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Linsly Rallies To Shock Magnolia in OT

WHEELING — Facing a seven-point deficit against Magnolia with about 2:30 to go, the Linsly girls basketball team showed no signs of panic, even though it is a relatively young squad. And being calm certainly worked in the Cadets’ favor as they battled back to force overtime and secure a ...

Jets Pull Away From Riders

MORRISTOWN — Through the first five games of the season, Union Local had established itself as one of the area’s up-and-coming teams. But, just how good are the Jets? That’s the question that seemed to pop up each time. The Jets answered some of those questions Thursday evening when ...

WVU’s McKivitz Named Walter Camp All-American

MORGANTOWN — Almost two weeks removed from playing his final game in a West Virginia University uniform, Colton McKivitz had a pretty good idea he wasn’t in any kind of trouble when he saw Neal Brown’s name pop up on his phone Thursday evening. “I had no idea what he could have ...

WVU Throttles Austin Peay

MORGANTOWN — Emmitt Matthews Jr. scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 84-53 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday night. Oscar Tshiebwe added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (8-1), who bounced back from their first loss of the season on Saturday ...

Oak Glen Downs John Marshall

NEW CUMBERLAND — Zach Taylor supplied 19 points, including a 10 for 11 mark at the foul line as Oak Glen defeated John Marshall, 66-56 in prep boys’ basketball action. Jacob Clark had 16 points and Blake Perez contributed 13 for the Golden Bears (1-1). Wiley Pratt and Derrick Derrow ...

76ers Top Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid responded to criticism from Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley to score a season-high 38 points and add 13 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. MAVERICKS 122 PISTONS 111 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic ...

Rust Lifts Pens In Overtime, 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored a power-play goal at 3:02 of overtime and Pittsburgh beat Columbus 1-0 on Thursday night. Rust controlled a bouncing puck at the top of the crease and fired it past Joonas Korpisalo for the winner and his 10th goal of the year. Tristan Jarry stopped 17 ...

Jackson, Ravens Clinch AFC North

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes, scurried into the NFL record book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Baltimore (12-2) took control with touchdowns ...

Burrow Named AP Player of the Year

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is The Associated Press college football player of the year in a landslide vote. Burrow, who has led the top-ranked Tigers to an unbeaten season and their first College Football Playoff appearance, received 51 of 54 first-place votes from AP Top 25 poll voters and ...

Wheeling Park Girls Take Down No. 1 Parkersburg, 50-49

WHEELING — The No. 5 Wheeling Park girls basketball team has five objectives. One of them — beat No. 1 Parkersburg. Coach Ryan Young and his Patriots checked off that box on Wednesday night inside The Palace on the Hill by virtue of an electrifying 50-49 triumph over the Big Reds. The ...

Wheeling Central Rally Falls Short Vs. Shadyside in Girls Basketball

WHEELING — Whenever Shadyside and Wheeling Central get together, no matter the sport, the fans are going to get their money’s worth. They sure did Wednesday night. The visiting Tigers built a seemingly comfortable 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and held a 11-point margin ...

Patriots Defeat Monarchs in Wrestling

MOUNDSVILLE — No matter what sport it is, when Wheeling Park and John Marshall face off, everyone knows, each team is going to give it its all. Wednesday was no exception as the Monarchs and Patriots faced off in wrestling at the John Marshall Fieldhouse. The Patriots went up 33-0 before the ...

Oak Glen Trio, Weir’s Spencer Named First Team All-State

WHEELING — Records were set on the field and in the standings this season for the Oak Glen football team. Coach Ted Arneault Jr.’s Golden Bears turned heads all the way to the state semifinals after turning in a perfect 10-0 regular season mark and finishing with a 12-1 overall mark, ...

Titans Host Texans in Battle for AFC South Lead

Remember the Titans? You’d better do so. The Tennessee Titans suddenly look like world beaters. Or, at least, a solid choice to win the AFC South. They have won four straight and six of seven to climb into a tie for the division lead with the Texans. Houston comes off a monumental crash ...

Wheeling Women Beat W.Va. State

INSTITUTE — Led by a double-double from sophomore forward Lilly Ritz the Wheeling University women’s basketball team earned an 80-73 win over West Virginia State Wednesday evening inside the Walter Johnson Arena. Ritz was nearly flawless, scoring a season-high 27 points on a perfect ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Linsly Girls Bury Steubenville, 41-26

STEUBENVILLE — Molly Heron turned in 16 points to lead Linsly past Steubenville 41-26 on Wednesday night. The Cadets broke open a 13-12 halftime edge by outscoring Big Red 28-14 in the second half. Madison Fields paced Big Red with 18 points. Toronto 61 Harrison Central 52 CADIZ — ...

Wheeling Defeats Rapid City

RAPID CITY, SD — The Wheeling Nailers and Rapid City Rush had never played each other before Wednesday night, but there was plenty of emotion in the late stages of the one-goal match at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Nick Saracino netted his first goal of the season with 2:06 left in the third ...

Successful Night For Linsly Boys, St. C. Girls Swimming

WHEELING — It was another successful outing for the Linsly and St. Clairsville swim teams. A young Red Devils girls’ squad kept impressing as it won 10 of the 11 events to secure victories over Linsly, Parkersburg South and Beaver Local, while the Linsly boys secured victories against ...