Toronto High School senior Jack Karaffa.


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TORONTO — From the Stratton Seacats to a few weeks left in his high school swimming career. Senior Jack Karaffa competed in his last OVAC championships Saturday at Brooke High School and left the place smiling. “I can’t believe where I came from freshman year to senior year,” ...

Oak Glen freshman Peyton Hall won the crown at 120 during Saturday’s OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament at WesBanco Arena. (Matthew Peaslee)

6 win championships

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WHEELING — Six wrestlers from the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area won their respective weight class at the 64th-annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament at WesBanco Arena. Leading the way was a freshman, Oak Glen’s Peyton Hall. The 120-pound Hall came into the tournament as the ...

Weir High junior Wil Visnic finished second in the 500 free during Saturday’s OVAC Bill Brubaker Swimming Championships inside the Brooke Wellness Center. He shaved seven seconds off his personal best. (Mike Mathison)

Karaffa, Visnic smile after looking at board

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WELLSBURG — Toronto senior Jack Karaffa and Weir High junior Wil Visnic looked at the board after touching the wall and liked what they saw. The duo didn’t like seeing the second-place finish, but liked seeing the time posted. Karaffa finally broke the one-minute barrier in the 100 back ...

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Big Red wins 4A team title

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WHEELING — It was business as usual for the Steubenville wrestling team at the 64th-annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament. Big Red placed second in the overall team standings and captured another 4A title with 228.5 points. Parkersburg South won its seventh overall title in its eight ...

CCHS stops Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER — Often, high school coaches have a lot more to be concerned about than just the plays drawn up on a chalkboard. Saturday night was a good example of that as first-year Steubenville Catholic Central coach Chris Tarquinio went into the game at Oak Glen with his team coming off ...

Blue Dons grab a W

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls’ basketball team outscored visiting Caldwell 10-4 in the third period and went on for a 51-40 win Saturday afternoon inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. Kasey Canei led the way for the 3-11 Blue Dons with 14 points. Andrea Alimario added nine and Kali Krynicki ...

West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) is stripped of the ball by Kansas State guard Kamau Stokes, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Mountaineers stung in Manhattan

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — After coming close on a few occasions this season, Kansas State finally picked up that elusive win over a ranked opponent. Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points to help Kansas State rally to upset No. 7 West Virginia 79-75 on Saturday night. Brown reflected on ...

South, Big Red 1-2 at OVAC wrestling

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WHEELING — Parkersburg South and Steubenville are waging a battle for the overall title as the 64th-annual OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament heads into the final day of action inside WesBanco Arena. The three-time defending champion Patriots have amassed 165 points in two days, while Big ...

Brooke's Nick Leonard and Weir's Lyric Washington go for a loose ball during Friday's game, won by the Red Riders (Matthew Peaslee)

Red Riders win 4th, beat Brooke

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WELLSBURG — Weir High came from behind Friday night to win its second game in a row by 50-47 over Brooke at the Brooke Wellness Center. On a night when Brooke honored the 1987 Class AAA state championship basketball team and coaches, the Bruins were unable to hang on to a six point lead ...

Edison senior Bryce Piatt scores two of his 21 points in front of Harrison Central's Chance Hursey (3) and Caden Dalton (4) during Friday's game, won by the Wildcats. (Mike Mathison)

Edison defeats Huskies

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RICHMOND — In a game played at a frenetic pace from start to finish, the Edison boys’ basketball team took advantage of two big runs to defeat Harrison Central, 66-58, in a packed gym Friday night at Edison on Military Appreciation Night as well as Senior Night. The hosts outscored the ...