Local Sports

LeBron, new-look Cavs suffer loss to Wizards

CLEVELAND (AP) — Maybe life without John Wall won’t be as miserable as the Wizards feared. The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn’t stop them either. Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of ...

John Marshall pressures, eliminates Bruins from tournament competition

WELLSBURG — Trailing from the beginning, the Brooke girls basketball team came back to within two points with 3:20 left in the game, but John Marshall held on down the stretch to win the opener of the Class 3A Region 1, Section 1 tournament 54-49 Wednesday night inside the Brooke Wellness ...

Oak Glen boys unable to catch up with Thompson, John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — John Marshall honored its seniors before Wednesday’s game against Oak Glen. And like he has done time and time again at the John Marshall Field House, Gunner Thompson gave the home crowd something to remember him by. Thompson scored a season-high 31 points — 20 in the ...

Secrist tracks down West Liberty University

Brooke’s Ethan Secrist, front, second from right, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his academic and track careers at West Liberty University. Also on hand for the signing were, from left, front, brother Brennan Secrist, father Mark Secrist and mother Mary Secrist; and, back, ...

Big Red ends in Beaver

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local senior Kierra Taylor played her final game on the Beavers’ floor on Wednesday night and left with a 50-45 win over Steubenville in a Division II sectional opener. The Beavers are now 12-11 on the season and advance to take on top-seeded New Philadelphia on ...

Edison’s Huff notches 1,000 points in final game of high school career

RICHMOND — Edison senior Kayla Huff needed two points to hit the 1,000-point mark for her career with the Wildcats in Wednesday night’s Division III sectional matchup with Ridgewood, and it took her just 49 seconds to do it. She drained a short jumper to give her team an early lead and ...

BRIEFS

OU hosting open gym ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University Eastern men’s basketball will hold an open gym from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for any high school graduate who wants to continue their academic and athletic careers. For information, contact coach Joel Nau at (304) 218-1688. Buckeye ...

U.S. women capture gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the ...

Yoho, Monarchs stuff Red Riders

WEIRTON — John Marshall center Bryce Yoho had his way in the paint Tuesday night and led the Monarchs to a 60-48 victory over Weir High on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. It was the final regular season game for the Red Riders, who finish at 8-14. ...

Big Red slams Edison

RICHMOND — After a quick start, the Steubenville boys basketball team went flat in Tuesday’s road game at Edison. Coach Mike Haney pushed all the right buttons late, however, and Big Red quickly erased a halftime deficit to pick up an 81-64 win over the Wildcats. After Steubenville ...

Local wrestlers get ready to rumble at state tournament

HUNTINGTON — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will be well represented when the 71st annual West Virginia state high school wrestling tournament begins Thursday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. There will be 71 OVAC entrants representing 10 schools in the event which runs through ...

Big first half drains Madonna girls

MOUNDSVILLE — It took West Virginia Class A power Wheeling Central 2:25 of the first quarter to get on the scoreboard Tuesday night at the John Marshall Fieldhouse, but once the No. 2 ranked Maroon Knights got going there was nothing Madonna could do to slow them down. Senior Taylor Duplaga ...

Indian Creek drops 7th-straight contest

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek and St. Clairsville boys basketball teams have plenty of memorable battles on the hardwood through the years. This time, the Red Devils led wire to wire against the Redskins en route to a 62-50 victory to spoil Indian Creek’s senior night Tuesday on the ...

Harrison boys hold off Brooke

WELLSBURG — When Harrison Central is at its best, one can watch a few certain things occurring. In no particular order, balanced scoring, bench production and Caden Arbaugh on the floor as the team leader on both ends are crucial to the Huskies’ success. During a long stretch of the ...

BRIEFS

Weir girls conclude season FARMINGTON — The Weir High girls basketball team lost 81-36 to North Marion in the Class 2A Region 1, Section 2 tournament on Tuesday. Buckeye selling basketball tickets CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local athletic department is selling tickets for the basketball ...

Madonna pulls away from young Hundred to advance

WEIRTON — Some years in high school basketball a team ends up with inexperienced players and competing is sometimes a challenge. Winless Hundred is like that this year, but they showed up Monday night and played hard to the end before bowing to Madonna 78-15 in the matchup between the No. 4 ...

Joe Musgrove sees a lot of opportunity with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros’ prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future. Musgrove was the centerpiece of a four-player package the Pirates acquired ...

Standout with Weirton roots

Nathan Dragisich, a junior at West Allegheny High School, was named WPIAL AAA Player of the Year for the 2017 soccer season. It is the first time in the West Allegheny soccer program’s history that a player achieved this honor. Dragisich scored 21 goals with 14 assists to lead West Allegheny ...

Sheahan scores twice in Pens’ win

COLUMBUS — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and the Pittsburgh ...

Dillon takes No. 3 to Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was ...