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Roach nabs honorable mention

COLUMBUS — Four area players received mention on the 2017-18 Division II All-Ohio high school boys basketball team. Minerva senior Connor Wright claimed special mention, while Salem senior Mitch Davidson, East Liverpool junior Gabe Roach and West Branch senior T.J. DeShields gained honorable ...

All-Ohio Div.I & II Boys Basketball

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I and II All-Ohio high school boys basketball teams, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Dane Goodwin, Upper Arlington, 6-foot-5, sr., 23.5 ppg; Jerome Hunter, Pickerington North, 6-7, ...

Lisbon’s Sweeney named All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Lisbon junior guard Justin Sweeney learned well. Sweeney, who played behind four 1,000-point scorers as a freshman, has emerged as the area’s leading scorer. After an outstanding season, Sweeney received second-team honors on the 2017-18 Division IV All-Ohio high school boys ...

Linsly blanks Oak Glen 13-0 in five

WHEELING—After patiently awaiting the arrival of baseball season, the Linsly hitters continued to show patience at the plate in their season opener. The Cadets’ first six batters reached base via walk as they pushed eight runs across the plate in the first inning on their way to a 13-0 ...

All-Ohio Div. III & IV Boys Basketball

COLUMBUS – The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III and IV All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION III FIRST TEAM Chase Yoho, Bellaire, 5-10, sr., 25.6 ppg; Danny Bartholomew, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-8, sr., 17.9; ...

EOAC swept by MVAC

MINERAL RIDGE— The Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball all-stars got the best of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference all-stars on Monday at Mineral Ridge High School. The MVAC girls beat the EOAC girls to open the night 56-29. Maddie Warren of Lowellville led ...

Oak Glen downs Weir

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va.—The Oak Glen boys tennis team cruised past Weir 6-1 Monday at Mountaineer. The Golden Bears swept all four singles matches and took two out of three double matches. FIRST SINGLES: Brogan Moran (OG) def. Bret Hinchee, 8-5. SECOND SINGLES: Tyler Ridgway (OG) def. ...

Buckeyes headed in the right direction

COLUMBUS— All indications were that this would be another forgettable year for Ohio State basketball. Coming off two disappointing seasons, the Buckeyes had the same core of players but a new coach in Chris Holtmann , who did his best in the preseason to tamp down expectations. But behind ...

Rough start dooms Ohio State

BOISE, Idaho — Zach Norvell Jr. had 28 points, Rui Hachimura added 25 and Gonzaga is headed back into the Sweet 16 with a 90-84 victory over Ohio State in the West Region on Saturday night. Norvell hit the late tiebreaking 3-pointer against UNC-Greensboro in the opening round to help the ...