Local Sports

Where it started at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — Long before Mount Union was a small-college football power that captured 13 NCAA Division III titles, the Purple Raiders were struggling to get their first one. The 1992 season ended with a 29-24 loss at Wisconsin-LaCrosse in the Purple Raiders’ first national semifinal ...

AROUND THE HORN

Crossroads tops church league SALEM — Crossroads won the 2018 Northeast Ohio Church Softball League upper division by defeating Old North in the championship game. New Springfield Church of God won the 2018 Northeast Ohio Church Softball League lower division by defeating DFC #2 in the ...

Are open records open at OSU?

COLUMBUS — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an ...

Quaker boys start strong

SALEM — Louisville may be in a different league than Salem is now, but the Quakers still chasing the Leopards. Louisville swept the team titles at the 16th annual Salem Early Bird Invitational on Saturday. The Leopards edged the Quakers by two points to win the 15-team boys meet, 54-56, ...

Salem earns sweep over Fitch

From Staff Reports AUSTINTOWN — The Salem volleyball team moved on to 3-0 on the season by sweeping Austintown Fitch, 25-15, 25-16, 25-16, Saturday. For the Quakers, Caitlyn Marx powered the front court with nine kills and nine blocks. Echo Mayer-Kutz has 12 kills, 3 blocks, and 8 digs ...

PREP SOCCER

HANOVERTON — United blanked Minerva 3-0 in girls soccer action Saturday. Loren Swords, Morgan Briceland and Sam Wolfe each had one goal and one assist for the Eagles. Maddie Brieck had three saves in goal. West Branch 1, Niles 0 BELOIT—West Branch edged Niles 1-0 in boys soccer action ...

Quakers come to play in Dogs’ house

EAST PALESTINE — When Salem and East Palestine meet on the football field, one thing is certain: Fans will be treated to plenty of offensive fireworks. Such was the case again Friday night when the Quakers and Bulldogs, two playoff teams from last season, clashed in their season opener ...

Hard work pays off for Warriors

BELOIT — The past decade hasn’t been the easiest for West Branch with last season ending on a four game losing streak. But, the Warriors (1-0) aren’t looking back, they’re looking forward and that forward vision was aided by a tough fought 48-35 victory over Crestview ...

Tigers catch Range

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Coaches use the old cliche that turnovers will kill you in big games. The Springfield Tigers defense forced two critical turnovers in the second half in route to knocking off arch-rival South Range 20-13 in the season opener for both teams. “I think our defense played ...

Leetonia snaps 15-game skid

LOWELLVILLE—The Leetonia football team finally got back into the win column in thrilling fashion Friday. Sophomore running back Marco Ferry scored the game-winning touchdown on a 20-yard run with 26 seconds left as the Bears snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 21-14 victory over the ...

Mikovich’s Devils debut records positive result

LISBON — Justin Sweeney ran for 139 yards and Logan Bell and Ryan McCullough each ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns as Lisbon opened the season by rolling over Malvern, 41-6, Friday night. It marked the first win in Alan Mikovich’s debut as the Blue Devils’ head coach. Lisbon ...

Devil delight on opening night

COLUMBIANA — On a night filled with pageantry, honor, and recognition of America’s military veterans, it was the Western Reserve Blue Devils who utilized a pounding ground attack to overwhelm the Clippers 27-12 in the season opener for both. The Blue Devils accumulated 227 yards on the ...

Rebels spike Central

COLUMBIANA — Crestview beat Steubenville Central Catholic 25-7, 25-7, 25-11 on Thursday. For the Rebels, Amelia Montgomery had 27 points, nine digs and six aces. Natasha Salmen had three aces, 16 digs and 10 points. Sidney Rambo had seven kills. Haley Eskra had 20 assists. Crestview ...

Bailey, Quaker defense key victory

HANOVERTON — Paige Bailey’s hat trick powered Salem’s girls soccer team to a 4-0 win over United on Thursday. Lydia McKee added the Quakers other goal. Salem is 3-0 and has yet to be scored upon. The Quakers host Columbiana on Monday. Madelynne Brieck had four saves for the ...

Quakers pick up a victory

SALEM — The Salem girls golf team topped Fairless, 227-241, Wednesday at Salem Hills. Kelly Hutton topped the Quakers with 51, followed by Makayla Stoffer 54, Sloan Rudibaugh 60 and Camryn Riley and Emily Weikart wtih 62s. For Fairless, Evy Morrison had a 52, Erica Lear 56, Grace Dickey ...

Meyer gets three game suspension

COLUMBUS— Urban Meyer was suspended by Ohio State on Wednesday for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport’s most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after that coach’s wife accused him ...

Quakers sweep Irish

YOUNGSTOWN—The Salem volleyball team swept Ursuline 25-14, 25-12, 25-22 Wednesday. Echo Mayer-Kutz led a balanced effort for the Quakers with 13 kills and four blocks. Josie Miller added 14 assists and 10 points, while Caitlyn Marx had seven kills and Kennedy Grimes 18 digs. The Quakers ...

TENNIS

East Liverpool 3, United 2 EAST LIVERPOOL—The East Liverpool girls tennis team edged United 3-2 Wednesday at Thompson Park. The Potters are now 2-1 overall and host West Branch today. FIRST SINGLES: Morgan Hovorka (U) def. Chloe Stewart, 7-5, 6-3. SECOND SINGLES: McKenzie Harman (EL) ...

SOCCER

Canfield 1, West Branch 0 BELOIT—Canfield blanked West Branch 1-0 in boys soccer action Wednesday. Tyler Cole scored the lone goal. Jared Butler had nine saves in goal for the Warriors. West Branch drops to 1-1 overall and hosts Niles Saturday. Columbiana 4, Waterloo ...

Area seniors ready to go out with a bang

High school football season kicks off tonight with high expectations. Columbiana hosts Western Reserve in the traditional Thursday night opener, while there is another game in Columbiana County this year as Beaver Local travels to Wellsville. “I’m excited for it,” Wellsville senior ...