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Tri-County mud bog today

LISBON — Tri-County 4 Wheelers will hold a mud bog at noon today at the club’s grounds on Scroggs Road. See the web site for details.

Senior league needs bowlers

EAST LIVERPOOL — Bowlers are needed for a 60 and over men’s senior league at Tri-State Lanes. Season starts at 1 p.m. on Sept. 3. If interested contact Tri-State Lanes at (330) 385-1461, Bo at (330) 532-5437 or Tom at (330) 227-9050.

Tourney makes more money

COLUMBUS — The Ohio high school boys basketball state tournament moved to doubleheader sessions for the semifinals in March, resulting in an increase in revenue but a lower number of total tickets sold (66,895).

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors said when combined with an attendance of 78,414 fans at the regional tournaments, the boys basketball regional and state tournaments resulted in proceeds of $982,138.

The girls basketball state tournament drew 30,771 fans and the regional tournaments drew 41,957, resulting in combined proceeds of $143,083.

More members for OHSAA

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved the updated OHSAA membership list, which currently stands at 816 high schools, the same as last year.

The junior high schools fell to 760, which the OHSAA said is due to a number of schools dropping official school teams this year and deciding not to remain OHSAA members.

Ohio is the fourth-largest state for high school sports participation behind California, Texas and New York.

WVU adds ex-LSU punter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added former LSU punter Josh Growden as a graduate transfer.

West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced that Growden practiced with the Mountaineers on Saturday.

Growden averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a freshman in 2016 before Zach Von Rosenburg replaced him as LSU’s primary punter the past two seasons.

The 26-year-old Growden is a native of Clare, Australia. He’s looking to replace the graduated Billy Kinney. The Mountaineers had four freshmen listed as punters on the roster before Growden’s arrival.

Brown says Growden “fits a need.”

‘Bama frosh hurt

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says freshman running back Trey Sanders is “out indefinitely” with a foot injury.

Saban said Saturday the injury will require surgery. He did not provide further details.

Saban says defensive tackle DJ Dale will likely miss about a week with a sprained knee. Linebacker Joshua McMillon also sustained “a potential knee injury.”

Sanders was rated the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect and top running back in the 247Sports composite rankings.

He was likely to contend for playing time behind Najee Harris, with Brian Robinson also returning to the backfield.

Depth could become an issue for the Crimson Tide, which had to replace leading rusher Damien Harris and first-round NFL draft pick Josh Jacobs.

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