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Josh Strope
MAKING A PLAY — Indian Creek’s Megan Kelley prepares to make a throw to first base during Wednesday’s OVAC Class 5A semifinal contest at the I-470 Complex. Wheeling Park defeated the Redskins, 10-0.

Park trumps IC

ELM GROVE — When Wheeling Park senior pitcher Makenzie Amend is at her best in the circle she normally doesn’t allow teams many opportunities to score. So, when you do get the chance, you better take advantage of them. Wednesday afternoon Indian Creek had plenty of opportunities, including ...

Mike Mathison
TURNING TWO — Brooke second baseman Joey Dawson completes the turn for a double play during the Bruins’ 12-1 win at Indian Creek Wednesday. Sliding is the Redskins’ Matt Nest.

Brooke defeats Indian Creek

MINGO JUNCTION — The Brooke baseball team is getting hot at the right time. The Bruins scored eight times in the top of the third inning en route to a 12-1 victory over host Indian Creek Wednesday at the John Muth Recreational Complex. Brooke held a 3-0 lead when it sent 14 batter to the ...

Red Knights score big early, down Crusaders

TORONTO — The Toronto baseball team sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning scoring seven runs and Sante Carducci hurled a no-hitter through five and a third innings as the Red Knights handed rival Steubenville Catholic Central a 9-0 loss Wednesday night at the Knight Baseball ...

Irish rally to beat CCHS

BELLAIRE — St. John Central fought back from an 8-1 deficit to Steubenville Catholic Central by tying the game in the bottom of the seventh on Gillie Johnson’s three-run homer and winning it, 9-8, on Shay Horvath’s RBI single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth. “I’m so proud of ...

Briefs

Kraina records an ace NEW CUMBERLAND — Wayne Kraina recorded a hole-in-one at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. He used an 8-iron on the 140-yard par 3 eighth hole. The witnesses were Virgil Robinson, Mishal Hawthorne and Gail Swiger. Payne records an ...

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from ’16

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. It’s the little things that might matter most this time around. The Capitals added center Lars Eller and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk as a direct ...

Pirates beat Cubs as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

PITTSBURGH — Gift Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run Wednesday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Ngoepe was recalled from ...

High school lineup

(Contests at 5 p.m. unless noted) Today Tennis OVAC boys singles at West Liberty, 8:30 a.m. Track Brooke, Catholic Central, Edison, Madonna, Weir, East Liverpool, Beaver Local at Oak Glen Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Softball Indian Creek at Edison Martins Ferry at Catholic ...

Shawn Rine
READY TO GO — Steubenville first baseman Na Banks gets ready to play defense during Tuesday’s 7-5 win over St. Clairsville in an OVAC Class 4A semifinal at the I-470 Complex. Big Red will play Oak Glen Saturday.

Steubenville avenges loss to St. Clairsville

WHEELING — Almost to a fault, coaches are generally tougher on their own children than they are anyone else. Steubenville’s Gus DiMarzio is no different. But the other side of the equation is when that child comes through in the clutch, it makes it all the more rewarding. Again, DiMarzio ...

Seth Staskey
TEAMMATES UNTIL THE FINISH — Indian Creek’s Madison Smith, left, and Kelsey Lewis head to the finish of the 1600 at Bellaire’s Nelson Field during Tuesday’s Buckeye 8 track and field championship. Smith won.

Redskins capture Buckeye 8 title

BELLAIRE — The calendar flips to May next week, which means the homestretch of the track and field season is quickly approaching. The championship meets got under way Tuesday evening at Nelson Field with the annual Buckeye 8 Championship Meet. For the second straight season and seventh ...