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Oak Glen senior Michael Lemley (right) is presented the Carl Lee Award by coach Ted Arneault Jr. Lemley was selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association as the top defensive back in 2019. He collected 101 tackles and a school-record 14 interceptions in leading the Golden Bears to a ...

Prep league plays ball

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COLUMBIANA — The Mahoning Valley High School Baseball League is trying to give area players some of what they missed this spring. At least seven local teams are expected to compete beginning in mid-June. “We want seniors to play if they want to, because they didn’t get to play this ...

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It’s Bristol baby BRISTOL, Tenn. — Less than three days after taking the checkered flag in Charlotte, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first short-track race of the season. The high-banked, half-mile oval near the Tennessee-Virginia border has hosted 118 ...

Top OAC award to Toronto’s Perkins

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TORONTO — Brian Perkins etched his name into illustrious company last June when he led the Toronto baseball team to the Division IV state baseball championship. Thursday evening, he joined another illustrious club. Perkins, a 1989 graduate of East Liverpool High School, was announced as the ...

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Nadal off Triple Crown trail LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadal, one of trainer Bob Baffert’s early favorites for the rescheduled Triple Crown, injured his ankle after a workout at Santa Anita on Thursday and is out of contention for the series. The 3-year-old colt suffered a left front condylar ...

Elliott ends week of misery

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CONCORD, N.C. — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. ...

Baker keeps focus

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he’s used to reflect and forget a season that didn’t go well for the Browns’ brash quarterback. He’s also worked on his golf game. “I’ve always been a high-effort guy,” he said. “I am ...

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Cup race tonight CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for 7 p.m. today, which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series ...

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Tennis fans in West Virginia WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the ...

Mountaineers selling old seats

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is selling off the old WVU Coliseum seats before installing new ones later this year, the college said this week. WVU basketball season ticket holders can buy their own seats for $100 and the general public can get them for $150. The ...