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WVU Bounces Back With Rout of Texas

MORGANTOWN — Oscar Tshiebwe sprinted the length of the court to chase down an errant Texas inbounds pass. While the home crowd implored him not to touch the ball, Tshiebwe grabbed it anyway just before it reached the corner end line, took one dribble and slammed the ball through the net. It ...

John Marshall Earns Revenge on St. Clairsville

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall played one of its better halves of the season Monday night against St. Clairsville. The Monarchs hammered the boards, shot nearly 60 percent from the floor, canned five 3-pointers and held the Red Devils to 27 percent shooting while forcing 12 turnovers. The ...

Shadyside Tigers Have Hot Hand In Win Vs. River Pilots

SHADYSIDE — Often times, getting back on the court or field quickly, is the best cure for a team’s ailments. Such was the case for Shadyside on Monday evening. Just 48 hours removed from falling at Martins Ferry and scoring a dismal 33 points, the Tigers took no prisoners against an ...

Indian Creek Girls’ Basketball Team Is Still Undefeated, Holds Off Brooke

WELLSBURG — Though his team remained undefeated on the season, Indian Creek girls’ basketball coach Steve Eft left Monday’s game at Brooke feeling like his team still has a lot of work to do. The Redskins (15-0), fended off a pesky, improving Brooke squad for a 62-51 victory inside the ...

Coco, 15, Tops Venus, 39, at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament? “I was a bit shocked,” Gauff said, “I’m sure everyone ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Lili Neely Sparks Cameron Victory

MILL CREEK — Cameron advanced in the W.Va. HIT behind 23 points, seven rebounds and six steals from Lili Neely as the Dragons bested Tygarts Valley. Maelyn Canada netted 14 points for the Dragons (8-4), while Reagan Gray pulled down 15 rebounds. Edison 47, Conotton Valley 45 RICMOND — ...

Martins Ferry Jarrett Bolinger Goes 8-for-8 In Career at OVACs

WELLSBURG — Martins Ferry’s Jarrett Bolinger wasn’t a fan of the water when he was younger. That has all changed now. The Purple Riders’ senior now spends most of his time in the water and his hard work and practice paid off enormously on Saturday in the OVAC Bill Brubaker Swim ...

49ers Advance To Super Bowl LIV

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — From No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers. Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick ...

Chiefs Claim AFC Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl in a half-century. Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half ...

Osaka, Williams Win Openers

MELBOURNE, Australia — Naomi Osaka won the tournament opening match for her dad at the Australian Open. Serena Williams won hers for her daughter. The first two matches on center court at the Australian Open were all about families for two champions. For something new, Osaka’s father, ...

Penguins Rally Past Bruins, 4-3

PITTSBURGH — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period ...

Djokovic Eyes 5th Post-30 Slam Title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The secret to Novak Djokovic’s post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene. No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps playing so well at this age, and the ...

Cater, Barber To be Inducted In W.Va. Sports Hall of Fame

WHEELING — The state’s winningest college football coach and a College Football Hall of Famer will be the 2020 inductees into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Monte Cater and Mike Barber will be enshrined by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association at the 74th annual Victory ...

No. 12 WLU Wrestlers Sweep Urbana, Fairmont State

WEST LIBERTY — The No. 12-ranked West Liberty University wrestling team breezed to convincing victories against Mountain East Conference foes Fairmont State and Urbana Sunday during an afternoon triangular at the ASRC. Coach Danny Irwin’s Hilltoppers rolled to a 39-8 victory against Urbana ...

San Antonio Gets By Miami, 107-102

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points, DeMar DeRozan added 20 and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Miami Heat 107-102 Sunday. Miami’s Duncan Robinson missed a 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left and the Heat trailing 105-102. Miami fouled Marco Belinelli, who made both free ...

Linsly Boys Swim to OVAC Title

WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys’ swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where ...

Wheeling Park Girls Rout Parkersburg South

WHEELING — A busy week closed in stellar fashion for Wheeling Park as the Patriots toppled Parkersburg South, 73-54, Saturday afternoon at The Palace on the Hill. The wire-to-wire win marked the fourth game in six days for Coach Ryan Young’s battle-tested charges. The state’s No. ...