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Madonna's Alec Cook wrestles in the West Virginia state tournament in Huntington. (Kim North)

Bozek, Hall and Rea to wrestle for state titles

HUNTINGTON - Weir's Caleb Rea has been on a mission all season. The junior took one step closer to that goal Friday night during the 70th annual W.Va. Class A/AA state tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. After finishing third the two previous seasons, Rea wasted little time in ...

AAA wrestlers make mark

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Austin Loew had a goal in mind when the 2016-17 wrestling season began. The Wheeling Park senior has come out of nowhere to advance to the finals of the 195-pound weight class. Friday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Loew earned a spot in the championship match ...

Toronto boys hold off River

TORONTO - Toronto withstood the River charge. The Toronto boys' basketball team opened up a 14-point advantage in the third quarter only to see River battle back and tie the score in the fourth quarter. Unfazed, the top-seeded Red Knights quickly responded and rebuilt its lead before coming ...

Big Red beats Claymont in sectional opener

STEUBENVILLE-Mike Haney knows things are going to get tougher for his Big Red as it moves further along the Division II tournament trail. "This is the time of year when you win and move on or you lose and go home," Haney said after watching his top-seeded Big Red whip Claymont 65-39 Friday ...

AT STATES — Weir’s Caleb Rea takes part in Thursday’s state wrestling action in Huntington. (Kim North)

Oak Glen off to strong start

HUNTINGTON — Northern Panhandle wrestlers won 12 of 16 matches Thursday night during the 70th-annual W.Va. state Class A/AA tournament inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Oak Glen won five of its six matches to make a strong statement as it sits in sixth place with 16 points. “It was a ...

A pair moves on for Brooke

HUNTINGTON — Eleven Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals in the 70th annual W.Va. state tournament Thursday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Wheeling Park led the local contingent with six winners, while John Marshall had three and Brooke a ...

No. 12 WVU faces tough road challenges

MORGANTOWN — No. 12 West Virginia (22-6, 10-5 Big 12) opens its most important road trip of the season when the Mountaineers travel to Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, to face a Texas Christian University team (17-11, 6-9 Big 12) in need of a signature victory to insure its invitation ...

Central girls advance

STEUBENVILLE — The postseason drought has come to a close for the Catholic Central girls’ basketball team. Catholic Central, the No. 6 seed, erased a six-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation before outscoring No. 12 seed Bridgeport, 11-8, in overtime to pull out a ...

Penguins acquire Hainsey from Carolina

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team’s injury ravaged defense a needed boost. The Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. Pittsburgh sent minor-league forward Danny Kristo and a draft pick to ...

Bishop Rosecrans eliminates Toronto girls basketball

ZANESVILLE — The Toronto girls basketball team saw its season come to a close at the hands of Bishop Rosecrans on Thursday. Bishop Rosecrans earned an 81-36 victory in a Div. IV sectional opener. For the Red Knights, Joz’aeyah Jordan and Jazalyn Glenn each scored nine points. Abby ...