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Oak Glen’s Kovalcik leaps to a state championship

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CHARLESTON — After the first day of the West Virginia state track meet, many local athletes have turned in podium performances, as well as qualify to the finals in their respective events on Friday at Laidley Field. During the last heat of the boys Class AAA shuttle hurdles, it was ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Post 573 baseball holding tryouts BRILLIANT — Tryouts for the Post 573 American Legion baseball ...

Koepka shatters 36-hole record

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — What felt like a battle for Brooks Koepka looked like a runaway Friday in the PGA Championship. Koepka backed up his record-tying 63 with a round that put him in a league of his own. With three birdies in a four-hole stretch at the start and at the end, the defending ...

Big Red shocked in district final

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LORE CITY — The deepest postseason run in Big Red softball history came to a tough ending on Thursday. Gus DiMarzio’s club, making its first district final appearance, committed six errors and did not get the timely hits that had become the norm, falling to a red-hot Philo team, 15-2, in ...

Big Red, Sutton shut down Red Devils

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STEUBENVILLE — Sophomore Caesen Sutton may not be in the mix to pitch when the Division II district tournament begins on Monday, but the Steubenville baseball squad and head coach Fred Heatherington possibly got a small glimpse of the future. The future looks very bright if Sutton pitches ...

Toronto preps for districts with big victory

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TORONTO — Not all big games live up to the hype, but the baseball contest between Toronto and Indian Valley did, as the game came down to the last inning and the last batter. With the score tied, Toronto loaded the bases with nobody out. Then with one away and Kobe Herrick at the plate, ...

Kelley, Jones, other locals qualify for finals Saturday

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The Division II track and field East District meets began on Thursday, with several local athletes qualifying for Saturday’s finals. Big Red, Indian Creek and Buckeye Local competed at Meadowbrook, while Edison and Harrison Central competed at West Holmes. MEADOWBROOK For Big Red, on ...

Edison edges Crusaders

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RICHMOND — The Edison baseball team got a walk-off win over Catholic Central with two outs in the bottom of the seventh Thursday evening at Jefferson Lake State Park, as both teams prepare for their respective district tournament games on Monday. Edison was led by three hits and an RBI from ...

Koepka off to record-setting start at PGA Championship

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Three majors in two years, and Brooks Koepka can still feel as though he has something to prove. He delivered again on golf’s biggest stage. And this time, Tiger Woods was along for the ride. Koepka beat up on brawny Bethpage Black for a record-setting start ...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians hammer Orioles

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs as the Cleveland Indians hammered the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. Kipnis hit a solo shot in the first inning, a three-run homer in the fourth off reliever Gabriel ...