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St. Clairsville turns back Harrison, 9-5

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The old adage ‘it’s hard to beat a team three times in the same season’ came into play once again. Harrison Central had handed St. Clairsville a pair of decisive setbacks earlier this season by scores of 11-1 and 22-5. The Red Devils (6-12) turned the tables with a ...

Wheeling Park too much for Harrison Central

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WHEELING — Unlike last year, the Wheeling Park senior baseball players got their day in the sun on Thursday. The Patriots celebrated Senior Day with clutch hitting and clutch pitching in an 8-3 victory over Harrison Central on Patriot Field. After Kobe Mitchell drove in a run for the ...

Union Local edges River in baseball; Bellaire girls win

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MORRISTOWN — Union Local pushed all six of its runs across in its final three at bats to stun invading River, 6-5 Thursday afternoon. Senior Tyler Gummere came on in relief and earned the win. Offensively, the Jets were led by senior Luke Merritt, who had two singles and three RBI. Ayden ...

Carter scores four goals as Pens blast Sabres

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night. The 36-year-old Carter, acquired from Los Angeles at the trade deadline, beat Michael Houser ...

Mickelson shoots 64, leads by 2

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 50-year-old Mickelson kept his focus Thursday at Quail Hollow and blistered the course for a 7-under 64 to ...

Mandaloun and Essential Quality won’t run in Preakness

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Kentucky Derby favorite Essential Quality and runner-up Mandaloun will not run against Medina Spirit in the Preakness, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday. Cox said he’ll skip the second jewel of the Triple Crown with those two horses and Caddo River, who ...

Indians top Royals for 4-game sweep

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Triston McKenzie bounced back from a rugged start to pitch one-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Thursday. It was the fifth straight loss for the Royals, who came into the ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Rhys Francis

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Favorite Food? Steak. Favorite Class? Government. Favorite thing to watch on Netflix? Naruto. What social media platform do you use most? Snapchat. Favorite Quote(s)? “Work in silence.” If they were to make a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? Will Ferrell. If you ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: LAUREN MCFARLAND

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Favorite Food? Wings. Favorite Class? Math. Favorite thing to watch on Netflix? Grey’s Anatomy What social media platform do you use most? Snapchat Favorite Quote(s)? “Two things you can control, attitude and effort.” If they were to make a movie about your life, who would you want ...

WVU product Means throws no hitter for O’s

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SEATTLE (AP) — John Means threw the major leagues’ third no-hitter this season and came within a wild pitch on a third strike of a perfect game, pitching the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 6-0 Wednesday. Means (4-0) struck out 12 and walked none. Seattle’s runner was Sam ...

Pirates fall to San Diego, 4-2

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Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Wednesday night to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save in 11 chances. Craig Stammen (2-1) got the final out of the ...

Resilient Indians rally past Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Naylor homered in the ninth inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Naylor greeted Wade Davis (0-1) with a leadoff drive to right for his second homer. Nick Wittgren (2-1) struck out the side in ...

Field is set as Class 4A, 5A school complete qualifying

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The field is set. Qualifying for Saturday's OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship Meet concluded Tuesday evening once again under a mixed bag of weather conditions at St. Clairsville's Red Devil Stadium. With the 1A/2A and 3A schools in the clubhouse, the 4A and 5A ...

Class 1A/2A and 3A schools get qualifying week started

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half the field is set. The annual OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship got under way in a mixed bag of weather conditions at Red Devil Stadium Monday evening. The 1A/2A and 3A classifications began their quests for the conference title with qualifying rounds in ...

Davis to join Ball State’s Hall of Fame

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Nate Davis is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in the history of Ball State University football. The strong-armed Bellaire native threw for nearly 10,000 yards from 2006-08 for the Cardinals. For his contributions to the program, Davis is one of seven members of the 2021 Ball State ...

Flyers easily skate past Penguins, 7-2

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to an easy 7-2 victory over the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Joel Farabee had a goal and two assists and Shayne Gostisbehere, Wade ...

Records fall on Day 2 of MEC Championships

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GLENVILLE, W.Va. – West Liberty University track and field athletes shattered school and meet records while winning multiple events here Monday as the Mountain East Conference championships splashed their way through a second day of competition at Glenville State’s Morris Stadium. The ...

Browns take chance on troubled DT McDowell

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are giving Malik McDowell the chance to revive an NFL career stopped by some serious legal trouble. Cleveland signed the free agent defensive tackle and former Seattle draft pick and five undrafted free agents Monday. Selected in the second by the Seahawks in ...