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Toronto’s Stackhouse, Thomas land on All-Ohio defensive team

A pair of Toronto Red Knights are members of the All-Ohio defense, announced by OHSAA on Sunday. Senior Zach Stackhouse, who head coach Josh Franke said was his best overall player this past season, is a Division VII first-team defensive back. His teammate, senior Tristan Thomas, is a ...

Jones lifts Creek over Boardman

NORTH CANTON — The Indian Creek girls basketball team participated in a tournament on Sunday at Walsh University and walked away with a 50-40 victory over Boardman. Taylor Jones led the Redskins (2-0) with 19 points. Kylie Kiger had 11 points. They combined to finish 13 of 17 from the foul ...

Pittsburgh started it and finished it against Browns with 20-13 win

PITTSBURGH — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. Just football. And one very loud statement from the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers written not on a T-shirt but all over the Heinz Field turf: The faces may change when Cleveland visits Pittsburgh. The result does ...

AP Top 25: Alabama out of top 5 for first time in four years

Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tideís record streak of 68 appearances in the top five. The top four teams in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank were unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and ...

Dream season ends early

BRIDGEPORT — Four years ago, Oak Glen’s seven seniors began their high school football careers under new coach Ted Arneault, hoping to help turn the program around. Those careers came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 38-7 loss to perennial playoff powerhouse Bridgeport, but it is safe ...

CCHS girls open with huge win

STEUBENVILLE — Two players recorded double-doubles Saturday, as Catholic Central opened its girls basketball season with a 54-15 victory over Southern Local inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Senior Isabella Oliver knocked down 16 points and collared 19 rebounds for the Crusaders. ...

New-look Crusaders fall in opener, 55-47

STEUBENVILLE — Tuscarawas Central Catholic built a double-digit halftime lead, then held on down the stretch to earn a 55-47 victory over Catholic Central Saturday night inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium. Down 17-13 after one, the Crusaders, making their debut under coach Don Ogden, closed ...

Stokes named best volleyball player in West Virginia

NEW CUMBERLAND — The checklist continues to grow for Oak Glen volleyball standout Skye Stokes. After leading the Golden Bears to an OVAC 4A title, a W.Va. Class AA championship and a perfect 38-0 season, she was named first-team all-state for her dominating campaign. Now, she has been ...

No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Michigan for record run

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has turned what’s known as The Game into ITS Game, making one of the greatest rivalries in sports a one-sided series with little suspense. Chasing a national championship, not simply beating the Wolverines, is how the Buckeyes measure a successful ...

Wheeling Central heading back to state championship

FRANKLIN — After a season-ending injury to their star quarterback Curtis McGhee and three road playoff games, the Wheeling Central Maroon Knights are heading back to the West Virginia Class A state championship. The two-time defending state champions punched their ticket Friday night, as ...

Dillion, Boston College chug past Pitt, 26-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steve Addazio turned the corner and saw his players waiting for him. With a shove from freshman defensive tackle Kyiev Bennermon, the Boston College head coach made his way into the middle of what quickly became a giddy mosh pit. For the next 30 seconds, all the angst over ...

Round 2; Steelers, Browns bracing for pivotal rematch

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Myles Garrett won’t be in the stadium. Barring injury, Mason Rudolph won’t be on the field. While the absence of the central figures in the helmet-swinging brawl that marred Cleveland’s 21-7 whipping of Pittsburgh on Nov. 14 removes a topic for fhe rematch on Sunday, ...

Stokes captains All-State team

CLARKSBURG — When Morgan Poling took the head volleyball coaching position at Oak Glen heading into the 2019 season, she knew the Golden Bears had a bevy of talent returning. But when West Virginia University commit Skye Stokes moved into the area from across the Ohio River, hopes for a ...

Oak Glen’s Hissam Headed to Westminster

Oak Glen’s Jaedyn Hissam signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Wesminster College. With Hissam, seated, from left, are grandmother Cheryl Hissam, mother Tiffany Hissam, father Brian Hissam and grandfather John Hissam; standing, from left, Oak Glen ...

WVU tops TCU 20-17 in finale

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jarret Doege threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Esdale with 2:10 left and West Virginia ended coach Neal Brownís first season with a 20-17 win on Friday that kept TCU from getting bowl eligible. The game-winning drive by West Virginia (5-7, 3-6 Big 12) was ...

Ohio State aims for record run against Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State is two wins away from having a shot at winning a second national championship in five seasons and a third title this century. Michigan is in the way. Maybe. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff and No. 2 in The Associated Press ...

Pitt eyeing strong finish, BC eyeing bowl berth in finale

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in two years, Pittsburgh heads into a game with its preseason goal of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title out of reach. The Panthersí chances of earning a second straight berth in the ACC title game vanished in the cold November ...

Oak Glen gearing up for another tough test

BRIDGEPORT — As teams advance in the playoffs, each round gets a little bit tougher. Oak Glen finds itself in that situation this week. After slowing down arguably the top athlete in the state and fending off an undefeated Poca team, the Golden Bears travel to perennial Class AA power ...

Steelers’ Rudolph saying all the right things after demotion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Soon after walking into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room after an abbreviated and earlier-than-usual practice Thursday, Mason Rudolph joked with teammates about their plans for Thanksgiving dinner. In the midst of a trying two-week stretch on and off the field, ...

Creek girls open strong at young Harrison Central

CADIZ — When a team talks about wanting to play pressure defense, normally it’s of the full-court variety. Indian Creek demonstrated Wednesday evening at the gorgeous Harrison Central High School that that doesn’t always have to be the case. The Redskins (1-0) were very active with a ...