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United teams split

KENSINGTON — United’s boys bowling team beat Sandy Valley 2,407-1,962 on Tuesday at Forest Lanes.

Garrett Bailey had a series of 381 and a high-game of 204 for the Eagles. Lloyd Grate added a 214 game.

Sandy Valley’s girls won 2,324-1,865. For United, Dorothy Herold had a series of 287 and a 153 high game. Jessica Walton and Shyanna Coleman had high games of 150.

United hosts East Liverpool today.

West Branch climbs

COLUMBUS — West Branch climbed four spots to ninth in the Associated Press Division II high school girls basketball poll released Tuesday.

The Warriors are 10-2 heading into today’s home game against Alliance.

Also in Division II, Marlington (10-3) is ranked 14th and Poland (11-2) is ranked 15th.

Poland defeated South Range, 51-35, on Monday to improve to 8-0 in the Northest 8.

Marlington dropped a 43-33 decision to unbeaten Louisville St. Thomas on Monday. St. Thomas (11-0), which also beat United 58-25 Saturday, is ranked 17th in Division IV.

Western Reserve (11-2) dropped three spots to 14th in Division IV. On Thursday, Western Reserve fell 34-33 to McDonald, now ranked 12th in Division IV.

Coaches vs. Cancer at United

HANOVERTON — United’s second Coaches vs. Cancer boys basketball game will be held Feb. 5 against Heartland Christian.

All proceeds will go to the Columbiana County Health Department Cancer Detention Clinic.

To help raise money, the school will be selling T-shirts, a gift basket rafle the day of the game and a 50/50 drawing.

If you would like to donate, contact coach Chris Kadvan at chris.kadvan@united.k12.oh.us.

Gates announces retirement

Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Gates spent his entire 16-year career with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers.

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