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Sandman feeling Grizzly

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool mixed martial artist Josh Stansbury is rolling the dice with a new training approach. The 32-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter has been in the UFC hotbed of Las Vegas lately preparing for his June 25 light heavyweight bout with Jeremy “The ...

Quakers stand tall and proud

COLUMBUS — The East Liverpool Potters are hoping Lindsay Baker brought back more than a medal with her state championship. Baker captured the Division II shot put title Saturday in becoming East Liverpool’s first state track champion in 27 years and third in school history. “Hopefully ...

AROUND THE HORN

New league staying put School officials of the new Eastern Buckeye Conference will meet for the first time today after learning South Range was leaving. The athletic directors from Alliance, Canton South, Carrollton, Marlington Minerva, Salem and West Branch are meeting today after South ...

Salem puts signature on relay

COLUMBUS — The 1600-meter relay team holds special meaning for the Salem Quakers. “The 4x4 is the pride of what we do,” junior Quinlan Rumsey said. “Salem has always had 400 runners.” “Salem is a track school,” senior Lex Murray said. “They always say Salem breeds 400 ...

Warriors’ Lozier takes the good with the bad

COLUMBUS — West Branch senior Rob Lozier says what he will remember most about his athletic career is running at the state track meet. “Coming to state two years in a row, even not winning it,” he said. Lozier followed a fifth-place finish in the Division II 300-meter hurdles last ...

Baker goes out with a bang, wins state title

COLUMBUS — Senior Linday Baker took a commanding lead with her first toss and the rest of the competition was a victory lap for East Liverpool’s new state champion. “The last couple of years was kind of a warmup,” she said. “I wanted to go out with a bang.” Baker had the top ...

GOLF RESULTS

Friday Womens League at Valley WINNER: Anita Pirone. LOW GROSS: Anita Pirone 46. LOW NET: Anita Pirone 32. Monday Night 2-Man Scramble League at Buck Run STANDINGS: Helm-Harris 47; Kaiser-Hendricks 46 1/2; Mudrick-McIlvain 44 1/2; Glista-Glista 44 1/2; Balsley-Glista 43 1/2; ...

Stokes falls just short of state title

COLUMBUS — Lisbon junior Seth Stokes is climbing up the podium. After being third in the Division III high jump last year, he followed it up with a second-place finish in the 110th annual state track and field meet Friday. “I’m disappointed because I wanted to win,” Stokes said. ...

Marx finishes 12th in discus, Baker snags third

COLUMBUS — After becoming the first East Liverpool girl to score at the state track meet in 34 years, senior Lindsay Baker knows it can get better. Baker finished third in the Division II discus with the second-best throw in Columbiana County history Friday and enters today’s competition ...

Perry strong in debut

COLUMBUS — Crestview sophomore shot putter Dominic Perry is alway looking to do better. “I think about having that one throw all the time — that perfect throw,” he said. He got closer to it at the state track meet Friday, finishing third in the Division II shot put with a toss of 55-5 ...

Salem storms into finals with county record

COLUMBUS — The Salem boys 1600-meter relay team put their heads down and barreled ahead. Seniors Connor McKee and Lex Murray, junior Quinlan Rumsey and sophomore Turner Johnson ran the fastest time in Columbiana County history in posting the top time in the Division II state preliminaries ...

X Marx the spot

SALEM — After a season of drastic improvement, Salem sophomore discus thrower Caitlyn Marx believes her trip to this year’s state track meet will be a taste of even better things to come. “I’m really glad to be getting the experience of going down as a sophomore,” Marx said. “A ...

Two different journeys end with same destination

EAST PALESTINE — Coming into this season, East Palestine track coach Jim Young knew what he had in junior Alexis Cunningham, while senior Jacob Pancake was an unknown quantity, having recently transferred from Beaver Local. “Alexis was close to making state last year, and we had a pretty ...

Playoff games move exclusively to Friday nights

COLUMBUS–All Ohio high school football playoff games, except the state championships, will take place on Friday nights beginning this Fall. The change was voted upon by the OHSAA Board of Directors Thursday in Columbus. State championship games will still be divided over a three day period, ...

Tom Mercina Golf Outing

Subway and the Lisbon Knights of Columbus Council 4049 is having its annual Tom Mercina Golf Outing at 9 a.m. June 10 at Twin Springs Golf Course. Getting ready for the event are (front, from left) Ross Gallo, Jim Smith, Ralph Guappone, Rich Chamberlin, Dennis Smith; (back, from left) Scott ...

Stokes enjoys the moment

LISBON — Track is largely an individual sport, but Lisbon junior Seth Stokes knows he can count on the support of a community when he vies for a Division III state high jump title this weekend. “I just got stopped on the road by someone who talked to me for about 10 minutes and was ...

Perry leaving last year in the past

COLUMBIANA — Crestview sophomore Dominic Perry was well on his way to making the state track meet in the shot put last season before a freak injury derailed his chances. This year, there was nothing standing in his way. “I had a chance to do something big last year,” Perry said. “I ...

Jarrett, Eisenbraun staying United for trip to Columbus

HANOVERTON — United state qualifiers Camryn Jarrett and Mariah Eisenbraun embrace the pressure that comes with this time of the season. “The pressure is greater trying to get to state,” Eisenbraun said. “When you’re at state, there’s a feeling of accomplishment. I made it and ...

2017 state track meet schedule

Here are the 2017 state track and field times and events for qualifiers from the Salem News area. The meet will be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus: ——— FRIDAY 9:30 a.m., Division II boys shot put, Dominic Perry (Crestview) and Chris Herubin (South Range). 9:30 ...

GOLF RESULTS

McCamon-Hunt Thursday Night Ladies League at East Palestine Country Club LOWEST 5 HOLES: Dr. Anne Marie Bonetti and Donna Morgan. LOW PUTTS: Linda Ludwig 16. 50/50: Roberta Rohm. May 18 ONE HOLE THROW OUT: Donna Morgan 38. LOW PUTTS: Linda Ludwig 16. 50/50: Eloise Harmon. May ...