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Wheeling Park Girls Down John Marshall In Sectional Showdown

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Park girls basketball team wasted little time in its West Virginia Class AAAA Region One, Section One semifinal matchup against John Marshall. The Patriots raced out to a 21-4 first quarter lead and led by as many as 27 in the first half en route to a 65-28 victory ...

Wheeling’s CDBG, HOME Funds Near $1.5 Million

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling is preparing to distribute its annual Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds for the fiscal year, with nearly $1.5 million set for local distribution. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides ...

Wheeling Park Starts Baseball Season Strong

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WHEELING — As the words “Put Me in Coach” blared over the loudspeaker at Wheeling Park’s baseball field on Tuesday, an old familiar feeling came rushing back to all in attendance — baseball was back. Wheeling Park made up for lost time as it loaded the bases in each of the first ...

Linsly Cruises Past Bellaire, 12-2

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WHEELING — It may have been over a year since Coach Jay Cartwright’s Linsly baseball team had played a game before Tuesday afternoon, but the Cadets sure didn’t miss a beat in their 2021 season-opener against a young, but talented Bellaire team. Linsly excelled in all facets coming out ...

Pirates Chase Snell Early In 8-4 Triumph

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings had three hits and three RBIs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates chased Blake Snell in the first inning of an 8-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The game lasted 4 hours, 7 minutes, and included 17 walks, seven hit batters and 27 runners left ...

Cards Sign RB Conner

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed running back James Conner to a one-year contract. The Cardinals made the move after starting running back Kenyan Drake announced he was signing with the Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks ago. Conner is expected to join Chase Edmonds as ...

Weir Girls Oust Wheeling Central, 68-51

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WEIRTON — Leah Maley turned in a double-double, consisting of 11 points and 12 rebounds (nine and nine in the first half) as Weir ousted Wheeling Central 68-51 in sectional action on Tuesday. Sophia Aperfine led all scorers with 14 points, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out two ...

OVAC Wrestling Champs Named

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By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Dual Meet wrestling standings became official earlier this week and four Ohio schools found themselves on top of their respective division. Steubenville (Class 5A), St. Clairsville (4A), Martins Ferry (3A) and ...

Nets Top Wolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting in his most productive performance in 2 1/2 months, as the Brooklyn Nets blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-97 on Tuesday afternoon. The game was rescheduled from the previous night, in the aftermath of a fatal ...

Bruins Edge Sabres

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BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Craig Smith and David Krejci scored in regulation for Boston, which had lost its ...

20-0 Run Lifts Linsly Over John Marshall in Boys Basketball

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WHEELING — The Linsly boys basketball team was coming off a 10-day layoff as it returned to its home court to celebrate Senior Night. And from Cadets coach Dave Wojcik’s point of view, it certainly looked to be the case in the opening quarter against John Marshall. After falling behind by a ...

Magnolia’s Mady Winters Never Backed Down From Her Goals

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — When it comes to sports at Magnolia High School, Mady Winters has solidified herself as one of the best to walk through the halls. Her validation became even more noteworthy last Thursday when she broke two milestones in girls basketball against Wheeling ...

Darvish Dominates, Myers Powers Padres Past Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — The San Diego Padres have the best bullpen in the majors at the moment. The most overworked one, too. Yu Darvish did what he could to give them most of the night off. The 34-year-old ace allowed three hits over seven dominant innings, Wil Myers drove in five runs and the ...

Brooke Honors Coach Ron Ujcich Jr.

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WELLSBURG — For the first time in nearly two years, baseball finally returned to Brooke High School on Monday. For the first time in more than 14 years, the Bruins took the field without head coach Ron Ujcich, Jr., who died in October due to an ATV accident. Brooke did everything it could ...

Pens Acquire Carter From Kings

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PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter wasn’t planning on leaving Los Angeles. The veteran forward put down roots during a decade with the Kings, a highly successful run that included a pair of Stanley Cups. Then Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall called early Monday morning with an offer to chase ...

Browns Still Putting Rush On Jadeveon Clowney

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CLEVELAND — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. Continuing a pursuit that began with a contract offer Clowney turned down last year, Cleveland remains interested in signing the free agent defensive end, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated ...