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Eagles book spot in district final

HANOVERTON—The top-seeded United boys soccer team punched its ticket to the Div. III district finals with a 6-0 win over Campbell on Tuesday night. Zach Jewell led the Eagles with three goals and one assist. Jonathan Logan scored and had two assists. Mitch Kelly also contributed a goal and ...

Rebels set up district title clash with Salem

SALEM — Crestview showed why it’s the top seed in the Salem Division III district volleyball tournament, ousting a talented United Local team in a semifinal before a large crowd in Cabas Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Rebels lost the first game to the fourth-seeded Golden Eagles 30-28 but ...

Smart drafting pays off for Steelers defense

Their focus on speed when drafting defensive players definitely paid dividends Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers on their way to a 29-14 triumph over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. After surrendering 160 yards in total offense in the first half, the Steelers defense limited the Bengals to a ...

Golden Eagles make a splash

HANOVERTON — The “D” in United must stand for defense. The host Golden Eagles girls’ soccer team recorded their ninth shutout of the season while punching their ticket to Thursday’s Division III district final with a hard-fought 1-0 win over visiting South Range Monday ...

Salem’s Laci Ewing (8) and Caitlyn Marx (11) go up to block an East Palestine attack on Saturday in a Div. III sectional volleyball at Salem High School

Salem blocks Palestine at sectional

SALEM—The Salem volleyball team punched its ticket into the districts with a 25-11, 25-19, 25-19 win over East Palestine on Saturday in a Div. III sectional final. Third-seeded Salem will face second-seed Waterloo at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in a Div. III district semifinal at Salem High ...

Quakers advance to regional

CORTLAND — The Salem boys and girls cross country teams are off to the races. Both teams finished third in their respective Division II district races Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The top five teams and top 20 individuals advance to the Boardman regional next ...

United’s Dustin Hull and LaBrae’s Broghan Hyland go for the ball during Saturday’s Div. III sectional match at Crestview.

Golden Eagles living up to top-seed status

HANOVERTON—The United boys soccer team fought to a tough 1-0 win against LaBrae on Saturday afternoon in a Div. III sectional. The opportunities were there for United but it didn’t break through until Zach Jewell scored with 31:45 remaining in the first half off an assist from Mitchell ...

East Palestine girls surprise with victory at district

CANTON — The East Palestine Bulldogs are paying back senior Alexis Cunningham for all she has done for the cross country program. “The Figley twins made a pact that they were going to leave it out there for Alexis this year to make it a year to remember,” said East Palestine coach Andy ...

South Range topples West Branch

BELOIT—South Range’s boys soccer team defeated West Branch 4-1 on Saturday to advance to the Div. II district semifinals. For South Range, Canaanan Johnson led the scoring efforts with two goals. Quinn Pierson and Mitch McConnell both added a goal for the raiders. McConnell had two ...

Salem’s Turner Johnson tackles Louisville’s Max Hartline on Friday in Louisville. Also in on the play is Salem’s Jake Maenz.

Quakers send Leopards packing

LOUISVILLE — Two of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference’s fiercest football rivals clashed head on Friday night when Salem traveled to Louisville for their final meeting as league members, and the Quakers provided themselves with a memory to last a lifetime, posting an 43-35 win over the ...

East Palestine’s quarterback Parker Sherry (10) runs for yardage on a quarterback keeper on Friday against Lisbon.

East Palestine grounds down Blue Devils

LISBON—Only one team now stands between the East Palestine Bulldogs and the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title. Parker Sherry, Dominic Posey and the rest of East Palestine’s offense put on its familiar show with 549 yards of total offense, while the defense recovered three ...

Clips escape a fright

COLUMBIANA—Trap games are so, so dangerous. Just ask Columbiana Clipper head football coach Bob Spaite. His Clippers scored with only 1:01 remaining in the game to pull out a 22-18 nail bitter over the Southern Indians Friday. The victory sets up a winner take all league championship ...

Raiders rule St. C

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brett McLean just wasn’t blowing smoke when describing South Range’s offensive weapons this week. St. Clairsville’s head coach gave glowing reviews of the Raiders’ terrific trio of Aniello Buzzacco, Peyton Remish and Mathias Combs. And all three came as advertised ...

United beats up Knights

TORONTO — The United football team scored three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters and did not look back en route to a 42-12 victory over Toronto in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference contest Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field to spoil senior night for the Red Knights. “I’ve ...

Rebels find a way to thwart Indian Creek

COLUMBIANA — Crestview is making a late-season run. The Rebels came up with five turnovers to turn back Indian Creek, 28-25, in a thriller Friday night. Both teams are 5-4 on the season with the Rebels winning their last three games. Quarterback Caleb Hill had 174 yards of offense in ...

Western Reserve pulls off a stunner

MCDONALD — Western Reserve turned in a dramatic 13-8 victory over McDonald on Friday to create chaos in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference on Friday. Todd Henning returned a kick 87 yards with 10 seconds left to seal the win for Reserve after McDonald had gone up 8-7 with 24 seconds ...

Marlington 35, West Branch 14

BELOIT— West Branch was defeated by Marlington 35-14 on Friday night in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action at Heacock Stadium. The scoring action started when CJ Greiner ran for a 63-yard touchdown to put Marlington up 7-0 in the first quarter. West Branch replied when Thomas Caserta ...

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL FORECAST

Salem at Louisville, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: Salem’s history with Louisville goes back to 1926, but it’s only 11 games with the Quakers’ last win over the Leopards coming in 1928. Salem (5-3, 2-3 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference) has a chance to shake things up in the NBC ...

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Rebels, Eagles set for district clash

SALEM—The top-seeded Crestview volleyball team got its postseason off and running with a 25-14, 26-24, 25-22 victory over eighth-seeded South Range in a Div. III sectional final Thursday at Cabas Gymnasium. The Rebels improve to 19-4 overall and will take on fourth-seeded United in a ...

United, South Range to meet in district

CANTON —Sixth-seeded South Range knocked off third-seeded Canton Central Catholic 5-1 on Thursday in a Div. III sectional final. Rachel Maynard got the Raiders on the board first with a goal a minute and a half into the contest on an assist from Lillian Kimpel. Maynard added three more ...