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Rebels feeling confident as they prepare for playoffs

COLUMBIANA—For the second straight season, the Crestview football team has navigated a tough independent schedule and finds itself as one of the select few area teams preparing for Week 11. “It feels very rewarding to be in this position,” Crestview coach Paul Cusick said. “It’s ...

Raiders-49ers holds little intrigue

By BARRY WILNER Associated Press The Battle of the Bay Area in prime time is more like a skirmish for a high pick in next April’s draft, perhaps even the first overall selection. Yep, that’s how bad the Raiders and 49ers have been so far. When they meet in Santa Clara, California, ...

Raiders had a run to remember

SOLON — South Range High School’s record-breaking girls soccer season came to an end as defending state runner-up Kirtland ousted the Raiders 9-0 in a Division III regional semifinal Tuesday night at Solon’s Stewart Field. The Raiders made history this season by becoming the first South ...

Indians will be on familiar turf

Div. VI, Region 21 playoff football was always going to be a tough task for the Southern Local Indians, but the team was happy when it got paired with Creston Norwayne when the bracket was announced on Sunday. The Indians, co-champions of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, will take on ...

Steelers pushed the right buttons

Looking back on the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-18 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, there were certain plays which could have possibly changed the game, or at least changed the momentum of the game. The first was when Browns kicker Greg Joseph’s 41-yard field goal attempt drifted right ...

Rebels, Indians have playoff plans

Columbiana County has two representatives headed to the Ohio high school football playoffs and both teams will be on the road for Week 11. The Crestview Rebels (7-3) earned the fifth-seed in Div. V, Region 17 and will travel to Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (10-0) for a 1:30 p.m. contest on ...

PREP FOOTBALL POLL

COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cincinnati Colerain ...

ALL-EBC CROSS COUNTRY

Eastern Buckeye Conference Boys Cross Country League Champion — Salem Runner of the Year — Noah Graham, Marlington Coach of the Year — Rob Motz, Salem FIRST TEAM Jon Russell (Carrollton, Sr.); Noah Graham (Marlington, Fr.); Joey Stafford (Minerva, Sr.); Nick Bledsoe (Minerva, ...

OHSAA FOOTBALL COMPUTER RATINGS

OHSAA Football Final Computer Ratings – Oct. 28 Top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 28 will qualify for the playoffs. Division III Region 9 - 1. Canfield (9-1) 29.2934, 2. Chagrin Falls Kenston (9-1) 26.05, 3. Medina Buckeye (9-1) 24.2, 4. Chardon (7-3) 24.05, 5. ...

Salem savors season finale

BELOIT — Salem’s football team snapped the home team hex and defeated arch-rival West Branch in the process, posting a 30-20 triumph over the Warriors Saturday night on the mud-laden turf at Clinton Heacock Stadium. Salem’s win broke an eight-year streak in which the home team in the ...

Quaker boys on to state meet

BOARDMAN — The cheers erupted when the Division II boys regional cross country results were posted. “I was pretty nervous because we knew it was going to be close,” junior Hunter Christopher said. The Salem boys earned their first state berth in 13 years after a fifth-place finish at ...

Red Devils down Rebels

GREENFORD — Crestview’s boys soccer team was granted a rubber match to settle a dead-lock in the season series with All-American Conference rival Campbell Memorial, but the Red Devils had the magic touch in what has been a memorable season in the Div. III district final on Saturday at South ...

OHSAA FOOTBALL PAIRINGS

OHSAA Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Pairings Pairings include seed and record. Higher seed hosts. Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Region 1 8 Strongsville (7-3) at 1 Mentor (9-1) 7 Lakewood St. Edward (6-3) at 2 Cle. St. Ignatius (7-2) 6 Austintown-Fitch (8-2) at 3 ...

Clippers close season on a high note

COLUMBIANA — Bob Spaite and his Columbiana Clippers pulled out some new wrinkles in his offense Friday as they pulled away from the East Palestine Bulldogs 33-14 on a mud-soaked field at Firestone Park. The victory clinches a share of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference championship for ...

Indians celebrate first title since ‘77

LEETONIA—Southern Local ended its regular season with a muddy and rain soaked 22-0 victory over Leetonia Friday capturing a share of its first league championship since 1977. “Leetonia played extremely hard and field conditions were a little rough. We’re just happy to be going to week ...

United Eagles break title drought

LISBON — A little rain wasn’t going to slow United senior Ethan Antram and his Golden Eagles in their quest for the program’s first league title in 19 years. Antram went over 1,000 yards on the season as he ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in United’s 26-0 win over ...

West Geauga dumps Raiders

CHESTERLAND — Quarterback Gino Fornaro ran for 102 yards and the only touchdown of the game in leading West Geauga past South Range, 10-0, Friday. Both teams finished with 4-6 records. The Wolverines collected 18 first downs and 288 total yards, while the Raiders had nine first downs and ...

Rebels headed to playoffs

COLUMBIANA —The Rebels are pointed in the direction of the playoffs. Using a 173-yard, three-touchdown rushing performance from Dylan Huff, Crestview downed Wheeling Linsly 33-13 on Friday. The Rebels finished the season 6-3 (the win over Youngstown Chaney did not count in state’s ...

PREP FOOTBALL FORECAST

Salem at West Branch, 7 p.m. Saturday The final game of the area’s regular season football slate will feature two teams playing for pride. Salem (5-4, 1-4) went unbeaten in its non-league schedule, but struggled in its Eastern Buckeye Conference games. A win over the Warriors (6-3, 3-2) ...

Kohler powers Raiders to first district title

NILES — Bree Kohler wore the hat and the South Range girls held their first district championship trophy Thursday. Kohler scored all three goals as fourth-seeded South Range downed sixth-seeded Ravenna Southeast, 3-1, in a Division III district final at Bo Rein Stadium. Kohler scored ...