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O’Dell Defends Title, Claims 99th Annual West Virginia AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The 2001 State Amateur Championship was a long time ago, but the memories stick with Hurricane’s Sam O’Dell. As he won the 99th West Virginia Amateur Presented by Mercedes-Benz on Thursday, O’Dell reflected on the time before he won his first — he now has four ...

Carducci, Post 86 Blank Post 573

CONNORVILLE — Taking the mound for Post 86 after wrapping up his collegiate season at Thiel College, right-hander Sante Carducci felt as if he had improved a lot over the course of the season with the Tomcats. Toronto assistant coach Greg Herrick — filling in for manger Steve Sninchak ...

Stephens Eyes Second Slam

PARIS (AP) — When the French Open final was played a year ago, Sloane Stephens was nowhere near Roland Garros. She was in Chicago with coach Kamau Murray, working her way back from a foot injury that required surgery and sidelined her for 11 months. “Indoors on a hard court. Getting ready ...

Wheeling Post 1 Stymies New Martinsville, 6-1

WHEELING — Wheeling American Legion Post 1 received a stellar mound performance from a pair of pitchers in pocketing a 6-1 nod over New Martinsville Post 28 Wednesday at the J. B. Chambers Complex. The Wheeling Park tandem of Zach Hickman and Ben Taylor combined on a sharp five-hitter in ...

Park’s Thomas Named First Team All-State

For the fourth time in the last five years, the Wheeling Park baseball team made the trip to Charleston for the state tournament. However, in the previous three outings, the Patriots were sent home on the first day. This year, though Wheeling Park got over the hump and secured a spot in ...

Grove Worthy Of MLB Selection

WHEELING — Generally speaking we here at the newspapers keep a keen eye on the happenings of the Major League Baseball Draft, especially when someone with local ties has an opportunity of being selected. Such was not the case Monday night. It came as a bit of a shock to learn late that ...

Stahl Steps Down as Central Hockey Coach

WHEELING—Wheeling Central hockey coach Zack Stahl has left his mark on the program and the city of Wheeling. He has spent his entire life in The Friendly City but on Wednesday, the 26-year old made the difficult decision to step down as the coach of the Maroon Knights. “Growing up, I ...

Warriors Take 3-0 Lead

CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty’s doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door. Durant scored 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer in the final minute to cap his magnificent performance, and the Golden State Warriors defeated James and the Cleveland ...

Pirates Get Victory Over Dodgers, 11-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison went 2 for 3 with a bases-clearing double, David Freese and Gregory Polanco drove in two runs each and the Pittsburgh Pirates broke out of an extended offensive funk by outlasting the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9 on Wednesday night. The Pirates entered the game ...

Caps Eager To End Title Drought In Vegas Desert

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS — The Washington Capitals will play for a Stanley Cup championship Thursday night for the first time in 43 NHL seasons. Alex Ovechkin is one win away from carving his name into history at the peak of his incredible hockey career. With a 3-1 ...

Shazier Believes He Will Play Football Again

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier’s routine hasn’t changed much, even after a life-altering spinal injury put his football career in jeopardy. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker still arrives at the team facility around 7 a.m. He still watches copious amounts of film. He still works out ...

Muguruza, Halep Set Up French Open Semifinal

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer PARIS — Garbine Muguruza’s big strokes overwhelmed Maria Sharapova right from the start. Their French Open quarterfinal Wednesday was no contest at all, a 6-2, 6-1 one-way journey. Simona Halep went from out-of-sorts to on-target against Angelique ...

Toronto Fends Off Moundsville Rally

MOUNDSVILLE - After pitching six strong innings, Toronto Post 86 pitcher Kobe Herrick appeared heading for victory on the mound Tuesday afternoon against host Moundsville Post 3. However, after a seventh inning to forget, that included three errors and a six-run Post 3 uprising, Herrick ...

Weir’s Komorowski Named First-Team All-State

BRIDGEPORT—Head Coach Jason Angle’s Weir baseball team created one of the greatest runs of the season, falling just one win short of reaching the state tournament. Looking back on the magical run starts on the mound with pitcher Tyler Komorowski, who was named a first-team pitcher on the ...

Schedule Set for Dorsey

WHEELING—Seeds have been selected. Draws are completed, and times are set for the 2018 Jack Dorsey Senior Memorial Tennis Tournament. Singles matches will begin on Thursday, June 7, at 9 am at the Oglebay Tennis Center and continue through Sunday, June 10. Doubles play will begin on ...

Nailers Name Protected List

WHEELING—The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their 2018 Protected List. Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish, provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ...

Dodgers Shut Out Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joc Pederson, Yaisel Puig and Cody Bellinger hit home runs and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way past the free-falling Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday night. Pederson hit a two-run shot off Joe Musgrove (2-1) in the second inning, Puig led off the fourth ...

Barnesville Edges Brilliant for First Win

BARNESVILLE — Seth Gordon’s grand slam capped a seven-run explosion in the bottom of the sixth inning as Barnesville Post 168 rallied from a 7-1 deficit to defeat Brilliant Post 573 in American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at the Route 800 Field. Gordon, who played at Bethany ...

Kluber, Tribe Top Brewers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber is looking like a Cy Young Award winner again. Cleveland’s ace scattered seven hits in seven strong innings and moved into a tie for the American League lead with his ninth win, and the Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Tuesday night. “He’s such ...

Djokovic Falters In Stunner

PARIS (AP) — It was difficult to discern which was less likely: that 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic would falter in his French Open quarterfinal or that Marco Cecchinato, who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once faced a possible ban for losing on purpose, would rise to ...