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Nailers Fall to Royals

READING, Pa. — Jordan Ruby played extremely well for the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday night, helping his team earn one point at Santander Arena. Corey Mackin scored at the 48-second mark of overtime and Kirill Ustimenko denied all 32 shots he faced, as the Reading Royals edged Wheeling, ...

Pens Rout Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dominik Kahun scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night. Kahun matched a career-high with three points. Bryan Rust also had a three-point game, with a short-handed goal and two assists. COYOTES 3 FLAMES ...

Rockets Down T-Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. With Russell Westbrook resting, the Rockets needed Harden to shoulder an ...

Sancomb Is Ready To Win at California (Pa.)

WHEELING — Danny Sancomb authored a brilliant coaching resume at Wheeling Jesuit University. He is well on his way to scripting another at Cal (Pa.) University. In his 11 seasons as head coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, Sancomb posted a sparkling 216-115 record. Two years ago, he led ...

No. 22 Daemen Tops No. 4 West Lib

AMHERST, N.Y. _ All-American center Andrew Sischo scored 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds while all five Daemen starters hit double-figures Saturday as the No. 22 Wildcats stunned No. 4 West Liberty, 98-85, in an early-season battle of Top 25 foes. Coach Ben Howlett’s Hilltoppers (2-1) ...

Shadyside Tigers Bow Out of Playoffs

BYESVILLE — Not many football teams have had their way with Shadyside. Newark Catholic is one. The second-seeded Green Wave (9-3) continued their dominance over the No. 3 Tigers with a convincing, 40-0, shellacking Saturday night in an Ohio Division VII, Region 27 semifinal at frigid Eugene ...

Capital Upsets Wheeling Park In the First Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park is known for its electric offense and fast, skilled playmakers. Friday at Wheeling Island Stadium, it was Capital that was responsible for the offensive onslaught. And for Wheeling Park, that meant a first-round playoff exit. The No. 11 seed Cougars piled up 547 ...

St. Marys Rallies Past Cameron

ST. MARYS — It was a tale of two halves. For St. Marys, the first half was one to forget. Cameron came out of the gates hot as it played solid in all three phases of the game to take a 28-14 lead at halftime. However, the Blue Devils came out determined after intermission and forced a ...

Tshiebwe Leads WVU to Backyard Brawl Win

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh did everything it could to prepare for West Virginia freshman Oscar Tshiebwe. The real thing, however, proved to be another matter entirely. Frustrated by a foul-riddled performance in his debut with the Mountaineers last week, when he managed just five points and ...

Garrett Is Banned For Season

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours ...

Ben Cherington Is New Pirates GM

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news ...

Nailers Suffer Rare Loss At Home

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers controlled a good portion of the game Friday night against the Utah Grizzlies, but ran into a strong goaltending performance. Renars Krastenbergs connected for the lone Wheeling goal as Utah’s Brad Barone made 34 saves, backstopping a 2-1 victory for the ...

Paden City Will Play for State Volleyball Title

CHARLESTON — Paden City keeps on making school history. Coach Jennifer Yeater’s Wildcats will play for a Class A state title sometime before noon today after Paden City knocked out Greenbrier West in the quarterfinals (25-17, 25-16, 27-25) and then sent Little Kanawha Conference champion ...

W.Va. FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Parkersburg South Cruises to First-Round Win

PARKERSBURG — Brandon Penn and Parkersburg South turned a close game after one quarter into a blowout by halftime. Nate Tanner’s group ripped open a scoreless tie by outscoring South Charleston, 28-7, in the second quarter and cruising to a 47-13 victory. Penn ran for three scores and ...

Tall Task Faces Madonna

WEIRTON — “Excited for the opportunity” was the reply Madonna coach Darrin Hicks made to a question about having to play the No. 1 team in West Virginia Class A, Doddridge County, in the first game of the playoffs. Hicks and company are faced with the task of figuring a way to upset ...

Indian Creek Looks to Keep It Going Tonight Against Poland

SALEM — Indian Creek finally got the playoff breakthrough it had been waiting for Saturday night when the Redskins got the first playoff win in school history in dramatic fashion, 35-29, over Hubbard at Kettlewell Stadium. It marked a few milestones in a season full of them for the ...

WVU Seeks To Reverse Fortune

MORGANTOWN — The WVU season bottomed out Saturday, suffering a 38-17 home setback to a then 3-5 Texas Tech team. The Red Raiders scored TDs on their first five possessions. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, went scoreless in three trips into the red zone. The tough-to-swallow loss dropped the ...

Auburn at Center of All Down Stretch

Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do ...

Mealy Inks With WVU

WHEELING — Since she was a little girl, Faith Mealy has dreamed of playing college soccer at West Virginia University. That dream is about to become reality as she signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Virginia University on Wednesday ...

Browns Defeat Steelers, Game Ends in Brawl

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final ...