DUAL TIME — John Marshall’s Jordan Wood and Indian Creek’s Michael Grimm wrestle at 120 pounds in Wednesday’s OVAC Dual Meet at John Marshall High School. (Seth Staskey)

JM edges Creek for 5A Dual title

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MOUNDSVILLE — Suffice to say, John Marshall puts a little extra emphasis on the OVAC Bill Hinegardner Dual Championship event. It’s not just another event during the season for the Monarchs. They host the event at the Moundsville Field House and, above all, the event is named for the ...

Ogden steps down at MHS

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WEIRTON — After seven years as the Madonna girls basketball coach, Don Ogden has stepped away from the program. After the Blue Dons’ first state championship tournament appearance in 15 years last season, the team has a record of 4-14 thus far in the 2016-17 campaign. Madonna is coming ...

Ohio St. gets past Rutgers

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COLUMBUS — With the score tied against Rutgers with just over a minute to go on Wednesday night, Ohio State’s Kam Williams grabbed a pass from Jae’Sean Tate in front of his team’s bench and knocked down a 3-pointer, sprawling to the floor from the force of the effort. Williams’ shot ...

WVU beats OU on the road

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NORMAN, Okla. — James Bolden knows his opportunities to play for West Virginia often are limited, so he has to maximize the minutes he receives. His ability to do so helped the 13th-ranked Mountaineers immensely on Wednesday night. The freshman guard scored a career-high 17 points in 10 ...

West Liberty adding men’s soccer for the 2018 season

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WEST LIBERTY — After West Liberty University introduced women’s soccer five years ago, it was just a matter of time before a men’s team was added. That time is now. West Liberty President Stephen Greiner, along with co-athletics directors Lynn Ullom and Roger Waialae, announced ...

Pirates’ McCutchen to play in Classic

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Baltimore star Adam Jones are among the returnees on the 28-man U.S. World Baseball Classic roster, which also includes Colorado’s Nolan Arenado, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, San Francisco’s Buster Posey and Pittsburgh’s Andrew ...

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MAKING A MOVE — Edison senior Michael Speedy dribbles to the basket against the defensive effort of Weir’s Nick Krutilla during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game, won by the Wildcats, 76-58.

Fast start leads ’Cats over Weir

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RICHMOND — Edison turned up the heat, and Weir did not handle it well at the start. The Edison boys’ basketball team jumped out to a big lead early on against Weir, and the Wildcats did not look back en route to a 76-58 victory Tuesday night at home to sweep the season series. “The ...

McKenzie ready to get going

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CALCUTTA — Mike McKenzie had the coaching itch and, once everybody was on board, he scratched and will be back on the sidelines Friday nights in the fall. He will be named the head football coach at Beaver Local High School at the next board of education meeting. “There were a lot of ...