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CCHS gets even, splits series with Madonna

WEIRTON — Isabella Oliver and Katie Zatta combined for 36 points Monday, as Catholic Central earned a 58-44 victory over Madonna before a full house inside the Bill Barrett Gymnasium. The Crusaders improved to 11-5 with their fifth consecutive win and split the season series with their ...

Redskins run record to 15-0, want to see more improvement

WELLSBURG — Though his team remained undefeated on the season, Indian Creek girls basketball head coach Steve Eft left Monday’s game at Brooke feeling like it still has a lot of work to do. The Redskins, now 15-0, fended off a pesky, improving Brooke squad for a 62-51 victory inside the ...

Bellaire girls best Steubenville, 57-51

BELLAIRE — The Steubenville girls basketball team fell to Bellaire, 57-51, on Monday. Kylie Maxwell and Elexis Martin led Big Red with 18 points apiece. Madison Fields had 11 points. The rest of the team combined for four. Katrina Davis led Bellaire with a game-high 32 points, 10 rebounds ...

No. 14 WVU cruises past Texas

MORGANTOWN — Oscar Tshiebwe had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Derek Culver scored 13 points, No. 14 West Virginia jumped to a big early lead and coasted to a 97-59 victory over Texas on Monday night. Jermaine Haley added 12 points and Jordan McCabe scored 10 for the Mountaineers (15-3, 4-2 Big ...

Browns still search for a GM

CLEVELAND — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a person familiar with the team’s ...

Cavaliers fall to New York

CLEVELAND — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-86. Both teams are 12-32 and lead ...

Rust, Johnson help Penguins rally past Bruins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan Rust scored ...

Mahomes’ feet, arm lift Chiefs to Super Bowl berth over Titans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since 1970. Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half ...

Mostert, 49ers run past Packers to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — From No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers. Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, ...

No. 2 Baylor women top WVU for record 45th-straight league win

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon ...

McGregor holds all the cards after comeback win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After three years without a victory, Conor McGregor needed only 40 seconds to reclaim his place at the center of the mixed martial arts world. McGregor’s dynamic stoppage of Donald Cerrone in UFC 246 on Saturday night put the Irish superstar firmly in control of the future ...

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New ...

Big Red’s Pappas and Tuttle, Oak Glen’s Hall bring home OVAC gold

WHEELING — Last year, Steubenville’s Ethan Pappas and David Tuttle both came up short in the OVAC finals. This year, they came up big, both taking home the crown in their respective weight classes at the 67th annual OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships Saturday at Wheeling’s WesBanco ...

Fort Frye concludes Big Red’s streak

STEUBENVILLE — When Fort Frye visited the Upper Ohio Valley in December, things didn’t go well for the Cadets, as they dropped a double-digit decision to Wheeling Park. On Saturday, coach Dan Liedtke and his talented squad made the ride again from Washington County. This time, the results ...

St. Clairsville girls, Linsly boys, Dover swim to conference titles

WELLSBURG — The seniors of the Linsly boys swim team have had their eyes set on their final OVAC meet all season. After capturing the small school crown as freshmen three years ago, the Cadets have earned back-to-back runner-up accolades. This year, they wanted to get back to where they ...

Johnson, Watson slated for OVAC Hall of Fame

BELLAIRE — Though in different sports, running was the name of the game for both of the latest selections to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Wheeling Park graduate Daryl “Boogie” Johnson and Magnolia alumnus Josh Watson are the latest to have their ...

Weir boys fall to North Marion

FARMINGTON — The Weir High boys basketball team fell to North Marion, 76-55, on Saturday. Brodie McUmar led the Red Riders (7-4) with 10 points. Jayson Nosko had nine points, while Sebastian Spencer and Elijah Gillette evenly divided 16. Weir High travels to Oak Glen on Tuesday. North ...

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important than any other. Instead, the Pittsburgh point guard went the other way. Two years ago, the Panthers went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday they completed their ...

Diarra, Gordon lift Kansas State over No. 12 WVU

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State needed career highs from Cartier Diarra and Dajuan Gordon to knock off No. 12 West Virginia. Diarra tied a career high 25 points, Gordon scored a career high 15, including 13 in the first half, and Xavier Sneed had 16, moving into the top 15 in school ...

Penn State upsets Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Penn State upset No. 20 Ohio State 90-76 on Saturday. Myreon Jones scored 20 points, Seth Lundy added 12 and Myles Dread had 10 for the Nittany Lions (13-5, 3-4 Big Ten) who snapped a three-game losing ...