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Cadets Cruise To OVAC Title

WHEELING — Linsly finally got over the hump — and in a big way. Faith Paull and Athena Mariano each scored two goals in leading Linsly to its first OVAC championship since 2014 with a 5-1 rout of Madonna in the Class 1A-3A title game Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. “It means a ...

Park Girls Suffer First Loss

WHEELING — Wheeling Park has rolled through the first half of its schedule based on its skill and precision passing. Morgantown coach Stirlin Rivers knew he had to disrupt that. And that game plan worked to perfection. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium, Morgantown handed Wheeling Park ...

Oak Glen Secures OVAC Three-Peat Over St. C.

WHEELING — The third time was definitely a charm for the Oak Glen girls’ soccer team as it three-peated Saturday afternoon. Junior Reece Enochs scored four goals and classmate Brooklyn Loveland added a trio of assists in the Golden Bears’ 5-0 domination over St. Clairsville at ...

Wheeling Central Wins Hall of Fame Game

WHEELING — Often times, it is not how you start but rather how you finish. Wheeling Central, eight days removed from an emotional last-minute win over Shadyside, began Saturday afternoon’s game against Western Reserve Academy somewhat sluggishly. The Maroon Knights, however, closed ...

A Rose Like None Other

BELLAIRE — He was the Green Pied Piper. No one could attract people to St. John Central like Mike Rose. The most successful football coach in school history was a lightning rod for migration to the Fighting Irish Nation. Rose served as St. John Central head football coach for just three ...

Bellaire Edges Cambridge in Triple Overtime Thriller

BELLAIRE — If a coach is to list ideal springboards into the second half of the season, a triple overtime, gut-check victory might be included. Battling through soaring temperatures and humidity, Bellaire and Cambridge both left it all on the grass at Nelson Field on Saturday ...

Spencer, Red Riders Rumble Past Petersburg

WEIRTON — Sebastian Spencer ran for two touchdowns and passed for three, as Weir romped to a 40-6 win over Petersburg inside Jimmy Carey Stadium on a muggy Saturday afternoon. Spencer, running from the quarterback position, carried the ball only five times, but his 114 yards on the ground ...

Crusaders Earn 1A-3A Title in SO

St. CLAIRSVILLE — It was quite the way to start the day full of OVAC championship matches. And the two perennial powers in the Class A-3A field did not disappoint. Deadlocked at 1-1, the first 80 minutes wasn’t enough to settle a champion between Linsly and Steubenville Catholic. And ...

Red Devils Pocket 4A Boys Crown

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After St. Clairsville and East Liverpool has played to a scoreless draw for almost 70 minutes Saturday afternoon, the Red Devils’ Cade Wolfe decided he’d had enough of the hot and sweaty conditions at Red Devil Stadium. Wolfe, a senior, knocked home a corner kick from ...

Buckeyes Throttle Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State was supposed to get its first big test of the season at Nebraska. It hardly turned out that way. Justin Fields threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was intercepted on three of the Cornhuskers’ first four ...

No. 1 Clemson Holds Off North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Clemson stuffed North Carolina’s 2-point conversion attempt with 1:17 left and the No. 1 Tigers held off the Tar Heels 21-20 on Saturday. The Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had trouble all day in trying to extend their school-record winning streak to ...

Cards Fall to Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — The Cardinals were handed a 33-19 loss at West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Cebe Ross Field in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) game. The Wheeling University football team drops to 0-4 overall, 0-4 MEC. Meanwhile, the Bobcats improve to 1-3 overall, 1-2 in league ...

Cincinnati Outlasts Pittsburgh 4-2 in 12 Innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Iglesias doubled home the winning run in the 12th inning, relief pitcher R.J. Alaniz got his first career hit and victory, and Cincinnati outlasted Pittsburgh 4-2 on Saturday night. Iglesias’ two-out liner to center snapped a 2-2 tie and came after the Pirates ...

Chubb, Cleveland Run Past Baltimore, 40-25

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for 342 yards and a touchdown, Nick Chubb ran for a pivotal 88-yard score and the Browns earned a share of first place in the AFC North with a 40-25 rout of the Baltimore Ravens. Chubb finished with 165 yards and three scores against the league’s ...

Linsly Too Much For Morgantown

WEST LIBERTY — Sometimes in order to be successful, you have to be a little risky. For Linsly coach B.J. Depew, he decided to pull one out of the hat early during Friday’s game against Morgantown. After scoring on the opening possession — a 35-yard touchdown run by quarterback Hunter ...

Wheeling Park Stuns Zanesville

WHEELING — Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Wheeling Park had the will and found a way as it stormed back from 21-0 down to hand Zanesville its first loss of the season with a thrilling 35-34 victory at Wheeling Island Stadium on Friday night. Senior quarterback Alex Dunlevy ...

Madonna Edges Cameron

WEIRTON — The Madonna football team improved to 4-1 this season with a hard-fought 13-6 home victory over Cameron on Friday. The Dragons opened the scoring with a 15-yard TD pass from Jessop Broughton to Isaac Ball late in the opening quarter on fourth down. The PAT failed. The Blue Dons ...