Local Sports

Lisbon falls in Sweeney’s return

EAST PALESTINE—John Bertovich scored 15 points to help lead the East Palestine boys basketball team to a 51-44 win over Lisbon Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. Dominic Posey added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who improve to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the EOAC. Stephen ...

Quakers firing on all cylinders

SALEM — The Salem girls basketball team rolled to a 73-46 win over Beaver Local on Thursday in girls basketball action. Echo Mayer-Kutz guided the 4-1 Quakers with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks. Ellie Davidson contributed 10 points, six rebounds, and ...

WRESTLING

United 60, Western Reserve 12 HANOVERTON—The United wrestling team defeated Western Reserve 60-12 on Monday. Tyler Lippiatt and Bodey Kiko earned pins for United. Hayden Garner and Seth Phillips had pins for Western Reserve. United 60, Western Reserve 12 106: Zach Nastari (U) won by ...

Warriors part ways with Dota

BELOIT — West Branch has decided to move on from head football coach D.J. Dota. West Branch Local Schools superintendent Timothy Saxton announced Wednesday that he would not make a formal recommendation to retain Dota as head football coach. “It’s unfortunate, it’s not how I hoped ...

Salem has some learning to do

SALEM — The young Salem Quakers boys basketball team is gaining some experience. Unfortunately, that lack of experience proved costly in a 65-57 loss to the Niles Red Dragon Tuesday night at Cabas Gymnasium. The setback drops the Quakers to 0-2 on the season, while the Red Dragons improve ...

Quad-County Football Coaches Association All-Stars

FIRST TEAM BEAVER LOCAL: Christian Lerussi, Garrett Givens COLUMBIANA: Eric Hopfenziz, Hunter Zentner, Chase Franken, Joey Bable, Brandt Virden CRESTVIEW: Dominic Perry, Dylan Huff, Stephen Barr, Wyatt Woodring, Andrew Yanssens, Josh Simmons EAST LIVERPOOL: Skylor Wooley, Noah ...

Raiders gang up on Ursuline

GREENFORD — South Range made a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback to rally past Youngstown Ursuline, 58-54, Tuesday. The Raiders trailed 43-36 after three quarters before Chris Brooks scored 11 points to highlight a 22-11 fourth-quarter run that gave the Raiders the victory. Brooks scored a ...

Quakers pin Malvern

SALEM — Salem’s wrestling team opened its dual meet campaign by topping Malvern 63-12 on Monday night. Salem 63, Malvern 12 182: Olivia Daniels (M) pin Josiah Haas, 1:19 195: Cooper Gottschling (S) dec.Samuel Foster, 2-1 220: Trentyn Skinner (M) pin Sam Murray, 0:59 285: Matt ...

Russell hits for 26 in Leetonia win

LEETONIA —Ari Russell had 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists as Leetonia dismantled Southern Local 43-32 on Monday in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener. For Southern, Riley Felton had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Leetonia won the jayvee game, 32-14. Southern (0-3, 0-1) ...

County hunters take 1,132 deer during gun season

COLUMBUS — Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period. Columbiana County hunters also saw a ...

Sameness may hurt college playoff

Alabama? Always. Clemson? Four years running. Oklahoma? Make it three of the last four seasons for the Sooners. Thank goodness for Notre Dame or the College Football Playoff would have been nothing but more of the same. The Fighting Irish are the only CFP first-timers this season, and just ...

4JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS Salem at Canton South 7th Grade: South won 59-38 Monday. Salem: Lance Bailey 13, Ross Davidson 10. United vs. Lisbon 7th Grade: Lisbon won 46-21 Monday. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 24, Austin Dailey 11; United: Courtney 14. 8th Grade: United won 52-27. United: Nastari 15, Rhodes 11; ...

Quakers win EBC opener

CANTON—The Salem girls basketball team kicked-off Eastern Buckeye Conference play with a 43-36 victory at Canton South Saturday. The Quakers improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. Kyle Jamison led the Salem effort with 15 points and seven rebounds. Jaden ...

Defense powers Mount

ALLIANCE – There is no need to worry about the rain when Mount Union has sophomore running back Josh Petruccelli and the Purple Raider defense. Petruccelli ran for a career-high 219 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries and the defense shut down No. 22 Muhlenberg (Pa.) for a 38-10 in ...

Girard’s magical ride falls short of title

From the OHSAA CANTON— No. 1 Cincinnati Wyoming (15-0) won its second state title by way of a 42-14 victory over Girard (13-2) in the 2018 OHSAA Division IV state championship game on Saturday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. In a battle of first-team All-Ohio quarterbacks, the ...

Tigers spring past Quakers in opener

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Salem Quakers boys basketball team opened the Jeff Andres era with a 72-54 loss to Springfield Local on Friday night. The Tigers jumped out to a 23-15 in the first quarter and led by nine at half time. Springfield’s lead ballooned to 15 points by the end of the third ...

Blue Devils bounce Rebels

LISBON — Lisbon was off to the races in its 68-45 win over Crestview on Friday during the second game of the Lisbon Tip-Off Tournament. The Devils built a 24-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Ryan McCullough sparked the Devils with 26 points and six assists. Brice ...

1,000 points for Clipper junior

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana junior guard Kayla Muslovski has had many thrilling moments in her career in the Clipper gymnasium. She added another on Thursday night as she went over the 1,000-point mark for her career in a 56-47 loss to Youngstown Ursuline. Muslovski scored 25 points on the ...

Rebels swarm Golden Eagles

HANOVERTON — Tanner Hoffer had 22 points and 14 rebounds as Crestview handed United a 56-23 loss on Thursday. Krista Perry had 13 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Haley Eskra had six points and four steals. Crestview is 2-0. Kyleigh Daggy scored eight points for the Eagles, 1-1. ...

Waid has been one of Girard’s greats

HOWLAND — One trophy down, one to go for Mark Waid. The unprecedented season and career of Waid, the Girard Indians record-setting quarterback, won’t culminate until Saturday in the Division IV state championship game, but it’s already being honored. The 6-foot-3 senior was named the ...