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Warriors blast Bulldogs

CORTLAND — West Branch junior Peyton Alazaus had a record-setting night and 12 other Warriors scored in an 80-19 win over Lakeview on Monday. Alazaus scored a career-high 32 points and set school records for most three-pointers in a game (7) and season (58). Grace Heath added nine points ...

Quakers, Warriors have a tough task ahead

BOARDMAN — It’s the Bulldogs who are on top of the Div. II Boardman sectional-district boys basketball tournament bracket. Poland (16-2) earned the top seed while defending champion Lakeview (15-4) got the second seed. West Branch (12-7) is slotted eighth, while Salem (5-13) is ...

Beavers reach state semifinals

COLUMBUS — The young but incredibly talented Beaver Local High School wrestling team and its large following of fans certainly made their presence known during the State Wrestling Duals held in historic St. John Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers made history by becoming the first team ...

Quakers bring home EBC title

CARROLLTON—In the first year of the Eastern Buckeye Conference, the Salem girls basketball team wrapped up the outright league title with a commanding 74-33 victory over Carrollton Saturday. Salem is now 15-5 and wraps up EBC play at 10-2. The Quakers came into the day tied with Minerva, ...

Regular season action winding down

COLUMBIANA—The East Palestine girls basketball team picked up its 16th win of the season with a 67-25 victory over Heartland Christian Saturday. Joclyn Fristik led the way with 14 points and five steals as the Bulldogs improve to 16-5 overall. Jaliyah Mixon added 10 points, while Payton ...

Record day for Robb

AKRON — West Branch junior Jamyson Robb is on to the district swim meet. Robb broke the Div. II sectional 100-yard backstroke record in 1:05.17 and won the 200 individual medley in 2:13.63 on Friday at the sectional meet at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium. The first two ...

Marlington starting to turn things around

SALEM — Salem’s boys basketball team fought hard but ran into a Marlington squad currently playing as well as any team in the Eastern Buckeye Conference and dropped a 65-55 league decision to the Dukes at John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. With the win, Marlington, which began the ...

Sherry slices through Beaver Local

EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine bounced back from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Beaver Local 45-42 on Friday night. Parker Sherry once again had the hot hand for the Bulldogs as he scored 15 points to lead the winners, 6-12. Dom Posey added 11 points for the Bulldogs. Luke ...

Red Knights edge Devils

TORONTO — For 31 minutes and 58 seconds of Friday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup inside a packed George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium, Lisbon appeared poised to spring a huge upset. Then several Toronto veterans decided they weren’t going to have their senior night ...

Record night for Vuletich

HANOVERTON—Dani Vuletich set a single-game school scoring record as Western Reserve rolled over United 87-37 in girls basketball action Thursday. Vuletich stuffed the stat sheet with 41 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and five blocks. Vuletich scored 10 points in the first quarter, nine ...

Triple-double powers Quakers

SALEM —Salem closed out the home portion of the conference schedule by topping Marlington 55-39 on Wednesday. Salem moves to 14-5 and 9-2 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. The Quakers share the league lead with Minerva. Salem can clinch at least a share of the league championshup with a ...

It’s been a family affair for Beaver Local

CALCUTTA—Spend any time around the Beaver Local wrestling program and one of the main themes that keeps popping up is family. “We preach a family type of atmosphere pretty heavily here,” Beaver Local coach Jordan Williams said. “That started long before I got here, it’s a part of ...

Second-half rally lifts Eagles

CALCUTTA—The United boys basketball team rallied back from a 16-point halftime deficit to down Beaver Local 60-56 on Tuesday. Landon Baker and Parker Hydrick each scored 21 points to lead the Eagles. Baker grabbed 12 rebounds, while Brutus Ogilvie dished out five assists. The Eagles ...

Lions pull away from Quakers

MINERVA—Minerva defeated Salem 59-44 in Eastern Buckeye Conference boys basketball action Tuesday. The Lions improve to 6-13 overall and 4-7 in the EBC. Salem drops to 5-12, 3-7. Brice Williams powered the Lions with 23 points. Josh Young racked up 21 points to lead the Quakers. Trey ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Pickerington Cent. (15) 18-1 206 2, Centerville ...

Branch knocked off the pace in EBC race

BELOIT — West Branch played tough defense but stumbled against Canton South in a 38-36 loss on Monday in an Eastern Buckeye Conference encounter. The Warriors (13-6, 7-3) were swept by the Wildcats this season and now are one game behind Salem and Minerva in the league standings. Canton ...

4BOYS HOOPS POLL

Associated Press boys state basketball poll The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, won-loss record, and total points: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (22) 18-0 229 2, Dublin Coffman 17-0 176 3, Hilliard ...

Salem grabs top seed in Struthers

STRUTHERS — The Struthers Division III sectional-district girls basketball tournament is the one everyone has been looking forward to all season. The two teams that met in the district final last year, Salem and South Range, received the top two seeds in Sunday’s draw. Salem (13-5) is ...

Edelman grabs MVP trophy

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady’s favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again. “It’s ...