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Girls Lacrosse Attempting To Find Footing in Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — Lacrosse is an up and coming sport in the Ohio Valley with four boys teams taking the field and Wheeling Central having won a state championship as recently as 2016. But were you aware that there are two local girls’ lacrosse teams? Wheeling Park and John Marshall both field ...

Taillon Throws A One-Hitter

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon dominated the struggling Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, allowing one hit while picking up the first shutout of his career as the surprising Pirates rolled to a 5-0 victory. Taillon (2-0) struck out seven and walked two. The lone hit he surrendered ...

Reed Builds 3-Shot Lead

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy meet again, this time for a green jacket instead of a gold Ryder Cup trophy. Reed seized control of the Masters on a wet Saturday at Augusta National with a pair of eagles on the back nine and a 5-under 67 that gave him a three-shot lead. ...

Brendan Ferns Tears ACL Again

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MORGANTOWN — Weather wasn’t the only bad news coming out of West Virginia University after its annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage was canceled because of expected snow fall of anywhere from five to eight inches. Rumors had floated around campus all week that St. Clairsville native Brendan Ferns ...

W.Va. Legislature Honors Green

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WHEELING — Ron Green is driven, passionate and compassionate. The Benwood native established the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia two decades ago in memory of his sister, a victim of the deadly disease. Since its inception, the race has relocated from its original Benwood ...

Minnesota Duluth Tops Notre Dame for NCAA Title

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Karson Kuhlman had a goal and an assist, and Minnesota Duluth beat Notre Dame 2-1 Saturday night to win the school’s second NCAA hockey championship. Jared Thomas also scored and Hunter Shepard stopped 19 shots for the Bulldogs (25-16-3). UMD also won the 2011 title ...

Predators Down Blue Jackets, 4-2

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored three goals, and the Nashville Predators finished off the best regular season in franchise history by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Saturday night. The Predators accepted their first Presidents’ Trophy before the game from NHL deputy ...

Suarez Powers Red Past Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 7-4 victory on Saturday night. Pittsburgh opened the season with six wins in seven games and then jumped out to a 4-0 lead against ...

Early Frogs and Salamanders

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It’s a little early to hear bullfrogs and toads, but wood frogs always get a head start on spring. As soon as ice and snow melts, they emerge from woodland leaf litter and sing. A wood frog’s voice is more duck-like than frog-like. A group always reminds me of a flock of quacking ...

Wheeling Nailers Finish With Victory

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Wheeling Nailers closed out the 2017-18 in thrilling fashion, with an explosive offensive effort against the Fort Wayne Komets at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Wheeling scored four times in the third period to snap a 3-3 tie, and seven different players turned on ...

Bucks Win, Tie For 6th Place

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks moved into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 115-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night. Khris Middleton also scored 22 points for the Bucks, who joined Miami with a 43-37 ...

Stewart-Haas Starts Fast

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch is on the pole, Clint Bowyer is coming off his first victory in six years and Kevin Harvick has won half of the races so far on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Aric Almirola, the newcomer to the team, has been steady, too, finishing 14th or better in ...

Blaney Claims Xfinity Race

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three Xfinity Series races, three different drivers and three consecutive wins for the No. 22 car. Ryan Blaney became the third different Cup Series regular in a row to win an Xfinity race in the Team Penske Ford. He was the pole sitter and led 132 of 200 laps on an ...

OVAC All-Stars Take The Floor Today at OUE

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For many of the participants in the Samuel A. Mumley OVAC All-Star Basketball Games, today be the final time many play an organized basketball game. It will definitely be the final time that they wear the basketball uniform of their high school. Add both of those up ...

Marshall’s D’Antoni Pockets Furfari Award

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HUNTINGTON — Recruiting undersized, overlooked players from the 304 area code isn’t difficult for Dan D’Antoni. He was one of them once and knows what makes them tick, their likes and dislikes and whether they can play basketball. “I encourage all West Virginia (high school) coaches ...

BMAC Reception in Wheeling Is Approaching

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Mother Nature put the kibosh on Saturday’s West Virginia University Gold-Blue Spring Football game. But it won’t be long before one of the athletic department’s continuing traditions returns to the Ohio Valley. The 23rd annual BMAC Scholarship Reception/MAC Coaches ...

Panthers Topple Potters

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CONNORVILLE — Baseball can be a funny game at times. Saturday afternoon was another prime example. Buckeye Local pitchers walked 11 batters and hit one in the first four-plus innings as it trailed visiting East Liverpool 4-2. However, two huge double plays early kept the Panthers in the ...

Fifteen Die When Truck Collides With Hockey Bus

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NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves of grief ...

Monarchs Run Past Blue Eagles

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NEW MARTINSVILLE—Legendary Magnolia coach Dave Cisar taught his son everything he knows about the game. On Friday, Mark Cisar took the lessons he learned from his father growing up and executed them to perfection as he earned his first win as head coach of John Marshall with a 12-2 victory ...

Central Defeats Barnesville, 3-0

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WHEELING — Coming off a hard-fought, late night victory at Madonna Thursday night, things didn’t look to get much easier Friday with Wheeling heading back home to entertain unbeaten Barnesville. And while Maroon Knights coach Bo McConnaughy’s squad did anything but put on an offensive ...