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Five Beavers alive in district semifinals

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

BOWLING

Sportsman League at Walnut Lanes Team Standings: AK Nahas 14, Brian’s Pro Shop 12, Chaney’s 9, The Outlaws and Plumm’s Stump Removal 7, Walnut Lanes 5, Affordable Appliance 2, Blackwood Pet Foods 0. High Game: Tim Pancake 279, Allan Bergert 247, Charles Henderson 238. High ...

Youngstown Chaney rides past West Branch

YOUNGSTOWN—West Branch’s boys basketball team faced a tall task coming into Thursday’s Div. II district semifinal against a Youngstown Chaney team which may have a solid argument as to being the best team in the Youngstown area. Using its size, experience and speed, the Cowboys, a Div. ...

Five Beavers on way to state

GENEVA — Beaver Local is sending five track and field athletes to the Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) indoor state championship today at SPIRE Institute. Junior Kodi Kinsey the only girl competing and will be entered in three events in Division II-III. She has the ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

McDonald sweeps Reserve MASSILLON — McDonald used a solid defensive effort throughout this contest to defeat Western Reserve 57-25 on Thursday to advance to a Division IV regional final. McDonald jumped out to a 15-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. McDonald swept Western ...