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Blue Dons end campaign on top

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WEIRTON — Madonna scored on the opening drive of the game and got two more touchdowns in the second quarter to give it the impetus for 36-6 senior night victory over Clay-Battelle Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. It was the final game of the season for both teams, with the Blue Dons ...

Oak Glen’s season ends in state semifinal contest

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BECKLEY — Oak Glen coach Ryan Wells knew what his team was getting into. An experienced Charleston Catholic squad stood in the way of the Golden Bears reaching the state title game. The Irish controlled play from the beginning, keeping the Oak Glen offense in check and earning a 3-2 victory ...

Kirtland too strong for Crusaders

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CHESTERLAND — For the first time this season, the Catholic Central football team lost on the road, and it happened at the worst possible moment. The Crusaders lost to Kirtland, 59-0, in a Division VI, Region 21 sectional contest on Friday at West Geagua High School. Catholic Central ...

Fired Jackson disputes Haslam’s claim of discord

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CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson didn’t lose his nerve. Fired this week by the Browns after winning just three of 40 games in two plus-seasons, Jackson on Friday disputed owner Jimmy Haslam’s assertion there was “internal discord” on the coaching staff that made his dismissal — along with ...

West Virginia must avoid mistakes against Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of being a late-season afterthought, Texas coach Tom Herman wanted the Longhorns to be competing for a Big 12 title in November. Texas is right where he wanted, with a key matchup against West Virginia up next. The No. 12 Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. ...

Pitt, No. 23 Virginia set for ACC division matchup

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The number jumped off the stat sheet: 484 rushing yards. That’s what Pittsburgh (4-4, 3-1 ACC) amassed in a wild 54-45 victory against Duke a week ago, and what No. 23 Virginia (6-2, 4-1, No. 25 CFP) will be trying to prevent when the Cavaliers host the ...

Steelers-Ravens II: Different month, same pressure to win

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BALTIMORE (AP) — In each of the last two years, the Baltimore Ravens have been eliminated from playoff contention with late-season losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the first time since 2014, these AFC North rivals will wrap up the season series before December. That doesn’t mean ...

Browns GM to meet Chiefs team he helped build

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CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey’s roughest week running the Browns will close with a reunion. The Kansas City Chiefs were once his football family — before the feud. On Sunday, Cleveland’s first-year general manager will get an up-close look at the team he helped build into a Super ...

Love has foot surgery, out at least 6 weeks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are missing another star. Forward Kevin Love will be out at least six weeks — and maybe longer — after surgery on his left foot, another blow to a team in disarray in its first season following LeBron James’ departure. Love, who injured his left big ...

Holmes excited to get back into coaching

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STEUBENVILLE — Mike Holmes saw an opportunity to get back into coaching. After a long career and a few years off, he decided it was time to get back into the game. News traveled fast Wednesday that Holmes, the athletic director at Franciscan University of Steubenville, had been named the ...

Blue Dons fall in sectional

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HUNDRED — The Madonna volleyball fell in the sectional final, 25-22, 25-24, 25-21, to Wheeling Central Thursday at Hundred High School. The Blue Dons continue in the tournament, having advanced to the regional tournament at Ritchie County on Saturday. Madonna will face Magnolia, while ...

Islanders get past Penguins

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NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night. Thomas Greiss made 29 saves as the Islanders swept a home-and-home set with the Penguins. New ...

Steelers secondary faces test

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden knows about losing to the Baltimore Ravens. The Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback has been on the losing end of 11 of his 14 games against Baltimore. Ten of those 11 came when he was with the Cleveland Browns. He’s only lost to the Ravens once with the Steelers, ...

Mahomes, Mayfield renew rivalry

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BEREA (AP) — Back when their chances of playing quarterback in the NFL were still in the dream stages, Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield sat in an apartment near Texas Tech’s campus and played video games. It was 2013. Three years later, they appeared to do the same thing on the ...

Nuggets roll past the Cavaliers, 110-91

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 16 and the Denver Nuggets rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-91 on Thursday night. The Nuggets won their third straight to improve to 7-1. On Wednesday night in Chicago, they beat the Bulls 108-107 in overtime on ...

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Playoff tickets on sale WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek playoff football tickets for Saturday’s game at Hubbard will be on sale from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $8. Basketball sign-ups coming WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek will hold sign-ups for its boys basketball league from 4 ...

Weir High healing before its playoff run

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WEIRTON — This is an easy, relaxing and fun week for the Weir High football team, as it enjoys its mandatory West Virginia bye week while awaiting the final state rankings and finding out its playoff pairing. Tony Filberto, veteran Red Rider coach, for many years has been old school about ...

Madonna closes its season against rival

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WEIRTON — During recent years, the Madonna-Clay-Battelle football game, traditionally played on the last week of the season, has been an important meeting of two teams vying for playoff positions. This time, neither team has an opportunity for the postseason, so the Friday night matchup at ...