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Not so lucky seven for Quakers

EAST LIVERPOOL—The East Liverpool boys basketball team was grateful to be back on the court after an 11-day layoff and it showed Tuesday at Potter Fieldhouse. The Potters started fast out of the gates and led start-to-finish in a 70-47 victory in the Kent State Columbiana County ...

Liberty rolls past Rebels

COLUMBIANA — Liberty got 17 points from Darrion Williams in a 62-44 win over Crestview in an All-American Conference game on Tuesday. Dominic Wycoff had 11 points and four assists for the Rebels. Drake Golden chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. Crestview won the jayvee portion, ...

Branch, Quakers to face off in duals

ALLIANCE — Beaver Local earned the second seed in the Div. II, Region 12 dual wrestling tournament set for Saturday at Alliance High School. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. with the winner advancing to the state dual tournament on Feb. 10 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Beaver Local (6-1 in ...

Rebels gain 11th win of season at Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — Krista Perry had 21 points, three assists and 10 rebounds as the Crestview girls basketball team rolled to a 55-25 victory over East Liverpool on Monday at Potter Fieldhouse. The Rebels outscored the Potters 35-6 in the second half to take control. Crestview is 11-4 and ...

Salem finally cracks West Branch

SALEM — Salem High School’s girls basketball team slayed a dragon and took a giant step toward an Eastern Buckeye Conference title as the Quakers upended arch-rival West Branch, 48-41, Saturday in John A. Cabas Gymnasium. To fully appreciate the magnitude of the Quakers’ win, consider ...

Clippers edge Quakers by a point

WELLSVILLE — Columbiana produced two champions and two runners-up to win the Buck Bailey Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Wellsville High School. The tournament, which featured many area Div. III schools and reserve team wrestlers from some Div. II schools, was won by a one-point margin ...

Minerva keeps pace in the EBC race

MINERVA — The Minerva girls held Carrollton to four field goals and forced 26 turnovers in a 51-25 Eastern Buckeye Conference win Saturday afternoon. The Lions improve to 12-3 overall and 6-2 in the EBC, one game behind first-place Salem. Ella Kendrick had 11 points and Nelle Yankovich 10 ...

Warriors not caught off guard this time

SALEM — Any time Salem and West Branch get together in any sport, fans are treated to a high school sports atmosphere like no other. That was again the case Friday night as a vocal crowd for both communities packed John A. Cabas Gymnasium to watch the arch-rival Quakers and Warriors battle in ...

Eagles caught in Bear trap

HANOVERTON—Wellsville reclaimed second place by itself in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference by blasting United 86-61 Friday. Darien Suggs canned five three pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points for the Tigers (9-5, 7-4). In addition to his scoring burst, Suggs also dished out 10 ...

It’s bombs away for Devils vs. Bears

LISBON — Justin Sweeney had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists as Lisbon hit 11 three-pointers on its way to a 64-58 win over Leetonia on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play. Ryan McCullough had 12 points, while Michael Davis added 11 points for the Devils, 7-9, 5-6. ...

Raiders doing just fine in new league

GREENFORD—Two months into its venture as the smallest school in the new Northeast 8 Athletic Conference, the South Range girls basketball team is showing that it belongs. Thursday, the Raiders stayed in a tight battle for second place by blasting Hubbard 64-34 at South Range High ...

Bulldogs picking up the pace in EOAC

EAST PALESTINE — Jocyln Fristik had 17 points and six steals while Jaliyah Mixon added 14 points as East Palestine romped to a 50-28 win over Southern Local on Thursday in Eastern Ohio Athletic League action. Sara Buskirk added nine boards, while Payton Sherry had six assists for the ...

Quakers overcome rough first half

ALLIANCE — No one told the Salem girls basketball team it was going to be easy. The Quakers led one-win Alliance 14-12 at halftime before picking it up in the second half for a 50-25 Eastern Buckeye Conference win Wednesday. Salem improves to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the EBC. The Quakers ...

Clippers get Tigers off their back, affect league title

COLUMBIANA —On the heels of a heartbreaking overtime loss to Lisbon on Friday, the Columbiana boys basketball team returned to the gym this week vowing to wash the bad taste from their mouth as soon as possible. The Clippers did just that Tuesday, leading almost wire-to-wire and holding off ...

Alliance flies past Salem

ALLIANCE — Alliance rode a strong third quarter to a 62-47 victory over Salem on Tuesday night in Eastern Buckeye Conference action. The Aviators (8-6, 6-2) blew open a four-point halftime lead by outscoring the Quakers by 10 in the third quarter. Salem falls to 3-9, 3-5. Josh Young ...

Southern hands EOAC title to Toronto

SALINEVILLE — The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference boys basketball title race may be over, but Southern Local is doing its best to take second place. Cam Grodhaus scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as Southern rallied past United, 57-52, Tuesday. Losses by United and ...

Clippers induct six into Athletic Hall of Fame

COLUMBIANA—The twenty third annual Columbiana High School Athletic Hall of Fame was held Saturday, January 12, 2019. Six individuals were inducted. Rick Clark (Class of 1987) Rick won seven varsity letters; three in football and baseball, and one in wrestling. In football, Rick was All ...

Clippers survive Jackson-Milton

NORTH JACKSON—Columbiana rallied in the second half to knock off coach Dave Crismon’s old team as the Clippers edged Jackson-Milton 39-35 in girls basketball action Monday. The Clippers are now 13-3 overall. The Bluejays fall to 7-8. Columbiana trailed 19-12 at halftime before moving in ...

OVAC gets a fresh champ in Beaver

WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local reigned supreme with the help of its youngest team members on Saturday at the 66th Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships at WesBanco Arena. Riding a wave of a school-record four individual titlists — including three freshmen — ...

Steelers helped enable Brown’s behavior

In the continuing Pittsburgh Steelers soap opera entitled “As The Steelers Turn”, there are certainly enough story lines and plenty of blame to go around. While it is very easy to blame Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for his actions, and his actions certainly do deserve blame, the ...