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Clipper Cross Country Series slated COLUMBIANA — The 20th annual Clipper Cross Country Series will be held in on Wednesdays in August at the Ward Athletic Complex behind Columbiana High School. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays with the Aug. 1 and Aug. 165 races on the middle school ...

AL makes it six straight

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 ...

Toronto blanked in regional final

TORONTO — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball program has a long and storied history. The team added another chapter Monday as it shut out Toronto Post 86, 10-0, in six innings in the Region 7 Legion Baseball Tournament final at the Knights Baseball Complex. “Winning ...

Potters at Ohio Open

MEDINA —A pair of former East Liverpool High School standouts are competing in the 98th Open Open this week. Blake Prince, who went on to star at Cleveland State University, is tied for tied for 25th with a 1-under -par 71. at Weymouth Country Club. He collected three birdies on front ...

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Bell, Steelers fail to agree PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s deadline, meaning he ...

Chester moves to 9-0

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Chester Oldtimers knocked off Boardman 3-2 on Sunday in Youngstown 50-plus Baseball League action at East Liverpool High School. Chester is 9-0 and sits in first place in the league. Brian Newlyn’s walk off single in the bottom of the seventh ended a close game. ...

Tribe’s stars shine

CLEVELAND — With a flight to catch, Michael Brantley quickly dressed and stuffed some batting gloves, cleats and other gear into a red-white-and-blue duffel bag. Brantley’s headed to the All-Star Game. Before leaving, he again showed why he’s going. Brantley homered leading off the ...

Loy guides OVAC

WHEELING, W.Va. — Bruce Stiles likes the makeup of his Ohio roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. But, like all coaches, Stiles has some apprehension about certain areas. And though linebacker is one of those areas, it’s not because of the level of talent. It’s ...

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Springfield track closed NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Springfield Local stadium and track will be closed Monday through Friday for phase one of a track resurfacing construction project. Pending any weather delays, it will re-open on July 21. Salem Youth Running Club SALEM — The Salem ...

Too hot? Try fishing at night

According to my Humminbird fish finder the surface water temperature was 81.7 degrees. Dipping my hand over the side of the boat pretty much confirmed that the water was almost warm enough to take a bath. No wonder the fish were finicky and just did not seem interested in the menu I was ...