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Patriots Girls Win Dick Dei Invitational

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WHEELING — Right before the last event of the Dick Dei Classic, Wheeling Park coach Bryan Arbes kept it simple, stating, “If we score, we win.î” The Patriots did just that. Up by 10 with the 4x400 left, they finished fifth in the event to claim the Dick Dei Track Classic at Wheeling ...

Garcia, JM Blank Central

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GLEN DALE—All eyes were on Saturday’s softball game at John Marshall High School. John Marshall and Wheeling Central each carried just one loss into the day and both are favorites to make a run at the state championship in their respective classes. The battle of the powerhouses lived up ...

Zandron Pitches Tigers Past Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — For the first three innings Saturday, Josh Zandron was unhittable. And when Martins Ferry finally got to the Shadyside ace in the fourth, it still couldn’t take advantage. Zandron went the distance, striking out four and walking two, to help power the Tigers to a 5-2 ...

Dickerson’s Bunt Lifts Pirates

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MIAMI— Corey Dickerson has been one of the hottest hitters in the National League. So when he stepped to the plate for Pittsburgh in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, with runners at the corners and one out, his teammates were sure he’d swing away. Instead, Dickerson bunted. And it ...

Spring Fails to Produce Clear Starter at QB for Ohio St.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dwayne Haskins Jr. and Joe Burrow both showed flashes of big-play ability in a condensed spring game Saturday as each tried to make his case for being the next starting quarterback at Ohio State. The third guy, redshirt freshman Tate Martell, wasn’t bad either, showing ...

Lewicki Ponders Hockey Future

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GLEN DALE — Kristin Lewicki has achieved a lifetime goal. Now it is time to step back and ponder her future. The John Marshall grad just recently completed her first year as a professional hockey player after a remarkable collegiate career. She helped the Buffalo Beauts reach the National ...

Weir Beats Creek, Ferry in Doubleheader Sweep

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WEIRTON — Defense is often overlooked in softball. Weir and Indian Creek combined to score 13 runs, but only two were earned. After falling behind early by five runs, the Red Riders rallied for a 7-6 victory in Game 1 of a split doubleheader Saturday afternoon at home. Indian Creek led ...

Montgomery, Berger, Kish Headed to Hall of Fame

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Two highly-successful coaches and a well-respected wrestling official are headed to the Hall of Fame. Long-time John Marshall baseball coach Bob Montgomery and the late Jack Berger, who enjoyed success in both track and football at Shadyside, have been tabbed in the Coaches category while ...

Victory Awards Dinner Is May 6

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WHEELING — The 72nd edition of the nation’s oldest statewide sports’ awards banquet will be held on May 6 in Charleston. The Victory Awards Dinner, sponsored by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, serves as a showcase for the state’s top sports achievers and to induct ...

Anderson, Brewers Halt Mets’ Streak

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Anderson breezed into the seventh inning, Jonathan Villar sliced a three-run homer inside the foul pole and the Milwaukee Brewers stopped the New York Mets’ nine-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Saturday. Jett Bandy also went deep against Matt Harvey on a windy ...

Time to Learn A Few Bird Songs

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Each week a new group of birds passes through the yard as they wing their way north. Some stay to nest, while others continue their journey. So far, I’ve welcomed killdeer, woodcock, phoebes, field sparrows, chipping sparrows, and purple finches. They are familiar old friends. I ...

Predators Hold Off Avs, 5-4

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman’s empty-net goal with 1:09 left wound up the game-winner as the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche, 5-4, Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. Hartman’s goal gave the Predators a 5-3 lead until ...

Ibaka Nets 23, Raptors Win Game 1

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TORONTO (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in playoff series openers by beating the Washington Wizards 114-106 on Saturday. DeMar DeRozan added 17 points, ...

Knights Blank Dragons

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WHEELING — Sometimes all it takes to get a powerful offense going is a well-placed bunt. That seemed to be the case on Friday as Wheeling Central and Cameron were in a scoreless battle until Abbey Davidson dropped down a well-executed sacrifice bunt in the third inning. The next batter, ...

Park Secures a Sweep

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WHEELING — Softball can be fickle sport. One night a team can play uncharacteristic ball and let games slip away. The next night, it can be on its A-game. That’s exactly what Wheeling Wheeling Park went through the last two nights. After losing their first two games Thursday to ...

Huskies Make Most of Things

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CADIZ — Harrison Central proved Friday that sometimes, it’s better to be efficient than productive. The Huskies only registered five baserunners against Union Local in their Buckeye 8 softball encounter, but four of them scored in a 4-3 victory at Sally Buffalo Park. “Right now ...

Bats Get Busy For Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — It took the Steubenville softball team a couple innings to get the bats going in the first game of a doubleheader with Martins Ferry on Friday. Once they got going, though, they did not stop. Steubenville plated three runs each in the the third, fifth and sixth innings to ...

Flyers Are Back Even With Pens

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PITTSBURGH — Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Friday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece. Shane Gostisbehere, Travis Konecny, Andrew McDonald and Nolan Patrick ...

Pirates Cooled Off by Marlins

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MIAMI — JB Shuck couldn’t help but smile when he got to first base with his career-high fourth hit of the game. Playing in the big leagues for the first time since 2016, Shuck tied a Marlins franchise record for hits in a debut, sparking Miami to a 7-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on ...

Busch Brothers Out Front

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle and Kurt Busch haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. But as years have passed NASCAR’s iciest sibling rivalry has thawed a little bit, at least to the point where they can joke around a little bit. Kurt Busch did just that Friday after Kyle Busch edged him out by ...