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Wheeling Park, Parkersburg Will Meet Again In First Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty and his then-unbeaten Wheeling Park football team traveled to Wood County for a Week 6 battle with Parkersburg that has to rank among one of the best games played in West Virginia in 2018. Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Wheeling Island Stadium ...

John Marshall Is Back in the Playoffs

INWOOD — After winning two games in a row to get back into the West Virginia Class AAA playoff hunt midway through the season, John Marshall must now shake off the effects of losing two of the last three with the post-season set to begin. Friday night the Monarchs (6-4) will hit the road to ...

Pitt-Johnstown Blanks West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — Pat Pecora always loves coming back to West Liberty which is his alma mater. Wednesday night was doubly special as the 42-year University of Pitt-Johnstown wrestling coach watched his Mountain Cats claw the host Hilltoppers, 38-0, inside the ASRC. The match was the ...

Home Opener Sunday for WJU

WHEELING — If you’re a fan of college wrestling, then the Alma Grace McDonough Center on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University is the place you want to be Sunday. That’s when the No. 5 ranked Cardinals will host sixth-ranked University of Pitt-Johnstown in a dual meet at 4 ...

Hilltoppers Host Falcons in Mutual Season Finale

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty hosts Fairmont State on tonight in a mutual season finale at West Family Stadium. The game has been selected as the Mountain East Conferenc e Game of the Week and will be broadcast live state-wide on the MEC/Metro News Radio Network. Kickoff is set for 7:10 ...

Panthers Face Steelers Tonight

PITTSBURGH — Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown, something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect. Newton found himself enamored of Roethlisberger’s footwork — “The play is ...

Caps Secure Win Over Pens

WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he’d get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face seem like an afterthought. With Malkin ...

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 ...