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Cross celebrates this year’s only national championship

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MONACA, Pa. — Former Columbiana High School girls basketball standout Alexis Cross knew her University of Penn State-Beaver team was going to be good entering this season, but she couldn’t have imagined that they would make history. On Wednesday, March 11, Nittany Lions defeated Central ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Mitchell was Browns star WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy NFL offensive star of the late 1950s and 1960s who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player on the way to a Hall of Fame career, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and ...

Area bowling leagues split

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In addition to the hundreds of high school athletes who have been sidelined by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the crises as also brought a sudden halt to local bowling leagues. On March 16, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued an order to indefinitely close gyms, fitness centers, recreation ...

Wolfe lines up with Ravens

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers. After Baltimore’s deal with Brockers fell through, Wolfe immediately ...

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Hovorka had short season MOUNT VERNON — Former West Branch girls basketball standout Kayla Hovorka saw her sophomore season at Mount Veron Nazarene University cut short after just a pair of games. The 2018 West Branch graduate suffered a torn ACL for the second time in her basketball ...

Run a virtual 5K at home

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Marathon Foundation is offering a virtual 5K during the month of April, in which all of the donations will go to Gleaners Food Bank, a nonprofit organization founded by Joe Lordi that serves over 4,000 families per month. The race will be all month long, where ...

We will get through this like before

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The coronavirus is frightening, but back in 1944 the free world faced another frightening crisis with the world at war. During that decade many of America’s young men and women were putting their lives on the line to save the world from evil. Imagine the sleepless nights their loved ones ...

Sports injuries have to wait

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SALEM — Like a lot of active people who have suffered injuries in the past few weeks, East Liverpool boys soccer coach Zack Kinsey is just waiting to hear when treatment can begin. Kinsey, 32 of East Liverpool, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an indoor soccer ...

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Missing baseball “People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963), Baseball Hall of Famer Patriots fly in masks BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found ...

Club sports feeling the pain

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Club sports have established themselves as essential components to most serious high school athlete lives and like most other things these days, those organizations are in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus. Chris Huckshold is known to most as the Lisbon boys basketball coach, but he ...