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Ohio State QB Barrett returns with something to prove

COLUMBUS — Social media and sports talk radio dripped with vitriol toward J.T. Barrett after Ohio State was embarrassed by Clemson in the College Football Playoff. The veteran quarterback had heard it all before. He shouldered the blame, shut out the noise and quickly announced his intention ...

Saturday baseball, softball in full swing throughout area

Steubenville beats Claymont CLAYMONT — The Steubenville baseball team jumped on host Claymont, scoring eight runs in the first three innings of a 15-3 victory Saturday afternoon in six innings. Michael Pierro, who earned the win on the bump, and Johnny Agresta each drove in four runs. ...

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FLYING HIGH —  Weir High shortstop Jacob Rosnick is in the air as he watches the ball go into center field as Wheeling Central’s Pat Brown steals second base. The Red Riders are 2-0 on the young season after the 5-3 victory Friday at Bowman Field.

WCCHS rallies to top Riders

WEIRTON — Weir was one strike away. Trailing by two entering the top of the seventh inning, the Wheeling Central baseball team tallied three runs with two outs to rally for a 6-5 victory over Weir Friday evening at Bowman Field. “It’s a heartbreaker,” Weir (1-1) head coach Jason ...

Dons blank Irish

WEIRTON — Madonna junior Katie Gasvoda struck out 12, walked two and threw a five-inning no-hitter in Friday’s 8-0 softball win over visiting Notre Dame at Starvaggi Park. The Blue Dons collected five hits, while the Irish committed seven errors. Gianna Mascio doubled for Madonna, which ...

Fairmont State to play for Division II national title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Forty minutes is all that separates Fairmont State and Northwest Missouri State from a national championship today. FSU and NWMS are the top two teams in the country and have been for much of the 2016-17 season. The Bearcats (34-1) are ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ...

Dale Jr. prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

FONTANA, Calif. — While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn’t help thinking about his first time. He still recalls his conversation with Tony Eury Jr., his cousin and crew chief, as he sat on that starting grid in Charlotte in ...

A day of dominance, survival at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas — Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the Dell Technologies Match Play. For three straight days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never let anyone get close to them in advancing out of their groups to the knockout stage. For just about ...

High school lineup

(Games at 5 p.m. unless noted) Today Track Steubenville, Brooke, Edison, Weir, Buckeye Local, Catholic Central, Oak Glen, Indian Creek at Early Bird at Harding (9 a.m. field, 10 a.m. running, Noon finals) Harrison Central at Claymont Invitational Softball Toronto at Weir (DH), ...

Red Riders sweep the Cadets

WHEELING — The Weir High baseball team has some lofty goals for the 2017 campaign. The Red Riders did nothing to lower those expectations in their season debut Thursday afternoon. Coach Jason Angle’s veteran charges turned in a most impressive performance at Holloway Field, downing Linsly ...

Rosnick belts 2 bombs for softball squad

WEIRTON — Alivia Rosnick had a day she will never forget. The Weir sophomore pitcher struck out four batters, she belted two home runs and finished with three RBIs to lead the Weir softball team to a 10-2 five-inning victory over Linsly Thursday at home. Leading 4-2 going into the bottom ...