFC North-leading Steelers will be a homecoming of sorts for McCarthy and several ...

More Books for the Holidays

Two weeks ago I recommended some books as holiday gifts, but I ran out of space to include my entire list. As promised, here are a few more that would make great additions to any nature lover’s library. The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl by Richard Crossley, Paul Baicich, Jessie Barry ...

Auburn Defeats Alabama in Iron Bowl, 26-14

AUBURN, Ala. — Jarrett Stidham and No. Auburn dominated top-ranked Alabama 26-14 Saturday, earning a berth in next week’s Southeastern Conference title game. The Tigers quarterback passed for 237 yards and ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown to set up a rematch with No. 7 Georgia in the ...

Kelly Back, Riley Out As Coaching Season Spins

Chip Kelly is back, Mike Riley is out and Scott Frost is a wanted man. College football’s silly season went into overdrive Saturday as UCLA announced it had hired Kelly, the former Oregon coach, and Nebraska fired Riley within about 15 minutes of each other, closing one high-profile search ...

Crosby, Kessel Carry Pens Past Lightning, 5-2

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel came through for the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby and Kessel each scored twice and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night to end a season-high three-game losing streak. Tristan Jarry, making his first home start, ...

San Antonio Gets Victory Over Charlotte, 106-86

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Charlotte Hornets to 37 percent shooting in a 106-86 victory on Saturday night. Rudy Gay added 15 points for the Spurs, who snapped Charlotte’s three-game home ...

WVU Women Win Paradise Jam

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — MVP Teana Muldrow had 23 points and 11 rebounds and West Virginia won the Paradise Jam Island Division with a 79-61 win over Virginia Tech. Chania Ray had five 3-pointers for 17 points and Naomi Davenport 15 points as all five starters scored in double figures and ...

Steubenville Advances To State Championship

AKRON — Steubenville drove past the Pro Football Hall of Fame Friday on its way to InfoCision Stadium. Next Saturday, Big Red will stop at the hall, hit the turf at Tom Benson Stadium and compete for the Ohio Division IV championship. Big Red, thanks to a huge second half comeback, is in ...

Mountaineers Look to Upset No. 4 Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. — The task is an enormous one. Vegas has you picked to lose by three to four touchdowns. And, you don’t have your starting quarterback. Why, then, does players and coaches from unranked West Virginia (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) still believe they can go into Gaylord Family/Oklahoma ...

West Virginia Crushes UCF

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins called out his team after the opening round of the Advocare Invitational. It definitely sunk in. James Bolden scored 17 points, Jevon Carter had 16 and No. 23 West Virginia quickly responded after surviving an upset scare one day ...

Bellaire Girls Takes Down Barnesville in Season Opener

BARNESVILLE — After watching his team’s 14-point lead shrink to four by halftime Friday night, Bellaire coach John Farrier knew the first few minutes of the second half were going to be crucial. The Big Reds heeded the advice Farrier rendered at the break, fashioning an 11-4 run to begin ...

Bruins Defeat Penguins, 4-3

BOSTON — After letting a pair of two-goal leads slip away in the second period, the Boston Bruins got the break they needed early in the third and put an end to the rallies. David Pastrnak scored on a breakaway 5:06 into the third period, snapping a 3-all tie and giving Boston the lead for ...