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All hail Steubenville’s King

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville sophomore standout Jules King made her triumphant return to the circle in Steubenville’s Division II Eastern District sectional final against 16th-seeded River View Wednesday evening. King was on top of her game from the first batter on, as she struck out 16, ...

Steubenville baseball wins 1,400th game

GLEN DALE — The Steubenville baseball team defeated John Marshall, 9-2, Wednesday's for the program’s 1,400th all-time victory on Wednesday. Caesen Sutton tossed a complete-game victory. He allowed two runs (one earned) on nine hits, two walks and struck out 10. Offensively, Aaron Ferguson ...

Red-hot Riders continue to mash

WEIRTON — The Weir High softball team may need to change its nickname to the Red-hot Riders from here on out. Its dominant ways continued Wednesday evening, defeating Madonna, 12-0, in five innings in a city championship tune-up. Exactly what has been the recipe for success for a squad ...

Kell nearly no-hits Linsly, Oak Glen stays unbeaten

WHEELING — Getting an early cushion in a game can pay dividends in crucial moments. Hence was the case for the Oak Glen softball team. The Golden Bears not only boasted a seven-run lead going into the seventh inning against Linsly, but Lizzie Kell also was three outs away from a no-hitter. ...

Weir gets back to winning

STEUBENVILLE — Weir High has been in a funk the past few days following a seven-game winning streak. It fell in the OVAC Class 4A championship to St. Clairsville on Saturday, then it was no-hit by Oak Glen on Monday. The Red Riders needed to find their groove again, and they did just that ...

St. C shuts down Creek for Buckeye 8 title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — These are good times for St. Clairsville baseball. Three days removed from adding another OVAC championship, the Red Devils tacked on the Buckeye 8 crown, disposing of Indian Creek, 2-0, Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Park. It marks St. C.’s fifth straight Buckeye 8 ...

Wheeling Park stifles Brooke, 10-0

WHEELING — Fresh off of Saturday’s OVAC big school championship, coach Steve Myers’ Wheeling Park baseball team returned to action Tuesday, once again playing good fundamental baseball and doing the little things needed to continue the Patriots on what is quickly becoming a special ...

Jones drives down low to Keiser University

Indian Creek senior Taylor Jones signed her letter of intent Tuesday to continue her academic and basketball careers at Keiser University. Jones is a 1,000-point scorer and helped lead the Redskins to their first regional tournament appearance this past season. With her are, front, from left, ...

Red Knights advance to Division IV East sectional finals

BELLAIRE — The Toronto softball team advanced to the Division IV East sectional finals following a 6-2 victory over Shadyside on Tuesday. Riley Kinsey went the distance to collect the victory. She allowed two runs on four hits and struck out one. Second baseman Bri Burrus made 10 defensive ...

Stokes’ 1st career hits help Pirates solve Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Stokes Jr. drove in runs with each of his first two major league hits, JT Brubaker pitched six strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates finally beat the Cincinnati Reds, 7-2 on Tuesday night. Two days after making his debut, Stokes hit an RBI single in the fourth ...