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Wheeling Park’s Maezi Mosby has high expectations in the long jump in his senior season.

Maezi Mosby a True Leader for Wheeling Park Track Team

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WHEELING — Going into the 2017 track season, the Wheeling Park boys’ track team was going to experience some growing pains. However, there was one senior that was going to be heavily leaned on to lead and take command for the Patriots. Maezi Mosby has been doing just that. One of five ...

OVAC Softball Tournament Pairings Are Released

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WHEELING — If the OVAC Tom Bechtel Softball Championships are anything like the baseball tournament, local fans are in for a treat. The girls get their turn on the diamond spotlight, beginning tonight at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex. All semifinals and the championship games will be held ...

New OC Is No Problem for WVU

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MORGANTOWN — At first glance fans in attendance at last week’s annual Gold/Blue Scrimmage saw little difference in a West Virginia offensive attack which ranked among the best in the Big 12 a year ago during the Mountaineers’ 10-3 campaign. And, that’s exactly what veteran head coach ...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Nova Pitches Pirates Past Former Team

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PITTSBURGH — Ivan Nova spent more than six years with the New York Yankees, fluctuating between good and not-so good as they waited for him to develop consistency to go with his occasionally top-end-of-the-rotation stuff. It never happened and the Yankees moved on last summer, sending Nova ...

Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and right wing Justin Williams (14) after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during overtime of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Washington Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday to capture the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals Earn Date With Pens

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TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals t to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night. Johansson pulled Washington even at 1-1 with less than ...

Rain Washes Out NASCAR Race Until Today

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. The race was pushed until 1 p.m. today Weather has been a problem all weekend at Bristol, where Friday qualifications were washed ...

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, center, scores on an RBI-double as Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez tries to make the play and umpire Dan Bellino, left, looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Cabrera, White Sox Break Out Vs. Indians

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CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera drove in a pair of runs, Derek Holland tossed six strong innings and the White Sox busted out of an offensive funk with a 6-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians. Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia each added run-scoring hits for Chicago, which managed a total of ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James grabs a rebound from Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Indianapolis. Cleveland defeated Indiana 106-102 and won the series 4-0. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

James, Cavs Sweep Pacers

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana. James finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds as he became the first player under the current playoff format to win 21 ...

WLU Women Earn a Split

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WEST LIBERTY — Megan Bosley and Linda Hall combined on a five-hit shutout Sunday to help the West Liberty University softball team split a doubleheader with Fairmont State at the WLU Softball Complex. Coach Herb Minch’s Hilltoppers (14-26, 7-19) dropped a 5-3 decision to the Falcons ...

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Wheeling Central’s Austin Crebs delivers to the plate during Saturday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal game against River. The Maroon Knights won, 5-0.

Crebs, Wheeling Central Blank River in 2A OVAC Semifinal Matchup

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central brought its ‘A’ game Saturday against River in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 2A semifinal. Unfortunately for River, the error-prone Pilots didn’t. Austin Crebs struck out a career-high 13 batters, walked a pair and scattered three harmless ...

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Bishop Donahue’s Doug Clark rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Saturday’s OVAC Class 1A semifinal victory against Frontier.

Bishop Donahue To Defend 1A OVAC Title

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MOUNDSVILLE — After struggling out of the gate, Bishop Donahue has caught fire at the right time. The Bishops began defense of their OVAC Class 1A title with a solid all-around performance Saturday in a 6-1 victory against Frontier at Valley Fork in a semifinal matchup. Bishop Donahue ...

Wheeling Park’s 
Jarrett 
Delbrugge fields a grounder during an OVAC 
semifinal game against 
Morgantown Saturday. 
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Kyle Lutz

Morgantown Throttles Wheeling Park in 5A Semifinal

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WHEELING — Mike McLeod couldn’t have asked for a better start to Saturday’s OVAC 5A semifinal against Morgantown. The Wheeling Park athletic legend saw his second-seeded Patriots take a 3-0 lead after one inning at cold and windy Patriot Field. Unfortunately for the hosts, the balance of ...

Toronto Tames Shadyside in 2A Semifinal Game

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TORONTO — Danny Zdinak set the tone early Saturday afternoon. The Toronto ace — despite Shadyside coach B.A. Holloway stressing to his club to be aggressive early in the count — needed just nine pitches to strike out the side in the top of the first inning. Things didn’t get any ...

Linsly’s Gage Giovengo dives back to first base ahead of the tag by 
Barnesville’s Aaron Marovich during the first inning 


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Barnesville Downs Linsly In 3A Semifinal Matchup

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BARNESVILLE — Nothing has come easy for the Barnesville baseball team the last half week. Wednesday, the Shamrocks faced St. Clairsville and rallied to top the Red Devils by two. A night later, Jared Kernen belted a walk-off homer to down state-ranked Toronto. So, when Barnesville entered ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese (23) rounds third to greetings from third base coach Joey Cora (3) after hitting a solo home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Carter, Yankees Jump on Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Chris Carter drilled a three-run homer in the eighth inning off reliever Felipe Rivero to lift the New York Yankees to an 11-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Carter sent the first pitch he saw from Rivero (1-1) into the bullpen beyond the center ...

Murray Excited About Return to Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — Donnie Murray is coming home. The current Bishop Donahue athletics director and teacher was named as athletics director at Wheeling Central last week. Longtime Maroon Knights athletics director Mike Young has been elevated to a new post at the school — director of Alumni ...

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WVU’s Izzo-Brown Named Furfari Award Winner

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University women’s soccer forward Michaela Abam always offers the same advice to high school players as they weigh their college options. “I fell them to go to a program where your coach cares for you not only as a player but as a person,” she said. With ...

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Duffy Earns Distinguished Service Award

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WHEELING — Mickey Duffy — a long-time supporter of high school athletics and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference — has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Denny Magruder Distinguished Service Award. Duffy will be honored at the 14th annual OVAC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ...

Five Selected as Part of OVAC Legends Class

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Four multi-sport athletes and a record-setting boys track and field coach will be feted in the 13th class of Legends of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference schools. Tom Rataiczak, Executive Secretary of the OVAC, announced the five Legends selections will be honored at the 14th annual OVAC Hall ...