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The Three-Peat Is Complete for Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — It may sound cliche, but athletes are always told to be ready when your number is called. Since Jacob Rine took over quarterback duties two months ago from an injured Curtis McGhee III, he has been there to manage the game, rely on his teammates and not do too much. But in the ...

Bellaire Native Tiber Finds Sweet Home in Alabama

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FLORENCE, Ala. — Missy Tiber is in her seventh year at the helm of the University of North Alabama women’s basketball team. And if early returns are any indication, the campaign will be another rousing success for the Bellaire native and her Lions. The former Big Reds hoop standout led ...

Martinsburg Wins Fourth Straight Class AAA Title

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WHEELING — Throughout its dominating run through the playoffs, Martinsburg has put up points with ease as well as putting them up quickly. Saturday, during the West Virginia Class AAA championship game, it was no different. The Bulldogs scored five touchdowns in the final 3:16 of the first ...

Gannon Upsets Wheeling University in Volleyball Regional

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WHEELING — Going into Saturday’s Atlantic Regional championship match again Gannon, Wheeling University hardly played from behind, let alone drop a set. The Cardinals winners of 43 straight sets dating back to Oct. 22, went up against a tough Golden Knights team. The first set had ...

St. John’s Hands WVU Its First Loss

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rasheen Dunn scored nine of his 13 points in the second half including the winning free throws with five seconds remaining and St. John’s handed West Virginia its first defeat, 70-68, on Saturday in Madison Square Garden for the Red Storm’s fourth straight win. Dunn shot ...

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: WLU Men Cruise to Victory

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ELKINS — The No. 14-ranked West Liberty University men forced 25 turnovers and drained 14 3-pointers Saturday in running away to a 103-73 victory against Davis & Elkins at the McDonnell Center. Pat Robinson led the Hilltoppersí scoring parade with 21 points, six rebounds and three ...

Ohio State Rallies for Big Ten Title

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins spent the first half scratching their heads. Then, Ohio State’s dynamic duo — and teammates —- reverted to their previously impressive form. Fields threw three touchdown passes in the second half, Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights: The Road Warriors Of West Virginia

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WHEELING — When it comes to the playoffs in West Virginia, teams that claim one of the top four seeds have the luxury of playing on their home field at least three times in order to get to Wheeling Island Stadium. Having the home field advantage can be very beneficial. Teams can sleep in ...

Bridgeport Takes Home Class AA Championship

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WHEELING — They did it their way. Bridgeport’s power run game rushed for 269 yards on 62 carries as the Indians pulled out a 21-14 victory over Bluefield in Friday’s West Virginia Class AA state championship at Wheeling Island Stadium. “îWe won this game on the line of ...

Wheeling Advances to Atlantic Regional Final

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WHEELING — Winning the first set of a volleyball match is something that can quickly put you on the right path to victory. When you are playing a team such as Wheeling University, which has not lost a set since Oct. 22, it becomes even more crucial. Friday night fifth-seeded Millersville ...

Luke Powell Pours in 44 as Barnesville Defeats St. Clairsville.

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BARNESVILLE — As he was watching the game go on, St. Clairsville coach Ryan Clifford honestly believed his team had done a pretty decent job guarding Barnesville senior Luke Powell. Clifford then looked up at the side panel of the scoreboard inside the Barnesville High School gymnasium and ...

Pens Down Coyotes

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry spoiled Phil Kessel’s return to Pittsburgh, turning aside all 33 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night. Kessel helped Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 before ...

Pro NFL Picks

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer KNOCKOUT POOL: Green Bay imported some snow to New Jersey and did right by us. This time we venture to the Lone Star state for the TEXANS. No. 30 Detroit (plus 13) at No. 10 Minnesota Vikings are super annoyed at losing tight games to good teams. ...

Searching for Upsets to Scramble CFP

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Championship weekend rarely produces the type of upsets that throw the national championship race into turmoil. Heading into this year’s slate of conference title games, a case could be made that No. 1 LSU (No. 2 CFP), No. 2 Ohio State (No. 1 CFP) and No. 3 Clemson (No. 3 CFP) have all done ...

Bucks Rout Clippers for 14th Straight Victory

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their 14th straight victory, a 119-91 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. Antetokounmpo, on his 25th birthday, made 11 of 20 shots and had his 21st double-double of the ...

Hawkins Delivers Hat Trick for Nailers In Win Over Wings

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers started their three-in-three home weekend in fine fashion on Friday night, as they took down the Kalamazoo Wings, 6-2 at WesBanco Arena. Brandon Hawkins led the offensive attack with the team’s first hat trick of the regular season, and was complemented by a ...