Local Sports

Steeler slump hits three

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before ...

Baseball adjusts Sunday starts

LAS VEGAS — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends ...

Highway to the danger zone

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff ...

Zip goals for Akron in finale

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men’s soccer title. Akron’s Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in ...

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Lincoln Park girls win HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — The Lincoln Park Performing Arts charter school girls basketball team beat Hopewell 51-38 and South Side Beaver 70-45 on the weekend to claim the South Side Tip-Off Tournament. The Leopards (2-0) were led by Paige Brown with a career high 40 points in ...

Beavers roll over Howland

HOWLAND—The Beaver Local Wrestling team opened the EOWL schedule with a 62-10 win over Howland. “Wins in the EOWL are hard to come by, our kids handled the environment and the early start time appropriately,” Beaver Local coach Jordan Williams said. “I am proud of them and their ...

Mount Union rides defense into Stagg Bowl

ALLIANCE — Mount Union’s defense has scored almost as many points as it has given up. Trevor Cox and Gabe Brown had long interception returns for touchdowns to propel top-ranked Mount Union past 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins (Md.), 28-20, in an NCAA Division III semifinal Saturday. The win ...

Potters win a thriller

By MIKE BROWN Correspondent CALCUTTA — Buckeye 8 arch-rivals East Liverpool and Beaver Local treated a jam-packed crowd to an absolutely tremendous high school boys basketball game on the Beavers’ court here Friday night. The Potters remained unbeaten at 3-0, but the inspired Beavers ...

McComas earns milestone victory

From Staff Reports CUYAHOGA FALLS — Beaver Local’s Cole McComas added another milestone to his stellar high school career by capturing his 100th career win on Friday at the Ironman Tournament at Walsh Jesuit High School. The tournament features wrestlers from 20 states including Hawaii ...

Southern works overtime

From Staff Reports SALINEVILLE—The Southern boys basketball team edged Columbiana 68-65 in overtime Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. The Indians are now 2-0 in the EOAC and share the top spot with Toronto. Columbiana falls to 1-1 in the EOAC. Cam Grodhaus led the ...