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Oak Glen tennis turns attention to doubles action

CHARLESTON — The talent level in high school tennis throughout West Virginia is remarkable, which makes reaching the state finals even more difficult. On Thursday, the fierce competition forced 14 of the 15 local singles participants to make an early exit from the West Virginia High School ...

Park wins sectional crown over Brooke

WELLSBURG — Wheeling Park coach Mike McLeod makes no secret that getting to the state baseball tournament in Charleston is the goal each and every year, no matter what his roster looks like. The first step in that quest is complete as the Patriots claimed another sectional title with a 9-3 ...

Edison’s Hannah Christoff continues to come up big

RICHMOND — Championship games seem to bring out the best in Edison’s Hannah Christoff. On Wednesday, she hit two home runs as the Wildcats earned a Division III sectional title with a 6-2 victory over Tusky Valley at Jefferson State Lake Park. Christoff, Edison’s freshman left ...

Bruins capitalize on John Marshall miscues

WELLSBURG — Playing in the 3A sectional for the third straight day, Brooke coach Ron Ujcich was getting thin on pitching, so he sent freshman Tyler Maczko to the mound to face John Marshall in a must-win game and the youngster came through in fine fashion as he and his teammates defeated the ...

Weir keeps its winning ways going

ACHEL — In a sectional tournament bracket that has seen Weir and North Marion go from underdogs to top dogs, the Red Riders and Huskies went pitch-for-pitch, hit-for-hit and run-for-run Wednesday in the semifinal round at North Marion High School. The lockstep battle went back and forth ...

Oak Glen’s season ends with loss to East Fairmont

PLEASANT VALLEY — As East Fairmont designated hitter Paxton Nichols sprinted out of the batter’s box, he strained so much to attempt to find the ball that left his bat that he forgot to do one important thing: Touch first base. Fortunately, he didn’t have to be in a hurry to do so, as ...

Bucs battle back again, sweep White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are making a habit out of winning from behind. The Chicago White Sox are losing every which way. Colin Moran hit a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally against Nate Jones in the ninth inning, leading the Pirates over Chicago 6-5 on Wednesday and ...

Carrasco fans 14, goes distance as Indians down Brewers 6-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco said he didn’t feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise. “For the first three innings, I didn’t find myself,” Carrasco said. Carrasco struck out 14 while pitching his second complete game of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat ...

Basketball camp upcoming

STEUBENVILLE — The second-annual Cynthia’s Basketball Camp will be held on June 13, 14 and 16 at Catholic Central High School. The camp is open to girls entering grades four through eight in the fall. Camp hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 13 and 14 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 16. ...