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Wheeling Park No-Hit in Game 2 Class AAA Regional Final Loss to Morgantown

WHEELING — Wheeling Park struggled to find the strike zone and baserunners Tuesday. With a chance to clinch a spot in the state tournament in Game 2 of the W.Va. Class AAA Regional Final, the Patriots walked 11 batters and were no-hit by Morgantown’s Caleb Taylor. The Mohigans won the ...

Wheeling Central Stunned by Ritchie County in Class A Regional Final

ELLENBORO — Losing 10-0 to Wheeling Central in Monday’s opening game of the Best of 3 regional tournament, Ritchie County rode behind the arms of starter Avery Taylor and Dylan Taylor in Game 2 on Tuesday. The two Rebels allowed no runs into the bottom the seventh, winning 3-2 against the ...

Roethlisberger Bothered By The Criticism

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another ...

Beilein Ready To Breathe New Life Into Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face. He wants to make it richer. “Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 ...

Marquez Quiets Pirates, 5-0

PITTSBURGH — German Marquez struck out seven over eight dominant innings, Trevor Story hit his 11th home run and the Colorado Rockies cooled off the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Tuesday night. Marquez (5-2) gave up three hits, walked one and didn’t allow a runner to third base as the Rockies ...

Raptors Pull Even With Bucks

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Serge Ibaka had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who improved to 7-2 at home this ...

Blues Headed to Finals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference ...

Athletics Get to Indians, Struggling Bauer in 5-3 Win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark Canha’s two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer in the third inning sent Oakland to its fifth straight win, 5-3. Canha replaced injured slugger Khris Davis and connected off Bauer (4-3). Bauer walked four, struck out five and hit ...

Murray Hurls Wheeling Central to Regional Baseball Win

WHEELING — Charleston wasn’t on the Wheeling Central radar back in March. But fast forward two months and the state tournament is clearly in focus for the Maroon Knights. Coach Bo McConnaughy’s improving charges pocketed a 10-0 six-inning win over Ritchie County on Monday afternoon in ...

Wheeling Park Patriots Grab 1-0 Series Lead in Baseball Regional

MORGANTOWN — Wheeling Park coach Steve Myers raved about his defense prior to Monday’s Region One series opener at Morgantown, believing that’s the reason the Patriots have gotten this far. The team proved its coach right, saving several runs with diving stabs to help Wheeling Park hold ...

St. Clairsville Bats Keep Magic Alive

GNADENHUTTEN — Some times the hardest out to get in baseball is the final one. In this case, it was the 21st. St. Clairsville was one strike away from reaching that non-magical number Monday before pulling off a little magic of its own. Tyler Tonkovich was at the plate with a 1-2 count and ...

Wheeling Park Looking for First Softball State Crown

WHEELING — While Wheeling Park has had its share of competitive softball teams through the years, the Patriots have never brought home a West Virginia Class AAA championship. This week Coach Pat Durkin’s 13-11 record squad will have another opportunity to do just that, however, with ...

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Going For Four Straight Softball Titles

WHEELING — When you are the defending state champion in any sport and you return to the state tournament, the following season you are going to have a bullseye on your back. When you are the three-time defending state champions and you are Wheeling Central, that bullseye gets even bigger and ...

Barnesville Ousted From Postseason Play

BARNESVILLE — Jared Kernen continued his stellar season with another home run but the Shamrocks fell to Ridgewood 7-1 in Division III postseason play. Uryan Meade turned in a pair of hits and Aaron Marovich added a double as Barnesville’s memorable season came to an end. Edison 7 Martins ...

Warriors Clinch Finals Birth in OT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory on Monday night to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry ...

O’s Can’t Hold Off Yankees

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees, who trailed 6-1 after four innings and 7-3 after six. At that ...

Koepka Handles Stress And Reaps Rewards

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in ...

Wheeling Central Lacrosse Back On Top After Winning State Championship

WHEELING — It takes a team. Throughout the season, the Wheeling Central lacrosse team has become one unit — a family. On Saturday, that unit accomplished the ultimate goal by rallying around one another to capture the 2019 WVSLA Division I State Championship with an 11-8 victory over ...