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Minerva downs United

HANOVERTON—The Minerva volleyball team picked up a 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12 win over United Monday. Shelby Wheeler had 14 kills, eight blocks and five points for the Lions (2-9). For United (5-9) Rachel Bowen had 21 kills, an ace and two blocks. Savannah Burton contributed two ...

Cards hand loss to Quakers

SALEM — Canfield scored four goals in the first half and beat Salem, 6-0, in girls soccer action at Reilly Stadium Monday. Bailee Thorn had five saves in goal for the Quakers, who drop to 8-1-1. In the junior varsity match, Canfield handed Salem its first loss, 3-0. Salem will play at ...

Springfield, Southern appear in state poll

COLUMBUS — Out of five state-ranked football teams from the area, only Southern Local and Springfield Local emerged victorious in week four. The two 4-0 squads are the only area teams remaining in the second Associated Press high school football poll released Monday. Springfield is ranked ...

Rebels lose first, Quakers rebound

EAST LIVERPOOL—After a bit of a slow start, the East Liverpool volleyball team roared back and defeated state-ranked Crestview 20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20. The Potters run their record to 9-1 overall, while the Rebels—who are ranked 12th in Div. III —drop their first game of the season and ...

Mount cruises in OAC opener

Special to the News BEREA – No. 1 ranked Mount Union opened Ohio Athletic Conference action with a 56-21 win at Baldwin Wallace Saturday at George Finnie Stadium in Berea. Mount Union (2-0, 1-0 OAC) extends the nation’s longest win streak to 17 games while Baldwin Wallace took its first ...

PREP SOCCER

South Range 5, Beaver Local 1 GREENFORD—South Range rolled over Beaver Local 5-1 in boys soccer action Saturday. The Raiders improve to 5-2 overall. Quinn Pierson powered the Raiders with two goals and two assists, while Canaan Johnson had one goal and one assist. Logan Weaver and Zack ...

Strong showing for Quakers

From Staff Reports BOARDMAN — Junior Hunter Christopher and the Salem boys cross country team are on the move. The Quakers finished third out of 48 teams in the Division II race at the 33rd annual Spartan Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Christopher led the way by placing second ...

VanGorder, McCaster carry Youngstown St past Valpo, 42-7

From Staff and Wire Reports YOUNGSTOWN — South Range High School graduate Joe Alessi makes the most of his limited opportunities at Youngstown State University. Alessi, a junior running back, scored his first touchdown of the season as Youngstown State collected its first win of the ...

Carrollton cools off Quakers

SALEM — Forget the irresistible force line — it was one immovable object against another one Friday night at Reilly Stadium when defensive-minded, power football teams Salem and Carrollton collided in an inaugural Eastern Buckeye Conference battle. When the tug-of-war concluded, it was ...

Eagles soar over East Palestine

HANOVERTON — It looked like United was going to coast to an easy win Friday but instead the Eagles had to fight off a resilient East Palestine team for the 40-27 victory. United is now 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs fall to 1-3 and 0-1 in the ...

Columbiana lands first win

LEETONIA — The winless Columbiana Clippers are out to prove that they are a better team than their early-season record indicates. They took the first step in proving that point with a convincing 49-14 win over archrival Leetonia Friday night. The win improved the Clippers record on the ...

Dukes outlast South Range

GREENFORD — Blane Himmelheber and C.J. Greiner each ran for two touchdowns as Marlington pulled way from South Range for a 35-21 win Friday night. Marlington improves to 3-1, while South Range evens its mark at 2-2. The Dukes, the preseason favorites in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, ...

Lisbon derailed by Wellsville

WELLSVILLE—Wellsville is on a winning streak. The Tigers limited Lisbon to 132 yards of total offense in a 16-14 win over the Devils in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener on Friday night. Derrick Suggs anchored the attack for the Tigers, who were coming off a 1-point win over ...

Warriors down Aviators

BELOIT — West Branch’s volleyball team improved to 8-4 with a 25-7, 25-5, 25-12 victory over Alliance on Thursday. For West Branch (8-4, 3-3 in Eastern Buckeye Conference), Jenna Rockwell had 11 points, three aces. while Riley Tuel had 10 points and 10 kills. Elise Wallace provided 20 ...

Kohler powers Raiders

GREENFORD — Bree Kohler scored four goals in leading South Range’s girls soccer team to an 8-3 win over Leetonia on Thursday. Rachel Maynard and Marlaina Slabach each had a goal and assist. Marie DePascale and Kiley McConnell also had goals while Addie Flowers added two assists and Gianna ...

PREP GOLF

Marlington 168, Salem 201 SALEM—The Salem boys golf team fell to Marlington 168-201 Thursday at Salem Hills. The Quakers are now 3-8 overall and 2-7 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. For Salem, Kaleb Day and Lane Rhodes each shot 48, while Logan Zimmerman added a 50 and Mike Kidd shot ...

WEEK FOUR FORECAST

Carrollton at Salem, 7 p.m. Salem (3-0) finds itself at the start of the new Eastern Buckeye Conference slate with a state ranking and belief that it can make a run for the league title. Carrollton (2-1) ripped off wins over Coventry and Cambridge the past two weeks, but also took it on the ...

Clippers rule EOAC for second straight year

SALEM—Last season’s Div. III state title winner Jared Wilson has moved on to Wake Forest, but the Columbiana boys golf team continued its stranglehold on the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference for the second year in a row. The Clippers claimed their second straight league title. while ...

Salem ready for run at Eastern Buckeye Conference

SALEM —They have yet to play up to their full potential, but the Salem Quakers are right where they want to be as conference play gets set to heat up. For the second straight year, the Quakers are off to a 3-0 start as they prepare to open their conference schedule against Carrollton at 7 ...

Eagle barrage subdues Clips

HANOVERTON — United’s Samantha Wolfe scored a hat trick while Loren Swords, Morgan Briceland and Kendyl Daggy each added two goals as United dumped Columbiana 9-0 on Wednesday in girls soccer action. Earning assists were Swords with three, Briceland with two. Madison Montgomery, Brooke ...