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Young Quakers outshine young Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL—In a battle of inexperienced teams, Salem looks to be a few steps further along than East Liverpool at this early stage. The Quakers used their size and shooting touch to control most of Tuesday’s season opener and roll to a 77-49 win over the Potters in the inaugural ...

Baker leads Clippers to one-point victory

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana squeaked by Sebring 56-55 on Tuesday. Burdette Baker led the Clippers with a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds. Erik Hopfenziz recorded nine points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist. Hunter Zentner had seven points and six rebounds. Jacob Clark added seven ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL Louisville at Salem 8th Grade: Louisville won 48-27 Monday. Salem: Ethan Shaw 10 points, Lane Rhodes 6. Next: Salem at Carrollton Wednesday.

Eckman, Bears cruise over Heartland for fourth victory

LEETONIA — Leetonia took down Heartland Christian 51-15 in girls basketball action Monday. The Bears improve to 4-1 overall. Kristy Eckman totaled 12 points and five steals for Leetonia. Destiny Davis added eight points, while Elizabeth Mills and Ari Russell each had seven points ...

Lindstrom nets All-Ohio

An incorrect photo of South Range’s Casey Lindstrom ran in Monday’s edition. She was recently named second-team Division II All-Ohio soccer team and finished her career as the school record holder for goals in a game (6), season (37) and career  (115).

Hunting down 10 percent

COLUMBUS — Hunters took 10 percent fewer deer in Columbiana County during the weeklong deer-gun season last week. There were 1,307 white-tailed deer checked in Columbiana County, down from 1,458 last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of ...

JUNIOR HIGH

GIRLS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs Southern 7th grade: Lisbon won 41-2 Monday. Lisbon: Madison Halfley 14 points; Jaidynn Entriken 10. Southern: Lorin Hall 2. 8th grade: Lisbon won 53-20. Lisbon: Corinne Freeman 15; Emma Thompson 11. Southern: Lindsay Ingledue 14. Next: Lisbon hosts ...

Area standouts kick it with the best

Although he is only a junior, South Range’s Brandon Youngs has already compiled quite a resume. After leading his team to a fourth consecutive district title, Youngs was named first-team Division III All-Ohio by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. Youngs also earned second-team ...

Buckeyes get Clemson in Fiesta Bowl semifinal

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes again missed out on the conference title game this season and are headed back to the Fiesta Bowl. This time, ...

Blue Devils take control in overtime

LISBON — Something about Sebring seems to bring out Justin Sweeney’s best late in the game. The Lisbon sophomore stunned the Trojans with a long game-tying three with one second left in regulation to propel the Blue Devils to a 72-67 overtime win in the inaugural Lisbon Tip-Off Classic ...

Heartland Christian struggles

LISBON—For the second straight night, the Heartland Christian basketball team was undone by an aggressive trapping defense. After succumbing to Lisbon’s speed on Friday, the Lions were forced into a slew of first half turnovers in a 70-23 loss to Valley Christian in the consolation game ...

Three of the best Columbiana County volleyball players honored

Three of Columbiana County’s best volleyball players were recently recognized among the best in the state. Lisbon junior Kimmi Wiggers was named second-team Division III All-Ohio by the Ohio Volleyball Coaches Association. Crestview’s MacKenzie Daub was named third-team All-Div. III, ...

Louisville has Salem’s number for the 12th time in last 13 meetings

SALEM — For the 12th time in the last 13 meetings, Louisville defeated Salem 50-26 on Saturday. Helene Schontz led the Quakers with eight points and nine rebounds. Leah Menegos had five points and five rebounds. Echo Mayer-Kutz tallied four rebounds while Chloe Cheresne nabbed four ...

County Classic on Tuesday

East Liverpool junior Peyton Adkins holds the game ball for the inaugural Kent State County Classic, which will be held Tuesday as the East Liverpool Potters host the Salem Quakers in the opening game of the boys basketball season for both teams. Cheerleaders will toss out T-shirts throughout ...

Two friends were 2016 track champions at different drag strips

(Above) Jerry Coblentz of East Palestine won his fifth track championship at Quaker City Dragway north of Salem. Pictured with the winning 1971 Dodge Demon are (from left) Jerry Coblentz, Greg Klein, Jim Coblentz, Corey Griffith, Tammy Gibson, Jimmy Gibson, Janine Griffith, Casey Griffith and ...

Sandman falls hard

LAS VEGAS — East Liverpool professional mixed martial arts fighter Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury thought Saturday’s light heavyweight bout between Devin “The Brown Bear” Clark would be one where a lot of the action would end up on the ground. It didn’t turn out that ...

Salem, Minerva wrestling squads compete at Cambridge Invitational

CAMBRIDGE — Beau Smith and Cole McComas each won individual titles to guide the Beaver Local wrestling team to a runner-up finish at the Cambridge Invitational on Saturday. Sheridan topped the 14-team field with 235 1/2 points, followed by Beaver Local with 210 1/2, West Holmes 188, Minerva ...

Warren JFK defeats Minister 24-6 for Division VII title

COLUMBUS — Minster coach Geron Stokes and his Wildcat football team have faced some of the fiercest competition in the state. They play in the Midwest Athletic Conference with past state champions like Maria Stein Marion Local and Coldwater, and they beat the vaunted Cavaliers this ...

New faces, same old Blue Devils

LISBON — With all the familiar faces from the last four years gone, Lisbon got the next chapter of its boys basketball program off to a good start in Friday’s season opener against Heartland Christian. Behind a fast and aggressive defense, the Blue Devils grabbed control early and never ...

Wilson verbally commits to Wake Forest University

COLUMBIANA — Before opening his junior basketball season at Columbiana High School on Friday night, Jared Wilson had other things to do. Wilson, the Division III state golf champion, made a verbal commitment earlier in the day to continue his golf and academic careers at NCAA Division I ...