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Brown brings lighthearted coaching style to West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — New West Virginia coach Neal Brown’s lighthearted approach to football is forever captured in a 2016 dance video at Troy. Brown dabbed while his players and assistants showed off their moves in the video that was part of a spring competition among Troy athletic coaching ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. No. 8 NC State beats Pittsburgh RALEIGH, N.C. — Kiara Leslie had 16 points and eight rebounds, and ...

Blue Dons hang on to earn the victory

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WEIRTON — The Madonna girls basketball team led by double digits early in the fourth quarter, but Linsly refused to go away quietly into the night. The Cadets stormed back and had a couple of chances to tie the score late in the game, but the Blue Dons were able to hold on for a 48-45 ...

Oak Glen defends home court, cruises past Linsly

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as it galloped to a 67-46 victory over Linsly Wednesday night at the Golden Bear Fieldhouse. The Golden Bear offense was clicking, and the defense made stops, creating 16 turnovers. The difference in the game was ...

Tuttle gets 100th win in Big Red’s victory

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville wrestling team continued its dual-meet dominance and flexed its OVAC muscles at the Crimson Center on Wednesday by turning away visiting Wheeling Park, 54-14. The win kept Big Red, currently ranked eighth at Ohio Division II, undefeated in duals. It also ...

Browns hire Kitchens as head coach

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CLEVELAND — The Browns didn’t have to go far to find their new coach. Freddie Kitchens was already in the building. The 44-year-old Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing a contract to become Cleveland’s ninth coach since the ...

West Virginia loses 21-point lead against Kansas State

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown had repeatedly driven down the right side of the lane for buckets, or at the very least a foul, helping Kansas State slowly emerge from a 21-point second-half hole against West Virginia. So with the game on the line in the final minute, was there any ...

Buckeyes stunned

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers may not be the doormat of the Big Ten Conference anymore. Montez Mathis hit two contested layups and Geo Baker nailed a jumper with 10.3 seconds to play as the scrappy Scarlet Knights posted their biggest conference win under coach Steve Pikiell, a 64-61 ...

Weir High buckles down, defeats CCHS

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WEIRTON — For the second time this season, the young Catholic Central boys basketball team made life difficult for the high-flying Weir High squad on Tuesday. However, for the second time this season, the Red Riders rose to the challenge and stepped up big time defensively, en route to ...

Big Red on wrong end of thriller

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WHEELING — Coaches say all the time to be ready when one’s number is called. For Wheeling Park’s Dustin VanSickle, this couldn’t have been more true. Despite only playing the final four minutes Tuesday night against Steubenville, it was VanSickle who may have made the biggest ...

Indian Creek falls hard to St. Clairsville, 79-51

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Just before the second half began, Ryan Clifford came to the scoring table to take a quick look at the scorebook. He was checking on personal fouls because, to hear him tell it, he “doesn’t care who scores the ball.” That was never really a concern against Indian ...

Brooke boys’ comeback falls short to John Marshall

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WELLSBURG — In a game in which visiting John Marshall and winless Brooke were missing key components for at least part of Tuesday night’s contest, the difference between winning and losing turned out to be a nearly 11-minute stretch of time between the second and third quarters. While ...

Sinicropi, Schmitz lead Edison to big win over Buckeye Local

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CONNORVILLE — Isaac Schmitz and Anthony Sinicropi combined for 39 points, and Edison’s pressure defense played a part in 26 Buckeye Local turnovers, as the Wildcats snapped a three-game skid with a 75-42 win over the Panthers Tuesday night. Coach Nate Moses’ Wildcats dropped consecutive ...

Murray shines again in Penguins’ win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray tries to keep it simple. Show up for work. Try to improve a little bit each day. Don’t get too high or too low. Yes, it’s boring. It’s also highly effective for a player who has regained his confidence and swagger just in time ...

Kitchens seen as favorite for Browns’ coaching search

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CLEVELAND (AP) — One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling. After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet ...

Creek girls use big run to stay unbeaten, top Beaver

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WINTERSVILLE — It looked as though Beaver Local might put the Indian Creek girls basketball team’s undefeated record in jeopardy — for a half. The Redskins came out of the locker room after the break locked in a tie, and wasted little time taking the game over, dominating the final 16 ...

Wheeling Park pulls away from Weir High

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WEIRTON — The Wheeling Park girls went on a big run midway through the first quarter and the first minute of the second and never looked back, downing Weir High, 67-39, Monday night inside the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse. Coach Ryan Young’s club applied their superior quickness on defense, ...

Shadyside shuts down Crusaders

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STEUBENVILLE — Serge Gentile, Shadyside’s girls basketball coach, was spot on when he said defense made the difference in his Tigers’ 51-37 victory over Catholic Central Monday night. The Tigers held their hosts to a season-low point total in the battle between two of the OVAC’s top ...

Huskies fall at Linsly

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WHEELING — The Harrison Central girls basketball team dropped a 52-37 decision to Linsly on Monday. The Huskies, now 4-8, trailed 32-19 at halftime. Sydney Starr led Harrison Central with 11 points. Kobey Johnson finished with eight points and Audrey Corder had six points. Charlie ...

Round four, title go to Clemson

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Clemson needed a big performance to unseat defending champion Alabama. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish. Cornerback A.J. Terrell got it rolling with a 44-yard pick six on Tua Tagovailoa’s third pass of the game, Justyn Ross had a stunning ...