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Spielvogel Leads Martins Ferry Past Buckeye Local

MARTINS FERRY — Richella Spielvogel delivered 17 points to lead Martins Ferry past Buckeye Local. Shayla Schuster had 16 in the win and Maddie Ging turned in 15 for the Riders. Landyn Walker paced the Panthers with 11 points. Williamstown 91 Tyler Consolidated 34 SISTERSVILLE — Caleigh ...

Oklahoma Tops WVU Women

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taylor Roberston made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points to help Oklahoma beat No. 17 West Virginia 73-49 on Wednesday night. Robertson, who is the national leader in made 3s with 86, extended her program record to eight straight games with at least ...

Baylor Earns 13th Straight Triumph

WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell had 17 points, scoring just before and after halftime as No. 2 Baylor started stretching its lead, and the Bears beat Iowa State 68-55 on Wednesday night for their 13th win in a row. Baylor (14-1) is the only Big 12 team to make it through the first four ...

Crosby’s Return Makes Pens A Dangerous Team

PITTSBURGH —Mike Sullivan’s messages can be relentless. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach peppers his team with a handful of mantras that seemingly run on a loop during every practice, every period, sometimes every shift. They run from “play the right way” to “get to our game” to ...

Heat Top Spurs

MIAMI (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 33 points, Goran Dragic added 17 and the Miami Heat held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-100 on Wednesday night and move back into the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. Bam Adebayo — cut from USA Basketball’s national team by Spurs coach Gregg ...

Wheeling Central Goes Inside To Stymie Shadyside

WHEELING — Having a game plan is a necessity in any sport. Making it work to perfection is normally not that easy. Tuesday night state-ranked Wheeling Central’s game plan against visiting Shadyside was to get the ball inside to 6-foot-5 senior Clayton Abate as much as possible and to do ...

Hundred Earns Rare Victory Vs. Cameron

CAMERON — When it comes to high school sports, a huge victory can be something an athlete will remember for a long time, even when it’s during the regular season. The Hundred boys’ basketball team will certainly hold Tuesday’s game against Cameron a special place in their hearts. ...

Linsly Is Too Much for John Marshall

WHEELING — Linsly was at its defensive best Tuesday night, stymying visiting John Marshall by a 61-36 count at Stifel Fieldhouse. The Cadets of first-year coach Dave Wojcik limited the Monarchs to 33 percent shooting (15 of 45) while also controlling the boards in a wire-to-wire ...

Union Local Keeps Winning, Spoils Powell’s Big Night

BARNESVILLE — The atmosphere was unreal. The crowd was bonkers. Add in the fact that Cade Hannahs — a Class of 2019 Barnesville High School graduate — returned to the school for the first time since a serious injury in November. And, oh by the way, senior Luke Powell came into the ...

West Virginia Rolls TCU

MORGANTOWN — Derek Culver scored 17 points, West Virginia’s bench provided a huge lift on the offensive end and the 12th-ranked Mountaineers stomped TCU 81-49 on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (14-2, 3-1 Big 12) are unbeaten in eight home games and have held 10 opponents this season to ...

Crosby Returns to Ice as Penguins Tame Wild

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff. Crosby held up his end of the bargain, collecting a goal and three ...

Indian Creek Downs Wheeling Park Girls In Battle of Unbeatens

WINTERSVILLE — Two unbeaten OVAC Class 5A powers put on a whale of a show Monday inside Indian Creek’s packed gymnasium. When the final curtain fell, Creek’s perfect record remained intact thanks to a thrilling 67-57 victory over Wheeling Park, West Virginia’s top-ranked Class AAA ...

Maroon Knights Rout Warriors

WHEELING — In a roller coaster type of season, the Wheeling Central girls basketball team was in need of a boost. It got one on Monday night as the Maroon Knights ran away with an 89-45 drubbing of visiting Trinity. Kaylee Reinbeau (6-foot-1) was a nightmare under the boards for the ...

LSU Wins National Title

NEW ORLEANS — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship. The small-town Ohio kid turned ...

Sophia Mikula Nets 1,000th Point as Weir Defeats John Marshall

WEIRTON — Stuck one point shy of a milestone for a couple of minutes, Sophia Mikula sent the Weir crowd into a frenzy every time she touched the ball early in the second quarter of Monday’s game. Three times the crowd was ready to erupt, just to sit back down after Mikula’s layup ...

Hinch, GM Fired for Astros Sign Stealing After MLB Bans Pair

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday after being suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s illicit use of ...

WLU’s Yoakum Honored by MEC

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — West Liberty University sophomore guard Will Yoakum was honored on Monday as the Mountain East Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the surging Hilltoppers to a pair of runaway wins in conference play. A 6-foot-5 sky-walker from Delaware ...

Capitals Secure Win vs. Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two first-period goals, moving into 11th place on the NHL’s career list, and Ilya Samsonov stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout as the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Monday night. The victory broke the Capitals’ ...