Potters sweep Aviators
EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s bowling teams swept Alliance on Thursday at Walnut Lanes.
East Liverpool’s boys were 2,545-2,106 winners. Logan Simms had a 265 high game and a 479 series. Nathan Kelly had a 248 high game and a 475 series.
East Liverpool’s boys are 10-1.
The Potter girls were 1,695-1,308 winners. Addison Rudibaugh had a 189 high game and a 325 series. Delaney Riggle had a 163 high game and a 316 series.
East Liverpool will be at St. Clair Lanes for the Buckeye 8 Championship on Monday.
Tigers score win over Lordstown
WARREN — Wellsville’s bowling team stopped Lordstown 1,800-1,382 on Thursday at Freeway Lanes.
For the Tigers (6-2), Tyler Landis had a high game of 160 and a 310 series. Landon Ramsey added a 187 high game and a 371 series.
Wellsville hosts Southern on Monday.
No spectators at tournament
MANSFIELD — No spectators will be allowed at J.C. Gorman Wrestling Invitational schedule for today and Saturday at Mansfield Senior High School.
East Liverpool, which lost to Buckeye Local 36-30 on Wednesday in a dual, is scheduled to take part in this tournament.
Mansfield City Schools said rising COVID-19 transmission rates were the reason for the change.
Only actual participants, four coaches and two statisticians per school will be allowed. All personnel and athletes will be required to wear masks unless competing.
Wrestling starts at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Finals are slated for 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Newton Falls on pause
NEWTON FALLS — Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference member Newton Falls has gone to remote learning until Jan. 21 due to rising COVID cases and has paused all athletics until the school district returns to in-person instruction on Jan. 24. No practices or games will be held during that period.
YSU to host Robert Morris
YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s women’s basketball team will host Robert Morris at 1 p.m. on Saturday due to conference schedule shuffling in wake of COVID-19 issues at several universities in the Horizon League.
YSU was scheduled to play at Wright State and Northern Kentucky today and Saturday.
Those games were called off due to COVID issues within Wright State and Northern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky game has been deemed a no contest by the league due to breakthrough cases among vaccinated students. Wright State did not meet that same threshold and that game has been deemed a forfeit in favor of the Penguins.
YSU is leads the Horizon League with a 7-0 league mark.
Pens win 10th straight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins won 10 straight games for the sixth time in franchise history, getting two goals each from Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel to beat the depleted Philadelphia Flyers 6-2 on Thursday night.
The Penguins won the second game of a back-to-back and haven’t lost since Dec. 1 against Edmonton. The Penguins won five games during the streak on the road and can at least think about the team record of 17 straight set over March-April 1993. The Penguins also won 15 straight games in March 2013 and have winning streaks of 12, 11 and 10 games, all since 1999.
The 29-year-old Rust has keyed the recent surge with seven goals in the last three games since he returned from an 11-game absence with an undisclosed injury. He scored a power-play goal in the first period — with an assist from noted Flyers tormentor Sidney Crosby — and then added his ninth goal of the season just 2:34 later to make it 2-0. Rust recorded a hat trick and had five points against San Jose on Sunday.
Guentzel scored against Carter Hart to make it 3-0 in the first, giving the forward a point in each of his last 16 games. Guentzel scored again with 9:40 left in the game for a 5-1 lead.
Hoosiers bash Bucks
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana used stifling defense down the stretch to pull away for a 67-51 victory over No. 13 Ohio State on Thursday night.
Jackson-Davis made 11 of 17 from the field for the Hoosiers (11-3, 2-2 Big Ten), who went on a 13-0 run while holding Ohio State without a field goal for more than five minutes.
“I expect him to play like that,” Indiana coach Mike Woodson said. “He’s shown he can do that. I was harsh on him more than anybody else. We know he can score.”
Jackson-Davis said Woodson told him he needed to rebound harder after Sunday’s loss at Penn State.