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Notre Dame Survives Vandy

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give No. 8 Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and a 22-17 victory. Kyle Shurmur threw for 326 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-1), rallying his team from a 16-3 ...

Wheeling Park Downs University in Thriller

MORGANTOWN — Just last year, running back Kenya Robinson wasn’t even in the school system. Now, he is in the Wheeling Park record books. The transfer from St. Clairsville broke the school record for carries in a game with 40 and rumbled for 220 yards to lead the Patriots to a classic, ...

Mohigans Crush Bruins

WELLSBURG — After consecutive losses to perennial powers Steubenville and Fort Hill, Md., Morgantown took out some frustration Friday night on Brooke. The Mohigans piled up 495 total yards of offense, including 362 in a dominating first-half performance, while the defense limited the ...

Magnolia Gets Win Over River

HANNIBAL — The 48th meeting between cross-stream rivals Magnolia and River was about two players, according to veteran Pilots coach Mike Flannery, who saw Nos. 2 and 22 do damage Friday night at Martin Flannery Field. “(Patrick) Mirandy and (Jason) Beisel both hurt us with their speed and ...

Keyser Rallies To Stun Weir, 41-40

WEIRTON — Keyser outscored Weir by 20 points in the second half to come from behind and knock the Red Riders from the ranks of the unbeaten, 41-40, on Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The Golden Tornado were plagued with turnovers in the first half, and the Red Riders capitalized on ...

St. Clairsville Rolls Over Ferry

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the most part Martins Ferry knew what St. Clairsville was going to do Friday night when the two clashed at jam-packed Red Devil Stadium. Knowing what’s coming and stopping it are two completely different entities. And the Red Devils proved that ...

Tigers Hold Off Colts, 26-22

SHADYSIDE — Big plays were paramount for Shadyside on Friday night, none bigger than a handful down the stretch on both sides of the ball. Anthony Coggins’ touchdown pass to Collin Holmes, followed by a staunch stand by the Tigers defense and a clock-draining march by its offense all ...

Hayes Wins First Game at Harrison Central

MORRISTOWN — In football it all starts up front, both offensively and defensively. Harrison Central had what it took Friday night. Union Local didn’t. The visiting Huskies (1-3) dominated both lines of scrimmage in presenting first-year head coach Anthony Hayes with his initial victory, a ...

Oak Glen Secures Second Straight Victory, 49-21

NEW MANCHESTER — Throughout the week, Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault said his team’s matchup with Grafton was a big opportunity for his club. His team answered the call and took full advantage, defeating the Bearcats, 49-21, on Friday night. “That’s a big win for us,” Arneault ...

Torres Shares 4-Way Lead

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Tour rookie Maria Torres shared the four-way lead Friday after two rounds in her second major tournament. Top-ranked, two-time major winner Sung Hyun Park has the weekend off. Torres, the first Puerto Rican to earn an LPGA Tour card, shot a 2-under 69 before ...

Milwaukee Takes Down Pittsburgh, 7-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 Friday night. Orlando Arcia drove in two runs with a bunt double for the Brewers, who stayed a game and a half behind first-place Chicago in the NL ...

SEC West Heats Up With 2 Top Early Matchups

The Southeastern Conference’s West Division commands the spotlight Saturday, with top-ranked Alabama opening league play at Mississippi, and No. 7 Auburn hosting No. 12 LSU. The Crimson Tide rolled Ole Miss 66-3 last year and head to Oxford as three-touchdown favorites. Don’t write off ...

Croatia Takes 2-0 Lead Over U.S. at Davis Cup

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that had the crowd bowing in admiration during the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a lob and replied with a shot known as ...

OSU’s Last Game Minus Meyer a Test vs. TCU

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Urban Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buckeyes face their toughest test on the last Saturday before their suspended coach can return to the sideline. No. 15 TCU (2-0) hasn’t faced a disruptive defensive front like Ohio ...

Wheeling Park Wins Another OVAC 5A Golf Title

WHEELING — Winning back-to-back championships is never easy, especially after losing an all-state golfer to graduation. If there were any doubts that Wheeling Park could achieve that goal, they were put to rest Thursday. The Patriots captured their second straight OVAC 5A title with a ...

Barnesville Claims 3A Golf Crown

WHEELING — The early returns were encouraging for Payne Johnson on Thursday. The Barnesville junior was part of the first group to return to the clubhouse at Oglebay’s Crispin Golf Course, which hosted the annual OVAC Class 3A Golf Championships. Johnson fired a 1-over-par 72, and it ...

Linsly Edges Past Steubenville

WHEELING — When two solid soccer teams face each other, it is imperative to be able to capitalize on second-chance opportunities, because they will not come around too often. The Linsly and Steubenville boys’ soccer teams experienced that Thursday at the East Wheeling Complex. The ...

Unbeaten Charleston Rallies Past West Liberty

CHARLESTON — West Liberty saw a second-half lead slip away Thursday night as unbeaten Charleston came from behind to pull out a 24-10 victory in the Mountain East Conference Game of the Week at UC Stadium. Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers (1-2 overall, 1-2 MEC) held a 3-0 lead at ...

McDonald Is Finally Ready for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald arrived in Pittsburgh on the eve of the 2017 regular season, far too late to have any say in his locker assignment. And the tight end hardly complained about being placed at the end of a long row of offensive linemen. Still, he made a request going into 2018. ...

After a Wait, It’s Haskins’ Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer is known to deal in some hyperbole when he’s impressed. And the Ohio State coach was piling it on Dwayne Haskins Jr. before the young quarterback ever arrived on campus. Meyer raved that Haskins — from the private Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland — ...