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Iowa State Throttles No. 6 West Virginia

AMES, Iowa — It was arguably West Virginia’s biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably. Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and Iowa ...

WVU Can’t Slow ISU’s Run Game

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior running back David Montgomery has enjoyed 100-yard rushing games against West Virginia. The two things that had escaped the Cyclones’ leading rusher was scoring a touchdown against the Mountaineers and enjoy a victory. Both changed Saturday night at Jack ...

Lois Stobbs Memorial Undergoes Leadership Change

WHEELING—The torch has been passed. The 9th Annual Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans Day 10K is set for Saturday, Nov. 3. The event has generated more than $70,000 to paralyzed Veterans of America. The race has taken on new leadership. The previous eight races have been directed by Hugh ...

Van Runs Past Madonna

WEIRTON—It was almost like it might have been better if Madonna didn’t score in the first half of its 26-12 loss to once beaten Van Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium, because each time it did the Bulldogs had long kickoff returns that either set up a touchdown or scored. The Blue Dons ...

Steubenville Catholic Tops Huron Heights, 28-14

STEUBENVILLE—Steubenville Catholic got a monkey off its back Saturday afternoon inside Harding Stadium. Senior quarterback Justin Hartzell accounted for 258 yards of offense as the Crusaders held off Huron Heights, 28-14, for their first home victory of the season. Steve Daley’s club, ...

Nailers Rally But Fall to Norfolk, 5-3

NORFOLK — The Wheeling Nailers made a strong push in the third period of Saturday night’s season opener against the Norfolk Admirals, but came up short in their bid for eight straight seasons with a point on opening night. Eliot Grauer scored twice for the Nailers and Dan Fick added the ...

Talladega Up Next For Johnson, Knaus

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP)— Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed, full firesuit and all. It was the start of NASCAR’s playoffs and the seven-time champion, wearing a flame-retardant billboard, was surprised that he failed to garner ...

No. 3 Ohio State Holds Off Persistent Minnesota, 30-14

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — All of No. 3 Ohio State’s strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota. Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State’s receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near ...

Pioneers Upend Toppers

GLENVILLE—Glenville State broke up a tight defensive struggle in the second half Saturday, pulling away to a 33-23 victory against West Liberty at Morris Stadium. Former Florida State TB Mario Pender blew past the 200-yard rushing mark for the second straight week and broke off three long ...

Notre Dame Escapes Pittsburgh

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh. The Fighting Irish are 7-0 for the first time since 2012, the year they went to the BCS title game, ...

Steelers Have Dominated Bengals Rivalry of Late

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it’s like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the stands. Many of Kirkpatrick’s ...

L.A. Evens Series with Brewers

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late rally ...

Home Field Advantage Is Back in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Empty seats. Anemic football. Bad vibes. Home field hasn’t meant any advantage in recent years for the Browns, who entered this season with three wins in their last 27 home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “The Factory of Sadness.” Madness has been the norm so ...

Pens Go Down in Shootout

MONTREAL (AP) — Antti Niemi made 25 saves, and Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. After Byron scored first in the shootout for Montreal, Niemi forced Malkin to the outside and ...

Introducing The ‘Social Climbers’

Mixed flocks of gregarious, acrobatic, arboreal (tree dwelling) birds frequent feeders during the fall and winter. Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, creepers and woodpeckers make up the group of birds I call the “social climbers.” Offer suet and sunflower seeds and learn to identify this ...

Musselman Stuns Wheeling Park Late

WHEELING — Musselman made the most of its four-hour trip from the Eastern Panhandle, scoring two touchdowns in the game’s final 2:38 to stun Wheeling Park, 41-35, in an offensive circus Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium. The two teams combined for more than 1,000 yards in total ...

Wheeling Central Keeps Rolling

WHEELING — Martins Ferry coach Chas Yoder knew how explosive the Wheeling Central offense can be. The last thing he wanted his team to do was give it more chances. But that is just what the Purple Riders did. And Wheeling Central made them pay. Wheeling Central forced three turnovers, all ...

Magnolia Ground Game Too Strong

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia had a simplistic game plan heading into Friday night’s matchup with rival St. Marys on Alumni Field inside Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium. The Blue Eagles wanted to run the football and stay away from self-inflicted wounds. Coach Doc Chapman’s crew ...

Coggins, Tigers Deny Big Reds

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside continued its dominance in the Ohio 7 rivalry Friday night with neighboring Bellaire. The Tigers have won all six contests since the series resumed in 2013, the latest being a 35-10 conquest at jam-packed Fleming Field. The all-time series stands at 24-8-3 in favor of ...

Dragons Shut Out Cee-Bees

BLACKSVILLE — Coach Scott Holt and his Cameron football team brought a business-like attitude to the football field Friday night. The Dragons stepped off the bus and went straight to work as they rolled to a 50-0 victory against host Clay-Battelle. The win clinches a third consecutive ...