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The University of Charleston men's basketball team will take its act on the road today for a showdown against Glenville State. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.The Golden Eagles (4-1 overall, 1-1 West Virginia Conference) earned a 90-70 win over Ohio Valley on Saturday in Charleston to register their first league win of the season.The Pioneers (4-3, 2-2) are coming off back-to-back losses to West Virginia Wesleyan and at West Liberty on Saturday, but Glenville gave the No. 1 Hilltoppers their toughest test yet in a 105-98 defeat.
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  • WVU TECH WRESTLING: WVU Tech wrestlers John Walters, Dirk Ponchak, and Chance Smith each qualified for the NAIA Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa on March 1-2 after completing the Turkey Bowl Tournament in Buena Vista, Va.Smith won the 157-pound division and Ponchak took the 165-pound title while Walters made it to the finals in the 149-pound group before falling 10-5.The Golden Bears finished in third place out of eight teams with 66 points, 20 behind winner Ferrum College and just eight behind second-place Liberty.Tech will travel to Lexington, Va. to compete in the Washington and Lee University Invitational on Jan. 12.
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  • HYCAT SWIMMING: The Huntington YMCA Charleston Aquatic Team (HYCAT) scored 1,174 points and rolled to a team win in the Tommy Bird Capital City Classic held at the University of Charleston over the weekend.Eight-year-old Grant Ridenour was the overall high-point winner for HYCAT with 66 points while 7-year-old HYCAT swimmer Katerina Smith was the girls high-point winner with 63.
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  • CORRECTION: Brooke registered a score of 347.2 points in winning the Class AAA cheerleading championship on Saturday, edging second-place Logan by less than four points. The Bruins were credited with 397.2 points in Sunday's Gazette. 
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