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Brooke falls in Class AAA sectional final but still advances

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WHEELING — A season ago, Wheeling Park’s volleyball team advanced to the West Virginia Class AAA Region 1 tournament as the sectional runner-up. Tuesday night, coach Samantha Gentle’s Patriots once again made it through the sectional. However, this time her Wheeling Park squad will ...

Wheeling Central cruises to Class A sectional title game

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WEIRTON — Although every team in the Class A Region 1, Section 1 volleyball tournament is below .500, Wheeling Central feels as though it deserved the top seed. The Maroon Knights proved why, at least for one night Tuesday during the semifinals. They cruised to a 25-4, 25-9, 25-11 victory ...

Ohio State No. 1 in first CFP rankings

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NEW YORK — Two from the Big Ten. Two from the Southeastern Conference. And the undefeated defending national champions on the outside looking in — for now. Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State were the top four teams Tuesday night in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s ...

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Big Red playoff tickets on sale STEUBENVILLE — Tickets for the Steubenville football team’s Division III, Region 9 playoff game Friday at Aurora are on sale this week. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and Thursday at the high school, as well as 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ...

Oak Glen looking to get job done

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls soccer team returns to Beckley for the West Virginia state soccer tournament this week with a different feel. Last year, the Golden Bears made the first trip in school history and turned out to be a quick one, a 3-2 opening-round loss to Charleston ...

Penguins’ comeback falls short in Boston

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BOSTON — Brad Marchand scored his second goal of the game with 1:57 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Monday night after blowing a 3-0 lead. David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug also scored for Boston (11-1-2), which has won six ...

Surging Steelers clear the air from ‘September stench’

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PITTSBURGH — The franchise quarterback hasn’t taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked unconscious. The running game is a bit of a mess. ...

Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

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Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the ...

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Big Red playoff tickets on sale STEUBENVILLE — Tickets for the Steubenville football team’s Division III, Region 9 playoff game Friday at Aurora will be on sale this week. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the high school. Also today, ...

It is playoff football time in Ohio

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STEUBENVILLE — When talking about the Ohio football playoffs, Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia said “everyone is 0-0 right now.” Well, maybe not everyone, but the 224 schools (three from the Herald Star/Daily Times coverage area) who qualified for Week 11 definitely are. Indian Creek and ...

Steelers edge Colts 26-24, move to 4-4

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin sighed and let out a sentence that, after 13 years on the job, surprised the Pittsburgh Steelers coach for the sincerity with which he meant it. Considering what his team has endured during the first half of a wildly uneven season, it was hard to blame ...

Brandon Allen leads Broncos past Browns 24-19 in first NFL start

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DENVER (AP) — Fourth-year quarterback Brandon Allen sparked Denver’s stagnant offense, throwing for two touchdowns in his first career NFL start and leading the Broncos past the stumbling Cleveland Browns 24-19 Sunday. “We’re not ready to put him in Canton yet, but overall very ...

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR’s finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again ...

Mavericks defeat Cavaliers 131-111

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Luca Doncic posted his second straight triple-double — and third of the season — with 29 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high tying 15 assists, powering the Dallas Mavericks to a 131-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Kristaps Porzingis added 18 ...

Hamilton closing in on Schumacher

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One by one, Lewis Hamilton has passed the great drivers of Formula One. Except one. And now Hamilton is quickly approaching the legacy of the great Michael Schumacher. His chances of catching him, once thought to be impossible, now look very, very good. Hamilton won ...

Oak Glen volleyball cruises to sectional victories

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FAIRMONT — The Oak Glen volleyball team won all three sets on Saturday to capture the Class AA sectional title at East Fairmont. In the opening set, the Golden Bears (33-0) made quick work of Weir High, 25-8, 25-10, 25-12. McKayla Goodlin had 12 kills, while Skye Stokes and Hannah Rogers ...

Toronto stops Crusaders, wins thriller

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STEUBENVILLE — Saturday’s Toronto vs. Catholic Central clash inside Harding Stadium featured all the drama a football fan could ask for from a Week 10 rivalry game. When all was said and done, the Red Knights, thanks to a Zach Stackhouse interception as the final gun sounded, hung on for ...