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Top OAC award to Toronto’s Perkins

TORONTO — Brian Perkins etched his name into illustrious company last June when he led the Toronto baseball team to the Division IV state baseball championship. Thursday evening, he joined another illustrious club. Perkins, a 1989 graduate of East Liverpool High School, was announced as ...

Players getting another chance

COLUMBIANA — The Mahoning Valley High School Baseball League is trying to give area players some of what they missed this spring. At least seven local teams are expected to compete beginning in mid-June. “We want seniors to play if they want to, because they didn’t get to play this ...

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It’s Bristol baby BRISTOL, Tenn. — Less than three days after taking the checkered flag in Charlotte, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first short-track race of the season. The high-banked, half-mile oval near the Tennessee-Virginia border has hosted 118 ...

GOLF RESULTS

Pinky’s Tavern, Coil Line Service Eagle Pass League Standings: Dick Cope & Kevin Beresford 26, John Arter & Scott Cope 23, Chuck Sluss & Brian Bostick 22, Jerry Gabriel & Jeff Cain 22, Lenny VonFeldt & Steve Smith 20 1/2, Steve Funk & Vint Milbank 20, Bob Reeder ...

Perkins grabs OAC award

TORONTO — Brian Perkins etched his name into illustrious company last June when he led the Toronto baseball team to the Division IV state baseball championship. Thursday evening, he joined another illustrious club. Perkins, a 1989 graduate of East Liverpool High School, was announced as ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Breaking the color barrier “It was, after all, one thing for white major league organizations like the Brooklyn Dodgers to take a hard line in challenging racial laws and customs on behalf of an outstanding prospect like (Jackie) Robinson, and quite another for a Negro League club like ...

Leetonia seeks golf coach

Leetonia seeks golf coach LEETONIA — Leetonia is seeking a boys golf coach for the fall season 2020. Interested candidates should contact Ed Ridgeway at eridgeway@leetonia.k12.oh.us. Raiders need girls soccer coach GREENFORD — South Range is seeking an assistant girls soccer coach. If ...

Elliott’s week goes from miserable to masterful

CONCORD, N.C. — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. ...

Baker keeps focus

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he’s used to reflect and forget a season that didn’t go well for the Browns’ brash quarterback. He’s also worked on his golf game. “I’ve always been a high-effort guy,” he said. “I am ...

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Cup race tonight CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for NASCAR teams taxed by a grueling return to racing. The race was rescheduled for 7 p.m. today, which in turn forced NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series ...

Soap Box Derby called off

AKRON — Derby Downs will be silent for the rest of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 83rd All-American Soap Box Derby scheduled for July 25 was canceled on Tuesday. Mark Gerberich, International Soap Box Derby’s president and chief executive officer, said on Facebook the ...

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Elliott collects bounty CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let him know about it. Elliott snapped Busch’s seven-race Truck Series winning streak and collected a $100,000 bounty at Charlotte Motor Speedway ...

Becker standing tall on Penguins’ offensive line

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing football at Youngstown State University seemed to be a few years away when Dan Becker left Indian Hill High School near Cincinnati. Becker was a star middle linebacker in high school, but at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, that position didn’t seem to be the right fit for ...

Newton transfers to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. — Former Howard University quarterback Caylin Newton, the younger brother of ex-Carolina Panthers starter Cam, says he is transferring to Auburn. Newton announced his decision on Twitter Friday, following in his brother’s footsteps. Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy in 2010 ...

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Doesn’t have a prayer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl championship now that he’s with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin, in a tongue-in-cheek ...

Keselowski claims Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory on what should have been the most celebrated day in motorsports but was instead just a 6-plus hour NASCAR show. Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to ...

McFadden makes name for himself

YOUNGSTOWN — Earning respect hasn’t always been a given for Colt McFadden. The Poland High School graduate has been a place kicker throughout his football career, and said kickers don’t always garner the same esteem as the rest of the team. Fortunately for McFadden, he isn’t the ...

GOLF RESULTS

Pinky’s Tavern, Coil Line Service Eagle Pass League Standings: Jerry Gabriel & Jeff Cain 14 1/2, Chad Wood & Rod Davison 12 1/2, Dick Cope & Kevin Beresford 12 1/2, Bob Reeder & Galen Brandt 11 1/2, Jay Gamble & Lucian Clewell 11, John Arter & Scott Cope 10, Steve ...

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Ruritans golf scramble set COLUMBIANA — The Leetonia Ruritan Club has announced it will host perhaps the county’s first fund-raising golf scramble of the year: Saturday, June 13, at the Valley Golf Club. The four-person, 9-hole event will benefit the Ruritans’ scholarship fund. The ...

Xavier’s Swetye grew up like a Quaker

DARIEN, Conn. — As a teenager, 1978 Salem High School graduate John Swetye had legendary Quaker boys basketball coach John Cabas as his driver education teacher. Cabas had stepped down from coaching by then, but spent hours riding around in the car recounting Salem’s rich basketball ...