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Beavers beat United

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s boys junior varsity basketball team beat United 69-37 on Tuesday.

Ethan Agnew had 22 points for the Beavers. The score was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition.

Potters sweep Ferry

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s boys and girls bowling teams were winners over Martins Ferry on Wednesday at Walnut Lanes.

The Potter boys were 2,278-1,741 winners. Billy Todd had a high game of 255 and a 426 series for the Potters (10-5). Aaron Brophey added a 222 high game and a 362 series. Alfred Todd had a 200 game.

The Potter girls were 1,714-1,355 winners. For the Potters (9-6), Angelica Rogers had a high game of 151 and a 295 series. Madyson McGaffic had a high game of 145 and a 285 series.

East Liverpool plays Buckeye Local in St. Clairsville today.

Cavaliers working on trade

Two people with knowledge of the deal say Houston, Sacramento and Cleveland are finishing a trade that will most notably send Iman Shumpert from the Kings to the Rockets.

Houston is sending Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Cavaliers. Alec Burks — now traded for the second time this season, after starting the year in Utah — will go from the Cavaliers to the Kings.

In a separate transaction, the Cavs will send Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, both acquired from Portland earlier in the week in the deal that sent Rodney Hood to the Trail Blazers, to Houston. It remains unclear how they figure into the Rockets’ plans.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA trade call has not yet been completed.

Shumpert is a career 39 percent 3-point shooter, which will be valued by the Rockets. Houston is on pace to break the record for most 3-pointers attempted in a season, something it did in each of the last two seasons as well.

Utah school ditches Native name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sports teams will no longer be known as the “Redmen” at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group.

The Iron County School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve a recommendation from a committee that concluded Cedar High School should stop using the term that critics consider a racial slur.

School board President Stephen Allen said Wednesday that deciding to change a name used since the 1940s was difficult but correct. Native American students who account for 6 percent of the high school’s population reported being bullied over the name and feeling shame and embarrassment, Allen said.

“We know that much of the world would consider the term ‘Redmen’ a racial slur and derogatory, even though local citizens do not intend it that way,” Allen said.

The nickname came under scrutiny in 2016 when a video showed a drill team wearing black braided wigs for a Native American-themed dance at the high school in Cedar City, a community of about 30,000 people about 250 miles (401 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.

The nearby Paiute Indian Tribe was glad the committee studied the issue but didn’t ask for a name change, Allen said. One of the five bands that make up the tribe, the Kanosh Band, advocated for the change.

The national group Native American Guardians Association traveled to Utah to push for keeping the name, which it considers a way to preserve Native American history, co-founder Eunice Davidson said. Other national groups call the names racist and urge changes.

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