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Joe Gibbs youngsters shine

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two races into his return to Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell already has both a Cup Series victory and, more important, some of his confidence back. Bell plodded through a rocky rookie season last year while on loan to another team. JGR didn’t have an open Cup car for ...

East Liverpool bowlers are on a roll

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool boys bowling team rolled through Division II district competition with a sizable 247-pin win last week. Now the Potters are looking for more as the team is headed to the state bowling tournament on Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. “To have ...

Pirates count on Polanco

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Gregory Polanco doesn’t linger over his long-term future. There’s too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that’s been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware that he has struggled to live up to a $35 ...

INDIANS WILL OPEN WITH 10,000 FANS

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians plan to have 10,000 fans inside Progressive Field for home games in April. The team announced Thursday they’re hosting 30% percent of capacity at their downtown ballpark, which was off-limits to fans last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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Capitals pull away from Penguins WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 7:20 left and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night for their second victory in six games this season between the rivals. Nicklas Backstrom ...

Potters turn off the Electrics

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EAST LIVERPOOL—No. 5 seed East Liverpool used a combined 59 points from Zavea Green and Cole Dailey to down Philo 81-68 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional contest. The Potters advance to host No. 9 seed Cambridge at 7 p.m. on Saturday after Cambridge upset the No. 2 seed Steubenville on ...

Quakers swarm Beaver

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — New Philadelphia’s swarming defense created all kinds of problems for the Beaver Local boys basketball team as the Quakers came away with a 60-25 win in a Div. II sectional opener on Wednesday. The Quakers (12-9) employed a trapping defensive scheme that forced Beaver ...

Mustangs knock out EOAC champs

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SALINEVILLE — It was a back and forth game all night, but in the end, No. 12 seed Mathews split a pair of free throws in a tie game with three seconds left to defeat No. 9 seed Southern 57-56 in a Division IV sectional semifinal on Tuesday. Southern falls to 14-6 on the season and Mathews ...

Tigers rip on Braves

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WELLSVILLE — Wellsville is all ready to go in the tournament. Luke Green scored 27 of his game-high 31 points in the first half to put the fifth-seeded Tigers on their way to a 64-27 win over 19th-seeded Badger, 64-27, in a Division IV sectional opener Tuesday. Wellsville improves to 15-4 ...

WVU’s Hall preps for Big 12

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Oak Glen High School graduate and West Virginia University freshman wrestler Peyton Hall seems to be set for a success in the postseason. Hall ranks No. 22 by The Open Mat and No. 24 by FloWrestling at 165 pounds. The Chester native is tied for the team lead in wins with ...