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Taylor, Pierro power Big Red past Potters

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STEUBENVILLE — After earning two nail-biting one-run victories to close out last week, Steubenville’s state-ranked baseball team started the new week with a little less stress. Seniors Alec Taylor and Gino Pierro drove home two runs apiece as Big Red rolled to an 8-1 victory over East ...

Redskins walk-off over Oak Glen with grand slam

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WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek saw its lead slip away in the top of the seventh inning against Oak Glen, but Ally Bevilacqua made sure the win did not get away in bottom half. With one out and the bases loaded, she crushed a walk-off grand slam over the left field wall to lift the Redskins to ...

Madonna rips Paden City in OVAC Class 1A semifinal

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WHEELING — Madonna was staring adversity in the face in the early going of an OVAC semifinal game against Paden City. A throwing error by the Blue Dons in the top of the first gave the Wildcats two runs, and ace pitcher Katie Gasvoda had a little trouble in the circle. However, the Madonna ...

Toronto is heading to Class 2A title game

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ELM GROVE — Toronto’s motto all season has been “finish.” The Red Knights had a pretty good season in 2017, but losses in the OVAC Tom Bechtel Tournament Class 2A championship game to Wheeling Central and a season-ending setback to Strasburg in the Division IV district tournament left ...

Red Riders score late, down Wheeling Park

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WEIRTON — The Weir softball team fell behind early against Wheeling Park, but the Red Riders scored five unanswered runs en route to a 5-2 victory on Monday. “We fell behind early, but the kids were able to dig deep,” Weir (12-6) head coach Frank Sisinni said. “They came back. They ...

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Geanangel wins HL honor YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State softball pitcher Paige Geanangel, an Indian Creek graduate, was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Geanangel went 1-0 with a save and an ERA of 0.81. She now ranks seventh on the all-time wins list at ...

Guentzel powers Pens to series win

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PHILADELPHIA — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs. He has established his playoff pedigree as a sensational scorer in just two ...

Pirates swept by Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr had quite a game for a guy who sat on the bench the first six innings. Altherr’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Phillies to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, giving Philadelphia its first four-game sweep over the Pirates in 24 ...

Cavs even series with Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James has been the first-round king for 12 years. On Sunday night, he needed Kyle Korver’s 3-point shooting to put him in position to extend his reign. The two combined for all of Cleveland’s points in a late 10-2 run, helping the Cavaliers to a 104-100 victory ...

Ramirez home runs lift Indians

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BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Indians figured it would only be a matter of time before their struggling offense provided some support to a solid starting rotation. Jose Ramirez and the rest of the batting order finally got into a groove Sunday, and the result was a 14-hit attack that carried ...