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Magnolia Stuns Paden City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Texas Handles West Virginia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Matt Coleman scored 17 points, Dylan Osetkowski had 14, and both made critical plays as Texas defeated West Virginia 61-54 on Saturday night. Coleman, with the shot clock about to expire, hit a step-back 3-pointer from the right corner to give Texas a 59-54 lead with ...

Jokic Scores Season-High 39 as Nuggets Top Hornets

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, reserve Paul Millsap added 18 and the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets knocked off the Charlotte Hornets 123-110 on Saturday for their 10th straight home victory. At 26-11, the Nuggets are off to ...

Wagner, Backes Score in Bruins’ 2-1 Win Vs. Sabres

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner had an extra reason to smile when he scored a goal after his first one was disallowed. “My grandfather passed away yesterday morning, so this was a special game for me. Maybe he was watching out for me, having the puck follow me around,” the forward said after ...

Nailers Smash Walleye, 8-2

TOLEDO, OHIO — The Wheeling Nailers had their most dominant performance of the season, and it came in front of a sellout crowd of 8,117 fans at Huntington Center. Alex Rauter and Yushiroh Hirano both scored twice, Troy Josephs and Zac Lynch had four-point nights, and Cedric Lacroix picked up ...

Wheeling Park Falls To Moon at CRC, 63-50

WHEELING — Wheeling Park had a lot to be pleased with when it went into the locker room for halftime during the opening game of the 12th annual Cancer Research Classic Friday afternoon. After all, the Patriots had shot 53 percent, taken care of the ball, controlled the glass and, most ...

Golden Bears Rally Past John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE —Following a two-game losing streak, Oak Glen’s star players — Sean Smith and Ethan Travis — knew the key to getting back to their winning ways was on the defensive end. Friday against John Marshall and facing a halftime deficit, the two put the Golden Bears on their ...

Updated: WVU Makes it Official: Neal Brown is Next Football Coach

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University made it official shortly after 10 a.m. today: Neal Brown is the next head football coach. The move comes only two days after former Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen was officially hired by the University of Houston. The 38-year-old Brown is one of six ...

St. Clairsville Defeats Ferry

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While Ryan Clifford is pleased with the high scores his St. Clairsville boys’ basketball team has put up thus far in his initial season as head coach, Friday night he was all smiles when talking about the defense his Red Devils played, especially at crunch time. Logan ...

Mike Bavis Is Building a Winner With Wheeling

WHEELING — As far as late starts go, Mike Bavis probably couldn’t have gotten a later one. Hired in early August after Mark Dennehy left for the AHL only a month into his Wheeling Nailers tenure, Bavis eagerly hopped on board. If that late start was the only concern it would be one thing. ...

Penguins Push Streak to Eight

PITTSBURGH — The puck fluttered into the air and Matt Cullen turned away so he wouldn’t get smacked in the face. Too bad. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward missed his fourth — and unlikeliest — goal of the season, one that helped propel Cullen’s surging team to a 4-0 victory over ...