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Toronto eighth-graders win EOAC title

The Toronto eighth-grade boys basketball team won the EOAC championship, 25-22, against East Palestine on Saturday. Members of the team are, from left, front, Evan Wolter, Trevor Lewis, Max Rebich (ball boy), Carl Cronin, Nathan Chociej and Marcus Sears, and back, coach Mike Ludewig, head coach ...

Pirates moving on

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says it’s time for the team to move on as it begins spring training about four weeks after trading away star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and ace pitcher Gerrit Cole. “It’s an opportunity for a new era of Pirates ...

Haley excited about new start with Cleveland

BEREA (AP) — Todd Haley’s dad played for the Steelers, so he grew up in a household where enemy lines were clearly defined. “I hated the Browns,” Haley said. Not anymore. After six successful seasons guiding one of the NFL’s most high-powered offenses in Pittsburgh, Haley is ...

Shiffrin wins gold medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The nervous energy accumulated for Mikaela Shiffrin while she waited, waited, waited for these Olympics — the ones that so many are expecting to be HER Olympics — to finally get started. First one race was postponed. Then another. And so it was not until ...

SHOOTING — Steubenville’s Josh Zimmerman shoots over Harrison Central’s Caden Arbaugh in an OVAC semifinal on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Grimm)

Big Red stuns Harrison in Class 4A semifinal

CADIZ — The focus for No. 4 seed Steubenville in Tuesday’s Class 4A Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal was defense, knowing it was facing the high-powered offense sported by No. 1 seed Harrison Central. Big Red (11-8) executed coach Mike Haney’s game plan, ...

MOVING AROUND — Steubenville Catholic Central’s A.J. Connor dribbles past Shenandoah’s Kendal Sherman during a boys OVAC semifinal matchup on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Central boys silence Shenandoah, advance to Class 2A championship

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central boys basketball coach Chris Tarquinio celebrated a birthday Monday. The gift he really wanted, however, didn’t arrive until Tuesday. Seniors A.J. Connor and Donnie Vandeborne combined for 29 points as the second-seeded Crusaders knocked off No. ...

Toronto drew short straw, falls to one of the best

HANNIBAL — If the sports cliche ‘a tale of two halves’ was ever in doubt, Tuesday evening’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Basketball Championship 2A semifinal would completely verify it. Toronto traveled to River’s R.L. Potts Gymnasium with a game plan. It wanted to slow the game down and ...

Cameron takes down Madonna

CAMERON — The Cameron basketball programs are crossing milestones off their checklists at a rapid pace. Just last Saturday, the girls won the first OVAC basketball title in school history. On Tuesday, the boys clinched a spot in their first OVAC championship game in program history with a ...

FLYING HIGH — Oak Glen’s Marcus Poling attempts a layup past Meadowbrook’s Davis Black in an OVAC semifinal on Tuesday. (Photo by Michelle Witt)

Meadowbrook nearly perfect against Oak Glen

BYESVILLE — A chance to “threepeat” has been among the goals for the Meadowbrook Colts this season and, thanks to a dominating performance in the Class 4A semifinal game of the OVAC Wheeling Hospital Boys Basketball Tournament, they’ll get that opportunity on Saturday. Meadowbrook ...

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McConnell slaps the tag on West Liberty

Edison senior Tommi McConnell, flanked by parents Mollie and Tom, signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to continue her academic and softball careers at West Liberty University. The three-year letterwinner and starter plays first base and pitches. She batted .293 with 27 hits, 22 RBIs, four ...