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Buckeyes want to give Mitchell a good sendoff

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell talked about it before the season, and the issue is even more glaring as her storied college career winds down. Ohio State’s All-American senior guard knows this is her last chance to make a serious run at just about the only thing that has eluded her — a ...

Retrievers make it one for the history books

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It finally happened — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the college basketball world by pulling off the most shocking upset in men’s NCAA Tournament history, hammering Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become ...

Steelers give fans a thrill

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LEETONIA — The Pittsburgh Steelers traded in a pair of cleats for some Air Jordans as they faced the Leetonia staff and other local celebrities in a charity basketball game on Wednesday night. “It’s quite a distraction for this town,” Wayne Kaminski of Leetonia said. “Having big ...

Zuchowski named 2nd team All-Ohio

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COLUMBUS — The West Branch girls had a lot of contributors on the way to a Division II state poll championship. Senior leaders Natalie Zuchowski and Kayla Hovorka were named to the All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Tuesday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters ...

4ALL-OHIO GIRLS BASKETBALL DIV. I & II

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COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I and II All-Ohio high school girls basketball teams, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Jacy Sheldon, Dublin Coffman, 5-foot-9, jr., 26.1 points per game; Madison Greene, Pickerington ...

Muslovski, Perez named All-Ohio

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COLUMBUS — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference is going to be loaded in the backcourt the next couple of seasons. Sophomore guards Izzy Perez of Lisbon and Kayla Muslovski of Columbiana earned third-team honors on the All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Monday by the Ohio ...

Columbiana County Comets shoot for the stars

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LISBON — After winning the state softball tournament in September, the Columbiana County Comets basketball team is looking to taste gold again at the Special Olympics Ohio Division III state basketball tournament. “That was fun winning that title,” Comets player Jamie Gordon said. ...

New year, same result in McComas v. Wayt

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COLUMBUS—Two of the area’s top wrestlers kept fans on the edge of their seats Friday at the 81st Ohio high school state individual wrestling tournament. Beaver Local sophomore Cole McComas booked his second straight state final berth with a hard-fought 4-2 triple overtime victory over ...

Western Reserve goes down fighting vs. East Canton

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STRUTHERS—A hot-shooting Western Reserve basketball team couldn’t overcome the fight of East Canton at the Division IV district final at the Struthers Fieldhouse on Friday night. The seventh-seeded East Canton Hornets won their first district title since 2010 with a 53-48 win. The Hornets ...

Wayt, Hardenbrook open with wins

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COLUMBUS — Five area wrestlers won their first matches on Thursday to open the 81st Ohio state individual wrestling tournament at the Schottenstein Center. East Liverpool freshman Howard Williams, Beaver Local sophomore Cole McComas, West Branch junior Christian Wayt, Minerva senior Travis ...

Lisbon’s ride was one to remember

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MASSILLON — The clock struck midnight for the cinderella story of the Lisbon Blue Devils as they fell to Dalton 44-30 in the Div. IV regional semifinal on Thursday at Massillon Perry High School. “I wouldn’t want to do this with any other team,” Lisbon’s lone senior Alyssa Chestnut ...

Davidson earns 2nd team honors

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CANTON — The Lisbon girls, who captured their first district title since 1991, highlight the All-Northeast Inland District high school basketball team released Thursday night. Sophomore Izzy Perez was named to the Division IV first team, while Jamie Entrikin is the coach of the ...

ALL-NORTHEASTERN INLAND DISTRICT

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CANTON — The All-Northeast Inland District high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: BOYS DIVISION I First Team Mason McMurray, Stow-Munroe Falls, 6-foot-8, senior, 14.6 points per game;Collen Gurley, Akron Hoban, 6-2, sr., 15.2; Jaret Pallotta, ...

South Range comeback attempt falls short

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — South Range saw itself behind early on against an undefeated Chippewa basketball team and couldn’t fight its way back in the game. The Raiders fell to the Chipps 51-38 on Wednesday in a Division III regional semifinal at Cuyahoga Falls High School. South Range finishes ...

Blue Devils don’t want the party to stop

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LISBON — Lisbon girls basketball coach Jamie Entrikin didn’t have to look far to find someone to inspire the Blue Devils as they prepare to make their first regional appearance since 1991. Before Tuesday’s practice, Entrikin invited Lisbon High School art teacher Elana Brownfield ...

STATE WRESTLING QUALIFIERS

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Christian Wayt West Branch Warriors Junior, 113, 38-0 Wayt, a fifth-place finisher at 106 last year, is considered the favorite in what is a very meaty weight class with last year’s 106-pound third-place finisher Tanner Jordan of St. Paris Graham and the 106-pound runner-up in Cole ...

Top-ranked Warriors meet a heartbreaking end

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BARBERTON — A season to remember for West Branch came to an end on Tuesday night with a 50-47 loss to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the Div. II regional semifinal at Barberton High School. “I’m so proud of these girls,” West Branch head coach Walt DeShields said. “They fought and ...

Crusaders hand Raiders another early exit

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SALEM—The South Range Raiders boys basketball team knows what Deja vu feels like. For the second straight year, the top-seeded Raiders (ranked 12th in Div. III) suffered a district semi-final loss to the fourth-seeded Canton Central Catholic Crusaders. This time it was a 46-42 setback ...

Sweeney, Muslovski top county teams

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Lisbon junior Justin Sweeney and Columbiana sophomore Kayla Muslovski have more in common than the No. 4 on their jerseys. They were named Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on Sunday. Sweeney led the Blue Devils to a 13-11 season as he was the county’s ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Morris playing for Baldwin Wallace tennis team HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Competing in the first spring break match on Sunday, the Baldwin Wallace University women’s tennis team earned its first sweep of the season, defeating Defiance College 9-0 in non-conference action at the Shipyard Racquet ...