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Linsly mat camp slated for weekend

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WHEELING — After seeing a drop in interest in wrestling at the middle and high school levels, Joe Giovengo decided to do something about it. “Heck, there are some schools in the OVAC that can’t even fill all of the weight classes,” Giovengo stressed. “The junior high teams have ...

Ohio State eager to bounce back

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s undefeated season came to a screeching halt nearly two weeks ago at Purdue, and with it, perhaps, hopes of a national championship. The Buckeyes entered the College Football Playoff rankings at No. 10 leaving the door open that the reigning Big Ten champs can ...

Meyer, team understand urgency of situation

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COLUMBUS — As the calendar changes, Ohio State’s football outlook has, as well. “I think there is urgency,” Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer said this week. “I’m not saying it feels bad, but there is a tremendous amount of urgency. We understand November. We understand where ...

Indian Creek preps for stern test at Hubbard

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HUBBARD - Indian Creek is back in the playoffs. According to coach Andrew Connor, to get there, the Redskins have been in playoff mode since Week 5. The Redskins rattled off five-straight wins to make finish sixth in Division IV, Region 13 and earn a Saturday trip to No. 3 seed ...

Steubenville, Buchtel renew acquaintances in D-IV

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STEUBENVILLE—Steubenville’s quest for a second straight Ohio Division IV championship begins Saturday with a Region 13 quarterfinal match against a very familiar foe. Akron Butchel will invade Harding Stadium at 7 p.m. for its 10th all-time meeting with the Big Red. Steubenville holds a ...

Football Playoffs: Shadyside to welcome Adena in D-VI

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SHADYSIDE — New kids on the block versus the wily veterans. That’s the best way to describe Friday night’s Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal matchup between fifth-seeded Adena and No. 4 Shadyside. Adena is 0-4 all-time in the postseason, while Shadyside checks in with a 29-19 ...

Roundball for a reason

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WHEELING — The Cancer Research Classic has developed into one of the nation’s premier boys basketball events over the course of the last 11 years. While the brainchild of Dr. Gregory Merrick puts the Ohio Valley in the nation’s limelight in terms of sports, one of its main objectives ...

Buckeyes 10th in rankings

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If form holds, two of the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff ranking of the season will go on to play in the national semifinals. After meeting for a day and a half at a hotel outside Dallas, the CFP selection committee will unveil its initial top 25 Tuesday night, the first ...

Isles double up Penguins

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Following an emotional pregame ceremony for their mourning city, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins channeled their emotions into a flurry of a first period. The Islanders spoiled their efforts for an uplifting finish, though, with Jordan Eberle scoring twice in the ...

Cavs cruise to first victory

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers played unselfishly, aggressively and together for the first time this season. They almost always do for Larry Drew. Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating ...

Cleveland to play host to ‘22 ASG

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland said goodbye to its biggest NBA All-Star this summer. In four years, the city will host all of them. The Cavaliers have been selected to hold the 2022 All-Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. ...

Durkin to return to Terps’ sideline

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BALTIMORE (AP) — DJ Durkin is poised to return as head of a splintered Maryland football program, heading back to the sideline following multiple investigations involving the death of a player and bullying by the coaching staff. Not everyone is happy about the University System of Maryland ...

Shadyside playoff game to be held at Red Devil Stadium

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SHADYSIDE — Earning a first-round home game is a big deal in the Ohio prep football landscape. But, providing their team the best chance at success in the postseason is also vital for coaches and athletic directors. And sometimes tough decisions have to be made. Athletics Director ...

River will meet Lucas at Mansfield Madison Comprehensive HS

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HANNIBAL — Like several other games around Ohio, the River and Lucas Division VII, Region 27 quarterfinal will be a neutral site game. Pilots’ athletics director Mark Romick received official confirmation from Lucas, which is the top seed, that the game would be played at Mansfield ...

Meyer says he’ll be back at OSU in 2019

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed speculation that he could step down at the end of the season, saying Monday he felt fine and definitely would be back next year. Meyer, who was suspended for three games to start the season and has been slowed by headaches caused ...

A dozen OVAC schools qualify for OHSAA playoffs

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COLUMBUS — More than 700 schools began playing football in Ohio in late July with the hopes of playing into November. With the calendar set to flip later this week, the number of schols still practicing today has been sliced to 224 teams that will make up the OHSAA Football Tournament, ...

Ohio Football Playoff Pairings

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OHSAA Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Pairings Pairings include seed and record. Higher seed hosts. Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Region 1 8 Strongsville (7-3) at 1 Mentor (9-1) 7 Lakewood St. Edward (6-3) at 2 Cle. St. Ignatius (7-2) 6 Austintown-Fitch (8-2) at 3 ...