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Riccardo powers Beavers

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CALCUTTA—Led by a double-double from Jenna Riccardo, the Beaver Local girls basketball team opened the season with a 57-41 win over Carrollton Friday. Riccardo notched 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Beavers, while Madison Cline added 16 points. Elizabeth Kolkowski had a solid night with ...

Red Riders ready for the challenge

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FAIRMONT — Last year the road to the Class AA state football championship went through Fairmont Senior, and it is the same this year for the Weir High Red Riders. And, like a year ago, the Polar Bears are awesome. The two teams clash for the second time this year at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in ...

Weir riding high

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WEIRTON, W.Va. — There is a reason playoff games are decided on the field, and not solely by rankings. Case in point, the 2018 Weir High football team. The Red Riders entered the Class AA playoffs as the 12th seed in the 16-team tournament, and have proceeded to take care of business and ...

Youth hunters get off to a good start

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COLUMBUS — Ohio’s young hunters had a successful weekend and checked 6,563 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 17-18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. During last year’s youth gun season, 4,958 white-tailed deer were checked. Youth hunters ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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Minerva needs a coach MINERVA — The resignation of Minerva head football coach Lance Willison was accepted at Monday’s board of education meeting. The Lions were 0-30 in Willison’s three seasons as head coach. He served the previous years on the Minerva staff, mostly as a defensive ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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Hale in state semifinals POWELL — Steve Hale, a 1985 graduate of Beaver Local High School, has led the Olentangy Liberty High School football team to the Division I state semifinals a third straight season. Liberty (9-4) will play ninth-ranked Lakewood St. Edward (9-3) at 7 p.m. Friday at ...

Cavs welcome LeBron back

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CLEVELAND — The air was heavy, heaving with hatred. And when LeBron James skipped onto the Quicken Loans Arena floor on Dec. 2, 2010, with his Miami teammates, scorned Cleveland fans aimed their fury at one of their own, the kid from Akron who was shaken by the experience. James was ...

Robinson still in the running

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ALLIANCE— University of Mount Union senior linebacker Danny Robinson has been named a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy given to the top all-around football player in NCAA Division III. Robinson, a team captain and Massillon High School product, is tied for the team lead in tackles on ...

Mount dominates OAC awards

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ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union football team is piling up points and awards. Four Mount Union players and two coaches earned special awards to headline the All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams selected by the conference’s 10 head coaches. Junior quarterback D’Angelo Fulford ...

Youngstown district honors for Beavers

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The Youngstown District Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association held its awards banquet Thursday evening to recognize student athletes from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties. Several members of the Beaver Local Girls soccer team were recognized for their work on the field and in the ...