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INDIANS WILL OPEN WITH 10,000 FANS

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians plan to have 10,000 fans inside Progressive Field for home games in April. The team announced Thursday they’re hosting 30% percent of capacity at their downtown ballpark, which was off-limits to fans last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Capitals pull away from Penguins WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:20 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night for their second victory in six games this season between the rivals. Nicklas Backstrom ...

Potters turn off the Electrics

EAST LIVERPOOL—No. 5 seed East Liverpool used a combined 59 points from Zavea Green and Cole Dailey to down Philo 81-68 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional contest. The Potters advance to host No. 9 seed Cambridge at 7 p.m. on Saturday after Cambridge upset the No. 2 seed Steubenville on ...

Quakers swarm Beaver

NEW PHILADELPHIA — New Philadelphia’s swarming defense created all kinds of problems for the Beaver Local boys basketball team as the Quakers came away with a 60-25 win in a Div. II sectional opener on Wednesday. The Quakers (12-9) employed a trapping defensive scheme that forced Beaver ...

Mustangs knock out EOAC champs

SALINEVILLE — It was a back and forth game all night, but in the end, No. 12 seed Mathews split a pair of free throws in a tie game with three seconds left to defeat No. 9 seed Southern 57-56 in a Division IV sectional semifinal on Tuesday. Southern falls to 14-6 on the season and Mathews ...

Tigers rip on Braves

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville is all ready to go in the tournament. Luke Green scored 27 of his game-high 31 points in the first half to put the fifth-seeded Tigers on their way to a 64-27 win over 19th-seeded Badger, 64-27, in a Division IV sectional opener Tuesday. Wellsville improves to 15-4 ...

WVU’s Hall preps for Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Oak Glen High School graduate and West Virginia University freshman wrestler Peyton Hall seems to be set for a success in the postseason. Hall ranks No. 22 by The Open Mat and No. 24 by FloWrestling at 165 pounds. The Chester native is tied for the team lead in wins with ...

Wrestling tourneys start Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — East Liverpool and Beaver Local will be among the schools competing in the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament on Saturday at Steubenville High School. The tournament will be run in a split session format. Weight classes from 106 to 145 will begin at 9 a.m. and will ...

BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS 2021 SECTIONALS Saturday, Feb. 20 Div. II East District Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 57, Carrollton 41 Steubenville 52, Wintersville Indian Creek 49, OT ——— Tuesday, Feb. 23 Div. II Northeast 2 Howland at Cortland Lakeview, 7 p.m. Chardon ...

GIRLS BB DISTRICTS

DISTRICTS Wednesday, Feb. 24 Div. II Northeast 1 Canton South Perry at Canton South 7 p.m. Kenston at Salem, 7 p.m. Northeast 2 West Geauga at Poland, 7 p.m. West Branch at Marlington, 7 p.m. Div. III Northeast 1 East Palestine at South Range, 7 p.m. Crestview at ...