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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 ...

Browns in no rush to trade Johnson

BEREA (AP) — Duke Johnson’s trade demand hasn’t changed general manager John Dorsey’s opinion of the running back. “He is a member of this organization moving forward,” Dorsey said. For the moment. Dorsey said during his pre-draft news conference Thursday that he’s in no ...

Oak Glen fends off Weir High’s late rally to sweep the series

NEW MANCHESTER — With rival Weir High mounting a late comeback, Oak Glen head coach T.J. Miller turned to Garrett Brewer on the mound in the sixth inning to stop the rally. Brewer got a strikeout to end the sixth, then got another to close out the ball game for the third out in the seventh ...

Early offensive outburst lifts Indian Creek over Harrison Central, 11-6

MINGO JUNCTION — When the Indian Creek baseball team woke up Wednesday morning, head coach Mike Cottis and his staff worked to do all they could to try to get the fourth and final spot in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A tournament that begins on Saturday. If the Redskins could ...

Eight-run inning dooms Madonna

WEIRTON — Wheeling Central came from behind Wednesday evening with a big eight-run third inning to down pesky Madonna, 12-8, at Ed Bowman Field. It was an important win for the Maroon Knights in regards to the Class 2A OVAC standings. After Wheeling Central plated a run in the top of the ...

Crusaders down Martins Ferry for second time in last two days

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central baseball team defeated Martins Ferry, 11-1, Wednesday night at Vaccaro Field to solidify their standing for an OVAC Tournament berth. Noah Fayak had a double, single and two RBIs. Ryan Anderson tallied two singles and three RBIs, while Matt Bell and Dom ...

Goodlin, McKay pace Oak Glen to series sweep of Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — The Oak Glen softball team topped Indian Creek, 10-7, on the road Wednesday evening. McKayla Goodlin led Oak Glen with three hits and two RBIs. Lexi Andrews also had three hits and an RBI. Madison McKay got the win in the circle, pitching the final 5 2/3 innings in relief ...

Wheeling Central walks-off over Huskies

WHEELING — With the bases loaded and no one out in the bottom of the eighth inning of a tie game Wednesday afternoon, it became Knight time for Wheeling Central’s softball team. Peyton Knight, that is. Knight’s line drive to left field was misplayed into a game-winning base hit as the ...

Pirates top Tigers in 10 innings again

DETROIT (AP) — At this point, Clint Hurdle is probably used to managing for more than nine innings. Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight night Hurdle’s Pirates beat ...

Big Red brings energy, Kausky tossses one-hitter

STEUBENVILLE — If the Steubenville baseball team wants to keep improving and get more wins as the season winds down, it must bring energy to each and every game. It sounds simple, but it can make a tremendous impact. Just take Tuesday’s home contest against Edison. Starting pitcher Niko ...

Redskins cruise by Oak Glen

MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek baseball team scored at least one run in every inning during its 9-3 victory over Oak Glen on Tuesday. Coy Amis started and picked up the win for the Redskins (6-5). He last six innings, walked four and struck out a dozen. Jacob Wright pitched the ...

Kinsey pitches Creek by Brooke

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek softball team bested Brooke, 8-2, on Tuesday. Kaydee Kinsey started and picked up the victory for the Redskins. She went the distance, walking none and striking out eight in the process. Taylor Scott had the big bat, hitting a home run, single and drove home ...