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OVAC coaches up to challenge

BETHANY — As it pertains to game preparations, football coaches are regimented to maximizing every second of the seven-day work week. The challenge that Ohio’s Andrew Connor and West Virginia’s Mike Eddy face in the days leading up to Saturday’s 74th-annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star ...

Weirton drops out of Area 1 tourney

The Weirton Post 10 Legion baseball team’s season has come to an unanticipated end. The West Virginia Area 1 Legion Tournament is scheduled to get under way at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the I-470 Complex, however, Weirton and Moundsville Post 3 will no longer be taking part in it as the two ...

Edison offering students OHSAA officiating classes

RICHMOND — JoAnn Stagani has sat in on plenty of OVAC and OHSAA meetings, consistently hearing about the dire need for officials in all of high school sports. The Edison athletic director is preparing to help do her part to increase the number of officials. After consistently talking to ...

Goldschmidt’s grand slam in 10th lifts Cards by Pirates 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth career grand slam in the top of the 10th and right fielder Jose Martinez threw out the tying run at the plate to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. Goldschmidt took an offering from Clay ...

Penguins sign F Zach Aston-Reese

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to arbitration. “We were ...

Clevinger, Indians beat Blue Jays 7-3

TORONTO (AP) — Mike Clevinger dodged a scare on his first batter of the game to turn in another strong start for the surging Cleveland Indians. Clevinger pitched seven innings to win his third straight decision, Oscar Mercado homered and tripled, and Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 ...

BDA Elite 16U softball squad finishes second in World Series

The Weirton-based BDA Elite 16U girls softball team participated in the North American All Sanctioned World Series at Berliner Park in Columbus. It finished in second place out of 52 teams in the bracket (107 total), going 8-2. From left, front, are Brooke Ohler (Brooke), Rebekah Shoemaker ...

Hoskins’ 11th-inning homer lifts Phillies over Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. After all, there had been a rain delay a little earlier. Kapler soon realized he was wrong. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian ...

Shane Lowry wins the British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a ...

Lindor hits foul ball that injures child; Tribe tops K.C.

CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor wasn’t thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season ...