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Brooke girls basketball preview

WELLSBURG — For Amy Serevicz’s second full season as the Brooke girls head basketball coach, there is a really young roster once again with just one senior after losing three (Jordan Arca, Ashley Arca and Natalie Ryan) from the year before. However, the main difference is there is more ...

Oak Glen boys basketball preview

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys basketball team could have been a major threat heading into this season had it not been for some bad luck on the gridiron. With the roster coming back, the Golden Bears definitely can still make some noise, especially with the new four-class format in ...

Oak Glen girls basketball preview

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls basketball team is a mixture of returning experience sprinkled with many sophomores and freshmen, 13 to be exact. Also, the new rule in West Virginia for breaking into four classes instead of three could help the Golden Bears in the long run. However, ...

Islanders blank Penguins 2-0 behind rookie Sorokin

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. The Islanders went 8-2-2 during February, ...

No. 9 Iowa tops No. 4 Ohio State, 73-57

COLUMBUS (AP) — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn't wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room. "They waited on me, and we had a little celebration," Garza said after scoring 24 points and ...

N.C. State holds off Pitt’s 2nd-half rally, 65-62

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — DJ Funderburk dunked after a Cam Hayes steal to slow down a Pitt rally and swing some late momentum back to N.C. State on Sunday in a 65-62 Wolfpack victory. The win marks a season sweep of Pitt and is N.C. State's fourth in as row in the Atlantic Coast Conference, its ...

Sports brief

School athletic committee to meet TORONTO — The Toronto school board’s athletic committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library of Toronto Junior/Senior High School.

Creek girls claim first district title

WINTERSVILLE — When West Holmes took a one-point lead to begin the fourth quarter on Saturday, the pressure was on for Indian Creek, who was competing in its second district final and first since 2010. This was not like two years ago when the Redskins lost by double figures in the ...

Three Big Red seniors win sectional wrestling titles

STEUBENVILLE — A wise man once said, “True leaders don’t tell you what to do. They show you how it’s done.” Steubenville senior wrestlers Tyler Muldrew, Aaron Ferguson and Ethan Pappas have been living up to those words all season. Saturday was no different, as all three wrestled to ...

Hiland swarms, eliminates Catholic Central

MILLERSBURG — The Catholic Central boys basketball team got off to another slow start during Friday’s Division IV East district sectional final at third-seeded Hiland similar to the sectional semifinal on Tuesday. This time, however, unlike Tuesday’s one-point victory over Tuscarawas ...