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Oak Glen boys basketball preview

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys basketball team could have been a major threat heading into this season had it not been for some bad luck on the gridiron. With the roster coming back, the Golden Bears definitely can still make some noise, especially with the new four-class format in ...

Oak Glen girls basketball preview

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen girls basketball team is a mixture of returning experience sprinkled with many sophomores and freshmen, 13 to be exact. Also, the new rule in West Virginia for breaking into four classes instead of three could help the Golden Bears in the long run. However, ...

Islanders blank Penguins 2-0 behind rookie Sorokin

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. The Islanders went 8-2-2 during February, ...

No. 9 Iowa tops No. 4 Ohio State, 73-57

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn't wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room. "They waited on me, and we had a little celebration," Garza said after scoring 24 points and ...

N.C. State holds off Pitt’s 2nd-half rally, 65-62

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — DJ Funderburk dunked after a Cam Hayes steal to slow down a Pitt rally and swing some late momentum back to N.C. State on Sunday in a 65-62 Wolfpack victory. The win marks a season sweep of Pitt and is N.C. State's fourth in as row in the Atlantic Coast Conference, its ...

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School athletic committee to meet TORONTO — The Toronto school board’s athletic committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library of Toronto Junior/Senior High School.

Creek girls claim first district title

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WINTERSVILLE — When West Holmes took a one-point lead to begin the fourth quarter on Saturday, the pressure was on for Indian Creek, who was competing in its second district final and first since 2010. This was not like two years ago when the Redskins lost by double figures in the ...

Three Big Red seniors win sectional wrestling titles

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STEUBENVILLE — A wise man once said, “True leaders don’t tell you what to do. They show you how it’s done.” Steubenville senior wrestlers Tyler Muldrew, Aaron Ferguson and Ethan Pappas have been living up to those words all season. Saturday was no different, as all three wrestled to ...

Hiland swarms, eliminates Catholic Central

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MILLERSBURG — The Catholic Central boys basketball team got off to another slow start during Friday’s Division IV East district sectional final at third-seeded Hiland similar to the sectional semifinal on Tuesday. This time, however, unlike Tuesday’s one-point victory over Tuscarawas ...

Ridgewood pulls away with sectional title over Huskies

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WEST LAFAYETTE — Like most nights, Harrison Central had the best player inside the gymnasium Friday in its Division III sectional final against Ridgewood in senior Kobe Mitchell. Unfortunately for Harrison, the Generals’ collective foot speed, strength and sheer physicality allowed them ...

Hamilton sets sights on Muskingum University

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Steubenville senior Gracie Hamilton signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and tennis careers at Muskingum University. She will major in early childhood education and special education. With her are, from left, tennis coach Ross Ivkovich, mother Maria Hamilton and Principal Ted Gorman.

Gualtiere scores with West Liberty

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Indian Creek senior Rileigh Gualtiere signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Liberty University. With her are, front, from left, father Rich Gualtiere and mother Steph Gualtiere. Standing are Assistant Principal Keith Swearingen, head coach Joe Lewis and ...

Bethany mourns the death of Hall of Famer Don Ault

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BETHANY — Don Ault, a former Former Bethany College and Eastern Intercollegiate Football Officials Association Coach of the Year, has died. “Coach Ault is one of a few coaching legends that have walked on this campus. His passion and leadership on the football field not only made him a ...

Rosario finds fit, family with Tribe

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CLEVELAND — Once adversaries, Eddie Rosario and Indians manager Terry Francona are now allies. So when Rosario, who spent the past six seasons hammering Cleveland pitchers while in Minnesota, sat down with Francona at spring training camp in Arizona for the first time last week, the ...

Redskins battle through Big Red to district final

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WINTERSVILLE — Maybe if Thursday night’s Division II East 2 district semifinal occurred at any other time over the last two seasons, maybe second-seeded Indian Creek does not defeat No. 11 Steubenville by a 68-51 count. Not saying that the Redskins (18-3) necessarily would have lost on ...

Ohio State fans will pay more for access to buy best tickets

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State fans who want to buy season tickets for some of the best seats at home football games will pay extra for that access beginning in 2022 to help fund athletic scholarships. University trustees approved a new tiered ticket plan Thursday to require a per-seat ...

Wilson scores winner on power play, Caps beat Penguins

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:20 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night for their second victory in six games this season between the rivals. Nicklas Backstrom scored his team-leading ninth goal of ...

Pirates’ Polanco hoping bumpy road smooths out in 2021

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(AP) - Gregory Polanco doesn’t linger over his long-term future. There’s too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that’s been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware that he has struggled to live up to a ...

Michigan St. beats No. 4 Ohio St. 71-67, improves NCAA resume

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry had 18 points to help Michigan State improve its chances of making the NCAA Tournament with a 71-67 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Thursday night, two days after coach Tom Izzo's team beat No. 5 Illinois by nine points. The Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten) ...

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HOF nominations due Monday STEUBENVILLE — Nominations for the Cathoic Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame are due by Monday. One may pick up a nomination form through email or at the school. For information, contact Carol Scurti at (740) 264-5538 ext. 103. Edison seeks girls ...