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Soup Kitchen Holding Golf Scramble

The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling is celebrating its 28th year by having a golf scramble at the Crispin Golf Center on Friday, May 3. The field is limited so call (304) 233-2992 to get your place. There will be a lunch followed by 18 holes of golf with a cart on Oglebay’s Crispin Course. ...

Barnesville Nabs Top Seed in OVAC Tournament With Victory Against Bellaire

NEFFS — Barnesville erupted for 17 unanswered runs Wednesday and the Shamrocks locked up the top seed in the OVAC Class 3A baseball tournament with an 18-6 victory against Bellaire at John Blacker Field. The Big Reds grabbed a 6-1 lead thanks to a five-run third inning, but Barnesville ...

Oak Glen Slams the Door on Weir Rally, 10-9

NEW MANCHESTER — With rival Weir mounting a comeback, Oak Glen coach TJ Miller turned to Garrett Brewer on the mound in the sixth inning to stop the rally. Brewer got a strikeout to end the sixth, then got another to close out the ball game for the third out in the seventh and shut the ...

Pirates Top Tigers In Extras

DETROIT — Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Pirates beat Detroit in 10 innings for a second straight night, and this was Pittsburgh’s sixth extra-inning game already this season. The Pirates are ...

Steelers Open Against Patriots

NEW YORK — The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began ...

Wheeling Central Baseball Outlasts Linsly in Extra Innings at Holloway Field

WHEELING — Wheeling Central and Linsly delivered another classic on the diamond of Holloway Field on Tuesday evening. In an extra inning thriller, Avery Lee blasted a three-run double to deep left field in the top of the ninth inning, which proved to be the game-winning hit as the Maroon ...

Ashley Linder Strikes Out Six as Wheeling Park Edges Rival John Marshall, 2-1

GLEN DALE — There is a sense of urgency with both the Wheeling Park and John Marshall softball programs. The Patriots and Monarchs entered the week on the outside looking in for an OVAC playoff berth. The two rivals were scheduled to play Monday but Mother Nature had other ideas. Both teams ...

Big Inning Lifts St. Clairsville Over Buckeye Local

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville exploded for five runs in the sixth inning Tuesday afternoon and pulled away from Buckeye Local 8-3 in a pivotal OVAC Class 4A prep baseball clash at Memorial Park. With the scored knotted at 3-3, the Red Devils (8-5) sent 10 batters to the plate in their ...

Penguins Swept By Islanders

PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders’ turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs. Jordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Islanders finished off Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a clinical 3-1 win in Game ...

Pirates Take Down Tigers

DETROIT — Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh’s game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder — but a sign of how much he’s struggled early this season. Later, with the score tied in the 10th, it was time to swing ...

Nuggets Erase 19-Point Deficit To Beat Spurs

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray missed his first eight shots before a scorching fourth quarter in which he scored 21 of his 24 points, leading the Denver Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Tuesday night and knotting their playoff series at a game apiece. The Nuggets were in danger of ...

A Masters Win More About Past Than Future

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful celebration and enormous popularity than by any ripple effect it might have in golf. Tim Finchem was in ...

QB Wilson Now NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With one 15-second video clip sent on social media shortly after midnight and five simple words, Russell Wilson put to rest any questions about his long-term future. No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. No more rumblings of a bigger market for ...