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Sills Has Moved On From Last Year’s Loss

MORGANTOWN — For many athletes the legacy they leave behind when their playing days have come to a close are at, or near, the top of their ‘to-do’ lists. Not so for No. 9 West Virginia’s David Sills V. The Mountaineers’ leader in receptions (43), receiving yards (626) and ...

Holgorsen Still Not Ready to Talk Playoffs

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will talk about anything these days – well, almost anything. Asked about using the Big 12 Conference championship game as a carrot to motivate his No. 9 Mountaineers (7-1, 5-1 Big 12) as they prepare to take on an unranked Texas Christian ...

Roles Reversed as WVU Prepares to Host TCU

FORTH WORTH, Texas — What the difference a year makes. A then-No. 23 ranked West Virginia squad strode onto the field at Amon G. Carter Stadium with the idea of putting an end to then-No. 8 ranked Texas Christian University’s chances of reaching the Big 12 Championship game. Fast ...

Magnolia Enters Class A Playoffs Riding High

FRANKLIN — Magnolia enters the second season on a roll. The Blue Eagles have won six of their last s even games heading into the WVSSAC playoffs. The exclamation point of that streak came last Friday night when the New Martinsville-based squad topped reigning Class A champion Wheeling ...

Weir Has Battle With Poca Saturday in Class AA

WEIRTON — If Weir coach Tony Filberto’s observations become reality, Saturday’s first-round Class AA playoff game at 1:30 p.m. at Poca will be a thriller. That’s because Filberto likens the Dots to the East Liverpool team his Red Riders beat, 29-28, in come-from-behind fashion in the ...

St. C. Faces Bloom-Carroll in Region 15 Semi

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Each rung up the ladder of the Ohio postseason presents a different and stiffer challenge than the one before. As it pertains to the Division IV, Region 15 semifinals, St. Clairsville is as excited about that as ever. Because, to hear Brett McLean tell it, that and the ...

Cameron, Van Meet in First Round of Playoffs

CAMERON — It has been an exciting three years for Scott Holt and Cameron. In 30 regular seasons games, the Dragons have won 29 and have captured an OVAC title twice. This year, the Dragons secured a 10-0 regular season — the second in three years — and will play in Week 11 for the ...

Hubbard Is Next For Steubenville

BOARDMAN — A couple of teams that like to run the football will square off Saturday in the Division IV, Region 13 semifinals. Second-seeded Steubenville, the defending Division IV state champion, ran for 335 yards in its 38-13 quarterfinal victory over Akron Butchel. Meanwhile, Hubbard, the ...

Wheeling Falls to Cincy

CINCINNATI — Wheeling scored the opening goal for the fourth time in the last five games, but Zac Lynch’s third goal of the season was the only celebration for the Nailers at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday night. The Cincinnati Cyclones finished the evening with four straight goals with a ...

Panthers and Steelers Test Their Mettle in Prime Time

Two teams headed for January football, the Panthers and Steelers, get to test their mettle tonight. It should be a good one in prime time. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, who’s 1-1 in Super Bowls, isn’t admitting any postseason thoughts are in the minds of his players or himself. But he has ...

Tyler Consolidated Makes 7th Straight Trip To State Tourney

SISTERSVILLE — Tyler Consolidated’s volleyball program has always relied on great leadership. This year’s Silver Knights team is no different. Six seniors will take the floor this week for Tyler in Charleston at the West Virginia Class A State Volleyball Tournament as the Knights look ...

Patriots Next for Golden Bears

NEW CUMBERLAND—Oak Glen will take on Independence on Friday as the Class AA State Tournament gets underway in Charleston. Golden Bears’ interim coach Elyssa Greathouse will be coaching in her first state tournament and is handling the experience with a positive attitude. “I’m just ...

Troy Josephs Ready for Bigger Roll On, Off Ice

WHEELING — In minor-league hockey things can change quickly. Such is life in a game where the main mode of transportation is a bus. Take the case of Wheeling Nailers forward Troy Josephs, for example. A year ago Josephs (6-foot, 194 pounds) was a wide-eye rookie but has had to morph into ...

No. 1 Kansas Holds Off Michigan State 92-87 in Opener

INDIANAPOLIS — Kansas’ Quentin Grimes and Dedric Lawson made quite an impression Tuesday night. They produced basket after basket, big play after big play. If they keep playing this way, No. 1 Kansas might just stay on top of the college basketball world. Grimes scored 21 points in his ...

Roethlisberger Skips Practice, But Expects to Face Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out practice on Tuesday to give his broken left index finger a rest but he is expected to play on Thursday night when Carolina visits Heinz Field. Roethlisberger said the finger was “fine” after he threw the ball 47 ...

Rine’s Week 10 NFL Picks

WHEELING — Has anyone else checked out the AFC North standings recently? Familiar team that goes by the nickname ‘‘Steelers’’ is sitting atop the mountain. You know what they say, right? The more things change, the more they remain the same. Pittsburgh is sitting pretty with only ...

Michigan Up to 4th in CFP Behind Alabama, Clemson, ND

Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma. The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted themselves. The top-four teams ...

Teams, Agents Wonder Whether Slow Market Will Repeat

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Agent John Boggs stood in the lobby at the hotel hosting the general managers’ meetings and talked about last winter, when dozens of free agents remained unsigned after spring training began, causing prices to plummet as opening day approached. “It’s the greatest ...

Blue Jackets Beat Stars, 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Tuesday night. Anthony Duclair, Markus Nutivaara, Nick Foligno and Ryan Murray scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game skid. Ben Bishop stopped 30 shots and Jamie ...