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READY TO RUMBLE — Brooke qualified eight individuals for the 71st-annual West Virginia state wrestling tournament, which begins Thursday night inside Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. Those wrestlers include, from left, front, Danny Yost, Andres Ramos, Max Camilletti and C.J. Helms; and, back, Gage Barnhart, Dalton Yost, Billy Dewall and Kenton Conley. 
-- Kim North

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 ...

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 third ...

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 ...

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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 ...

SHOOTING — Madonna’s Gab Staffileno attempts a shot over Hundred’s Mahala Britton (1) and tori Hawkins (33) during Monday’s sectional play-in game at Madonna High School. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

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 ...

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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 ...

VICTORY — Austin Dillon gets a kiss from his wife, Whitney, in Victory lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
-- Associated Press

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 ...

DEFENSE — Pittsburgh’s Carl Hagelin looks to stop Nick Foligno during Sunday’s game in Columbus.
-- Associated Press

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 ...

TO THE BASKET — Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate tries to shoot while defended by Michigan’s Duncan Robinson and  Moritz Wagner during Sunday’s game.
-- Associated Press

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 ...