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HOLLAND: Browns seek more than just a playoff win

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Browns fans vividly remember the last time Cleveland visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for a playoff game, at least the ones who are old enough. It was January of 2003, and the Browns were playing in their first postseason since returning to the NFL in 1999. The Kelly Holcomb-quarterbacked ...

BENNETT: High school wrestling continues to wait

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The best gift of 2020 from Jim Justice, the governor of West Virginia, had to be his announcement a week ago Wednesday where he came out and pushed back winter sports. “We are targeting March 1, now, to be a startup,” he said. As tough as 2020 had been on everyone, whether financially, ...

Glenville State hoops set to tip-off tonight

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GLENVILLE — Finally, the Glenville State College basketball teams are ready to hit the hardwood. GSC is set to open Mountain East Conference action with a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. today with the Pioneer women taking on West Virginia State with the men’s game ...

Local coaches weigh in on another delay to winter campaign

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s decision to push the winter sports season back to March 1 is causing more area high school teams to rethink how the season will move ahead. While the state’s COVID-19 numbers did not look promising, the initial startup date of Jan. 11 was ...

Fort Frye girls thump Marietta

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Right now, the undefeated Fort Frye Cadets want one thing — good competition. They got a taste of that Saturday night against a Marietta team that trailed them just 15-12 after a quarter. However, the Cadets turned it on in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 19-5 to ...

ALBRIGHT: Braxton Amos claims 2020’s top MOV sports moment

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While it may be easy for some people to say COVID-19 robbed 2020 of enough great sports moments to fill a top 5 list, that is codswallop. Curious minds need only dig a little deeper. Then the many victorious moments pop out like a sore thumb, this first one however may have been a bit obvious: ...

WEEKEND MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU sends fans home happy

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For the past three decades, WVU Mountaineer fans have become accustomed to dreary holiday bowl seasons. Take away the four years of Pat White at quarterback and West Virginia’s bowl record since 1987 was a paltry 3-18. During one stretch of Don Nehlen’s tenure the Mountaineers lost 11 of 12 ...

Quiocho Knows

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PARKERSBURG — Gavin Quiocho owns a better reason than most winter sports athletes when it comes to why he wants high school wrestling in some form. After twice beating Parkersburg’s Bo Moler and then besting Wheeling Park’s Stevie Mitchell in three consecutive Class AAA state ...

West Virginia winter sports delayed until March 1

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PARKERSBURG — The winter sports season is delayed. Again. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made the announcement to push back the start of the season to March 1 at the earliest during Wednesday’s statewide COVID-19 briefing. Initially, the winter sports season was pushed back to Jan. ...

Waterford girls win big over Federal Hocking, 56-29

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WATERFORD — After getting off to a sluggish start, Waterford got things in order in a big way in Wednesday night’s 56-29 Tri-Valley Conference victory over the visiting Federal Hocking Lancers. Leading by just two points at the break, the Wildcats out-pointed Federal Hocking 34-9 in the ...

What to watch for this season in LKC boys hoops

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PARKERSBURG — A new year and a new season of LKC hoops is almost upon us. While high school basketball in West Virginia was delayed into next month, the upcoming season of boys’ basketball action in the Little Kanawha Conference is the belated gift area fans can’t wait to open. This ...

Williamstown looks to senior duo for leadership

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown High School girls basketball team of head coach Fred Sauro is just hoping to get back on the court and play some roundball. Coming off a 15-11 campaign last year, which featured eight Yellowjacket setbacks to teams in the top five, WHS will be led by two ...

Warren sweeps: Warrior wrestlers take down Waterford, Marietta

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WATERFORD — Coen Wagner and Haden Offenberger collected two pins apiece and teammate Ethan Beardmore also went 2-0 for host Waterford during Wednesday’s tri match inside the Harry Cooper Annex, but the Wildcats watched as Warren head coach Jeff Parsons’ squad left town with two match ...

Rivalry win: Fort Frye boys grab victory over Waterford

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BEVERLY — Six games into the 2020-2021 basketball campaign, the Fort Frye Cadets have yet to play the kind of basketball they feel they are capable of playing. That fact should be plain scary for their competition after the Cadets rolled to a 64-33 win Friday night over the visiting ...

Belpre boys beat Eastern

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BELPRE — Connor Baker led all scorers with 19, as the Belpre Golden Eagles bested Eastern, 62-41 on Friday night from Belpre. In what head coach Tyler Leasure called his team’s “most complete game” of the season, the Golden Eagles (2-3) had to call on a few junior varsity players to ...

Golden Eagles blow past Tornadoes, 64-36

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BELPRE — Belpre scored the first nine points of the game here Thursday night and never looked back as the Golden Eagles routed visiting Southern, 64-36, in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tilt. The Tornadoes of head coach Ronnie Quillen were making their season debut, but the ...

Tigers prove to be too much for Eagles, 65-39

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The Marietta Tigers capped off a successful short week Thursday night with a dominating 79-53 win over the visiting Eastern Eagles at Sutton Gymnasium. Senior Morgan Altenburger led the way for Marietta with 20 points and eight rebounds as the Tigers jumped out to a double-digit first quarter ...