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SPORTS BRIEFING

Running clock in basketball

COLUMBUS — The running clock is coming to Ohio high school basketball games this season.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved a proposal Thursday to implement the second-half running clock rule in regular-season games beginning this fall.

A running clock will be used if the lead reaches 35 points in the second half. It will be stopped for time outs and injuries. The running clock has been used in tournament play since 2018.

The regular season opens Nov. 19 for girls and Nov. 24 for boys.

Beavers kick off at 7:30 p.m.

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Beaver Local at Wheeling Central Catholic football game will kick off a half-hour later tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be bought at the gate for $5 each.

Henry commits to Ohio State

ST. CLAIRSVILLE –St. Clairsville senior lineman Avery Henry verbally committed to Ohio State University on Wednesday.

Henry, a 6-foot-7, 305-pounder, is the 16th recruit in Ohio State’s 2022 class and the third offensive lineman.

During the summer, Henry verbally committed to Iowa State before changing his mind to accept Ohio State’s offer. He will sign his letter of intent on Dec. 15.

St. Clairsville, ranked ninth in the Division IV state poll, opened the season with a 42-35 win at Carrollton and is 8-1 heading into Friday’s home game against Cambridge.

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