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Rookie Wise Tied At Top of Board

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DALLAS (AP) — Aaron Wise shot a 3-under 68 in much windier conditions Saturday on the new Trinity Forest course, pulling even with Marc Leishman for the third-round lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie had consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 before a bogey on ...

Haught To Run Ogden Barefoot

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WHEELING — Johnny Haught is one of the toughest guys in the Ohio Valley — but he also has one of the biggest hearts. Haught has been a fighter for 15 years under the name “The Hyperactive Hillbilly.” And while he has made a name for himself in a ring, his biggest contribution to the ...

Weir Bows Out of Regional Championship

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FAIRMONT — With the sting of a season-ending defeat still fresh, Weir softball coach Frank Sisinni couldn’t help but take a minute to be proud of they accomplished. The Red Riders tournament run ended with a tough 3-1 loss to Petersburg in Game 2 of the Class AA Region One ...

Pirates Fall To Padres

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PITTSBURGH— Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the San Diego Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday night. Hosmer, signed to a $144-million, eight-year contract as a free agent in February, ...

Local Track Athletes Advancing to Regionals

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One step closer. That’s how the area track and field delegation is looking at things this morning after Friday’s Division III Eastern District Championship meet concluded at Red Devil Stadium. The name of the game this week was to finish in the top four and earn ...

Wheeling Park’s Kylie McKennen Inks with Washington & Jefferson

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Wheeling Park basketball standout Kylie McKennen has signed to continue her academic and athletic careers at Washington and Jefferson. McKennen is a four-year letterman for the Patriots, earning second team all-state her senior year, third team her junior year and honorable mention as a ...

Wheeling Park’s Kaleb Simpkins Signs with West Liberty

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Wheeling Park wrestler Kaleb Simpkins recently signed with West Liberty University to continue his academic and athletic careers. During his time at Park, he was an OVAC champion his senior year at 170 pounds.He placed third his junior year and fifth his sophomore year. Kaleb was a three-year ...

Martins Ferry’s Amanda Jacob Heading to Wheeling Jesuit

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Martins Ferry softball standout Amanda Jacob, is flanked by her parents, Tim and Amy, as she signs her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking on back row, from left, Martins Ferry softball coach Paige Williams, Martins Ferry ...

John Wilson Memorial Set For Next Saturday

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WHEELING — John Wilson meant a lot to golf around the Ohio Valley and his memory lives on in the Play It Again Sports John Wilson Memorial Amateur Classic. The annual event, presented by the Wheeling Park Men’s Golf Club, is set for May 26-27 at Wheeling Park. First tee off is set for ...

Preakness Is Justify’s to Lose

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BALTIMORE— Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse. This year, they can see Justify. They just don’t know if they can beat him. There’s such a sense of awe about Justify and an ...

Morton, Astros Top Cleveland

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HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win. Morton (6-0) allowed one run and four hits with eight strikeouts in extending his ...

Magnolia Ousts Tyler In Sectional Final

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SISTERSVILLE—Two teams. One game. One spot in the regional tournament. In a win or go home Class A Region One Section Two Championship, every player in Magnolia’s lineup recorded a hit as the Blue Eagles defeated host Tyler Consolidated by a 17-11 count to claim the sectional title and ...

St. C. Falls to River View, 1-0

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CAMBRIDGE — St. Clairsville outhit River View Thursday night in the Eastern District Division II softball tournament championship game, but the Red Devils couldn’t come up with the timely hit when they needed it. The Black Bears did once and that was enough. Claire Warschauer belted a ...

John Marshall Lacrosse on to State Title Game

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GLEN DALE—In the halls of John Marshall High School, there is a trophy case with a vacant space. The Monarchs’ lacrosse program is hoping to fill that void Saturday as it battles Fairmont Senior for a state championship at 4:30 p.m. in Morgantown. The lacrosse program at John Marshall ...

Sherwood Hired as New Bellaire AD

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BELLAIRE — Mike Sherwood is a legendary figure in Bellaire High athletic circles. Now the former Big Reds football and basketball star and successful coach is returning to head up the athletics department after being named the school’s athletics director at Tuesday’s Bellaire Board of ...

Clifford Named St. C. Hoops Coach

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ryan Clifford definitely considers himself one of the lucky ones. He realizes that not everyone is blessed enough to get an opportunity to have their dream job. After Thursday’s St. Clairsville Board of Education meeting, Clifford officially will trade his first ...

Pirates Defeat Padres

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By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January. Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five teams ...

Lightning Top Capitals, 4-2

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on ...

Monarchs Headed Back To Vienna With Singular Goal

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GLEN DALE — John Marshall is heading back to Vienna. For the second year in a row, the Monarchs claimed a West Virginia Class AAA Region One championship as they defeated University, 3-0, on Wednesday night. The Monarchs will head into the state tournament with a 29-1 record and 25-game ...