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Toronto’s Perkins named OVAC Coach of the Year

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TORONTO — Brian Perkins etched his name into illustrious company last June when he led the Toronto baseball team to the Division IV state baseball championship. Thursday evening, he joined another illustrious club. The personable Red Knights skipper was announced as the 2020 winner ...

COVID-19 could sack Davis for summer

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The global COVID-19 pandemic could possibly do something that not many defensive players have done in Nate Davis’s football career. For nearly a decade, Davis, a former 5th round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers after a standout career at Ball State University, ...

Belmont Classic Cars is weekend sponsor of NASCAR’s No. 53

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Rick Ware Racing (RWR) welcomes back Belmont Classic Cars as the primary sponsor on board the No. 53 Chevrolet, for this weekend’s Super Heroes 500 presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bayley Currey will be back behind the wheel of the No. 53 RWR Chevrolet, ...

Players call MLB proposal ‘extremely disappointing’

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely ...

Quieter Mayfield knows this season vital for him

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Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he’s used to reflect and forget a season that didn’t go well for the Browns’ brash quarterback. He’s also worked on his golf game. “I’ve always been a high-effort guy,” he said. “I am swinging hard ...

Analysis: NFL blew it with pass interference reviews

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Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome. And the missed call — one of the worst officiating gaffes in pro football memory. Not only did it likely prevent the New Orleans Saints from winning the conference title, and ...

Youth, prep sports teams back to work

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YORKVILLE — Tuesday was the first day that members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association were permitted to practice football under specific guidelines outlined by the organization due to ther global COVID-19 pandemic. Buckeye Local was the first area squad to hit the field as head ...

Running on empty? Charity events wary in time of COVID-19

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It wasn’t exactly the finish line Ali Riecke had in mind. The 27-year-old had envisioned something more tropical when she signed up to participate in her second “Run Across Haiti,” an ambitious eight-day, 200-mile tour of the impoverished Caribbean nation sponsored by the nonprofit ...

Keselowski picks up win in Charlotte

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories. Chase Elliott lost two races in four days, both in heartbreaking fashion. Jimmie Johnson had a shot ...

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as the real thing

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AP Golf Writer Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn’t miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. The PGA Tour is set to return in just over two weeks, and it has a tough act to ...

Now 47, Colon still hoping to pitch again in major leagues

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon refuses to entertain the idea of retirement. It doesn’t matter that he didn’t pitch in 2019 and that on Sunday he turned 47. He craves one more shot in the majors. “I’m not retired. That’s not in my mind,” Colon told The Associated Press in a ...

OVAC Coach of the year finalists named

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And then there were five. That is all that remains in the quest to be named the 2020 OVAC Coach of the Year, which will be presented Thursday as part of the virtual OVAC Banquet of Champions. The Coach of the Year Award, which has been given annually since 1969, recognizes the fall and ...

Post 159 baseball pays respect

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Memorial Day is all about remembering those that gave their lives so that we can have our freedom. Even though St. Clairsville Post 159 won’t be playing American Legion baseball this summer due to the lasting concerns surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, members of ...

Area coaches react to OHSAA’s 2021 football tourney expansion

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There isn’t much — if anything — in high school sports that captivates a school or community like a deep run in the postseason. The Ohio High School Athletic Association — with the urging of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association — is giving four more schools in each ...

Steubenville Legion to play independently this summer

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STEUBENVILLE — Although American Legion baseball has been sidelined for the summer, on both the national and state levels due to the global COVID-19 epidemic, there will be ‘independent’ baseball played in Jefferson County in 2020. According to Anthony Pierro, who managed Jefferson ...

Baseball talent sparkled on prep diamonds

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WHEELING - A week ago we showcased many of the best prep baseball teams in the Ohio Valley. Now the spotlight shines on the premier diamond players as submitted by our readers. Just as with the teams, unfortunately some prep standouts may fall through the cracks while others have been ...