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Park Spoils Bellaire’s Senior Night

BELLAIRE — Wednesday night had all the makings of a special night. Fresh off its first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball championship since 2006, Bellaire honored four seniors who helped resurrect the program during their careers during pregame ceremonies on Senior Night. ...

Central Wins 11th Straight

NEW MARTINSVILLE — At the beginning of the season, Wheeling Central coach Mel Stephens knew his squad was going to hit some speed bumps along the way. With a tough schedule as well, the Maroon Knights sat at 5-4 after nine games. Fast forward about a month later, and it seems like Wheeling ...

St. John Girls Fall to TCC in Final Contest

BELLAIRE — The cliche ‘if only the walls could talk’ was totally apropos inside St. John Central High School on Wednesday night. The history and tradition of Lady Irish basketball was on full display as the program played its final game with a large crowd of fans and alumni on ...

Nailers’ Ruby Authors Gem of Performance

WHEELING — As one game after another passed, Jordan Ruby patiently went about the business of preparing for his chance. If Wednesday night is any indication, Ruby intends to take advantage. A veteran of seven teams — in two different leagues — the past four seasons, perhaps Ruby has ...

Crosby, Pens Trip Up Oilers

PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling on his stick and the game in the ...

Gainer, Central Top Beaver

EAST LIVERPOOL — Eden Gainer had the hot hand with 33 points to lead Wheeling Central to 63-43 victory over Beaver Local. Kaylee Reinbeau accounted for 14 points for the Maroon Knights (12-9). Jenna Riccardo scored 22 for the Beavers and drained a shot at the buzzer to become the team’s ...

Garcia Regrets His Actions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement and in person to the players in his group when he damaged five greens at the Saudi International. He apologized in a social media post and in an interview at his locker Wednesday at Riviera. That has been the easy part. He has had ...

Broncos Make Trade for Flacco

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior. The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated ...

Tennessee Wins 19th in a Row

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 85-73 on Wednesday for its school-record 19th consecutive victory. Tennessee owns the longest active winning streak of any active Division I team and is 11-0 in Southeastern ...

Timberwolves Defeat Rockets

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden’s 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night. Harden had his 31st consecutive game with 30 or more points, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the ...

France Is Leading Change at NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France is running NASCAR the same way he lives his life — quietly, in the background, away from the spotlight he never craved. The youngest son of NASCAR’s founder carved his own path in the family business and left the leadership roles to his father, Bill ...

Park Snaps 13-Game Skid to Morgantown

WHEELING — Jack Stakem is headed to the University of Charleston to play football. That’s the sport where the senior has made all his headlines. But Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia has always sung Stakem’s praises for all the little things he has done throughout his career for the ...

Central Back to Title Tilt

WHEELING — Wellsville coach David Thompson was looking to give Wheeling Central some different looks during Tuesday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal contest on “Skip” Prosser Court. The game plan was working well early on but the Maroon Knights’ athleticism and depth began to wear on the ...

Cameron Blows By Beallsville

CAMERON — Cameron will have another chance to claim its first OVAC title in boys’ basketball. For the second straight year, the Dragons will play for the 1A OVAC championship after securing a victory over Beallsville, 75-48 on Tuesday night at Cameron High School in a 1A semifinal game. ...

St. C. Outlasts Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — St. Clairsville came out of the locker room blazing and held a 12-point lead when it went back in at halftime. Then, it held off a furious rally by homestanding Oak Glen to win, 79-66, on Tuesday night in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse. The win ...

Browns Giving Hunt Second Chance

BEREA, Ohio — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt’s second NFL season wasn’t him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the ...

Boston Halts Chicago’s 7-Game Winning Streak

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap Chicago’s seven-game winning streak. Krejci scored again in the third period, when ...