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Salem stays put

COLUMBUS — Area high school basketball teams will remain in their same divisions except for the Springfield girls. The Tigers drop to Division IV and will be the largest school in that girls division. The 2020-21 season divisional assignments were released by the Ohio High School Athletic ...

AROUND THE HORN

Tiz the Law favored ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — It wasn’t quite the post position trainer Barclay Tagg wanted for Tiz the Law. Still, it wasn’t far off for the colt who on Wednesday was made the early 6-5 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. Tagg was hoping the Florida Derby winner would land ...

Turf project under way

The grass is being removed from Rebel Stadium on Wednesday to make way for artificial turf at Crestview High School. (Salem News/Ron Firth)

Mount’s Borchert on HOF ballot

ALLIANCE — Former Mount Union quarterback Bill Borchert is back on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation on Tuesday announced the 78 players and seven coaches from major college football who are up for selection to the ...

Warriors’ online youth camp draws players from all over

OAKLAND, Calif. — Sporting his No. 30 Stephen Curry jersey, 11-year-old Bjarki Robertsson kept up the pace. He hopped on his right foot, then his left, joining in a drill as part of the Golden State Warriors’ basketball camp. Like the 3-point shooting star he so admires, Robertsson ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Prep baseball returns DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prep baseball has returned to Iowa. Colfax-Mingo faced Tri-County on Monday as Iowa became the first state to have a varsity baseball game since the coronavirus pandemic closed down sports across the country in mid-March, the Des Moines ...

GOLF RESULTS

Sunday Morning League at Valley Hole Winners: Long drive, Ed Alesi & Dale Kampfer; Closest to pin No. 2, Tim Toot & Dave Wise; Closest to pin No. 4, Bud Hall & Dale Kampfer, Longest putt No. 9, Ted Burkey & Dave Wise. Monday Night Men’s League at Valley First: Tim ...

Elliott tests positive for virus

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that Elliott was feeling OK and recovering. Arceneaux did not immediately return messages seeking comment, but a person with direct ...

Tournament play resumes

Competition golf returned to the county on Saturday as golfers teamed up for the annual Leetonia Ruritan Golf Scramble at the Valley Golf Club. All proceeds from the four-person, 9-hole scramble go to the Ruritans’ scholarship fund. The team of Jarrod T. Kane, Joe Rettig, Christopher ...

Robert Morris joining YSU in Horizon for hoops

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Robert Morris is leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. The school announced Monday that it will become the 12th member of the Horizon League on July 1. Robert Morris, located Pittsburgh’s western suburbs, will join the league in 10 sports, ...

Tony Colian loves his hybrids

SALEM — Tony Colian of Salem hit a hole-in-one Sunday at Buck Run Golf Course. He used a No. 4 hybrid to ace the 165-yard sixth hole. It was witnessed by his son, Tim Colian. Memorial golf outing planned ALLIANCE — The Brett Braden Memorial Golf Outing will be held at 9 a.m. July 11 ...

Start of MLB season must overcome another hurdle

NEW YORK — The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday when the the commissioner’s office told the players’ association it will not proceed with a schedule unless the threat of legal action by the union is resolved. MLB informed the union ...

Iowa assistant coach gets $1.1 million to go away

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta gave a vote of confidence to longtime football coach Kirk Ferentz on Monday after deciding to cut ties with a strength coach accused of mistreating African American players. Ferentz has dealt seriously in addressing former and current ...

Coates plans to be bigger threat for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Jake Coates has always played his role as a football player. That’s his motivation every time he steps on the field, and his role has varied greatly over the years. He was Mr. Everything at Warren John F. Kennedy High School, playing nearly every snap as a three-way starter ...

Berger wins as PGA returns

FORT WORTH, Texas — Daniel Berger dreamed of moments like this, a putt on the final hole with everything riding on it, and he pulled it off to perfection Sunday at Colonial. What he never imagined is how quiet it would be. No cheers when his 10-foot birdie on the final hole gave him a ...

Hamlin wins on a long day

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle ...

Beavers at work

The grass has been removed from Fighting Beaver Stadium as the field is getting prepared for artificial turf that will be ready for Beaver Local’s football season. (Salem News/Ron Firth)

GOLF RESULTS

Salem VFW Post 892/AMVETS Post 45 Salem Hills Monday Night League Standings: Lynn Hively/Bruce Clayton 40, Mark Fowler/Ron Louk 32, Glenn Prox/Daryl Tashwer 31, Ron Black/Wally Black 30 1/2, Lenny Carreon/Larry Paxson 29 1/2, Scott Kessel/Tim Eddinger 29 1/2, Carrie P rox/Sandy Price 29, ...

4SPORTS ON TV

SATURDAY 8 a.m. (ESPN2) Fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series, final day. 9:20 a.m. (FS1) Soccer: Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Noon (ESPN2) Fishing: Bassmaster Elite Series, final day. 12:20 .m. (FS1) Soccer: Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach at ...

Game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White Sox teammates strode out of the stalks and onto ...