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Rogers enjoys success in the ring

Sports fans in the Ohio Valley got to see Harold Rogers compete during his days on the soccer and wrestling teams at Catholic Central. Now a senior at Miami (Ohio) University, he recently showcased a different skill set to a national audience — boxing. The 2015 Central graduate earned ...

Giants edge Pirates, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn’t weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball would eventually ...

Donaldson homers twice as the Braves rout the Indians, 11-5

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson found his power stroke at Progressive Field. A few months too late for the Cleveland Indians, though. Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland’s pitching for the second straight ...

Edison stays patient, pulls away from Cambridge in 4A semi

RICHMOND — In a tight baseball game, capitalizing on the mistakes of one’s opponent is vital. The Edison baseball team, the No. 2 seed, did in the sixth inning of Saturday’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal, utilizing a pair of costly errors by No. 3 seed Cambridge to pull away for a 6-0 ...

Big Red reaches 10th-straight OVAC final

WHEELING — Coach Fred Heatherington and his Big Red baseball team were not worried about the magnitude of playing in an OVAC tournament game or about avenging an earlier season loss against Wheeling Park. They just wanted to play their game. His players made sure they did. Steubenville came ...

Weir High’s Spencer impresses at Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — Temperatures are climbing and times are dropping. Such was the case Saturday at sun-drenched Fleming Field for the 48th running of the Shadyside Relays. With the OVAC Cal Giffin Track Championship slated to begin qualifying rounds two weeks from Monday, area teams got another ...

Bruins get a DH sweep

WELLSBURG — The Brooke softball team swept a doubleheader against Parkersburg South on Saturday, 6-5 and 13-5. In the first game, Rachel Kazmirski went the distance in the circle with eight strikeouts. She also had three hits, including the game-winning RBI double in the sixth inning, and ...

Tucker homers, Pirates top Giants 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Tucker’s day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed by the prospect of his major ...

Toronto gains much-needed OVAC points with DH sweep

TORONTO — The Toronto softball team has entered crunch time. With a close race for the final spots in the OVAC Class 2A tournament field coming down to the wire — and the push for sectional seeding looming — the Red Knights are in a pivotal stretch if they are going to accomplish the ...

Weir High sneaks by LaBrae in Tennessee, 10-9

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Weir High softball team continued the Ripken Experience in Tennesse with a 10-9 victory over LaBrae on Friday. Its second game was cancelled due to rain. Weather permitting, the Red Riders (12-10) will play two more times today, including a game with Turpin from ...

Bailey decides on Bethany College

Brooke’s Jakob Bailey recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and basseball careers at Bethany College. Jakob is flanked by, from left, father Sam Bailey, mother Sonya Bailey, grandmother Gina Bailey and grandfather Earl Bailey. Standing, from left, are head coach Ron ...

Bowman takes flight with Wheeling Jesuit

Brooke’s Hope Bowman recently signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and basketball careers at Wheeling Jesuit. Hope is flanked by mother Heather Bowman and father Joe Bowman. Standing, from left, are assistant coach John Schupach, head coach Amy Serevicz and trainer Brian Davis.

Steelers want draft not built on drama

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown is gone. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door. And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital ...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders

CLEVELAND — John Dorsey’s patience is about to be tested like never before. After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns’ industrious general manager will begin this year’s as a spectator. He may not stay one. Dorsey, who has spent the past 16 ...

Santana becomes U.S. citizen before game is postponed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a cold, rainy day could hinder Carlos Santana’s joyful smile. The Indians first baseman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Friday, taking the oath with 83 others while his two young daughters fought for his attention. Afterward, Santana beamed with ...

Oak Glen patiently avenges early-season loss to Brooke

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen and Brooke baseball teams struggled to capitalize on multiple opportunities during Thursday’s contest, but the biggest differences were patience and discipline. Minus solid pitching performances, that’s exactly how the Golden Bears were able to walk away ...

Weir High splits at Ripken tourney

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Weir High softball team split a pair of games during the Ripken Experience on Thursday. In the first game, the Red Riders fell to Fairport High School of New York, 7-5. Liv Rosnick went the distance but took the loss, walking four and striking out five. ...

Big Red shakes off the Quakers

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red tuned up for Saturday’s OVAC Class 5A semifinals by gaining a little revenge over future conference member New Philadelphia. Fred Heatherington’s club took full advantage of six Quaker fielding miscues, delivered a couple of key hits and received solid relief ...

OVAC baseball tournament begins Saturday

WHEELING — Let the games begin. The 2019 OVAC baseball tournament gets under way this weekend, and there are some dandies on tap, including a battle of defending champion Cadets. Class 3A No. 3 Fort Frye at No. 2 Linsly Saturday, 1 p.m. Last year’s 2A champion, Linsly has moved up a ...

Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout to Islanders

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford’s question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. “Are guys too ...