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Big Red boys waiting for March to arrive, girls begin run Wednesday

STEUBENVILLE — If timing is indeed everything, then Big Red’s basketball teams could be looking at extended stays in the postseason. Jeff Lombardo and his 10th-seeded Big Red girls open Division II sectional play Wednesday with a trip to St. Clairsville, the seventh seed. Wednesday’s ...

COLUMN: Ups and downs of the bball tourneys

Well, the beginning of the end to the high school basketball season began on Saturday with the Weir High girls winning by 24 points at Oak Glen. It just might be a possible sign of things to come. There will be plenty of dominant performances throughout Ohio and West Virginia. Some may ...

Malkin, Letang each score twice in Penguins’ win over Rangers

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen ...

Buckeyes fall to No. 11 Michigan State, 62-44

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory ...

Hamlin cruises to second Daytona 500 win in four years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of ...

Junior Crusader girls finish second

The Junior Crusader seventh-grade girls team finished runner-up to Buckeye Local Middle School in the 2019 BMC small school tournament. Team members included, from left, front, Alexandra Schmitz, Nyah Dunburg-Ingram, Talia Marcino, Lydia Hermann; back, Ella Maragos, Anna Arai, Haley Crawford, ...

Edison holds successful baseball camp

The Edison baseball program held its annual baseball camp for its youth players. This camp has been offered for the past 18 years as an instructional tool for youth baseball players from grades one to eight. This year’s camp attracted 60 players to the three-day event. The coaching staff and ...

Perez set to make most of starting opportunity

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Roberto Perez waited for his turn and vows to make the most of his big chance. Perez figures to get plenty of time behind the plate for the Cleveland Indians after the AL Central champions traded All-Star Yan Gomes to Washington. The 30-year-old Perez is eager to ...

Team LeBron rallies to all-star win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered ...

Red Knights fight back, fall to Wheeling Central in OVAC final

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Winning OVAC titles has been a staple at Wheeling Central. Saturday’s 63-53 victory against Toronto at Ohio University Eastern in the Class 2A championship was the school’s seventh-straight. The real story was how the Maroon Knights did it and just how far this team ...