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The Intelligencer’s 14th Annual All-Valley Softball Team

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Hannah Clunk, Pitcher, Oak Glen, CAPTAIN Hannah Clunk is a game-changer and her impact will be felt at Oak Glen for years to come. The Fairmont State recruit has more than 700 career strikeouts. Her senior year alone, Clunk struck out 251, tops in the Ohio Valley. She posted a 1.17 mark and ...

Annual Martins Ferry Aquatic Invite Kicks Off

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MARTINS FERRY—The growth of the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Invite has been prominent over the last seven years. Only two teams, including Martins Ferry, participated in the invite’s inaugural event in 2010. The following two years, only three teams managed to compete. Now, the meet is ...

Ohio Dominican Satellite Camp Ready for Launch

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MARTINS FERRY — Although the prep football season doesn’t kick off in the Ohio Valley for two more months, the Dave Bruney Football Complex will be a beehive of gridiron activity this Friday. The Ohio Dominican University Football’s Ohio Valley Friday Night Lights Camp is set for that ...

Free Camp Teaches More Than Hoops

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WHEELING — One thing I am big on are summer sports camps. They are a good opportunity for kids to learn about their respective sport, as well as get them out of the house during the nice weather to get some exercise and make new friends. While most summer camps are affordable, some ...

Forde Stepping Down as WJU Director of Athletics

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WHEELING — After two very successful Cardinals years, Wheeling Jesuit Director of Athletics Kevin Forde is stepping down from his post at the end of June. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wheeling Jesuit University and am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve the ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' John Jaso (28) is congratulated by teammates Josh Harrison (5), Gregory Polanco (25) and Josh Bell (55) after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, June 23, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bell, Jaso Homer to Lead Pirates, 4-3

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ST. LOUIS — Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Jaso, who entered as part of a double switch in the eighth inning, drove a 3-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh (1-4) over the wall in ...

Jordan Spieth blasts out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP)

Spieth Maintains Lead in Travelers Championship

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By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament. Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a ...

Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion reacts to a second strike against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. Encarnacion eventually grounded out. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians Blanked By Twins

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By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two ...

Parade of Fowards at the Top of NHL Draft

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By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights ...

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier at home during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers Take Down Pirates

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MILWAUKEE — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shaw drove in three runs with a home run and two doubles and Knebel set a modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season’s start and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the ...

19th Annual Niekro Classic Postponed Until September

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BRIDGEPORT — For the first time in 19 years, the annual Niekro Classic golf tournament has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event was scheduled for today at Belmont Hills Country Club. It will now be held in September. “About seven years ago we had a bad rain, but in May and ...

Washington's Markelle Fultz, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fultz Chosen First in Draft

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NEW YORK — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago ...

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Spieth Takes Lead During Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the ...

A man pass a United Center entrance with NHL team logos as preparation for the NHL Draft continue, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Chicago. The two day draft begins Friday. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Devils on the Clock With No. 1 Pick in NHL Draft

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CHICAGO — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is on the clock with the No. 1 pick of the amateur draft beginning Friday night at the United ...

Best NHL Expansion Ever?: Vegas Might Have the Cards

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LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has repeatedly said he wants to win the Stanley Cup within the first six years of his new team’s existence. After Vegas came away with a jackpot from the expansion draft, Foley’s franchise goalie is even bolder. “Let’s do it ...

Cleveland Indians' Austin Jackson follows through on a triple in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Welington Castillo and home plate umpire Adam Hamari during the second inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Jackson Tallies Three Hits in Indians Victory

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BALTIMORE — Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-3 victory Thursday night. The Indians won three of four from the Orioles to complete a 7-1 road trip that ...

TCU Takes Down Louisville, 4-3, Florida Up Next

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By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 win over Louisville in a College World Series ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Daniel Hudson reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pirates Fall To Brewers, 4-3

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By ANDREW GRUMAN Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Domingo Santana delivered the blow that put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead on the scoreboard. Orlando Arcia came up with the play that saved the game. With the tying run on second and two outs in the ninth, Arcia ranged to his left, spun around ...

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Shepherd Donates to JM Football

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State Farm Agent Taylor Shepherd recently donated $1,000 to the John Marshall football team. The donation was used to purchase three new push/pull sleds. “I wanted to buy sleds to help out the kids and take their training to the next level,” Shepherd said. “My State Farm Agent (and ...

Wheeling Edges Weirton, 7-5

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By RALPH COX For The Intelligencer WEIRTON — For the past couple of years, Wheeling Post 1 has dominated American Legion baseball in the Area 1 section of the Northern Panhandle. So much so that they’ve won back-to-back state American Legion Baseball championships. The Weirton Post 10 ...