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TAKING THE SACK — Weir High’s Tyler Komorowski sacks Oak Glen quarterback Nick Chaney on Aug. 25. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Bears were doomed from the beginning

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen football squad finished up the 2017 season with a 2-8 record, but a lot of its young players got something that cannot be duplicated: Friday night experience. “It was absolutely a growing year,” Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault said. “Next year our skills ...

DEFLECTION — Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin deflects a rebound past Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta for a goal during the first period on Tuesday. (AP Photo)

Penguins spoil Tocchet’s return in win over Coyotes

PITTSBURGH — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan understands the risk/reward when he pairs Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. When fully engaged and focused on the finer points of the game, they are as dynamic as any second-line duo in the NHL. When they’re not, things can get sloppy. Really sloppy. ...

Love’s 32, LeBron’s 30 push Cavaliers past Bucks

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love joked that he might swing by the hospital on his way home. On a recent visit, he got a dose of something that made him and the Cavaliers feel better. Love scored a season-high 32 points without attempting a 3-pointer, LeBron James added 30 following an interesting ...

‘Press Virginia’ may not get used all the time

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia opponents, take note. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins isn’t sure whether his tenacious pressure defense will be on full display this season. The Mountaineers’ depleted roster might be unable to harass opposing offenses for an entire 40 minutes without wearing ...

Stallings starts over with Pitt

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the situation Kevin Stallings walked into when he took over at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2016 looked promising. The Panthers had two of the ACC’s best players in Michael Young and Jamel Artis at a place that rarely had to worry about being left out of the ...

Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news ...

NEW FACES — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling community welcomed seven new head coaches to the “family” during a press conference Monday night inside WesBanco Arena. They are, from left, Jimmy Malone (Southern Local), Michael Owens (Paden City), Scott Hiemstra (East Liverpool) and Jimmy Benson (Edison). Other new coaches are Jamie Lesho (Madonna), Derrick Hesson (Caldwell) and Vic Nery (Crestview).
-- Kim North

OVAC welcomes seven new wrestling coaches

WHEELING — If it’s playoff mode for football teams in Ohio and West Virginia, it can only mean high school wrestling season is just around the corner for the bi-state conference. Monday night inside WesBanco Arena, Ohio Valley Athletic Conference officials hosted the annual preseason OVAC ...

FIRST TEAM HONORS — Steubenville’s Jaliyah Hubbard attempts a kill against Minerva in a sectional contest on Oct. 16. Howard was named a first-team Division II volleyball player by the Ohio District 5 Volleyball Coaches Association. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Ohio District 5 Volleyball Coaches Association honors

Division II First team Jaci Prideomore Carrollton Keanna Avery Claymont Lauren Kinsey Dover Sawyer Lorentz Dover Renee Antonelli Indian Creek Kitanna Rakestraw Indian Valley Josie Pry New Philadelphia Samantha Malcolm New Philadelphia Allison Williams River View Jaliyah ...

Ohio Eastern District golf honors

Boys Division I First team Nolan Kimberly Zanesville Dalton Crowley Tri-Valley Alex German Dover Jace Ruggerio Zanesville Gabe Miller Dover Second team Luke Morrow Maysville Dakota Wright New Philadelphia Jack Lyall Tri-Valley Honorable mention Evan Yoder West Holmes Carter ...

Gordon began using drugs in 7th grade

BEREA — Josh Gordon has never played an NFL game sober. That has to change if he plans to play in another one. One day before the Browns wide receiver gets another shot at rebooting his star-crossed career, Gordon revealed in a candid magazine interview that he used drugs or alcohol before ...