Blue Dons head to states

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Madonna High School has qualified four wrestlers to the state tournament. Advancing are Alec Cook and Donavan Kirby, who took second in their weight classes, and Hunter Baird and Garrett Cook, who finished first. -- Contributed

James, Cavs roll to win over Boston

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BOSTON — LeBron James led the new-look Cavaliers to a blowout in Boston with an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry’s heyday. And this time, Paul Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it. With the former Celtics great waiting to see ...

Amazing story at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ted Potter Jr. beat three of the biggest names on the PGA Tour at one of the most famous golf courses in America, and then his day got even better. Walking out to the 18th green for the trophy presentation at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he stopped to chat ...

Canadian skaters romp to gold medal

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — At mid-ice, the Canadians gathered for a group huddle that turned into a massive hug. They earned it: Gold for Canada. While the stars of Monday’s Olympic free skates were a Russian and an American woman, Canada’s deep squad grabbed the team gold medal it ...

Alex Bowman on Daytona pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman put a familiar car atop the Daytona 500 leaderboard. Bowman won the pole for “The Great American Race” in his debut as the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by NASCAR rock star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt’s 17 ...

Steubenville’s Tanner Power swims in the 100 breaststroke. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Locals await today’s results after swimming sectionals

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STEUBENVILLE — Saturday was the day for area swimmers to shine after a long season of hard work and meets. A total of 376 swimmers from 25 different schools gathered at Steubenville High School’s Big Red Natatorium for the East District Sectional meet with berths in next week’s ...

PAINTING — Buckeye Local’s Alaire Destifanes dribbles against Cambridge during the OVAC tournament on Saturday. (Photo by Seth Staskey)

Cambridge dominates Buckeye for OVAC title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Going into Saturday afternoon’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Class 4A Girls Basketball championship game, Buckeye Local head coach Tom Figurski embraced the underdog role. Cambridge, however, more than demonstrated why it was the top seed and heavy favorite inside Ohio ...

Eight Bruins qualify for state wrestling

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WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park took University’s best shot Saturday afternoon, but the Patriots withstood the challenge in defending their West Virginia Class AAA, Region I wrestling championship inside Brooke High School’s gymnasium. Head coach Clay Tucker’s squad held a 30-point lead ...

Oklahoma State tops struggling No. 19 WVU

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Road games against ranked teams don’t seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys. Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 ...

Park. South exacts revenge for 5A title

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — No one in the W.Va. Class AAA playoffs will be looking forward to seeing Parkersburg South when sectionals start rolling around in a few weeks. The Patriots have been on a roll, winners of 11 straight. The biggest victory of that run came Saturday at Ohio University ...