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Wheeling Central, Williamstown Will Battle at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — A battle of two West Virginia Class A heavyweights is set for kickoff at a neutral site this Friday. After both Wheeling Central and Williamstown had a week off last week, the two teams will travel to West Liberty University for a Week 9 battle. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at ...

Wheeling Park Hungry To Get Back On the Field

WHEELING — The Wheeling Park football team is eager to get back on the field this week as it travels to Parkersburg South Friday night. Brooke canceled last week’s game with Park due to a growing number of coronavirus cases in Ohio County. Although Park coach Chris Daugherty was ...

Oak Glen To Face Frankfort in Big Class AA Matchup

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault received exactly what he was looking for when it scheduled Frankfort at the beginning of the season. The Golden Bears head to Frankfort Friday as the fourth-ranked team in Class AA. The Falcons, meanwhile, are in third. This is a huge game for ...

Shadyside Advances To District Championship

SHADYSIDE — After capturing the first two games of Wednesday night’s Ohio Division IV, Eastern District volleyball match with visiting Strasburg, Shadyside watched the visiting Tigers make a run through the third game and midway through the fourth. However, Coach Eric Mercer’s crew were ...

MLB Says Turner Violated Protocols When He Returned to the Field

ARLINGTON, Texas — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated on the Globe Life field with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others. The ...

St. C. Boys Fall to West Holmes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Soccer, like most sports, can be a game of inches at times. Such was the case for St. Clairsville Wednesday. The second-seeded Red Devils saw their season come to a bitter end with a 1-0 loss to visiting West Holmes in a Division II Eastern District boys soccer tournament ...

Union Local Sweeps Fort Frye

MORRISTOWN — Momentum plays a key role in all of sports, but it seems to be especially powerful in volleyball. Once Union Local seized the momentum Wednesday evening, the Jets didn’t let go. Finding itself down 20-14 in the first set, Union Local reeled off 11 of the set’s next 13 to ...

Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Delayed NASCAR Playoff Race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch won for the first time this season to extend a 16-season streak while his penalized teammate missed a chance to secure a spot in the championship in the NASCAR playoff race at Texas that finished Wednesday, three days after it started. Busch, the reigning Cup ...

Can Falcons Find Yet Another Unique Way to Lose a Game?

There is losing, and there is LOSING. The Atlanta Falcons have mastered the capitalized version. Blown leads, botched onside kicks and, last Sunday, scoring when they shouldn’t have. It’s all added up to a 1-6 record, a coach and general manager fired, and ridicule across America for ...

Park Boys XC Wants To Make Noise at State Meet

WHEELING — Wheeling Park cross country coach Jacob Galik knows that his boys’ team didn’t run their best race at their regional last Thursday. However, the Patriots’ results were good enough for them to punch their ticket to the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission ...

L.A. Chases Snell, Wins First World Series Title Since 1988

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a World Series difference. With a mad dash to home plate, he put Los Angeles over the top. The end of a frustrating championship drought for LA — and perhaps just the start for Betts and the ...

Bodkin Wins It For St. C. in 2OT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Survive and advance is a common phrase used during the postseason. It also precisely describes Tuesday night’s Ohio Division II Eastern District girls’ soccer tournament semifinal between Tri-Valley and St. Clairsville. Alyssa Bodkin pounded home an assist from Emily ...

West Virginia Guidance For Wrestling Issued

The 2020-2021 high school wrestling season is nearing its start on both sides of the Ohio River. Ohio begins practice November 13 with West Virginia starting three days later. The first match in the Mountain State can be held on Dec. 2, with the Buckeye State one day behind. COVID-19 has ...

Granato Joins Barons Hoops Staff

WEIRTON — When Mike Granato decided to retire from coaching basketball after a 21-year successful career at Weir following the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season, those who know him well wondered what he would do next. He’s still teaching at Weir High School, of course, but they know he ...

Seager Crowned World Series MVP

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Corey Seager hit a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for the League Championship Series. Just as Orel Hershiser did when the Los Angeles Dodgers won their previous World ...

NHL Veteran Daley Joins Pens Front Office

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Daley’s steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley announced his ...

Browns Place Beckham on Injured Reserve

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns placed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Cincinnati. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Cleveland’s first possession Sunday. The ...

GameDay To Visit Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN’s “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ...

Texas Race Rained Out For Third Day

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent mist and cold temperatures continued the long delay. The race began Sunday and drivers completed 52 of the scheduled 334 laps before mist and drizzle ...

WEEKEND WRAP: Postlethwait, Beisel Deliver Giant Performances

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Every football player has different qualities that make them unique. Whether it’s the lengthy strides of 6-foot-6 wide receiver Gavin Postlethwait or the quick agile moves of 5-foot-6 running back Jason Beisel, every player has a gift and it’s up to them how they use ...