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Salem’s Johnson named first team all-district

CANTON — Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference tri-champions Southern Local, United and Columbiana highlight area selections on the 2018 Northeast Inland All-District high school football team, while seniors Dominic Perry of Crestview and Parker Sherry of East Palestine are repeat first-team ...

4NORTHEAST INLAND DISTRICT — FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Northeast Inland All-District high school football teams, selected by a media panel from the district: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM Offense Ends—Chris Kelly, Medina, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, senior; Jake Ryan, Massillon Jackson, 6-3, 170, jr.; Khyree ...

Mayfield shines as Browns roll over Falcons

CLEVELAND — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...

2018 EASTERN DISTRICT FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

Division IV First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Cade Williams, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 6-2, 195, sr. ; Kobe Mitchell, Cadiz Harrison Central, 6-1, 160, so. Running Backs: Caden Hostetler, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5-7, 150, sr.; Tayveon Crawford, Steubenville, 5-11, 195, jr. ; Brady ...

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

COLUMBUS —Regional Championship pairings for the 2018 Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Pairings are shown with home team listed first along with seeds and regular-season records: Division I Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 Region 1 1 Mentor (11-1) vs. 7 Lakewood St. ...

Quakers learning along the way

HEBRON — The Salem boys cross country team is learning how to run at the state cross country meet before running faster. “Time and time again we have experienced that you have get there and see it first,” Salem coach Rob Motz said. The Quakers had only one runner in the top 124 and ...

United’s Frase goes with the flow at state meet

HEBRON — United senior Daniel Frase realized the state cross country course changed when he was running it. “I didn’t know it (changed),” he said. “I memorized the course and that’s not the one we ran.” The Ohio High School Athletic Association changed the course Friday ...

State cross country championships

HEBRON — Results of the 90th annual boys and 41st annual girls state cross country meets held Saturday at National Trail Raceway: DIVISION III BOYS TEAM SCORES 1. Fort Loramie (127), 2. Cincinnati Summit Country Day (145), 3. East Canton (155), 4. McDonald (161), 5. Mount Gilead (165), ...

2018 MVAC Football All-Stars

FIRST TEAM: Jimmy Harper (Jackson-Milton); Dyllen Gibbs (Jackson-Milton); Bryce Davis (Jackson-Milton); Matt Hvisdak (Lowellville); Joe Ballone (Lowellville); Alex Cintron (McDonald); Josh Celli (McDonald); Zach Gray (McDonald); Ali Hammond (McDonald); Logan Marshall (McDonald); Nate Dean ...

Mayer-Kutz, Emch gain All-Ohio honors

The area was well-represented on the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-Ohio teams released Monday. East Liverpool’s Skye Stokes was named to the first team in Div. II, while Salem’s Echo Mayer-Kutz was named to the second team in Div. II. Crestview’s Emily Emch was a ...

Trimmer’s shot forces overtime as Pens win opener

YOUNGSTOWN — Melinda Trimmer hit a jumper with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team went on to beat Robert Morris ,69-59, in Tuesday’s season opener in front of 1,189 fans at the Beeghly Center. Trimmer’s basket came on a ...

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

COLUMBUS — Second-round pairings for the 2018 Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Pairings are shown with home team listed first along with seeds and regular-season records: DIVISION I Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 Region 1 1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2) at ...

AROUND THE HORN

Boardman hosts Big Red game BOARDMAN — There will not be any high school football games in Columbiana County this weekend, but there will be a good one not far away. Second-ranked Steubenville (10-1) will play seventh-ranked Hubbard (10-1) in a Division IV Region IV semifinal at 7 p.m. ...

Wellsville wraps up campaign

UNIONTOWN — Wellsville High School’s outstanding girls’ volleyball season came to a sad ending just one win short of state here Saturday as the 12th-ranked Tigers were defeated 25-10, 25-11, 25-11 by 9th-ranked Monroeville in a Div. IV regional final at Lake High School. But ask any ...

Buckeyes find a little success on the ground

COLUMBUS — With five minutes left in the game and Ohio State clinging to a six-point lead, J.K. Dobbins burst through a hole between center and right guard and rumbled untouched 42 yards for a touchdown and some breathing room. The breakaway by the Buckeyes’ tailback was hugely satisfying ...

Mount Union clinches share of OAC title

NEW CONCORD – Top-ranked Mount Union clinched at least a share of the Ohio Athletic Conference title and earned the OAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 52-10 win over Muskingum on Saturday. The Purple Raiders, which extended the nation’s longest active win ...

Fast start not enough for Southern

CRESTON — People are going to look at the final score of Friday’s Southern-Norwayne first round playoff game and think the matchup was a run-of-the-mill blowout. But for the first half, that was far from the case. The Indians controlled a good portion of the first half and went into the ...

EBC ALL-STARS

EASTERN BUCKEYE CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL League Champion — Salem and Marlington Player of the Year — Echo Mayer-Kutz, Salem Coach of the Year — Stephanie Tortola, Marlington FIRST TEAM Mac Tubaugh (Carrollton, Sr.); Sadie Green (Carrollton, Sr.); Kirsten Bogunovich (Marlington, ...

Independence sweeps to end Salem’s successful campaign

BARBERTON — “This feels like deja vu,” Salem volleyball coach Sarah Hamilton said as she emerged from the locker room at Barberton High School following Thursday’s Division III regional semifinal. For the second straight season, the Quakers took the floor for a regional semifinal at ...

CC meet moved to Nov. 10

HEBRON —Salem’s boys cross country runners have been gearing up for the biggest meet of their lives Saturday. That changed Thursday when the Ohio High School Athletic Association postponed the 90th annual state cross country meet until Nov. 10 due to flooding at National Trail ...