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Andersen grabs top 10 finish

COLUMBUS — Columbiana junior Tyler Andersen stayed consistent on Saturday during the final round of the Div. III boys state golf tournament at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Andersen repeated his opening round score of 6-over-par 78 to finish tied for ninth with a total of 156. ...

Valley Christian to become EOAC’s eighth member

LISBON — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference will be back to eight teams soon. Superintendents representing the seven current members voted 6-1 at Lisbon’s War Memorial Stadium Friday to add Youngstown Valley Christian beginning with the 2020-21 school year. “I’ve been AD now 12 ...

Ferry’s 330 powers Leetonia in Spaghetti Bowl

LISBON—Leetonia’s Marco Ferry is carrying the load for the Bears. The junior rushed for 330 yards and six touchdowns on 34 carries as the Bears dumped Lisbon 48-27 in the annual Spaghetti Bowl. Ferry accounted for all but 17 of the Bears’ rushing total. This is Ferry’s second ...

Rutledge, Marhefka triumph at Sim Earich

CORTLAND — South Range’s boys and Western Reserve Academy’s girls broke East Palestine’s hold on the Div. III Sim Earich Cross Country Invitational crowns on Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The Raiders had four top 10 finishers to capture 41 points en route to the win. ...

Clippers have life

COLUMBIANA—No room for error. No losses left. Whatever superlative there is, it applied to the Columbiana Clippers Friday night in regards to their postseason chances. In the end, they are still alive for the playoffs as they defeated the Brookfield Warriors in a 24-23 thriller Friday night ...

Andersen sits in 11th place at state

COLUMBUS—Columbiana junior Tyler Andersen finds himself in solid position after round one of the Div. III boys state golf tournament. Andersen fired a six-over-par 78 Friday at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. He is currently in a three-way tie for 11th, seven shots back of ...

United Local shows heart in win over Tigers

HANOVERTON —Behind 262 yards rushing and four touchdowns from senior tailback Tyler Lippiatt, the United Eagles upset the Wellsville Tigers,46-30, Friday night. The Eagles improve to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Tigers drop to 5-2 and 3-1 EOAC. “It ...

Rebels march past Campbell Memorial

CAMPBELL—The Crestview football team put everything together in a 40-13 romp over Campbell Friday in All-American Conference action. The Rebels are now 2-5 overall and 2-1 in the AAC Blue Tier. Campbell falls to 3-4, 1-2. Ethan Powell powered the Rebels with 216 rushing yards and three ...

Salem gets up for rival

BELOIT—With the Eastern Buckeye Conference title already decided, rivals Salem and west Branch were playing for pride, bragging rights and momentum in Thursday’s regular season finale. On a night with several back-and-forth twists, it was the Quakers who emerged with a 25-22, 19-25, ...

AROUND THE HORN

West Branch welcomes 1994 team BELOIT — West Branch High School will welcome back the 1994 Division III state championship football team and coaches on Oct. 18 in honor of the 25th anniversary. There will be a pregame reception at 5:30 p.m. near the Meiter Athletic Building. Also, all ...

Steelers keep eye on Tomlin

Shortly after Jay Gruden was fired on Monday as head coach of the Washington Redskins, an “anonymous friend” let it be known that team owner Dan Snyder was very interested in hiring Mike Tomlin as the team’s head coach when the 2019 season concludes. Tomlin is currently under contract ...

Heartland Christian bags 19th victory of season

SEBRING — Heartland Christian defeated Sebring, 25-12, 25-20, 25-13, to put the finishing touches on a 19-3 regular season on Thursday. Madie Matthews led the Lions with 20 points five aces, five kills, 20 assists and 10 digs. Makayla Osborn collected 12 kills and 24 digs, Emma Hall 11 ...

Reserve marches over Waterloo

BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve’s football team smoked Waterloo 48-0 on Thursday to move to 6-1 and 4-0 in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. The Devils outgained the Vikings 445-133. Todd Henning had five carries for 87 yards along with two catches for 27 yards and two ...

Branch, Rebels play to a draw

BELOIT — West Branch’s Judtin Cederbloom and Crestview’s Ryan Emch scored goals as the teams played to a 1-1 tie Thursday. The goals came within two minutes of each other in the final 10 minutes. Dale McGoogan assisted on Crestview’s goal. Crestview’s Carter Blakman made seven ...

Warriors claim title

BELOIT—The West Branch girls soccer team celebrated their sixth consecutive league title by clobbering Salem, 7-0, Wednesday. The Warriors went 6-0-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference for another championship. Lexi Biery had three goals and one assist and Emma Egli added two goals. ...

WEEK SEVEN FOOTBALL FORECAST

Salem at Alliance, 7 p.m., Friday The Quakers (5-1, 2-1) fell back to earth with its first tough test of the season in a 24-16 loss to Marlington last week. It doesn’t get much easier as Alliance (3-3, 2-0) has its sights set on a run in the Eastern Buckeye Conference as well. If the ...

West Branch spikes Carrollton

CARROLLTON — Riley Tuel had seven kills, while Jessica Bock had 15 points and three aces as West Branch cracked Carrollton 25-13, 25-12, 25-14 on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. Elise Wallace added 13 assists for West Branch, which is 16-5 overall and 8-3 EBC. West Branch ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference 8th Grade Tournament United at Southern Semifinal: Southern won 25-18, 25-22 in semifinals Tuesday. Southern, Alexis Ensinger 12 points. Next: Today, consolation, United vs. Lisbon at Wellsville, 5 p.m.; championship, Southern at Wellsville, ...

FOOTBALL COMPUTER RATINGS

OHSAA Football Computer Ratings – Oct. 8, 2019 (Entering Week 7) Top eight schools from each region in the final report Nov. 3 will qualify for the playoffs. Division III Region 9 — 1. New Philadelphia (6-0) 14.8167, 2. Streetsboro (6-0) 13.8667, 3. Chagrin Falls Kenston (6-0) 13.4833, ...

Quakers drop Potters

SALEM—The Salem volleyball team defeated East Liverpool 22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 in the Kent State Columbiana County Classic Monday at Cabas Gymnasium. The Quakers are now 15-5 overall. Elly Exline powered Salem with 22 kills, two blocks and 20 digs, while Hayden Carner added 12 kills ...