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Edison unable to grab 4A title

CADIZ — Meadowbrook secured its first OVAC baseball championship since 2004 with a thrilling 3-2, come-from-behind eight-inning victory over Edison Monday at Robert Mazeroski Memorial Field inside Sally Buffalo Park. The top-seeded Colts (15-4) were down 2-0 before rallying in the home half ...

McKay’s strong outing not enough for Bears

WHEELING — St. Clairsville sophomore pitcher Jenna Jaskowiak was lights out in the circle, and a pair of seniors had her back at the plate. Three-year letterwinner Taylor Gallentine tripled to lead off the sixth, and classmate Bree Bennington bunted her home for the go-ahead run, as St. ...

OVAC track and field tourney under way

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half the field is set. The first steps toward an OVAC track and field championship were taken Monday evening at Red Devil Stadium by the schools competing in the 1A/2A and 3A classes. Qualifying — being contested in one day for the first time since the current ...

Weir High softball season ends with DH sweep in sectionals

PLEASANT VALLEY — In the playoff crucible where opponent after opponent can pack power at the plate and bring smoke from the mound, timing and situation so often emerge as a game’s and series’ pivot point. On Monday in the Region I, Section 2 playoff semifinals, East Fairmont delivered ...

Kelly pitches Red Riders to victory over IC

WEIRTON — Tyler Kelly dominated on the mound during Weir High’s 3-1 victory over Indian Creek on Monday. Kelly went the distance, walked a pair and struck out five. At the plate, Zak Wypasek doubled twice and drove home a run. Nick Paul had a triple and two RBIs. Drew Curtis added a ...

Ohio softball tournament draws announced

The Steubenville, Harrison Central and Toronto softball teams will open their portion of the sectional tournament at home, as the OHSAA announced the seedings on Sunday. Beginning with Division II East 2, Big Red earned the No. 3 seed. It will face the winner of No. 14 Maysville at No. 13 ...

Schafer to receive OVAC award

“Dave Schafer is the epitome of giving back and paying forward.” Those were the words of OVAC Executive Director Thomas E. Rataiczak when describing one of the behind- the-scenes heroes of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, and for what he means to the conference, Schafer has been ...

Pirates finish winless week in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger helps the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and a refined plate approach, too. Bellinger hit his 14th home run of the season in the fourth inning, then rolled an RBI single through the defensive shift in the seventh inning as the Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Rough seventh frame dooms Indians

HOUSTON — Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in a four-run seventh inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night. The Astros were unable to do much against Carlos Carrasco (2-3) early and had just one hit when former Indian Michael ...

Elliott wins Cup race at Talladega, 1st for Chevy

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott felt right at home, embraced by fans at a track a few hours from home and one where his father celebrated victory a couple of decades before. This time it was Chase’s turn. Elliott won the Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, giving ...