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Raiders dispatch old rival Springfield

GREENFORD—From the start of practice in February, South Range coach Jeff DeRose had Tuesday’s Div. III district semifinal circled on his calendar. “Coming off our state runner-up appearance in 2016 we’ve lost in this round the last two seasons,” DeRose said. “This is the game that ...

Quakers punch ticket to next round

SALEM — Salem got a measure of revenge against Struthers with an 8-5 victory over the Wildcats in a Div. II sectional opener on Tuesday under the lights at Salem High School. The Quakers had lost to Struthers 7-0 in a game played during a Myrtle Beach trip earlier this spring. Salem ...

Quest for state begins

With one state title already under his belt, Crestview senior Dominic Perry’s quest for another one begins this week. Perry enters the Springfield district this week ranked No. 2 in Ohio and first in Division III. His top throw is 62-feet-2 and he has constantly beat his Division III ...

Rebels enjoying successful campaign

GREENFORD—With each team getting established in different leagues, old Inter-Tri County League rivals Crestview and South Range did not face off for the first time in several years this regular season. Instead, they’ll get their shot at each other Thursday with a district title on the ...

West Branch’s season comes to an end

YOUNGSTOWN — West Branch’s softball season came to an end with a 9-7 loss to Ursuline in the Div. II district semifinal on Tuesday at Youngstown State University. West Branch finishes the season at 24-4. Riley Mesler and Jordan Anderson had two-run doubles for the Warriors, while ...

AREA TRACK LEADERS

Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 14, according to meet results reported to the Salem News: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 14.77, Jaret Hahn (United) 14.9, James Monte (Beaver) 15.13, ...

Eagles soar past Clippers

From Staff Reports HANOVERTON—Shane Black threw a six-inning no-hitter as the United baseball team stormed past Columbiana 10-0 in six innings in a Div. III sectional opener Monday. The seventh-seeded Eagles advance to take on second-seeded Canton Central Catholic in a sectional final ...

PREP TENNIS

West Branch 5, United 0 SALEM—The West Branch tennis team finished its season with a 5-0 win over United at the Salem Racquet Club Monday. The Warriors finish the season 9-7 overall and 7-3 in the NET. FIRST SINGLES: J.D. Brain (WB) def. Noah Brieck, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. SECOND SINGLES: ...

Rebels make move official

COLUMBIANA — Crestview’s school board made it official Monday, voting to leave the All-American Conference with a group of other schools to join the two-tier Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference for the 2020-21 school year. The Crestview Rebels will join Brookfield, Campbell, Champion, ...

United sweeps EOAC

EAST PALESTINE — The United boys won nine events and the girls six as the Golden Eagles swept the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Meet Saturday at Reid Stadium. Sophomore Ellie Marhefka won four events in leading the United girls to their second league title in three years ...

Eskra becomes Rebel hit leader

ASHTABULA — Crestview’s Haley Eskra became the Rebels’ all-time hit leader in leading her team to a 7-5 win over Ashtabula Edgewood on Saturday. Eskra had three hits on the day to boost her career total to 123. The previous record holder was Jen Harroff who had 120 from 2002-2005. ...

Springfield upsets South Range in the 10th

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Jarrett Orbin’s walk-off single capped Springfield’s thrilling comeback from eight runs down to knock off defending Div. III state champions South Range 9-8 in 10 innings on Saturday. South Range scored eight in the first inning thanks to doubles by Ben Rivera, Trey ...

SOFTBALL

Southern sweeps United SALINEVILLE — Southern swept a doubleheader from United, winning 10-1 in six innings and then 13-3 in five innings on Saturday. Samantha Michael tossed a one-hitter in the opener, allowing only a single by Sam Benner. Michael helped her cause by driving in three ...

Junior high athletes compete at state

LANCASTER —United’s Kaleb Nastari and East Palestine’s Mia Lee both scored at the third Ohio Athletic Association 7th and 8th Grade State Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Nastari finished seventh in the boys 1600-meter run in 4 minutes, 40.17 seconds. The top nine runners ...

AROUND THE HORN

5K in Damascus DAMASCUS — The fourth annual DFC Celebrate Recovery 5K will be held at 9 a.m. May 25 at Damascus Friends Church. Events include 5K run, 5K walk and Duathlon with medals and prizes for age division winners. There is a a $50 cash prize for overall male and female winner in 5K ...

4GOLF RESULTS

Brittain League at East Palestine CC WINNERS (4-man, 2-ball): Lee Wyant, Brian Cartwright, Rick Huston, Roger Linsly. HOLE WINNERS: No. 1, Tom Brittain; No. 4, Frank Quetot; No. 5, Bill Dilworth; No. 7, Mearl Weatherholt; Skins, Darren Gamble (2), Mearl Weatherholt (7-8), Lee Wyant (9); ...

Another conference crown for Salem boys

From Staff Reports SALEM —The first Eastern Buckeye Conference Track and Field Meet belonged to the Salem boys as the Quakers romped to a team victory on Friday at Reilly Stadium. Salem, who has won five league titles in eight years, scored 156 points to outdistance second-place West ...

Raiders win tuneup

From Staff Reports STRUTHERS—The South Range baseball team won a postseason tuneup against Youngstown Ursuline 3-1 on Friday at Cene Park. Nolan Shannon pitched a complete game for the Raiders, who improve to 20-4 overall. The Irish fall to 11-14. Josh Stear had two hits for South ...

Warriors eliminate Quakers

BELOIT—The West Branch softball team knocked off rival Salem for the third time this season with a 3-1 victory in a Div. II sectional final Thursday. The third-seeded Warriors improve to 24-3 overall and move on to play second-seeded Youngstown Ursuline in a district semifinal at 5 p.m. ...

Salem wins fourth straight

NILES — Freshman starter Brock Young gave up three earned runs over six innings for his first varsity win in leading Salem past Western Reserve, 9-7, at Eastwood Field on Thursday. The Quakers (13-11) extended their win streak to four and ended Western Reserve’s at six. The Blue Devils ...