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Vasilevskiy Shines Late to Lift Lightning to ‘W’

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored as the home ...

Richard, Padres Stop Pirates, 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clayton Richard allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Villanueva homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 on Saturday night. Richard (3-5) pitched into the eighth inning for a third straight start after allowing a ...

Viva Las Vegas! Knights 1 Away

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury sat shirtless in front of his locker, staring blankly, his exhausted gaze fixed nowhere. Pads still strapped to his legs after another spectacular night’s work, the Vegas Golden Knights goalie looked as if he were trying to gather his thoughts, trying somehow ...

Kluber Fans 10, Indians Top Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber is starting to put together quite a streak. The AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 10, dominating in the early innings and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Houston Astros 5-4 Saturday. The Indians ace made his 22nd straight start of allowing no more ...

Litter Can Be a Dangerous Thing for Animal Friends

A few days ago a post on the Pennsylvania birding list serve caught my eye. It read: Late this afternoon I decided to take one last walk down to the creek at the back of the yard. There I spotted a female Baltimore Oriole dangling from a tree branch struggling to free itself from a tangle of ...

Rookie Wise Tied At Top of Board

DALLAS (AP) — Aaron Wise shot a 3-under 68 in much windier conditions Saturday on the new Trinity Forest course, pulling even with Marc Leishman for the third-round lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie had consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 before a bogey on ...

Magnolia’s Parsons, Oak Glen’s Kovalcik, Tropek Bring Home Gold

CHARLESTON — It was an exciting first day at the W.Va. State Track Meet at Laidley Field as three local athletes secured victories in their respected events Friday. Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons won the high jump in boys Class A while Oak Glen’s Kellen Tropeck took home the gold in the ...

Haught To Run Ogden Barefoot

WHEELING — Johnny Haught is one of the toughest guys in the Ohio Valley — but he also has one of the biggest hearts. Haught has been a fighter for 15 years under the name “The Hyperactive Hillbilly.” And while he has made a name for himself in a ring, his biggest contribution to the ...

Weir Bows Out of Regional Championship

FAIRMONT — With the sting of a season-ending defeat still fresh, Weir softball coach Frank Sisinni couldn’t help but take a minute to be proud of they accomplished. The Red Riders tournament run ended with a tough 3-1 loss to Petersburg in Game 2 of the Class AA Region One ...

Pirates Fall To Padres

PITTSBURGH— Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as the San Diego Padres cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday night. Hosmer, signed to a $144-million, eight-year contract as a free agent in February, ...

Local Track Athletes Advancing to Regionals

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — One step closer. That’s how the area track and field delegation is looking at things this morning after Friday’s Division III Eastern District Championship meet concluded at Red Devil Stadium. The name of the game this week was to finish in the top four and earn ...

Wheeling Park’s Kylie McKennen Inks with Washington & Jefferson

Wheeling Park basketball standout Kylie McKennen has signed to continue her academic and athletic careers at Washington and Jefferson. McKennen is a four-year letterman for the Patriots, earning second team all-state her senior year, third team her junior year and honorable mention as a ...

Wheeling Park’s Kaleb Simpkins Signs with West Liberty

Wheeling Park wrestler Kaleb Simpkins recently signed with West Liberty University to continue his academic and athletic careers. During his time at Park, he was an OVAC champion his senior year at 170 pounds.He placed third his junior year and fifth his sophomore year. Kaleb was a three-year ...

Martins Ferry’s Amanda Jacob Heading to Wheeling Jesuit

Martins Ferry softball standout Amanda Jacob, is flanked by her parents, Tim and Amy, as she signs her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking on back row, from left, Martins Ferry softball coach Paige Williams, Martins Ferry ...

John Wilson Memorial Set For Next Saturday

WHEELING — John Wilson meant a lot to golf around the Ohio Valley and his memory lives on in the Play It Again Sports John Wilson Memorial Amateur Classic. The annual event, presented by the Wheeling Park Men’s Golf Club, is set for May 26-27 at Wheeling Park. First tee off is set for ...

Preakness Is Justify’s to Lose

BALTIMORE— Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse. This year, they can see Justify. They just don’t know if they can beat him. There’s such a sense of awe about Justify and an ...

Morton, Astros Top Cleveland

HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win. Morton (6-0) allowed one run and four hits with eight strikeouts in extending his ...

Magnolia Ousts Tyler In Sectional Final

SISTERSVILLE—Two teams. One game. One spot in the regional tournament. In a win or go home Class A Region One Section Two Championship, every player in Magnolia’s lineup recorded a hit as the Blue Eagles defeated host Tyler Consolidated by a 17-11 count to claim the sectional title and ...

St. C. Falls to River View, 1-0

CAMBRIDGE — St. Clairsville outhit River View Thursday night in the Eastern District Division II softball tournament championship game, but the Red Devils couldn’t come up with the timely hit when they needed it. The Black Bears did once and that was enough. Claire Warschauer belted a ...

John Marshall Lacrosse on to State Title Game

GLEN DALE—In the halls of John Marshall High School, there is a trophy case with a vacant space. The Monarchs’ lacrosse program is hoping to fill that void Saturday as it battles Fairmont Senior for a state championship at 4:30 p.m. in Morgantown. The lacrosse program at John Marshall ...