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Ravens QB Jackson Impresses

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Heisman Trophy that Lamar Jackson earned as a 19-year-old and the 119 touchdowns he produced at Louisville don’t carry any weight at his first NFL training camp. Just like all the other Baltimore Ravens rookies, Jackson has to prove he can make the transition to the ...

Ohio Snaps Losing Skid In OVAC All-Star Game

WHEELING — A small-school quarterback showing up in a big-time game. On easily the biggest stage of his career, Monroe Central’s Ryan LaFollette proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he has what it takes. LaFollette collected game Most Valuable Player honors after racking up 255 yards of ...

Post 1 Claims Area One Title

WEIRTON — Wheeling Post 1 has dominated West Virginia American Legion baseball for many years and they get the chance this year to make their state title run four years in a row after utilizing two big innings to win the Area One tournament , 11-2, against Weirton Post 10 on Saturday. Post ...

Ferry Wins Ohio Valley Swim Crown

STEUBENVILLE — It has been an impressive summer for the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club. It continued to show its dominance in the pool as Martins Ferry claimed the top spot at the inaugural Ohio Valley Swim League Championships at the Steubenville High School Natatorium on Saturday. Ferry swam ...

Williams, Bucs Outduel DeGrom, Mets

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams embraced being penciled in against Jacob deGrom on Saturday after pitching opposite Corey Kluber in his last start. Then, as he did on Monday, Williams outdueled one of the better pitchers in the major leagues. Williams frustrated the New York Mets through ...

Hudson Recalls OVAC, Bellaire Football Times

WHEELING — Football can evoke memories. Even a half-century later. Dave Hudson can remember his gridiron playing days just like they were yesterday. Those playing days for the former Bellaire High star, however, ended nearly 50 years ago. Hudson was one of the guests when the OVAC invited ...

Summer Is Insect Season

Summer is a fascinating season for anyone who enjoys insects. For those who hate mosquitoes, wasps, hornets, and flies, not so much. Today we’ll examine some basic information about these familiar, ubiquitous creatures. Insect numbers peak during warm weather, and they’re easy to ...

Thomas Seals Tour de France

ESPELETTE, France (AP) — No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey. The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead in the time trial on the penultimate stage on ...

Johnson Gears for 600th Start

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson had been plucked from NASCAR’s farm system to drive for owner Rick Hendrick with a resume so ordinary the team wondered if it made the right call on the California kid. Until Johnson could join Hendrick Motorsports in late 2001, he plodded along for a ...

W.Va. Derby Attracts 41 Nominations

CHESTER — Some of the up-and-coming 3-year-olds in the country have been nominated to the $500,000 West Virginia Derby, a grade III stakes that will serve as the centerpiece of the Aug. 4 racing program at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The Derby, at 1 1/8 miles, will be one ...

Jones’ Homer in Third Lifts Tigers Past Indians

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning to help Detroit beat Cleveland, 2-1. Blaine Hardy (4-3) gave up a run over five innings. Three relievers combined to pitch four innings of scoreless relief. Shane Greene retired the side in order in the ninth for ...

Secondary Has Steelers Excited

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is excited to see his new-look secondary. The Steelers overhauled the position following a bumpy season which included a disappointing upset playoff loss against Jacksonville in the divisional round. The team followed by parting ways ...

Owners Committed To Browns’ Jackson

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Two miserable seasons. One measly win. Still, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson continues to have the “unwavering” support of owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who believe his third year will bring out the best in him — and the Browns. “I think we will see the real Hue ...

Linsly’s Falbo, Mellinger Take A Different Path

BETHANY — Nick Falbo and Dawson Mellinger will fulfill a dream tonight when they suit up to play in the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game at Wheeling Island Stadium. It just so happens, though, neither’s dream turned out just how it was originally portrayed. Both have attended ...

All-Star Game Kicks Off Tonight

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley’s love affair with the gridiron resumes tonight and unofficially kicks off the 2018 season when Ohio and West Virginia clash for the 73rd time in the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. Kickoff is slated for 7:15 and the game returns to Wheeling ...

Bybel Is Thankful For Family And Tennis

WHEELING — You could say that Nicholas Bybel has been around tennis his whole life. So it should come as no surprise as he entered as the No. 1 seed in the Men’s Open Singles in the Bordas and Bordas West Virginia Open at Oglebay Park on Friday. You could also say tennis runs in the ...

Weirton Eliminates Post 28

WEIRTON — Outstanding pitching and a clutch hit combined to give Weirton Post 10 a 6-5, come-from-behind win over New Martinsville Post 28 in the American Legion Area One Tournament. The win advances Post 10 to the semifinal round at 1 p.m. today at Ed Bowman Field. Bryson Wells got ...

Pirates Rally To Top Mets

PITTSBURGH — David Freese drove in five runs, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Mets 5-4 on Friday. Freese homered in going 3 for 3 with two walks, helping the Pirates win for the 12th time in 14 games. The Mets had won ...

Linemen Shine At Big Cat Challenge

SHADYSIDE — Offensive lineman very seldom get credit for what they accomplish during a game, season or career. In fact, hardly ever. The “Big Uglies,” “Hogs,” “Trenchmen,” “Road Graders,” or whatever you want to call them had their day to shine Friday as the 9th annual ...

Mountaineer Is Rewarded For Focus on Cup

CHESTER — Officials at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort received major news in late 2001 when the American Graded Stakes Committee announced that the 2002 West Virginia Derby had been granted grade III status — it was the first race in the state to achieve the distinction. The ...