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Defense Is Major Key for Wheeling Central

WHEELING — The old saying goes, ‘Defense Wins Championships.’ Wheeling Central knows all too well about winning championships. The Maroon Knights are 48 minutes away from claiming their third straight West Virginia Class A championship and a major reason for the success this postseason is ...

Monroe Central Downs Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — Doing the little things in a basketball game like controlling the tempo, rebounding the ball, converting at the foul line and capitalizing on opportunities are normally key ingredients to success. Monroe Central did every one of those Monday evening inside Shadyside High ...

Davis Records 1,000th Point To Lead Bellaire

HANNIBAL — With 1:24 remaining in the third quarter, Katrina Davis sunk a free throw to secure her 1,000th point and helped Bellaire earn a victory over River, 56-42 in prep girlsí basketball action Monday night. Davis also secured a double-double as she scored 37 points and grabbed 12 ...

Hawks Defeat Warriors, 104-79

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 24 points, rookie DeíAndre Hunter added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 104-79 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NBA. The Warriors (4-18) finished with a ...

Seattle Tops Minnesota To Grab First in NFC West

SEATTLE (AP) — Rashaad Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, Russell Wilson hit David Moore for a 60-yard TD pass, and the Seattle Seahawks built a big second-half lead before holding off the Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 win Monday night. Seattle (10-2) moved into a tie ...

Allen Gets Shutout As Blues Blank Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Allen made 38 saves, Brayden Schenn scored his team-leading 14th goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the short-handed Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Jaden Schwartz, Tyler Bozak and Mackenzie MacEachern also scored for St. ...

Super Six To Add Challenges

PARKERSBURG — The WVSSAC will put instant replay into effect for the first time during this weekend’s Super Six games at Wheeling Island Stadium. Both coaches will be granted two red challenge flags for regulation and overtime and can only challenge turnovers and scoring plays, with the ...

Steelers Get Revenge On Browns, 20-13

PITTSBURGH — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. Just football. And one very loud statement from the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers written not on a T-shirt but all over the Heinz Field turf: The faces may change when Cleveland visits Pittsburgh. The result does ...

Nailers Comeback Bid Vs. Toledo Falls Short

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers nearly erased a three-goal deficit Sunday for the second time this month, but their comeback fell one goal short against the Toledo Walleye at WesBanco Arena. Toledo’s Tyler Spezia scored twice during a four-goal second period for his club, which held on for ...

Books for Nature Lovers

Great books make great gifts. Here are some titles worthy of consideration for nature loving family and friends on your holiday gift list. Birds in Winter: Surviving the Most Challenging Season by Roger Pasquier (2019, Princeton University Press, $29.95) has been incubating in the author’s ...

Culver Records Double-Double in WVU Victory

MORGANTOWN — Revenge. That was the word used by West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. to describe their win over Rhode Island Sunday afternoon after losing to them last year. The Mountaineers needed a big night from Derek Culver to escape another loss from Rhode Island after the ...

Oak Glen Falls To Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Four years ago, Oak Glen’s seven seniors began their high school football careers under new coach Ted Arneault, hoping to help turn the program around. Those careers came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 38-7 loss to perennial playoff powerhouse Bridgeport, but it is safe ...

Oak Glen’s Stokes Named Volleyball Player of the Year

NEW CUMBERLAND — The checklist continues to grow for Oak Glen volleyball standout Skye Stokes. After leading the Golden Bears to an OVAC 4A title, a W.Va. Class AA championship and a perfect 38-0 season, she was named first team all-state for her dominating campaign. Now, she has been ...

Benner’s Cardinals Riding the Wave of Success

WHEELING — Winning never gets old, and Christy Benner has done a ton of it in her 18 years as Wheeling University’s volleyball coach. The current campaign is another Benner-directed success story. Her Cardinals are an impressive 31-3 and still counting. In the process, the Redbirds have ...