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Rine leads Wheeling Central to another title

WHEELING — It may sound cliche, but athletes are always told to be ready when his or her number is called. Since Jacob Rine took over quarterback duties two months ago from an injured Curtis McGhee III. He has been there to manage the game, rely on his teammates and not do too much. But, ...

CRC will promote well-being

WHEELING — When Dr. Gregory Merrick established the Cancer Research Classic, he wanted to bring some of the nation’s premier high school basketball talent to the Ohio Valley. But, the director of Wheeling Hospital’s Schifler Cancer Center also wanted to use basketball as a way to promote ...

College playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, ...

Browns win to stay in playoff hunt, can’t avoid OBJ drama

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns can’t even win without some kind of theatrics,. And, once again, Odell Beckham is in the middle of the latest drama. Nick Chubb ran for 106 yards — 99 after halftime — and Baker Mayfield and Kareem Hunt had rushing touchdowns as Cleveland kept its faint ...

No. 1 Ohio State wins Big Ten title over Wisconsin, secures spot in CFP

INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins spent the first half scratching their heads. Then, Ohio State’s dynamic duo — and teammates —- reverted to their previously impressive form. Fields threw three touchdown passes in the second half, Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a score ...

Edison’s Johnson, two Panthers victorious at Rick Link Invite

MORRISTOWN — For the second time in three years, Barnesville has captured the team title at the Union Local Rick Link Invitational wrestling tournament. During the 21st annual pool-style event Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School, the Shamrocks piled up 260 ...

Weir High’s comeback falls short to North Marion

WEIRTON — North Marion forced Weir High into committing 20 first-half turnovers and were blazing hot on offense going to the intermission with a 20-point lead. But, Mike Parrish’s club got a little sloppy in the second half and, as Weir High battled back in the second half, the Huskies ...

Taylor receives Big Ten ring

Ohio State baseball player Alec Taylor, a Steubenville High School graduate, received a Big Ten championship ring on Saturday.

Penguins win third straight

DETROIT — Evgeni Malkin is picking up the slack with Sidney Crosby out, making dazzling plays on offense and getting back on defense. Malkin and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins build a two-goal lead midway through the second period en route to a ...

Steelers try to maintain momentum against the struggling Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have a No. 1 overall draft pick under center while the Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy named “Duck” throwing the ball around the field. Yet it’s the Steelers who are making a playoff push. Pittsburgh (7-5) has won six of its past seven ...