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Bridgeport To Play Football Games At Martins Ferry Again

BRIDGEPORT — It’s been nearly two years since the 100-year-old home bleachers at Bill Jobko Stadium in Brookside were declared unsafe after an inspection by M&G Architects on Wheeling. Bridgeport High School was forced to play its 2018 ‘home’ games at the Dave Bruney Football ...

Giants Edge Pirates, 3-2

PITTSBURGH — Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn’t weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball would eventually find ...

Braves Rout Tribe Behind Donaldson

CLEVELAND — Josh Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland’s pitching for the second straight night, beating the Indians 11-5 Sunday. Donaldson belted a solo homer in the first and followed with a three-run shot in ...

Steubenville Rolls By Wheeling Park in OVAC 5A Semifinal

WHEELING — Coach Fred Heatherington and his Big Red baseball team were not worried about the magnitude of playing in an OVAC tournament game or about avenging an earlier season loss against Wheeling Park. They simply wanted to play their game. His players made sure they did. Steubenville ...

Barnesville Too Much For Union Local in OVAC 3A Semifinal

BARNESVILLE — The third and fourth innings of Saturday evening’s OVAC Class 3A baseball semifinal presented both Barnesville and Union Local with an opportunity to get the upper hand on snapping what was a 1-1 deadlock. In the two innings combined, the Shamrocks put six runners on base, ...

Linsly Girls Win Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — Temperatures are climbing and times are dropping. Such was the case Saturday at sun-drenched Fleming Field for the 48th running of the Shadyside Relays. With the OVAC Cal Giffin Track Championship slated to begin qualifying rounds two weeks from Monday, area teams got another ...

Tucker Homers in Debut as Pirates Take Care of Giants

PITTSBURGH — Cole Tucker’s day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed by the prospect of his major league ...

76ers Take Down Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead. Embiid also had a flagrant foul that led to a scuffle and two ...

Capitals Rock Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round. Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and ...

Bishop Donahue Graduate Travis Tellitocci Is Thriving in OVC Post

WHEELING — It’s a long journey from Benwood to Nashville via New York. But it is one that Travis Tellitocci has navigated quite successfully. The Bishop Donahue High School graduate continued his academic career at Marist University. After picking up his college diploma in 2004 from the ...

West Liberty Offense Prevails In Entertaining Spring Game

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University football team brought down the curtain on a productive spring with an entertaining Black and Gold scrimmage Saturday afternoon before a strong turnout at sun-splashed West Family Stadium. The Black (offense) prevailed by a 36-27 count over the Gold ...

King to continue basketball career at WVU Tech

Keondre’ King is heading for West Virginia University Tech to continue his academic and athletic careers. In his time at Wheeling Park, King collected 1,069 career points. As a senior, he helped the Patriots to the OVAC 5A champioinship game and the W.Va. Class AAA Regional Final. In ...

Edison Defeats Cambridge in OVAC 4A Semifinal

RICHMOND — Edison scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 6-0 victory over Cambridge in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal matchup. The Wildcats will ace off against the winner of Meadowbrook and St. Clairsville. The Red Devils and Colts will play Monday. George Ash went the distance ...