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John Marshall too much for Brooke to handle

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WELLSBURG — It has been an up and down season for the John Marshall softball team. Wednesday was definitely one of those positive moments. John Marshall pounded out 14 hits, Ryliegh Morgan didn’t give up a hit and the Monarchs rolled to a key 12-1 romp over sectional and OVAC rival ...

Blue Dons come back in big way

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CAMERON — The Madonna baseball team erased a four-run, seventh-inning deficit to defeat Cameron, 6-5, on Wednesday. Dom Brncic had the eventual game-winning RBI single. He finished with two RBIs overall. Matt Amaismeier delivered two hits and two RBIs. He also got the save after Gavin ...

Weir High gets revenge on McKay, Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Weir High softball team got to Oak Glen freshman pitcher Maddie McKay and won, 11-5, on Wednesday. The Red Riders (8-9) were led by Taylor Webster. She collected a single, double and three RBIs. Bella Aperfine also singled and doubled, while driving in a pair. Mallory ...

Walsh University rings the Bell

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Catholic Central senior Matt Bell signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his academic and baseball careers at Walsh University. He will major in business management. Flanking him are his father, Danny, and mother, Carole. Standing, from left, are Principal Tom Costello, head ...

Islanders take Game 1 over Penguins in overtime, 4-3

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick ...

Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs, 5-2

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night. Lyles (1-0) allowed three hits and was sharp again in his second ...

CCHS hosts Jefferson Relays

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STEUBENVILLE — Another of the area’s marquee track and field events found a new home on Tuesday with the Harding Stadium track under renovations, as the Jefferson County Relays took place at Catholic Central’s Robert L. Copeland Memorial Track at the Michael B. Carapellotti Crusaders ...

Oak Glen sweeps Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — The Oak Glen softball team swept a doubleheader at Bellaire on Tuesday. In the first game, Oak Glen won, 4-3, in nine innings. Janaya Montgomery pitched the first seven innings, striking out 10 batters, and Maddie McKay pitched the final three with five punchouts. Lexi ...

Edison shuts down Oak Glen

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RICHMOND — The Edison baseball team defeated Oak Glen on Tuesday night, 10-0, in five innings. Andrew Kinney went the distance for the shutout win on the mound with three strikeouts. He helped his own cause at the plate, too, with two hits and two RBIs. Riley Watson had three hits and ...

MLB hands down suspensions

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer was suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one on Tuesday for their parts in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend at PNC Park. The commissioner’s office said Archer has appealed ...

Penguins nearly at full strength

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, a spate of injuries the ...

Fields has memorable game, lifts Steubenville over Weir

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STEUBENVILLE — When a team has a player like Steubenville junior Madison Fields, it can make a big difference. Fields had three hits and four RBIs at the plate, while shutting down Weir High in the circle to lead the Big Red softball team to a 12-2, mercy-rule victory over the Red Riders ...

Big Red’s improbable comeback

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STEUBENVILLE — During Big Red’s rough stretch of three consecutive defeats, the baseball squad needed something huge to turn the momentum back in its favor. It got exactly that by coming from behind on two separate occasions — once down by four and the other by three in the seventh ...

Oak Glen shuts down Brooke

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen softball team used a strong pitching performance from Madison McKay on Monday to top Brooke, 4-0. McKay struck out 14 batters, while throwing a complete-game two-hitter. Lexi Andrews led the Golden Bears offense with two hits. Hannah Walker and Eileen Flowers ...

Creek gives Buckeye trouble

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CONNORVILLE — The Indian Creek baseball team defeated Buckeye Local, 14-8, Monday evening at Bill Mazeroski Field. Coy Amis went 5 2/3 innings on the mound for the win, striking out four and walking three. He also had a hit and an RBI. Colton Wietfeld led the Redskins (3-4) at the plate ...

Wheeling Central baseball edges Weir High, 5-4

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WHEELING — After a season-opening five-inning, 10-run rule loss at Weir High, Wheeling Central’s baseball team has steadily showed improvement heading into the second half of the season. Monday afternoon Coach Bo McConnaughy’s Maroon Knights had the opportunity to show just how far they ...

Cubs shut down Pirates, 10-0

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CHICAGO (AP) — First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job. Chicago’s beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their ...

Virginia gets its championship in overtime

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory ...