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Rookie Herta wins at Austin

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rookie Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history Sunday when he captured the inaugural IndyCar Classic after a late-race crash near the entry to pit row helped him steal past the leaders to the checkered flag. Team Penske’s Will Power, who started ...

Bickerstaff nearly perfect in Big Red’s win over Claymont

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STEUBENVILLE — Calvin Bickerstaff was nearly perfect Saturday, as Steubenville opened its 2019 baseball season with a 10-0, five-inning victory over Claymont at Vaccaro Field. The junior right-hander, who went 8-1 a season ago, mowed down 12 of the 16 Mustang batters he faced on strikes and ...

Oak Glen boys, girls sweep Early Bird Invitational

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WELLSBURG — The 35th-annual Steubenville Early Bird Invitational had a new, temporary home this year with the cooperation of two coaches, allowing the event to happen. With the track at Harding Stadium, the event’s usual home, being repaired, Brooke High School hosted Saturday’s meet ...

Crusaders send Rockets into orbit, win 13-1

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STEUBENVILLE — Solid pitching and a whole lot of hitting lifted Catholic Central to a 13-1 mercy rule victory over Conotton Valley Saturday at Vaccaro Field. Senior Matt Bell, a second-team All-Eastern District selection as a junior, started on the hill for the Crusaders and allowed just ...

Sninchak shines in Toronto’s opener

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TORONTO — Senior standout Nick Sninchak put on quite a show for the Toronto baseball team during its season opener on Saturday. The Red Knights jumped out to an early lead against Southern Local and never looked back, en route to a 12-2 victory in four-and-a-half innings in an Eastern Ohio ...

Brooke scores in bunches, defeats Riders

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WELLSBURG — Brooke scored its runs in bunches, and Rachael Kazmirski was solid in the circle when she needed to be, as the Bruin softball team beat Martins Ferry, 9-4, on Saturday. The Bruins belted 15 hits off of Purple Rider pitcher Abby Bumbico, scoring three runs in the first inning, ...

Wheeling Park sweeps Weir High in doubleheader

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Park baseball team made Weir High pay for its mistakes on Saturday. Weir committed five errors — and that is not counting balls that weren’t caught that are technically ruled hits — and the Patriots used timely hitting, en route to an 8-0 victory Saturday in ...

Madonna takes two in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — The Madonna baseball team swept a doubleheader against Bridgeport (OH), 14-0 and 5-3, on Saturday for its second and third victories of the season. In the first game, the Blue Dons led 7-0 going into the seventh inning before doubling their run total. Dom Brncic was dominant ...

McCann scores twice to help Penguins hold off Stars, 3-2

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DALLAS (AP) — Jared McCann scored twice, including the go-ahead goal on a spinning short-handed play in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night. McCann has 11 goals in 26 games since coming over in a trade with Florida, and now leads the ...

Madonna baseball wins first game, defeats Clay-Batelle

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WEIRTON — Even through snow flurries and high wind gusts, the Madonna baseball team won its first game of the season, defeating Clay-Battelle 17-1 on Friday. Dom Mazur picked up the victory for the Blue Dons, striking out three and allowing an unearned run in the first inning. He also ...