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Super Six moving from Wheeling to Charleston for 2020

WHEELING — For the first time since 1993, the West Virginia Super Six Football Championships will not be held in Wheeling. The three state championship football games will be played this year at Charleston’s Laidley Field at University of Charleston Stadium, which hosted the games prior ...

Steelers-Ravens postponed to Tuesday due to virus outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens’ bout with a COVID-19 outbreak has forced the NFL to postpone the team’s trip to Pittsburgh for a second time. The league announced Friday the Ravens (6-4) against the unbeaten Steelers (10-0) will now take place on Tuesday night. The game was ...

Ohio State cancels game vs. Illinois

No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday has been canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten’s best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title. The cancellation Friday night came about seven ...

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Fighting Irish’s defense allowed little room for Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina’s potent offense to do the same. Book threw for a score while the ...

All-Buckeye 8 honors

South Tyler Tonkovich, St. Clairsville; Reese Skaggs, St. Clairsville; Will Balgo, St. Clairsville; Avery Henry, St. Clairsville; Colin Oberdick, St. Clairsville; Logan Shields, St. Clairsville; Jacob Jordan, St. Clairsville; Austin DaRe, St. Clairsville; Evan Carpenter, Martins Ferry; ...

Super Six moving to Charleston for 2020 season

The Super Six — the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s three state football championships, which have been a staple at Wheeling Island Stadium since 1994 — will move back to its former home in Charleston for the 2020 season. WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan ...

All Oak Glen wants, needs is the opportunity

NEW MANCHESTER — Although it is facing a huge disadvantage due to COVID-19, the Oak Glen football team feels really good heading into its Class AA state semifinal contest with Robert C. Byrd. And, why shouldn’t it? The Golden Bears (8-1) easily took care of Point Pleasant in the first ...

Culver powers No. 15 WVU past VCU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia missed its first 10 shots of the game. The Mountaineers still raced to a 13-0 lead over VCU. Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 on Thursday in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals. “I ...

Reports: Ravens’ QB Jackson tests positive for coronavirus

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple media outlets. Last year’s NFL MVP is the biggest star to become infected by the virus. The Baltimore Sun and ESPN, both citing unidentified sources, reported that Jackson ...

Harrison Central graduate to fight at MMA event

PITTSBURGH — Cody Gamble has only fought competitively once inside a cage. However, the former Harrison Central two-sport standout learned quite a bit while earning his first win. The 24-year-old Gamble, who trains at The Mat Factory Wrestling Club in Pittsburgh, will look to make it 2-0 ...

2020 HSDT ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Star/Daily Times sports staff compiled an all-area list from the 2020 season, with Ohio and West Virginia teams combined. Each position features players on first and second teams, as well as honorable mentions. One player was nominated to only one position, even if he excelled in ...

Dunkle, Huskies hold off Edison girls, win first game

RICHMOND — Junior forward McKayla Dunkle is the engine that runs the Harrison Central girls basketball team, and opponents always will circle her as the No. 1 Husky to contain. Dunkle did not have her best night Wednesday in terms of scoring, but she helped slow down Edison in the other ...

Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens’ Jackson

PITTSBURGH — Lamar Jackson’s energy is palpable. It pulses every time the NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player has the ball in his hands, a kinetic energy fueled by the Baltimore quarterback’s unique skillset, one most teams in the league have struggled to grasp let alone stop. Yet ...

Aperfine signs with West Liberty University

Weir High senior Isabella Aperfine recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Liberty University. With her are, front, from left, mother Tracey Aperfine, sister Sophia Aperfine and father Joe Aperfine. Standing are Athletic Director Donna Ferguson, ...

Gov. Dewine calls for no fans in attendance

Despite surging COVID-19 numbers across Ohio, high school sports were given the green light to continue Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Mike DeWine. However, that came with a condition. DeWine said that he was advising schools that elect to proceed with winter sports on schedule — which ...

Rested Mountaineers ready for home stretch

MORGANTOWN — As the college football season winds down for West Virginia University, arguably the toughest two conference opponents remain on the Mountaineers’ schedule. This week, the Mountaineers (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) will take on the Oklahoma Sooners (6-2, 5-2) — the second-best team in ...

Steelers again rule atop AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perfect 10. And they’re also once again No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Steelers improved to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 27-3 rout of the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittsburgh received 10 of the 12 first-place ...

Browns cornerback Ward to miss time with strained calf

CLEVELAND — The Browns are down another defensive star. Starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who leads the NFL in passes defensed and is coming off his best game this season, will miss time with a strained calf he sustained in Sunday’s win over Philadelphia. Ward’s injury is just the ...

Manning, Woodson, Megatron are Hall of Fame semifinalists

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. Joining them are four players who previously have been eligible, but never made the semifinals: Eric Allen, ...

Kiger drops school-record 40 to lift Creek girls over Edison

RICHMOND — Indian Creek head coach Steve Eft put starting point guard Kylie Kiger back late into Monday night’s season opener at Edison for one reason. The game already was out of hand. The Redskins eventually won, 84-29. The reason Kiger re-entered with a few minutes remaining was to ...