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Linsly Boys Swim to OVAC Title

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WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys’ swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where ...

Wheeling Park Girls Rout Parkersburg South

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WHEELING — A busy week closed in stellar fashion for Wheeling Park as the Patriots toppled Parkersburg South, 73-54, Saturday afternoon at The Palace on the Hill. The wire-to-wire win marked the fourth game in six days for Coach Ryan Young’s battle-tested charges. The state’s No. ...

Park Grad Harris Enjoying Coaching Success in Florida

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WHEELING — It was time for a new challenge. D.P. Harris authored a hall of fame coaching career at St. Vincent College. The Wheeling Park grad served as head men’s hoop coach for the Latrobe, Pa.,-based school for the past 16 years with impressive results. He directed St. Vincent to a ...

Diarra, Gordon Lift K-State Past West Virginia

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needed career highs from Cartier Diarra and Dajuan Gordon to knock off No. 12 West Virginia. Diarra tied a career high 25 points, Gordon scored a career high 15, including 13 in the first half, and Xavier Sneed had 16, moving into the top 15 in school ...

West Liberty Men Sprint Past Frostburg State, 125-77

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WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University men’s basketball team left no doubt Saturday night in rolling to its seventh straight win, routing Frostburg State, 125-77, at the ASRC. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (13-3, 8-2 Mountain East) reeled off 20 unanswered points to open up a 32-9 ...

Bettors Leaning Toward Home Teams

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Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences’s top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (14-3) by 7 1-2 points. In the AFC, it’s the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem to ...

Parkersburg South, Wheeling Park In Tight Race After Day 2

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WHEELING — It was an unofficial Patriots Day Friday inside WesBanco Arena as both Parkersburg South and Wheeling Park have made the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament a two-team race. The Wood County Patriots hold a slim, 157-151, edge over the Ohio County Patriots. If that ...

Patriots Down Purple Riders

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WHEELING — It wasn’t perfection, but it was close. Wheeling Park clicked on all cylinders Friday night in running past Martins Ferry, 62-27, before a nice-sized crowd at Tolbert Gymnasium. Coach Michael Jebbia’s well-drilled charges dominated in all phases while displaying large doses ...

Amos Has Mind-Boggling Resume

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WHEELING — Braxton Amos is a beast on the wrestling mat. Off the mat, not so much. When asked what makes him so dominant on the mat, he is quick — like most of his matches — and to the point with his reply. “I like to work hard and I love wrestling. If you like working hard and you ...

Morgantown Crushes John Marshall

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MOUNDSVILLE — Coming off a huge revenge victory over arch-rival, and West Virginia Class AAA No. 1 University High, on Wednesday, Morgantown showed that its momentum had not worn out Friday night when it hit the road once again to take on John Marshall. The Mohigans drained seven ...

Crosby Scores in OT as Pens Beat Red Wings

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DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Garrett Scott’s Layup Wins it for Cameron, 53-52

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CAMERON — Garrett Scott’s layup with 3.5 seconds left gave Cameron a 53-52 victory over Tygarts Valley Friday night during prep boys’ basketball action. Scott finished the game with a double-double as he poured in 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Dragons (6-6). Jessop ...

Wings Defeat Nailers, 5-4

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KALAMAZOO — The Wheeling Nailers were attempting to have a game of comebacks on Friday night, as they battled the Kalamazoo Wings at Wings Event Center. Wheeling erased three separate deficits, but were unable to overcome two Kalamazoo goals which were sandwiched around the second ...

Usual Suspects Leading at OVACs

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WHEELING — The usual suspects are atop the leaderboard after the opening night of the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament inside WesBanco Arena. Multiple-time champion Parkersburg South leads the pack with 50 points after winning 13 of 14 matches. Defending overall and Class 4A ...

Cochran Defying All Odds

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WHEELING — Carl Cochran is defying all the odds. Or is he? The John Marshall flyweight was seriously injured in a late April mountain bike accident, a wreck that nearly took the youngster’s life way too soon. However, believing in something the sport has taught him, the 113-pounder ...

Park, St. C. Hoping to Continue OVAC Success

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WHEELING — Plenty of new faces will have the opportunity to leave their mark in Saturday’s OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championships. After Wheeling Park captured four straight OVAC 5A girls titles and back-to-back boys crowns, it will be tested by OVAC newcomers Dover and New ...