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CCHS girls win title, boys finish runner-up at OVAC finals

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The final Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Championships of the school year were presented Saturday afternoon. The OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship concluded its week at chilly Red Devil Stadium with several familiar faces rising to the top of the girls team ...

Brooke hangs on, fends off Toronto

WELLSBURG — For the second time in as many games, the Brooke softball team earned a narrow win over Toronto on its home diamond, this time hanging on for a 6-5 win. Saturday's game, originally scheduled to be played in Toronto but moved to Brooke due to field conditions, was each team's ...

Shadyside shuts down Red Knights in OVAC Class 2A championship

TORONTO — Shadyside junior pitcher Mason VanNest wanted the baseball. His head coach, Shawn Selmon, obliged. VanNest did the rest. Riding the right arm of VanNest and impressive defense, Shadyside captured its third OVAC baseball championship in school history by handing Toronto a ...

Nemeth’s blasts lead Huskies past Big Red

STEUBENVILLE — Treston Nemeth sent his sixth and seventh home runs of the season over the Vacarro Field fence to lead Harrison Central to a 7-2 victory over Steubenville Friday night. Big Red took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run triple from J.T. Thompson, ...

Edison schools promote youth sports participation

RICHMOND — Edison Local Schools is promoting sports activities in an effort to drum up more participation at a younger age.  District Youth Sports Coordinator Jason Ensinger worked with Stanton and John Gregg Elementary Schools to host a special dress-up day on April 30. Students who ...

Davies, Pederson lead Cubs past the Pirates, 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Davies allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, Rex Brothers got his first save in eight years and the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Friday, extending their winning streak to four. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs, who ...

Penguins goalies Jarry, DeSmith to miss end of the regular season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will finish the regular season without their top two goaltenders. Coach Mike Sullivan ruled Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith out with minor injuries on Friday. The Penguins close the regular season Saturday in Buffalo. DeSmith, who started his ...

Ohio latest state to propose transgender sports ban

COLUMBUS (AP) — Transgender girls would be banned from participating in female sports teams in high school or college in two bills introduced by Republican lawmakers in Ohio, which became the latest state to take up the contentious debate. The proposals, titled the Save Women’s Sports ...

Reds’ Miley pitches season’s 4th no-hitter against Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and ...

Indians catcher Roberto Perez has finger surgery, out months

CLEVELAND (AP) — A tiny crack in Roberto Perez’s finger has turned into a large problem for the Indians. Cleveland’s two-time Gold Glove catcher will miss at least two months after surgery Friday on a fractured right ring finger. There is no definitive timeline for Perez’s recovery, ...