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PREP ROUNDUP: Woodrow Wilson Ends Park’s Winning Streak

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INSTITUTE—Wheeling Park saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday with a 51-45 setback to Woodrow Wilson at West Virginia State University. Park (11-3) was led by Alex Vargo’s 19 points while Keondre’ King turned in 13. Cameron 79 Magnolia 47 CAMERON—Dillon ...

Maroon Knights Rally, Quiet Tigers

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central trailed Shadyside 13-0 to start Tuesday’s game before Coach Mel Stephens elected to use a timeout. Coming out of the pause in the action, the Maroon Knights finished the first quarter on a 14-2 run and eventually rolled to a 72-53 victory on their home ...

McWhorter Leads Patriots Past Monarchs

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WHEELING — During Wheeling Park and John Marshall’s first matchup of the season, the Monarchs were in control for the first three quarters. Although the Patriots secured a win, it took a valiant comeback effort. This time around, Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia made a few adjustments ...

Big Effort, Tough Loss for Nailers

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WHEELING — Mike Bavis liked just about everything he saw Tuesday night. His Wheeling Nailers played toe-to-toe against what statistically speaking is the best team in the ECHL’s Western Conference, the Cincinnati Cyclones. Down to five defensemen for the final two periods after Aaron ...

Cameron Earns Overtime Road Victory at Madonna

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WEIRTON — The Madonna boys’ basketball team has struggled to get into the win column this year, but Tuesday night it was ahead of Cameron for all but about two minutes of regulation play. Then, the Dragons won the battle going down the stretch, sent the game into overtime and walked out ...

Hurricanes Blank Penguins

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PITTSBURGH — Curtis McElhinney’s been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the postseason for the first time in nearly ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Barnesville Wins First Milk Jug, Seals OVAC Berth

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MORRISTOWN—The Milk Jug is heading to Barnesville for the first time in school history following its victory over Union Local. The Shamrocks also clinched a spot in the OVAC Class 3A Tournament next week with a win. Luke Powell paced the Shamrocks with 34 points. Cal Kildow turned in 17 ...

Bengals Introduce Taylor

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals liked Zac Taylor the first time they talked to him, but there was one overriding concern when they discussed offering him their head coaching job. He’s 35 with only a few games as a coordinator on his NFL resume. Would it be too much, too soon, to ...

A Familiar Feeling: Boston Fetes Champion Patriots

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BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title, clamoring for more with cheers of “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!” A party atmosphere enveloped the city ...

AAF Kicks Off Without Kickoffs

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the fledgling Alliance of American Football held four exhibition games recently in San Antonio, something was missing. Kickoffs. “We were all looking around saying, ‘Does anyone miss kickoffs?’ The answer was, no, we did not miss them,” said Mike Pereira, the ...

WLU Wrestler Kemp Ranked No. 6

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FAYETTE, Iowa — West Liberty University junior standout Logan Kemp is No. 6 nationally in his weight class and the WLU wrestling team just missed cracking the Top 25 when the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released its latest set of national rankings. Kemp, a junior ...

Kansas St. Knocks Off No. 13 Kansas

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown scored 18 points, Xavier Sneed hit a crucial 3-pointer with a minute to go, and Kansas State roughed up No. 13 Kansas 74-67 on Tuesday night to snap a frustrating eight-game losing streak against its biggest rival. Sneed finished with 14 points and Dean ...

University Outworks Wheeling Park To Advance to Title Game

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WHEELING — University coach David Price knows his team isn’t going to light up the scoreboard. So when playing a rival like Wheeling Park, the Hawks were going to have to outwork the Patriots. That is just what they did. University, despite being ranked higher than Wheeling Park in the ...

Shadyside Knocks Out Wheeling Central

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SHADYSIDE — The Shadyside girls’ basketball team came up short in the 2018 OVAC Class 2A championship last February. It has been on a mission since then and it took another step toward completing that Monday night in a sweltering Tiger Den. The Tigers — the top seed in the Class 2A ...

John Marshall Advances to 5A Championship

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WINTERSVLLE — In a hostile environment and a chance to compete for an OVAC Class 5A championship, John Marshall senior Shay Straughn gave her team all she had and more. Indian Creek, despite having one of the best defenses in the area, could not stop Straughn. She finished with 40 points ...

Beallsville Moves On In Class 1A

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BEALLSVILLE — Beallsville coach Tori Jarrett always puts full trust in her players. It showed Monday night. With four fouls each, Makenna Phillips and Olivia Muncy were given the opportunity to shine in the fourth quarter and they did just that. In a three-point game, Muncy stepped back ...

West Virginia Is Hammered By Texas Tech

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brandone Francis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 18 Texas Tech overwhelmed cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50 on Monday night. The Red Raiders (18-5, 6-4 Big 12), who lost four of their previous five Big 12 games, took control with a 13-0 run midway through the ...