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RUNNING BY — Steubenville’s Javon Davis rushes against Clinton-Massie while Aliiah Demitras (56) looks to block during the Division IV state final on Saturday in Canton. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Davis was the charm Steubenville needed

CANTON — No team wins a championship without overcoming some kind of adversity along the way, and Steubenville’s run to a perfect 15-0 season and fourth state championship in the school’s storied history was no exception. Early in the second quarter of Saturday’s 50-36 win over the ...

WRESTLING — Madonna's Garrett Cook tries to get away from Indian Creek's Logan Wilson at 182 pounds during the Rick Link tournament on Saturday. (Photo by Kim North)

Two Redskins, two Wildcats and a Blue Don win at Rick Link tourney

MORRISTOWN — Barnesvilleás Jayson Stephen had a hunch about his team prior to competing in the Rick Link Union Local wrestling tournament Saturday. The Shamrocks proved him right as they piled up 198 points, which was three more than runner up and defending champion Indian Creek, as the ...

Barrett leads No. 8 Ohio State past No. 3 Wisconsin 27-21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett looked just fine Saturday. Now it's up to college football's selection committee to decide whether No. 8 Ohio State has done enough to earn a playoff bid. Six days after having surgery on his right knee, Barrett threw two touchdown passes, ran for another ...

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Leonard hits a home run with Alderson Broaddus

Brooke senior Nick Leonard, flanked by mother Allison Leonard (front, left) and sister Kourtney Leonard, signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi. Leonard is a three-year letterman and was named to the OVAC ...

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Gianni, Aperfine make another team

Weir senior Julia Gianni (right) was selected for the WV Sportswriters Association All-State soccer first team, while freshman Isabella Aperfine (left) made second team. In addition, Gianni was selected as an OVAC first-team member and Aperfine as an honorable mention.

Crosby, Malkin help Penguins sink slumping Sabres, 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to build momentum after an uneven start to the season. That hasn’t been the case for the Buffalo Sabres, who were nearly shut out for a fourth straight game. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby had a goal and ...

LeBron takes over as Cavs win 11th straight, defeat Grizzlies

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers’ winning streak was in unexpected jeopardy Saturday night before LeBron James took over. James scored 34 points, including seven in the final 1:22, and Cleveland beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 for their 11th straight victory. The loss was the 11th ...

Chargers seek revenge for last year’s loss in Cleveland

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are the least likely team in the NFL to be overconfident or under motivated when they face the sad-sack Cleveland Browns, who have lost 29 of their past 30 games. That’s because the Chargers were the losers in the Browns’ sole victory ...

Wheeling Central wins Class A title

WHEELING — Wheeling Central, which began this season 0-2, defeated St. Marys 40-21 on Saturday to capture the Class A championship. W.Va. Class A Championship (at Wheeling Island Stadium) Wheeling Central 14-7-12-7 — 40 St. Marys 7-14-0-0 — 21 S — Smith 41 run (Gonzalez ...

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Fairmont State girls fall FAIRMONT — West Virginia Wesleyan defeated Fairmont State 79-75 in a Mountain East Conference matchup on Saturday. The Bobcats led by as many as 12 points in the contest before the Falcons rallied to pull within one point on two occasions in the final quarter. ...