Local Sports

Toronto boys win EOAC title

SALINEVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball teams rolled off 12 straight league victories after dropping its first two to become the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champions. The Red Knights claimed sole possession of the league championship with a 44-42 win over Southern Local ...

OVAC Class 3A and 5A results

MOUNDSVILLE — After finishing runnerup in last week’s Brooke Classic, Parkersburg South flexed its muscles Friday night in rolling to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Class 5A Duals championship. The Wood County Patriots, who finished second to Erie Cathedral Prep in ...

Love avoids surgery

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love dodged surgery. The Cavaliers were hit hard. The All-Star forward, who was recently at the center of some team turmoil, will miss two months because of a broken left hand. Love fractured the fifth metacarpal Tuesday night during a loss at Detroit, and his injury is ...

LeBron dismisses story linking him to Warriors as ‘nonsense’

INDEPENDENCE — To LeBron James, the Golden State Warriors are a highly respected rival — nothing more. Now and forever. James strongly denounced a report that said he would consider playing for the Warriors if the NBA champions were able to restructure their roster to accommodate the ...

Crusaders squeak by Big Red to capture city championship

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Catholic Central built an early lead Thursday inside the Crimson Center, then had to hang on down the stretch to earn a 39-35 victory over Big Red and a girls basketball city championship. “I’m really happy for the girls,” Central coach Jess Looman said. ...

Indian Creek jumps all over Brooke in possible Class 5A title preview

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team got off to a quick start in Thursday’s matchup with cross-river rival Brooke and never looked back, carrying the momentum throughout to a 64-35 victory to sweep the season series and preview the possible OVAC Class 5A championship on ...

Toronto leaves Edison smiling

RICHMOND — The Toronto boys basketball team was happy to have the opportunity to play a local rival in Edison, and the Red Knights made the most of that opportunity against the Wildcats. Toronto good off to a good start and eventually pulled away for a 57-33 victory Thursday night on the ...

Big Red cruises to OVAC title

WELLSBURG — Steubenville isn’t used to losing in anything. Following Wednesday night’s elimination from the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II Wrestling Dual Team Tournament by nemesis Claymont, top-seeded Big Red took no prisoners in repeating as Ohio Valley Athletic ...

Madonna’s comeback falls short

WEIRTON — The Linsly Cadets were cruising along with a comfortable 13-point lead and only six minutes left in the game Thursday night, but Madonna had other ideas as they staged a furious comeback going down the stretch and sent the game into overtime. The Dube Dome crowd was on its feet ...