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2020-21 MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC CONF. BASKETBALL TEAM

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BOYS GRAY TIER FIRST TEAM James Davis (Jr., Liberty) Haden Gibson (Sr., Brookfield) Drake Golden (Sr., Crestview) Josh Honeycutt (Sr., Newton Falls) Isaiah Jones (So., Brookfield) Landen Kiser (Sr., LaBrae) Joey Kline (Sr., Newton Falls) Skevos Kouros (Jr., ...

2020-21 MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC CONF. BASKETBALL TEAM

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GIRLS GRAY TIER FIRST TEAM Emma Gumont (Sr., Champion) Mara Halas (Sr., Crestview) Madison Haidet (Sr., Newton Falls) Sophia Hook (So., Brookfield) Breanna Hutson (Sr., Newton Falls) Laura McCoy (So., LaBrae) Krista Perry (Sr., Crestview) Audrey Reardon (Jr., ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Big weekend for Joyce family AKRON — It’s going to be a great weekend for the Joyce family. Dru Joyce II — a 1973 graduate of East Liverpool High School — is the head coach for Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, which returns to the Ohio Division II state semifinals. His son, Dru Joyce ...

Area standouts lead Titans

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Senior Daniel Ritter (South Range) and freshman Reese Leone (West Branch) each scored a game-high 20 points in leading top-seeded Westminster past No. 6 Thiel, 101-60, in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship Tournament semifinals Thursday night. Leone ...

2020-21 EASTERN BUCKEYE CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TEAM

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BOYS FIRST TEAM Talen Timberlake, Carrollton, senior Shamar Blackmon, Canton South, senior Jaxon Hendershott, West Branch, junior Noah Sallade, Minerva, senior Drew Weir, Salem, junior Brandon Alexander, Alliance, senior BOYS SECOND TEAM Gage Ford, Alliance, junior Casey ...

Tiger returns home to recover

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Tiger Woods is back at home in Florida to resume his recovery from career-threatening leg injuries he suffered when his SUV ran off a road and down a hill in the Los Angeles suburbs last month. “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery,” Woods said in a tweet posted ...

Jamison highlights All-district team

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Salem’s Kyla Jamison, Crestview’s Krista Perry and South Range’s Izzy Lamparty piled up points and wins. The three area standouts combined for more than 4,100 career points on the way to capturing first-team honors on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association 2020-21 All-Northeast Inland ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Chargers sign Boardman alumni Linsley COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are taking a huge step toward upgrading their offensive line, agreeing to terms on a five-year contract with All-Pro center Corey Linsley, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated ...

Brian Clark steps aside to pursue admin opportunities

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SEBRING — Sebring boys basketball coach Brian Clark resigned his coaching position on Monday. The reason stated in his resignation letter was that he was moving on to pursue other opportunities in educational and athletic administration. Clark is the current athletic director at Sebring. ...

County nearly gets a champ

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MARENGO —It has been a while since Beaver Local celebrated a state wrestling champion and junior Logan Ours almost made that a reality on Sunday at the Div. II state wrestling tournament at Marengo Highland High School. Facing off against top-ranked Alek Martin of Graham Local in the ...

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Malone University falls in tourney WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The Malone University men’s basketball team dropped its First Round game of the NCAA Div. II Tournament on Saturday with a loss to the host West Liberty, 94-89. Casey Kaufman and the No. 6 Pioneers fought hard the duration of the ...

Ohio St. settles for second

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 3 Illinois accomplished one major goal. The next one will be even more difficult. As the Fighting Illini celebrated their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2005 with a 91-88 overtime victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Sunday, they quickly turned the focus to their ...

Three fifths for Range

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MARION —South Range sparring partners Raymond Cmil and Michael Markulin had their sights set on big things after reaching the Div. III state semifinals on Saturday at Marion Harding High School. Sunday did not turn out the same way, but both the Raiders — including Logan Cormell who ...

ALL-EAST DISTRICT BASKETBALL

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The 2020-21 All-East District boys and girls basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: GIRLS Division I First Team: Ajia Schreffler, New Philadelphia, 5-10, jr., 15.2; Audrey Harr, New Philadelphia, jr., 9.5. Special Mention: Alyssa Miller, New Philadelphia; ...

Branch’s Marra pushes for state title, Hart eliminated

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West Branch might have only one wrestler at the state tournament this year, but Kenny Marra wants to make an impact. The senior 220-pounder won his first two matches on Saturday to advance to the Div. II semifinals of his weight class. Marra, West Branch's all-time win leader, pinned ...

South Range pair advance

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MARION - South Range’s Raymond Cmil and Michael Markulin are through to the championship semifinals after early action on Saturday at the Div. III state wrestling tournament at Marion Harding High School. Cmil defeated Wayne Trace’s Gabe Sutton to advance to the 120-pound semifinals. Cmil ...

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Purple Raiders win spring debut ZANESVILLE — Mount Union’s football team won its 33rd straight season opener with a 51-15 win over Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Friday night at Sulsberger Stadium. The win was first for head coach Geoff Dartt as the Purple Raiders ...

SPORTS BRIEFS

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Warren JFK bows out AKRON — No. 10 Richmond Heights overcame a slow start to pull away from Warren JFK for a 67-50 win in a Division IV boys basketball regional final Friday at Firestone High School. The Spartans rallied from a 15-14 deficit in the first quarter to go ahead 32-24 at ...

New venues await state-bound wrestlers

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It’s been a challenge for local wrestling teams during this pandemic season, but the clouds have lifted just enough for a state individual tournament to be held. It just won’t be like old times. The Div. II tournament is set for Saturday and Sunday at Marengo Highland High School ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Struthers, Chaney bow out BARBERTON — Struthers boys basketball team had won all of its previous 25 games this season, but Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s pedigree was just too much to handle. The Wildcats were down 50-13 at half and were erased from the Div. II regional semifinal with a ...