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Wheeling Central duo inks D-I hoop letters of intent

WHEELING — Wheeling Central has seen a lot of great players grace its gym floor. Monday, two of them made their choices of where the next destination will be. Basketball standouts Eden Gainer and Kaylee Reinbeau put pens to paper and signed their National Letters of Intent during a ...

Ohio State drills Stetson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fresh from routing Villanova and vaulting into the top 10 for the first time in two seasons, Ohio State kept up the momentum in another tuneup game that the Buckeyes likely could have won with half the effort. The No. 10 Buckeyes steamrolled Stetson 86-51 on Monday ...

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are ...

West Virginia holds off N. Colorado by 8

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley rescued West Virginia from certain embarrassment after the Mountaineers let a big lead over Northern Colorado slip away. Culver and Haley combined for all of West Virginia’s points in a late 10-0 run that enabled the Mountaineers to pull ...

Nailers storm back to prevail in overtime, 6-5

WHEELING — Cam Brown played the hero on Superhero Night at WesBanco Arena. After rallying and tying the game with a goal with 4:21 left in the game, Brown sent the Nailers fans home happy with the game-winner in overtime as Wheeling — with the Batman logo on its jerseys — defeated ...

Jackson returns to Rutgers, going from worst to first

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Seconds after the game between No. 2 Ohio State and Rutgers ended, there was a meeting of offensive linemen near midfield. It was a bunch of guys wearing Rutgers jerseys mobbing Buckeyes offensive lineman Jonah Jackson. The game was a homecoming of sorts for Jackson, ...

Barnesville’s Powell to play hoops at WLU

BARNESVILLE — There’s basketball junkie and then there’s Luke Powell. The Barnesville senior has ate, slept and drank the game of basketball since he was basically old enough to pick up a ball. That is paying dividends now. Powell officially inked his National Letter of Intent ...

Battilochi reflects on PanAm trip

The future of USA Wrestling is very bright. Just ask Jess Battilochi. The Wheeling University athletic trainer recently spent a week with the 15U boys and girls teams at the Pan American championships in Panama City, Panama. To say the teams were successful would not be an understatement. ...

Shadyside eliminated by Newark Catholic

BYESVILLE -- Not many football teams have had their way with Shadyside. Newark Catholic is one. The second-seeded Green Wave (9-3) continued their dominance over the No. 3 Tigers with a convincing, 40-0, shellacking Saturday night in an Ohio Division VII, Region 27 semifinal at frigid Eugene ...

Area gridders recognized as all-Eastern District

CAMBRIDGE — Several area football players have been recognized on the All-Eastern District Football Team, which is chosen by a panel of media members throughout the Eastern District. Along with being recognized, four area players earned special accolades as a district player of the ...

Bridgeport’s Kroll thriving in role at Ohio University

ATHENS — It’s been a long and twisting road for Caitlyn Kroll. The Bridgeport High School graduate is ecstatic about where it’s led. Kroll has returned to the place where she feels the most comfortable, the basketball court, as a member of the Ohio University women’s basketball ...

Ferry’s Probst signs to continue baseball career at Rio Grande

MARTINS FERRY — Jacob Probst knew what he was looking for in a college — both academically and athletically — at a relatively young age. What the current Martins Ferry senior didn’t know, however, was that his future college home was a place he visited as a freshman. Probst ...

All Eastern District Football Listing

Division III Co- Offensive Players of the Year: Baron May, New Philadelphia; Tayveon Crawford, Steubenville. Defensive Player of the Year: Gyle Bradshaw, Dresden Tri-Valley. Coach of the Year: Matt Dennison, New Philadelphia. First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Baron May, New ...

Sancomb: We are ready to win at Cal, Pa.

WHEELING - Danny Sancomb authored a brilliant coaching resume at Wheeling Jesuit University. He is well on his way to scripting another at Cal (Pa.) University. In his 11 seasons as head coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, Sancomb posted a sparkling 216-115 record. Two years ago, he led the ...

Buckeyes big favorite at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — There aren’t many ranked teams who bring a backup quarterback into a meeting with the media to preview their next opponent late in the season. No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) isn’t your ordinary team. The Buckeyes have won 15 straight games dating to last ...

West Virginia facing hungry K-State squad

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The message new Kansas State coach Chris Klieman delivered in the locker room after a gut-check loss at Texas last weekend was almost identical to the one he relayed after the Wildcats upended then-No. 5 Oklahoma to shake up the Big 12. “We have to wipe it clean ...

NFL suspends Garrett indefinitely

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came ...

Cherington new Pirates GM, per AP

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news ...