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Martins Ferry, Monroe Central open with victories

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MARTINS FERRY -- The homesteading Purple Riders used a strong run in the second and third quarter and never looked back en route to a 59-32 victory in a mutual season opener with Buckeye Local. The Purple Riders were led by freshman Danielle Lude, who posted 22 points. Junior Allarah Jones ...

AP Top 25: Alabama now unanimous No. 1; OSU still 3rd

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Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years. For the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes ...

Streb wins title in Ga.

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Robert Streb now has two PGA Tour victories, both at Sea Island, both times winning in a playoff. Those are the only similarities. Six years after he had to rally from a five-shot deficit, Streb failed to protect a three-shot lead Sunday and felt the RSM ...

A not-so-perfect 10, but Steelers still undefeated

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s latest victory was picture perfect. The Steelers defense gathered in the end zone after each turnover — four times in all — and posed for the cameras. Some of the celebrations were planned, some candid, most cheesy. All of them ...

Browns ground Eagles

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt lifted off just inside the 5-yard line, soared over the head of Philadelphia’s Jalen Mills like an Olympic long jumper and landed in the end zone. Without star Myles Garrett, the Browns needed someone to step up. Hunt went above and beyond — and he ...

Area football players earn special honors

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After a very productive football season by area teams and players, the post-season accolades are starting to trickle in. The All-Eastern District Football Team was recently selected by a panel of media members from throughout the district and no fewer than five area players and one coach ...

Wheeling’s Sunseri qualifies for Olympic Trials

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As it pertains to goals and dreams, Mia Sunseri isn’t unlike any other swimmer in this country. She wants to swim in an Olympic Games, representing the United States of America. The difference from many high-school-aged swimmers and Sunseri, however, lies in the fact that she will have a ...

All-Eastern District Football Teams

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Division III Offensive Player of the Year: Brady Taylor, Millersburg West Holmes. Defensive Player of the Year: Lane Graham, Millersburg West Holmes. Coach of the Year: Zach Gardner, Millersburg West Holmes. First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Caden O’Neill, New Philadelphia, 6-1, 175, ...

Super Six contingency plans being formulated

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WHEELING -- The Super Six Football Championships are still scheduled for Dec. 4-5 at Wheeling Island Stadium. Knowing that things -- specifically color-coded maps -- can change quickly in the state of West Virginia, the Secondary Schools Activities Commission has been working on contingency ...

Brown, Kildow captain annual All-TL volleyball team

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The 2020 volleyball season will certainly be one to remember. And more about the play on the court will be remembered than the COVID-19 restrictions, rule changes and even the questions during the summer as to whether or not there would be season. With the season complete, The Times Leader ...

OHSAA marches forward with athletics

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During his Tuesday media briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he would permit winter sports to continue. That, however, was just the first hurdle for basketball, wrestling, swimming and bowling. The second hurdle was cleared Wednesday morning when the OHSAA informed the ...

Winter sports at Shadyside get go ahead

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SHADYSIDE - With the Ohio High School Athletic Association announcing Wednesday it would move forward with winter sports, as scheduled, the Shadyside Board of Education followed suit in its monthly meeting. With Superintendent John Haswell’s blessing, the board of education unanimously ...

Edwards taken by Minnesota with No. 1 pick

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Anthony Edwards was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 1 pick Wednesday night in an NBA draft delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. Edwards became the 11th straight one-and-done player to be the No. 1 pick, coming ...

Cavaliers select Auburn forward Okoro at No. 5

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The Cleveland Cavaliers addressed their biggest need by choosing Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night. The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder was widely considered the top defensive swingman available and joins a frontcourt that features two ...

WLU men No. 2 in NCAA D-II preseason poll

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INDIANAPOLIS - Coach Ben Howlett’s West Liberty University men’s basketball powerhouse has been ranked No. 2 in the annual NCAA Division II Preseason “Power 10” posted on the NCAA website. While many conferences across the nation - including the Mountain East Conference - have delayed ...

Cooper excited with early signing class

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WEST LIBERTY -- West Liberty University head women’s basketball coach Kyle Cooper wasn’t about to let a mere pandemic slow him or his staff down on the recruiting trail over the summer. Heading into his fourth season at the WLU helm, Cooper was excited to introduce the four newest members ...

Allen’s emotional style fuels turnaround for No. 9 Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Allen rubbed his chin, took a couple of deep breaths and composed himself Monday. It was yet another moment for the college football world to steal a glimpse of the pure, raw emotion flowing through the Indiana coach. Allen proudly embraces letting those around see ...

W.Va. pausing winter sports until Jan. 11

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As it pertains to high school sports in West Virginia, the coronavirus is now making its presence felt for a fourth consecutive season. Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday afternoon that winter sports — boys and girls basketball, wrestling, swimming and bowling — can not begin and/or resume ...

Defibaugh, Arnold captain All-TL CC

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After an offseason filled with so many questions, area harriers got clearance to compete and made the most of the opportunity this season. All area teams and runners made it to the finish line -- figuratively and literally -- this season. Some, however, made it there faster than others. ...