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Orioles fire Showalter, Duquette

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will continue their rebuilding project without manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, who were fired Wednesday after the team finished with the worst record in the major leagues. With Duquette procuring ...

Bucks cruise in new arena’s opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena. Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night in the first game at the Fiserv ...

Meetin’ of unbeatens

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Coming into the season, many expected St. Clairsville to be one of the area’s top teams. Many also expected Bellaire to be much improved, but also maybe a year away from being really good. As the prep football season enters its final month, St. Clairsville has ...

Ferry, Creek to clash in pivotal contest Friday

MARTINS FERRY — Week 7 of the high school football has arrived and, although, many coaches don’t like to talk about it, the time has come to start talking about the postseason. One game that will go a long way in determining the postseason fate of a pair of Buckeye 8 squads kicks off ...

River awaits streaking Bridgeport

HANNIBAL — River High celebrates Homecoming this Friday night. The centerpiece of those festivities will be when the Pilots play host to a red-hot Bridgeport Bulldog grid outfit. Coach Fred Ray’s Dogs will enter the contest riding the wave of a three-game winning streak, evening their ...

Shadyside looks to continue momentum at Beallsville

Only two local high school football teams are chasing playoff berths as the “fastest 10 weeks” of the year enters the seventh weekend of action. This week’s slate has six games set for under the lights Friday, while another is a Saturday matinee. Shadyside and Buckeye Trail are the ...

Ohio State looks to continue to make progress after big road win

COLUMBUS — Another week, another step forward for the Ohio State football team and its new starting quarterback. Many wondered at the start of the season how Dwayne Haskins would do stepping into arguably the most talked about position in all of Ohio sports — Buckeyes starting ...

Hoosiers hoping to cash in on next chance to make statement

Tom Allen expected the Indiana Hoosiers to take advantage of a prime opportunity two weeks ago against Michigan State. They’ll get a second chance at No. 3 Ohio State this weekend. And, as usual, the second-year coach expects his Hoosiers to be prepared and competitive. “They’ve ...

PSU’s Rahne takes responsibility for failed 4th-and-5 call against OSU

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne took responsibility Monday for calling the failed fourth-and-5 running play on the Nittany Lions’ final drive against Ohio State, saying “ultimately I didn’t give our guys the best chance to succeed.” The play ...

WVU opens basketball practice with high expectations

By JIM BUTTA For The Times Leader MORGANTOWN — The season isn’t a week old and Cameron native Logan Routt is already taking his lumps as West Virginia’s men’s basketball team opens preseason drills. “I think we have the best frontcourt in the country,” Routt explained during ...

Union Local sweeps Monroe; Shadyside wins

MORRISTOWN — Union Local posted a three-set victory against Monroe Central by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-17. Casey Kildow had 10 kills, seven assists, six aces and 21 digs. Sydney Lohr had nine kills, while Alexis Logan had six kills and 14 digs. Emma Knox had 13 assists and Larissa ...

OHSAA Football Computer Rankings after Week 6

Division I Region 1 - 1. Canton McKinley (6-0) 15.6667, 2. Mentor (6-0) 15.517, 3. Solon (6-0) 13.2, 4. Euclid (5-1) 12.4722, 5. Cle. St. Ignatius (3-2) 11.4966, 6. Austintown-Fitch (4-2) 11.2222, 7. Lakewood St. Edward (3-2) 10.7778, 8. Massillon Jackson (4-2) 9.6333, 9. Shaker Hts. (5-1) ...

Area golfers come up short of state berth

Despite a couple of strong showings, nary a local player was able to advance to the OHSAA State Golf Championship. The Division II District Tournament unfolded under ideal weather conditions at Eaglesticks Golf Club. St. Clairsville, which has been playing well all season, finished second ...

Shadyside sweeps Bridgeport; Bellaire takes down Linsly

BRIDGEPORT — Shadyside inched closer to wrapping up the top seed and right to host the OVAC Class 2A tournament with a three-set win over the homestanding Bulldogs Monday by scores of 25-10, 25-21 and 25-14. Sarah Teasdale had 13 points, including two aces, five kills and 12 digs. Madison ...

Wheeling Central ushers 14 more into Hall of Fame

WHEELING — Family. That was the theme resonating throughout a jam-packed Wheeling Jesuit University cafeteria Saturday morning. The common refrain was delivered by many — if not all — of the 14 inductees into the Wheeling Central Hall of Fame. Be it Peggy Dailer, the Duffy brothers ...

Nailers open training camp

WHEELING — Two days after President Donald J. Trump was the feature attraction at the same facility, new coach Mike Bavis and company were on the WesBanco Arena ice Monday for the first time in what the believe will be an effort to Make Wheeling Hockey Great Again. Devoid of any ...

With bodies banged up, Meyer issues ‘call to arms’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The victory over Penn State was not enough. Urban Meyer woke up Sunday still troubled. So much so, the Ohio State coach gathered his players for a “call to arms” meeting. The message: Those who aren’t contributing better start doing so. “We still need to get ...

With stakes high, OSU’s Victor has defining moment

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spotted signs in practice recently of a breakout moment coming for Binjimen Victor. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins agreed with Meyer, saying Victor makes plenty of eye-popping plays during the week. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day said the ...

Wheeling Central turns back Linsly

WHEELING—Wheeling Central football coach Mike Young said it felt like Christmas morning on Saturday as he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Just a few hours later, his Maroon Knights gave him the greatest present of all in the form of a 31-14 triumph over visiting rival Linsly ...

Bickmeier preparing for next event

Dennis Bickmeier never seems to have a free moment. That’s just how he likes it. As president of Richmond Raceway, Bickmeier is charged with keeping the layout buzzing. And if anyone thinks the 1984 St. John Central graduate has a respite when there’s not a race there, think ...