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Bunch’s decision lifts West Liberty to victory

WEST LIBERTY — Darius Bunch couldn't have scripted a better way to end his senior season at home. The West Liberty standout posted a major decision Sunday afternoon that lifted the No. 16 Hilltoppers (9-8) to an exciting, 22-18, decision over visiting Seton Hill (8-5) inside the ASRC in ...

Rain postpones Daytona 500 to today

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race ...

Fans wait in long lines to see President at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wearing his firesuit and had just finished signing autographs for fans stuck in long lines to enter Daytona International Speedway when he was stopped by Secret Service. Not even the Daytona 500 pole-sitter was immune from the security ...

Hornqvist has two goals, assist to lead the Pens past the Red Wings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. “Sometimes you get lucky out there and you keep shooting and keep ...

Team LeBron wins revamped All-Star Game, 157-155

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing ...

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s ...

Frontier prevails for OVAC 1A title over Madonna

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a line-in-the-sand moment. Frontier found itself trailing by eight with three minutes to play in the third quarter in its Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 1A championship game against Madonna Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. At that point, Cougars head coach ...

Big Red’s roller coaster season concludes early

STEUBENVILLE — The roller coaster ride has come to a disappointing end. The Steubenville girls basketball team’s up-and-down season concluded in an up-and-down game. Big Red completed a 13-point turnaround to take the lead, but Minerva rallied and re-took the lead. Eighth-seeded Big Red ...

Thompson, Huskies bowl to district tourney

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It was a drama-filled afternoon Saturday at St. Clair Lanes, as three more teams and another trio of individuals advanced in the quest to reach the pinnacle of state bowling. Carrollton, Harrison Central and Union Local finished 1-2-3 in the team standings at the Division ...

Catholic Central’s McClane elected to OVAC Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Two prep basketball greats are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Pete Abuls of Cambridge and Don McClane of Catholic Central have now had their names called to the shrine and will represent the decade of the 1970s during ...

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 West Virginia

WACO, Texas — Jared Butler said he wasn’t trying to make up for the absence of Baylor’s second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships are available. Bears win regular-season finale PHILIPI — The Oak Glen girls basketball team concluded its ...

Balanced Buckeyes topple Purdue, 68-52, cling to their NCAA hopes

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State hit its first bucket of the game against Purdue and never looked back. Aside from a 28-second tie at 3-3, the Buckeyes led every minute and topped the Boilermakers 68-52 Saturday afternoon for their fifth win in the past six games. Ohio State (17-8, 7-7) pulled ...

Monarchs fend off Creek

WINTERSVILLE — The deficit was too much for Indian Creek to overcome. The John Marshall boys basketball team led by two at the end of the first quarter, and the Monarchs broke the game open in the third quarter en route to a 56-45 victory against the Redskins in an OVAC Tournament ...

Wellsville’s hot start, cold shooting too much for Central to overcome

STEUBENVILLE — Wellsville rode a red-hot start to a convincing 64-45 victory over Catholic Central Friday in OVAC consolation pool play. The Tigers, now 11-10, swished eight of their first 10 shots from the floor to grab a 20-8 lead after the opening quarter inside the Mickey Barber ...

Beaver Local tops Brooke, 74-53

CALCUTTA — In their final tuneup before postseason action gets underway, the Beaver Local boys basketball team started fast and never looked back. Behind a balanced scoring effort and a hot night from the three-point line, the Beavers put away Brooke 74-53 in an OVAC consolation pool game ...

Oak Glen comes back to win thriller

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen Fieldhouse is becoming known as the house of thrills. The Golden Bear basketball team rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat St. Clairsville 78-73 Friday night in a Wheeling Hospital OVAC 4A Tournament consolation game. It was a tale of two halves. ...

Bellaire pulls away from Toronto in the fourth

BELLAIRE — Bellaire’s basketball team is starting to find its way. As the Big Reds dropped the curtain on the regular season, Friday night, they found themselves on the winning side for the third straight outing. While J.R. Battista is certainly pleased with his team’s 63-57 victory, ...

Harrison Central outlasts Martins Ferry in OVAC consolation tilt, 50-44

MARTINS FERRY — Friday night’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A boys’ championship consolation tilt between Buckeye 8 rivals Harrison Central and Martins Ferry mirrored a heavyweight bout. The Huskies landed a huge haymaker to start the contest inside Tolbert Gymnasium, but the Purple ...

Wheeling Park pulls away from Red Riders

WHEELING — Coming home off a demoralizing loss to West Virginia Class AAA power University in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A semifinals on Tuesday, it took Wheeling Park a quarter to get back to doing what it does best Friday night, getting the ball inside to seniors Alex Vargo ...