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Crew can go out in style

Last year, the Houston Dynamo finished at the bottom of the Western Conference. This season they’re playing for the conference title. After a bit of a layoff, the Major League Soccer playoffs continue Tuesday when the two-legged conference finals start. In the East, the Columbus Crew host ...

Cowart stars in OVAC game

BELMONT — The names change year-in and year-out, but the results continue to be the same when it pertains to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Volleyball match. Sunday afternoon inside ‘The Hangar’ at Union Local High School, Ohio dominated the 18th annual event by sweeping ...

BOWLING RESULTS

Sportsman League at Walnut Lanes HIGH SERIES: Eric McMahon/Jeff Feezle 1020, Bill Harzen/Terry Taylor 1001, Mike Price/Jamison McCombs 1000, and Jake Bates/Joey Ross 985. STANDINGS: Affordable Appliance 33, Valley View 25, Walnut Lanes 24, Ten In The Pit 22, Plumm\’s Stump Removal 22, ...

Mount to host Case

ALLIANCE — No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union will host No. 16 ranked Case Western Reserve University in the second round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs at noon on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium. The Purple Raiders are 11-0 overall, and won their 28th Ohio Athletic ...

Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers (22) fumbles a punt in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Cleveland. The Jaguars recovered the ball. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Another game to forget

CLEVELAND — After being hit and harassed by Jacksonville’s mouth-smashing defense, DeShone Kizer stepped to the podium. Downcast and defeated, the rookie quarterback summed up his day and the Browns’ season with just two words. “It hurts,” he said. It isn’t getting any better in ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Ashland to host game ASHLAND — Ashland University will take on Harding in an NCAA Div. II second round game on Saturday at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field. Ashland is 11-1 overall and has an 11-game winning streak after a 21-18 home win over Northwest Missouri State, the two-time ...

South Range coach Dan Yeagley huddles with linemen Deven Lowry (54) and Jordan Lowery (58) during the Raiders’ 40-16 playoff win over Black River on Friday. (Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer)

No. 1 next for South Range

GREENFORD — Just one team now stands between South Range and a trip to the Division V state championship game. After pounding Black River 40-16 on Friday to claim the Region 17 championship, the second-ranked Raiders (13-0) will meet the top-ranked team in Division V when they clash with the ...

All-EOAC boys soccer

2017 EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First Team Gabe Heinrich — Columbiana Kyle Bechweth — Columbiana Zach Chaffee — Columbiana Josh Welch — East Palestine Aymeric Leroy — East Palestine Austin Holley — East Palestine Tommy Kornbau — Leetonia Jonathan Logan — ...

Mount slows down Generals

ALLIANCE — Second-ranked Mount Union scored twice in the first quarter and held on during a rainy Saturday afternoon for a 21-0 win over Washington and Lee (Va.) in an NCAA Division III playoff opener. The Mount Union defense held a Washington & Lee offense — which is second in the ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Another weekend run KETTERING — East Palestine senior Alexis Cunningham capped her prep cross country career by running at the Mid-East Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Cunningham finished 46th in the women’s race. She covered the 3.1-mile course at Indian Riffle Park in 22 ...