Boardman gives Dota a chance

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BOARDMAN — After a few years away from being a head coach, D.J. Dota says he’s feeling rejuvenated. He’ll bring that energy and refreshed mindset to Boardman, where he was named head coach of the Spartans on a chilly Saturday morning at the 50 yard line of Spartan Stadium, where many ...


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Garland gains weekly award CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. This marks Garland’s first career player of the week award and the 64th time a Cavalier has ever won the weekly honor, including the second time ...

Quakers now one back of Marlington, Branch

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ALLIANCE — Marlington withstod a Salem fourth-quarter rally for a key 60-54 Eastern Buckeye Conference win Saturday. The Quakers wnet on a 14-0 run, fueled by a trio of three-pointers by Krista Barley, to close the margin to 52-51 with 2 1/2 minutes to play. Two Marlington free throws ...

Marlington rallies past Salem in second half

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ALLIANCE — Salem was outscored 42-21 in the second half as Marlington rallied for a 67-51 win Saturday. Marlington improves to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, tied with West Branch and Alliance for first place. Salem moves to 3-10 and 2-5 EBC. Connor Evanich had a ...

Chiefs know the way past Steelers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a trick play. Their exchange hit the ground, T.J. Watt picked it up and ...

Big Ben had good run with Steelers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised some eyebrows ahead of their wild-card game against the defending AFC champion Chiefs on Sunday night when he admitted that “we probably aren’t supposed to be here.” Well, he wasn’t wrong. After taking an early lead ...