Local Sports

W. Virginia lays it on the line

WHEELING, W.Va. — It never seems to matter. Regardless of what level of football or if it’s an all-star game or a state championship game, success usually boils down to line play. West Virginia head coach Scott Holt buys into that and believes it will be a key factor in the annual Ohio ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Baker throws at U20 worlds TAMPERE, Finland — Lindsay Baker, a 2017 graduate of East Liverpool High School, is going after a world championship today. Baker, the Ohio Division III state shot put champion in 2017, will be throwing in the IAAF (International Assocation of Athletics ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Snodgrass takes over sooner COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has placed incoming Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass into his new post as leader of the OHSAA earlier than planned. Outgoing commissioner Dr. Dan Ross planned to serve through Sept. 15, ...

GOLF RESULTS

Twin Springs Wednesday Night League STANDINGS: Barnes Trucking. 76.5, Keith and Colton 76, Jerry and Larry 74, Rooster and Fat Hen 69.5, Tim and Tad 67.5, Wayne’s World 67, Santini GC 66, High Efficiency 64, Brandon and Jared 64, Chris and Glen 63, Sam and Chris 63, OTS Restoration 62.5, ...

Going for a ride

Shawn Minor of Camden, Ohio, competes in bareback on Friday at the Hoppel’s Championship Rodeo at Hoppel’s Arena in West Point. Minor is a 23-time world title holder in this event. A total of 257 competitors from 16 states and Canada are on hand for the action at the annual rodeo event. The ...

Play ball for Devils

LISBON — The Lisbon Little Blue Devils will hold its final signups for football and cheerleaders from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 21 at the Lisbon Pool. Cost is $75 for first participant and $70 for each thereafter. A copy of birth certificate and a photo is required along with the ...

The stars come out at Hoppel event

WEST POINT — There will be many global and local stars of rodeo on display today and Saturday at Hoppel’s Championship Rodeo. Current world champion bull rider Corey Bailey will be competing on Saturday and hopes to keep his title. Shawn Minor, a 27-time world champion in All-Around, ...

Cleveland’s Miocic seeks bigger slice of pie

LAS VEGAS — Stipe Miocic has been the UFC’s heavyweight champion for more than two years, calmly dominating the most tumultuous division in mixed martial arts during a record three title defenses. Yet deep in his core, the longest-reigning heavyweight champ in UFC history has embraced the ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Indians re-sign Cabrera CLEVELAND (AP) — Melky Cabrera has re-signed with the Cleveland Indians, who need outfield depth and protection while Lonnie Chisenhall and Bradley Zimmer are injured. Cabrera signed a minor league deal Thursday and was assigned to Triple-A Columbus. He was with ...

Sports Briefing

Hoppel Rodeo this weekend WEST POINT—Cowboys and Cowgirls from 16 states and Canada, including several local competitors will be competing at the annual Hoppel’s Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday at West Point. Action begins at 7 p.m. each night. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be ...