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Celtics not finding life easy on road

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren’t straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn’t an issue on the road in the postseason. Playing games is ...

Quakers sweep district titles

SALEM — The Salem track teams defended their turf Saturday. The Quakers totaled six victories on the afternoon and raced to the Division II district boys and girls team titles a second straight year at Reilly Stadium. Salem finished it off as both 1600-meter relay teams won with the best ...

Salem Div. II district track results

BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Salem (135), 2. Canal Fulton Northwest (80), 3. South Range (77), 4. Akron Coventry (62), 5. Poland (57), 6. West Branch (46), 7. Mogadore Field (42), 8. Massillon Tuslaw (40), 9. Struthers (35), 10. Canton South (34), 11. Navarre Fairless (21), 12. LaBrae ...

Minerva sends several to regional

MILLERSBURG — Beaver Local sophomore Teddi Kinsey made her mark at the West Holmes Division II track meet on Saturday, finishing in second place in both hurdles. Kinsey was second in the girls 100-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (47.82). Beaver Local senior Zak Pappas ...

Warriors rally for district title

ALLIANCE—For the second time in two days the West Branch softball team came from behind to win a district tournament game. “We’re like the comeback kids,” West Branch senior Kylie Coffelt said. “I had no doubt that we’d make a comeback today.” After coming from behind to beat ...

Springfield Div. III district

BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. McDonald (111), 2. Crestview (63), 3. United (54), 4. Liberty (51), 5. Springfield (40), 6. Pymatuning Valley (39), 7. Valley Christian and Brookfield (36), 9. Columbiana (35), 10. Wellsville and Mineral Ridge (30), 12.Western Reserve (29), 13. Lisbon (21), 14. ...

Area athletes roll into regional

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Lisbon senior Jacob Mundy scored his biggest win at the Springfield Division III district track meet Friday, while teammate Seth Stokes did what he had to do. Mundy captured the district title in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 4.01 seconds after placing second in the ...

Minerva advances four to regional

MILLERSBURG — The East Liverpool boys and Beaver Local girls 3200-meter relay teams are still in the running. Both squads ran season bests for third-place finishes Thursday at the Division II district meet at West Holmes High School. East Liverpool sophomores Levi George and Timmy Neal ...

Warriors rally past Poland, Cardinal Mooney next

ALLIANCE—A battle-tested West Branch softball team is prepared for any task as the Warriors fought back from an early two run deficit to beat Poland 4-3 in a Division II district semifinal Thursday at Alliance High School. “Games during the regular season made us a well-rounded team for ...

Quakers get to work

SALEM — The Northeastern Buckeye Conference Meet got the Salem track teams ready for the Division II district at Reilly Stadium. The Quakers totaled four district champions during the first day of competition Thursday. The Salem boys and girls 3200-meter relay teams followed up last ...

Raiders leave no doubt

STRUTHERS — From the moment the South Range baseball team reported for practice in February, the Raiders had one thought foremost on their mind. “From the start of the year our goal was to at least win the district title and hopefully make it farther than that,” South Range junior ...

Mogadore passes Columbiana in nine-inning marathon

STRUTHERS—After barging into the district semifinals as a nine-seed, the Columbiana baseball team didn’t have quite enough magic to pull another upset. The Clippers battled fifth-seeded Mogadore for nine tension-filled innings Wednesday before finally succumbing on a bases-loaded passed ...

Slam ends Clipper season

BERLIN CENTER — Second-seeded Columbiana went toe-to-toe with top-seeded East Canton for 6 2/3 innings of their Division IV district championship softball game at Western Reserve High School on Wednesday. But with the score tied at 1-1 and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, East ...

West Branch wins record 21st

BELOIT — West Branch completed its baseball season with a 4-3 win over Minerva on Wednesday. The Warriors finish the season 21-6 and 12-2 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. Seth Schroeder had a single, double and an RBI. Jared Butler added a two run single to tie the game in the ...

Jarrett leaps to crown

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Area athletes jumped their way to regionals Wednesday. United senior Camryn Jarrett won the Springfield Division III district high jump title for the second straight year, while Southern Local freshman Bradly Sloan won the boys long jump. Jarrett, a two-time state ...

Raiders sidestep Rebels and into final

STRUTHERS—South Range freshman pitcher Jake Gehring wanted the ball for the team’s Div. III semifinal against Crestview on Wednesday at Cene Park. “I’ve thrown all year and I trust my stuff,” Gehring said. “I want to do what’s best for my team and be able to play for a district ...

Hornets sting Blue Devils

BERLIN CENTER—It was the end of the road for the Western Reserve softball team on Tuesday as it ran into an East Canton team that could hit the ball from the top to the bottom of the lineup. “East Canton has a lot of good hitters on that team,” Western Reserve coach Joe Serensky said. ...

Clippers march into district final

BERLIN CENTER—An experienced Columbiana Clipper softball team has an edge during this tournament as it rolled to a 10-0 win in six innings over Canton Central Catholic in the Div. IV district semifinals on Tuesday at Western Reserve. “Any game could be my last game,” Columbiana senior ...

South Range meets its Waterloo

GREENFORD — South Range’s softball team had the top seed in the Div. III district tournament, but Waterloo had other plans. The fifth-seeded Vikings pushed across four runs late to upset the Raiders 4-3 in a district semifinal on Monday at South Range High School. South Range ends its ...

Area track athletes have sights on Columbus

The climb to the top of the podium starts this week for area track standouts. Lisbon senior high jumper Seth Stokes, Crestview junior shot putter Dominic Perry and Salem junior discus thrower Caitlyn Marx have produced some of the top marks in the state this season. Stokes placed second in ...