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Capaldi sisters enjoying college experience together at Bethany

STEUBENVILLE — Nothing is more important than family. Sisters Fran and Gabby Capaldi spent two seasons playing softball together at Catholic Central, and the sisters are in their second season together at Bethany College. The sisters had stellar careers for the Crusaders, and they are both ...

Weir High offense gives Kelly plenty of backup

WEIRTON — For a while Monday night, freshman Tyler Kelly looked as if he would put his name among some of the Weir High elite pitchers. Union Local, though, finally got its bats going in the sixth inning and made a game of it before bowing, 7-4, to the Red Riders at Ed Bowman Field. The ...

Brncic’s shutout lifts Blue Dons in Class 1A semifinal

PADEN CITY — The Madonna baseball team advanced to the OVAC Class 1A championship with a 5-0 victory over Paden City on Monday. The Blue Dons (12-13) will play top-seeded Cameron at 4 p.m. Saturday in Steubenville for the title. Dom Brncic dominated the game on the mound. He went the ...

Rogers enjoys success in the ring

Sports fans in the Ohio Valley got to see Harold Rogers compete during his days on the soccer and wrestling teams at Catholic Central. Now a senior at Miami (Ohio) University, he recently showcased a different skill set to a national audience — boxing. The 2015 Central graduate earned ...

Giants edge Pirates, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn’t weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball would eventually ...

Donaldson homers twice as the Braves rout the Indians, 11-5

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson found his power stroke at Progressive Field. A few months too late for the Cleveland Indians, though. Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland’s pitching for the second straight ...

Edison stays patient, pulls away from Cambridge in 4A semi

RICHMOND — In a tight baseball game, capitalizing on the mistakes of one’s opponent is vital. The Edison baseball team, the No. 2 seed, did in the sixth inning of Saturday’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal, utilizing a pair of costly errors by No. 3 seed Cambridge to pull away for a 6-0 ...

Big Red reaches 10th-straight OVAC final

WHEELING — Coach Fred Heatherington and his Big Red baseball team were not worried about the magnitude of playing in an OVAC tournament game or about avenging an earlier season loss against Wheeling Park. They just wanted to play their game. His players made sure they did. Steubenville ...

Weir High’s Spencer impresses at Shadyside Relays

SHADYSIDE — Temperatures are climbing and times are dropping. Such was the case Saturday at sun-drenched Fleming Field for the 48th running of the Shadyside Relays. With the OVAC Cal Giffin Track Championship slated to begin qualifying rounds two weeks from Monday, area teams got another ...

Bruins get a DH sweep

WELLSBURG — The Brooke softball team swept a doubleheader against Parkersburg South on Saturday, 6-5 and 13-5. In the first game, Rachel Kazmirski went the distance in the circle with eight strikeouts. She also had three hits, including the game-winning RBI double in the sixth inning, and ...