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Ohio comes back to defeat West Virginia in OVAC All-Star softball game, 3-2

WHEELING — Right before it came to bat in the sixth inning, Edison’s Spencer Bendle, coaching Ohio in the OVAC Tom Bechtel All-Star Softball Game, told St. Clairsville’s Amaya Smith and Maddy Vickers they were going to be the first two players to score for their team. Sure enough, ...

Harrison Central brings Hayes ‘home’

CADIZ — One local team has its new head football coach, and another has to begin a new search. Anthony Hayes, a former Harrison Central assistant who was hired to take over Toronto’s football team in February, is coming home to Cadiz to guide the Huskies instead. The Harrison Central ...

Toronto Post 86 ready to begin season

TORONTO — Toronto Post 86 begins another season of American Legion baseball tonight, and according to coach Steve Sninchak, the expectations for this version of his club are higher than in recent years. The focus for Post 86 is being at its best when the tournament rolls around. “The ...

James’ 51 points not enough to keep Warriors from taking Finals opener

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Golden State Warriors capitalized on a Cavaliers blunder that sent the game into overtime, withstanding a brilliant 51-point performance by LeBron James to beat Cleveland 124-114 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The ...

Vipers win another tournament

The Ohio Valley Vipers youth basketball team won the East Ohio Spring Championship, defeating Ohio Lakers Gold in the semifinals 42-12, and Ohio Lakers Purple in the championship game, 46-26. The Vipers are the first non-AAU team to win the title and are 25-10 headed to the Wildcat Invite in ...

Cardinals use 5-run ninth to beat Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yairo Munoz was just looking for a fly ball to the outfield. Instead, he connected for the biggest homer of his career. Munoz capped St. Louis’ five-run ninth with a three-run drive, lifting the Cardinals to a 10-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday ...

Lindor’s pair of homers leads Indians past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s second home run of the game for Cleveland snapped an eighth-inning tie after Minnesota erased an eight-run deficit, and the Indians held on to top the Twins 9-8 on Thursday night. Lindor also hit two doubles and drove in four runs for the Indians, who ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Boys basketball camps upcoming STEUBENVILLE — Big Red will hold basketball camps next ...

OVAC West Virginia baseball all-star roster

George Kovalick Baseball All-Stars from West Virginia include, from left, front Joe Dawson (Brooke), Trey Scott (Cameron), Dustin Beazel (John Marshall), John Santimarino (John Marshall), Jake Auten (Linsly), Vic Giovengo (Linsly), Nate Rush (Linsly), Chayce Lemley (Madonna) and Tyler Wright ...

OVAC Ohio baseball all-star roster

George Kovalick Baseball All-Stars from Ohio include, from left, front, Noah West (Beaver Local), Gabe Rejonis (Bellaire), Johnny Marelli (Buckeye Local), Dalton Cresap (Edison), Tristen Haught (Edison), Connor Hyndman (Edison), Logan Elliott (Harrison Central), J.R. Heavilin (Harrison Central) ...

New-look Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team starts fresh Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — One challenging schedule, filled with plenty of road trips, awaits the new-look Teramana Post 33 baseball team as it prepares for its 2018 American Legion season. For years, the club was known as Steubenville Teramana Post 33. Given the ever-changing landscape of Legion ...

W.Va. Class AAA All-State softball

FIRST TEAM P Harlie Vannatter Hurricane Sophomore P Lauren Garcia John Marshall Senior P Brianna McCown George Washington Sophomore P Mikayla McIntosh Cabell Midland Senior IF Caiti Mathes Hurricane Junior IF Abby Blake John Marshall Sophomore IF Kacee Roberts ...

Pirates avoid sweep

PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove’s fine work on the mound was overshadowed by his aggressiveness on the bases. Musgrove pitched seven strong innings and his hard slide led to both teams emptying their benches in another tense moment in the series between NL Central rivals, leading the ...

Wheeling hires Dennehy to take over as head coach of Nailers

WHEELING — Mark Dennehy did all the necessary homework by coming to Wheeling to check out the landscape prior to even being employed. The Wheeling Nailers and Pittsburgh Penguins did plenty of digging around themselves. The result, both sides said Wednesday during a press conference inside ...

It’s an annual tradition for LeBron James

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James spent Memorial Day with his kids enjoying some barbecue. Once the grill got turned off, the television went on and he tuned in to study Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Golden State at Houston. James had no doubt who would win. “Going ...

Holtby spectacular as Caps win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct. Washington’s goalie stretched back and lunged to his right with his stick, ...

Baseball players showcase talents

WHEELING — The 10th-annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Baseball Showcase was held Tuesday at the I-470 Fields at the J.B. Chambers Complex. A large number of players showcased their skills in front of college coaches and a handful of high school coaches in five different areas. OVAC ...

OVAC West Virginia softball all-star roster

The West Virginia squad for Thursday’s game includes, from left, front, Halei Johnson (University), Krissa Lusk (Brooke), Madi Miller (Wheeling Park), Marissa Garlitz (Wheeling Central), Yasmine Colebank (University), Riley Bennington (Wheeling Central) and Lauren Garcia (John Marshall); ...

OVAC Ohio softball all-star roster

The Ohio squad for the OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball All-Star Game includes, from left, front, Lexie Weisend (Caldwell), Maddy Vickers (St. Clairsville), De’Asia Burney (Bellaire), Gina Fogle (Toronto), Amaya Smith (St. Clairsville) and Kaitlin Weaver (Shadyside); middle, Kameron Dulesky ...