AROUND THE HORN

Roush, Scullion place at Akron

AKRON — A pair of former area standouts raced to high finishes at the Akron Half Marathon on Saturday.

Ryan Roush, 23, who starred at South Range High School and Malone University, finished third out of more than 3,000 runners. He completed the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds.

Aiman Scullion, 30, who was the top runner at Salem High School and Kent State University, placed 10th in 1:11:58.

Kevin Castille, 45, of Baton Rouge, La., won in 1:05:16.

There were 1,281 men and 1,720 women who finished the half marathon.

East Palestine hosts county meet

EAST PALESTINE — The Columbiana County Cross Country Meet will be held Tuesday at East Palestine City Park.

The high school boys race will start at 4:30 p.m., followed by the high school girls, the junior high boys and the junior high girls.

The Salem girls and boys are the defending team champions.

Air Force marathon changes

DAYTON (AP) — Air Force marathon officials say they are considering making changes to their races after attendance dropped by nearly 2,000 runners. Marathon director Rob Aguiar tells the Dayton Daily News race officials are exploring adding a shorter race and enabling runners to do more than one event.

Snyder hits hole-in-one

NEGLEY — Todd Snyder hit a hole-in-one at the East Palestine Country Club Sept. 17. He aced the 205-yard ninth hole.

Beaver Local girls win

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local girls soccer improved to 10-1 after a 3-2 win over St Clairsville on Saturday.

For the Beavers, Alexa Schwerha and Jenna Riccardo scored goal off assists by Riley Britt. The Beavers’ second goal was on an own goal. Beaver Local travels to Springfield Local on Wednesday and will host the semifinals of the OVAC Class 5A tournament against Wheeling Park at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ohio State ranked No. 11

(AP) — No. 7 Georgia and No. 9 TCU jumped into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season and Florida State dropped all the way out of the rankings for the first time since 2011 after starting 0-2.

Alabama remained No. 1 and won back some of the support it lost last week to No. 2 Clemson. The Crimson Tide received 52 first-place votes Sunday, up seven from last week, after beating Vanderbilt 59-0 on Saturday.

Clemson received eight first-place votes, down seven from last week, after taking more than three quarters to pull away from Boston College. No. 3 Oklahoma got the remaining first-place vote.

Penn State held at No. 4. Southern California was No. 5, followed by Pac-12 rival Washington.

Georgia followed Michigan, TCU and Wisconsin rounded out the top 10.

Redskins beat up Raiders

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score and the Washington Redskins sacked Derek Carr four times and held the Oakland Raiders to 128 yards in a dominating 27-10 victory on Sunday night.

Cousins was a spectacular 25 of 30, including TD passes to Thompson, Vernon Davis and a 52-yarder to Josh Doctson. Thompson had 150 yards receiving and 38 yards rushing, joining Jamaal Charles as the only running backs to put up 150 yards receiving against the Raiders (2-1) since they moved to Oakland in 1995.

Thompson was again a difference maker and has four of Washington’s seven offensive touchdowns this season. The Redskins (2-1), who piled up 472 yards, improved to 4-6 in prime-time games under coach Jay Gruden and tied the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East.

Under pressure all night, Carr was 19 of 31 for 118 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Carr had thrown 112 consecutive passes before being picked off by Montae Nicholson on the second play of the game.

Oakland’s rushing offense, which came in ranked fifth in the NFL, managed just 32 yards. The Raiders went 0 of 11 on third down as part of their anemic offensive effort.

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