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Denman set for semis INDIANA, Pa. — Former Blackhawk High School standout Halle Denman is a senior starting guard for the Indiana (Pa.) University women’s basketball team that will play in the NCAA Division II national semifinals for the first time tonight. Denman, who wears No. 23, has ...

Sweeney scores All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Lisbon junior guard Justin Sweeney learned well. Sweeney, who played behind four 1,000-point scorers as a freshman, has emerged as the area’s leading scorer. After an outstanding season, Sweeney received second-team honors on the 2017-18 Division IV All-Ohio high school boys ...

MVAC sweeps EOAC

MINERAL RIDGE — The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball all-stars got the best of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference all-stars on Monday at Mineral Ridge High School. The MVAC girls beat the EOAC girls to open the night 56-29. Maddie Warren of Lowellville led ...

Division IV All-Ohio boys

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division IV All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION IV FIRST TEAM Lukas Isaly, Hannibal River, 5-11, sr., 24.4; Mark Mayle, Malvern, 6-9, sr., 19.8; Michael Bothwell, ...

Division III All-Ohio boys

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION III FIRST TEAM Chase Yoho, Bellaire, 5-10, sr., 25.6 ppg; Danny Bartholomew, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-8, sr., 17.9; Tre’ ...

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Al Beach Classic today CANFIELD — The 48th annual Al Beach Classic — featuring some of the top senior basketball players from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties — will be held tonight at Canfield High School. The girls game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys game at approximately ...

Ohio State made a jump in progress

COLUMBUS — All indications were that this would be another forgettable year for Ohio State basketball. Coming off two disappointing seasons, the Buckeyes had the same core of players but a new coach in Chris Holtmann , who did his best in the preseason to tamp down expectations. But ...

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Fitch grad beats Bucks SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Austintown Fitch High School graduate Cam Morrison scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the third-ranked Notre Dame hockey team defeated fourth-ranked Ohio State, 3-2, in the Big Ten championship Saturday night. The Irish went up 2-0 in ...

Snyder does Ohio State proud

CLEVELAND — Bo Nickal isn’t known for demonstrative displays of raw emotion. Clinching an NCAA championship with a vengeful pin over a longtime rival brought it out of the Penn State 184-pounder on Saturday night. Nickal reversed an early attack from Ohio State’s Myles Martin and spun ...

Oak Glen heats up a cold day

WEIRTON, W.Va. — When game time rolled around at Edwin J. Bowman Field for the season opening match up between Oak Glen and Madonna, it was around 32 degrees and some light snow was falling. In the fourth inning, the Golden Bears bats heated things up during the cold afternoon contest with a ...