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Martinsburg Bulldogs Win Class AAA Title

WHEELING — Spring Valley put a scare into Martinsburg for the first two-and-a-half quarters of Saturday’s West Virginia Class AAA state championship game at Wheeling Island Stadium. But the Timberwolves found out what the other 13 Bulldogs victims already knew — it doesn’t take them ...

Wheeling Park’s Bell Building on College Success

WHEELING — Elijah Bell is not one to rest on his laurels. Rather, the former Wheeling Park standout continues to raise his game. Bell played a key role in the Patriots capturing their first state football championship in 2015. He landed 17 TD passes that fall, encompassing 1,124 ...

Wheeling Park Boys, Girls Win Own Swimming Invitational

WHEELING—Coach Pat Durkin and his Wheeling Park Patriots continued to roll Saturday in the Wheeling Park Winter Invitational. Park welcomed John Marshall, Wheeling Central, Morgantown, University and Parkersburg South with open arms but the hosts were just too much as both the boys and ...

Barrett Leads Ohio State Past Wisconsin, 27-21

INDIANAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett looked just fine Saturday. Now it’s up to college football’s selection committee to decide whether No. 8 Ohio State has done enough to earn a playoff bid. Six days after having surgery on his right knee, Barrett threw two touchdown passes, ran for another ...

Sooners Win Big 12 Title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw four touchdown passes and No. 2 Oklahoma staked claim to a playoff spot with a 41-17 victory over No. 10 TCU on Saturday in the return of the Big 12 championship game. With their record 11th Big 12 title, the Sooners (12-1, No. 3 CFP) are a lock ...

West Liberty Runs Away From Notre Dame College

WEST LIBERTY — All-American Dan Monteroso poured in a season-high 32 points as unbeaten and No. 7-ranked West Liberty pulled away to a 103-84 victory against Notre Dame Saturday afternoon at the ASRC. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (7-0, 4-0 MEC) cracked the century mark for the seventh ...

Delelles Is First Big Red All-Valley Soccer Captain

Steubenville has been one of the best soccer programs in the Ohio Valley for a number of years, but one thing was always missing on its resume —an OVAC championship. That box was finally checked off this season and a big reason for that was Ryan Delelles. For a team that is predominately ...

WJU Cruises To Regional Final

WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit is one step closer to claiming another NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional title. The Cardinals took care of Indian University of Pennsylvania in straight sets by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-21 on Friday at the Alma Grace McDonough Center. Each set was tied late ...

Central O-Line Looks to Pave Way to Title

WHEELING—Every successful football team has skill players who make the big plays and find the end zone, but perhaps the most important component of a winning team is the work done in the trenches by the offensive linemen. Without the protection from the big guys up front, finding the end ...

Big Red Eyes 4th Crown

CANTON — Will the third time be a charm for the Steubenville football program? That question will be answered this afternoon when Steubenville (14-0) and Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1) compete for the Ohio Division IV championship. The kick is set for 3 p.m. inside Tom Benson Hall of ...

Park Girls Dominant In Season Debut

WHEELING — Ryan Young ingrained a culture of tenacity and toughness at Wheeling Park last season. So much so, the Patriots pocketed their first OVAC championship since 2012 while also punching a ticket to the state tournament. Young’s Patriots debuted Friday night against rival John ...

Bluefield Captures AA Title

WHEELING — The Super Six for the 2017 season could not have gotten off to a more exciting start as Bluefield and Fairmont Senior met at Wheeling Island Stadium Friday night for the West Virginia Class AA state championship game. The meeting was everything a championship game is supposed to ...

Nailers Fall Out Of First Place

WHEELING — Having lost three of its last five games in the month of November, Wheeling still entered Friday night tied for first in the North Division and looking to get a fast start out of the gate in December. However, with Reading owning play early in each period, scoring a goal in the ...

Jets Fly High in Impressive Opener

MORRISTOWN — There was probably no team more excited to start the season than the Union Local Jets. After all, Coach Zach Delman returns four starters from a club that caught fire late in the season and advanced to the district tournament. Take that experience, couple it with opening ...

George, OKC Edge T-Wolves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George had 35 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Steven Adams had a career-high 27 points on 11-for-11 shooting from the field and Russell Westbrook added ...

Pens’ Jarry Makes 34 Saves for First Shutout

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tristan Jarry made 34 saves for his first career shutout, Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to five games and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Friday night for their third straight victory. Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Tom Kuhnhackl, ...

AB for MVP? WR On Historic Run

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to get something out of the way about the latest addition to Antonio Brown’s rapidly expanding highlight reel. It wasn’t a toe tap. It was a toe drag. The difference isn’t semantic. It’s vital. And one of the many reasons Heyward-Bey ...

Fisher Leaves Florida State for Texas A&M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title. Fisher told university President John Thrasher on Friday that he was resigning to accept Texas A&M’s offer. “I believe Texas ...

Jesuit Attacks, Advances in Regional

WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit’s attacking skills were on full display on Thursday inside the Alma Grace McDonough Center. The Cardinals generated a .342 hitting percentage as they swept Winston-Salem State by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-12 in the Division II Atlantic Region ...

Coming of Age for Young Maroon Knights

WHEELING—A total of 12 seniors from the 2016 Wheeling Central football team earned their diplomas last spring after four memorable years. There was an abundance of talent in that class, led by a four-year starter at quarterback in Isaac Rine, along with all-state defensive back and top ...