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St. Clairsville Rolls in Second Half Against Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — Coming into Friday night’s game against Martins Ferry at the Dave Bruney Football Complex, St. Clairsville hadn’t faced a lot of adversity thus far. That changed rather quickly when the Purple Riders put up 20 unanswered points in 12-minute stretch of the first half to ...

Paden City Gets 1st Win, Beats Bridgeport

PADEN CITY — In a game that had more than 1,000 yards of total offense, it was a key special teams play midway through the fourth quarter that sparked Paden City to its first win of the Zach Heasley Era, a thrill-packed 55-49 squeaker over visiting Bridgeport on the Berger Field ...

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Shenandoah Zeps Knock Off Barnesville Shamrocks

SARAHSVILLE — Briar Portman accounted for five total touchdowns, ran for 114 yards and caught three passes for 97 yards as Shenandoah handed Barnesville its first loss of the season on Friday by a 35-21 final.. Kendal Sherman threw for 155 yards in the win. Ayden Hannahs threw for 219 ...

Brewers Down Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson pitched six scoreless innings, Trent Grisham hit a bases-loaded triple and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 Friday night to strengthen their grip on an NL wild card. Milwaukee is 8-2 since NL MVP Christian Yelich broke his right kneecap ...

Patriots Release Brown

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. New England is the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL’s most prolific ...

WVU Bids to Make It Two Straight

MORGANTOWN — What a difference a week makes. The West Virginia football nation was in a funk after the Mountaineers 38-7 drubbing at Missouri on Sept. 7. Gloom and doom, however, were swept away this past Saturday when WVU turned in an impressive 44-27 triumph over previously unbeaten ...

Fresh Faces Lead to Strong Starts for West Virginia, Kansas

MORGANTOWN — Something wasn’t right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach Matt Moore nervous, too, so Moore ...

Urbana Too Much For Wheeling University

WHEELING — Wheeling coach Zac Bruney knows that his team is right on the brink of securing the school’s first victory. The Cardinals, put together another hard-fought battle against a talented Urbana team Thursday night at Bishop Schmitt Field. The Blue Knights, though, were able to ...

West Liberty Rally Comes Up Short Against Frostburg State

FROSTBURG, Md. — A fourth-quarter rally came up just short for West Liberty on Thursday night as Frostburg State held on for a 27-24 win under the lights at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats (2-1, 2-1 Mountain East) snapped a 14-14 tie on the final snap of the first half with a 43-yard Jeremy ...

Linsly Boys’ Soccer Team Hands Weir 1st Loss

WEIRTON — The match had a big game feel to it. The Weir and Linsly boys’ soccer teams met Thursday night in a match up of two of the top teams in the OVAC. The game turned out to be a tale of two halves as the Cadets controlled the first half, while the Red Riders had the better of the ...

Long, Mariners Beat Pirates in 11 Innings for the Sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shed Long had three hits and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th on an unusual inning-ending double play as the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday. The Mariners swept the three-game series between last-place teams and sent the Pirates to their ...

Wheeling Central, Shadyside Renew Their Rivalry

WHEELING — Football coaches will tell you every game matters and no game is bigger than any others. Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Wheeling University a pair of 2-1 record teams will take the field in a battle of perennial small-school playoff powers with either Shadyside or Wheeling Central ...

University Makes Trek To Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty stressed starting “fast and clean” in last week’s contest against Hedgesville. His Patriots did just that in rolling to a 21-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 43-26 triumph, successfully bouncing back from a tough 36-33 setback at St. ...

John Marshall-Bellaire Set for Final Game of Series

MOUNDSVILLE — Through three weeks of the young high school football season John Marshall has showed it may have one of the better defensive units in the Ohio Valley. Unfortunately for Coach Jason Willis, his Monarchs stand at 1-2 because of large amounts of mistakes, basically coming from ...

Cadets Quiet Knights’ Offense in 7-0 Victory

WHEELING — Defense can win championships, however, the offense has to contribute at least a little bit for any team to be successful. Wednesday afternoon Wheeling Central played decent defense for 30 minutes, limiting city-rival Linsly to just one goal before the Cadets turned up the heat ...

Golden Bears Stay Unbeaten

WINTERSVILLE — Skye Stokes, a West Virginia University commit who transferred from East Liverpool, helped keep Oak Glen unbeaten with a sweep of Indian Creek, 25-21, 25-12, 25-16 on Wednesday. Stokes turned in 13 kills and four digs in the win. Jaedyn Hissam had 32 assists, three blocks ...

Pirates Drop Fifth Straight Contest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Lewis hit his fifth home run since debuting Sept. 10, Tom Murphy homered and Seattle beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win. Dario Agrazal (4-5) allowed the four runs and six hits while striking out six in five innings. Tommy Milone (4-9) ...