Local Sports

Area track athletes have sights on Columbus

The climb to the top of the podium starts this week for area track standouts. Lisbon senior high jumper Seth Stokes, Crestview junior shot putter Dominic Perry and Salem junior discus thrower Caitlyn Marx have produced some of the top marks in the state this season. Stokes placed second in ...

Tigers tough out runs vs. Carrasco

DETROIT (AP) — The injury-plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. It was the second straight day the Tigers won despite fielding a ...

Area track leaders

Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 15, according to meet results reported to the Salem News: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 15.34, Andre Tonkinson (Salem) 15.94, Jaret Hahn (United) ...

Steelers try to find love for Youngstown players

PITTSBURGH — There were two local connections at the Pittsburgh Steelers mini rookie camp, which was held this past weekend at the team’s practice facility on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Former Youngstown Cardinal Mooney linebacker Courtney Love and former Youngstown State wide receiver ...

United boys soar to EOAC championship

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE — United’s boys and East Palestine’s girls wrote their names in the history books as the first team champions on Saturday at the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Meet at Reid Stadium. The Eagle boys outdistanced second-place ...

Warriors give themselves a test

CHAMPION—The West Branch softball team got ready for Div. II district play next week by taking on defending Div. III state title winner Champion in a doubleheader Saturday. The Warriors kept things close, only to have the Golden Flashes come away with a pair of victories by scores of 7-5 ...

Double takes third at state, sets school record

From Staff Reports LANCASTER — Beaver Local’s boys junior high track and field team got a big boost from eighth-grader James Monte to capture a runner-up finish as a team on Saturday at the second Ohio High School Athletic Association 7th and 8th Grade State Track and Field Championships ...

Bluejays eliminate Reserve

BERLIN CENTER—Western Reserve exited tournament play with a 4-3 loss to Jackson-Milton in a Div. IV sectional final on Saturday. The Blue Jays scored four first run innings and was enough to hold on to victory. Caleb Quinn had an RBI single for the Blue Devils. Jackson-Milton will now ...

Postseason over for Quakers

POLAND—Salem exits tournament play with a 9-1 loss to Poland on Friday in Div. II sectional action. Taylor Thorpe led the Qukars with two hits and the teams lone run. Hayden Carner had a double and an RBI. Poland advances to face top seeded West Branch in a district semifinal at 3 p.m. ...

Knights eliminate Blue Devils

LOUISVILLE — Lisbon bowed out of tournament play on a day where hits with runners on base came at a minimum. “We battled to the end today,” Lisbon coach Doug Andric said. “We left a lot of runners on base today and couldn’t get any key base hits today.” St. Thomas Aquinas had ...

Salem boys win league title, Marx sets record

SALEM — The 29th and final Northeastern Buckeye Conference Track and Field Meet belonged to the Salem boys. The Quakers won seven events at Reilly Stadium Friday on the way to their fourth league title in seven years. Salem totaled 127 points, followed by Alliance with 108 and West Branch ...

PREP BASEBALL

United 5, East Palestine 0 HANOVERTON — The United baseball team wrapped up its season with a 5-0 victory over East Palestine in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Friday. Kyle Bailey pitched a complete-game shutout for United. Shane Black led the Eagles at the plate by going ...

Leopards blank Warriors

BELOIT — The Louisville tennis team improved to 14-3 overall and 9-0 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference by downing West Branch, 5-0, Friday. The Warriors, now 8-8 and 2-7 NBC, will play at East Liverpool on Monday. Louisville 5, West Branch 0 FIRST SINGLES: Ryan Pukys (L) def. Canaan ...

Summers powers Blue Devils at plate and on mound

LISBON — Lisbon senior Cam Summers is the type of athlete that can make on impact no matter where he’s at on a baseball diamond. In Thursday’s Division IV sectional opener against Sebring, Summers smashed the biggest hit of the game, turned in a solid performance on the mound and gunned ...

Clippers, Rebels score big upsets

CANTON—It didn’t take long for the first upset to occur in the Struthers Div. III bracket, as ninth-seeded Columbiana took down top-seeded Canton Central Catholic 1-0 in a sectional final Thursday. The Clippers improve to 12-13 overall and advance to take on fifth-seeded Mogadore in a ...

East Palestine gives a strong effort

UNITY — A well-pitched game from both sides came down to the final inning between East Palestine and Mogadore when a Dylan Smith single drove in two runs to give the Wildcats a Division III district berth. “They got hits with runners in scoring position and that was the difference,” ...

Minerva falls in tourney

INDIAN VALLEY—Minerva bowed out of tournament play with a 11-1 loss to Indian Creek in six innings in a Div. II sectional semifinal on Thursday. Minerva ends the season 10-7. IC—3-0-1-3-1-3—11 M—0-0-1-0-0-0—1 IC—Tschudy, wp (6IP, 3K, 1BB) and Deardorff M—Lauren Frigyes, ...

Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Track Meet Results

At Mineral Ridge Thursday BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. McDonald (159), 2. Springfield (118), 3. Mineral Ridge (99), 4. Jackson-Milton (80), 5. Western Reserve (60), 6. Waterloo (51), 7. Lowellville (46). INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 3200 RELAY: 1. McDonald (Zack Dean, Brody Rupe, Connor ...

Crestview catches Golden Eagles

COLUMBIANA — Crestview’s Jeff Feo was unsure if he had a chance to make a play when United’s Brady Leyman hit a fly ball to deep left field with a man on second and two outs with the Rebels clinging to a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning. “I saw it hit deep and I just ran ...

Branch upset in opener

BELOIT—Top-seeded West Branch made a quick exit from postseason play after an 8-5 loss to eigth-seeded Poland on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional final. Poland advances to face Niles on Tuesday at Cene Park in Struthers. Columbiana 17, Campbell 4 CAMPBELL — Columbiana opened up ...