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OSU fights off Creighton

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bunch of newcomers carried Ohio State for much of the game against Creighton. When the Buckeyes called on their longest-tenured player, he delivered. C.J. Jackson took a cross-court pass from Keyshawn Woods and launched the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:10 to play and made ...

Jesuit volleyball advances in NCAA

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WHEELING — It was business as usual for the Wheeling Jesuit volleyball during the opening round of the Atlantic Regional Tournament. The Cardinals went into Thursday’s match against Shaw in familiar territory as the tournament host and came away with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-20 sweep to advance ...

Coaching is a family affair for the Grinches at Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — The Grinch family — father, John, and sons, Sean and Chase — has a combined 60 years of high school football coaching experience. However, not until this fall had the trio coached together on the same sideline during a game. John started coaching at Shadyside in 1980 and ...

Buckeyes positive as season heads down home stretch

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COLUMBUS — While the perception outside of the Buckeye State by many is that Ohio State is struggling, the feeling amongst those inside the program is one of optimism and hope. With one victory standing in the way between the Buckeyes and a showdown at home against Michigan for the Big ...

Special teams emerge as force

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COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer said it best in his weekly news conference. Meyer, during his gabfest inside “The Woody,” detailed, by the numbers, the effectiveness of Ohio State’s defense and special teams in its 26-6 victory against Michigan State last week in East Lansing. “In the ...

Steelers move on without Bell in mix

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead ...

Williams will be included in Browns head coach search

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland’s football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk. And a stern warning. “Just make sure you don’t mess it up, that’s what I tell ...

Leggett takes over as Whg. Park head wrestling coach

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WHEELING — Stability is the backbone of any sports program. Despite changing head coaches for the third time in the last five seasons, newly-named Wheeling Park head coach Brian Leggett knows that stability is there for the Patriots in the upcoming 2018-19 campaign. The 2012 West Liberty ...

Jesuit matmen fall to Pitt-Johnstown

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WHEELING — Dual meet wrestling — high school or college — is a chess match more or less between the two opposing coaches. However, there is one thing that the coaches can’t plan on ... bonus points. A pair of nationally ranked NCAA Division II wrestling powerhouses — No. 5 Wheeling ...

West Virginia girls blank Ohio in OVAC All-Star Game

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the last time in their prep soccer career, 34 senior girls suited up to represent their high school in the OVAC All-Star game Sunday afternoon at Red Devils Stadium. While it was a special day for all athletes, it was an extra special one for Wheeling Central’s ...

Ohio, W.Va. boys battle to a 1-all tie in OVAC ASG

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — While all-star games are all in good fun, the ending to the boys OVAC All-Star Soccer game almost was a Hollywood script. With the score tied at 1-1 and less than 10 seconds to go, West Virginia had Ohio on the brink. Moving the ball downfield, Wheeling Park’s ...

Bellaire falls to Johnstown-Monroe, 35-7

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ZANESVILLE — Bellaire head coach Mark Spigarelli knew full well what Johnstown-Monroe was capable of entering their Ohio Division V, Region 19 semifinal Saturday night. But as well as ‘Spig’ could forewarn his team of what to expect, actually getting a grip on it was something ...

Shadyside’s Stewart earns all-Ohio in CC

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HEBRON — Chase Stewart is a motivated runner. Whether it was a summer run through Shadyside, a speed workout, a league meet or Saturday’s OHSAA State Cross Country Championship, the Tigers’ senior standout continually reverted back to the number ‘84.’ It was that number, his ...

Several area gridders honored

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COLUMBUS — Football players from throughout the immediate area have begun to reap the rewards of fine seasons. The all Eastern District Football Team, which is chosen by sports writers from throughout the district, features numerous area players on the top two teams and the honorable mention ...

All-Eastern District Football List

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2018 Eastern District Football Division II First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 195, sr.; Luke Fargus, Dresden Tri-Valley, 6-1, 208, sr. Running Back: Kyler Folkert, Dover, 6-0, 180, sr. Ends: Ethan Snyder, Dover, 6-1, 185, sr.; Jules Freeman, Dover, ...

Stewart, Arnold captain all T-L CC team

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MARTINS FERRY — Though it was stretched out a week longer than it was scheduled, the prep cross country season came to a close Saturday when the OHSAA held its annual State Cross Country Championship. Five area athletes took part in the festivities at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway and ...