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Logano wins in OT over Truex and Busch

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of ...

Toronto wins Division IV state baseball championship

AKRON — When Nate Karaffa unleashed his fastball one final time, nothing went through his mind except finishing the job. It wasn’t his career, his individual accomplishments, how he and his teammates always dreamed of this moment or even how he’ll look in an Ohio State uniform next year. ...

Wheeling’s Nickell wins Bordas & Bordas golf tourney

WHEELING — The kid can play. Jacob Nickell, 19, let loose on a windy Crispin Course on Sunday and caught fire down the stretch to win his second Bordas and Bordas Amateur Golf Classic in the last three years. What makes it even more impressive is that he claimed both titles before his 20th ...

Red Devils run ends in Akron

AKRON — Sometimes you simply have to tip your cap to the opposing team, and specifically the pitcher. Such was the case for St. Clairsville Saturday morning at Canal Park in the OHSAA Division II state semifinals. The Red Devils came to the Rubber City scoring better than six runs ...

St. C.’s Gallentine captains T-L softball team

MARTINS FERRY — While only one team —St. Clairsville — in the Times Leader coverage area claimed an OVAC championship on the softball diamond this season, a plethora of area players put forth outstanding efforts for their respective teams, thus earning a spot on the 2019 all-T-L ...

Wheeling Central will induct four into HoF

WHEELING — A quartet of standout performers from the 1990s have been selected for induction into the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s group of honorees includes former Maroon Knight greats Erin Bryson, Lisa Bober Miehle, Curtis McGhee and ...

Liberatore always available for Ferry youth

MARTINS FERRY — Ed Liberatore seems to always be available for the youth of Martins Ferry. Whether it be as an educator, coach or athletic worker, Liberatore has devoted most of his life to Purple Rider students. Martins Ferry’s track and cross country programs have benefited the ...

St. C. resident wins gold medal, sets world record in Armlifting

BETHESDA — While most moms were being wined and dined last month for Mother’s Day, St. Clairsville’s Melissa Dingey was setting a world record thousands of miles away in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Competing in the Armlifting Professional League World Championships, Dingey, a mother of ...

Gallentine chooses Muskingum Univ.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Taylor Gallentine surveyed a plethora of schools when searching for a place to land as a collegiate softball player. But just one checked off all the boxes for the St. Clairsville senior. Muskingum University will be Gallentine’s destination following an exhaustive ...

Six OV high schools form new Mid-Ohio Valley League

BRIDGEPORT — High school athletic scheduling is becoming more and more difficult in the Ohio Valley for several reasons. That is why leagues such as the Buckeye 8 are popular and effective. Scheduling becomes easier, providing ready-made opponents. That being the case, a new all-sports ...

Roughriders open playoffs tonight vs. New Jersey

WHEELING — The West Virginia Roughriders have only been in existence for one season. But what a season it has been for Ohio Valley football fans as the talented indoor team has roared to a 10-0 record in American Arena League action. “I’m very excited about being 10-0. We’ve got a ...

St. Clairsville ready for state baseball tournament

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tom Sliva said in March that he had a good feeling about his 2019 St. Clairsville baseball team. But did he think it could march all the way to the state tournament? In a way, yes. Yes he did. “We really thought we had a talented team that could play good baseball,” ...

Role players key in St. C. baseball success

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Between them, they have only 16 at-bats this spring. But Quintin Elerick, Robby Kain, Boe Dudek, Christian Simmons and Luke Jozwiak are more than just “subs” in Tom Sliva’s eyes. They’re integral parts of a squad that is two wins away from St. Clairsville’s first ...

Cunningham soaking in entire tourney run

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Being in the right place at the right time can certainly be beneficial in a lot of ways. Gary Cunningham just happened to be running the clock for a variety of winter sporting events at St. Clairsville High School where his daughter, Jenna, went to school when head ...

Wheeling Rec. Shootout set to open Saturday

WHEELING — Basketball championships are won in March. But, the path those to winter wins begins in June. For many teams — 28 to be exact — the path includes a stop in Wheeling as the 30th annual Wheeling Recreation Shootout tips off this weekend at a myriad of gymnasiums throughout ...

Toronto set for fourth state tourney

TORONTO — Make no mistake about it, Toronto is a baseball city. With all of the Red Knights’ success under Coach Brian Perkins and the years prior, there’s just something special about it that other area schools cannot match. Football is football, and Sean Tucker is building something ...

Five area softball players named second-team all-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Seven local softball players have been named all-state by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. Five were selected to the second teams in their respective divisions while another pair earned honorable mention status. St. Clairsville’s Taylor Gallentine ...