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Monarchs Move on To Sectional Title Match

MOUNDSVILLE — It was just another day at the office for Zara Zervos. The John Marshall junior used her speed to her advantage and tallied two goals en route to a 2-0 victory over Brooke during a West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Sectional one semifinal matchup Monday evening at Monarch ...

St. C. Ousted By Muskies

CADIZ — It was deja vu, unfortunately, for the St. Clairsville girls soccer team Monday night. The fourth-seeded Red Devils (11-6-2) saw their fine season come to an abrupt end at the hands of John Glenn by a 5-0 count in an Ohio Division II, Region 7 Eastern District semifinal match on the ...

Oak Glen Downs Magnolia, 6-0

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off a tough end to the regular season, Oak Glen boys soccer coach Jaison Polly knew his team would need to bounce back in a hurry with the sectional tournament starting. His No. 3 seed Golden Bears did just that, winning the West Virginia Class A/AA sectional ...

Coach of the Year Will Be a Tough Choice

As we enter Week 9 of the high school football season, coaches are working harder than ever. Whether it be the final playoff push, figuring out how to deal with injuries, or even just making sure the last few games for their seniors are memorable ones, coaches play an intrigal role in the ...

Hot Cole, Astros Face Scherzer, Nats in Game 1

HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole rattles off the names of the pitching greats with ease, featuring the same command he shows with his vaunted four-seam fastball. Bob Gibson. Tom Seaver. Don Drysdale. Plus the guys he saw in person as a kid — Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling — when they dominated ...

Magnolia Splits During Tri-Match

NEW MARTISNVILLE — Magnolia secured a victory over John Marshall but fell to Paden City in prep volleyball action. The Blue Eagles swept the Monarchs with a 25-12, 25-17 victory. The Wildcats got the best of the Blue Eagles 23-25, 25-22, 25-15. Against the Monarchs, Leneica Grimm collected ...

Jackets Top Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot 1:57 inot overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored in regulation for Columbus, and Nick Foligno had two assists. ...

Patriots Dominate Jets to Stay Undefeated

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots’ blitz-happy defense took over from there. Bill Belichick’s bunch is still undefeated after another absolutely dominant performance. Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett, Sony Michel ran for three ...

L.A. Teams Seeking Hollywood Endings

For five years the NBA Finals have returned to the same spot, the longest run ever in one Western Conference location. LeBron James and Anthony Davis want to bring them back to Los Angeles. So do Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With the Warriors weakened and powerhouse pairs popping up all ...

Michigan State Opens At No. 1 in AP Preseason Poll

There isn’t much Michigan State has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship. The Spartans can now add another milestone to the list: They are No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college ...

Wild Weekend Ends In Nailers Victory

WHEELING — There’s no place like home. For the second straight day inside WesBanco Arena, the Wheeling Nailers pocketed a thrilling victory in the final 30 seconds of action to defeat the Indy Fuel 4-3 on Sunday. Wheeling rallied from 2-0 down in the game to complete a suspensful, yet ...

Former Wheeling Park Coach Gene Monteleone to Enter Wrestling Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Surprises can come in many forms. Just ask Gene Monteleone. “I was really surprised. Absolutely,” Monteleone said when informed of his induction into the West Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. “I’ve been out of coaching for 5-6 years, so this never ...

Astros, Nats To Rely On Rotations

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It’s a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against ...

Steelers Are Still Optimistic

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. “Seriously, guys?” the Pittsburgh Steelers coach said when asked if Mason Rudolph would be the quarterback after being cleared of the NFL’s ...

No. 1 in Picks, Browns QB Mayfield Struggling

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield has gone from No. 1 pick to No. 1 in picks. A record-setting rookie quarterback who pulled the Browns back from their darkest despair while re-energizing a fan base last season, Mayfield has been error-prone, inaccurate and inconsistent for a team that has ...

Hamlin Wins Chaotic Cut-Off Race in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR’s ...

Rodgers Has Stellar Day in Win Over Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers had his best game by far under new Packers coach Matt LaFleur, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns and running for another as Green Bay beat the Oakland Raiders 42-24 on Sunday. Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets and ...

Siebenaler Wins It For Nailers in Home Opener

WHEELING — Defenseman Blake Siebenaler picked an ideal time to net his first goal for the Wheeling Nailers. With 24 seconds remaining on the clock in a tie game in Wheeling’s home opener at WesBanco Arena on Saturday, Siebenaler supplied the heroics as he lit the lamp and helped lift the ...

Oklahoma Pummels WVU

NORMAN, Okla. — After No. 5 Oklahoma downed rival Texas last week, coach Lincoln Riley said a true test for the Sooners would be how they bounced back from that emotional game to face West Virginia as the heavy favorite. Riley was pleased with the results. Jalen Hurts passed for 316 yards ...