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Weir High's Caleb Rea (Matthew Peaslee)

Rea, Bozek capture Region 1 crowns

FAIRMONT — Weir’s Caleb Rea and Oak Glen’s Robert Bozek reached the top of the podium in Fairmont on Saturday. They hope to reach the same summit in Huntington, next weekend. Rea won the Region I title at 126 pounds at the Fairmont Senior Fieldhouse, with Bozek earning first place at ...

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SECTIONAL HOOPS — Oak Glen’s Brittany Giorgini tries to chase down Weir’s Julia Gianni during Saturday’s West Virginia Class AA sectional contest, won by the Golden Bears 55-48.

Oak Glen tops Weir in sectional play

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls basketball team left the court with a sour taste in its mouth following its 11-point loss to Weir last month. It was a feeling the Golden Bears were determined not to replicate in Saturday’s Class AA, Region 1 Section 1 opener. Powered by a big ...

Harrison Central getting artificial turf

CADIZ — The Harrison Hills School District is expected to move into new schools in 2019. It’s football and soccer teams won’t have wait nearly as long to experience their new ammenities. During Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Harrison Hills Board of Education, the board ...

No. 7 West Liberty wins on Senior Day

WEST LIBERTY — Zac Grossenbacher scored his 1,000th career point and the No. 7-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday with a 93-82 victory against Glenville State at the ASRC. Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers (24-2, 18-2) never trailed ...

Briefs

Foursome breaks record MORGANTOWN — The Brooke 200 medley relay team of Emily Donley, Mary Ossman, Leah Caparros and Bethany Harlan broke the school record with a 2:06.98 clocking Friday at the West Virginia Swimming Championships at the West Virgnina Natatorium. The quartet finished 10th ...

Mountaineers top Texas Tech in 2OT

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s Jevon Carter and Tarik Phillip weren’t in the mood for another debilitating loss after the Mountaineers let a late lead slip away at the end of regulation for the second straight game. Carter scored the go-ahead basket in the second overtime, and Phillip had ...

Panthers shock FSU

PITTSBURGH — Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young were Pittsburgh’s tough to guard combination. Jeter scored a career-high 29 points and Young had 11 as Pittsburgh upset No. 17 Florida State 80-66 on Saturday. Jeter, who averages 7.6 points per game, also had eight rebounds. Four of his 12 ...

Season gets tougher as Buckeyes lose to Cornhuskers

COLUMBUS — Mistakes and sloppy play by Ohio State allowed Nebraska to climb back into Saturday’s game in the final 25 seconds and escape with a win for the first time in eight trips to Columbus. The Huskers pulled out a 58-57 victory in a sloppy game marked by lousy shooting and careless ...

HEADED TO MARSHALL — Weir High senior Domenick Murphy, flanked by his parents Richard Murphy and Monica Tonacchio, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Marshall University, where he will major in exercise physiology and be a preferred walk-on member of the football program. Also on hand for the signing were, from left, head coach Tony Filberto, Physical Therapist John Kirlangitis. (Mike Mathison)

Murphy heads to Marshall

WEIRTON — It came down to a pretty simple decision for Domenick Murphy. But, the decision really wasn’t all that simple. Yet, again, the Weir High Senior wanted to compete at the highest level and he now has that chance. Murphy has decided to be a preferred walk-on member of the ...

Weir High's Wil Visnic (Matthew Peaslee)

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By MATTHEW PEASLEE Sports writer MORGANTOWN — The Weir High boys 200 medley relay team was the first squad to walk out of the locker room and onto the deck at the West Virginia University Natatorium on Friday morning. The Red Riders were also the first team to have medals put around ...