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Wheeling Central Looks To Build Off of Thriller

ELLENBORO — Playoff time in high school football is all about survive and advance. No words could better describe the situation with Wheeling Central last Saturday afternoon when that is exactly what Coach Mike Young’s two-time defending Class A state champion Maroon Knights did — ...

Oak Glen to Visit Payne, Poca

POCA —Something will have to give on Saturday afternoon inside O. O. White Stadium. Oak Glen, the No. 6 seed in Class AA, has had one of the best defenses in the area all season, but will face its toughest challenge yet when it squares off with No 3 seed Poca and the Dots’ record-setting ...

Wheeling Park’s Mealy, Delk Earn First-Team All-State

CHARLESTON — It was another stellar season for the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer team. The Patriots were one of the top teams in West Virginia with their only two losses coming at the hands of state champion Morgantown. Two of the key pieces to that team were forward Faith Mealy and Emma ...

West Liberty Hilltoppers Hold Off Rams

WEST LIBERTY — While it’s still early in the season, one thing that West Liberty women’s coach Kyle Cooper knows what his team needs to work on is how to close games. Against California (Pa.) on Nov. 9, West Liberty let a 15-point lead slip away in the final five minutes as the Vulcans ...

West Liberty Men Pummel Salem University, 117-67

WEST LIBERTY — After Daemen gave it its first loss of the season last Saturday in a cold-shooting performance, West Liberty came out of the gates hot for its first home game of the season. The Hilltoppers scored the first 13 points of the contest, dished out 24 assists and forced 27 ...

Colts, Texans Meet in Key AFC South Matchup

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Earlier in the schedule, the AFC South looked like one of the NFL’s deepest divisions. That might still be true, though none of the four members has exactly distinguished itself. Certainly, the Texans didn’t when they got mauled last week in ...

Wheeling Central’s Jacob Estep Named First Team All-State in Class AA/A

CLARKSBURG — Wheeling Central forward Jacob Estep had a standout career during his time with the Maroon Knights. He finished his senior season with 47 goals and 13 assists, along the way setting the school mark for goals scored in a career. After another solid season, it is only fitting ...

Park Girls Win Swimming Opener; Linsly Boys Cruise

WHEELING — Freshmen have made a trend of making an early impact for the Wheeling Park swim team. That tendency continued into the 2019-2020 season as Lacie Langmyer burst on the scene to help lift the Wheeling Park girls past Linsly 92-77. Langmyer captured wins in the 200 (2:06.53) and ...

Nailers Win In Closing Moments

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers picked up their seventh win in eight home games Tuesday morning, and again, they did it in dramatic fashion. Blake Siebenaler scored with five seconds remaining, lifting the Nailers to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones in front of a sellout crowd of ...

Harrison Central’s Clelland To Play Baseball at Ohio State

CADIZ — Andrew Clelland can finally take a deep breath and exhale. It seems like the Harrison Central senior has been holding his breath for quite some time while waiting to realize his life-long dream. With the simple stroke of a pen, Clelland, surrounded by family members, friends and ...

Josh Strope’s Week 12 NFL Picks

Hmmm .. what to talk about? If only something would just hit me over the head to give me an idea. OK, so that was probably a bad joke, but so was what happened last Thursday night in the Browns-Steelers game. A complete joke and embarrassment for the NFL, the Browns and the ...

Golden Bears’ Reece Enochs Captains All-State Soccer Team

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is turning into one of the premier soccer teams in West Virginia, advancing to two straight state tournaments and, this year, making its first state title game. Next year, the Golden Bears will look to take that next step and a big part of that optimism has been ...

Wheeling Central’s Eden Gainer, Kaylee Reinbeau Ink Division I Offers

WHEELING — Wheeling Central has seen a lot of great players grace its gym floor. Monday, two of them made their choices of where the next destination will be. Basketball standouts Eden Gainer and Kaylee Reinbeau put pens to paper and signed their National Letters of Intent during a ...

Pirates Introduce Ben Cherington As Their New General Manager

PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the ...

Nailers Set to Face 11 Straight Games Against Divisional Opponents

WHEELING — Although, they’ve only played 13 games of a 72-game season, the Wheeling Nailers began a crucial stretch Sunday. Wheeling notched a come-from-behind victory over Fort Wayne to kick off 11 straight games against divisional opponents. The Nailers are currently 6-5-2 and sit in ...

MEC Honors Wheeling University Football Duo

BRIDGEPORT — After helping the team earn the first-win in program-history, Wheeling University sophomore linebacker Ryan Gorman and sophomore kicker/punter Matthew Greenwood were named as the Mountain East Conference Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week announced the league office ...

Browns Take First Steps Forward Without Garrett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused. It’s going to stay that way for a while. As Garrett begins his indefinite suspension from the NFL for swinging a helmet and ...

West Virginia Defeats Northern Colorado, 69-61

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley rescued West Virginia from certain embarrassment after the Mountaineers let a big lead over Northern Colorado slip away. Culver and Haley combined for all of West Virginia’s points in a late 10-0 run that enabled the Mountaineers to pull ...

Chiefs Hold Off Chargers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Daniel Sorensen picked off Philip Rivers’ fourth interception at the goal line with 18 seconds to play, and the Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night at Azteca Stadium. Patrick Mahomes passed ...