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CCHS, Bell cruise to Class 2A title game

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SHADYSIDE — The old adage of it’s hard to beat a team three times rang true for Shadyside’s top-seeded Tigers in Monday’s OVAC Class 2A semifinal contest with Catholic Central. The fourth-seeded Crusaders rode a gutsy pitching performance from senior Matt Bell, some timely hitting and ...

Red Knights advance in dramatic fashion, 7-5

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WHEELING — A comeback, suspense and a thrilling finish — Monday’s OVAC 2A semifinal delivered all three. After Wheeling Central (12-6) rallied from a four-run deficit to take the lead, Toronto tied the game in the seventh and won it in the ninth, 7-5, at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...

Toronto’s bats go cold in defeat

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WHEELING — Brooklynn Ruble likes pitching in the OVAC Tom Bechtel Class 2A softball tournament. The fireballing senior struck out 16, including the final seven batters she faced Monday night, as second-seeded Bridgeport defeated third-seeded Toronto, 6-3, in a semifinal contest under the ...

Capaldi sisters enjoying college experience together at Bethany

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...