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Blue Dons get off to fast start against Cameron

WEIRTON — The Madonna softball team made quick work of Cameron. The Blue Dons scored three runs in the first and nine more in the second, and junior standout pitcher Katie Gasvoda hurled a no-hitter en route to a 12-1 victory over the Dragons Tuesday evening at Starvaggi Park. “It was a ...

Maroon Knights topple Bears

WHEELING — The Wheeling Central baseball team was chomping at the bit to get back on the diamond after falling short in the state championship game a season ago and the Knights wasted no time getting back to work. The Maroon Knights batted around and pushed across eight runs in the first ...

Madonna drops home tilt against Bishop Donahue

WEIRTON — The Madonna baseball team dropped its second game of the season, falling by a score of 16-2 against Bishop Donahue at Bowman Field. The Blue Dons play again on Thursday at Wheeling Central. SOFTBALL Weir beats BD MCMECHEN — The Weir softball team earned its first victory of ...

Joey Ewusiak earns All-State honor

CLARKSBURG — One of the many things Jarrod West has brought to the table as a high school basketball player is his desire to make everybody on the court with him better. That’s the type of outlook fitting of a leader. West, a senior for state champion Notre Dame who will continue his ...

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Weirton’s Wilson still knows RBs

CHARLESTON — Bo may know baseball — and football. But, when Mountaineer fans want to know about West Virginia and its stable of talented running backs, Quincy Wilson is a man in the know. The former-Weir High and West Virginia University standout was at the Civic Center on Wednesday to ...

Witherow wraps up career with more than 1,000 points

NEW MANCHESTER — Maisie Witherow saw time as a starter when she was a freshman on the Oak Glen girls varsity basketball team. But her inspiration to achieve great things on the court started when she was in middle school. “I always looked up to the varsity basketball players when I was in ...

Walls’ hit lifts Oak Glen over Madonna in T.J. Osbon’s debut

WEIRTON — First-year Oak Glen head coach T.J. Osbon picked up the first win of his managerial career with a 3-2 victory over Hancock County rival Madonna at Bowman Field. The game was moved from Oak Glen to Weirton because of the field conditions in northern Hancock County. Both teams ...

Brooke softball drops opener against rival Wheeling Park

WELLSBURG — Mistakes proved costly for the Brooke softball team against rival Wheeling Park. Though the Patriots struggled coming up with timely hits throughout the course of the game, they were able to use their speed to their advantage to secure a 6-4 victory against the Bruins Monday ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby returns to his bench after get a hat-trick with his third goal of the game in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Pittsburgh won 4-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

HAT TRICK

PITTSBURGH — A moment of reconciliation more than 15 years in the making allowed the Pittsburgh Penguins to pay tribute to an important part of their past. Then Sidney Crosby and the precocious kids who play alongside him provided a thrilling reminder of just how good the defending Stanley ...

Steave, Holt win bouts at Shamrock Showdown

CHESTER — A pair of Upper Ohio Valley professional boxers made quick work of their opponents while remaining undefeated Saturday night during the Shamrock Showdown inside the Speakeasy Ballroom at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Weirton’s Justin “The Hawk” Steave improved to ...