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Steubenville wins OVAC 5A wrestling title

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The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Dual Meet wrestling standings became official earlier this week, and four Ohio schools found themselves on top of their respective division. Steubenville (Class 5A), St. Clairsville (4A), Martins Ferry (3A) and Shenandoah (1A/2A) were crowned “paper” ...

Weir High headed to sectional championship

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WEIRTON — As soon as seedings for the Class AAA Region 1 Section 1 tournament were announced on April 6, the Weir High girls basketball squad started a new chapter. The Red Riders, who are the second seed, ended the regular season on a five-game losing streak. They seemingly had nothing ...

Madonna cruises to sectional final, 56-30

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WEIRTON — The first step on the road to Charleston is complete. The No. 2 seed Madonna girls basketball team is headed to the sectional finals after defeating No. 3 seed Valley, 56-30, in a West Virginia Class A Region 1 Section 1 semifinal Tuesday night.  “Overall, the girls played ...

North Marion ends Oak Glen’s season

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FARMINGTON — The Oak Glen girls basketball team fell to top-seeded North Marion, 82-59, during a Class AAA Region 1 Section 1 contest on Tuesday. Reece Enochs paced the Golden Bears with 23 points and five steals. She also was 7 for 13 from behind the arc. Alayna Kranis netted nine points, ...

Bridges pitches Oak Glen to 1st win over Edison

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RICHMOND — The Oak Glen baseball team won its season opener, 2-1, over Edison on Tuesday. Danny Bridges started and earned a complete-game victory. He allowed one unearned run on six hits, one walk and struck out three. Nick Chaney, Colton Ash and Kholton Goodlin all singled. Hunter Rhoades ...

Beadling, Huskies slam Red Devils, 11-1

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CADIZ — It’s always nice to have a scouting report on an opponent. Even though St. Clairsville and Harrison Central haven’t met in softball this spring, Huskies head coach Darrin Young knew from past experience what the Red Devils liked to do. The information definitely helped, as the ...

This one’s for ‘U’

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WELLSBURG — For the first time in nearly two years, baseball finally returned to Brooke High School on Monday. And, for the first time in more than 14 years, the Bruins took the field without head coach Ron Ujcich Jr., who died in October due to an ATV accident. Brooke did everything it ...

Rothacker, Creek blank Edison for series sweep

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RICHMOND — In less than ideal conditions, Hunter Rothacker was on top of his game. Rothacker pitched seven strong innings, en route to a shutout, as the Indian Creek baseball team blanked Edison, 6-0, Monday evening at Jefferson Late State Park to sweep the season series. “Considering ...

Blackburn signs with Fairmont State

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Steubenville senior Lakyn Blackburn signed her letter of intent Monday to continue her academic and softball careers at Fairmont State University. With her are, front, from left, mother Connie Blackburn, father Chris Blackburn and sister Mickel Blackburn. Standing are head coach Gus DiMarzio, ...

Edison Wildcats walk-off over Indian Creek Redskins, 5-4

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RICHMOND — The Edison softball team walked off with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning over Indian Creek, 5-4, on Monday. Audrey Scott started for the Wildcats and allowed four runs on 10 hits, two walks and struck out nine through six innings. Katie Fluharty pitched an inning in ...

Darvish dominates, Myers powers Padres past Pirates 6-2

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Diego Padres have the best bullpen in the majors at the moment. The most overworked one, too. Yu Darvish did what he could to give them most of the night off. The 34-year-old ace allowed three hits over seven dominant innings, Wil Myers drove in five runs and ...

Brubaker pitches, hits Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — JT Brubaker pitched into the sixth inning and had the first three RBIs of his career to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Sunday. Brubaker (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. His two-run single down ...

Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama delivered golf-mad Japan the grandest and greenest prize of all. Ten years after Matsuyama made a sterling debut as the best amateur at Augusta National, he claimed the ultimate trophy Sunday with a victory in the Masters to become the first Japanese ...

Five Brooke wrestlers are state bound

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MOUNDSVILLE — Twenty-two Northern Panhandle wrestlers punched their tickets to the 74th-annual West Virginia Class AAA state tournament by placing in the top four of their respective weight classes Saturday afternoon during Region I action inside the Junior High Fieldhouse. Nine of those ...

Big Red concludes emotional home opener with win

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville softball team capped an emotional home opener with a big victory. Led by a solid outing from pitcher Jules King and enough timely hitting, Big Red blanked River, 9-0, Saturday afternoon at the Franciscan University of Steubenville Softball Field. "We were ...

West Virginia Region 1 Championship Swim Meet

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Saturday at Brooke TEAM RESULTS GIRLS: 1. Wheeling Park 107, 2. Morgantown 106, 3. Parkersburg 71, 4. John Marshall 65, 5. Parkersburg South 48, 6. University 38, 6. Wheeling Central 38, 8. Brooke 32, 9. Weir High 7, 10. Oak Glen 6 BOYS: 1. Parkersburg 97, 2. Wheeling Park 85, 3. ...

Red Knights earn a pair of 12-2 victories

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TORONTO — The Toronto softball team bested Malvern, 12-2, in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday. Both only lasted five innings. Riley Kinsey picked up a complete-game victory in Game 1, striking out nine and allowing five hits. Andrea Reaves was the winner in Game 2, also going the ...

Fernandez leads patient Redskins over Wildcats

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MINGO JUNCTION — Indian Creek rode stellar performances from its “Aidens” to a 6-2 victory over rival Edison Friday at the sun-splashed John Muth Recreational Complex. Aiden Fernandez delivered a complete-game pitching performance, scattering five hits and allowing single runs (both ...

Indian Creek outslugs rival Edison, 10-8

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MINGO JUNCTION — The ride has come to a complete stop. The Edison softball team jumped out to an early lead, as the Wildcats were on top of the hill. However, things went downhill from there, as Indian Creek countered with two big innings and were able to come away with a 10-8 victory ...