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Fort Frye Coach Bidwell Passes Away at 56

BEVERLY — The Washington County community is mourning the loss of longtime Fort Frye baseball and football coach Sonny Bidwell, 56, of Beverly, who died Monday morning. Bidwell collapsed while running on the Fort Frye High School track. A graduate of the University of Rio Grande, Bidwell ...

Heat Serves As Reminder of Final PGA in August

ST. LOUIS — The PGA Championship finally found its identity. It’s the one major where players are allowed to practice in shorts. They might not need to next year. This is the last year for the PGA Championship to be the final major. It will move to the middle of May and be held next ...

Fast-football Craze Seems to be Fading

The result of the play is a first down and the offense rushes to the line of scrimmage and sets up, linemen in their three-point stances, receivers out wide. The quarterback directs traffic, barks out something or other, maybe claps his hands, and then ... he stops and looks to the sideline for ...

Agcaoili, Alexander Claim Title

David Agcaoili, left, and Carmen Alexander, second from left, secured the OV Tennis Classic high school boys doubles title. The duo defeated Wyatt Andrews and Nate Byler 6-2, 6-2 in the championship round. Agcaoili will be a senior this year at Wheeling Central. Last season, he qualified to ...

Anderson Wins OV Tennis Classic

Laina Anderson, left, took home the high school girls singles final championship at the OV Tennis Classic on Saturday. Anderson defeated Rachel Ekanem in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. Anderson had a season to remember as a freshman for the Wheeling Central girls tennis team last spring. She ...

Brian France Must Decide if he Wants To Run NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brian France had just helped his family present a humanitarian award in honor of his late mother at a glitzy Las Vegas affair when his night went awry. The NASCAR chairman followed his wife toward the stairs at the front of the stage so the couple could rejoin their table ...

PGA Lineup Features Two Zach Johnsons

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Before he hits a single shot at the PGA Championship, Zach Johnson already has made a name for himself. Yes, THAT Zach Johnson. And that other Zach Johnson, too. No, golf fans, you are not seeing double. There are two of them roaming the grounds at Bellerive Country ...

Harler Impresses During China Trip

WHEELING—Wheeling Central graduate and current West Virginia University basketball standout Chase Harler has been showcasing his skills on the court for years. The 6-foot-3 junior guard recently had the opportunity to share his talents with the world as he traveled to China to participate ...

Holgorsen Opens Eighth Season at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — The preliminaries, as well as his golf game, have come to an end for veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen and his No. 20 Mountaineers. “Well, summer’s over,” Holgorsen quipped from the driver’s seat of his golf cart. “I just finished my last ...

Clark Set To Fight Aug. 25

MORRISTOWN — Travis “The Terror” Clark’s return to the boxing ring after a brief retirement hasn’t been an easy one. Not because of Clark’s doing, however. The 39-year-old Belmont County resident was scheduled to fight a couple weeks ago on “Thrills in the Hills,” but that ...

Hall of Fame Speeches Get Political

CANTON, Ohio — Just as the demonstrations of players during the national anthem have become a means of expression for NFL players, the stage at the Hall of Fame inductions often turns into a political platform. It certainly did Saturday night. Ray Lewis did so with his words, and Randy ...

Pirates Fall, 2-1, in Series Finale

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts. Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 ...

Thomas Doesn’t Break Sweat in Earning Win

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season. Sweeter than capturing his first ...

Elliott Claims His First Cup Victory

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen, holding off Martin Truex Jr in a scintillating finish. It was Elliott’s first career win, in his 99th Cup start, and 250th for Hendrick Motorsports. It also assured Elliott a spot in the playoffs as he became ...

Oklahoma State Reloads at Wide Receiver

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy doesn’t want to focus on the Cowboys receivers who have moved on to the NFL. He thinks there are still some pretty good ones on campus. The Cowboys lost Biletnikoff Award winner James Washington to the Pittsburgh Steelers, starter ...

Wheeling’s Braden Enjoying Solid Season

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Good things come in small packages. RFMS Racing is one of the smallest — if not the smallest — team on the ARCA Series presented by Menards. It has one driver — Wheeling native Travis Braden. Braden drives the No. 27 MatrixCare/Consonus Healthcare-Liberty ...

Help a Brother Makes Most of Trips

CHESTER — Lewis Craig Jr. has said the 9-year-old gelding Help a Brother actually enjoys the 250-mile van ride across the Appalachian Mountains from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to its Northern Panhandle. Help a Brother made the trip for the 10th time in his career to race in a ...

Great News From Presque Isle Park

For the second consecutive year, a pair of federally endangered piping plovers are raising chicks on Gull Point at Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle State Park. Adding to the excitement is news that a pair of state-endangered common terns also nested on the same beach. Unfortunately, the natural ...

Buckeye Local’s Herbert Leads Charge to Improve Stadium

YORKVILLE — Roger Herbert is in his second season as head football coach at Buckeye Local. Not only is the Union Local graduate trying to change the Panthers culture, he is also trying to change the scenery at World War II Memorial Stadium, whih was built in 1947, with a Stadium ...

Ramirez, Bieber Lead Indians Past Angels, 4-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit a three-run homer, rookie Shane Bieber picked up his sixth win and Cleveland beat Los Angeles, 4-3. Ramirez’s home run in the first inning — his 33rd of the season — came against Deck McGuire, called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to start in place of the ...