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St. Clairsville’s defense stifles Harrison Central girls

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Stacey Agnew doesn’t like sitting around. What the St. Clairsville girls basketball coach does like is watching his team play defense. After a week off, the Red Devils improved to 2-0 with a defensive-minded, 54-31, triumph over visiting Harrison Central in Buckeye 8 ...

Conner to miss another game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh running back James Conner’s aching right shoulder will keep him out of the lineup for a third straight game when the surging Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Conner took some reps with the scout team on Thursday but declared himself out as the ...

Shelton bringing energy, optimism to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach ...

Jarry stops 28 shots, Penguins beat Blues

PITTSBURGH — Stefan Noesen called his first NHL goal in nearly nine months luck. Not really. The veteran forward spent an uncertain offseason following an uneven tenure in New Jersey looking for a job before signing a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Yet rather than sulk ...

Richmond makes second-team All-MVFC

Youngstown State defensive end Ma’lik Richmond, a graduate of Steubenville High School, was named second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference earlier this week. Richmond recorded 47 tackles, 22 solo, 25 assists, 10.5 for a loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovery in 12 ...

Evan Prater named All-Ohio Mr. Football

CINCINNATI — On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, in coordination with the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association, announced that the winner of the 33rd-annual Mr. Football award and 2019 recipient is Wyoming quarterback Evan Prater. “This means a lot to me. It means a ...

Ohio State’s Fields, Young chosen as best of the best in All-Big Ten votings

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was honored Wednesday as the Big Ten offensive player of the year. Fields won in voting of coaches and media. Fields also was voted quarterback of the year after leading the Buckeyes to a perfect regular season. Other offensive honors: ...

Buckeyes top team in playoff rankings

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate by Saturday night. Utah was fifth, ...

No. 6 OSU proves how good it is with win over No. 7 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Ohio State spent the last 15 minutes of Wednesday night’s trip to seventh-ranked North Carolina knocking down shots, making the Tar Heels work for every look and ultimately driving the blue-clad home fans toward the exits well before the final ...

Big Red players making the grade

Two Big Red football players made the Division III first-team All-Ohio list, while another is on the third team. Senior running back Tayveon Crawford, the Eastern District co-offensive player of the year, and senior linebacker David Tuttle are the first-team members. Junior offensive lineman ...