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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 ...

2019 STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS

Mark Emmerling Jr. Beaver Local Beavers Fr., 113, 38-12 Emmerling gets his first taste of the state tournament after a very strong freshman season highlighted by a first-place finish at the Hoppel Invitational. He also placed at both the EOWL and OVAC tournaments. “Mark has has ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Trestman will lead XFL team TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One-time NFL and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman will be the coach and general manager of the XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise. The league announced the move Tuesday, with XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck calling Trestman “just ...

East Liverpool Christian archers head to state

The East Liverpool Christian archery team will travel to Columbus on Saturday, March 16 to compete the state level archery tournament for the National Archery in Schools Program. More than 2,000 students from over 100 schools will be competing for a state championship. Pictured (front from ...

Akron gets nearly $1 million to revive baseball program

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron has received a nearly $1 million gift from a former university baseball player and his wife to help revive its baseball program. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the university announced the gift from William and Mary Skeeles in a campus newsletter ...