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Beaver wrestler misses out on title

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COLUMBUS — He was so close — again. Beaver Local junior standout Cole McComas, who is nearly impossible to score points on, wrestled a sterling defensive match against Louisville’s Davin Rhoads in their Division II 126-pound state title bout at the Schottenstein Center on Saturday ...

Steelers gear up for spring

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The National Football League’s free agency period begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. However, Pittsburgh Steelers fans shouldn’t get their hopes up too high that general manager Kevin Colbert will pull off any major free agent signings in the upcoming weeks. During his 14 years as general ...

Podium places up for grabs

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COLUMBUS — Fighting through injuries all season, it was not a given that Beaver Local junior Cole McComas would find his way back to a state championship final. On Friday, McComas, who entered the tournament with a third-place showing at districts, landed back in a championship final for ...

Springfield storms past Lowellville for district title

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STRUTHERS — It’s what high school basketball is all about. Top-seeded Springfield Local and third-seeded Lowellville treated fans at a packed Struthers Fieldhouse to a classic D4 district championship game here Friday night. The two schools, who split their two regular-season match-ups, ...

Blue Devils meet the end of the road

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MASSILLON—There are no weak teams when you get to regional tournament games. The Dalton Bulldogs proved how much three years of playing in regionals has helped them as they disposed of the Western Reserve Blue Devils 53-32 Thursday night in a Division IV tournament game at Perry High ...

Twenty grapplers vie for state success

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Christian Wayt West Branch Warriors Senior, 120, 37-2 After working his way up the podium the past two seasons, Wayt’s hopes are high as he prepares for his third and final trip to Columbus. “Christian is very motivated,” West Branch coach Chris Dorris said. “He does everything ...

Western Reserve off to regionals

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The Western Reserve girls basketball team shows off its Division IV district trophy after beating McDonald, 46-39, at Mineral Ridge High School on Saturday. Team members are (front, from left) Brooke Morris, Olivia Altiere, Kennedy Miller, Olivia Pater, Alyssa Serensky, Abigail Gay; (second ...

Canton Central puzzle not yet solved

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SALEM — Second-seeded South Range was outscored 28-10 in the first half and found itself chasing the scoreboard and third-seeded Canton Central Catholic the rest of the way in a 59-44 loss in a D3 district semifinal boys’ basketball game at Salem’s John Cabas Gymnasium Tuesday night. It ...

Salem lifts third straight crown

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COLUMBIANA — Salem won the Columbiana Power Meet on Saturday for the third straight year. The Quaker teams scored 13,230 points to take the annual power lifting meet at Columbiana High School. The team also won the Columbiana Power Meet in 2017 and 2018, breaking a string of 11 wins by ...

Tigers bounce Trojans

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STRUTHERS—The top-seeded Springfield Tigers put on a shooting clinic as they sank the fourth-seeded Sebring Trojans 56-42 Monday night at the Struthers Fieldhouse to advance to the Division IV District championship Friday night. They will play the winner of Tuesday’s Lowellville-McDonald ...

Top seed falls at Salem

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SALEM — For the third straight year, the top seed hasn’t gotten out of the Salem Division III district semifinals. It was Waterloo’s turn Monday night when the top-seeded Vikings fell to fourth-seeded Mogadore, 75-59, in boys basketball action. Fourth-seeded Mogadore (18-7) advances ...

Record breakers highlight district list

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CANTON — Lisbon standouts Justin Sweeney and Izzy Perez and Columbiana junior Kayla Muslovski repeat as first-team honorees on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-Northeast Inland District high school basketball teams. Sweeney and Perez were named to the Division IV and Muslovski to ...

ALL-NORTHEAST INLAND DISTRICT BASKETBALL

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CANTON — The 2018-19 All-Northeast Inland District high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: BOYS DIVISION I First Team Kaleb Martin, Green, 5-9, sr., 19.4; Lunden McDay, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 6-3, sr., 16.5; Samuel Emich, Copley, 6-6, sr., ...

Antram tops podium at state indoor meet

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GENEVA — Salem junior Abbie Antram is ready to make the next step. Antram won the Division II-III girls shot put at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) indoor state championship Saturday. Antram, the defending Columbiana County champion, had a winning toss of ...

ALL-EAST DISTRICT BASKETBALL 

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COLUMBUS — The 2018-19 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-East District boys and girls all-star basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average: BOYS Division I First Team Kade Ruegsegger, Dover, 6-3, jr., ...

Reserve books spot in regional

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MINERAL RIDGE — McDonald (22-3) and Western Reserve (22-3) met Saturday in the battle of Blue Devils, round three, in the Division IV district title game at Mineral Ridge High School. It’s difficult to beat an opponent three times in one year, and that was the task at hand for McDonald. A ...

West Branch advances three to state

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ALLIANCE — West Branch will send three to the state wrestling tournament after action on Saturday at the Div. II district meet at Alliance High School. Senior Christian Wayt finished second at 120 pounds after dropping a 2-1 decision to Louisville’s Garett Lautzenheiser. Warrior ...

West Branch’s Montgomery calls it a career

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BELOIT — West Branch boys basketball coach Randy Montgomery had a team meeting Friday afternoon. He told them he is retiring from coaching — six days after they celebrated his 600th career victory. “I wanted to tell them first,” Mongtomery said. “You build relationships with kids ...

Raiders run wild on Clippers

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GREENFORD—In the moments following Friday’s 52-32 sectional final victory over Columbiana, the minds of the South Range boys basketball team inevitably began to turn to the next obstacle ahead. “We get another shot at same team (Canton Central Catholic) that’s beaten us the last two ...

United’s campaign comes to an end

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ATWATER — United gave the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference champions a scare on Friday in a Div. III sectional final. The Eagles trailed the Vikings by two at half before the home team found its groove in a 67-47 win. Caleb Francis had 18 points for the top-seeded winners. Waterloo ...