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Pirates Edge Twins, 6-5

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Carl Moran drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth as the Pirates defeated the Twins 6-5 on Wednesday. Joe Musgrove made his second start, pitching five innings and allowed three runs and eight hits. Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run home run and singled twice and scored twice for ...

West Liberty Falls In Men’s Regional Title

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INDIANA, Pa. — It was a battle between two opposite styles of play. West Liberty, which leads the nation in points per game, faced off against Mercyhurst, which ranks second in scoring defense. The Lakers, proved that defense does win championships as they held the Hilltoppers to 35.2 ...

Linsly Baseball Topples Weir Red Riders, 10-0

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WHEELING — Eli Petho threw a one-hitter and Linsly’s first seven batters reached base in a seven-run first thatpropelled the Cadets to a 10-0, five-inning high school baseball triumph against Weir on Tuesday afternoon at Holloway Field. An early-season battle of unbeatens quickly became a ...

West Virginia, Grand Canyon Set To Meet for First Time

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MORGANTOWN — Every head coach of every basketball program in America has their reasons for continuing their team’s season for as long as they can. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins is no different. “I think it’s more important to play the games,” Huggins explained during Monday’s ...

Hurricanes Edge Pens in Shootout

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins traded hits — and, occasionally, goals — during an intense game with a decided playoff feel. Because the Hurricanes found a way to rally for a victory, they moved closer to finally earning some real playoff games. Dougie ...

Fairleigh Dickinson, Belmont Earn First Tourney Victories

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Senior guard Darnell Edge ...

Warriors Conquer T-Wolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 on Tuesday and regain first place in the Western ...

Trout, Angels Close To Record $432M Deal

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Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball’s first half-billion dollar man. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the ...

Pirates Quiet Tigers

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Josh Bell, Adam Frazier and Corey Dickerson had two hits apiece for Pittsburgh, and Steven Brault pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Tigers also announced that right-hander Michael Fulmer may ...

Bertell Takes Over Brooke Bruins’ Girls Tennis Team

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WELLSBURG — Brooke’s girls’ tennis team will have a new leader with Carrie Bertell taking over for long-time coach Emily Beall, who has still been helping with the program through the month of March. Bertell will be taking over a program on the rise with a strong group of returning ...

State Champs Back For Brooke Track

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WELLSBURG — Brooke track coach Paul Julio has a very inexperienced girls’ squad this season but a boys’ team with quality veteran leadership. While there may not be a lot of experience on the girls’ team Julio does have a returning W.Va. Class AAA state champion in junior long jumper ...

Valley Baseball Team Will Be Young

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PINE GROVE — The Valley Lumberjacks have a green look this spring. First-year coach Sonny Conley has a major task at hand with an ultra-young baseball squad. The Lumberjacks have only three returning lettermen after losing eight seniors through graduation. To make matters even more ...

Valley Lumberjills Softball Team Could Make a Run

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PINE GROVE — Quality over quantity. Valley softball coach Gary Partridge has a roster with just a dozen players. However, he is quite excited about his team’s potential. “Although our numbers are small, this team has the potential to make a strong run in the OVAC Class A ...

Wheeling Central Baseball Downs Dons

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WHEELING — The Maroon Knights (1-0) received three hits and a RBI from Mike Toepfer and a pair of hits and three RBI from Kyle Newmeyer as they doubled up Madonna (0-2), 6-3 on Tuesday night at the I-470 Complex. Cameron 2, Paden City 1 PADEN CITY — Travis Mickey earned the save in the ...

Oak Glen Freshman Madison McKay Fires No-Hitter Against Weir

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WEIRTON — Oak Glen freshman Madison McKay delivered a masterful performance on Monday, striking out 16 Weir batters and allowing no hits. McKay also produced three hits and a run offensively, leading the Golden Bears to a 4-0 victory over the Red Riders Monday evening. “It was an ...

Warwood Viking Teammates Revisit 1967 State Championship

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WARWOOD — Sports often times yield lifetime memories. The Warwood Vikings captured the 1967 Class AA state basketball championship. Although 52 years have passed, that lofty accomplishment remains freshly affixed in the memory banks of the five starters on that team. Bill Kennedy, Greg ...

Kang, Gonzalez Win Starting Jobs

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin ...