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YSU bows out DETROIT—The Youngstown State women’s basketball team lost 55-53 heartbreaker to Green Bay in the Horizon League Semifinals Monday at Little Caesars Arena. YSU drops to 22-9 overall and now will await their postseason fate. While the Penguins will not make the NCAA ...

Potters headline county boys team

Lisbon senior Justin Sweeney, East Liverpool senior Gabe Roach and Beaver Local junior Jenna Riccardo highlight the Columbiana County all-star basketball teams. They were named Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on Sunday. Sweeney and Roach shared boys top ...

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Carrollton to name Tsilimos LISBON — For Lisbon’s all-time winningest football coach, retirement from head coaching lasted all of one season. Jim Tsilimos is poised be to be named the new head coach at Carrollton High School, according to WTOV9, which quoted Carrollton’s school ...

County championship drought hits 17 years

COLUMBUS — He was so close — again. Beaver Local junior standout Cole McComas, who is nearly impossible to score points on, wrestled a sterling defensive match against Louisville’s Davin Rhoads in their Division II 126-pound state title bout at the Schottenstein Center on Saturday ...

Potters had a run to remember

GNADENHUTTEN — Coming into Saturday’s Div. II East district title game, the East Liverpool boys basketball team knew it faced a tall order against a balanced, disciplined and battle-tested New Philadelphia squad with state final four aspirations. “We knew we were going to need something ...

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Baker takes second PITTSBURG, Kansas — Ashland University redshirt freshman shot putter Lindsay Baker was the runner-up at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Saturday afternoon. Baker, the 2017 Ohio high school champion while at East Liverpool High ...

Penguins fall in Columbus

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cam Atkinson had two goals, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets broke an eight-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-1 victory Saturday night. Boone Jenner and Oliver Bjorkstrand also scored for the Blue Jackets. They had ...

Steelers gear up for spring

The National Football League’s free agency period begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. However, Pittsburgh Steelers fans shouldn’t get their hopes up too high that general manager Kevin Colbert will pull off any major free agent signings in the upcoming weeks. During his 14 years as general ...

McComas will wrestle for title

COLUMBUS — Fighting through injuries all season, it was not a given that Beaver Local junior Cole McComas would find his way back to a state championship final. On Friday, McComas, who entered the tournament with a third-place showing at districts, landed back in a championship final for ...

Area wrestlers off and running in Columbus

COLUMBUS—Six area wrestlers are still alive for state championships after the first day of wrestling at the 2019 Individual State Wrestling Tournament at The Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center. Beaver Local’s Mark Emmerling Jr., Logan Ours and Cole McComas all won their first ...