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Magnolia Girls Defeat Linsly

WHEELING — An early season showdown between Linsly and Magnolia came down to the final minute on Saturday. The difference proved to be the size and experience of the Blue Eagles, who notched a 44-39 victory over the Cadets inside the Stifel Field House. Six-foot junior Kyndra Pilant and ...

WVU Holds Off Pitt

MORGANTOWN — When you have played an opponent as many times as West Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh have over the years – No. 186 was on Saturday – one wonders if the “Backyard Brawl” has the same meaning it had when the two programs first met during the 1903-04 ...

Park Cheerleading Secures State Title

The Wheeling Park cheerleading team claimed the Class AAA title at the WVSSAC State Cheer Competition on Saturday. This is the fourth time in the last five years that the Patriots have secured the hardware. Wheeling Park tallied a three-peat from 2014-2016. The Patriot squad includes, front ...

Stein Relishes State Football Championship

WHEELING — Kurt Stein had a vision nine years ago — that being coaching a state football championship team. That is a lofty dream anywhere. But when you are building a program from ground zero such hopes may seem nonsensical. The Wheeling Central product was hired in 2010 as head ...

Nardo Selected as Top 35 College Coach

WHEELING — Bryan Nardo is a rising star in the college football coaching profession. That was once again reaffirmed recently when the Emporia State defensive coordinator received a most prestigious honor. The Shadyside native has been chosen as one of the premier 35-and-under football ...

Oklahoma’s Murray Secures Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night, edging Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman ...

Park Wrestling Gets 2nd At Doan Ford Invitational

BARNESVILLE — Wheeling Park and Indian Valley were locked in a two-team race for the team title as the 49th annual Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament entered the championship finals Saturday night in western Belmont County. The Patriots trailed by three points and had ...

WVU’s Grier Will Not Play in Camping World Bowl

MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) will go into bowl season without its standout quarterback. However, unlike a year ago when then-junior Will Grier missed the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl while recovering from a broken hand suffered in the Mountaineers’ ...

WJU Falls to Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The Wheeling Jesuit men’s basketball team was knocked off 81-74 at Shepherd Saturday afternoon in a Mountain East Conference game at the Butcher Center. The Cardinals fall to 0-9 overall, 0-6 in the MEC. Meanwhile, the Rams improve to 3-3 in league play, 6-3 overall this ...

Dzingel Scores in OT as Senators Defeat Penguins, 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa’s 2-1 victory Saturday ...

Wheeling Gets Back in Win Column, Defeats Toledo

TOLEDO — The Wheeling Nailers used a powerful effort from the man advantage and a great goaltending performance on Saturday night, as they silenced 7,861 fans at Huntington Center. Michael Phillips and Cam Brown both had three-point games, while Jordan Ruby made 28 saves in a 5-2 Wheeling win ...

Linsly Secures Victory Over Shadyside, 60-38

WHEELING — Coming off a five-point season-opening loss Thursday night against Tyler Consolidated, Linsly jumped on Shadyside early Friday and with junior guard Marshall Taylor leading the way, grabbed a wire-to-wire victory. Taylor scored a game-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers, ...

Slow Start Dooms Nailers, 5-4

WHEELING — Mike Bavis can’t put a finger on it. But for whatever reason the Wheeling Nailers have allowed the opening goal in eight straight games. Friday night at WesBanco Arena the Nailers surrendered the first four and it cost them dearly. Jake Kamrass had a Gordie Howe hat trick in ...

St. Clairsville Hits Century Mark in Win

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s difficult to imagine that even Ryan Clifford ever envisioned his first game as the head coach of the St. Clairsville Red Devils going quite this well. It doesn’t matter the aspect of the game in which Clifford examined. His team was far superior than Brooke and ...

Martins Ferry Boys Defeat Union Local

MORRISTOWN — Through all of the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of Friday night’s Buckeye 8 battle between Martins Ferry and Union Local, Derek Edwards’ message to his team was constant — “Just keep playing.” In the end, the Purple Riders’ nose-to-the-grindstone attitude paid ...

Valbuena, Castillo Die in Car Crash

CARACAS, Venezuela — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to veer ...

Heisman Winner Announced Tonight

NEW YORK — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot. The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow ...

Blues Defeat Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jake Allen made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season and the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Friday night. Alex Steen scored during a second-period power play. Allen’s last shutout was a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Dec. 7, 2017. He’s ...

Cameron Roughs Up Hundred To Improve to a Perfect 2-0

CAMERON — The season is young and so is the Cameron basketball team, but Thursday night Ccoach Tom Hart saw glimpses of what he hopes his youthful squad will grow into. The Dragons took control early and rolled to a 76-51 victory over Hundred inside the Cameron Gymnasium. Four Dragons ...

Harrison Central Girls Exorcise Demons at Union Local

MORRISTOWN — ‘The Hangar’ inside Union Local High School is regarded as a tough gymnasium for visiting basketball teams — boys or girls — to play in. Harrison Central girls’ coach Nick Yourkovich knows that at too well. “This place has been a personal ‘House of Horrors’ for ...