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Eyes of Texas are on Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas’ long-awaited report on “The Eyes of Texas” has found that the school song has “no racist intent,” but the school president said athletes and band members will not be required to sing or participate when the song is played at games and campus ...

East Liverpool staying put

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Eastern Buckeye Conference is still looking to fill a vacancy after East Liverpool turned down an invitation Monday. East Liverpool officials have been pondering a move for the 2022-23 school year since being approached by the Stark County-based EBC last year. It ...

Larson can’t outrun his past

LAS VEGAS — He’d had a nice first month at his new job, had quickly settled in and was falling into a familiar rhythm. A win was coming, Kyle Larson could feel it, and he was right. And yet a past mistake remained the dominant narrative of Larson’s return to NASCAR. He wondered via ...

Brownfield, Weir, Jamison top county

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

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

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

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

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 ...