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Linsly Meets Toughest Test to Date

MORGANTOWN — Friday night’s trip to West Virginia Class AAA power Morgantown will be a new adventure for Linsly, but one Coach B.J. Depew and company are looking forward to. While Linsly is used to playing top-notch competition week-in and week-out, Depew said Friday night’s meeting ...

Wheeling Central Shuts Out Monroe Central, 7-0

WHEELING — Wheeling Central continued its impressive season with another dominating performance against Monroe Central. Jacob Estep scored four goals in the first half including securing a hat trick 21 minutes into the contest as the Maroon Knights shut out the Seminoles, 7-0, on Wednesday ...

LInsly Downs Cameron in Volleyball

WHEELING — Normally when a team wins a three-game match in high school volleyball, it either runs away with a victory or at the very least, dominates play. Wednesday night Linsly needed just three games to dispatch of visiting Cameron, however, it was anything but easy and the Cadets had to ...

Archer, Pirates Prevail

PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer came to Pittsburgh with much fanfare when he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 31. Then he went 1-3 in his first eight starts with the Pirates. It’s almost certainly too late for the Pirates to make a playoff push this season, but Wednesday night, ...

Drama-Filled Steelers Enduring Tough Spot

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree just smiled earlier this month when asked what would happen if the “Hard Knocks” cameras decided to spend a month embedded with the team during training camp. “We’re too real for TV,” Dupree said with a grin. Dupree meant it ...

Stanford-Oregon a Heisman Battle

Heisman Trophy winners need Heisman moments and at least a few big-stage games to bolster their resumes on the way to New York. The early season chatter has mostly been dominated by first-year starting quarterbacks from highly ranked teams: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State’s Dwayne ...

No Mayfield Vs. Darnold Clash This Week

We sure have been waiting for this Thursday night showcase. Top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield vs. No. 3 selection Sam Darnold, a mano a mano between the rookie quarterbacks. Oh, wait. Mayfield is a bench jockey in Cleveland right now, while Darnold is winging touchdowns and interceptions ...

Wheeling Park Seeks 4-0 Start at Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — A little over two days after Wheeling Parkís 45-38 comeback victory over University last Friday night, Coach Chris Daugherty still in shock. And rightfully so. After all, Wheeling Park forced a fumble down five with 2:38 to go in the game and recovered. It then scored the ...

Unbeaten Fayetteville Seeks Upset of Knights

WHEELING — When you are the defending state champions, you have a bullseye on your back. And when you play the kind of high-quality schedule that Wheeling Central does, that bullseye never gets any smaller. After dispatching of three good football teams this season, including a pair of 3-1 ...

Madonna, Cameron Set For Points-Heavy Clash

CAMERON — If there’s one thing Cameron coach Scott Holt is sure about concerning Friday night’s 7 p.m. meeting with Madonna at Dragon Stadium, it’s that his crew must be prepared for anything. What the Blue Dons (3-1) have shown, Holt said, is unlike anything the Dragons (4-0) have seen ...

DeAndreDavis Set To Be Sentenced In Wheeling Island Murder Case

WHEELING — The trial scheduled to begin this week for DeAndre Davis ended before it began, which also put the case against two brothers accused of a Wheeling Island murder near its finality. Davis, 27, entered an Alford plea Friday before Circuit Judge David Sims. The plea came three ...

Mountaineers, Wildcats Open Big 12 Schedule

MORGANTOWN — It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly a year ago when No. 12 West Virginia (2-0) held on for a 28-23 victory over Kansas State (2-1) at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The defense limited the host Wildcats to a 39-yard Matthew McCrane field goal in the fourth quarter ...

Stopping QB Run Game Key for West Virginia

MORGANTOWN —Even the least knowledgeable football fan knows that to stop Kansas State, you have to be able to stop the quarterback run. “Well, they block,” West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said when asked how team’s stop KSU’s quarterback run. “That’s the most important aspect ...

WVU Will Look to Make It Three Straight Vs. Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Veteran Kansas State coach Bill Snyder won’t talk comparisons when his unranked (2-1) Wildcats invade Milan Puskar Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. showdown with No. 12 West Virginia (2-0). “I think West Virginia does a wonderful job doing what they do, and we need to do a ...

Park’s Romanek Finishes 2nd at First Girls Tourney

ELIZABETH—The future of high school golf in West Virginia changed forever. The inaugural West Virginia High School Girls Golf Championship was hosted by the WVSSAC and held at the Mingo Bottom Golf Club on Tuesday and fell nothing short of spectacular. There were two lead changes in the ...

Park Nips JM in Thriller

WHEELING — When Wheeling Park and John Marshall come together in a faceoff, no matter what sport, one thing is almost for certain: it’s going to come down to the wire. Tuesday’s volleyball match was no exception. The Patriots and Monarchs played in a back-and-forth, five-set match before ...

Patriots Down Big Red

Staff Reports STEUBENVILLE — With the OVAC Soccer Tournament cutoff Thursday, the Wheeling Park boys team clinched the No. 2 spot in the annual event and earned a home game with a 5-1 victory against Steubenville on Tuesday at Harding Stadium. “I thought we did a very nice job, ...

Steelers To Have Talk With Brown

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t like talking about the way his players use social media. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach would prefer to stick to football. Antonio Brown, however, isn’t giving his boss much choice. Tomlin said he plans to speak to the All-Pro wide receiver ...

Lavarnway Lifts Bucs in 11th

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates. The 30-year-old fourth-string catcher was playing his 142nd career game, spread out over seven seasons with five teams, and spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Indianapolis. In his ...

Shawn Rine’s NFL Picks

WHEELING — Who would have thought we would reach the point where the Cleveland Browns seem to be on better footing than the Pittsburgh Steelers? It has arrived, folks. The starting receiver threw another hissy fit on the sideline, mentioned the word trade online and then didn’t show up ...