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Panthers win BMC eighth grade title

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The Buckeye Local Junior High basketball team won the eighth grade BMC championship Tuesday night at Edison High School.The team is coached by Tom Valuska and consists of Kalia Hundley, Rylee Glover, Carly Long, Karlea Thompson, Emily Valuska, Janyah Withers, Kaydence Kinyo, Isabella Hoffman, ...

Bucs largely stand pat hoping to build off 2018

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The franchise’s fourth-best season in a quarter century wasn’t good enough for Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly. While Coonelly pointed to Pittsburgh’s 82-79 finish in 2018 as a “move in the right direction,” he stressed it shouldn’t get confused ...

Remodeled Indians enter ‘19 with major questions

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians swung a wrecking ball at their roster this offseason. With a frugal eye on their future, the three-time defending AL Central champions slashed payroll by nearly $20 million while letting core championship players like All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley, ...

Steubenville bounces back, spoils Brooke’s senior night

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WELLSBURG — The Steubenville boys basketball team opened the game with the hot hand, scoring 47 first-half points and coasting to a 74-39 win over Brooke Friday night inside the Brooke Wellness Center. Coach Mike Haney’s club seemingly couldn’t miss in the first half, but came out cold ...

Mitchell scores 30 to lead Harrison Central

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WINTERSVILLE — When a team has a player like Harrison Central’s Kobe Mitchell, it can be hard for any opponent to stop him, or even slow him down. Indian Creek found that out first-hand Friday night, as the Huskies’ sophomore shook off a slow start and early defensive pressure to score ...

West lifts Toronto to overtime win over Lisbon

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TORONTO — For 31 minutes and 58 seconds of Friday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup inside a packed George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium, Lisbon appeared poised to spring a huge upset. Then several Toronto veterans decided they weren’t going to have their senior night ...

Edison falls at home to Ridgewood

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RICHMOND — The whistle did not blow, and the complexion of the game changed. Trailing by two points with 21.6 seconds left, Edison got the ball inside to Alec McBane. He went up for a shot and appeared to be fouled, but the call was not made. McBane missed the shot, and the Wildcats were ...

Indians’ Lindor out two months with calf strain

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians may start the season without their best player. All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss spring training camp — and maybe the start of the season — with a strained right calf. It’s an injury that is concerning to the AL Central champions, ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. Head football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available. Tomlin, Brewers agree to deal MILWAUKEE ...

Reinbeau’s memorable night leads Knights over CCHS

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STEUBENVILLE — Kaylee Reinbeau and her Wheeling Central basketball mates had a night to remember Thursday inside Catholic Central’s Mickey Barber Gymnasium. For starters, Reinbeau eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career midway through the first quarter. Then, she was one of three ...

Indian Creek girls fall to Wheeling Park

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Ryan Young feels like the best team in Class 5A will not be playing in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship Saturday. However, he also knows that Thursday night’s consolation game is as close as his team is going to get this season after the ...

Maul walking on in Akron for football

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STEUBENVILLE — According to his high school coach, the University of Akron’s football program is “getting a great young man” in Catholic Central’s Jordan Maul. Maul, a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman, was one of 11 Ohio high school seniors committing to attend Akron as ...

Turnovers lead Bears to victory

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NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen used a pressure defense that created 34 Southern Local turnovers, giving the Golden Bears numerous offensive opportunities in a 41-34 victory Thursday night in a OVAC consolation game inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse. Because the Golden Bears had trouble matching up ...

Toronto hangs on for OVAC consolation win

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TORONTO — The Toronto girls basketball team had a big lead, but Conotton Valley proved to be a thorn in the Red Knights’ side all night, even though they were able to hang on. Toronto led by as many as 14 points, and Conotton Valley continued to battle. In the end, however, the Red ...

Mayfield will use rookie runner-up as motivator

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. At least he got one postseason trophy. Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was ...

Big Red girls go on late run, top Brooke, 48-35

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STEUBENVILLE — The game changed late in the third quarter. The Big Red girls basketball came alive in the final minutes of the third against Brooke, and Steubenville pulled away for a 48-35 victory against the Bruins in a make-up game Wednesday night inside the Crimson Center to sweep the ...

Improving CCHS falls at Wheeling Central

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WHEELING — A lot can change in 24 hours. Case in point — Wheeling Central basketball. The Maroon Knights found themselves in a 13-0 hole at the start of Tuesday night’s game against Shadyside. Coach Mel Stephens’ resilient bunch, however, regrouped to pocket a 72-53 victory. Wheeling ...

Big Red, Oak Glen and Toronto boys make OVAC field

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BELLAIRE — The brackets are officially set. After one of the most competitive and interesting pre-OVAC portions in the history of the tournament, the dust settled Tuesday evening. The OVAC Basketball Championship committee met Wednesday morning at the OVAC office to finalize the pairings ...