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Ridgewood pulls away with sectional title over Huskies

WEST LAFAYETTE — Like most nights, Harrison Central had the best player inside the gymnasium Friday in its Division III sectional final against Ridgewood in senior Kobe Mitchell. Unfortunately for Harrison, the Generals’ collective foot speed, strength and sheer physicality allowed them ...

Hamilton sets sights on Muskingum University

Steubenville senior Gracie Hamilton signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and tennis careers at Muskingum University. She will major in early childhood education and special education. With her are, from left, tennis coach Ross Ivkovich, mother Maria Hamilton and Principal Ted Gorman.

Gualtiere scores with West Liberty

Indian Creek senior Rileigh Gualtiere signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at West Liberty University. With her are, front, from left, father Rich Gualtiere and mother Steph Gualtiere. Standing are Assistant Principal Keith Swearingen, head coach Joe Lewis and ...

Bethany mourns the death of Hall of Famer Don Ault

BETHANY — Don Ault, a former Former Bethany College and Eastern Intercollegiate Football Officials Association Coach of the Year, has died. “Coach Ault is one of a few coaching legends that have walked on this campus. His passion and leadership on the football field not only made him a ...

Rosario finds fit, family with Tribe

CLEVELAND — Once adversaries, Eddie Rosario and Indians manager Terry Francona are now allies. So when Rosario, who spent the past six seasons hammering Cleveland pitchers while in Minnesota, sat down with Francona at spring training camp in Arizona for the first time last week, the ...

Redskins battle through Big Red to district final

WINTERSVILLE — Maybe if Thursday night’s Division II East 2 district semifinal occurred at any other time over the last two seasons, maybe second-seeded Indian Creek does not defeat No. 11 Steubenville by a 68-51 count. Not saying that the Redskins (18-3) necessarily would have lost on ...

Ohio State fans will pay more for access to buy best tickets

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State fans who want to buy season tickets for some of the best seats at home football games will pay extra for that access beginning in 2022 to help fund athletic scholarships. University trustees approved a new tiered ticket plan Thursday to require a per-seat ...

Wilson scores winner on power play, Caps beat Penguins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:20 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night for their second victory in six games this season between the rivals. Nicklas Backstrom scored his team-leading ninth goal of ...

Pirates’ Polanco hoping bumpy road smooths out in 2021

(AP) - Gregory Polanco doesn’t linger over his long-term future. There’s too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that’s been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware that he has struggled to live up to a ...

Michigan St. beats No. 4 Ohio St. 71-67, improves NCAA resume

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry had 18 points to help Michigan State improve its chances of making the NCAA Tournament with a 71-67 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Thursday night, two days after coach Tom Izzo's team beat No. 5 Illinois by nine points. The Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten) ...