West Branch opens with defeat on road

NEGLEY – D.J. Bandy, Andy Ellis and Phil Gerner all shot under 40 to lead the East Palestine golf team to a 155-166 victory over West Branch on Thursday at the East Palestine Country Club.

For the Bulldogs (1-0), Bandy had a 37, Ellis 38, Gerner 39 and Tom Dumbauld 41.

For West Branch (0-1), Bobby Parsons had a 38, Blake Glista 40, Nate Coy 43 and Noah Wasosky 45.

East Palestine hosts United on Monday.

Beaver Local 177, Crestview 186

COLUMBIANA -Beaver Local’s golf team scored a 177-186 win over Crestview in a prep golf match on Thursday at Copeland Hills.

For Beaver Local, Quintin Carr posted a 38, Joe Newlin 42, Duncan Hildenbrand 47 and Jeremy Morgan 50.

For Crestview, Craig Landsberger had a 42, Kaden Davis 43, Taylor Coblentz 49 and Major Boston 52.

JFK Invitational

HOWLAND – Columbiana’s girls golf team took seventh on Wednesday at the JFK Eagles Invitational at Candywood.

For the Clippers, who shot 379, Alexa Tringhese had an 87, Elise Hammond 94, Ally Moreschi 99 and Hannah Garofalo 99.

Kent Roosevelt won with a 294. Kent Roosevelt’s Kasey Neilson posted a 69 for medalist honors.