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Capital Upsets Wheeling Park In the First Round

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park is known for its electric offense and fast, skilled playmakers. Friday at Wheeling Island Stadium, it was Capital that was responsible for the offensive onslaught. And for Wheeling Park, that meant a first-round playoff exit. The No. 11 seed Cougars piled up 547 ...

St. Marys Rallies Past Cameron

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ST. MARYS — It was a tale of two halves. For St. Marys, the first half was one to forget. Cameron came out of the gates hot as it played solid in all three phases of the game to take a 28-14 lead at halftime. However, the Blue Devils came out determined after intermission and forced a ...

Tshiebwe Leads WVU to Backyard Brawl Win

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh did everything it could to prepare for West Virginia freshman Oscar Tshiebwe. The real thing, however, proved to be another matter entirely. Frustrated by a foul-riddled performance in his debut with the Mountaineers last week, when he managed just five points and ...

Garrett Is Banned For Season

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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours ...

Ben Cherington Is New Pirates GM

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PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news ...

Nailers Suffer Rare Loss At Home

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers controlled a good portion of the game Friday night against the Utah Grizzlies, but ran into a strong goaltending performance. Renars Krastenbergs connected for the lone Wheeling goal as Utah’s Brad Barone made 34 saves, backstopping a 2-1 victory for the ...

Paden City Will Play for State Volleyball Title

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CHARLESTON — Paden City keeps on making school history. Coach Jennifer Yeater’s Wildcats will play for a Class A state title sometime before noon today after Paden City knocked out Greenbrier West in the quarterfinals (25-17, 25-16, 27-25) and then sent Little Kanawha Conference champion ...

Tall Task Faces Madonna

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WEIRTON — “Excited for the opportunity” was the reply Madonna coach Darrin Hicks made to a question about having to play the No. 1 team in West Virginia Class A, Doddridge County, in the first game of the playoffs. Hicks and company are faced with the task of figuring a way to upset ...

Indian Creek Looks to Keep It Going Tonight Against Poland

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SALEM — Indian Creek finally got the playoff breakthrough it had been waiting for Saturday night when the Redskins got the first playoff win in school history in dramatic fashion, 35-29, over Hubbard at Kettlewell Stadium. It marked a few milestones in a season full of them for the ...

WVU Seeks To Reverse Fortune

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MORGANTOWN — The WVU season bottomed out Saturday, suffering a 38-17 home setback to a then 3-5 Texas Tech team. The Red Raiders scored TDs on their first five possessions. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, went scoreless in three trips into the red zone. The tough-to-swallow loss dropped the ...

Auburn at Center of All Down Stretch

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Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do ...

Mealy Inks With WVU

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WHEELING — Since she was a little girl, Faith Mealy has dreamed of playing college soccer at West Virginia University. That dream is about to become reality as she signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Virginia University on Wednesday ...

Browns Defeat Steelers, Game Ends in Brawl

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final ...

Trout, Bellinger Earn MVP Awards

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NEW YORK — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP ...

Linsly Swimming Sweeps Central

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WHEELING — The Linsly girls and boys swimming teams opened their season with a sweep over Wheeling Central Thursday night. The Cadets claimed first place in all 12 events on the boys side to secure a 100-48 victory over the Maroon Knights while the girls captured gold in 11 of 12 events ...

Lightning Rout Rangers, 9-3

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay’s nine goals tied a team record. Five scores came on the power play, ...

Pelicans Spoil George’s Return

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first ...

Wheeling Park Opens Playoffs at Home vs. Capital

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WHEELING — A team with a bevy of offensive skill position players but an offensive line that will need to be entirely rebuilt. That was the situation facing Wheeling Park entering the 2019 high school football season. A capable team with plenty of questions. Those questions, however, were ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights To Make 4-Hour Trek to Tolsia

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central enters the playoffs in search of its third straight state championship. To get there, it won’t be an easy journey for the Maroon Knights. In the first round, No. 10 Wheeling Central (6-4) will make the four-hour trek to Tolsia (7-3) on Saturday at 1:30 ...