Local Sports

Wright, Rebels on the cusp of big things

COLUMBUS — Runners from Columbiana County are expected to fill the Division III podium at the state track meet today. Wellsville junior Justin Wright posted the top times in the preliminaries in both sprints, while the Crestview boys had the fastest time in the 800-meter relay and ...

Monte races to personal best, Hahn through to the finals

COLUMBUS — Beaver Local freshman James Monte figured if he was going to the state track meet on Saturday, it would be as a spectator. Instead, he’ll be running in the Division II boys 110-meter hurdles state finals. Monte was second in his heat and fifth overall as he tied his personal ...

Wright soars to state title, Miller, Bable take podium spots

COLUMBUS — Wellsville junior Justin Wright is starting his collection of gold medals. Wright, who thought he was done in the long jump in 10th place, went 23-feet-3 1/4 on his last attempt to win the Division III state title Friday night. “It’s not the gold I thought I would get,” ...

Salem creates culture athletes want to be a part of

SALEM — The Salem track and field program is probably not best described as such. The Quakers would much rather use the word culture to illustrate what the teams are about and the results seem to speak for themselves. “I feel like one of things we do really well is we really do build a ...

Mustang error has Tigers smiling

STRONGSVILLE— Springfield Local’s baseball team has lived on the edge all season and it did it again on Thursday in the Div. IV regional semifinal at Strongsville High School. Clayton Nezbeth made contact and drove a ball up the middle which resulted in an error that scored Brannon ...

Busy weekend ahead for Murray

SALEM — Salem junior hurdler Zach Murray set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Div. II regional meet with a bad start. “I was not expecting it because I had a rough start,” Murray said. “I kind of slipped out of the blocks and didn’t think I was going to ...

Rebels have strength in numbers

COLUMBIANA — Rarely has Crestview entered the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Meet positioned to make as much noise as this season. When action gets under way Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, the Rebels will boast one of the most loaded squads ...

Area Track and Field Leaders

Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 30, according to meet results reported to the Salem News BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 14.68, Jaret Hahn (United) 14.9, James Monte (Beaver) 14.91, ...

Rozeski takes unconventional route to state

SALEM — If some years from now the Ohio High School Athletic Association decided to do a historical survey regarding the implementation of at-large berths for the state track and field meet, they’d definitely want to talk to Salem senior runner Haley Rozeski. The state governing board ...

Wellsville star attracts plenty of attention

WELLSVILLE — It’s easy to see why track fans are flocking to see Wellsville junior sprinter Justin Wright. “I’m putting up good times,” he said. Wright has posted some of the top times in the state in the 100-meter dash (10.57 seconds) and 200-meter dash (21.64 seconds) heading ...

STATE TRACK SCHEDULE

Here are the 2019 state track and field times and events for qualifiers from Columbiana County and surrounding areas. The meet will be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus: ——— FRIDAY 9:30 a.m., Division II girls discus, Caitlyn Marx (Salem), Sidney Rambo (Crestview), ...

MVAC ALL-STAR TEAMS

Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Baseball All-Stars FIRST TEAM Pitchers Shane Eynon (Springfield), Caleb Quinn (Western Reserve), Logan Shields (McDonald) Catcher Tanner Matig (McDonald) Infielders Zach Nolf (McDonald), Chris Thompson (Springfield), Koby Zupko (Mineral Ridge), ...

DFC 5K draws more than 300 runners

DAMASCUS — A total of 303 people took part in Saturday’s Damascus Friends Church Celebrate Recovery 5K. 5K medal winners for the event were: 5K run-Male overall: Riley Schuler 19:10; Joe Cobbs; Bob Floor. 5K run-Female overall: Gretchen George 23:40; Alyssa Ruggles; Deanna ...

GOLF RESULTS

Winning never gets Olds The team of Derek Schorejs, Nate Nesselrote, Bob Hall and Rob Hall birdied the first hole of a playoff to win the 36th annual Spring Scramble at the Valley Golf Club. They edged the team of John Fieldhouse, Greg Reed, Eric Sevenich and Frank Fife after both foursomes ...

Parade of Quakers advances to Columbus

From Staff Reports AUSTINTOWN — Salem is making a habit of packing the bus for the state track meet. The Quakers advanced in 10 events for the second straight year and will have 15 athletes competing at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus next weekend. Salem senior Caitlyn Marx won ...

Lions add three qualifiers

From Staff Reports NEW CONCORD — Beaver Local and East Liverpool each had two athletes qualify Saturday for the state track meet. Beaver Local junior Teddi Kinsey advanced in two events at the Muskingum Division II regional. She was second in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.60 seconds, the ...

GOLF RESULTS

Salineville Thursday Scramble League at Beaver Meadows STANDINGS: Roberts Funeral Home 35, Team Nike 34.5, Sons of American Legion 33, M&M Farms 32.5, Pancake Auto Body 31, Shagnot Construction 30, Clip Cylinders 30.5, Balice Logging 28, Bach Built Choppers 23, Lewis Lawn Care 23.5. ...

Rebels make their opportunity count

MASSILLON — The Crestview Rebels almost didn’t get the chance to win the Division III regional title in the 800-meter relay Friday. The Rebels dropped a baton on the first exchange during Wednesday’s preliminaries, but were still able to win their heat. That got them into Friday’s ...

Wright wins a pair, Hahn takes runner-up

MASSILLON — Defending Division III state runner-up Justin Wright just shakes his head when he sees the times he’s running. “Anytime I run in the 100, I think back and wish I ran it last year,” said the Wellsville junior. All of his times in the tournament have bettered last year’s ...

Perry rolls back to state

MASSILLON —Crestview senior Dominic Perry had another routine victory in the shot put Friday. “It’s routine to prepare for it, but you have to prove yourself,” he said. “You have to show everyone what you can do.” Perry set a Massillon Perry High School stadium record with a ...