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Ruby, Nailers Pocket Win

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers knew they were faced with a big game on Saturday night, as they played host to the Fort Wayne Komets in front of 3,517 fans at WesBanco Arena. Wheeling was up for the challenge, and played a fantastic team game, as six different players found the back of the ...

Circosta, Snively Enshrined One More Time

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STEUBENVILLE — Jay Circosta and Terry Snively are no strangers to halls of fame. The two football coaching icons added yet another shrine to their impressive resumes last Sunday. The Ohio Valley Football Coaches Association held its 41st Annual All-Conference Awards Dinner at Steubenville ...

Jets Fall to Cadets

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a week later and a different gender, but the approach and opponent were the same. For the second straight Saturday, Fort Frye used an impressive defensive performance, showcased a disciplined offense and captured an OVAC Class 3A championship. Eerily similar to ...

Meadowbrook Captures Fifth Straight OVAC Title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Meadowbrook’s history in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has been vast. The Colts added another chapter — their last — in boys basketball Saturday morning at the Health and Physical Education Center at Ohio University Eastern. Headed to another conference, ...

Abuls, McClane Newest Additions to OVAC HOF

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WHEELING — Two prep basketball greats are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Pete Abuls of Cambridge and Don McLane of Steubenville Catholic Central have now had their names called to the shrine, and will represent the decade of the ...

Monroe Central Girls Wallop Bridgeport

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WOODSFIELD — Five Monroe Central players scored in double figures as it secured a victory against Bridgeport, 82-48 in prep girls basketball action during the Division IV sectional tournament. Haylynn Hiles supplied 20 points while Amy Bettinger netted 16 for the Seminoles. Kalista Friday ...

Tampa Bay Tops Philly

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a franchise record for consecutive home wins in a 5-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. KINGS 3 AVALANCHE 1 AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final ...

Robinson Nets Career-High as West Liberty Rolls

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WEST LIBERTY — The No. 25-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team exploded for 54 points in the final 12 minutes of the first half and sprinted off to a 116-74 rout of Concord at the ASRC on Saturday. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (20-4, 15-3) got a career-high 32 points ...

Garrett Legally Liable After ESPN Interview

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November. During an interview with ...

Johnson Ready For Final Daytona Start

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (AP) — The last chance to appreciate Jimmie Johnson leading the field at the Daytona 500 may come during the pace laps. Shortly after President Donald Trump gives drivers the command to start their engines, Johnson will zip ahead of the other 39 cars and take a ceremonial ...

Frontier Rallies Past Madonna

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a line-in-the-sand moment. Frontier found itself trailing 34-26 with three minutes to play in the third quarter in its Wheeling Hospital OVAC 1A championship game against Madonna at Ohio University Eastern Saturday afternoon. At that point, Cougars coach Roger ...

Wheeling Park Gets Victory Over Weir

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WHEELING — Coming home off a demoralizing loss to West Virginia Class AAA power University in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A semifinals on Tuesday, it took Wheeling Park a quarter to get back to doing what it does best Friday night, getting the ball inside to seniors Alex Vargo ...

Huskies Down Purple Riders

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MARTINS FERRY — Friday night’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A boys’ championship consolation tilt between Buckeye 8 rivals Harrison Central and Martins Ferry mirrored a heavyweight bout. The Huskies landed a huge haymaker to start the contest inside Tolbert Gymnasium, but the Purple ...

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 ...