Over the past 10 days, the Barnesville and Steubenville high school mat teams have combined to help a Steubenville youth that has been stricken with the toughest opponent of all — cancer.,“We found out about it while we were in Steubenville for the (Ohio Athletic Committee) Junior High School Districts,” Barnesville wrestling coach Jayson Stephen explained.,The annual Buckeye 8 Tournament will be held Saturday inside ‘The Hangar’ on the campus of Union Local High School.,Division III schools are split between Barnesville High School and Sandy Valley High School in Magnolia, while Division II schools head to Claymont High School in Uhrichsville and Steubenville High’s Crimson Center.,The 82nd annual Ohio state tournament will be staged March 7-8-9 inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.

Cody Bellinger, who became a local celebrity at 13 when he led Chandler National in the Little League World Series, was among four former high school athletes inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday at Hamilton.,Cody Bellinger poses with long-time Hamilton athletic trainer Lance Michael at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday.,(Photo: Courtesy of Hamilton Athletic Director Brett Palmer)

Bellinger, an outfielder and first baseman, who starred on Hamilton's baseball team in 2013, was named the National League Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017 when he hit a National League rookie record 39 home runs.,"He is a great ambassador for Arizona baseball, as well as Hamilton baseball," said Hamilton coach Mike Woods, who coached Bellinger in high school.,Others inducted Saturday into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame were former Chandler High football and track and field standout Dion Jordan, former Chandler Basha baseball player Jamie Westbrook, former Chandler Valley Christian girls basketball coach Scott Timmer and former Valley Christian athlete Ashton Wolf. read more

Whether through parochialism or small-mindedness, the Eastern Connecticut Conference has always felt like mid-major in state high school athletics, a compilation of too many schools comfortable scheduling each other and afraid of the deeper end.,At 5:30, the St. Bernard boys played defending Division II state basketball champion Immaculate, a game whose result recalled the old days when visitors left St. Bernard's gym dissatisfied.,There's more: The ECC is a proud member of the Connecticut High School Football Alliance, a cooperative venture that began with the ECC, Southern Connecticut Conference and South-West Conference, then added the Central Connecticut Conference and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference this winter.,Remember, too, that the ECC is the only league in Connecticut that will play its boys' basketball championship game at Mohegan Sun, site of the state championships in March.,There's a whole state out there, more media coverage of high school sports than ever and an opportunity for exposure as never before.

RUSHCREEK TOWNSHIP - Eight hours of constant rain, and melted snow has caused high water throughout the county, closing some roads.,At midday Wednesday more than a foot and half of water had covered Holliday Road in Rushcreek Township.,"A little bit farther into the ditch and she might not have been as lucky," Myers said as he waited to switch a high water sign to a road closed sign.,Myers said several roads in the township were covered by water, and he expected more to be closed as the day and rain went on.,"It's really important that people don't drive around road closed or high water signs," said Jon Kochis, Fairfield County Emergency Management director.

You can encourage the pursuit of knowledge by offering employees more training opportunities or offering tuition assistance towards higher education awards.,You should make your employees aware of the goals and ambitions of the organisation, and how they can contribute to helping to achieve these goals and progress also their own careers.,Employees who can see a clear path towards career progression have a vested interest in the organisation and are motivated to contribute towards its success as well as their own.,Being able to recognise and implement these intrinsic motivations ensures that team engagement, productivity and performance stay high.,The education sector is very lucky to have a dedicated group of SBPs ready to face the challenges of the system, but it’s essential that their motivation and job satisfaction are maintained.

The traditional signing day Wednesday merely padded Oregon's already stellar recruiting class, the best in school history.,GETTING DEFENSIVE: Washington capped its recruiting class by landing two of the top defensive players on the West Coast.,Washington had seemed to be the favorite for Heimuli for most of the recruiting period, but his Menlo-Atherton team advancing to the state title game in California impacted his ability to make a decision in time for the December signing period.,The abrupt departure of new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury after 34 days shook up the Trojans' recruiting class and led to the departure of receiver commit Bru McCoy, who spurned USC for Texas.,The day had an international flavor with the Utes bringing in 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Bamidele Olaseni, a native of London who played last year for Garden City Community College in Kansas, and fellow 6-foot-7 offensive lineman Luke Felix-Fualalo, a former rugby player in Australia who played last year for prep powerhouse Mater Dei in California.

Corrections and additions may be emailed to Ryan Njegovan (men’s indoor field) and Jocelyn Ocon (women’s indoor field) were chosen NACC Athletes of the Week.,... North Central’s Andy Hinch (men’s indoor tennis) was named athlete of the week in the CCIW.

Foskey, a four-star defensive end from De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., became the final member of Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class, joining 21 players who signed during the early period in December.,The Illini added a pair of linebackers to the 11 players they signed in December, getting the day started by announcing the signing of four-star prospect Shammond Cooper from St. Louis’ Trinity Catholic High School.,Three-star linebacker Tarique Barnes of Memphis, Tenn., brought the class to 13 players.,In terms of average player rating, Illinois’ class ranks seventh in the conference, and its three four-star signees — including cornerback Marquez Beason and quarterback Isaiah Williams — trail only five Big Ten teams.,Illinois was considered a likely landing spot for Cooper thanks to his strong ties with Cory Patterson, his former high school coach who is now an Illini assistant coach, and Williams, his high school teammate who signed with the Illini in December.

At the risk of being one of those “back-in-my-day,” trouser-hiking curmudgeons, the sports landscape I left as a high schooler and the one that exists today are as different as the hype surrounding super game I and super game LIII . . . see?,Certainly some of the programs at area high schools are solid and a few even very strong, dare I say, perennial playoff contenders.,And before we get any further along, this is in no way a knock on the coaches or athletes at any of the four Fairfield high schools.,In comparison to the – I’m going to guess somewhere upwards of hundreds – of businesses supporting local youth leagues and high schools decades ago, teams today have to scrape together what little funding they can to keep their teams afloat.,The change is that high school teams are the parent club, anchored in a community like a pro team and supported by youth teams like minor leagues.

The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors took on the Sioux Falls Washington Warriors in a key Class AA matchup at Riggs Gymnasium in Pierre on Thursday night.,The visiting Warriors entered the game with two spots ahead of the Govs in the Class AA rankings.,The Warriors were led by sophomore guard Eli Williams, who had a game high 20 points coming off the bench.,The Govs made 33 percent of their three point attempts, while the Warriors made 27 percent.,The Warriors also made 74 percent of their free throws, while the Govs made just 55 percent.