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White Thriving After ACL Injury

WHEELING — Determination is a gift. It’s a mindset that pushes a person to go above and beyond all expectations to achieve excellence. Wheeling Central’s Hannah White has that gift. After suffering a torn ACL, missing her entire junior season and going through a grueling rehab ...

Roby Has Overcome Torn ACL

WHEELING — With every obstacle in life comes an opportunity to overcome it. Wheeling Park’s Asia Roby faced that obstacle and made the most of her opportunity. A year ago, Roby suffered a devastating injury when she tore her ACL early during her sophomore season — a day she won’t ...

Linsly Comes Up Short in Bob Otten Tourney Title Game

WHEELING — Bob Otten Tournament defending champion, Morgantown, entered this year’s event with a target on its back and a chip on its shoulder. When the final horn echoed throughout WesBanco Arena on Sunday night, it was Morgantown taking the ice in celebratory fashion with a 4-3 victory ...

Bunch’s Decision Lifts WLU to Win

WEST LIBERTY — Darius Bunch couldn’t have scripted a better way to end his senior season at home. The West Liberty standout posted a major decision Sunday afternoon that lifted the No. 16 Hilltoppers (9-8) to an exciting, 22-18, decision over visiting Seton Hill (8-5) inside the ASRC in ...

Eight Park Wrestlers Earn Regional Titles

BUCKHANNON — With eight individual champions, Wheeling Park coasted to the West Virginia Class AAA, Region 1 wrestling tournament championship Saturday at Buckhannon Upshur High School. The Patriots accumulated 259 points to easily outdistance University High, which had 202.5. Buckhannon ...

Rain Postpones Daytona Until Today at 4 p.m.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race ...

Team LeBron Wins Thrilling All-Star Game 157-155

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing ...

OUE Women Storm Back for 56-54 Victory

The Ohio University Eastern Lady Panthers advanced to the semi-finals of the Ohio Regional Campus State Tournament with a come from behind 56-54 victory over Akron Wayne. Buckeye Local’s Becky Zerloski calmly netted two foul shots with 3 seconds remaining to seal the victory for OUE. ...

Pens Rough Up Red Wings, 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist had two goals and an assist as Pittsburgh defeated Detroit. Hornqvist has 14 goals this season. Sidney Crosby scored his 11th, Kris Letang added his 14th on the power play and Sam Lafferty also scored for the Penguins, who moved within one point of ...

Central Extends OVAC Title Streak to 8

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The streak continues. Wheeling Central pocketed its eighth consecutive Wheeling Hospital OVAC basketball championship Saturday afternoon at Ohio University Eastern, holding off fast-closing Shadyside, 72-67, in the Class 2A finale. Overall, it is the Maroon Knights’ ...

Wheeling University Earns Huge Victory Over Glenville St.

WHEELING — After securing two victories against two of the Mountain East Conference’s top teams (Charleston and West Virginia State), Wheeling seemed to be making a big leap. However, the Cardinals hit a buzzsaw this past Wednesday when Concord shot 67.3 percent from the floor to hand the ...

Glenville Puts 121 on Wheeling

WHEELING — When a team plays Glenville State in women’s basketball, it’s certainly hard to keep up its style of play. After all, the Pioneers are averaging more than 108 points per game. For Wheeling, it wasn’t exactly hard for it to drive to the basket. It was more of finishing the ...

No. 1 Baylor Too Much For No. 14 WVU

WACO, Texas — Jared Butler said he wasn’t trying to make up for the absence of Baylor’s second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in ...

Ruby, Nailers Pocket Win

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers knew they were faced with a big game on Saturday night, as they played host to the Fort Wayne Komets in front of 3,517 fans at WesBanco Arena. Wheeling was up for the challenge, and played a fantastic team game, as six different players found the back of the ...

Circosta, Snively Enshrined One More Time

STEUBENVILLE — Jay Circosta and Terry Snively are no strangers to halls of fame. The two football coaching icons added yet another shrine to their impressive resumes last Sunday. The Ohio Valley Football Coaches Association held its 41st Annual All-Conference Awards Dinner at Steubenville ...

Jets Fall to Cadets

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a week later and a different gender, but the approach and opponent were the same. For the second straight Saturday, Fort Frye used an impressive defensive performance, showcased a disciplined offense and captured an OVAC Class 3A championship. Eerily similar to ...

Meadowbrook Captures Fifth Straight OVAC Title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Meadowbrook’s history in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has been vast. The Colts added another chapter — their last — in boys basketball Saturday morning at the Health and Physical Education Center at Ohio University Eastern. Headed to another conference, ...

Abuls, McClane Newest Additions to OVAC HOF

WHEELING — Two prep basketball greats are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Pete Abuls of Cambridge and Don McLane of Steubenville Catholic Central have now had their names called to the shrine, and will represent the decade of the ...

Monroe Central Girls Wallop Bridgeport

WOODSFIELD — Five Monroe Central players scored in double figures as it secured a victory against Bridgeport, 82-48 in prep girls basketball action during the Division IV sectional tournament. Haylynn Hiles supplied 20 points while Amy Bettinger netted 16 for the Seminoles. Kalista Friday ...