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OU hosting open gym ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio University Eastern men’s basketball will hold an open gym from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for any high school graduate who wants to continue their academic and athletic careers. For information, contact coach Joel Nau at (304) 218-1688. Buckeye ...

U.S. women capture gold medal

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the ...

Yoho, Monarchs stuff Red Riders

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WEIRTON — John Marshall center Bryce Yoho had his way in the paint Tuesday night and led the Monarchs to a 60-48 victory over Weir High on the Ron “Fritz” Williams Court inside the Carl R. Hamill Fieldhouse. It was the final regular season game for the Red Riders, who finish at 8-14. ...

Big Red slams Edison

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RICHMOND — After a quick start, the Steubenville boys basketball team went flat in Tuesday’s road game at Edison. Coach Mike Haney pushed all the right buttons late, however, and Big Red quickly erased a halftime deficit to pick up an 81-64 win over the Wildcats. After Steubenville ...

Local wrestlers get ready to rumble at state tournament

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HUNTINGTON — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will be well represented when the 71st annual West Virginia state high school wrestling tournament begins Thursday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena. There will be 71 OVAC entrants representing 10 schools in the event which runs through ...

Big first half drains Madonna girls

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MOUNDSVILLE — It took West Virginia Class A power Wheeling Central 2:25 of the first quarter to get on the scoreboard Tuesday night at the John Marshall Fieldhouse, but once the No. 2 ranked Maroon Knights got going there was nothing Madonna could do to slow them down. Senior Taylor Duplaga ...

Indian Creek drops 7th-straight contest

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WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek and St. Clairsville boys basketball teams have plenty of memorable battles on the hardwood through the years. This time, the Red Devils led wire to wire against the Redskins en route to a 62-50 victory to spoil Indian Creek’s senior night Tuesday on the ...

Harrison boys hold off Brooke

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WELLSBURG — When Harrison Central is at its best, one can watch a few certain things occurring. In no particular order, balanced scoring, bench production and Caden Arbaugh on the floor as the team leader on both ends are crucial to the Huskies’ success. During a long stretch of the ...

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Weir girls conclude season FARMINGTON — The Weir High girls basketball team lost 81-36 to North Marion in the Class 2A Region 1, Section 2 tournament on Tuesday. Buckeye selling basketball tickets CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local athletic department is selling tickets for the basketball ...

Madonna pulls away from young Hundred to advance

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WEIRTON — Some years in high school basketball a team ends up with inexperienced players and competing is sometimes a challenge. Winless Hundred is like that this year, but they showed up Monday night and played hard to the end before bowing to Madonna 78-15 in the matchup between the No. 4 ...

Joe Musgrove sees a lot of opportunity with Pirates

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros’ prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future. Musgrove was the centerpiece of a four-player package the Pirates acquired ...

Standout with Weirton roots

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Nathan Dragisich, a junior at West Allegheny High School, was named WPIAL AAA Player of the Year for the 2017 soccer season. It is the first time in the West Allegheny soccer program’s history that a player achieved this honor. Dragisich scored 21 goals with 14 assists to lead West Allegheny ...

Sheahan scores twice in Pens’ win

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COLUMBUS — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and the Pittsburgh ...

Dillon takes No. 3 to Daytona win

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was ...

Harrison wants to win, period

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison is still with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and his feelings aren’t much different than they were a month ago. Harrison spoke to reporters Sunday, the day before the first spring training workout for Pittsburgh’s full squad. The Pirates traded outfielder ...

Ohio State suffers tough loss at Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan’s seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the ...

Team LeBron edges Team Steph in all-star game

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA’s best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer. Defense? In an All-Star Game? That was just one of the many exciting surprises ...

Florida State rallies in second half to get win over Pitt

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton took his two of his leading scorers out of the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. Their replacements ended up being more than adequate. P.J. Savoy led the Seminoles with 18 points and M.J. Walker added 16 as ...

Bubba Watson trending in right direction after win

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson says he was contemplating retirement. The two-time Masters champion had gone two years without winning. He fell out of the top 100 in the world ranking for the first time in 10 years. He was losing power and losing confidence, and didn’t matter which color ...

Weir girls live to fight another day; Bears eliminated

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WEIRTON — The Weir High girls basketball team, playing without it's leading scorer, found it difficult to pull away from arch rival Oak Glen, but it did enough to punch a ticket to the next level of the West Virginia Class AA Region 1, Section 1 tournament for the first time since 2013. The ...