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LSU Beats Oregon State To Reach CWS Finals

OMAHA, Neb. — Nothing LSU encounters in the College World Series championship series will be any more daunting than the task the Tigers had to complete to get there. The Tigers had to beat an Oregon State team that owned the most formidable record of any team in four decades, and they had ...

Dr. Scott Shalaway

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The Wild Side

Conservation Funding Explained

Sometimes a headline can leave a false impression. Last week, for example, I received a press release announcing that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, will dole out $1.1 billion to state wildlife agencies in Fiscal year 2017. I saw it as great ...

Kings Prospect Raised by Two Moms

CHICAGO — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team. It was a slight variation on ...

Kvitova Reaches 1st Final Since Attack

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova in the Aegon Classic semifinals on Saturday to reach the first final since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home. This is Kvitova’s first grass-court final since her triumph at ...

William Byron Gets Victory at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — It took rookie William Byron just a week to get over one of the most brutal losses of his young career. The 19-year-old Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps left and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first series victory. A ...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his solo home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Minnesota Gets Past Cleveland

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday. Dozier homered into the left field porch on a 3-2 pitch ...

The Intelligencer’s 14th Annual All-Valley Softball Team

Hannah Clunk, Pitcher, Oak Glen, CAPTAIN Hannah Clunk is a game-changer and her impact will be felt at Oak Glen for years to come. The Fairmont State recruit has more than 700 career strikeouts. Her senior year alone, Clunk struck out 251, tops in the Ohio Valley. She posted a 1.17 mark and ...

Annual Martins Ferry Aquatic Invite Kicks Off

MARTINS FERRY—The growth of the Martins Ferry Aquatic Club Invite has been prominent over the last seven years. Only two teams, including Martins Ferry, participated in the invite’s inaugural event in 2010. The following two years, only three teams managed to compete. Now, the meet is ...

Ohio Dominican Satellite Camp Ready for Launch

MARTINS FERRY — Although the prep football season doesn’t kick off in the Ohio Valley for two more months, the Dave Bruney Football Complex will be a beehive of gridiron activity this Friday. The Ohio Dominican University Football’s Ohio Valley Friday Night Lights Camp is set for that ...

Free Camp Teaches More Than Hoops

WHEELING — One thing I am big on are summer sports camps. They are a good opportunity for kids to learn about their respective sport, as well as get them out of the house during the nice weather to get some exercise and make new friends. While most summer camps are affordable, some ...

Forde Stepping Down as WJU Director of Athletics

WHEELING — After two very successful Cardinals years, Wheeling Jesuit Director of Athletics Kevin Forde is stepping down from his post at the end of June. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wheeling Jesuit University and am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve the ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' John Jaso (28) is congratulated by teammates Josh Harrison (5), Gregory Polanco (25) and Josh Bell (55) after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, June 23, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bell, Jaso Homer to Lead Pirates, 4-3

ST. LOUIS — Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Jaso, who entered as part of a double switch in the eighth inning, drove a 3-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh (1-4) over the wall in ...

Jordan Spieth blasts out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP)

Spieth Maintains Lead in Travelers Championship

By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament. Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a ...

Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion reacts to a second strike against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. Encarnacion eventually grounded out. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians Blanked By Twins

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two ...

Parade of Fowards at the Top of NHL Draft

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights ...

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier at home during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers Take Down Pirates

MILWAUKEE — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shaw drove in three runs with a home run and two doubles and Knebel set a modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season’s start and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the ...

19th Annual Niekro Classic Postponed Until September

BRIDGEPORT — For the first time in 19 years, the annual Niekro Classic golf tournament has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event was scheduled for today at Belmont Hills Country Club. It will now be held in September. “About seven years ago we had a bad rain, but in May and ...

Washington's Markelle Fultz, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fultz Chosen First in Draft

NEW YORK — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago ...

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Spieth Takes Lead During Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands. Making his debut at the Connecticut course, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship. Spieth birdied five of the ...

A man pass a United Center entrance with NHL team logos as preparation for the NHL Draft continue, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Chicago. The two day draft begins Friday. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Devils on the Clock With No. 1 Pick in NHL Draft

CHICAGO — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is on the clock with the No. 1 pick of the amateur draft beginning Friday night at the United ...