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Shadyside Advances With Sectional Final Victory Against Bridgeport

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WOLFHURST — The first four innings and the last three couldn’t have been more different for Shadyside on Wednesday in their Ohio Division IV sectional softball final against Bridgeport. The Tigers put a runner at third in each of the first three frames, yet came away empty. But down the ...

Pence’s Slam Downs Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — In a game full of monster shots, Hunter Pence hit the biggest home run of all. Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam and the Texas Rangers rallied late, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 Wednesday. The Rangers trailed 6-2 before three walks by reliever Michael Feliz ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Trey Slider, Paden City Eliminate Tyler in Baseball

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SISTERSVILLE — Trey Slider fired 11 strikeouts and went the distance as Paden City defeated Tyler Consolidated, 5-1 Wednesday in a West Virginia Class A Region One, Section Two matchup. The Wildcats (16-13) will face Magnolia at 5 p.m. today. Slider also supplied two singles while Clayton ...

W.Va. State Tennis Tournament Begins Thursday in Charleston

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WHEELING — For eight local seniors, this will be their final trip to Charleston for the state tennis tournament as they wrap up their illustrious careers. The tournament kicks off Thursday and 19 local competitors made the cut. Wheeling Park’s Abby Jones punched her fourth ticket to ...

Cameron Stuns Wheeling Central in Sectional Baseball Tournament

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WHEELING — In order to win games, confidence is the key, no matter what the circumstances are. After the second inning, Cameron faced a 3-0 hole against Wheeling Central after giving up two runs thanks to a throwing error. Also, in the top of the second, the Dragons had the bases loaded ...

Brooke Blanks John Marshall, 4-0, in Sectional Baseball Opener

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GLEN DALE — It hasn’t been the best of springs for Brooke baseball. The Bruins, however, launched their second season in grand fashion, blanking John Marshall, 4-0, in a Class AAA Region One, Section One opener Tuesday afternoon. It was just the fifth win in 17 starts for Coach Ron ...

Vazquez Gets Revenge on Gallo, Rangers

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PITTSBURGH — Felipe Vazquez doesn’t let his failures linger. That wouldn’t help the Pittsburgh Pirates closer be any good at his job. Still, he wanted another shot at Texas slugger Joey Gallo. Getting touched for a 467-foot home run will do that. So when setup man Kyle Crick hit a ...

White Sox Blank Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Lucas Giolito carried a shutout into the eighth inning and James McCann stayed with hot with an RBI single, leading the Chicago White Sox to a win over the light-hitting, light-scoring Cleveland Indians, 2-0. Giolito (3-1) didn’t have to work hard against the Indians, who ...

West Virginia Coaches Caravan Comes to Wheeling

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WHEELING — Newly hired West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown walked into River City’s banquet hall on Monday evening to the loudest applause of the night. As the WVU Coaches Caravan made its first stop this year in Wheeling, Brown was joined by the school’s rifle coach Jon ...

West Liberty Softball to Host Atlantic 1 Regional Event

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INDIANAPOLIS — A season of firsts for the West Liberty University softball team continued Monday morning as the Hilltoppers earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament and will host the Atlantic 1 Regional event Thursday through Saturday at the West Liberty ...