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Branch streak halted

CANFIELD — It had to end sometime. Canfield got 14 points each from Serena Sammarone and Gianna Flask as the Cardinals ended West Branch’s 41-game regular season winning streak with a 54-49 victory on Wednesday in girls basketball action. Wesst Branch led by four at the half and five ...

Division I All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Trevor Bycznski, Berea-Midpark, 6-5, 230, sr.; Griffin Veil, Hilliard Bradley, 6-1, 180, sr.; Alijah Curtis, ...

Cavs dumped by OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place on the NBA list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a regular-season sweep of the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers with a 100-83 victory Wednesday ...

Stover adds Mr. Football to his impressive resume

LEXINGTON — Lexington senior Cade Stover never usually signs his name with a prefix. Now he can. Call him: Mr. Football Cade Stover. On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association in coordination with the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association announced Stover as Ohio’s 32nd ...

More than 13K deer taken

COLUMBUS — Hunters checked 13,614 white-tailed deer on Monday’s opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The statewide total was steeply down from 22,366 in 2017. In Columbiana County 269 deer were taken which down from 453 ...

Lyons honored

COLUMBUS — The West Branch football team counted on senior Jacob Lyons. Lyons, an outstanding two-way lineman for the Warriors, received special mention on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio team announced Tuesday. He made 42 tackles defensively, including three ...

Clippers fall in overtime

MCDONALD — McDonald outscored Columbiana by eight in overtime to knock off the Clippers 65-57 on Tuesday in girls basketball action. Tessa Liggett and Kayla Muslovski had 17 points each for the Clippers who made their debut under new coach Dave Crismon. Liggett also had seven boards. ...

Division II & III All-Ohio football

Div. II COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Raymell Byrd, Whitehall-Yearling, 6-0, 175, sr.; Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 195, sr.; Max Denman, ...

Johnson is a second-team All-Ohioan

COLUMBUS — East Liverpool junior strong safety Nick Woodyard is holding tight onto postseason honors like he did opponents this season. Woodyard was named to the Division IV first team on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-Ohio football team announced Monday. He led the Potters ...

Quakers drop opener

SALEM—The Salem girls basketball team came away from Monday’s season opener with a hard-fought 52-50 loss to Poland at Cabas Gymnasium. Casey Johnson led the Quakers with 14 points, five rebounds, and four steals. Echo Mayer-Kutz added 11 points, while Kyla Jamison had 10 points and eight ...

Division IV All-Ohio football

COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division IV All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Mark Waid, Girard, 6-3, 215, sr.; Evan Prater, Cincinnati Wyoming, 6-5, 190, jr.; Jaron Sharp, Kenton, 6-3, ...

Division V All-Ohio football

COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division V All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Davis Black, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-5, 215, Sr.; Trent Salyers, Wheelersburg, 6-2, 175, Sr.; Jacob Plantz, ...

Antram, Hopfenziz headline All-Ohio

Seniors Ethan Antram and Erik Hopfenziz were big reasons why United and Columbiana got a share of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference championship. Both players received honors on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-Ohio Division VI football teams announced Sunday night. Antram ...

Division VI All-Ohio football

COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division VI All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION VI FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Kadden Laster, Howard East Knox, 6-2, 185, Jr.; Anthony Coggins, Shadyside, 6-0, 157, Sr.: Cade ...

Division VII All-Ohio football

COLUMBUS — The 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division VII All-Ohio high school football team, as selected by a statewide media panel: DIVISION VII FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterbacks—Sam Shafer, Cuyahoga Heights, 6-1, 185, Jr.; Jared Breece, Pandora-Gilboa, 6-2, 180, Sr.; ...

AROUND THE HORN

West Branch streak reaches 41 BELOIT — The West Branch girls basketball team opened its season Saturday and beat Ravenna, 69-38, to extend its regular-season winning streak 41 games. West Branch also won the junior varsity game, 64-13. The Warriors will travel to Canfield on ...

Gallery: Ohio State 62 Michigan 39

One of the biggest plays of Ohio State's 62-39 rout of Michigan Saturday was when freshman Chris Olave partially blocked a Will Hart punt that was returned for touchdown. Olave also had two touchdown receptions. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

One for the record books

COLUMBUS — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended for three games. There have been spotty performances and troubling trends on both sides of the ball. There has been constant speculation and questions about Urban Meyer’s ...

Purple Raiders race away from Centre

ALLIANCE – Mount Union showed why it is Mount Union. After Centre (Ky.) College pulled within 14-7, Mount Union’s Josh Petruccelli raced 75 yards for a touchdown on the next play and the rout was on Saturday. The Purple Raiders opened up a 51-7 halftime lead and beat the Colonels, ...

PREP FOOTBALL

2018 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton Thursday, Nov. 29 DIVISION II No. 3 Massillon Washington (14-0) vs. No. 1 Akron Hoban (14-0) , 7:30 p.m. ——— Friday, Nov. 30 DIVISION VI No. 1 Kirtland (14-0) vs. 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (13-1), 10 ...