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Phillips showcases voice at Reds game

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Growing up in Monroe County, Kenny Phillips remembers how his mom and dad would make he and his sister sit together in the backseat of the car and sing so they wouldn’t fight. Little did he know that strategy to create harmony on family excursions would one day lead to a rewarding, and ...

Menendez named Bellaire softball coach

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BELLAIRE — Dave Menendez and coaching girls softball go hand-in-hand. The Bellaire High grad has coached hundreds of girls of all ages in countless leagues. He now has a new and cherished coaching gig. Menendez was hired Aug. 12 by the Bellaire Board of Education to be the high ...

WCC grad Stein seeks to defend Maryland state title

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WHEELING — After winning a state football championship, what do you do for an encore? That is the question at hand for Kurt Stein. The Wheeling Central product guided Oakdale High to the Maryland Class AA state title last fall. Maryland has four grid classifications. The state ...

Clark to headline card at W.Va. Pen

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MOUNDSVILLE — Travis “The Terror” Clark will headline “Judgment Day” on Saturday, Sept. 21, inside the former West Virginia State Penitentiary when he meets 38-year-old Thad Berkhousen in a heavyweight bout scheduled for six rounds. The 13-fight card is sponsored by Revolution ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Area harriers fare well at Claymont

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URICHSVILLE — Bellaire’s Jacob Defibaugh registered a second-place finish and Martins Ferry’s boys were third Saturday morning in the Small School Division event at the Claymont Early Bird Cross Country Invitational at Claymont High School. Defibaugh, a junior, crossed the finish line ...

Belancic steps down as Wheeling CC track coach

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WHEELING — Making tough decisions are simply part of life. Eric Belancic fully realizes and understands that, but that doesn’t make them any easier. He learned that the hard way this week when he submitted his letter of resignation as head track and field coach to Wheeling Central ...

Off The Tee: O’Donnell Scramble draws large, impressive field

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Ohio Valley is home to numerous golf scrambles throughout the spring, summer and fall. However, last Saturday’s Cindy O’Donnell Foundation Scramble, which attracted a full field of 36 teams, is quickly climbing the list of premier events. The proceeds of the ...

Toronto spikers sweep Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Shelby Thomas recorded eight points, six digs and six assists Friday night, however Toronto still posted a 25-13, 25-18, 25-23 prep volleyball victory inside the Tolbert Gymnasium. Lakyn Goff added seven points for six digs for the Purple Riders (0-4), while Jordan Hughes ...

Tampa Bay rallies late to edge Browns, 13-12

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Gay kicked a 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 13-12 preseason victory over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. The rookie’s game-winner capped a 16-play drive lasting more than seven minutes. Cairo Santos booted a ...

Reyes’ hit sends Bucs past Reds

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pablo Reyes hit a game-ending RBI single, driving in pinch-runner Joe Musgrove, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night. Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer ...

Big fourth inning keys Tribe victory

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand bounced back from his recent struggles to record his 30th save, Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Friday night. The All-Star closer, who had blown three consecutive saves, gave up a leadoff single ...

No. 8 Florida, Miami kick off college season

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ¢ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry. The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a packed stadium in Orlando, ...

Koepka pulls in front in Cup chase

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ATLANTA (AP) — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change — and for Rory McIlroy, why no one ...

Osaka at home in Flushing Meadows

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NEW YORK (AP) — Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her last month to say she wasn’t having fun playing has been ...

Steubenville girls rout Huskies, 10-0

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CADIZ — Jared Robinson’s goal for his Big Red girls soccer team is simple early in the season — get better every half. Steubenville did just that Thursday evening at Harrison Central, as it was in control most of the way to a 10-0 victory. “We came out and worked on things that we ...

Steubenville boys blank Harrison, 6-0

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CADIZ — It took the Steubenville boys soccer team a few more days than anticipated to start the 2019 season, but once it did, there was no slowing it down. Big Red put its team speed on full display Thursday evening at Harrison Central, controlling play throughout in a 6-0 win over the ...

St. Clairsville picks up first win; UL still perfect

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Shae Brookover had seven assists and Paige Sefsick smashed six kills Thursday evening as St. Clairsville topped Martins Ferry 25-13, 25-8, 25-16 on John Jenkins Court to earn its first prep volleyball victory season in its third try. Jordan Hughes had eight digs and four ...

Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth chart under new head coach Neal ...

Success to continue flowing at Creek

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By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor WINTERSVILLE - Andrew Connor is embarking on his 17th year at the helm of Indian Creek. During that time he has established a program that is steeped in a family-oriented atmosphere, ingrained in success. The Redskins went 8-3 last year, gaining ...