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Post 1 Sweeps Double Header

WHEELING—Starting pitchers Logan Wells and Ben Taylor combined to strike out 12, while Zach Hickman and Butter Murray were strong in relief as Wheeling Post 1 swept a double header from visiting Mt. Airy Gold Star (MD) Post 191 by scores of 8-3 and 9-5 on Sunday. In the opener, Dom Gorence ...

Johnson Reclaims Top Spot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back in his spot as the world’s top-ranked golfer thanks to a dominant victory capped by an absolutely amazing hole-out for eagle. “What a cool way to end the day,” Johnson said. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday making the St. Jude Classic ...

Golden Guides For Young and Old

I’m often asked when and how I developed my interest in nature. The “when” is easy. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved animals of all kinds. As soon as I learned to read, I’d spend hours with encyclopedias and any other books that included pictures and stories about animals. ...

Telemundo Hopes Viewers Like World Cup in Spanish

NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed “Goal!” for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs ...

O’Shea-Wayt, Mattern, Doerr, Zaleski to Wheeling Central Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Four storied athletes are the next additions to the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame for 2018. Selected to be inducted Saturday, Sept. 29 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Benedum Room are football standout Dr. Robert (Bob) Zaleski, John (Ted) Mattern, ...

Six Captain News-Register’s 2018 All-Valley Track Team

It certainly has been another year to remember for track and field in the Ohio Valley. All year long, athletes put in the hard work and competed to get to the ultimate goal, a trip to the state meet. Ultimately, a plethora of local athletes reached the biggest stage of the season, with a ...

Mike McLeod: An Ohio Valley Legend, Molder Of Men

WHEELING — He is considered by many as the best athlete ever produced at Wheeling Park High School. I am of that opinion. He has also served as head baseball coach at his alma mater. Mike McLeod — above all else — is a man who strives to change lives in a positive fashion. The ...

Justify Nabs 13th Triple Crown

NEW YORK — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1§ lengths Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four years. Justify began his racing career Feb. 18, a scant 77 days ...

Pirates Get 1-Hit By Lester, Bullpen

CHICAGO — Jon Lester sees the Chicago Cubs delivering enough big hits and sparkling plays in the field. More than anything, he sees his team piling up victories. And to him, it’s starting to feel like the 2016 championship season all over again. Lester combined with two relievers on a ...

Halep Tops Stephens In French Final

PARIS (AP) — Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped Simona Halep actually win one. She’d gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the line before facing Sloane Stephens for the French Open title Saturday, so there was plenty to remember: what it felt like to give a lead ...

Anderson, Meredith Captain First All-Valley Tennis Team

Eight local tennis stars, including two captains, have been named to be apart of the inaugural All-Valley Tennis Team. They have been chosen based on their outstanding accomplishments and achievements during the 2018 season. Laina Anderson Wheeling Central Captain She’s a freshman! It ...

Warriors Sweep Cavs For Second Straight Title

CLEVELAND — Golden State. Golden still. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

From Federal Court To the Tennis Court

WHEELING—He is the most interesting man at Oglebay Park. His journey from the federal court to the tennis court is just part of what has made retired federal judge Henry Kennedy Jr.’s life so fascinating. The 70-year-old Kennedy worked as a judge on the United States District Court of ...

Cubs Secure Win Vs. Pirates

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant could feel his heart pumping for his first at-bat because this trip to the plate was like no other for him. Cubs manager Joe Maddon penciled him in at the top of the order. And that was new territory for the superstar slugger. Bryant had three hits and scored a run ...

Justify Ready for Run at Triple Crown History

NEW YORK — Bob Baffert has done everything he can with Justify. Now, it’s up to the undefeated colt and some racing luck to add his name to a revered list of Triple Crown winners. The chestnut colt with the blaze running down his face appears to have rebounded well after victories in the ...

Nadal Beats del Potro, Faces Thiem for No. 11

PARIS — Under pressure at the outset, Rafael Nadal already had cast aside three break points in his French Open semifinal’s third game when, at 4-all, Juan Martin del Potro held another three. If Nadal’s march toward an 11th championship at Roland Garros was going to be stopped on this ...

Wheeling Catches Hitting Bug Against Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Hitting is contagious. That age-old adage was pounded home repeatedly by Wheeling American Legion Post 1 on Thursday night. Post 1 unloaded 18 hits en route to an 18-3, six-inning mercy-rule halted win over Moundsville Legion Post 3. The triumph was the third straight for ...

Baird Faithful To Game, Life

WHEELING — Dr. John Baird didn’t start his tennis career until the age of 60. But even starting the sport late in life isn’t going to slow down the 92-year old. Baird, who will turn 93 on June 15, won the men’s 90s Singles Division at the Jack Dorsey Memorial Tournament. Before ...

Capital Finally Win First Stanley Cup

LAS VEGAS — After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. Lars Eller broke a tie with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday ...

James Calm, Cool But Is Resigned

CLEVELAND — LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate. The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near. The Golden State Warriors have made his eighth straight NBA Finals — and their seasonal rivalry with the Cavaliers — very ...