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Hardly any changes

COLUMBUS — There were no changes in divisional placements for area boys and girls soccer teams after the Ohio High School Athletic Association released competitive balance adjusted divisions for the fall 2020 season on Friday. In volleyball, only Columbiana dropped from Div. III to Div. ...

Baseball outcasts visited often

EAST LIVERPOOL — Sometimes history intersects in strange ways. On Jan. 24, 1958, The House of David faced off against the Harlem Globetrotters in an exhibition basketball game at Memorial gymnasium in East Liverpool. Essentially two of the same thing, but in different times and from ...

Southern Local heads to Div. VII in football

Southern Local and West Branch both fell a division in football after the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced division alignments for the 2020 season on Friday. Southern, who made the playoffs in Div. VI the last two seasons, is now in Div. VII for the first time. West Branch ...

Vaccaro gets a facelift

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central Athletic Director Vince Oliver waited all year to finally turn on the new lights at Vaccaro Field. He was able to do so Monday night, but it was to honor Big Red’s and Catholic Central’s seniors after schools and spring sports were officially canceled as ...

PREP FOOTBALL

2020 FOOTBALL REGIONAL ASSIGMENTS Div. IV Region 13 Beaver Local (East Liverpool) Canton South (Canton) Chagrin Falls (Chagrin Falls) Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls) East Liverpool (East Liverpool) Edgewood (Ashtabula) Fairless (Navarre) Field ...

Krulik has one more year to prove himself

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local junior wrestler Logan Krulik might be the best Beaver Local grappler never to set foot on a mat at the state wrestling tournament. And that’s holding his future plans hostage at the moment. As a sophomore Krulik qualified for the state tournament with a 41-9 ...

Ohio courses see about the same golfers from Pa.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered his state’s golf courses closed on March 19 as part of an order shuttering all non-life sustaining businesses. In Ohio it hasn’t been that way during the COVID-19 pandemic as golf courses have been allowed to operate as long as proper social distancing ...

Seniors: It’s all about how you are going to respond

A letter to area track and field athletes, coaches and officials from local track official Don Groubert. Groubert is the track and cross country meet director/manager at Columbiana’s Ward Athletic Complex and coordinator of officials at Youngstown State University’s WATTS indoor track ...

SPORTS

EOAC shows appreciation Members of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference will show unity in honoring their seniors and essential workers tonight. From 8:20 to 8:40 p.m. today, the lights at each of the conference school’s stadiums will be turned on. The stadiums will not be open, but ...

Miller couldn’t stay away from the game

WEIRTON, W.Va. — One of the main reasons T.J. Miller resigned as Oak Glen’s baseball coach after last season was for his family. Leaving his alma mater and joining Weir High as an assistant coach for football and baseball helped him recover some lost time and get his personal life back on ...