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Wayt Scores Twice To Lead W.Va. All-Stars

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the last time in their prep soccer career, 34 senior girls suited up to represent their high school in the OVAC All-Star game Sunday afternoon at Red Devils Stadium. While it was a special day for all athletes, it was an extra special one for Wheeling Central’s ...

Boys’ Game Ends in Stalemate

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While all-star games are all in good fun, the ending to the boys OVAC All-Star Soccer game almost was a Hollywood script. With the score tied at 1-1 and less than 10 seconds to go, West Virginia had Ohio on the brink. Moving the ball downfield, Wheeling Park’s ...

WJU Edged By Powerhouse Pitt-Johnstown

WHEELING — Dual meet wrestling — high school or college — is a chess match more or less between the two opposing coaches. However, there is one thing that the coaches can’t plan on — bonus points. A pair of nationally ranked NCAA Division II wrestling powerhouses — No. 5 Wheeling ...

OVAC Adds Bowling as Sport Beginning in 2019-20

BELLAIRE — High school bowling in the Ohio Valley has received another boost. Starting with the 2019-20 season, bowling will be part of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. “I’m kind of excited about it,” OVAC Executive Secretary Tom Rataiczak said. “To me, this is a sport you can ...

How to Choose A Bird Feeder

When readers ask for help selecting a bird feeder, I’m happy to oblige. I bought my first feeder in 1978 in Michigan, so I’ve had lots of experience evaluating them. I won’t presume to identify the “best” feeders, but I can name my favorites in both general and specific ...

WVU Confident As Oklahoma St. Looms

MORGANTOWN — No. 7 West Virginia’s mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU , West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1, ...

Buckeyes Defense Takes a Step Forward

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre’Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes’ favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type of defensive performance ...

Book Back at QB for Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book’s stay on No. 3 Notre Dame’s sideline will be a short one. Coach Brian Kelly announced Sunday that the 6-foot, 208-pound junior quarterback, who led the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) to six straight victories before suffering a rib injury in Notre Dame’s ...

Titans Rough Up Brady, Upset Patriots, 34-10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game. The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him repeatedly as they beat New England 34-10 Sunday, snapping a ...

Mayfield, Chubb Push Browns Past Falcons

CLEVELAND — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...

PP Goals Lift Coyotes Past Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes became the latest team to take advantage of Washington’s penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 win over the Capitals on Sunday. Galchenyuk and Vinnie Hinostroza each scored on the man ...

Busch Sets Up Showdown With Harvick

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most Cup victories and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship. Busch’s victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week’s finale at ...

James Dunks Winner for Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and dunked for the winning basket in the final seconds, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Kyle Kuzma added 18 points for the Lakers’ fifth win in six games. Kuzma’s layup tied the ...

Magnolia Wins Class A Volleyball Championship

CHARLESTON — Freshman Jaci Rohde’s kill on match point Saturday afternoon sealed Magnolia’s first Class A state volleyball championship as the Blue Eagles swept Tyler Consolidated, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-8. Magnolia, which ended the season at 46-7-1, won its fourth overall state crown and ...

Cameron Downs Van to Advance

CAMERON — The third time was a charm for Scott Holt and Cameron. After falling in the first round the past two years, the Dragons jogged off the field in celebration with a 30-12 victory over Van in a West Virginia Class A contest Saturday night at Dragon Stadium. The Dragons’ next ...

Red Riders Cruise Past The Dots

POCA — Tabbed as one of the favorites in Class AA before the season started, veteran Weir coach Tony Filberto has been waiting for his team to live up to its potential all season. Saturday in the playoff opener, the No.12 seed Red Riders finally connected all the dots, dominating No. 5 ...

WLU Earns First Victory

WEST LIBERTY—Coming off of its first home opening loss since 2003, West Liberty men’s basketball coach Ben Howlett was looking for his team to intensify the press defense. The Hilltoppers obliged with a 94-80 victory over West Chester in the annual MEC/PSAC Challenge at the ASRC on ...

Grier Leads WVU Past TCU, 47-10

MORGANTOWN — Once No. 7 West Virginia’s offense found a rhythm, it imposed its will on TCU. West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel it to a 47-10 victory over the Horned Frogs on Saturday. Will Grier had ...

Shadyside’s Stewart Finishes in 7th Place

HEBRON — Chase Stewart is a motivated runner. Whether it was a summer run through Shadyside, a speed workout, a league meet or Saturday’s OHSAA State Cross Country Championship, the Tigers’ senior standout continually reverted back to the number ‘84.’ It was that number, his place ...

Swamp Rabbits Down Nailers in Overtime, 3-2

WHEELING — Almost to a man the Wheeling Nailers felt as though they probably deserved a better result Saturday night at WesBanco Arena. Austen Brassard made certain they didn’t get what they were searching for. Brassard was the beneficiary of some miscommunication on the part of the ...