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Moundsville enjoys return home in OVBL action

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GLEN DALE — Home sweet home! After struggling through an extended road trip to start the regular season because of restrictions in Marshall County due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Moundsville once again stepped onto the spacious John Marshall High School diamond Monday night. The ...

Shadyside, Bellaire shut down conditioning training

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SHADYSIDE — Strictly for precautionary reasons, Shadyside and Bellaire are suspending all athletic conditioning and skills training due to coronavirus concerns. Shadyside Director of Athletics John Triveri confirmed late Saturday that the decision was taking effect immediately. ...

Barton edges Moundsville 3-2

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CRESCENT — Matt Fouty was having the kind of day at the plate Sunday that hitters want to forget soon about. After laying down a sacrifice bunt in his first at-bat, he had struck out looking in his next two plate appearances. However, all of that was forgotten when he lined a 1-1 pitch ...

Grove staying ready and waiting

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WHEELING — Michael Grove feels good physically and he’s ready mentally. But, similar to all professional baseball players, the only game the Wheeling Park and West Virginia product continues to play is the waiting game. Along with the waiting game also comes a state of limbo, which ...

Post 159 to play as St. Clairsville Patriots

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s not quite the way Mike Muklewicz envisioned the summer of 2020. The Bridgeport High and Bethany College alum is entering his fifth season as manager of the St. Clairsville Post 159 baseball team, and his eighth overall. However, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic ...

Darryl Crews: A coach for all seasons

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WHEELING - A man for all seasons. Darryl Crews certainly fills the bill. He has been a Linsly School coaching dynamo for two-plus decades. Crews recently announced his retirement from coaching and teaching at the Leatherwood-based campus. He has coached the Cadets for 21 years. Amazingly, ...

St. C.’s Sorge to cheer at Ohio State

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Rachel Sorge really hadn’t given much thought to the idea of extending her cheering career beyond high school. Then, however, she simply decided that she would like to at least see how she stacked up, so she attended a college cheer combine. It turned out that the ...

First three selections named for Ferry Athletic HOF

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Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor coronavirus stays the Martins Ferry Athletic Hall of Fame Committee from completing its appointed task. OK, we apologize to the United States Postal Service for that one, but it’s true that “the show must go on” at least when it comes to selecting ...

Steelers’ Heyward: team will be united if it opts to protest

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social injustice. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and his teammates met it head on in 2017, when a miscommunication with left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva ...

Probe: Kobe Bryant pilot may have become disoriented in fog

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air ...

Poulter sets pace and Spieth turns it around at Hilton Head

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Ian Poulter and Mark Hubbard set the pace for good scoring through a brief spell of rain at Hilton Head. Jordan Spieth was pleasantly surprised to join the chase Thursday in the RBC Heritage. Poulter holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and finished with a 5-iron to 4 feet for ...

Cambridge joining the Buckeye 8 in 2021-22

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CAMBRIDGE — For the second time since its founding in 2005, the Buckeye 8 Athletic League is taking on new membership. By virtue of a 9-0 league vote earlier this month and Tuesday evenining’s approval by its board of education, Cambridge will become the 10th member of the ...

Wheeling to open football season against Notre Dame College

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WHEELING - The Mountain East Conference has issued its revised 2020 football schedule. The schedule is a 10-game, round-robin slate that includes Alderson Broaddus. Wheeling University will play five home games and five road contests in its second season of varsity competition. The Cardinals ...

NY Gov. Cuomo gives go-ahead for U.S. Open tennis in NY in August

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be held on its scheduled dates starting in late August — but without spectators — as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to ...

Tiz the Law is class of Belmont field and Triple Crown favorite

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer While there won’t be school buses of fans hoping to see a New York-bred horse make Belmont history, there is a busload of Triple Crown expectations heading into Saturday’s race. Seventeen years ago, Jack Knowlton and the other owners of Funny Cide ...

Coaches, players make best of NFL’s 1st virtual offseason

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and ...

Yankees president Levine calls for MLB talks to resume

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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees President Randy Levine called on the players’ association to resume negotiations with Major League Baseball to start the pandemic-delayed season. Levine said the money difference between the feuding sides was not the primary obstacle but rather issues such as ...

Tokyo Olympic board member would support another delay

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TOKYO (AP) — An executive board member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says another delay should be sought if the games can’t be held next year. The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suggestion comes from ...

Shadyside begins turf project

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SHADYSIDE — A dream and vision took another major step toward becoming a reality Monday morning. Shortly after Shadyside was forced to play a 2018 home playoff game at St. Clairsville’s Red Devil Stadium due to poor field conditions at Fleming Field, the wheels were put in motion on a ...