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Post 1 wins second-place bracket title

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ELM GROVE — When it comes to the Beast of the East Tournament, there may be no team that is more of a beast on Sunday than Manager Mark Delbrugge and his Wheeling Post 1 squad. Entering this season, Post 1 had twice captured the Second Place Tournament by winning three games on a Sunday. ...

Fillipovich earns ‘ultra runner’ title

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CANAL FULTON — Jennifer Fillipovich wears a lot of titles proudly. Things like wife, mom, coach and teacher jump out. Most recently, however, she added a title that not too many have the opportunity to wear. How about ultra runner? The Bridgeport teacher and coach earned that ...

Ohio backfield options named for OVAC Game

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MARTINS FERRY — Prior to selecting his roster for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, Ohio head coach Karl Justus spent a lot of time looking at film to get guys that would fit his spread system. He thinks he’s found the ideal pieces, too. Justus has named his backfield ...

Post 159 posts fifth straight victory in Beast

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BETHANY — Another day, another rally for Post 159. After falling behind 3-1 Saturday morning at Bethany Park’s Russ Schwertfeger Field, St. Clairsville scored seven unanswered runs en route to an 11-4 victory against the WHC Renegades in a 19U Beast of the East pool play contest under ...

Field workers keep the Beast running

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BETHANY — For Justin Corsi, there’s no place he’d rather be. Yes, the press box he’s sitting in can be uncomfortable at times. Yes, the conditions in it are hot and sticky. And, yes, the days are long. But, it’s baseball. ‘‘It’s definitely a lot of hours,’’ Corsi ...

Donnelly bringing Tri-State Baseball Camp to Wheeling

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ELM GROVE — Rich Donnelly has found himself doing and seeing a lot of new things summer. Things like American Legion baseball games and what the Ohio Valley looks like this time of the year. For the first time in 50 years, Donnelly isn’t on a professional baseball coaching staff, so ...

Martins Ferry Hall of Fame adds six more

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A half-dozen athletes who excelled in the first half of the 1990s complete the Class of 2017 for the Martins Ferry Athletic Hall of Fame. The six inductees announced today include Ricky Ray (Class of 1991), Jim Duncan (Class of 1992), Josh Lucas (Class of 1993), Chrissy Martin (Class of ...

St. Clairsville Post 159 scores two more wins

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BETHANY — St. Clairsville Post 159 played 11 innings of baseball Friday. And, in those 11 innings, manager Mike Muklewicz’s squad scored in 10 of those. That translates into a 4-0 mark heading into today’s finale of pool play in the 29th annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East ...

Offensive woes plague Post 1 16U squad in Beast of the East

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SHADYSIDE — John Michael Brunner — the head coach of Wheeling Post 1’s 16U squad — summed it up quite well Friday afternoon after watching his squad drop to 0-3 with a combined 14 errors in its outings. “The Beast is literally a beast,” Brunner said. The former Linsly and ...

Ohio Dominican holds satellite camp at Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — The start of practices for the upcoming high school football season is just over four weeks away. Some 50 area players got a little advance training Friday evening at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. For the first time, the facility played host to a college football ...

West Virginia backs set for OVAC Game

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MCMECHEN — John Durdines and his coaching staff were looking for a common trait when they started choosing their skill position players for the 72nd annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. “In a game like this, flexibility is big,” Durdines said. “We looked for kids who could play ...

Maynard advances; Shadyside remains alive in OVBL playoffs

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MAYNARD — The names on the roster may change from season to season, but there’s one constant with Maynard — somehow it finds its way to the championship series of the Ohio Valley Baseball League. For the fifth summer in a row, Maynard has punched its ticket to the best-of-5 showdown. It ...

BMAC Scramble slated for Moundsville CC on July 20

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MOUNDSVILLE — Supporters of West Virginia University athletics will hit the links later this month for one of the area’s largest fundraisers for Mountaineer sports. The Belmont-Mountaineer Athletic Club — better known as BMAC — will play host to its annual golf scramble Thursday, July ...

St. C. wins two games

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BETHANY — Perhaps Bailey McGrath’s bat rattling rattled Post 159 on Thursday afternoon? McGrath, the ex-St. Clairsville American Legion standout now assisting Manager Mike Muklewicz, kicked down a standing group of bats as Post 159 exited the field trailing the Ontario Outlaws, 4-1, ...

Mudcats fall in 14U bracket

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ELM GROVE — Often times local teams don’t get the chance to meet up in the giant Beast of the East tournament. Wheeling Post 1 and the Ohio Valley Mudcats not only played, but they met in their mutual opening game Thursday morning at the gorgeous new Geno’s Field at the Chambers ...

Marshall Co. stuns Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — Nearly two weeks off and a 39-year-old pitcher cooled off the red-hot Shadyside bats Thursday night. Jesse Nixon, a veteran righthander, scattered six hits and fifth-seeded Marshall County continued its solid play with a 3-0 blanking of the top-seeded Casketmakers (15-2) on ...

Durdines sets staff for OVAC Game

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MARTINS FERRY — John Durdines isn’t sure what his coaching future holds. The long-time Bishop Donahue head coach has explored a few things, but isn’t ready to formally commit to anything ... just yet, anyway. However, one game he knows he has upcoming for certain is the OVAC Rudy ...

Tomasello: Redshirting was the key

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WHEELING — Nathan Tomasello won four Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling titles while at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, compiling a fantastic won-loss record of 178-5 which included undefeated seasons his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns. He also won an NCAA ...

Cadiz Post 34 withdraws from Beast of the East

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CADIZ — The Beast of the East Baseball Tournament is a grind. To be able to compete well, especially in the 19U bracket, a team needs to have plenty of pitching. That’s been an issue for the Cadiz Post 34 squad this summer, which led manager Jerry Graham to make a tough decision late ...

Maynard stays alive in OVBL

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MAYNARD — With its back to the wall, Maynard took advantage of two bad hops in evening its Ohio Valley Baseball League semifinal playoff series with visiting Wheeling Wednesday night on the Firemen’s Field diamond. The hosts (14-8) scored three times in the second and added a fourth tally ...