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Another Season, Another Crown for Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — The late coach Jamey Conlin said it best — “Keep the Faith.” The baseball program, along with the rest of Wheeling Central, has kept that message close to their hearts as it became a theme all spring sports season. The highlight of the spring came in Vienna as Wheeling ...

WVU’s Grier a Candidate for Heisman

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MORGANTOWN — The last time West Virginia University had a preseason Heisman hopeful lining up at quarterback, Major Harris led it to an undefeated regular season and a showdown with the University of Notre Dame in the national championship game. Fast forward to the present and now fans will ...

Girls Take Stage at Wheeling Rec Summer Shootuout

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WHEELING — Girls’ basketball fans will want to be on the campus of Linsly School this weekend. The 26th annual Wheeling Recreation Girls Basketball Shootout will unfold Saturday and Sunday with 12 teams taking part. Slated to take part on the event, which will see every game played at ...

Pittsburgh Defeated In Extras

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PITTSBURGH — Ketel Marte’s two-out single in the 13th inning led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Marte’s liner into center field off Tyler Glasnow (1-2) scored Jon Jay from second base as the NL West-leading Diamondbacks won for the ...

Dahlin To Sabres As Top Pick

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DALLAS — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since ...

Post 1 Rolls, 12-0

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CHILLICOTHE — Ryan Hummel gathered four singles and three RBI as Wheeling shut out Cambridge, 12-0 in its opening game of the Jim Jadwin Memorial Classic. Isaac Rine was also solid for Post 1 as he compiled two singles, one double and one RBi while Dom Gorence tallied two singles and ...

Xhaka, Shaqiri Lift Switzerland

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KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. Both players put their open hands together with their thumbs ...

Harman Out Front at Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first round co-leader Zach Johnson, ...

Patience Is Key For Wheeling Central

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What a year for Wheeling Central! We continue our five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Wheeling Central won four WVSSAC championships, as well as numerous other titles. Today is Part 3, as we look back on the winter ...

Brilliant Defeats Toronto

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TORONTO — Brilliant Post 573 managher Keith Rejonis has been waiting for his team to come together in the early portion of the season. Thursday night at Toronto’s Knights Baseball Complex it did just that to knock off Post 86, 7-3, for its second win of the season. “That is a quality ...

Pittsburgh Falls To Arizona, 9-3

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PITTSBURGH — The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t waste any time breaking this game open. Ketel Marte and Alex Avila each hit two-run homers and the Diamondbacks scored eight runs in the first three innings to power their way to a 9-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday ...

NHL Draft Action Likely to Begin With 3rd Pick

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS — The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick. If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the ...

Suns Take Ayton at No. 1

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NEW YORK — West Virginia point guard Jevon Carter was selected in the second round (32nd overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies. Carter paced the Mountaineers as he averaged 17.3 points, grabbed 4.6 rebounds and dished out 6.6 assists during his senior season. The Phoenix Suns stayed close to ...

Spieth, Johnson Tied for Lead at Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round ...

Florida Holds Off Texas Tech to Make Bracket Final

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JJ Schwarz hit a two-run homer and Florida built enough cushion to survive Texas Tech’s six-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings and eliminate the Red Raiders from the College World Series with a 9-6 win Thursday night. The Gators (49-20) have won two ...

Croatia Beats Argentina, Advances at World Cup

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 ...

Central Athletes Battle All Obstacles

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YEAR IN REVIEW What a year for Wheeling Central! We continue our five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Today is Part 2, as we look back on the fall sports, including the state championship football team and OVAC ...

Busy Summer for Brunner

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WHEELING — When summer rolls around, many people see it as a time to take time off work, relax or plan a trip to a specific destination. For Jon-Michael Brunner, though, it has been quite the busy one. Brunner took over as Post 1 manager last year after Mark Delbrugge stepped down. ...

Agnes Timmons Was a Crusader for Girls’ Sports

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BARNESVILLE — Passionate pioneer of girls’ prep sports. Such a description is quite fitting for Agnes Timmons. Barnesville legend is another. Timmons died Saturday at age 94. She left a legacy of championing girls’ athletics, participation, sportsmanship and making a positive impact ...

Kluber Is First To 11 Wins

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber shut down the White Sox and became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season. So what else is new for the reigning AL Cy Young winner? Kluber allowed one hit over seven dominant innings and retired his final 14 batters Wednesday as the Cleveland Indians routed ...