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Dogs, Eagles ousted

UNITY — One strike away from getting out of a first-inning jam, East Palestine saw the flood gates open. Devin Ray and Chase Vickery hit consecutive pitches for doubles to the fence to guide 21st-seeded Pymatuning Valley past 20th-seeded East Palestine, 19-3, in a Division III sectional ...

Cavs chances slim

CHICAGO — Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs who can get ...

Eastern Ohio Athletic Meet

Fourth Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Meet At East Palestine Saturday BOYS MVP: 28 points, Garrett Krzyston (Wellsville), 1st in 110 hurdles, 1st in 300 hurdles, 3rd in 200 dash, 2nd in 400 relay. GIRLS MVP: 31 points, Emily McNicol (Wellsvile), 1st in 100 hurdles, 1st in 300 hurdles, ...

Preakness is the Epicenter

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter was set Monday as the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, which will be run without Rich Strike. The surprise Derby winner at 80-1 is not in the field of nine for Saturday’s $1.65 million race. Rich Strike’s owner felt the ...

Cubs leadoff hitter gets first-inning grand slam against Bucs

CHICAGO — Willson Contreras led off with a double and became a rare leadoff hitter with a first-inning grand slam as the Chicago Cubs burst to an eight-run lead and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0 on Monday night. Contreras became the 10th leadoff hitter since 1901 with a first-inning slam, ...

Pens at crossroads after playoff exit

PITTSBURGH — For the better part of two decades, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang have served as the foundation upon which the Pittsburgh Penguins built three Stanley Cup champions. For the better part of a year, all three understood the 2021-22 season could be their last ride ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Quakers on to district AKRON — Salem is sending three boys tennis players to the Div. II district tournament. Singles player Tyler Parker finished fourth at the Boardman sectional and will take on Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary sophomore Ben McKnight in the singles competition set to be ...

East Liverpool on a roll against Beaver Local

CALCUTTA — The East Liverpool baseball team has turned its season around. Devin Toothman struck out five as the 16th-seeded Potters blanked 15th-seeded Beaver Local, 10-0, in six innings in a Division II sectional opener Saturday. The Potters also beat the Beavers, 13-5, in regular-season ...

Hiscox third at state

HILLIARD — United seventh-grader Brinsley Hiscox burst onto the area track scene this season. Hiscox took third place in the girls 200-meter hurdles at the fifth Ohio High School Athletic Association 7th and 8th Grade State Track and Field Championships on Saturday. She ran 29.14 seconds ...

Eastern Buckeye Conference Meet

Third Eastern Buckeye Conference Meet at Marlington Satuday BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Salem (156), 2. Alliance (133), 3. Marlington (90), 4. West Branch (90), 5. Minerva (65), 6. Carrollton (40), 7. Canton South (29). TOP FINISHERS 3200 RELAY: 1. Marlington (Cohen Boyce, Noah ...