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COLLEGE ROUNDUP

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Wittenberg is runner-up GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) entered the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship having never made it past the quarterfinals. The Athenas swept top-seeded Wittenberg, 25-18, 25-19 25-22, Saturday night to bring home the ...

Smells and sounds of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving will soon arrive, and just the thought of that special day stirs up wonderful memories of hunting with my dad. There would be no school on Thanksgiving so dad and I could spend the morning hunting rabbits and pheasants behind out dogs. There were not enough deer back then to ...

South Range’s Aniello Buzzacco scoops up a fumble in front of teammate Anthony Czap and runs for a touchdown Friday. (Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer)

Range makes semifinal run

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CANAL FULTON — Though the score of Friday’s Division V, Region 17 championship game was still close as the third quarter wore on, South Range senior offensive lineman Matt Brooks began to feel more and more like this was the Raiders’ night. “As an offensive lineman, I can tell when ...

Canfield quarterback Vinny Fiorenza grabs a loose ball as Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary deenders Jack Knox (43) and David Hooks (38) close in during Fridy’s Division III regional final at Reilly Stadium. (Special to the Journal/Gary Leininger)

Canfield drops first

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SALEM — It was indeed a tale of two halves when Canfield and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary collided in a defensive gem Friday night in a Division III regional football championship game at Salem’s Reilly Stadium. Scoring opportunities were few and far between, but SVSM managed to couple a ...

Another regional title for Steubenville

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NILES – Big Red rode a “fantastic first half” to a 33-21 victory over Perry in the Division IV, Region 13 championship game Friday inside Bo Rein Memorial Stadium. The win gives Steubenville its fifth-consecutive regional title and sends it into next week’s state semifinals. Big Red ...

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

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Friday’s Games DIVISION I Regional Final Cin. Colerain 21, Cin. St. Xavier 14 Mentor 23, Cle. St. Ignatius 21 Pickerington Cent. 31, Pickerington N. 14 Powell Olentangy Liberty 34, Tol. Whitmer 7 ——— DIVISION II Regional Final Akron Hoban 42, Barberton 13 Avon 55, ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Wittenberg in title match GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The top-seeded Wittenberg volleyball continue its tournament run with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory over Calvin University in an NCAA Division III semifinal. The Tigers will meet Claremont Mudd Scripps College in the final at 7 p.m. today at ...

MLS needs Crew in Columbus

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Congratulations, Major League Soccer. You’re on the verge of becoming a real American sports league. Greedy owner? Check. Complicit commissioner? Check. Playing one city off another to get a new stadium paid for at least in part with the public’s hard-earned tax dollars? Check. The ...

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Carter Hill helps out Penguins

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YOUNGSTOWN—When his playing days concluded three years ago, former Crestview and Waynesburg quarterback Carter Hill found that he had no desire to leave the gridiron behind. “Growing up, my dad was always coaching me and I saw how much fun he had with it,” Hill said. “I saw the same ...

Brown shines in Thursday night spotlight

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. Running the no-huddle offense extensively for the first time all season, ...