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OVAC cancels game

WHEELING, W.Va. — Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, another staple of the Ohio Valley has summer has been canceled. During Wednesday’s OVAC Executive Board Meeting, which was held via Zoom, the conference formally canceled the Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference ...

What could have been this year

While last week’s announcement that spring sports were officially canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic was widely expected, the news was still a gut punch to area baseball teams. “I was incredibly disappointed,” Columbiana baseball coach Ryan Wolf said. “I had a feeling it was ...

New Weir coach circles Oak Glen game

WEIRTON, W.Va. — Frank Sisinni always wanted to be a high school head football coach ever since his father coached him in Pee Wee football. And, Sisinni could not have asked for a better situation at a better time in a better place. He was officially hired as the new Weir High football ...

Sports prepare you for life

I want to thank Don Groubert, an OHSAA track official, for his inspiring words (in the April 24 edition) to the seniors and other classes who lost out on their spring sports this year. His words plus the letter from his high school track coach from 42 years ago was so inspirational and ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Three divisions? NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows, including a plan in which the 30 teams could be split into three regional divisions. Among the formats is one is which teams could be ...

Summer may offer some hope

It was a hard pill to swallow for area softball teams. “We had hope when the governor said things would be closed through the end of April and the Ohio High School Athletic Association came out with a revised schedule,” South Range coach Jeff DeRose said. “Weighing on the side of being ...

Clipper CC Series sets schedule

COLUMBIANA — The schedule for the 22nd annual Clipper Cross Country Series has been set. The four-race series will be run on the Wednesdays of July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 at the Ward Athletic Complex. All races start at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per runner. Registration begins at ...

Columbiana County hunters increase wild turkey harvest

COLUMBUS — The first week of wild turkey hunting in Ohio ended with 7,873 birds checked through Sunday. Hunters harvested 8,908 wild turkeys during the same time frame in 2019. The top 10 counties for wild turkey harvest during the first week of the 2020 hunting season include: Belmont ...

Parker’s strong start interrupted

EAST LIVERPOOL — Jockey Deshawn Parker is used to going at a fast pace. He’s been racing horses since he was 16 but now the East Liverpool resident is stuck waiting for his next mount due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parker’s last race came on March 20 at Sam Houston Race Park in Texas. ...

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. ...