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Columbiana runner is a shoe-in

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Editor’s Note: The 113th annual OHSAA state track and field meet scheduled for this weekend was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We all remember the state champions. This week we look back on some others who came close: COLUMBUS — Two-time state placer Nate Schmidt from Columbiana ...

NASCAR honors local hero after recovering from virus

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CINCINNATI — Lisbon High School graduate Lindsey Hayko went from being an emergency room nurse to recovering from COVID-19 to being one of the health care heroes honored in NASCAR’s return from the coronavirus pandemic. “I came down with it in mid-March, right before everything was shut ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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NASCAR racing in Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR is racing to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with three races in two days. Chase Elliott is on the pole for Sunday’s Cup Series. The 325-lap event will start at 3 p.m. (FOX). Interestingly, Elliott has never led a lap in four Cup starts ...

Dolphins swim for 32 seasons

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EAST LIVERPOOL— While the Thompson Park Dolphins youth swim team will not have a typical season, the team will have mock meets at Thompson Park and virtual meets with some area teams. The Dolphins youth swim team will be holding registrations for the summer season beginning today. ...

1918 pandemic is a murky guide for sports fans

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The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row after row of bleacher seats. The photo is 102 years old. The Georgia Tech alumni Twitter feed posted a black-and-white photo of the ...

Penguin recovers from COVID-19

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NEW YORK — The NHL cleared the way Thursday for players to return to practice rinks next week and firmed up its playoff format even as a ninth player tested positive for the coronavirus. After unveiling the final details of its 24-team plan if the season is able to resume this summer, the ...

1990: Eagles do United proud

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Editor’s Note: The 113th annual OHSAA state track and field meet scheduled for this weekend was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We all remember the state champions. This week we look back on some others who came close. Today it is United’s 1990 state runner-up 400-meter relay. On ...

2001: You don’t always have to win to be a champion

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Editor’s Note: The 113th annual OHSAA state track and field meet scheduled for this weekend was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We all remember the state champions. This week we look back on some others who came close. Today it is Wellsville’s Richie Sloan, who won the 800-meter ...

Majors led Panthers to 1976 national title

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent ...

Archer out for season

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PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over. The 31-year-old right-hander had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis with Dr. Robert Thompson to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Archer will not be available this ...