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O’Brien ready to change landscape of Edison football

RICHMOND — After turmoil led to a late coaching change prior to the start of last season, the Edison Wildcats have hired the man they hope can stabilize the football program by promoting a familiar face in offensive coordinator Shane O’Brien to head coach. “We are really excited to ...

Toronto girls bow out early

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside took the first step Thursday night on what it hopes is an extended postseason run. The Tigers advanced to Saturday’s sectional co-final by pounding visiting Toronto, 71-34. Much of the second half was played under the new OHSAA mercy rule in which the clock continues ...

Taillon ‘different person’ after cancer surgery

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Taillon never allowed himself much time to think about his bout with testicular cancer last season. The Pittsburgh pitcher’s focus from nearly the moment he received the diagnosis in early May was to return to the mound as quickly as possible. Just five weeks ...

With new swing, Alonso ready to power Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Once he overcame some anxiety, Yonder Alonso started swinging for the fences. And clearing them. Hoping to improve his power statistics, Alonso altered his swing last season and the baseball began to fly. After hitting just 39 home runs in his first seven major ...

Pirates get Dickerson from Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash. The 28-year-old Dickerson was designated for assignment last Saturday. He was the ...

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 ...

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 ...