Top Sports

Another Successful Outing For Brooke Soccer Classic

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Soccer Classic has continued to bring teams from around West Virginia and Ohio together for a full day of soccer. On Saturday, Brooke High School hosted the sixth annual event where a total of 28 teams participated in a scrimmage-filled day to prepare for the upcoming ...

16th Annual OVAC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 16th Annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on Saturday evening at WesBanco Arena as local legends were honored. Hall of famers include front, from left, Dr. Dan Doyle, Al Glitch, Don Clegg, Dave Bruney, Jay Circosta, Jim Crosier and Bellaire ...

Pittsburgh Upends K.C.

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night. Rudolph finished 10 of 15 for 77 yards while Dobbs ...

Pirates Leave 11 on Base In 2-0 Setback

PITTSBURGH — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That’s when he could just make ...

West Virginia’s Harler, Routt Shine in Spain Hoop Trip

WHEELING — The start of football’s regular season is on our door-step. The Ohio Valley prep campaign kicks off in less than two weeks. With that said, let’s talk WVU basketball. Mountaineer hoops are always in vogue with Bob Huggins at the helm. It’s safe to say, last winter was not ...

Union Local Downs Harrison Central in Straight Sets

CADIZ — Kaye Sechrest loved the start of Saturday’s high school volleyball opener pitting her Union Local squad against homestanding Harrison Central. The conclusion? Not so much. Don’t misunderstand the third-year Jets head coach, though. She was very pleased with her unit’s ...

Yankees Ejected, Edge Indians, 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs ...

Thomas Crushes Medinah with 61 for 6-Shot Lead

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Winless over the last 12 months, Justin Thomas knew he was playing well and he was due for a low round. Saturday at the BMW Championship was more than he might have imagined. Thomas smashed the course record at Medinah with an 11-under 61 that gave him a six-shot lead ...

Popovich Faces Tough Cuts Before World Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out. They posted a note. “Clueless people,” Popovich said, 47 years later, grinning to at least try to suggest it doesn’t still bother him ...

Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Since my wife brought home that spectacular eastern Hercules beetle I described a few weeks ago, I’ve embraced beetlemania. Given the sheer number of beetles that inhabit the planet, it’s understandable. Beetles, members of the insect Order Coleoptera, occupy virtually every habitat on ...

Hamlin Wins at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto’s shot at his first career victory — just days after DiBenedetto learned he’d been fired — with a late pass Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin was the first Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing driver to start from the ...

IndyCar Field Returns To Pocono Shadowed by Crashes

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — His social media post shows a digital image of legs walking in perfect stride superimposed over his own. The emoji, however, hides the delicate steps Robert Wickens takes while clutching the bars of a treadmill. Wickens returned this week to a full training program ...

St. Clairsville Boys Impressive In Mehdi Ayari’s Coaching Debut

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville needed just 40 minutes Friday night to make a winner of Mehdi Ayari in his Red Devils coaching debut. The 31-year-old Tunisia native was all smiles as he watched his boys’ soccer squad explode for six first-half goals en route to blanking Carrollton, 7-0, ...

Harrison Central Boys Defeat Edison in Soccer, 7-0

CADIZ — Junior Brady Positano recorded a hat trick and an assist and sophomore Mack Marshall stopped three shots as Harrison Central debuted with a 7-0 whitewashing of visiting Edison on Friday night in boys’ high school soccer at muggy Wagner Field. When asked what impressed him most, ...

Union Local Downgrades Soccer to ‘Club’ Status

MORRISTOWN — After fielding a soccer program for the past four years, officials in the Union Local School District announced late Thursday afternoon that the program would be downgraded. During an athletic board meeting, it was unanimously voted on that the program, which was co-ed but ...

Newman’s RBI Single Wins It for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday ...

Wheeling University Names Tiffany Buckmaster As Softball Coach

WHEELING — Wheeling University has tabbed Tiffany Buckmaster as the next softball coach announced Rudy Yovich Friday morning. “We are excited to have Coach Buckmaster join our department and lead our softball program,” Yovich said. “Our student-athletes really connected with Tiffany ...

Giants Secure Win Over Bears

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy Friday night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. Free agent rookie Jon Hilliman scored on a 10-yard run, ...

Big Red Opens Soccer Season With Shutout Victory Over Crusaders

STEUBENVILLE — Soccer season started with a Steubenville showcase. The Big Red girls’ soccer team controlled the ball against rival Steubenville Catholic, and Big Red capitalized on multiple opportunities en route to a 6-0 victory against the Crusaders Friday inside Harding ...