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Buckeyes leap over Rabbits

BOISE, Idaho — Ohio State is not a 3-point shooting team. The Buckeyes don’t take a lot, don’t make a lot. Back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years, the Buckeyes went all-in on the 3, casting it up 40 times. The last couple they tried, both by Kam Williams, helped ...

Steelers courting fans in Leetonia

LEETONIA — The Pittsburgh Steelers traded in a pair of cleats for some Air Jordans as they faced the Leetonia staff and other local celebrities in a charity basketball game on Wednesday night. “It’s quite a distraction for this town,” Wayne Kaminski of Leetonia said. “Having big ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

EOAC will battle MVAC MINERAL RIDGE — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference and the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference will meet in an All-Star basketball game Monday at Mineral Ridge High School. The girls game will start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8 p.m. There will be a ...

Bell tolls again for Ohio’s top player

By JOE SCALZO Canton Repository CANTON — On Jan. 24, minutes before the biggest regular season basketball game of her career, Canton McKinley junior Kierstan Bell was standing for the national anthem when she started hearing whispers behind her. “Everyone behind me was like, ...

West Branch tops All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — The West Branch girls had a lot of contributors on the way to a Division II state poll championship. Senior leaders Natalie Zuchowski and Kayla Hovorka were named to the All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Tuesday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters ...

Division II All-Ohio girls

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II All-Ohio high school girls basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION II FIRST TEAM Lilly Ritz, Cambridge, 6-2, sr., 20.0; Aaliyah Currence, New Philadelphia 5-10, jr., 19.5; Naz Hillmon, Gates ...

Division I All-Ohio girls

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I All-Ohio high school girls basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Jacy Sheldon, Dublin Coffman, 5-foot-9, jr., 26.1 points per game; Madison Greene, Pickerington Central, ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Trimmer plays at YSU YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team is heading to the postseason for the third time in four years. Youngstown State (16-15) will host Binghamton, N.Y. (19-11) in the opening round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational at 7 p.m. today at the ...

Sky is the limit for Comets

LISBON — After winning the state softball tournament in September, the Columbiana County Comets basketball team is looking to taste gold again at the Special Olympics Ohio Division III state basketball tournament. “That was fun winning that title,” Comets player Jamie Gordon said. ...

Perez, Muslovski are All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference is going to be loaded in the backcourt the next couple of seasons. Sophomore guards Izzy Perez of Lisbon and Kayla Muslovski of Columbiana earned third-team honors on the All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Monday by the Ohio ...