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South Range softball sacks Dragons in opener

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GREENFORD — The South Range softball team was ready to get the season started. In an inpromptu move Saturday, the Raiders cleared off the artificial turf at the football stadium, put up a makeshift fence and walked past Niles, 23-1, in five innings in the season opener. The Raiders ...

Akron St. V-M re-joyces after record eighth title

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COLUMBUS — No basketball team has won more Ohio high school state championships than Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Ninth-ranked Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary rolled to a 60-51 victory over fifth-ranked Trotwood-Madison in the Division II boys basketball state championship game Saturday in front ...

Boys state finals from the OHSAA

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Division I COLUMBUS — After falling short in the Division I state championship game a year ago, No. 2 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated No. 1 Solon, 83-65, to win its fourth state title Saturday night in front of 9,226 at the Schottenstein Center. It’s the Crusaders’ first state ...

The jig is up, the news is out …

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After reading last week’s column, I thought I really should provide a little more detail about how I make and use jigs. To begin with the jig is nothing more than a lead head cast around a hook. I make my own, but jigs are readily available in any tackle store, and even in box stores such as ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Comets streak into final STRASBURG — The Columbiana County Comets will be playing in the Special Olympics Ohio state basketball championship game this morning. Breion Price scored 52 points as the Comets beat Lucas County 65-63 in the semifinals Friday at Strasburg-Franklin High School. ...

Ashland’s streak ends at 73 in row

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From Staff Reports SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The Ashland University women’s basketball team had its 73-game winning streak end with a 66-52 loss to Central Missouri in the NCAA Division II national championship game Friday night. Ashland — the highest-scoring team in NCAA women’s ...

Southern’s field of dreams

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SALINEVILLE — A new $424,000 home for the Southern Local High School baseball team is slated to be ready for play by late April or early May. The infield is made of turf which cost $324,000 to build and is being paid for by an anonymous donation. The outfield will be grass and is still ...

Columbiana County Classic

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The 33rd annual Columbiana County Classic, featuring the top senior boys and girls basketball players in the county, will be held Tuesday at Lisbon High School. The girls game will start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game:  BOYS ROSTERS Red Team Zak Pappas 1 Beaver Local Drew ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Comets streak toward state STRASBURG — The Columbiana County Comets will face Lucas County in the Special Olympics Ohio state basketball tournament semifinal 6 p.m. Friday at Strasburg-Franklin High School. The winner will advance to the state championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday. A ...

Great Dane of Ohio

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COLUMBUS — Dane Goodwin’s many successes on the basketball court can be traced to a boyhood spent tagging along with his father Damon, the long-time Capital University coach and a standout player himself at the University of Dayton. But that only begins to explain how Goodwin carved out a ...