Local Sports

Clippers get Tigers off their back, affect league title

COLUMBIANA —On the heels of a heartbreaking overtime loss to Lisbon on Friday, the Columbiana boys basketball team returned to the gym this week vowing to wash the bad taste from their mouth as soon as possible. The Clippers did just that Tuesday, leading almost wire-to-wire and holding off ...

Alliance flies past Salem

ALLIANCE — Alliance rode a strong third quarter to a 62-47 victory over Salem on Tuesday night in Eastern Buckeye Conference action. The Aviators (8-6, 6-2) blew open a four-point halftime lead by outscoring the Quakers by 10 in the third quarter. Salem falls to 3-9, 3-5. Josh Young ...

Southern hands EOAC title to Toronto

SALINEVILLE — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference boys basketball title race may be over, but Southern Local is doing its best to take second place. Cam Grodhaus scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as Southern rallied past United, 57-52, Tuesday. Losses by United and ...

Clippers induct six into Athletic Hall of Fame

COLUMBIANA—The twenty third annual Columbiana High School Athletic Hall of Fame was held Saturday, January 12, 2019. Six individuals were inducted. Rick Clark (Class of 1987) Rick won seven varsity letters; three in football and baseball, and one in wrestling. In football, Rick was All ...

Clippers survive Jackson-Milton

NORTH JACKSON—Columbiana rallied in the second half to knock off coach Dave Crismon’s old team as the Clippers edged Jackson-Milton 39-35 in girls basketball action Monday. The Clippers are now 13-3 overall. The Bluejays fall to 7-8. Columbiana trailed 19-12 at halftime before moving in ...

OVAC gets a fresh champ in Beaver

WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local reigned supreme with the help of its youngest team members on Saturday at the 66th Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships at WesBanco Arena. Riding a wave of a school-record four individual titlists — including three freshmen — ...

Steelers helped enable Brown’s behavior

In the continuing Pittsburgh Steelers soap opera entitled “As The Steelers Turn”, there are certainly enough story lines and plenty of blame to go around. While it is very easy to blame Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for his actions, and his actions certainly do deserve blame, the ...

Quakers go South as second half opens

SALEM — The second half of the Eastern Buckeye Conference season didn’t go exactly how the Salem Quakers boys basketball team had envisioned on Friday. The Wildcats from Canton South led from tip-off to the final buzzer in knocking off the Quakers 61-47. With the loss, the Quakers drop to ...

Clippers crowed EOAC champions

LISBON — Need an example of great tradition? Just ask the Columbiana High School girls basketball team. The Clippers captured a share of their sixth straight league title with a 60-45 Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference triumph over rival Lisbon during a girl-boy doubleheader Friday night at ...

Narrow victory for Reserve

SEBRING — Western Reserve’s boys basketball team was on the ball with a 58-56 win over Sebring in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play. Riley Miller had 17 points for the winners, 3-10, 2-6. Todd Henning added 12 points. For Sebring, Joey Clark and Gabe Lanzer had 18 points each. ...

OVAC action heats up in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local’s wrestlers scored big on the second day of the 66th Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships on Friday at WesBanco Arena. Ten Beaver grapplers earned spots in the championship semifinals to dominate area competitors in the tournament. Oak Glen has two ...

Golden Eagles surround Bears

HANOVERTON — Loren Swords had 12 points as United used a balanced attack to down Leetonia 44-25 in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference encounter. Destiny Hill added eight points for the Eagles, 8-7, 7-4. Taran Ferry, Ari Russell and Megan Rosko had seven points each for the Bears. ...

Miami welcomes old Ohio St. QB

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they’ll know his name — and his game ...

Streak over for Branch

CANTON — West Branch had its 32-game league winning streak come to end Wednesday as the Warriors dropped a 36-32 decision at Canton South. The Warriors are 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, tied with Salem for the league lead. Canton South, which lost 39-38 at Salem ...

Rebels breeze through LaBrae

COLUMBIANA — Crestview opened up a 23-point halftime lead and was never threatened in a 47-37 win over LaBrae on Wednesday. Krista Perry led the way with a game-high 19 points, shooting 6-of-6 from the foul line, with eight rebounds. Haley Eskra contributed 10 points, Tanner Hoffer nine ...

PREP BASKETBALL

Lowellville 58 , United 57 HANOVERTON — Lowellville went 6-for-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter as the Rockets held off United, 58-57, Tuesday. Lowellville’s Cole Bunofsky scored seven of his team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter. The Rockets improve to 7-3, while the ...

Rebels show some fight vs. Indians

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local rallied from an early 15-point deficit to beat Crestview, 57-53, Tuesday. The Indians trailed 24-9 early in the second quarter and 33-25 at halftime before Cam Grodhaus opened the third quarter with a three-pointer to put the Indians on their way. Grodhaus had ...

GIRLS POLL

COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Pickerington Cent. (13) 11-1 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Minerva shines vs. Eagles MINERVA — The Minerva boys and girls swept United at the Minerva Bowl on Tuesday. The Minerva boys won, 2,452 to 2,289, while the Lion girls won 2,411 to 1,737. High games for the Eagls were Shawn Hawkins (216), Lloyd Grate (204), Samantha May (155)) and ...

Blue Devils run past Red Knights

TORONTO — The Toronto girls basketball team battled for three quarters against Lisbon on Monday, but the Red Knights ran out of gas in the fourth. The Blue Devils kicked it into high gear, en route to a 51-37 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic League matchup at the George J. Gunzler ...