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Former Pittsburgh Pitching Coach Ray Miller Dies at Age 76

Ray Miller’s resume as a Major League pitching coach speaks for itself. The long-time coach tutored five, 20-game winners with the Baltimore Orioles as well as a pair of Cy Young Award winners before joining the Pirates staff where he worked with 1990 NL Cy Young winner Doug ...

Michael Grove To Start Tonight for Dodgers’ Double-A Affiliate

WHEELING — Wheeling Park grad and West Virginia University standout Michael Grove has been itching to get back on the mound in front of fans in a meaningful baseball game again. Well, he gets that chance tonight. Grove will take the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate, ...

Padres Take Series From Pittsburgh

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Wednesday night to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save in 11 chances. Craig Stammen (2-1) got the ...

WVU Product John Means Fires No-Hitter

SEATTLE (AP) — The clubhouse celebration that awaited former West Virginia University pitcher John Means was more than 50 years in the making for the Baltimore Orioles and more like a playoff berth being clinched rather than a Wednesday in May. Only a wild pitch in the dirt kept the ...

John Marshall Softball Roughs Up University, 15-0

GLEN DALE — Kadence Pettit blasted her second homer in two days, while adding a double and four RBI as John Marshall put it to visiting University, 15-0 in three innings on Wednesday. Tessa Wise belted a homer and a double and Ava Blake smashed a home run, as well, to go along with a three ...

Next Gen Car Finally Arrives

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer relevance. The Next Gen car, first ...

Oshie, Caps Top Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Oshie had a hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the depleted New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled game Wednesday night. Oshie beat Alexandar Georgiev 12 seconds into the middle period with a shot from the right circle with Rangers ...

Bucks Defeat Wizards

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Washington Wizards 135-134 on Wednesday night. JAZZ 126 SPURS 94 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 24 and ...

Wheeling Central Gearing Up For State Boys Basketball Tournament

CHARLESTON — For the Wheeling Central boys basketball team, the classification may be different, but the goal remains the same. With the new class realignment in the state basketball tournament, the Maroon Knights head to Charleston as the fifth seed in Class AAA. They will take on ...

Cameron Falls In State Boys Basketball Quarterfinals

CHARLESTON — The Cameron boys’ basketball team’s memorable season has come to an end. Playing in their first game inside the Charleston Coliseum, the seven-seeded Dragons led by as many as seven points in the second quarter against No. 2 seed Tug Valley. However the Panthers’ ...

John Marshall Bats Too Much For Wheeling Park Softball

GLEN DALE — The last time rivals Wheeling Park and John Marshall met on the softball field, the Monarchs tossed a one-hitter against the Patriots. On Tuesday the two met again and although Park was able to push some runs across the plate, John Marshall still powered to a 9-4 victory on its ...

Field Set For OVAC Track and Field Championships

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The field is set. Qualifying for Saturday’s OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship Meet concluded Tuesday evening once again under a mixed bag of weather conditions at St. Clairsville’s Red Devil Stadium. With the 1A/2A and 3A schools in the clubhouse, the 4A ...

Cameron Boys Set For State Tourney

CAMERON — The Cameron boys’ basketball team received a hero’s sendoff when leaving for Charleston on Monday morning for the state basketball tournament. The Dragons punched their ticket to state last week with a 59-44 victory over Tyler Consolidated in the Class A Regional Co-Final. Now ...

Track and Field Championships Underway in OVAC

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half the field is set. The annual OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship got under way in a mixed bag of weather conditions at Red Devil Stadium Monday evening. The 1A/2A and 3A classifications began their quests for the conference title with qualifying rounds in all ...

Giroux, Hayes Help Flyers Get Past Penguins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to an easy 7-2 victory over the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Joel Farabee had a goal and two assists and Shayne Gostisbehere, Wade ...

Local Trio Honored by Mountain East Conference

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The local trio of Tyler Blomquist (St. Clairsville graduate), Makenzie Amend (Wheeling Park) and Kat Donzella (Wheeling Park) were honored by the Mountain East Conference. Blomquist was named MEC Pitcher of the Week for the West Liberty baseball team after throwing a ...

Cleveland Takes Chance On McDowell

CLEVELAND — The Browns are giving Malik McDowell the chance to revive an NFL career stopped by some serious legal trouble. Cleveland signed the free agent defensive tackle and former Seattle draft pick and five undrafted free agents Monday. Selected in the second by the Seahawks in 2017, ...