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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 ...

Weir High holds off rival Brooke, 62-51

WEIRTON — Weir High won its fifth game in a row, beating arch-rival Brooke, 62-51, inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. But, it wasn’t easy, especially in the first half. Brooke, winners of only one game thus far this season, played an inspired first half but couldn’t keep up the hot ...

East Liverpool boys complete season sweep over Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — The East Liverpool boys basketball team ripped off a big run in the first half, and the Potters never looked back, en route to a 79-39 victory over Indian Creek Friday night in a Buckeye 8 North Division game. “They are the first team we played in the summer league last ...

Several local wrestlers advance to more OVAC tourney action today

WHEELING — After four championship rounds and two days of wrestling, the 67th annual Ron Mauck Wrestling Championships will run to its conclusion tonight at Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. Several local wrestlers moved on to today’s rounds and have guaranteed themselves a spot on their ...

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins best Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored ...

Red Riders run past Bruins, 59-45

WEIRTON — The Weir High girls were coasting along with a solid 27-point lead with a little less than three minutes left in the third quarter Thursday when, suddenly, Brooke caught fire. Coach Amy Serevicz’s club got to within seven points in the fourth quarter before bowing out, ...

Bears, Hall impress on first day of OVAC tourney

WHEELING — After one day and one round of wrestling at the OVAC Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament, all top seeds did what they were predicted to do Thursday and opened the 67th-annual tournament with wins inside WesBanco Arena. Big Red boasted three of the top seeds as Ethan Pappas (160), ...

Redskins stay perfect, defeat Buckeye 8 foe Panthers, 71-16

WINTERSVILLE — Despite an undefeated record and being up to the task against every challenge it has faced so far, the Indian Creek girls basketball team is still working to improve. Thursday night, the Redskins implemented some different defensive looks, as the focus on perfecting their ...

Big Red extends winning streak to eight in a row

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s winning streak continues at the expense of East Liverpool’s. The Big Red girls basketball team jumped out to an early lead and led wire to wire, racing past the tired Potters, 60-31, Thursday night inside the Crimson Center. The victory is Big Red’s ...

Beavers best Wildcats

CALCUTTA — The Edison girls basketball team fell to Beaver Local, 66-31, on Thursday. Alysea Fiedorczyk led the Wildcats with eight points. Mikayla Petrisko and Savanna Ankrom had five points apiece. Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo netted a game-high 20 points. Edison hosts Conotton ...

Weir High bowls to another victory

WEIRTON — The Weir High bowling team defeated Wheeling Central, 2,249-1,302, on Thursday. Wayne Zabotoczny bowled a 247 game for the Red Riders (13-1). Thomas Babinchak had a 221 game, while Evan Baldauf had a 207. Weir High hosts St. Clairsville on Thursday.

Oak Glen pressures, fends off Madonna

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls basketball team used a smothering full-court press to build a 16-point lead late in the third quarter, but wound up having to ward off a furious Madonna comeback that came within six points midway through the final period to record a 50-37 win Wednesday ...

Key 3-pointers lead Central past improving Toronto

TORONTO — Catholic Central used a second quarter three-point barrage to pull away from Toronto and collect a 48-36 girls basketball victory Wednesday inside the George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium. Central, thanks to five Morgan Green points, jumped out to a 9-4 lead after the opening ...

New-look OVAC wrestling tournament begins tonight

WHEELING — They say change is for the better. As far as the OVAC Ron Mauck wrestling tournament is concerned, we’ll just have to wait and see come Saturday. The annual three-day event begins tonight inside WesBanco Arena with wrestlers being seeded by a seven-person committee for the first ...

Fiedorczyk’s 22 points leads Edison girls past Southern Local on road

SALINEVILLE — The Edison girls basketball team opened up a double-digit lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back on Wednesday, topping Southern Local on the road 52-30. Alysea Fiedorczyk had 22 points to lead the Wildcats, while Mikayla Petrisko finished with 11 points and Savanna ...

Toronto’s Berger headed to Fairmont State

TORONTO — Another member of Toronto’s state champion baseball team will play baseball in college as Zac Berger signed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Fairmont State on Wednesday. Berger, the starting first baseman on the 2019 Division IV championship team, batted .528 ...