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Busy Next Few Weeks Coming in the Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — I recently had someone tell me that this sports season is the least important of the school year. To that, I couldn’t disagree more. While the spring sports don’t get the hype of football or the controversy that basketball can bring, the student-athletes that are out there ...

Moran’s Homer Lifts Pittsburgh Over Washington in Extras

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WASHINGTON — Colin Moran has less than a full season’s worth of at-bats in the majors, and just maybe the 26-year-old is becoming one of the game’s better pinch hitters. Moran came off the bench in the 10th inning Friday night and hit a three-run homer, part of five runs Pittsburgh ...

Tiger Woods One Shot Behind Lead

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods made the largest logjam in Masters history look even bigger by making Augusta National sound as loud as ever. Even on a Friday, in the rain. Golf’s best worked their way to the top of the leaderboard at a Masters pregnant with possibilities. The first five-way ...

Pens Fall Behind in Series, 2-0

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Anthony Beauvillier also scored and Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots to help New York open a ...

Petho Hurls Linsly Baseball Past Cameron

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MOUNDSVILLE — Linsly is in the midst of another successful baseball campaign. Eli Petho has been a major reason why. The reigning OVAC 3A champions upped their record to a sparkling 12-3 via a 6-2 triumph over a solid Cameron outfit Thursday afternoon at 12th Street Field in Moundsville. ...

Wheeling Park Baseball Stuns Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red baseball team came out firing on all cylinders Thursday evening and built an eight-run lead over visiting Wheeling Park after one inning. Then, seemingly in the blink of an eye, everything fell apart. The Patriots were patient and aggressive at the plate. Their ...

Linsly Girls Shuts Down Magnolia on Tennis Court

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WHEELING — No matter what the score shows, the most important thing an athelete can do is never give up. Lakin Snider and Selina Zhu certainly did not throw in the towel Thursday against Magnolia. At No. 2 doubles, Snider and Zhu fought back after being down 7-2 against Raegan Hale and ...

42nd Dick Dei Track Classic Set for Saturday

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WHEELING — The Dick Dei Track Classic has seen it all. There have been years where it realized much success as well as a few years when numbers were a little down. However, one thing is for sure: the annual event has been a staple of Ohio Valley track & field. “It has been. When we ...

Quintana, Cubs Sink Pirates

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CHICAGO — Jose Quintana struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night. Daniel Descalso and Victor Caratini each had two hits and an RBI in a game that was delayed 69 minutes by rain before the eighth. Quintana ...

McCool Goes 5-for-5 as JM Holds Off Weir

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GLEN DALE — Chas McCool was perfect at the plate going 5-for-5, with three RBI as John Marshall held off a Weir rally to secure a 13-12 victory. Izac Babiczuk belted three singles and brought home three runs for the Monarchs (7-11) while Josh Schramm and Dereck Black had two hits. Schramm ...

Bieber, Indians Quiet Tigers, 4-0

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DETROIT (AP) — Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings, Leonys Martin homered in his return to Detroit and Cleveland shut out the Tigers, 4-0. Bieber (1-0) struck out six with one walk, improving to 8-0 on the road in his young career. Cleveland has won six of seven after taking ...

Koepka, DeChambeau Share Lead at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau believes science was at work late in the afternoon at Augusta National, creating a force in the atmosphere where big roars from great shots filter through the back nine. An easier description: Another exciting finish at the Masters, this time on a ...

Caps Calm Hurricanes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2 on ...

Tiger Briefly Back on Top

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The name on top of the leaderboard on a steamy Thursday afternoon was as familiar as the shouts of encouragement that followed Tiger Woods everywhere he went in the opening round of the Masters. For a little while, at least, it was beginning to look like old times again ...

John Marshall Softball Too Much for Shorthanded Brooke

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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 ...

Steubenville Downs Martins Ferry in Softball

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MARTINS FERRY — If you didn’t know who won the Steubenville at Martins Ferry softball game Wednesday night, you sure couldn’t tell it by either head coach’s postgame comments. Big Red improved to 8-2 with a 9-3 wire-to-wire decision over the homestanding Purple Riders on the Rider ...