Members of the Crestview Div. III district tournament championship baseball team are (front, from left) coach Corey Hill, Chuck Lindsay, Jordan VanPelt, Devin Turvey, Dylan Dickey, Kaden Davis, Stephan Barr, Dylan Ball, Tyler Hurd; (back) coach Todd Kibby, coach Kory Whitacre, James Fitzgerald, Isaac Ricketts, Jude Riffle, Jeff Feo, Dylan Huff, Peyton Wolfe, Ty Fitzsimmons, Caleb Hill, Jake Crawford, Dale McGoogan, Brandon Chuey, coach Kyle Gruzsecki and coach Dan Hill. The Rebels (15-12) are set to take on Doylestown Chippewa (18-6) at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Massillon Washington High School in the regional semifinal. (Photo by Wayne Maris)

Rebels seizing the opportunity

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COLUMBIANA — It took a long and winding road to get there, but ultimately the Crestview baseball team was right where it expected to be as the Rebels prepared for their Division III regional semifinal on Tuesday. Crestview (15-12) will play in its first regional semifinal in school history ...

Pidgeon flies to Mount Union

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West Branch senior softball player Maddie Pidgeon will continue her academic and softball careers at the University of Mount Union in the fall. Seated with Maddie are Sharon and Tarry Pidgeon. Standing is West Branch softball coach Sis Woods. (Submitted Photo)

Butcher also chooses Mount Union

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West Branch High School senior Brett Butcher will continue his academic and football careers at The University of Mount Union in the fall. Pictured are (from left) West Branch football coach DJ Dota, Anissa Citino, Brett Butcher,and Bill Butcher. (Submitted Photo)

Glista puts on a Yellow Jacket

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West Branch senior Blake Glista will continue his academic and athletic careers at Baldwin Wallace University. Seated with Blake are Becky Glista and Eric Glista. (Submitted Photo)

Weber picks Mount Vernon Nazarene

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West Branch senior Ashley Weber will continue her academic and tennis careers at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Seated with Ashley are Tina and Randy Weber. (Submitted Photo)

Area Track Leaders

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Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 22, according to meet results reported to the Salem News: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Ethan Griffith (West Branch) 15.63, Ryan Cutherberson (West Branch) 15.78, Ethan ...

Pezzano shoots her way to Malone

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Lisbon senior Karlee Pezzano will continue her academic and basketball careers at Malone University, an NCAA Division II program in Canton. She plans on pursuing a business degree. On hand for the signing were (front, rom left) her mother Connie Pezzano, Karlee Pezzano, sister Kennedy Pezzano, ...

Toot hits a home run with Mount Union

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Lisbon senior David Toot will continue his academic and baseball careers at the University of Mount Union, an NCAA Division III program in Alliance. He plans on pursuing a degree in nursing. On hand for the signing were (front, from left) father David Toot, David Toot, mother Heather Toot; ...

Lifting with a purpose

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Columbiana County Special Olympics held its powerlifting meet recently at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club with 16 lifters from five surrounding counties. Columbiana County lifters included Brian Andrix, Tyler Kayseri and James Hudson.

Winners from the Milennium Invitational

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The students from McLaughlin Martial Arts in Lisbon competed in the Millennium Invitational Karate Tournament in Mentor on Saturday. They included (from left) Sebastian Bach, third place and two fourth places; Candace Moretz, two second places; Logan Moretz, third place; Cooper Mollenkop, first ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert (4) drives on Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Celtics bring Cavaliers back to earth

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday ...

Salem’s Caitlyn Marx wins discus with a throw of 139-00 during the Division II district meet on Saturday at Reilly Stadium. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Quakers have another day to remember

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SALEM — Salem’s boys defended its Div. II district title after edging Akron Coventry by three points on Saturday at Reilly Stadium. Winning for the Quaker boys were Trey Double in the 1600 (4:31.13), Turner Johnson in the high jump (6 foot, 2 inches) and the 1600 relay team of Seth ...

Taking one final glance at the ITCL

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There’s not much left to do with the Inter-Tri County League. What league games that remained were wrapped up last weekend. Commissioner Paul Andraso said that all he has left to do is split up what money remains with the 16 schools and hand out some trophies. After that every member ...

Feicht accepts Crestview job on Tuesday, resigns on Saturday

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview lost two varsity basketball coaches and gained one at a special Crestview Board of Education meeting on Saturday morning. The board accepted the resignations of girls basketball coach Rick Gates and newly appointed boys basketball coach Joel Feicht. Feicht, hired ...

Div. II District Results

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INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top four advance to Austintown regional) 110 HURDLES: 1. Jacob Comer (Canton South) 16.02, 2. Luke Fennel (Northwest) 16.04, 3. Archie Merchant (Norton) 16.06, 4. Ethan Griffith (West Branch) 16.09, 5. Ethan Bailey (Salem) 16.11, 6. Ryan Cuthbertson (West Branch) 16.53, ...


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Brittian Motors Tuesday Morning Woman’s League at East Palestine CC TEAM LOW SCORE: Matty Goff, Vivian Davis, Ginny Spear and Therese Ciancone. LOW PUTTS: Donna Morgan CHIP-INS: Donna Morgan (No. 5), Vivian Davis (No. 9), Matty Goff (No. 2), Daralee Graham (No. 1). Monday ...

Columbiana’s Jillian Stilson fields a grounder past Cardinal Mooney’s Kelly Williams during a Div. III district final on Friday at South Range. (Salem News/Chris Rambo)

Cards not in Columbiana’s favor

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GREENFORD — For the second straight season, the Columbiana softball team saw its season cut short in heartbreaking fashion by Cardinal Mooney. One year after losing to Mooney by one run in a sectional final, the Clippers had the Cardinals down to their last strike on two occasions in ...

Crestview’s Sidney Rambo competes in the discus during the Div. III district tournament on Friday at Springfield High School. (Photo by Wayne Maris)

Stokes, Belanger, Muslovksi capture district titles

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — Lisbon junior Seth Stokes had some company at the top Friday. Stokes repeated as the Springfield Division III district high jump champion, while United senior discus thrower Megan Belanger and Columbiana freshman long jumper Kayla Muslovski also won their respective ...

Div. III District Track Results

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BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. McDonald (121), 2. Mineral Ridge (95 1/5), 3. Valley Christian (50), 4. Brookfield (45 1/5), 5. Springfield (41), 6. Lisbon (32 1/5), 7. Liberty and Newton Falls (30), 9. Wellsville and Columbiana (28), 11. East Palestine (27 1/2), 12. United (25 1/5), 13. ...

Columbiana coach Jerry Beltempo points to the sky after the Clippers defeated Springfield 7-4 in the Div. III district semifinal on Thursday at South Range High School. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Clippers hand coach 400th victory

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GREENFORD — Thursday’s Division III district semifinal victory was significant on a couple of different levels for the Columbiana softball team. First and foremost, the Clippers’ 7-3 victory over Springfield extended their season for at least one more day and ended a period of ...