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Steelers’ ‘D’ comes up big against Pats

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best. For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Haden’s ...

Swim success has followed St. C.’s DiBetta

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Casadie DiBetta was introduced to the sport of swimming at a very young age. Five to be exact. And it didn’t take long for her to feel right at home in the water. Basically tagging along for one of her older brother, Michael’s practices, Casadie wanted to jump in ...

Henrique, Getzlaf spur Ducks past Pens

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Henrique and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Monday night. The Ducks won for the ninth time in 10 games after spotting the Penguins a two-goal lead. Henrique started the comeback with a ...

St. C. girls swim to title at Park

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WHEELING — Charles Schellhase was originally slated to swim first for the Wheeling Park 400 freestyle relay team in Saturday’s final event. Coach Pat Durkin and assistant Amy Hensler saw that the senior was having a strong day and decided to make him the last swimmer of the race. The ...

West Virginia falls to URI in HOF Showcase

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island broke West Virginia’s press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. The Rams’ Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled away for an 83-70 win at the ...

Pittsburgh picks up key win over NE

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to use the word “crossroads.” He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday — a sight that typically signals doom for Roethlisberger and the ...

Nailers win again at home

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers continued their strong play over the course of the past two weeks, and have a winning overall record to show for it. Wheeling exploded for four goals in the first period, then added a couple of insurance markers, as they took down the Fort Wayne Komets, 6-3 at ...

Prep Roundup: Bridgeport pair wins mat titles at Waterloo

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ATWATER, Oh. — Bridgeport had a pair of champions at the Division III Classic at Waterloo High School. Seniors Mason Kuneff (160) and Tino Kusic (170) both went 7-0 on the weekend to claim individual titles. North Canton Holiday Tournament St. Clairsville had a second-place finisher in ...

Sancomb enjoying Cal U. basketball building process

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WHEELING - Be it as a player or a coach, he is a proven winner. So while a 2-6 record is not to his liking, Danny Sancomb feels good about his Cal University (Pa.) basketball program. Sancomb is in his initial season with the D-II Vulcans. He spent the past 11 seasons as head coach at ...

OHIO VALLEY UNSUNG HEROES: Dunlap named Harrison Booster of Year

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CADIZ — When Todd Dunlap heard he’d been named the Huskies Sports Foundation’s 2018 Booster of the Year, he was dumbfounded. “Actually, I was at a wrestling match Wednesday night and Rick (Ferri) swung over from their Christmas party and told me,” Dunlap said prior to Friday ...

Buckeye 8 Challenge is Saturday

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Christmas is coming a few days early for Ohio Valley basketball fans. The fifth annual Buckeye 8 Challenge, which is being sponsored by Unified Bank, Milleson Insurance and Pike 40, is set for Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. A four-game lineup is on tap with the action slated to get ...

Elite wrestling club coming to Wheeling

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WHEELING — One of the top amateur wrestling clubs in the nation is setting up shop in the Ohio Valley. The Young Guns will be opening a training location, starting on Sunday, Jan. 6, on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. Practice sessions will be conducted every Sunday morning from 11 ...

McEndree steps down as Barnesville volleyball coach

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BARNESVILLE — As Nikki McEndree steps away from the coaching portion of her life, it’s caused her to reflect on, not just the wins and losses, but the people who’ve shared the ups and downs with her. McEndree has announced her decision to step down as head volleyball coach at ...

Red Devils’ Davenport to play soccer at ONU

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ryan Davenport’s disliking of one sport has led him to play another at the collegiate level. Friday afternoon, the St. Clairsville senior soccer standout announced he will attend NCAA Division III Ohio Northern University to continue his academic and athletic ...

Buckeyes survive test from Bucknell

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Kaleb Wesson had a career-high 20 points and No. 15 Ohio State held off a Bucknell comeback to win 73-71 Saturday. Ohio State went on an 11-2 run to take an 11-point with under 10 minutes remaining, but Bucknell stormed back to within three with a 10-2 run and late 3-pointer ...

Bellaire wins first of year

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BRIDGEPORT — Bellaire needed a win in the worst of ways. The Big Reds were 0-3 and trailing late against Bridgeport Friday night before Cole Runyan came up clutch. The senior southpaw buried a pair of three-pointers in the final 80 seconds as Ben Doyle’s charges overcame a sluggish middle ...

Harrison outscores St. Clairsville

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CADIZ — The final boys’ basketball game between St. Clairsville and Harrison Central inside the John W. Stephenson Center was one the standing-room-only crowd that was there to witness it won’t soon forget. The Red Devils and Huskies staged another classic in their long-standing ...

Ferry falls to Wheeling Park, 60-53

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WHEELING — Opening night was a good night for Wheeling Park basketball. Coach Michael Jebbia’s Patriots debuted in strong fashion, downing a tall and talented Martins Ferry quint, 60-53, in the Sam Andy Classic at WesBanco Arena Friday night. The loss was the Purple’s first in ...