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Aviators shut down Quakers

ALLIANCE — The Salem boys basketball team fell behind early and found itself chasing Alliance and the scoreboard the rest of the game in a 73-53 Northeastern Buckeye Conference loss to the Aviators Friday night. “They (the Aviators) had 15 offensive rebounds and we can’t do that,” ...

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Smith hits 1,000 points, but Eagles fall

HANOVERTON — Southern Local spoiled Kaden Smith’s night. Smith became the fifth United boy to score 1,000 career points, but Southern posted 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 77-67 win Friday night. United, which was the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, is ...

Bulldogs escape Leetonia

LEETONIA—Nate Beatty made the game-winning basket as time expired as East Palestine edged Leetonia 66-65 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Friday. The Bulldogs improve to 3-1 in the EOAC, while Leetonia drops to 1-3 in conference play East Palestine received a balanced scoring ...

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6-0, 180 sophomore kicker
Member of Mount Union’s 58-man playoff roster ... Handles kickoff duties for the Purple Raiders ... Averaging 60.6 yards on 35 kickoffs with seven touchbacks this season ... Has kicked off 19 times in four playoff games, including off all eight times in a 43-40 semifinal win at Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... 2016 graduate of Salem High School.

Mount Union out for revenge at Stagg Bowl

SALEM, Va. — The Mount Union football team wasn’t going to miss the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl after falling short last season. “We understand just how hard it is to get to this point in the season,” Mount Union coach Vince Kehres aid. “It’s very, very difficult. You certainly cannot ...

Osborn given top honor

MOUNT VERNON — Heartland Christian graduate and Mount Vernon Nazarene University junior Kristen Osborn was recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America volleyball Academic All-America first team. Osborn had a 4.0 GPA while majoring in biology and was one of seven ...

Blue Devils run over Tigers

NEW MIDDLETOWN —Alexis Hughes had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Western Reserve to a 61-52 win over Springfield on Thursday. Kennedy Miller added 11 points, three assists and three steals. Western Reserve is 6-0. Laura Sigworth had 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Haley ...

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Righetti excited to be a part of championship tradition

ALLIANCE — Max Righetti is proud to be wearing a Mount Union football uniform, let alone playing for the small-college power. “It’s the best program I’ve been a part of — any level, any sport,” said Righetti, a 2016 graduate of Salem High School. “It’s the highest level of ...

Blue Devils hold off Clippers in EOAC action

LISBON—The Lisbon boys basketball team emerged with a tight 53-52 victory over Columbiana in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Blue Devils improve to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the EOAC, while the Clippers drop to 1-4, 0-3. Justin Sweeney did most of the scoring for Lisbon ...

Columbiana's Taylor Hall goes for a layup as Lisbon's Hailee Carpenter (4) and Alyssa Chestnut (24) look on Monday.

Clippers survive Lisbon

LISBON — Another chapter in the Columbiana and Lisbon girls basketball rivalry went down on Monday night and it did not disappoint. A Taylor Hall steal and Kayla Muslovski layup with 10 seconds remaining was the difference as Columbiana edged Lisbon 49-47. “Lisbon always plays ...

Eagles soar past Bears

HANOVERTON — Loren Swords and Celeste Hofmeister each scored 17 points in leading United past Leetnonia, 53-43, Monday. United improves to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Cameron Pierson added seven points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Leading 25-24 ...

Cleveland Browns fans watch the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns victory hopes thrown away in a flash

CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer sat at his locker and spoke privately for several minutes with new general manager John Dorsey, who did his best to encourage the rookie. There was plenty to discuss. The Browns had blown another one. Kizer’s interception in overtime set up Green Bay’s ...

Steelers come back to snag AFC North crown

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the ...

No Love, no problem for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on ...

Quakers heat up vs. Red Dragons

POLAND— Salem boys basketball team beat Niles 67-59 behind a 27-point performance from Mitch Davidson on Saturday afternoon in the United Way Holiday Classic. The Quakers outscored the Dragons 26-9 in the third quarter. Seth Shivers added 19 points for the Quakers while Chase Ackerman ...

West Branch’s Kayla Hovorka dribbles against Minerva on Saturday.

West Branch gangs up on Minerva

BELOIT—The West Branch girls basketball team easily handled Minerva 60-25 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action on Saturday afternoon. For West Branch, Kayla Hovorka had 13 points and Sarrah Tennefoss had 12 points. Grace Heath and Natalie Zuchowski both had 11 points for the ...

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Clippers fly past Indians

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana girls basketball team fields an experienced team this year that is looking to continue its success from last season. The experienced Columbiana team took care of Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference foe Southern Local 66-33 on Thursday night. “It makes me a ...

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Salem rebounds for conference-opening victory

SALEM — The Salem Quakers are expected to be a strong contender for the Northeastern Buckeye Conference boys’ basketball title this winter, and the Quakers looked every bit the part while overwhelming Canton South 69-52 in their league opener in Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. The Quakers ...

Leetonia enjoys a big night

LEETONIA — Leetonia’s Roman Ferry had 21 points to power the Bears to a 73-59 win over Wellsville on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. Leetonia (1-2, 1-1 in the league) outscored the Tigers 45-27 in the second half to gain the key league win. Caleb Witmer (14 points), ...

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Salem defense stifles Beaver Local

CALCUTTA—The Salem girls basketball team dealt Beaver Local its first loss of the season with a 59-38 victory Thursday. Salem improves to 3-1 overall on the young season. Allee Davidson-Chuck led the scoring with 13 points and four rebounds, while Kyla Jamison had 11 points and seven ...

United pulls away from Toronto

TORONTO — The United girls basketball team led Toronto by four points at halftime, but the Golden Eagles outscored Toronto by 19 in the third quarter and never looked back in their 62-39 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Thursday at George J. Kunzler Memorial ...