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Hawkins played for Cleveland Indians

Wynn Hawkins, a former New Waterford High School standout who went on to be a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. Hawkins was an All-Ohio basketball player at New Waterford and set the Baldwin-Wallace College career scoring record of 1,175 points in three ...

Bell snags first

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team? That seemed unlikely. Bell defied the odds Sunday and earned his first career Cup series victory — in just his second race since Joe Gibbs Racing pulled him back into ...

Salem scraps with Eagles

HANOVERTON — The Salem boys basketball team apparently likes life on the road. The Quakers won their eight road game of the season as they turned back neighboring rival United 52-43 on Friday night. It marked Salem’s third straight win as they improved to 14-7 on the season. Eight of ...

Leetonia loses to league champs

LEETONIA — Southern Local celebrated the first boys basketball league title in school history Thursday. The Indians claimed it outright on Friday. The Indians defeated Leetonia 58-42 on Friday to move to 14-5 overall and 12-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, one game ahead of Valley ...

Warriors fall to Fitch

AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch oustcored West Branch in each of the last three quarters on the way to a 49-43 win Friday. Fitch improves to 8-13, while West Branch wraps up the regular season at 16-6. After West Branch led 8-7 in the first quarter, Fitch finished the game with a 42-35 ...

Salem steals the show

EAST LIVERPOOL — Columbiana County Div. II boys’ basketball bragging rights were on the line Thursday night when longtime county rivals Salem and East Liverpool met in Potter Fieldhouse in the fifth annual Kent State County Clash. Trailing by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, Salem ...