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Jaguars-Titans should be a defensive standoff

Jacksonville won the AFC South and Tennessee earned a wild-card playoff berth out of the division last season. Now, they get the prime-time spotlight on Thursday even though both are also-rans. Oh, the Titans (6-6) still are in the playoff chase. But it’s difficult to take serious a team ...

Big Red boys begin strong

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red started fast and rolled to an 87-49 season-opening victory over Brooke Tuesday inside the Crimson Center. The Bruins hung around early and knotted the score at 7-7 thanks to a Gage Yost hoop off an offensive rebound. From there, it was all Big Red. Josh Zimmerman ...

Oak Glen takes advantage of Weir High’s short preseason

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen boys basketball team opened the season like a bunch of angry, caged bears running and gunning its way to an 81-57 win over Hancock County-rival Weir High inside the Oak Glen Fieldhouse Tuesday night. The Golden Bears unleashed a first-half offensive attack that ...

Redskins prey on young Panthers

CONNORVILLE — Early in the high school basketball season, experience makes a difference. Both coaches felt that was the case Tuesday night after Indian Creek thoroughly controlled a young Buckeye Local squad for a 55-30 victory. “I think it was a case of experience against some young ...

Toronto boys hang on to EOAC victory

TORONTO — The Toronto boys basketball team withstood the Wellsville attack. The Red Knights answered the Tigers’ fourth-quarter charge with one of their own, holding on for a 76-68 victory Tuesday night in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup inside the George J. Gunzler Memorial ...

Edison boys defeated by Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool boys basketball team went through some growing pains playing extremely youthful squads the past two seasons. But that’s paying big dividends this year as the veteran Potters rolled to their second win in as many games, posting an 80-51 Buckeye 8 triumph ...

Brooke swimmers have solid outing

WHEELING — Two Linsly girls swam their way to victory in multiple individual events while the boys team also impressed as Bill Brubaker’s squads secured victories Tuesday night against Brooke, Bridgeport and St. John. The Cadet girls came away with a first place finish in eight out of 11 ...

Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

COLUMBUS (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from ...

Panthers’ Holzopfel takes over

CONNORVILLE — When the game is on the line, special players seem to shine the brightest. Monday night at Buckeye Local High School, that proved to be the case as senior standout Emily Holzopfel took command of the floor in the fourth quarter to lead the Panthers to a 53-45 win over ...

Eft’s return to Edison is victorious

RICHMOND — The Indian Creek girls basketball team’s defense led to its offense against rival Edison. The Redskins scored the first 19 points of the game and never looked back en route to a 68-11 victory Monday night at Edison. “We are just trying to be consistent,” first-year Indian ...