Local Sports

Bell homers again as Pirates cruise past Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rap music spilled out of the doors of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse and muffled but joyful chants could be heard above the tunes. The Pirates took a minute to celebrate on Thursday after a second straight rout handed the Houston Astros their first home series loss of the ...

Buckeyes blanked, 21-0

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — After three consecutive victories, Ohio’s recent momentum was stopped in its tracks during Wednesday’s 40th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic. Pennsylvania took advantage of Buckeye miscues for all three scores, while the defense hung tough as the Keystoners ...

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Girls wrestling recognized COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association voted unanimously on Tuesday to sponsor a girls state wrestling tournament. The event will take place Feb. 22-23 at Hilliard Davidson High School. According to the Ohio High School Athletic ...

OHIO MVPS

2019 — Jalen Moman (East Liverpool) offense Zack Stouffer (Springfield) defense 2018 — Mathias Combs (South Range) offense  Peyton Remish (South Range) defense 2017 — Mitch Davidson (Columbiana) offense Branzen Grodhaus ...

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Bill Galchick Field dedication SALEM — The Centennial North baseball field located by the swimming pool in Centennial Park in Salem, will be dedicated as “Bill Galchick Field” at 11 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited to join in honoring the late Bill Galchick, who coached baseball ...

Sweeney excited for one more chance

LISBON—Lisbon running back Justin Sweeney will get a chance to ensure that his last high school football game ends with a positive memory. Sweeney, who saw his senior season cruelly cut short with a torn ACL in week two, will suit up one more time as he tries to help Ohio to its fourth ...

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OHSAA hands out awards COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has awarded $170,750 in college scholarships to 199 recent high school graduates following selections made this spring by the OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards. The OHSAA’s annual college scholarship ...

Ohio All-Stars showcase Crestview state champions

COLUMBIANA — Less than a month removed from the high of their respective state track and field championships, Crestview wide receiver Dylan Huff and offensive lineman Dominic Perry are quickly getting re-adjusted for one last high school football game. The pair of Rebel seniors will be ...

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Chester moves to 5-1 The Chester Old Timers baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 7-1 win over Girard on Sunday. Bill Sattler went the distance, giving up only two hits. Mike Logston led Chester with a double and single. Doug Comm and Bill Sattler two singles each and Brian ...

Buckeyes ready for kickoff

Members of the Ohio squad for the 40th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic are (front from left) Troy Croskey (East Liverpool), Dylan Huff (Crestview), Dominic Posey (East Palestine), Justin Sweeney (Lisbon) John Gecina (1980 co-head coach), head coach Josh Ludwig, Artie Altomare (1980 co-head ...