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Bellaire Debuts Field With ‘W’

NEFFS — If you build it, they will come. That was indeed the case. Bellaire christened John Blacker Field, nestled along Ohio 149, with a 6-4 high school baseball triumph over visiting Steubenville Catholic on a picturesque Sunday. The contest was played before a crowd estimated at nearly ...

Phillies Complete Sweep

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings. Altherr’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, giving Philadelphia its first four-game sweep over the Pirates in 24 ...

Cavaliers Get Even at 2-2

INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to even the first-round series at two games apiece. James added 13 rebounds and seven ...

Earth Day, 2018

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans launched the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 sowed the seeds that triggered a national environmental consciousness. Yesterday, 48 years later, we stood on the threshold of environmental ...

Thompson, Price, Isaly Top 51st All-Valley Boys’ Basketball Teams

Big School Gunner Thompson John Marshall (captain) Few players in the valley were as good as creating their own shot than John Marshall standout Gunner Thompson. There were no weaknesses to this 5-foot-10 senior guard’s game. Need to win the game? Give it to Gunner. Need a key stop? Put ...

Paden City Holds On to Knock Off Cameron by 5-4 Count

PADEN CITY — Paden City coach Brent Croasmun has noticed a habit with his team this year. Multiple times, the Wildcats put together consecutive hits and score multiple runs in one inning, which turns out to be the difference of the game. Saturday’s Class 1A OVAC semifinal game against ...

Wheeling Park Advances to Class 5A Championship Contest

WHEELING—There are days on the diamond when a team must find a way to score runs when the clutch hits aren’t falling. Wheeling Park did just that on Saturday as it rallied from two runs down for a 3-2 walk-off victory over University in an OVAC 5A semifinal at Patriot Field. The Patriots ...

Cadets Will Play for Title After Win in Wheeling

WHEELING — Linsly baseball coach Jay Cartwright really liked what he saw from his squad during Saturday’s 5-3 victory at Holloway Field against Steubenville Catholic in an OVAC Class 2A semifinal. Sure, a win is always nice and the main goal. But it was how they did it. Senior pitcher ...

Wheeling Central Too Much For Magnolia

WHEELING — Prior to Bo McConnaughy’s taking the Wheeling Central baseball reins last spring, the Maroon Knights had just two OVAC baseball crowns to its credit — those coming in 1988 and 1991. Bo’s Boys will bid to make it two in two seasons when the Maroon Knights meet Fort Frye at ...

Defense Prevails in Black-Gold Game at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University football coach Roger Waialae found plenty to like Saturday afternoon as the Black defense held off a late surge by the Gold offense to claim a 45-34 win in the annual Black and Gold Game at West Family Stadium. “I was glad to see the defense bounce ...

Seamon Battles The Brutal Boston Weather

WHEELING — Walter Seamon has authored a memorable resume at the Boston Marathon. The 77-year-old has enjoyed numerous high age-group finishes in the granddaddy of all marathons, including a runnerup trophy in 2009. The Wheeling resident placed fifth last April. So this past Monday, Seamon ...

Hoskins, Nola Propel Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday. Nola (2-1) allowed two runs, six hits and struck out nine to help the Phillies win their third straight game ...

Kucherov, Lightning Eliminate New jersey

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. “You need your best players to be the best players, and they rose to the occasion,” coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New ...

Simmons, 76ers Victorious

MIAMI (AP) — Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the second round. The 76ers lead the Eastern Conference series 3-1 and ...

Millie Mulhern Tennis Approaching

WHEELING — The Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club will present the spring session of Millie Mulhern Youth Tennis beginning on Tuesday, May 8. This program will follow the Net Generation format, an initiative developed by the United States Tennis Association. The USTA’s goal is to bring ...

Johnson, Landry Share Lead at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting Trey Mullinax. Johnson shot a 4-under 68, holing a 10-footer on 18 to match Landry at 13-under 203 at TPC San ...

Busch Wins Third Straight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish Saturday night for his third consecutive NASCAR’s Cup Series victory. Busch, who started 32nd but quickly worked his way into contention, outran Chase Elliott and teammate Denny Hamlin for ...

Porter, Duplaga Captain 41st All-Valley Girls’ Basketball Team

Big School Haley Porter Union Local (captain) Haley Porter will leave Union Local as one of the top players in the history of the school and rightfully so. The past four years have been nothing short of exceptional for the 5-foot-4 guard. During her senior season, Porter averaged 18.8 ...

John Marshall Repeats With Victory Vs. Central

MOUNDSVILLE — The John Marshall and Wheeling Central softball teams have proven they are two of the best in the Ohio Valley. Friday night, the Monarchs and Maroon Knights squared off and the crowd got a championship-caliber game between the two juggernauts. John Marshall was sparked by a ...

Steubenville Baseball Gets Past Wheeling Park

STEUBENVILLE — A couple of top seeds got together Friday at Vaccaro Field for an OVAC Tournament tune-up. When all was said and done, Steubenville — thanks to a run in the home half of the seventh — collected a 4-3 victory over Wheeling Park. Big Red, the top Class 4A seed, plays host ...