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Madonna girls basketball team state bound

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WEST UNION — For the first time since 2016, the Madonna girls basketball team is state bound following a 53-49 victory over Doddridge County Wednesday in a Class A Region 1 co-final. “The girls worked so hard all year for this,” head coach Cory Wingett said. “During practice this week, ...

Weir High boys end season in sectional semifinal, 47-40

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FARMINGTON — The Weir High boys basketball team closed its deficit with North Marion Wednesday to as little as three late in the Class AAA Region 1 Section 1 semifinal. Unfortunately, the Red Riders failed to get any closer, and their season ended with a 47-40 defeat. Weir High (4-11), the ...

3 Golden Bears, Daniels, Brueck still alive in state tourney

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HUNTINGTON — Fourteen northern panhandle wrestlers survived the first day of the 74th edition of the West Virginia Class A/AA state tournament on Wednesday. Eight of those are in the championship semifinals that begin today’s Session III at 10 a.m. Six schools will be represented inside ...

Wheeling Nailers’ head coach French resigns

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers announced Wednesday that head coach Mark French has resigned from his position and assistant coach Derek Army has been named the interim head coach. French made the decision to step down to be with his family, who lives on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Due ...

Tigers beat Pirates 5-2 to gain doubleheader split

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DETROIT (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were hoping to get to .500 for the season on Wednesday. Instead, they'll have to wait. Tyler Anderson pitched five strong innings to help Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday in a doubleheader opener. Detroit rallied for a 5-2 win in the ...

Brooke MS wins 6th grade PAC8 championship

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Brooke Middle School recently defeated Sherrard, 60-18, to capture the 6th grade PAC8 trophy. Grant Yost led the way with 15 points. Team members include Cory Maynard, Brody Cross, Vince Kolb, Parker McMahon, Michael Gibson, Anthony Maple, Pierce Ferrell, Andrew Petrella, Yost, Blake Bennett, ...

Brooke MS 7th graders also win title

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Brooke Middle School recently defeated Tridelphia, 43-34, in overtime to capture the 7th grade PAC8 trophy. Ty Sperringer led the way with 14 points. Team members include, front, Josh Chambers, Will Scott, Blake Swanson and Cooper McMahon. Standing are Marcus Reed, Grant Hastings, Sperringer, ...

Red Riders get bang-bang advantage over Redskins

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WEIRTON — No matter the outcome of the call, one side was going to be happy, while the other side was going to be mad.  Trailing by a run in the top of the seventh inning, the Indian Creek baseball team had a runner thrown out at the plate, and Weir High was able to hold on for a 7-6 ...

Big Red’s 1,000-point scorer signs with LaRoche University

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Steubenville senior Makayla Abram signed her letter of intent Tuesday to continue her academic and basketball careers at LaRoche University. Before then, she will compete in the OVAC All-Star game on May 16. With her are, front, from left, father John Abram, mother Beth Abram and grandmother ...

Blue Dons return to basketball, advance to sectional final

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WEIRTON — Senior Lucky Pulice was sweating bullets prior to Tuesday night’s Class A Region 1 Section 1 semifinal with Paden City. The Madonna boys basketball squad stepped on a court for the first time in 12 days because of a quarantine session. Individually, Pulice had a chance to make ...