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Brownfield, Weir, Jamison top county

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The 2020-21 Columbiana County basketball player of the year voting was as close as an overtime tournament game. Lisbon senior Blayne Brownfield and Salem junior Drew Weir shared boys player of the year honors, while Salem senior Kyla Jamison was named girls player of the year in balloting by ...

South Range didn’t want the season to end

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — For the second season in a row, the South Range girls basketball team’s season ends in the Division III regional final. The Raiders fell behind 12th-ranked Apple Creek Waynedale 29-8 in the second quarter before losing 55-41 on Saturday at Cuyahoga Falls High School. ...

Beavers send five to state

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GALLIPOLIS — Beaver Local is sending five wrestlers and East Liverpool two to next weekend’s Division II state wrestling tournament. Junior Logan Ours and seniors Devon Salsberry and Jonathan Potts won their weight classes as the Beavers captured the district team title for the third ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Pierson wins an OAC title WESTERVILLE — John Carroll University junior Ian Pierson and Otterbein College freshman Cameron Christopher raced to high finishes at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday, but they couldn’t slow down nationally-ranked ...

Five Beavers alive in district semifinals

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GALLIPOLLIS — Beaver Local and East Liverpool are in prime position to have several state qualifiers after Div. II district competiton on Friday at Gallia Academy. Beaver Local has five wrestlers in today’s championship semifinals, while East Liverpool has two. In the first session ...

Tigers seal the deal

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Springfield boys basketball team did not have to deal with the Salem curse with the Division III district tournament being held at home sites this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The top-seeded Tigers rolled to a 35-19 halftime lead to beat fifth-seeded Andover ...

Waters, Mixon place for Raiders

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WESTERVILLE — Mount Union senior Calista Waters won the 1600-meter relay and freshman Jaliyah Mixon was third in the shot put to pace the Purple Raiders in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday. Mount Union finished second in the team standings ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Miller sparks Malone HILLSDALE, Michigan – Junior Justin Miller was one of four Malone University players to score in double figures as the fourth-seeded Pioneers upset top-seeded Hillsdale, 74-64, in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference semifinal Friday night. Miller, who was an ...

One-track mind about fishing

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The sun popped out from behind a cloud the other day and its warmth felt so good on my shoulder that I almost burst out in song. In deference to my neighbors I held back on my bursting because despite the fortune my parents spent on my musical training my singing resembles a chorus of crows ...

Big plans for Nashville short track

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Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway would be renovated and run by Bristol Motor Speedway in a deal designed to bring NASCAR racing back to the historic short track that first opened in 1904. Nashville Mayor John Cooper signed a letter of intent Friday ...