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Shadyside Volleyball Moves On To Districts

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SHADYSIDE — Challenges build character. The last two weeks, the Shadyside High School volleyball team has faced its share of them. But it’s tournament time, and first-year head coach Eric Mercer expects the going to be a bit rougher than the regular season. There, the Tigers went 20-0 ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Linsly Football Gets First Loss

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LEECHBURG, Pa. — Linsly rattled off the final 19 points of the game but could not complete the 21-point rally as it fell 28-26 on the road to Kiski for its first loss of the season. Carl Nyh led the Cadets with 168 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Hunter Kelley completed 8 of 14 ...

Astros Advance To World Series

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HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years. In a bullpen game with a back-and-forth finish, DJ LeMahieu ...

Stobbs 10K Event Raises $80,000 for Veterans

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WHEELING — The Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10K Run/Walk turns a decade old this Nov. 2. During the nine years of the patriotic event, some $80,000 has been raised for the West Virginia Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. This year, race proceeds will be split between Paralyzed ...

Keep An Eye Out for Deer

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If you live in deer country, you know that autumn can be a dangerous season to be on the road. It’s when deer-vehicle collisions peak. In many areas, it’s not if you hit a deer, it’s when. Over the last 30 years I’ve hit six deer. I completely totaled one car and suffered more than ...

Fleury Shuts Out Penguins

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots against his former team, leading the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Fleury recorded his 445th win, tying Terry Sawchuck for seventh on the NHL career list. Fleury, who made his second ...

Illinois Stuns Wisconsin on Last-Second Field Goal

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and Illinois pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on Saturday. Tony Adams picked off a pass by Jack Coan for the 30 1/2-point underdog Illini (3-5, 1-3 Big ...

West Liberty Wins in OT Thriller

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CANTON — Sophomore tight end Thomas Cole caught a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime Saturday to lift West Liberty to a thrilling 41-38 non-conference victory against Walsh at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers (4-3) overcame a staggering six turnovers and ...

Cameron Dragons Stand Tall Vs. Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees

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CAMERON — Cameron entered Friday’s game against Clay-Battelle backed against a wall. If the Dragons want any shot at making the playoffs, they have to win out. And after the first 20 minutes at Dragon Stadium, it looked like those hopes were going to be dashed. Clay-Battelle ran through ...

Musselman Edges Wheeling Park

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BUNKER HILL — From the moment the ball was kicked on Friday night, Musselman coach Brian Thomas might have been the most excited man in the state of West Virginia. After Luke Barger pinned Wheeling Park deep on the opening kickoff, Thomas sprinted over to his kicker and wrapped him up in a ...

Martins Ferry Stifles Wheeling Central

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MARTINS FERRY — Chas Yoder talked all week about wanting to establish a more consistent running game and sending his seniors out on a high note in their home finale. Martins Ferry put a check mark in the first box. By virtue of combining that ground game with an impressive passing attack ...

John Marshall Monarchs Run Wild in Victory Against Brooke

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MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall came out and ran the ball on its first play of the game and it didn’t stop until the clock hit zero. Three Monarchs’ backs rushed for over 100 yards as John Marshall thumped visiting Brooke 40-6 on Homecoming Night Friday at Monarch Stadium. “Our ...

Williamstown Yellowjackets Outlast Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights

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SISTERSVILLE — Although Williamstown was up by eight at halftime, it seemed like all the momentum was in favor of Tyler Consolidated. Mark Rucker found a gap and raced down the sidelines as time expired in the first half for a 63-yard score to get the Silver Knights within one possession. ...

Bellaire Edges Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — Some wins are just sweeter than others. Bellaire and Shadyside renewed grid acquaintances seven seasons ago. The Tigers have owned the series winning every game. That changed Friday night, however, as Coach Mark Spigarelli’s Big Reds exhibited a large dose of character and ...

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Oak Glen Escapes Harrison Central

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Nick Chaney threw for 108 yards and a touchdown, while Paxton Shuman tallied 102 yards on the ground as Oak Glen edged Harrison Central, 26-21, on Friday night. Gage Patterson raced for 96 yards and a score and Hunter Patterson added 91 yards and a score on the ground for ...

Toronto Routs Madonna

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TORONTO — Even without Coach Josh Franke because of a suspension, the Toronto football team had little trouble with Madonna during its 55-14 victory on Friday. The lone first-quarter score came on a 2-yard run from Garrett Dozier on the first possession of the game. The PAT failed, leaving ...

Yankees Down Astros In Game 5 of ALCS

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NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander’s second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning. And just like that, the Bronx Bombers were back — in the game, and in this ...

Fields Leads Ohio St. Past Northwestern

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and No. 4 Ohio State pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. The Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did exactly as expected and blew the game open early, jumping to a 31-3 halftime lead. Fields ...

Pens Win 5th Straight

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the undermanned Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to win their fifth straight, 4-2 over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. Letang dangled his way past a sliding Tyler Seguin to skate in and beat Anton ...