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Monroe’s Circosta Earned Respect On, Off Field

WOODSFIELD — Working at a job for 50 years is remarkable. Coaching football for that length is really hard to fathom. But coaching football was never a chore for Jay Circosta. Rather, it was a labor of love for the Monroe County legend. Although he has been pondering retirement for the ...

Monarchs Fall Short In Title Tilt

MORGANTOWN — The future of John Marshall lacrosse is bright, but Satruday belonged to Fairmont Senior. A Monarchs squad that has allowed a little more than four goals per game this season surrendered four in the first quarter alone as the Polar Bears never trailed in a 14-10 victory, to ...

Justify Keeps Alive Bid for Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike ...

Cambridge Wins D-2 Boys Meet

BYESVILLE — Obviously, any time a team competes, it wants to win. However, most track coaches would tell you advancing to the next level is just as important. Numerous area competitors subscribed to that theory Saturday as the Ohio Division II Eastern District Championship meet ...

Area Females Do Well at Districts

BYESVILLE — Having the opportunity to compete for another day is the objective in the track and field postseason. Many area female athletes gave themselves that opportunity at hazy Meadowbrook High School on Saturday as the Ohio Division II Eastern District Championship meet ...

Brown to Marshall

Cameron High School’s Colby Brown has announced that he will continue his academic and athletic careers with the football program at Marshall University. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback/linebacker was a two-time first team All-West Virginia selection for the Dragons and a three-time first ...

McArdle Picks Elmira

Wheeling Park’s Brooke McArdle has committed to play hockey at Elmira College. She has been awarded her the Elmira Founder Scholarship, the Elmira Simeon Benjamin Scholarship, the Elmira Visit Award for a total scholarship in excess of $100,000. Brooke was also awarded the Pennsylvania ...

Wells Selects Jesuit

Another outstanding student- athlete at Central Catholic High School has committed to play college ball. Senior Logan Wells has opted to attend Wheeling Jesuit University next fall, where he will be a part of the Cardinals baseball team and study Business Management. Wells, a former Bishop ...

Manziel Signs With CFL To Further His Career

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and appeared at a news ...

Harvick Claims All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with nothing but pride on the line, and the hottest driver in NASCAR scored a $1 million payday by winning the All-Star race. Harvick’s win Saturday night came exactly 11 ...

Cavaliers Show Life, Blitz Celts

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday ...

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 ...