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Guentzel wins it in OT as Pens, Caps clinch playoffs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored his 22nd goal 2:11 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in a result that clinched both teams’ place in the playoffs. Guentzel’s winner on a one-time redirection of John ...

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Madonna looking for cheerleading coach WEIRTON — Madonna High School is searching for a head cheerleading coach for the upcoming season. Anyone interested should email or call Athletic Director Michael Arlia at michaelarlia@yahoo.com or (412) 951-5252. He will take resumes until May ...

Derby favorite Essential Quality brings strongest resume

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing could be in line for another Triple Crown bid and this time the likely candidate is an undefeated horse from a barn other than Bob Baffert's. Baffert, of course, is the sport's dominant trainer who guided American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018 to ...

Madonna boys conclude season in regionals

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BLACKSVILLE — The Madonna boys basketball team concluded its season with a 71-53 loss to Clay-Battelle during Wednesday’s Class A Region 1 co-final. “I want to congratulate Clay-Battelle. They are a very good basketball team,” Madonna head coach George Vargo said. “Their three big ...

Dawson powers Creek, hands Brooke first defeat

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MINGO JUNCTION — One swing of the bat changed the outcome. With her team trailing by two runs with two out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Alexis Dawson delivered a three-run home run over the fence in center, enabling the Indian Creek softball team to rally for a 3-2 victory against ...

Tigers shut down short-handed Blue Dons baseball team

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SHADYSIDE — Pitching and defense haven’t been an issue this season for the Shadyside baseball team. At times, however, the Tigers just haven’t swung the bats well enough. Wednesday afternoon, at home against Madonna, Shadyside delivered in all three phases, and it resulted in a ...

Mohigans chop down Big Red

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WHEELING — The Steubenville softball squad was fortunate to make the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament this week after three teams either backed out or did not qualify. Big Red snuck in as the fourth seed in Class 5A, while Morgantown garnered No. 1. If one did not realize New ...

Steubenville still in OVAC race after 5-2 victory

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STEUBENVILLE — After taking one on the chin a day earlier, Steubenville’s baseball team bounced back Wednesday, earning a 5-2 victory over Harrison Central at Vaccaro Field. “We had a rough one (Tuesday when Big Red fell to Indian Valley),” Steubenville coach Fred Heatherington said. ...

Weir High routs Wheeling Central, 18-0

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WHEELING — The Weir High softball team crushed Wheeling Central, 18-0, in five innings on Wednesday. Madison Angus collected the victory in four innings pitched. She allowed one hit, walked none and struck out six. Olivia Baker tossed a 1-2-3 fifth with a punch out. At the plate, Reagan ...

End of spring brings mixed results for WVU football

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MORGANTOWN — Week 1 of the college football season is still months away, but Neal Brown is openly unfulfilled. The West Virginia football coach said as much Saturday following the annual Blue-Gold spring game, pitting Mountaineers against each other. The event signaled the end of spring ...

Madonna girls’ state run concludes

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CHARLESTON — When it comes to sports, it’s always tough to defeat a team multiple times in a season. For the Cameron’s girls basketball team, its first assignment on its first trip to the West Virginia Class A state tournament was to beat a solid Madonna team for a fourth time. Despite a ...

Toronto walking on sunshine

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TORONTO — While many baseball teams still may be searching for their identity this season — especially those from West Virginia — Toronto head coach Brian Perkins already has an answer for his Red Knights. It may sound simple, but there is a reason why they are the defending Division IV ...

Cardiac Cats come back again, down Crusaders, 9-7

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STEUBENVILLE — Gage Cline’s two-out bases-loaded double in the seventh inning made the difference Tuesday, as Edison rallied for a 9-7 victory over Catholic Central at Vaccaro Field. The Wildcats (8-9) entered the final frame down 7-4. Eli Wilson got what proved to be the game-winning ...

Redskins race past Red Knights, 8-2

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MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek softball team used its speed to its advantage against Toronto, as the Redskins applied pressure to the Red Knights’ defense from start to finish. It paid off, as Indian Creek came away with an 8-2 victory Tuesday evening at Mike Melko Field. “First, I ...

Edison stomps Harrison Central, advances to OVAC championship

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WHEELING — Harrison Central head coach Darrin Young arrived at the Chambers I-470 Complex Tuesday evening expecting his Huskies to be in a nip-and-tuck game against Edison in the semifinals of the OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball Championships. Some things don’t always go as scripted. Edison ...

Foresha pitches, hits Brooke to victory

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WELLSBURG — Lexi Foresha pitched a complete game and cranked two solo home runs during the Brooke softball team’s 11-3 victory over Beaver Local on Tuesday. Foresha allowed two earned runs on five hits, two walks and struck out one. Offensively, Lizzie Foresha had three singles and two ...

Blue Dons outlast Crusaders in marathon

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WHEELING — One would think that when Madonna’s Landry Bone squares off with Catholic Central’s Jayda Jones in the circle, runs will be hard to come by. It was the complete opposite Monday during an OVAC Class 1A tournament semifinal at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex. The Blue Dons ...

Sutton, Big Red blast Crusaders

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville rode a dominant pitching performance by Caesen Sutton to a 10-0, five-inning victory over Catholic Central Monday in Game 1 of the annual city championship series at Vaccaro Field. The senior right-hander allowed just one hit (a fourth-inning single by Kody ...