FIRST THING’S FIRST — Weirton's Tyler Wright awaits a throw at first base during Sunday's Area One championship game at Bethany. (Photo by Cody Tomer)

Weirton’s Cinderella story ends with Wheeling on top

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BETHANY — Following Friday’s loss to Weirton Post 10 in the Area One Tournament, Wheeling Post 1 manager Mark Delbrugge said “We will be ready” for the championship game. He was right. Post 1’s aggressiveness from start to finish paved the way to its fifth consecutive Area One ...

STATE OF POST 33 — Steubenville Post 33’s Matt Bell pitches against Weirton Post 10 while third baseman Johnny Agresta watches earlier this season. Post 33 begins its state run at 10 a.m. Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

This one’s for Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio American Legion Baseball tournament kicks off Wednesday at Beavers Field in Lancaster, and taking the field in the opening game of the tournament at 10 a.m. is Steubenville Post 33, fresh off its Region 7 tourney win last week, squaring off with Region 4 winner Utica ...

GIANT STATEMENT — Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen celebrates with Josh Harrison after hitting a three-run home run off of San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain during the second inning Monday in San Francisco.
-- Associated Press

McCutchen powers Pirates

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Pittsburgh Pirates kept clearing the fences, and the San Francisco Giants were left arguing plate umpire Chris Conroy’s tough strike zone. Even Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle understood the beef. Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, Gerrit Cole ...

Meyer believes Big Ten is in dead heat now with SEC

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CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn’t just believe the Big Ten has closed the gap with the more heralded Southeastern Conference. He is convinced the race is a dead heat already. “I don’t think there’s a gap at all,” Meyer said Monday at Big Ten media days. “I’ve ...

Tomlin pitches Tribe to fourth straight win

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Tomlin pitched six efficient innings, Carlos Santana homered twice and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight, 6-2 over the tumbling Cincinnati Reds on Monday night in the makeup of a May 25 rainout. Tomlin (7-9) gave up two homers but stayed in the strike ...

Cavs sign Rose

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CLEVELAND (AP) — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard. Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year ...


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Big Red holding golf tryouts STEUBENVILLE — Any student wanting to try out for the Big Red golf team must report to the Steubenville Country Club at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Candidates must have an updated physical and insurance before participating. They must also bring their own clubs, shoes, ...

HONOREES — Six people were honored Sunday during the 21st annual Lew Giammarco Appreciation and Football Kickoff Dinner, sponsored by the Big Red Boosters Club. Shown are the dinner are, from the left, Pete Barren, master of ceremonies, Craig Klein, Bob Giammarco, Virginia Fabian, Ruth Ann Bruzzese and Richard Delatore, master of ceremonies. The late Margie Radakovich also was honored along with Henry Maxim. -- Ed Looman

Big Red honors six

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STEUBENVILLE — Six individuals were honored Sunday for giving their time and talents to support Big Red’s football program. The honorees were saluted during the 21st annual Lew Giammarco Appreciation and Football Kickoff Dinner, sponsored by the Big Red Boosters, held in the SHS Crimson ...

Saccoccia: 2017 schedule is competitive

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STEUBENVILLE—Reno Saccoccia has exactly what he wants as prepares for his 34th season as Big Red’s football coach — a competitive schedule. “No doubt, our schedule this season is extremely competitive,” Saccoccia said following Sunday’s 21st annual Lew Giammarco Appreciation and ...