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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 ...

Trout, Bellinger Earn MVP Awards

NEW YORK — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP ...

Linsly Swimming Sweeps Central

WHEELING — The Linsly girls and boys swimming teams opened their season with a sweep over Wheeling Central Thursday night. The Cadets claimed first place in all 12 events on the boys side to secure a 100-48 victory over the Maroon Knights while the girls captured gold in 11 of 12 events ...

Lightning Rout Rangers, 9-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay’s nine goals tied a team record. Five scores came on the power play, ...

Pelicans Spoil George’s Return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first ...

Wheeling Park Opens Playoffs at Home vs. Capital

WHEELING — A team with a bevy of offensive skill position players but an offensive line that will need to be entirely rebuilt. That was the situation facing Wheeling Park entering the 2019 high school football season. A capable team with plenty of questions. Those questions, however, were ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights To Make 4-Hour Trek to Tolsia

WHEELING — Wheeling Central enters the playoffs in search of its third straight state championship. To get there, it won’t be an easy journey for the Maroon Knights. In the first round, No. 10 Wheeling Central (6-4) will make the four-hour trek to Tolsia (7-3) on Saturday at 1:30 ...

Cameron Dragons Overcome Adversity on Way to Postseason

ST. MARYS — Things could not have started much worse for the 2019 Cameron football team. In his first season on the sidelines Coach Tim Brown watched his youthful team, which was seriously lacking experience, lose the season opener to West Greene, 61-20, go through a team tragedy and ...

Will Ryan Era Begins With Wheeling University Victory

WHEELING — There is probably no men’s basketball program in the country that has faced as much, and the many types, of adversity suffered by that of Wheeling University over the last couple of years. However, Wednesday night first-year Coach Will Ryan and his Cardinals put that all behind ...

Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom Win Cy Youngs

NEW YORK — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 first-place votes to 13 for Cole, who ...

Watson, Jackson Duel Could Be First of Many

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson ...

Johnson Leads WLU Women

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University women’s basketball team carried a double-digit lead into the second half and held off a late Clarion (Pa.) surge Wednesday night in an 84-76 non-conference win at the ASRC. Taylor Johnson posted the second double-double of her career and led all ...