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Big Red wins battle of OVAC top seeds

STEUBENVILLE — A couple of top seeds got together Friday at Vaccaro Field for an OVAC tournament tune-up. When all was said and done, Steubenville — thanks to a run in the home half of the seventh — collected a 4-3 victory over Wheeling Park. Big Red, the top Class 4A seed, hosts ...

Edison takes advantage of Beaver’s wild day

RICHMOND — Edison did plenty of damage on its own against Beaver Local, but the Wildcats also took advantage of several miscues by the Beavers en route to a mercy-rule victory. The Edison baseball team scored multiple runs in three innings before tallying the game-ending run in the fifth as ...

Central boys, girls sweep Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — In what was the final match for both teams before OVAC action kicks off next week, Catholic Central edged out wins in both boys and girls action Friday afternoon at Belleview Municipal Park. “We did really well, especially considering the weather has prevented us from ...

Flurry of OVAC baseball contests begins today

This weekend, the top four teams in each of the five OVAC classes square off on the baseball diamond, and five of the qualifying teams are from the Herald-Star/Daily Times coverage area. In Class 4A, Steubenville enters as the top seed and will face No. 4 seed St. Clairsville Saturday at ...

Penguins look to lock up second round spots

PITTSBURGH — Mario Lemieux had one question for Sidney Crosby after the Pittsburgh star slipped past his boss as the Penguins’ career playoff scoring leader during a Game 4 romp over Philadelphia. “He asked what took so long,” Crosby said with a laugh. Lemieux’s joke carried with ...

Phillies stop Pirates

PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ball over seven innings to lead the ...

Browns silent about draft

BEREA (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He’s not tipping his hand. “You know,” Dorsey said, “a man once told me: Don’t show all your cards at once.” Dorsey kept things close ...

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cleveland

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident. They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James. Sure, his sensational 46-point, 12-rebound effort in Game 2 ...

Briefs

Skills testing coming Saturday HAMMONDSVILLE — Trinity Sports Medicine and Trinity P3 Performance will provide sports medicine’s skills testing for spring sports athletes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hammondsville Baseball Complex. Participants in the league will improve ...

NFL schedules

Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS) Sept. 16 Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS) Sept. 24 at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Sept. 30 Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (NBC) Oct. 7 Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Oct. 14 at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS) Oct. 21 BYE Oct. 28 Cleveland, 1 p.m. ...

Oak Glen shuts down, one-hits Weir High

WEIRTON — Junior Oak Glen right hander Josh Cline yielded just one hit in six innings of work to shut down county rival Weir High 5-0 Wednesday evening at Edwin J. Bowman field. “Our team showed up today ready to play,” Oak Glen coach TJ Miller said. “This is a game we always get up ...

Bruins unconventionally take down Red Riders

WELLSBURG — The Brooke and Weir softball teams struggled at the plate on Wednesday, but the Bruins scored three unearned runs en route to a 3-2 win over the rival Red Riders. “We were able to manufacture runs,” first-year Brooke (8-4) head coach Jim DiCarlo said. “The little things ...

Brooke falls to Wheeling Park, misses OVAC action this weekend

WHEELING — The road to the OVAC 5A Championship game will go through Wheeling Park. The Patriots clinched the No. 1 seed in the OVAC 5A tournament on Wednesday with a 10-2 victory over Brooke at Patriot Field. The win potentially sets up a rematch with University in the semifinals on ...

Penguins dominate once again, lead Flyers 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination. Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: “Fire Hakstol! Fire ...

Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series

CLEVELAND (AP) — The situation was dire, requiring dominance. LeBron James delivered. No surprise there. Taking matters into his own hands, James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the series opener by holding off the ...

BRIEFS

Striders holding registration STEUBENVILLE — The Steuben Striders track program will hold registration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21 in room 2506 at Gateway Community College. The program is open for athletes between the ages of 5 and 18. Registration fee is $30 per person. For ...

Another cold, snowy night, another defeat to Colorado

PITTSBURGH — Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold. “I just concentrated on executing pitches,” the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. Bettis pitched into the eighth inning and combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, leading the Rockies over the Pittsburgh ...

Penguins removing any doubt

PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs. The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Only six years ago, Giroux ...

Golden Bears honor 50-year anniversary of state championship wrestling squad

Oak Glen celebrated its 1967 state championship wrestling team, the first in school history, on April 6 at the high school. Among those taking part were, from left, front, Fred Miller, Ralph Louik, and head coach Vince Monseau; back, Jack Everly, Rick Price, Mike Swartzmiller, Daryll Roberts, ...

Lindor, Tribe heat up in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland in the first regular-season ...