Local Sports

Quakers finish on top at United Invitational

HANOVERTON—The Salem wrestling team took home the title at Saturday’s inaugural United Invitational. The Quakers finished with 198 1/2 points. Carrollton was the runner-up at 173 points. Beaver Local took third with 164 points. The host Eagles finished sixth with 110 points. Western ...

Warriors hold off Fitch

AUSTINTOWN—The West Branch girls basketball team earned a tough 53-52 victory over Austintown Fitch Saturday. The Warriors improve to 7-1 overall. Fitch falls to 5-1. For West Branch, Peyton Alazaus drained five three-pointers and wound up with 18 points to go with 11 rebounds. Grace ...

Branch drops second straight

ALLIANCE—The West Branch boys basketball team fell to Poland 71-63 at the Alliance Christmas Classic Saturday at the University of Mount Union. West Branch drops to 5-2, while Poland improves to 5-1. Reese Leone led the Warriors with 25 points. Nick Everett added 12 points and 14 ...

Rebels roll over Beavers

CALCUTTA — Mara Halas and Tanner Hoffer combined for 34 points and 14 rebounds as Crestview downed Beaver Local, 57-41, Saturday. Halas totaled 18 points and eight rebounds and Hoffer had 16 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Haley Eskra contributed 12 points, Krista Perry ...

Toronto stays in control of EOAC

TORONTO — The Toronto boys’ basketball team came out strong out of the locker room. The Red Knights recorded good starts to each half as Toronto pulled away from Leetonia in the third quarter en route to a 72-48 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference match up Friday night inside ...

Quakers put coal in Branch’s stocking

BELOIT — Salem High School’s boys basketball team gifted itself with a big early Christmas present Friday night as the fired-up Quakers rolled into the West Branch Fieldhouse and dumped the preseason Eastern Buckeye Conference favorite Warriors 58-53 before a large holiday crowd. “We ...

East Palestine can’t hang with Wellsville

EAST PALESTINE — Four Wellsville players scored at least 14 points as the Tigers rolled over East Palestine, 70-53, Friday. Luke Green led the way with 19 points, while Darien Suggs, Garrett Scott and Justin Wright each added 14 points. Darien Suggs also had seven rebounds and five ...

Clippers stay in control

HANOVERTON—The Columbiana girls basketball team continued its grip on the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference by taking down United 56-28. Thursday. The Clippers improve to 6-3 overall and 6-0 in the EOAC. The Eagles fall to 5-4, 4-2. Kayla Muslovski sparked the Clippers with 26 points and ...

Quakers not backing down in EBC

SALEM — Salem’s girls basketball team took out Minerva 42-31 on Wednesday night in an Eastern Buckeye Conference game. Salem moves to 7-2 and 3-1 in the EBC. Kyla Jamison had 16 points and four rebounds. Casey Johnson added nine points. Ellie Davidson had four points, and nine key ...

Holiday cheer spread at Columbiana 5K event

COLUMBIANA — The sixth annual Twas the Night Before 5k drew its largest field with 360 finishers at Firestone Park on Dec. 12. Jason Tatarka of Lake Milton was the top finishers in 18 minutes, 14 seconds. Amy O’Donnell of Ebensburg, Pa., won the women’s race in 21:12. There also ...

BOWLING

United rolls Rebels SALEM — United’s boys bowling team was a 2,032-1,818 winner over Crestview on Wednesday at Hunt Club Lanes. For the Eagles, Jake Himes had a 202 high game with Preston Davis having a 198 high game and a 390 series. For the Rebels, Tanner Daub had a 203 high game and ...

WRESTLING

Girard 45, Salem 26 GIRARD — Girard’s wrestling team handled Salem 45-26 on Wednesday. Girard 45, Salem 26 106: Tony Seddon (S) win by forfeit 113: Caiden Hart (S) tech. fall Kyle O‘Hare, 19-4 120: Jacob Frost (S) pin Jonathon Rhodes. :57 126: Colton McCloskey (G) tech. fall ...

Sweeney powers Lisbon

LEETONIA — Justin Sweeney hit for 30 points as Lisbon rolled to a 58-44 win over Leetonia on Tuesday in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference battle. Lisbon moves to 4-4 and 2-3 in the league. Sweeney added 14 rebounds and eight assists. Logan Bell had four steals. Leetonia is 0-6 and ...

WRESTLING

Raiders split GREENFORD — South Range split a pair of matches with Columbiana and Jackson-Milton on Tuesday. The Raiders beat the Clippers 42-33 and lost to the Bluejays, 30-26. South Range 42, Columbiana 33 106: Braden Johnson (SR) win by forfeit 113: Brandt Virden (C) win by ...

Columbiana welcomes Fullum to 1,000 point club

COLUMBIANA — It was a grand time for the Fullum family on Monday night during the Toronto-Columbiana girls basketball team. Columbiana senior Kennedy Fullum joined sister Khylea in the Clipper record books as she eclipsed 1,000 points for her career in a 57-26 victory over the Red Knights. ...

Steelers keep finding ways to surprise

Pittsburgh Steelers fans were not in their usual jovial mood before Sunday’s game versus the New England Patriots at Heinz Field. After all, the Steelers had dropped three straight games and the Baltimore Ravens had just won their game versus Tampa Bay. A loss to the Patriots would drop the ...

Browns have path to playoffs

DENVER (AP) — Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver’s depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL’s longest playoff drought. Mayfield’s 2-yard TD toss ...

Warriors rise to 5-0

BELOIT — West Branch improved to 5-0 on the campaign by drubbing Ravenna 66-49 on Saturday night. Brandon Zuchowski had 23 points, while Reese Leone had 21 points as the Warriors won on back-to-back nights. Nick Everett added eight points and 10 rebounds. Ravenna falls to 0-5. ...

Salem rocks United

HANOVERTON — Everyone on Salem’s girls basketball team scored as the Quakers downed United 64-40 on Saturday. Kyla Jamison paced the winners (6-2) with 14 points. Jaden Hamilton had 13 points and seven rebounds. Echo Mayer-Kutz had 11 points. Celeste Hofmeister had 12 points for the ...

Salem’s Hart wins at Hoppel Tournament

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local wrestlers captured four individual weight class championships on the way to a runaway team win on Saturday at the 41st annual Everett Hoppel Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Beaver Local High School. Beaver Local freshman Mark Emmerling (120 pounds), junior Cole ...