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MORNING JOURNAL 2019-20 ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM Player Ht. Class School Jenna Riccardo 6-0 Sr. Beaver Local Peyton Alazaus 5-10 Sr. West Branch Izzy Perez 5-6 Sr. Lisbon Maddie Liberati 5-10 Sr. Lisbon Carly Scarpitti 5-6 Sr. West Branch Kayla Muslovski 5-5 Sr. Columbiana Kyla Jamison 6-0 Jr. Salem Krista ...

Ballparks remain eerily empty on opening day

ARLINGTON, Texas — There will be no hot dogs on the grill, no beer on tap, no vendors in the stands selling peanuts and Cracker Jack. The shiny new stadium deep in the heart of Texas will still be waiting for its first Rangers game. Instead of warming up for his debut with the New York ...

OHSAA cancels winter tournaments

The Ohio High School Athletic Association canceled all remaining winter sports tournaments on Thursday. No champions will be awarded for boys basketball, girls basketball, ice hockey and wrestling in 2020.

SPORTS BRIEFING

Zuchowski helps Shawnee State PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University forward and 2018 West Branch graduate Natalie Zuchowski put together a solid sophomore year off the bench for the Bears, who had their season cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Zuchowski saw action in 29 games for ...

McComas named OVAC’s best

WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local senior Cole McComas was named the Dr. Bill Welker OVAC Wrestler of the Year this week. He shares the award with Parkersburg South’s Braxton Adams, the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler in the country. McComas’ sparkling career has included three ...

Mook wraps up career

PITTSBURGH — Former Columbiana girls basketball standout Baylie Mook recently concluded her college basketball career with a solid senior season for NAIA Point Park University. Mook, a 2015 Columbiana graduate, appeared in 29 games and started 12 at guard for the Pioneers, averaging 5.9 ...

Potters’ Jackson headlines All-Area boys basketball

From Staff Reports East Liverpool senior Tresean Jackson put his name at the top of the Potter record books. Jackson, who guided the Potters to a second straight district final, headlines the Morning Journal’s 2019-20 All-Area boys basketball team. He is the All-Area player of the year ...

MORNING JOURNAL 2019-20 ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM Player Ht. Class School Tresean Jackson 6-1 Sr. East Liverpool Cam Grodhaus 6-1 Sr. Southern Darien Suggs 5-10 Sr. Wellsville Matthew Mazei 6-6 Sr. Columbiana Jonathan Bertovich 5-10 Soph. East Palestine Chris Brooks 6-4 Sr. South Range Reese Leone 5-9 Sr. West Branch Gabe ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Best of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH — AT&T SportsNet will be televising some of the classic games featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins: • Today, 8 p.m. — Pittsburgh Penguins 50th anniversary movie. • Thursday, 7 p.m. — 2011 season opener, Pittsburgh Pirates at ...

All-Buckeye 8 Basketball Teams

BOYS North First Team Jake Mayle, Buckeye Local; Alec McBane, Edison; Isaiah Vandine, Indian Creek; Brennan O’Hara, East Liverpool; Timmy Neal, East Liverpool; Tresean Jackson, East Liverpool; Luke Chetock, Beaver Local. Honorable Mention Cameron Grabits, Buckeye Local; Noah Woods, ...