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Taylor, Pierro power Big Red past Potters

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STEUBENVILLE — After earning two nail-biting one-run victories to close out last week, Steubenville’s state-ranked baseball team started the new week with a little less stress. Seniors Alec Taylor and Gino Pierro drove home two runs apiece as Big Red rolled to an 8-1 victory over East ...

Toronto is heading to Class 2A title game

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ELM GROVE — Toronto’s motto all season has been “finish.” The Red Knights had a pretty good season in 2017, but losses in the OVAC Tom Bechtel Tournament Class 2A championship game to Wheeling Central and a season-ending setback to Strasburg in the Division IV district tournament left ...

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Geanangel wins HL honor YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State softball pitcher Paige Geanangel, an Indian Creek graduate, was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Geanangel went 1-0 with a save and an ERA of 0.81. She now ranks seventh on the all-time wins list at ...

Guentzel powers Pens to series win

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PHILADELPHIA — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs. He has established his playoff pedigree as a sensational scorer in just two ...

Pirates swept by Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings. Altherr’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, giving Philadelphia its first four-game sweep over the Pirates in 24 ...

Cavs even series with Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years. On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver’s 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign. The two combined for all of Cleveland’s points in a late 10-2 run, helping the Cavaliers to a 104-100 victory ...

Ramirez home runs lift Indians

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BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Indians figured it would only be a matter of time before their struggling offense provided some support to a solid starting rotation. Jose Ramirez and the rest of the batting order finally got into a groove Sunday, and the result was a 14-hit attack that carried ...

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in scandal

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told “Dateline NBC” ...

Prep schedule

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Today BASEBALL Linsly at Madonna, 6 p.m. Martins Ferry at Indian Creek, 5 p.m. St. Clairsville at Brooke, 5 p.m. Edison at Harrison Central, 5 p.m. Oak Glen at Wheeling Central, 5:30 p.m. Columbiana at Toronto, 5 p.m. Bellaire at Buckeye Local, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL Steubenville ...

Heatherington’s 800th game is an OVAC Class 4A semifinal victory

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STEUBENVILLE — The big inning made a big difference in Saturday’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal between St. Clairsville and Steubenville. Big Red, the defending 4A champion and the tournament’s top seed, did all its scoring in the home half of the second and held on for a 6-5 victory over the ...

Linsly bests CCHS

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WHEELING — Linsly baseball coach Jay Cartwright really liked what he saw from his squad during Saturday’s 5-3 victory at Holloway Field against Steubenville Catholic Central in an OVAC Class 2A semifinal. Sure, a win is always nice and the main goal, but it was how the Cadets did ...

Higgs lifts Wildcats with ninth-inning walk-off

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RICHMOND — Edison left 13 men on base—including seven in scoring position—but got the clutch hit when it was needed most. Ryan Higgs’ second hit of the game in the bottom of ninth brought home the winning run and gave the No. 2 seed Wildcats a walk-off 2-1 win over No. 3 seed ...

Red Knights, Karaffa drain River

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TORONTO — Nate Karaffa hurled a gem, and he was backed up by plenty of offense as No. 1 seed Toronto baseball team blanked No. 4 seed River, 11-0, in five innings in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal Saturday afternoon at the Knight Baseball Complex. “It was a good day,” Toronto (12-1) head ...

Allen makes good with Thiel College

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Indian Creek’s Shawn Allen (front, second from right) signs his letter of intent on Friday to continue his academic and football careers at Thiel College. He will major in criminal justice. Pictured with Allen are (front, from left) guardian Julie Robinson, uncle Freddie Allen, guardian David ...

Mazik pins decision, selects West Liberty

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Indian Creek’s Parker Mazik (front, center) signs his letter of intent on Friday to continue his academic and wrestling careers at West Liberty University. He will major in psychology. Pictured with Mazik are (front, from left) father David, mother Lisa; (back) assistant coach Matt Shreve and ...

Weir boys, St. Clairsville girls win Shadyside Relays

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SHADYSIDE — With Butch Joseph on the mind of so many Saturday, the Shadyside Relays — just as he would have wanted — went off under ideal conditions and boasted impressive times and marks. The 46th annual Shadyside Relays drew an impressive list of teams and they delivered. The St. ...

Hoskins goes deep, Nola goes 7 solid, Phils beat Pirates

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one. He crushed it. Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday. Nola ...

Clevinger tosses two-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians’ formidable rotation. Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on ...

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers today

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LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not going to be made available for public ...

Madonna claims Frontier in OVAC Class 1A opener

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WEIRTON — The Madonna baseball team squandered a five-run lead but rebounded to take a 9-6 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the annual OVAC baseball tournament Friday night at Bowman Field. The Blue Dons went ahead 6-1 in the second inning, and senior lefty Chayce Lemley was cruising ...