St. C.’s Banks named OVAC Coach of the Year

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ernie Banks couldn’t believe what he was hearing. The St. Clairsville swimming coach actually had to do a double take. But, the news was true and accurate. Banks, who led his Red Devils girls team to a season of many firsts in program history, was named the 2021 ...

Maynard fends off Moundsville

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GLEN DALE — The Ohio Valley Baseball League race suddenly got a little tighter Wednesday night thanks to the right arm of Mackenzie Koehler and the bat of Eric Banal. Koehler needed just 90 pitches in hurling a three-hitter as surging Maynard (9-4) made quick work of first-place ...

Keep golf simple and fun to learn for adults and kids

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I am a huge advocate of making sure the game of golf is fun. I have Women’s Beginner Clinics where I preach tee up the golf ball everywhere you go, fairway, rough, tee box. The game is hard for adults to learn and why should we make it harder than it must be? The same is true for Juniors. A ...

Grandal, White Sox end 5-game skid, beat Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run double and the Chicago White Sox stopped a five-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Wednesday. Leury Garcia added a home run as the AL Central leaders ended their longest skid of the season. Chicago starter Dylan Cease ...

Grant accepts Olympic bid, pushes U.S. roster to 12

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USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games, after Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Detroit’s Jerami Grant accepted invitations Wednesday to join the team that will try to win the program’s fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. LaVine’s decision was confirmed by his ...

USA Gymnastics Trials set to open

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is trying to shift the narrative away from the Larry Nassar scandal. President Li Li Leung wants to talk about the progress it has made over the last three years. The safeguards it is putting in place to prevent sexual abuse. The programs that focus on ...