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Mount Union comes to the end of the line at Mary Hardin-Baylor

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HOUSTON (AP) — For the first time in 12 seasons, Mount Union will not appear in the Division III championship game. In its place, Mary Hardin-Baylor will play in its first Stagg Bowl since 2004 — the season before Mount Union’s 11-year streak began. Top-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor ...

Quakers battle with one of the best

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SALEM—Friday, Salem got an early taste of how tough the competition in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference promises to be this season. The Quakers showed they are capable of measuring up. After trailing by as many as 24 in the third quarter, Salem clawed its way back and spent most of the ...

Crestview feels Southern’s wrath in huge defeat

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SALINEVILLE—Southern cruised to a 53-29 win over Crestview in boys basketball action Friday. The Indians improve to 1-1. The Rebels drop to 0-3. Jacob Joiner had a solid all-around game for Southern with 14 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists. Domanick Michael added 14 ...

Salem, host of others fall to Beaver Local

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CALCUTTA — Beaver Local entertained Lisbon, Crestview, Indian Creek, Edison, Salem, East Liverpool, Crestview and Columbiana in a series of dual meets on Friday at the Calcutta YMCA. Beaver’s boys led the way with six dual wins. Beaver Local’s girls won five duals. TOP EVENT ...

Playoffs are not for the weak at heart

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YOUNGSTOWN — Playing deep into the playoffs is the goal of every football team in the FCS, but the consequences are often overlooked. As Youngstown State approaches its 14th game of the season, the collateral damage of the longest season in 10 years is showing — in some areas. Injuries ...

Quakers rock the Beavers

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SALEM — Salem picked up its first win of the young campaign by topping Beaver 51-28 on Thursday. Helene Schontz had 18 points, six rebounds and two blocks for the Quakers. Leah Menegos added 11 points and eight rebounds which included five offensive rebounds. Echo Mayer-Kutz had 10 points, ...

Battle of two underdog teams square off soon

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YOUNGSTOWN — Believe it or not, Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini is excited. Fans may see the high-strung, often-angry version of Pelini on the sideline during games, but the 48-year-old is admittedly laid back and mundane during the week. His focus is centered heavily on that week’s ...

PREP WRESTLING

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CANTON — Canton South’s wrestling team handed Salem a 71-4 loss on Thursday during Northeastern Buckeye Conference action. Jacob Frost was the lone winner for the Quakers. 106: Boyd (CS) win by forfeit 113 Jacob Frost (S) dec. Miller, 8-0 120: Gulping (CS) win by forfeit 126: ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Columbiana at East Palestine 8th Grade: East Palestine won 34-14 Wednesday. East Palestine (1-1): Emily Berger 10, Joclyn Fristik 10. Next: Mineral Ridge at East Palestine Monday. ——— BOYS BASKETBALL Salem at Carrollton 8th Grade: Carrollton won 30-27 ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Leetonia at United 8th Grade: United won 22-9 Wednesday. United: Morgan Briceland 8; Kassidy Everhart 4. Leetonia: Taran Ferry 7. Next: United at Columbiana Monday. Crestview at Wellsville 8th Grade: Crestview won 46-18 Wednesday. Crestview: Mara Halas 13; Krista ...

Thomas soldiers on through the losing

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BEREA— Amid the rubble of another demoralizing, soul-crushing season in Cleveland, Joe Thomas endures. The towering tackle. Despite the Browns’ 0-12 record, despite a knee injury that keeps him from practicing, and despite not knowing which quarterback he’ll be playing in with on a ...

LeBron leads the way as Cavs flatten Knicks

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NEW YORK — LeBron James had little to say about his choice of hotels and even less about Phil Jackson’s choice of words. James and his teammates made their statement loudly on the court. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Young Quakers outshine young Potters

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EAST LIVERPOOL—In a battle of inexperienced teams, Salem looks to be a few steps further along than East Liverpool at this early stage. The Quakers used their size and shooting touch to control most of Tuesday’s season opener and roll to a 77-49 win over the Potters in the inaugural ...

Baker leads Clippers to one-point victory

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COLUMBIANA — Columbiana squeaked by Sebring 56-55 on Tuesday. Burdette Baker led the Clippers with a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds. Erik Hopfenziz recorded nine points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist. Hunter Zentner had seven points and six rebounds. Jacob Clark added seven ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL Louisville at Salem 8th Grade: Louisville won 48-27 Monday. Salem: Ethan Shaw 10 points, Lane Rhodes 6. Next: Salem at Carrollton Wednesday.

Eckman, Bears cruise over Heartland for fourth victory

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LEETONIA — Leetonia took down Heartland Christian 51-15 in girls basketball action Monday. The Bears improve to 4-1 overall. Kristy Eckman totaled 12 points and five steals for Leetonia. Destiny Davis added eight points, while Elizabeth Mills and Ari Russell each had seven points ...

Lindstrom nets All-Ohio

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An incorrect photo of South Range’s Casey Lindstrom ran in Monday’s edition. She was recently named second-team Division II All-Ohio soccer team and finished her career as the school record holder for goals in a game (6), season (37) and career  (115).

Hunting down 10 percent

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COLUMBUS — Hunters took 10 percent fewer deer in Columbiana County during the weeklong deer-gun season last week. There were 1,307 white-tailed deer checked in Columbiana County, down from 1,458 last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs Southern 7th grade: Lisbon won 41-2 Monday. Lisbon: Madison Halfley 14 points; Jaidynn Entriken 10. Southern: Lorin Hall 2. 8th grade: Lisbon won 53-20. Lisbon: Corinne Freeman 15; Emma Thompson 11. Southern: Lindsay Ingledue 14. Next: Lisbon hosts ...

Area standouts kick it with the best

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Although he is only a junior, South Range’s Brandon Youngs has already compiled quite a resume. After leading his team to a fourth consecutive district title, Youngs was named first-team Division III All-Ohio by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. Youngs also earned second-team ...