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Big Red rolls to district title

CADIZ — When the stakes are the highest, a coach needs his leaders to step up. One of veteran Big Red coach Fred Heatherington’s seniors did just that in Wednesday Division II East 2 District Championship at Mazeroski Field. Malone University commit J.T. Thompson turned in perhaps ...

Golden Bears still hopeful for title after split on Day 1

SOUTH CHARLESTON — The tension was high and so were the stakes. With a spot in the WVSSAC Class AA state championship on the line, Winfield’s Georgia Moulder delivered what proved to be a game-winning RBI double in the fifth inning of a 1-0 triumph over Oak Glen in the winner’s ...

Madonna falls in Game 3 of regional

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown coach Levi Maxwell figured plenty of runs would come into play for Wednesday’s Class A, Region championship game with Madonna. The coach was spot on as the outcome developed into a war of attrition as both teams relied on the fate of freshman relief pitchers. ...

Longtime official, AD Jones tabbed as OVAC football commissioner

Sam “Chicken” Jones is one of the area’s most highly respected football officials. Actually, when you consider he’s worked — between Ohio and West Virginia — four state title games, 11 state semi-final games and more than 70 tournament games, the respect he’s earned comes from a ...

Suwinski, VanMeter homer, Pirates beat Rockies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Suwinski doesn’t step into the batter’s box trying to hit home runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder is hitting them anyway. The 23-year-old flipped a full-count pitch just over the rail above the Clemente Wall at PNC Park in the sixth inning on Wednesday to ...

Steelers stay in-house, tab Omar Khan as new GM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in-house to find Kevin Colbert’s replacement, promoting longtime executive Omar Khan to be the team’s next general manager on Wednesday. Khan signed a four-year deal to succeed Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month following a ...