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Heatherington’s 800th game is an OVAC Class 4A semifinal victory

STEUBENVILLE — The big inning made a big difference in Saturday’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal between St. Clairsville and Steubenville. Big Red, the defending 4A champion and the tournament’s top seed, did all its scoring in the home half of the second and held on for a 6-5 victory over the ...

Linsly bests CCHS

WHEELING — Linsly baseball coach Jay Cartwright really liked what he saw from his squad during Saturday’s 5-3 victory at Holloway Field against Steubenville Catholic Central in an OVAC Class 2A semifinal. Sure, a win is always nice and the main goal, but it was how the Cadets did ...

Higgs lifts Wildcats with ninth-inning walk-off

RICHMOND — Edison left 13 men on base—including seven in scoring position—but got the clutch hit when it was needed most. Ryan Higgs’ second hit of the game in the bottom of ninth brought home the winning run and gave the No. 2 seed Wildcats a walk-off 2-1 win over No. 3 seed ...

Red Knights, Karaffa drain River

TORONTO — Nate Karaffa hurled a gem, and he was backed up by plenty of offense as No. 1 seed Toronto baseball team blanked No. 4 seed River, 11-0, in five innings in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal Saturday afternoon at the Knight Baseball Complex. “It was a good day,” Toronto (12-1) head ...

Allen makes good with Thiel College

Indian Creek’s Shawn Allen (front, second from right) signs his letter of intent on Friday to continue his academic and football careers at Thiel College. He will major in criminal justice. Pictured with Allen are (front, from left) guardian Julie Robinson, uncle Freddie Allen, guardian David ...

Mazik pins decision, selects West Liberty

Indian Creek’s Parker Mazik (front, center) signs his letter of intent on Friday to continue his academic and wrestling careers at West Liberty University. He will major in psychology. Pictured with Mazik are (front, from left) father David, mother Lisa; (back) assistant coach Matt Shreve and ...

Weir boys, St. Clairsville girls win Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — With Butch Joseph on the mind of so many Saturday, the Shadyside Relays — just as he would have wanted — went off under ideal conditions and boasted impressive times and marks. The 46th annual Shadyside Relays drew an impressive list of teams and they delivered. The St. ...

Hoskins goes deep, Nola goes 7 solid, Phils beat Pirates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one. He crushed it. Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday. Nola ...

Clevinger tosses two-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians’ formidable rotation. Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on ...

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers today

LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not going to be made available for public ...