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Huff, Howley Winner Murray Eyes Next Level

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WHEELING — Adam Murray authored a prep football career second to none. Wheeling Central has had countless stellar players in its tradition-rich gridiron history. Murray will always be remembered as one of the Maroon Knights’ finest. He scripted a grid resume that will unlikely ever be ...

The Doyles: A Family Dedicated to O.V. Wrestling

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WHEELING — When wrestling enthusiasts talk about the mat sport at Wheeling Central, the first names that come to mind are the Doyle brothers: Pat, Mike, Matt, and Danny. In fact, they and family members have been involved in wrestling from the 1960s until this very day – in one capacity ...

Pandemic Idles Donnelly After 52 Years Of Baseball

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STEUBENVILLE — Rich Donnelly has seen about all there is to see in his 73 years on this earth. The baseball lifer has traveled coast-to-coast via his many diamond playing and coaching assignments. But the Steubenville Catholic product has never witnessed a past four months that the nation ...

Merryman Becomes Buckeye Local A.D.

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By SETH STASKEY For the News-Register CONNORVILLE — As it pertains to prep sports, Jason Merryman has definitely been around. From his pee wee wrestling days in Shadyside through 27 years of coaching that includes at least one season in every sport except volleyball and swimming, ...

Redskins to Have ‘Thorough Review’ of Name Amid Race Debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their name Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Even though owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name since ...

Weir’s Spencer Tabbed W.V. Gatorade Track Athlete of Year

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WEIRTON — Sebastian Spencer didn’t expect to receive any more high school accolades. After all, his final track and field season, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was canceled. As it turns out, however, the recent Weir High graduate put together a career body of work and junior season ...

Longtime Basketball Coach Mel Coleman Dies

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WELLSBURG — Whether it was as a basketball coach or player, Mel Coleman made an impact It’s an impact that will be felt for years to come, too. Coleman died Wednesday afternoon from complications of a heart attack he suffered earlier in the week. The 1961 Wheeling Central graduate, ...

Shadyside Student-Athlete Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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SHADYSIDE — Shadyside Athletics Director John Triveri confirmed Wednesday afternoon that a student-athlete at the school has tested positive for the coronavirus. “We just confirmed it (Wednesday),” Triveri said. Shadyside just resumed workouts in all sports on Monday after shutting ...

Nailers Tender Offers

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers have announced their list of players who received qualifying offers for the summer of 2020. Six players were tendered qualifying offers for Wheeling. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a maximum of eight qualified players. Of the eight qualified ...

Fans May Not Like What They See on Return

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Don’t be too eager to sit in the stands if your favorite team is lucky enough to open play over the next few months. Going to the game will be risky all by itself. Once there, the experience won’t be the same. No food. No drink. No cuddly mascot to slap high-fives with. Don’t even ...

Pirates Manager Shelton Navigating Roller Coaster

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PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some variation of “sorry, that’s ...

MLB Players Begin Reporting For Tests as First Workouts Near

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Yoan Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That’s a good description of the environment that ...

Healthy Kessel Expected to Give Coyotes a Boost in Return

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The start of Phil Kessel’s desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries. The NHL’s pandemic-caused pause has give the ...

Grove Makes Dodgers’ 60-Man Roster

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WHEELING — For obvious reasons, Michael Grove had been following the baseball negotiations of the last several weeks quite closely. The Wheeling Park and West Virginia University product predicted June 18 that a deal — one way or another — would get done in five days. It turned out to ...

Ohio County Athlete Tests Positive

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WHEELING — Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones formally announced that a Wheeling Park High School student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon via the school’s social media. Ohio County Schools was made aware of the possible case late last ...

Crestview Exits The OVAC

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COLUMBIANA — And then there were 49. The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference membership — effective today — has been reduced to 49 schools as Columbiana Crestview has withdrawn. The Rebels, who joined the OVAC in November 2016, are focusing on a newly formed two divisional conference in ...

WVU Basketball Player Tests Positive for Virus

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A men’s basketball player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the athletic department said Monday. The player, whose name was not released, has entered a 14-day isolation period, West Virginia said in a news release. Men’s basketball ...

St. Clairsville Takes Rematch Against Wheeling Stogies, 7-2

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE _ Tuesday night’s baseball game between Wheeling and St. Clairsville was a total reversal of last Thursday’s 10-2 win by the Stogies. St. Clairsville (1-1) played errorless defense, received another solid effort on the mound and scored early in posting a 7-2 decision on ...

3 More National Stat Titles for West Liberty Men

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WEST LIBERTY — The sound of power tools echoed down the nearly-deserted hall outside the office of West Liberty University’s men’s basketball coach Ben Howlett earlier this week. It’s that time of year. In what has become a summer ritual for the three-time defending Mountain East ...

Penguins Goalie Murray Eyeing Present, Not Future

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray’s legacy with the Pittsburgh Penguins — such as it is at age 26 — is secure, as. That tends to happen when you have your name on the Stanley Cup. Twice. It’s the goaltender’s future, however, that is murky. Not that Murray is thinking about the ...