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Ace Pitcher Cooper Blackburn Leads Big Red in Sectional Thriller

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STEUBENVILLE — With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, veteran Big Red head coach Fred Heatherington walked to the mound to talk to his ace, Cooper Blackburn, who had just fired two pitches outside of the zone. “When I went out and talked to him, he said he was getting a little ...

High School NIL Proposal Voted Down by OSHAA

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COLUMBUS – Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools passed 12 of 14 proposed revisions to the OHSAA Constitution and Bylaws, Executive Director Doug Ute announced Tuesday morning. The OHSAA’s annual referendum voting period ended at 4 p.m. Monday. Each member school has one ...

Oak Glen 1 Win Away From State Tournament

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NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — The Oak Glen softball team is on a mission this season and the Golden Bears are one game away from returning to the Class AA state tournament after a 6-4 win over Keyser on Tuesday in the first game of a best-of-three Region 1 championship series. Oak Glen improves ...

Orlando Wins NBA Draft Lottery

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CHICAGO — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling lucky and we let him roll the ...

Madonna Wins Section Title

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CAMERON — Madonna’s baseball team has gotten used to having its backs against the wall over the past week. Since they fell into the losers’ bracket of the Class A, Region 1, Section 1 tournament last Tuesday, the Blue Dons won five straight elimination games — including a ...

Monarchs Drop Game 1 in Extras

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GLEN DALE — Monday afternoon’s West Virginia Class AAA Region One championship series between University High and John Marshall opened with a pitcher’s duel that over three hours later turned into an instant classic. Senior pitcher Autumn Stemple fanned 20, including the final eight ...