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John Marshall Survives Creek Rally

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WINTERSVILLE — The deficit was too much for Indian Creek to overcome. The John Marshall boys basketball team led by two at the end of the first quarter, and the Monarchs broke the game open in the third quarter en route to a 56-45 victory against the Redskins in an OVAC Tournament ...

Jack Allison Heads West Liberty’s 2020 Recruiting Class

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WEST LIBERTY — Jack Allison, a graduate transfer quarterback from West Virginia University who threw for more than 270 yards in a post-season bowl game for the Mountaineers, heads up a 2020 recruiting class that has created a lot of buzz around the West Liberty football program. While the ...

Wheeling Cardinals Announce Commitments

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WHEELING — The Wheeling University football program has announced its initial recruiting class on Friday, which included National Letter of Intent signees. “We as a staff and a University are really excited about this 2020 signing class as it addresses need, talent, and fit of course for ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Linsly Gets Past Magnolia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Linsly boys basketball team scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to secure a victory 51-49 victory over Magnolia in an OVAC Class 3A championship consolation game. Marshall Taylor and Luca DiLorenzo led the way for the Cadets (14-7) as they each compiled 13 ...

Nailers Take Down Cyclones

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CINCINNATI — The Wheeling Nailers got a big jolt on Friday night, as Nick Saracino and Yushiroh Hirano returned to the lineup. Both players had an impact at Heritage Bank Center, as they joined Cam Brown by scoring second period goals, leading the Nailers to a 5-3 triumph over the Cincinnati ...

Pens Beat Canadiens

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins forward Jason Zucker is settling in nicely after two games with his new team. Zucker scored his first two goals with the Penguins during a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. “To me, it was about the win,” Zucker said. “It was good to get ...

Steelers Confident In Big Ben’s Future

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow will be ready to go in time for the 2020 regular season, so confident there are no plans to look around for a proven veteran backup just in case. General manager Kevin ...

Harrison Central Bowling on to District Tourney

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Bobbie Parkinson wasn’t feeling extremely confident after the trio of regular games at Thursday’s Ohio Division II girls’ sectional bowling tournament at St. Clair Lanes. Her Harrison Central squad had just turned in a 703 in Game 3 and entered the six Baker games ...

Indian Creek Sets New Win Record

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team flipped the switch at halftime. The Redskins utilized a big third quarter to break the game open against Brooke en route to a 69-40 victory to sweep the season series Thursday night in the Redskins’ regular-season finale. The ...

Big Red Edges Huskies

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s girls shot 15 free throws during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game with Harrison Central. They drained just enough (seven) to squeeze out a 43-40 Senior Night triumph inside the Crimson Center. “We’ve been on a little bit of a slide the last couple ...

Dyson Inks Deal With Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent Jarrod Dyson finalized a $2 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who hopes the veteran can fill the void left in center created by Starling Marte’s trade to Arizona. The 35-year-old hit .230 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 130 games with the ...

Rose Commits to Marietta College

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Wheeling Central senior C.J. Rose signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and football careers at Marietta College. Rose is a member of the three-time state champion Maroon Knights’ football team. He is also a two-year member of the wrestling team and a distinguished honor ...

Hores Signs to Play at Wheeling University

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Martins Ferry senior Dasyn Hores signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and football careers at Wheeling University. He is flanked by his parents, Jay and Karlie Hores. Back, from left, are Martins Ferry athletic director Mark Cook, football coach Chas Yoder, assistant football ...

Cameron Upends Hundred in OVAC Consolation Game

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CAMERON — After trailing by nine at the end of the first, Cameron rallied to defeat Hundred 61-51 with a solid fourth quarter in an OVAC consolation game on Thursday . Jessop Broughton recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Noah Neely supplied 12 points for the ...

Celtics Hold Off Clippers in 2OT

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BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine ...

Lightning Keep Rolling in 3-1 Victory

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home. Vasilevskiy improved to ...

Astros Sticking to Script

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had learned, but did not say what. On a patch of grass between the Houston Astros’ spring training building and fields, under a sun obscured by clouds, the star ...

Parkersburg South’s Strong Fourth Dooms Magnolia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The fourth quarter has been a weakness for the Parkersburg South girls’ basketball team this season. That weakness didn’t show on Wednesday night. The Patriots (6-11) opened the final frame on a 9-0 run to pull away from Magnolia by a 58-43 final on the Blue ...

Kansas Downs WVU, 58-49

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By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a 9-0 run ...

Shelton Gets 1st Workout in As Pirates Manager

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BRADENTON, Fla. — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout. Shelton was hired as general manager of the Pittsburgh ...