Sports Briefs

Staff and wire reports

Post 3 finishes

trip on high note

RUTLAND, Vt. – Moundsville Post 3 concluded its trip to Vermont with a 6-1 record after topping Rutland, 6-3, in American Legion action Sunday.

Ryan Walton doubled, single and had an RBI for Post 3, while Mitchell French doubled and plated a run.

Jeremiah Fromhart got the mound victory, striking out eight.

Obecny II claims

Finnegan event

WHEELING – Wheeling Park High School standout Thadd Obecny II edged Mike Wilson by a shot Sunday to win the Ohio Valley Golf Association’s Bob Finnegan Memorial Amateur Classic at Wheeling Park Golf Club.

Obecny II finished with a two-day total of 120 to top Wilson, who led following Saturday’s first round.

John Bailey was third, eight strokes back. He did win the Super Senior category.

Kyle Wensel was the top Junior, carding a two-day total of 134.

Complete results can be found on page 8.

University wins

Shootout crown

WHEELING – University emerged the winner Sunday of this weekend’s Wheeling Recreation Department Girls’ Shootout.

Wheeling Park won the Gold Bracket, while St. Clairsville and Bellaire captured the Silver and Bronze brackets, respectively.

The Hawks’ McKenley Meadows was named Most Valuable Player.

Linsly’s Morgan Brunner was the event’s leading scorer. University’s Emma Sizer took home the Heart & Hustle Award.

Meadows headed the Shootout’s All-Tournament team and was joined by teammates Sarah Miller and Sarah Wills.

Bridgeport’s Maclaine Murad, Caitlyn Kroll and Nicole Smolenak were also named All-Tournament, along with Wheeling Park’s Chloe Robb, Bellaire’s Keirstyn Kidder, Brunner, and St. Clairsville’s Alexis St. Clair.

Celtics send Doc

to L.A. Clippers

BOSTON – A Boston Celtics official tells The Associated Press that a deal to allow Doc Rivers to coach the Los Angeles Clippers has been agreed to.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was contingent on NBA approval and negotiations between Rivers and the Clippers over a new contract.

Rivers had three years and $21 million remaining on his deal with the Celtics, but he has expressed reluctance to coach through a rebuilding process. The 2008 NBA champions appear to be headed for one after losing in the first round of the playoffs this season.

The teams were also discussing a deal that would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers, but NBA commissioner David Stern said he wouldn’t approve a deal in which coaches were traded for active players.