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Firmer course expected

AUGUSTA, Ga. — No one needed to see the colorful blooms at Augusta National to realize this will be a much different Masters than the last one. It was the color of the greens. They were yellow. On Wednesday. The excitement of the first major of the golf season was mixed with no small ...

AROUND THE HORN

XTRA Milers to meet SALEM — The Salem X-TRA Mile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Sebo Stadium. Cleveland will see some stars Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith of Alabama is scheduled to appear in person in Cleveland at the NFL draft later this month. Smith, the wide receiver ...

Ramirez homers twice

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Jose Ramirez’s shot to deep right field narrowly missed being a home run, Shane Bieber knew what was coming next. A legit one. “Foul ball, homer, foul ball, homer,” the Cy Young Award winner said. “You know he’s on it and he’s going straighten it out. ...

Clippers show strength

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana kept its unbeaten record intact with a 16-4 win over East Palestine in six innings on Tuesday. The Clippers are 5-0 and 3-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Tori Long got her third win of the season on the mound and also had three hits and three RBIs. ...

Woods only cared about the majors

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy stopped by to encourage Tiger Woods as he recovers from multiple leg injuries and might have come away with some inspiration of his own. “In his family room he’s got this trophy cabinet and it’s his 15 major trophies,” McIlroy said Tuesday. “I ...

Rhodes betters Alliance ace

ALLIANCE — Salem’s Lane Rhodes threw a complete-game to boost the Quaker win streak to five as the Quakers downed Alliance 2-1 on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. Aviator standout Gavin Bruni went five innings and held the Quakers hitless before exiting. Gavin Wilms two-out, ...

ALL-OHIO DIV. I & II BOYS BASKETBALL

COLUMBUS – The Division I and II boys basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division III and IV All-Ohio teams were announced Monday. The Ohio Mr. Basketball Award will be announced today. The OPSWA was created in 1972 to ...

TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

At East Palestine Tuesday BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: United (78), Valley Christian (77 1/2), Southern (46), East Palestine (29 1/2). 3200 RELAY: Southern 9:27.3, United. 110 HURDLES: Keaton Baker (U) 18.1, Hardgrove (U). 100 DASH: Brandon Paige (V) 11.1, B. Sloan (S). 800 RELAY: ...

Devils come back on Eagles

HANOVERTON — Lisbon rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat United, 4-3, Monday. Both teams are 2-2 overall. Lisbon improves to 2-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, while United drops to 2-1. Tyler Graham went the distance for the Blue Devils, shutting out the Eagles in ...

Clippers blank Bulldogs

UNITY — Mackenzi Gamble had a home run, triple, single and five RBIs as Columbiana routed East Palestine 17-0 in five innings on Monday. Gamble also struck out 13 on the mound for her second win of the season. Maci Linhart also homered. Ava Davanzo had three doubles and two RBIs. The ...

ALL-OHIO DIV. III & IV BOYS BASKETBALL

COLUMBUS – The Division III boys basketball All-Ohio team was announced Monday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Division I and II All-Ohio teams will be announced Tuesday, followed by the Ohio Mr. Basketball Award on Wednesday. The OPSWA was created in 1972 to support, ...

Castellanos homers to sink Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning hours after deciding to appeal a two-game suspension for his part in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night. Jose De Leon tied a career high with nine strikeouts and ...

AROUND THE HORN

Potters strike down Quakers EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s boys tennis team downed Salem 3-2 on Monday. East Liverpool is 3-2 and host Dover Thursday. Salem is at Canton South today. FIRST SINGLES: Cole Dailey (E) def. Tyler Parker, 6-0, 6-0 SECOND SINGLES: Preston Dawson ...

Rhodes, Beck lead Quakers

SALEM — Freshman Carson Rhodes struck out 11 and scattered four hits over six innings in his first varsity appearance and sophomore Darius Beck had four hits, two RBIs and two runs as Salem beat Struthers, 14-4, Saturday. The Quakers struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Lane ...

West Branch hits on all cyclinders

BELOIT — The West Branch baseball team is clicking on all cylinders early in this 2021 season. It was on full display Saturday afternoon in a dominating 17-0 five-inning win over Poland in non-conference action. The victory improves the Warriors to 3-1 on the season, while the Bulldogs drop ...

Clippers take long way around Quakers

COLUMBIANA — Tori Long allowed one hit and struck out 11 in five innings as Columbiana held off Salem, 7-5, Saturday. Maci Linhart had three hits and three runs for the Clippers. Julia Rapp had three hits, two runs and an RBI and McKenzie Gamble also had three hits. Long contributed three ...

Baylor is Gonzaga’s last hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS — Now comes the hard part for Gonzaga. Less than 16 hours after walking off the floor with one of the most scintillating wins in the game’s history, the barely-still-undefeated Bulldogs returned to the practice court Sunday to get ready for the national championship game. ...

Indians overcome Baddoo’s good start

DETROIT — Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Sunday. Cleveland avoided a season-opening sweep in Detroit after ...

GOLF ROUNDUP

Rahm off to the Masters SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Rahm can play the Masters with a clear head and a happy heart. His wife gave birth to their first child. Kelley Rahm’s due date was the weekend of the Masters, and Rahm had said he would leave at a moment’s notice to be with her ...

Black Keys member to fill in for John Adams

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will use a pinch-drummer for their home opener. With long-time drummer and ballpark fixture John Adams recovering from heart surgery and unable to attend his first opener in Cleveland in 48 years, Black Keys drummer and life-long Indians fan Patrick Carney will ...