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Wheeling Park Softball Secures Third Straight Victory, Downs Oak Glen

By ANDREW GRIMM For The Intelligencer NEW MANCHESTER — Wheeling Park coach Pat Durkin called starting pitcher Kacy Long a “tough girl” following Thursday night’s 8-3 win at a soggy Oak Glen softball field. She proved to be too tough for the Golden Bears, overcoming an early line ...

Nova Survives Saint Mary’s

HARTFORD, Conn. — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its national title as the Wildcats slogged through the deliberate pace set by determined St. Mary’s. Villanova had three players in double figures, led for almost 33 minutes but never by more than eight points, and finally ...

Kang’s Grand Slam Lifts Bucs

Jung Ho Kang hit a game-ending grand slam to lift Pittsburgh to a 7-5 victory over Baltimore on Thursday. Kang also secured a double for the Pirates. Jonah Davis, a 15th-round pick in last year’s draft, hit two home runs in his first career spring training game, and Francisco Cervelli ...

Penguins Beat Predators in SO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby’s goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday night, ending the Penguins’ three-game losing streak. Bryan Rust scored in regulation for the Penguins, who moved into a second-place tie with the New York Islanders in the ...

Hundred Baseball Returns 10 Lettermen for 2019 Season

HUNDRED — Coach Ron Dennis took over a Hundred baseball program that was steeped in losing with no home field. He enters Year 2 at the Hornets’ helm with a much brighter outlook. “I took over a program last year that had not won a game in five years. Our theme was a ‘New ...

Bonnie McGlumphy Now In Charge of Hundred Softball Program

By BUBBA KAPRAL HUNDRED — For the fourth consecutive year, the Hundred softball program has a new head coach. Bonnie McGlumphy is now in charge of the Hornets. Thelma Zirkle is the team’s new assistant. They replace head coach Lee Ann Snedden and long-time assistant Roger Tustin. The ...

Ichiro Walks Off Into History In ‘Sayonara’ at Tokyo Dome

TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he’d go on hitting forever. But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said “sayonara.” Now 45, Ichiro Suzuki left the Tokyo Dome field ...

Steve Myers Excited To Be Back at Alma Mater Wheeling Park to Coach Baseball

WHEELING — Steve Myers has been surrounded by great coaches his entire life. From coaching alongside the likes of West Liberty Hall of Famer Bo McConnaughy to Wheeling Park great Chad Stout, Myers has learned from the best. Now, it’s his turn. This offseason, Myers accepted the head ...

Wise Hurls John Marshall Softball Past Brooke

GLEN DALE — Pitching was the major question mark entering the season for the always-strong John Marshall softball team. Veteran coach Ed West had to replace a pair of hurling gems in Lauren Garcia and Carli Lightner from last year’s state runner-up squad. Sophomore Tessa Wise relieved ...

Weir Outslugs Linsly Softball, 14-5

WHEELING — After being no-hit in its last outing, all it took Weir was a couple of early seeing-eye hits to get the Red Riders going. The visitors (2-1) scored a trio of runs in each of the first three innings Wednesday night and Sophia Mikula’s fifth-inning grand slam capped a 14-5 ...

Oak Glen Offense Gets Going Against Madonna

NEW MANCHESTER — Through the first five games this season, the Oak Glen softball team has struggled producing runs offensively. The main reason the Golden Bears have been playing well is pitching, with Janaya Montgomery and Maddie McKay leading the way. Montgomery and McKay performed well ...

Weir Thumps Wheeling Central

WEIRTON — After a mercy rule loss to Linsly on Tuesday, the Weir baseball team came together during an early workout to get back on track. It worked, as the Red Riders bounced back and defeated Wheeling Central, 10-0, in five innings Wednesday evening at Edwin J. Bowman Field. “That ...

Hustle Plays Lead West Virginia To CBI Win Over GCU

MORGANTOWN – Hustle plays. You can’t win without them and that was the case Wednesday night at the Coliseum as West Virginia (15-20) played host to a Grand Canyon University (20-14) squad that reached the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament. For the first 19 ...

ROUNDUP: Park Softball Wins Second Straight Game

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Park won its second game in a row on Wednesday with an 8-3 triumph over Parkersburg. Ashley Linder earned the win with a strikeout and two walks in a complete game effort. Kieran Johnson paced the Park (2-3) offense with two doubles and a RBI, while catcher Mahayla ...

Cyclones Top Nailers to Clinch Division Title

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Cyclones became the second team to clinch a division title, as they defended their home ice with a 4-1 victory over the Wheeling Nailers on Wednesday night. Michael Phillips netted the lone goal of the night for Wheeling, which came shorthanded in the middle ...

Arizona State Moves On

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory Wednesday night, 74-65 over St. John’s in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Sun Devils (23-10) will play Mid-American Conference champion ...

76ers Too Much For Celtics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory. Tobias Harris added 21 points ...

Mariners Clip A’s In Season Opener, 9-7

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd that came to salute Ichiro Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 ...