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An old rival does in Quakers

CANFIELD —Salem, the 12th seed in the Boardman Division II sectional boys basketball tournament, stayed right with fifth-seeded Canfield for a half Tuesday night, but an extended scoring run by the Cardinals in the third quarter gave them the cushion they needed and they went on to defeat the ...

Warriors go cold in second half

AUSTINTOWN — An ice cold second half in which it scored just five points doomed No. 4 seed West Branch Monday night as the Warriors sustained a 34-26 setback to the state’s No. 1-ranked Poland Bulldogs in a Division II district semifinal girls’ basketball game at Austintown Fitch High ...

Jeric to attend La Roche

Salem High School senior Mackenzie Jeric will continue her academic and volleyball careers at La Roche College in the fall. Seated with Mackenzie are Andrea and Marty Jeric. Standing are (from left) Hank Brock, Jim Foreman, Allison Jeric, Eric Carroll, Curt Conser and Diane Foreman. ...

South Range grads play in PAC final

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The third-seeded Westminster College men’s basketball team lost, 64-61, to fourth-seeded Chatham University in the 2018-19 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament title game in front of 1,521 fans at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium on Saturday. It was ...

Quakers last team standing in Columbiana County

SALEM — Playing Springfield just ten days after walloping the Tigers by 37 points, the top-seeded Salem girls basketball team wanted to guard against any kind of complacency in Saturday’s Div. III sectional final. “We’re the top seed and we wanted to come out and play like it,” ...

Liberty eliminates EOAC champ

COLUMBIANA—The top team in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference bowed out of the postseason Saturday, as fourth-seeded Columbiana fell to fifth-seeded Liberty 61-59 at Columbiana High School. The Clippers finish the season 17-6. Liberty advances to face top-seeded Salem in a district ...

Wayt wins sectional, Seddon advances

BELOIT — West Branch senior Christian Wayt captured the 120-pound crown to highlight area wrestlers on Saturday at the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament at West Branch High School. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced to Friday and Saturday’s district tournament at ...

Another record effort nets Robb state title

CANTON — Talk about making a big splash. West Branch swimming star Jamyson Robb swam into Warrior and state swimming history during the finals of the Division II state meet held at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium Friday evening. Robb became the first swimmer in West Branch history to ...

Montgomery notches 600th

HUBBARD — West Branch coach Randy Montgomery eclipsed another career milestone on Friday night as the Warriors downed Hubbard 55-46 to close the regular season. Montgomery, a veteran of 34 coaching campaigns, reached the 600-win mark in the victory. His career mark is 600-205. The Warriors ...

Sweeney tops Lisbon scoring list

LISBON—Lisbon guard Justin Sweeney has made the most of a senior season he thought might never happen. Nearly six months after tearing his ACL during football season Sweeney took his place as Lisbon’s all-time leading scorer with a 33-point effort in Friday’s regular season finale in a ...

Quakers enter postseason with momentum

HANOVERTON – As teams are wrapping up their regular season slate, they look for a contest that either tests them for tournament play or renews old rivalries. On Friday night the Salem Quakers gathered momentum for tournament play while also claiming bragging rights over the United Eagles in a ...

Robb one step away from title

CANTON — West Branch junior Jamyson Robb will be swimming for a state title tonight. Robb set the Division II state record in the girls 100-yard breaststroke in posting the top time in Thursday’s preliminaries at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Her time of 1 minute, 2.21 seconds leads the field ...

Warriors move on

BELOIT — The West Branch girls basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Howland 49-44 in a Div. II sectional final Thursday at West Branch High School. The fourth-seeded Warriors (17-6) advance to take on top-seeded Poland in a Div. II district semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

Blue Devils score rematch with Bluejays

LISBON — Lisbon’s girls basketball team put the pressure on Wellsville in its 62-25 Div. IV sectional opener win on Wednesday. Izzy Perez led the attack with 18 points, six assists and six steals. Chloe Smith added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals. Perez has 355 ...

Postseason funk still with Palestine

EAST PALESTINE—The East Palestine girls basketball program has made great strides this season, but the Bulldogs’ quest to win their first tournament game in over a decade will have to wait at least another year. In an intense defensive struggle, the seventh-seeded Bulldogs couldn’t ...

West Branch’s Robb aims for state title

BELOIT — West Branch junior swimmer Jamyson Robb dreams of standing on top of the podium with the gold medal around her neck. “I think about it every night,” she said. “I got third last year, but I knew I could have done better.” Robb will get her chance this week as she enters ...

Quakers keep Bulldogs at bay

SALEM — It was Senior Night at Salem Tuesday evening and six Quaker seniors were determined to walk out of John A. Cabas Gymnasium for the last time with a win. Stamp it mission accomplished. The Quakers built up as much as a 15-point first-half lead and held off a spirited East Palestine ...

West Branch captures 15th win as Leone hits for 20 points

BELOIT — West Branch held off Columbiana for a 56-52 win on senior night Tuesday. Reese Leone led the Warriors with 20 points and Nick Everett added 15. West Branch improves to 15-6, while Columbiana finished the regular season at 12-10. Erik Hopfenziz topped the Clippers with 24 points ...

Vuletich breaks record

NORTH JACKSON — Sophomore Dani Vuletich set the single-season Western Reserve scoring record as the Blue Devils dumped Jackson-Milton 42-41 on Monday in a regular season game. Vuletich had 24 points in the contest and now has 449 points on the season. The old record was held by Aleah ...

Beaver Local pushes past Cambridge in D2 opener

LISBON — In the darkness and unsteady waters which can happen at crunch time of a game, Beaver Local’s Madison Ours stepped up to shine like a beacon off the bay. Trailing upset-minded Cambridge 44-42 in a frantic closing minute, Ours drilled a deep three-pointer from the left corner with ...