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Carter Is Winner Of Hardman Award

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MORGANTOWN — Jevon Carter’s final season as an amateur was a record breaker. The former West Virginia University men’s basketball standout wrapped up his college career in 2018 as the school’s all-time leader in steals (330) and became the only player from a Power Five conference to ...

Patriots Reach Third Straight Super Bowl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England ...

Zuerlein FG Sends Rams to Atlanta

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NEW ORLEANS — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the NFC ...

No Time To Celebrate For WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Coming off its biggest win of the season, West Virginia (9-9, 1-5 Big 12) gets one day of rest before taking on a Baylor team fresh off a huge victory over No. 8 Texas Tech. “That’s the way it is in this conference,” WVU’s Chase Harler explained following the ...

Federer Shocked by Tsitsipas at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments. Until lately, that is. Until, at age 37, he was outplayed in the Australian ...

Long Wins Desert Classic For First PGA Tour Title

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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title. Making his sixth career start on the tour, Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson ...

No. 2 Baylor Rolls WVU Women

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown scored 17 points and No. 2 Baylor beat West Virginia 79-47 on Sunday to remain unbeaten in Big 12 play. The Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0) shot 50 percent from the floor, including 58 percent in a dominant first half. Baylor never trailed after an 8-0 run in the ...

Patriots, Red Devils Sweep Swimming Championships

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WELLSBURG — Right when the first horned sounded, it was clear the Wheeling Park and St. Clairsville swimming teams were on a mission. The Patriots and Red Devils accomplished that mission in dominating fashion as both the Wheeling Park boys’ and girls’ teams claimed the 5A title, while ...

JM’s Carman Claims OVAC Title

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WHEELING — To earn the coveted Bierkortte Award, symbolic of the Most Outstanding Wrestler during the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships, an individual must have just that — an outstanding tournament. Steubenville’s Peyton Blasko did that over the last ...

West Virginia Knocks Off No. 7 Kansas, 65-64

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MORGANTOWN — Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia’s Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake. “Go win the rest of them,” Self said. Wishful thinking, perhaps. But Huggins will gladly take this one over his friend in what has ...

WLU Men Edge Concord In Double OT

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WEST LIBERTY — For roughly 35 minutes of Saturday’s Mountain East Conference showdown with Concord at the ASRC, No. 9 West Liberty’s defense held scoring sensation Tommy Bolte relatively at bay. Bolte scored 29 of his game-high 41 from that point, but the Hilltoppers (13-2 overall, 9-1 ...

Toppers Fall Despite Brown’s Big Game

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WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty women played a deep and talented Concord team to a draw through one quarter Saturday at the ASRC. From there, it was an uphill climb. Madison May poured in 29 points including a 17 of 21 showing at the foul line to lead four double-digit scorers, as the ...

Morgan To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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BARNESVILLE — She is the unquestioned premier female distance runner in OVAC history. Now Stephanie Morgan is being honored for her staggering prep achievements. The former Barnesville High School distance phenom is set to be inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country ...

Adams, Coyne Named to OVAC Hall

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BELLAIRE — The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame continues to take shape as two more honorees are set for induction on Saturday, Aug. 17. A multi-sport standout who was especially product in basketball and football as well as one of the valley’s most decorated ...

Grinch Is Selected As 2019 Mr. Mat

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SHADYSIDE — John Grinch is a 1970 graduate from Dubois High School in Dubois, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended Clarion University and graduated with a degree in education. He began his teaching and coaching career at Wintersville High School. He coached both football and ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Bellaire Girls Edge River

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BELLAIRE — A battle between state-ranked teams and OVAC division leaders lived up the hype, with Bellaire pulling out a narrow 58-52 victory against River on Saturday. Michaela Flaherty led a balanced Big Reds attack with 16 points. Natalie Stoner drained five 3-pointers on her way to 15 ...

Much-Needed Win for Mountaineers

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MORGANTOWN — If ever a team was in need of some luck, it was West Virginia — in an unusual place in the cellar of the Big 12 — as it played host to perennial Big 12 champion Kansas on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. Five losses, the most recent a 30-point embarrassment at TCU, to ...

Majority of Fans Want Chiefs To End Patriots’ Dominance

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they’re just fans ...