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Nailers stopped by Toledo in morning game

WHEELING — Armed with the knowledge they entered Tuesday morning with a 9-0-2 record in their last 11 Education Day games, the Wheeling Nailers had to like their chances. Armed with perhaps their most complete roster since being reborn as an ECHL franchise, the Toledo Walleye certainly liked ...

Latest CFP rankings hold steady

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week. The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last weekend. In fact, the selection committee’s ...

Clarkson, injury-riddled Cavs blast Hornets

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with so many injuries they needed an assistant coach to suit up for practice Monday. A little over 24 hours later they did just fine with their healthy players. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds and 11 ...

All-America watch: WVU’s top tackler in spotlight

(AP) - The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia’s virtually unblockable linebacker, ...

Captain Kovalcik reporting for duty

NEW MANCHESTER — Maggie Kovalcik is a natural-born leader. During Sunday’s OVAC All-Star Game, Kovalcik was barking out instructions to her teammates. Yes, in a game meant to be fun, the Golden Bears senior was taking it as serious as a state tournament game. One of the most gifted ...

No. 7 West Virginia confident as Oklahoma State trip looms

MORGANTOWN — No. 7 West Virginia’s mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU , West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers (8-1, ...

Panthers turned back the clock to turn season around

PITTSBURGH — Darrin Hall paused for a second and pondered the question. Fresh off a 186-yard performance in front of his infant daughter in a victory that catapulted Pittsburgh to the brink of its first appearance in the ACC championship game, the senior running back tried to put a finger on ...

Browns much better, show promising growth under Williams

CLEVELAND — From disorganized and dysfunctional to disciplined — and according to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, dangerous. The Cleveland Browns are looking a lot better these days. Not great, but improved. Greatly improved. Two weeks after coach Hue Jackson’s long overdue ...

Wilson-Frame scores 24, Pitt tops Troy to move to 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson glanced down at the box score and shrugged. Sure, the Pittsburgh freshman understands the numbers he put up during an 84-75 victory over Troy on Monday night — when he scored 15 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds — looked impressive for ...

Brodeur, O’Ree, Bettman lead hockey inductees

TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O’Ree and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player’s category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian ...

Weir last area team standing

Weir High is the last area team standing following a somewhat surprising weekend of football playoff action in West Virginia and Ohio. The Red Riders, thanks to a monster game by Sebastian Spencer, went on the road and clipped fifth-seeded Poca 41-14. Spencer ran for 172 yards, threw for 91 ...

West Virginia pulls away from Ohio girls, 4-0

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the last time in their prep soccer career, 34 senior girls suited up to represent their high school in the OVAC All-Star game Sunday afternoon at Red Devils Stadium. While it was a special day for all athletes, it was an extra special one for Wheeling Central’s ...

Indian Creek’s Jallow scores for Ohio in 1-1 tie

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While all-star games are all in good fun, the ending to the boys OVAC All-Star Soccer game almost was a Hollywood script. With the score tied at 1-1 and less than 10 seconds to go, West Virginia had Ohio on the brink. Moving the ball downfield, Wheeling Park’s ...

Chubb has record run in Browns’ win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...

Win over Michigan St. a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre’Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes’ favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type of defensive performance ...

Weir High Dots the ‘I’

POCA — Tabbed as one of the favorites in Class AA before the season started, veteran Weir High coach Tony Filberto has been waiting for his team to live up to its potential all season. Saturday afternoon in the playoff opener, the No. 12 seed Red Riders finally connected all the dots, ...

Hubbard soars over Big Red

BOARDMAN — Ohio will have a new Division IV football champion thanks to a stellar effort by Hubbard Saturday night inside Spartan Stadium. The third-seeded Eagles reeled off 20 unanswered points and rolled to a 34-16 victory over No. 2 Big Red in the Region 13 semifinals. With the loss, ...

Crawford wins Division IV Eastern District’s top honor

STEUBENVILLE — Several key contributors to Steubenville’s success have been named to the Division IV All-Eastern District team, which was selected by a panel of area sports writers. Leading the list is junior tailback Tayveon Crawford, who was named a first-team running back and ...

Five Crusaders land on Division VI East District first team

STEUBENVILLE — Justin Hartzell had what might be a record-setting season in helping Catholic Central post a 7-3 mark and earn a second-straight trip to the Division VI playoffs. For his efforts, the speedy senior landed on the All-Eastern District team as the starting quarterback. A ...

Fante, Wilson, Smarrella earn top honors for Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek’s return to the playoffs in 2018 was due in part to several key performers throughout the season. When the All-Eastern District teams were announced, those key pieces of the 8-3 Redskins’ campaign were recognized. Making first team for Indian Creek were ...