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West Branch sweeps Devils

BELOIT — West Branch dropped only five games in handing winless Lordstown, a 5-0 defeat Monday. West Branch improves to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the North East Tennis League. The Warriors will host Canton South today. FIRST SINGLES: J.D. Brain (WB) def. Brock Pyles, 6-0, 6-0. SECOND ...

Thorpe’s gem powers Quakers

UNITY — Taylor Thorpe totaled 15 strikeouts as Salem defeated East Palestine 4-2 in softball action Saturday. Meg Rossero tripled and singled for the Quakers, while Hayden Carner drilled an RBI double. Thorpe and Elly Exline added RBI singles. Hannah Kelm also had an RBI for ...

Salem boys and girls capture titles

EAST CANTON — The Salem boys and girls used different routes to claim team titles at the 19th annual East Canton Invitational on Saturday. The Salem boys were highlighted by their sprinters led by Josh Lehwald, while the girls got wins from their distance runners and weight crew. The ...

Rebels take home a pair of MVPs

EAST PALESTINE — Crestview senior Dominic Perry and sophomore teammate Ethan Powell captured top honors at the 50th annual William E. Ward Boys Invitational on a warm Saturday. Perry was the boys field MVP and Powell was the boys running MVP at Reid Stadium. Boardman won the team title ...

Bable, Henry win Lew Speece titles

BERLIN CENTER — Columbiana junior Joey Bable was a winner at the Lew Speece Invitational at Western Reserve High School on Saturday. Bable took the boys long jump with a leap of 22-feet-0 — the best in the area in the last four years. Western Reserve senior Matt Henry also won the boys ...

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

Walton Salisbury Invitational at East Liverpool Saturday BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: Beaver Local 154 1/2; Oak Glen 113 1/2; South Range 108; Harrison Central 81; East Liverpool 49; Edison 28. 110 HURDLES: Zane Kinsey (BL) 18.0; 100 DASH: Brendan Vorshak (SR) 12.7; 1600 RUN: Matthew ...

BOWLING

Wednesday Ladies Afternoon Delight League at Forest Lanes STANDINGS: Joe Ray’s Auto Tech 65-47, Fire & Ice 60-62, B & T Trucking 56-56, Sister Act 54.5-57.5, Betty Ellen’s Hair Salon - 54.5-57.5, Lady Bugs 46-66. HIGH GAMES & SERIES: Sandy Johnson 212/534, Barb Stover ...

Rebels enjoying early success

COLUMBIANA—Coming off of two hard-fought conference wins against Brookfield, Crestview softball coach Greg Eskra sensed his team might come out flat Thursday against Southern. That’s exactly what happened as the Indians jumped out of the gate for three early runs, however, the Rebels ...

Branch extends streak

CARROLLTON — West Branch kept its perfect record in tact with an 8-4 win over Carrollton on Thursday in Eastern Buckeye Conference action. Sydney Mercer went 4-for- with a home run and double for West Branch, which improves to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the EBC. Peyton Alazaus had two ...

Quakers can’t get going against Louisville

SALEM — Three runs in the first was all Louisville needed in its 3-0 win over Salem on Thursday in prep baseball action. The Quakers were limited to three hits. Salem falls to 3-4 and will be at Girard today for its fourth game in as many days. LO: 3-0-0-0-0-0-0—3-3-0 SA: ...

Quakers gang up on Eagles

HANOVERTON — Bailee Thorn’s three-run home run in the fourth inning put the Salem softball team on its way to a 15-2 win over United on Wednesday. Thorn’s blast gave Salem a 6-0 lead and the Quakers put the game away with a ninth-run sixth inning. Taylor Thorpe struck out 11 in going ...

Golden Eagles come up short of sweep

TORONTO — Veteran coach Brian Perkins knows he has some resilient and talented players on his Toronto baseball club. The Red Knights showed both of those qualities in posting a 12-6 victory over United Wednesday night at the Knight Baseball Complex. The contest, which started at 6 p.m. ...

Alliance ace cools off Salem

ALLIANCE — Salem’s bats were silenced in a 7-1 loss to Alliance on Wednesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. Alliance ace and Ohio State recruit Gavin Bruni threw five innings, striking out 10 while giving up two hits. Alliance put two runs on the board in the second and third ...

4PREP TENNIS

BOYS At West Branch Wednesday Alliance 4, West Branch 1 FIRST SINGLES: Lawyer Penird (A) def. J.D. Brain, 6-2, 6-0 SECOND SINGLES: Blake Hood (A) def. Alizabeth Ostadali, 6-1, 6-1 THIRD SINGLES: Justin Cederbloom (W) def. Sean Kelly, 6-2, 6-4 FIRST DOUBLES: Gus Jackson-Adam McMillen ...

4JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

At East Palestine Wednesday BOYS RESULTS United 96, Southern 78, East Palestine 18, Toronto 12 110 HURDLES: Hardgrove (U) 19.7; 100 DASH: Soukup (S) 13.0; 1600 RUN: Nastari (U) 5:19.1; 400 RELAY: Southern 52.7; 400 DASH: Sloan (S) 63.2; 800 RELAY: Southern 1:57.6; 200 HURDLES: Hardgrove ...

Devils don’t back down vs. Palestine

LISBON—The season is barely over a week old, but Lisbon softball coach Dave Crismon sensed his team was at a crossroads as the Blue Devils walked off the field trailing East Palestine by six runs through four-and-a-half innings Wednesday. “I asked them what they wanted out of this ...

Quakers crack Alliance

SALEM — Salem’s baseball team secured another Eastern Buckeye Conference win by topping Alliance 6-5 in eight innings on Tuesday. The Quakers improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the EBC. Sophomore Lane Rhodes was the hero with a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth. Rhodes ...

Young Eagles having a rough go of it

TORONTO — The Toronto softball team could not ask for a better start to Tuesday’s game and to the season. The Red Knights jumped out to a big lead against United and took down the Golden Eagles, 10-0, in five innings in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game at Michael Simpson Park. ...

West Branch rallies to nip Salem

BELOIT — West Branch’s Jordan Anderson belted a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help the Warriors avoid an upset in a 4-3 win over Salem on Tuesday in an Eastern Buckeye Conference game. Bailee Thorn gave the Quakers the lead with a two-run homer of her own in the fifth. Peyton ...

4TENNIS

Salem at West Branch Tuesday Salem 3, West Branch 2 FIRST SINGLES: J.D. Brain (WB) def. Matheus Andrades, 6-1, 6-1 SECOND SINGLES: Elizabeth Ostadali (WB) def. Max Kemats, 6-0, 6-0 THIRD SINGLES: Ethan Gill (S) def. Garrett Dean, 6-3, 6-0 FIRST DOUBLES: Nathan Martin-Blake ...