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BOYS BASKETBALL STATE FINALS

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Div. I Massillon Jackson 39, Archbishop Moeller 38 COLUMBUS (AP) — Massillon Jackson’s Kyle Young made one free throw with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Polar Bears over Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller to a 39-38 Division I state championship victory on Saturday night at Value City ...

Beaver Local wrestling awards

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The Beaver Local wrestling banquet was recently held and several wrestlers were recognized. Award winners were (from left) Blake Bowyer (CHOICES” Award), Cole McComas (Carl Hoppel Award for most Outstanding Wrestler, Tough Takedown Award), Chris Yanni (Most Improved Award) and Quinton Bookman ...

Smiths honored for contributions

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Beaver Local wrestling honored and recognized Helen and the late Warren Smith as the Beaver Local “Family Award” recipients for their dedication and support for the Beaver Local wrestling program. Helen and Warren started the Beaver Local wrestling boosters and were large supporters of the ...

Cavaliers get defensive as East race gets tighter

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James sat at his locker dabbing his right eye with a wet compress while having difficulty keeping it open. A battle scar from a rough night. James will meet with an eye doctor after a physical game in which he got poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb, but remained ...

BOYS BASKETBALL  STATE SEMIFINALS

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Div. III Villa-Angela-St. Joseph 73, Proctorville Fairland 50 COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph is on a mission to win its sixth title after routing Proctorville Fairland 73-50 in a boys Division III semifinal Friday. The Vikings (22-6) in the previous four seasons ...

Kennedy Catholic tops Girard for PIAA 1A boys title

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HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — While the PIAA may have adjusted a few things and added several classifications to its basketball championships, that didn’t stop an experienced Kennedy Catholic squad from authoring a repeat. Flashing all sorts of balance and popping four players into double figures, ...

BOYS STATE SEMIFINALS

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DIV. II Akron SVSM 62, Trotwood Madison 60 COLUMBUS (AP) — Jayvon Graves scored the last of his 22 points on a baseline drive at the buzzer to give Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary a 62-60 win over Trotwood-Madison in a boys Division II semifinal Thursday. St. Vincent-St. Mary (24-5), last ...

Cribbs proved to be one of the greats

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CLEVELAND (AP) — There will be no more returns for Josh Cribbs. The former Browns Pro Bowl return specialist and wide receiver officially announced his retirement Wednesday from the NFL, ending a storybook career he began as an undrafted free agent quarterback out of Kent State. Cribbs ...

Ritters, Ford were among ITCL’s best

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COLUMBUS — Four of the top players in the Inter-Tri County League Red Division headline the Associated Press Division III All-Ohio boys basketball team released Tuesday night. Springfield senior Jake Ford, the area’s leading scorer, was named to the All-Ohio third team. South Range ...

Perry takes third at Regional

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Abby Perry represented Salem Elks No. 305 and the State of Ohio in the Regional Hoop Shoot contest this past weekend in Angola, Indiana. Abby placed third in the 12 and 13-year-old girls bracket. Pictured are (from left) Ohio State Hoop Shoot Chair Dennis Sabo, Abby Perry, Northeast Ohio ...

United Local hosts Power Puff volleyball

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United Local High School students will compete in a Power Puff volleyball competition between the grades at 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school gym. Admission is $2 at the door. Getting ready for the event are (from left) Gary Eichler, Zach Maley, Gary Eichler, Zack Himes, Colton Bowen, Joey ...

ALL-OHIO BOYS BASKETBALL

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AP 2017 Boys Division II All-Ohio basketball team COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2016-17 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel (with school, height, class and scoring average): DIVISION II First Team Taevion Kinsey, ...

Sweeney, Hilles honored

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COLUMBUS — Wellsville senior Justin Miller is drawing a lot of attention on and off the basketball court. Miller, the Tigers’ leading scorer the past three seasons, was named to the Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio boys basketball team released Monday night. He was named to the ...

Sweeney picks Geneva College

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Lisbon senior Colin Sweeney will continue his academic and football careers at Geneva College. Sweeney plans to major in business administration. Seated (from left) are brother Aaron Sweeney, father Dale Sweeney, Colin Sweeney, mother Chris Sweeney; (back) Lisbon High School principal Keith ...

Liberati heads to BW

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Lisbon High School senior Jake Liberati will continue his academic and football careers at Baldwin Wallace University. Liberati plans to major in history. Seated are (from left) mother Tena Liberati, sister Maddie Liberati, Jake Liberati, brother Josh Liberati, father Lou Liberati; (back) ...

State champs celebrated

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Lisbon’s Cooper Mollenkopf (left) and Sierra Cottrill (right) were both awarded 2016 Professional Karate Commission state championships at the group’s banquet on Saturday. Cooper was a state champion in self defense, while Sierra was state champion in sparring and kata. Pictured with the ...

Div. IV All-Ohio Boys Basketball

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The 2016-17 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio boys basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel (with school, height, class and scoring average: DIVISION IV First Team: Matt Bailey, Grove City Christian, 5-foot-10, senior, 18.7 points per game; Aaron ...

Dillinger named champ

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Jordan Dillinger, son of Richard and Michelle Dillinger of Salem, was awarded the Professional Karate Commission Ohio State 7 and 8-year-old intermediate self defense championship on Saturday. He is pictured with his instructor Dave Buker of American Karate Studios in Boardman. (Submitted Photo)

Constructing for the near future at Beaver Local

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The Beaver Local baseball and softball teams’ new homes are nearly ready. Work is continuing on the fields as the teams approach their home openers set for 5 p.m. on March 27 against Indian Creek. The new fields are located on the Beaver Local schools campus. More volunteer work on the ...

GIRLS STATE FINALS

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Div. II Alter 58, Hathaway Brown 41 COLUMBUS (AP) — The senior class of Kettering Archbishop Alter had the perfect ending. Seniors Libby Bazelak and Braxtin Miller combined for 44 points as the Knights won their third straight girls Division II title with a 58-41 win Saturday against ...