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Martins Ferry Athletic HOF names five for Class of ’19

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Year six for the Martins Ferry High School Athletic Hall of Fame includes a reduction in the number of selections, but the level of excellence remains just as high for the Class of 2019. The first five choices for the “hall” this year are William H. (Bill) Dorsey from the Class of 1933; ...

Wheeling Central Hall of Fame adds to Class of ’19

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By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor WHEELING — Two multi-sport standouts and an outstanding wrestler have been chosen for induction into the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s group of honorees features former Maroon Knight greats Courtney ...

St. Clairsville squad boasts veteran lineup

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Expectations are always high every summer when it comes to St. Clairsville Post 159 American Legion baseball. With the deep and magical run that St. Clairsville made to the Division II state Final Four, those expectations are a little higher than usual this summer for ...

Pirates bury Marlins

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MIAMI (AP) — Steven Brault nearly had a very brief outing. Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he stayed in the game. Brault scattered eight hits over six innings, and the Pirates stopped a seven-game slide by routing the Miami Marlins 11-0 on Friday night. Brault (3-1) was hit on ...

Bauers hits for cycle in Tribe victory

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DETROIT (AP) — Needing a home run for the cycle, Jake Bauers had a conversation with teammate Shane Bieber before heading to the plate in the eighth inning. “I told him, ‘I don’t know man, I think I’m just going to try and stay left-center, hit a base hit where the shortstop should ...

Landry: Mayfield comments a ‘non-issue’

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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry’s not worried about the Browns bickering. The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn’t believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield made about disgruntled running back Duke Johnson will affect chemistry for a Cleveland team ...

OV Unsung Hero: McVicker an institution at Trail

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OLD WASHINGTON — Time is something Tom McVicker has plenty of these days. The Guernsey County native is retired from a distinguished educational career in his own backyard, allowing him and his wife of 50 years, Cynthia, to spend a lot of that time with their children and ...

Post 159 drops home opener

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Good pitching will beat good hitting 99 percent of the time. It did 100 percent of the time Saturday. Tyler Bradford struck out 14 batters as Beverly-Lowell Post 389/750 spoiled the home opener of St. Clairsville Post 159 with a 3-1 win in game 1 of an American Legion ...

Roughriders preparing for conference title game

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WHEELING — Are you ready for some football ... indoor-style? If so, WesBanco Arena is the place to be Saturday night. West Virginia entertains West Michigan for the American Arena League’s Northern Conference championship inside WesBanco Arena. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and all fans are ...

Wheeling rallies past Barton

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ELM GROVE — All good things have to come to an end. Billy Timko knows that. “We weren’t going to go undefeated,” veteran Barton manager Billy Timko said after his squad dropped a 4-3 decision to homestanding Wheeling in Ohio Valley Baseball League action on Cpt. David VanCamp Memorial ...

Backup job to Big Ben up for grabs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

Atlanta rallies in 9th; down Pirates in 11

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ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley knew he had a good chance to score from first base as soon as Ozzie Albies made contact. The power-hitting left fielder just didn’t know whether he’d get the green light from third base coach Ron Washington. “I knew it was in the gap, so run as hard as I ...

Black Bears open fifth season Friday

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — Friday will be filled with new beginnings — for players and coaches — as the West Virginia Black Bears open their fifth season as members of the New York-Penn League. As a destination for promising young talent in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, the Black ...

Errors doom Brilliant in setback to Wheeling

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CONNORVILLE — A good American Legion baseball team like Wheeling Post 1 doesn’t need much help. When the opposition starts giving it more than three outs in an inning, watch out. That was such the case Tuesday night on Bill Mazeroski Field at Buckeye Local High School as Post 1 (5-3) ...

Post 159 debuts with 14-0 victory

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — St. Clairsville Post 159 didn’t look, or play, Tuesday night like an American Legion baseball team that was getting together for the first time, literally. Making its long-awaited season debut due to the magical run the St. Clairsville High School team made to the ...

Warriors hang on to stay alive in Finals

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TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a ...

Wheeling Recreation Boys Basketball Shootout Scores

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Wheeling Recreation Shootout Mt. Lebanon 50, Logan Elm 41 M — Hoffman 22 L — Sailor 11 Mt. Lebanon 70, Western Reserve 59 M — Hoffman 16 W — Rowlinson 13 Dalton 71, Western Reserve 54 D —Wenger 30 W — Rowlinson 13 Dalton 66, Parkersburg South 65 D — Wenger ...

Braves fend off Pirates

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acura Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe ...

Durant returns from injury; then hurts his Achilles

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TORONTO (AP) — Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was ...

Bruins’ consistency faces final test in Game 7 vs. Blues

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins’ morning skate. “I don’t know what you’re expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... ...