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JUNIOR HIGH

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Alliance at Salem 7th Grade: Salem won 19-4 on Thursday. Salem: Maddy Andres 9, Meadow Anderson 4.

Salem stuns Poland

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POLAND — The Salem girls basketball team had a lot of reasons to celebrate Wednesday night. Senior Kyla Jamison scored 20 points, including her 1,000th career point, as the Quakers beat highly-regarded Poland, 46-41. It was Poland’s third regular-season loss in three years. Poland had a ...

Steelers shake off Ravens

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t one for excuses. Even as COVID-19 wreaked havoc with his team’s schedule, pushing their matchup with Baltimore from Thanksgiving night to middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach ...

Wolverines aren’t ducking Buckeyes

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel strongly rebuked any notion that the Wolverines would try to avoid facing rival Ohio State in the regular-season finale, calling the notion “ridiculous” and infuriating in a scathing statement Wednesday. Manuel spoke hours after ...

Johnson was a man of many talents

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LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Kent State game called KENT (AP) — Kent State’s football game at Miami (Ohio) scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Golden Flashes’ program. The Mid-American Conference issued a statement saying the game has been declared a no ...

Game on for Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t into hypotheticals. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach prefers to deal with what is happening, not what might happen. This season, however, has challenged that approach. The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) are scheduled to host some semblance of the Baltimore ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Season opener on Friday The East Liverpool and Beaver Local boys basketball games scheduled for Tuesday were postponed due to the winter weather. The Edison at East Liverpool game has been rescheduled for Dec. 22. Beaver Local was scheduled to host Steubenville. Beaver Local will host ...

Cavaliers in camp and loving it

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CLEVELAND — The eight-month, pandemic-induced layoff deprived the Cavaliers of valuable games and drained coach J.B. Bickerstaff of some competitive juices. He took drastic measures to replenish them. “I’m ashamed to say it, but I found myself at 8-year-old and 9-year-old girls’ ...