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The Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed six new members on Jan. 20. Pictured (from left) are Krystle Crittenden Graham, Bruce Wolfe, Katrena Skaggs Davidson, Mike Bogdan, Brian Pearl, for Drew Garrod, Craig and Howard Kyle for Kurt Kyle. (Amy Jackson/foreverstilesphotogrpahy)

Columbiana HOF welcomes six new members

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COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame held its 22nd induction on Jan. 20 with new inductees Mike Bogdan, Krystle Crittenden Graham, Drew Garrod, Kurt Kyle, Katrena Skaggs Davidson, and Bruce Wolfe: Mike Bogdan Class of 1983 Mike was a four-year letter winner in golf. He and ...

Warriors polish off another win

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NAVARRE — The top-ranked West Branch girls pride themselves on defense and they did another number on Saturday. The Warriors surrendered only two points in the fourth quarter to finish off Fairless, 60-34, and improve to 21-0 on the season. West Branch also was balanced offensively with ...

Reserve rolls over Lisbon

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BERLIN CENTER—Western Reserve raced past Lisbon 66-49 in boys basketball action Saturday. Cole DeZee led Reserve (12-6) with 18 points. Kade Hilles added 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Dom Velasquez also had a solid game with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. ...

Quakers drop the Dukes

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ALLIANCE — It may not have been snowing outside Marlington High School Friday night, but inside it was certainly raining — three-pointers, that is, courtesy of the red-hot Salem boys’ basketball team. Playing its finest overall game of the season, Salem hit 12 three-pointers, played ...

Lisbon’s Sweeney gets 1K as a junior

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LISBON—Lisbon junior point guard Justin Sweeney began his high school career as a freshman sparkplug on a team that featured 1,000 point scorers Austin Rutecki, Josh Liberati, Josh Craig and Avery Andric. It was evident that he had a great shot to be next on the list, he just didn’t think ...

Eagles come close

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LOWELLVILLE — United made a good run at an upset on the road, but Lowellville prevailed 65-64 on Friday night. Kaden Smith scored 28 points to lead the Eagles, 14-6. Parker Hydrick added 11 points, nine boards, five steals and six assists. Dakota Hill scored 12 points, while Alex Birtalan ...

Area swimmers have sights on districts

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AKRON — Experienced area girls swimmers made their mark on Friday at the Div. II sectional at Akron University’s Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium, but some newcomers also had their say. West Branch sophomore Jamyson Robb, who appeared at the state swimming tournament last year, finished first ...

Clipper defense shuts down state-ranked Bluejays

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COLUMBIANA— The Columbiana girls basketball team came into Thursday’s game against Jackson-Milton with a gameplan they had been working on all week. “We worked on defense all week,” Columbiana coach Ron Moschella said. “We have some boys we go up against in practice. We worked on ...

New era begins for Lisbon football

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LISBON—It’s never easy replacing a coach who has poured 25 years into a football program, but Lisbon is confident it has found the right man to lead the Blue Devils into the future. The Lisbon Board of Education voted to approve the hire of Alan Mikovich as the school’s new head ...

Warriors win 20th straight

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LOUISVILLE — Make it 20 for the West Branch girls basketball team. Let by Natalie Zuchowski’s 15 points the Warriors made it a clean sweep of the final Northeastern Buckeye Conference slate by topping Louisville 57-21 on Wednesday night. West Branch, ranked first in the state of Ohio ...

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Double the fun for Lions, Quakers

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SALEM—Minerva boys basketball coach Shawn Green felt his team entered Tuesday’s game against Salem at a crossroads after two recent league losses. His team’s ability to walk out of Cabas Gymnasium with an exhausting double-overtime victory could be just what the Lions need to snap them ...

Leetonia gets first win in eight games

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LEETONIA — Roman Ferry scored 15 of his 24 points in a fourth-quarter rally that gave Leetonia a 59-48 win over Crestview on Tuesday night. Trailing 39-34 after three quarters, the Bears finished the game on a 24-10 run for the victory. Tommy Kornbau added 18 points to the winning ...

West Branch’s Natalie Zuchowski registered her 1,000th career point against Marlington on Monday night. Pictured with her are father Bruce, brother Brandon and mother Mandy.

Grand night for hoops trio

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BELOIT — Natalie Zuchowski become the latest Warrior to join the 1,000-point club as the Warriors secured a 51-38 victory over Marlington on Monday in a Northeastern Buckeye Conference game. Zuchowski had 15 points and seven rebounds in the win. She now has 1,002 points for her career. ...

Ursuline gets its revenge

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YOUNGSTOWN — Dayshanette Harris saw what lay ahead of her in the fourth quarter. She saw her Ursuline Irish girls basketball team in trouble after South Range made a third-quarter surge. She and Anyah Curd literally took matters into their own hands. The two played a little half-court ...

Warriors still tops in state

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COLUMBUS — It’s tough to knock off West Branch on the basketball court and the Associated Press high school girls basketball poll. The Warriors (19-0) remain No. 1 in the Division II state poll released Monday. West Branch — coming off a 70-13 win over Alliance on Saturday and a 51-38 ...

South Range, Salem gain top two seeds in Struthers tourney

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STRUTHERS — The Struthers Division III sectional-district girls basketball tournament has a lot of local flavor. Seven of the top 10 seeds are local squads, including top-seeded South Range (16-2), second-seeded Salem (13-5) and third-seeded Columbiana (18-1). Sectional play opens Feb. 21 ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Cavs plan to keep Lue CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has a long list of immediate concerns. Keeping his job isn’t currently one of them. Despite Cleveland’s recent slide and his team’s lack of cohesion, the Cavaliers have no immediate plans to replace Lue, a person with ...

Members of the West Branch girls basketball team hold 14 trophies representing the number of Northeastern Buckeye Conference girls championships won by the program. The Warriors clinched the outright conference title Saturday with a 70-13 victory over Alliance. Pictured (front from left) are ball girl Mary Buehler, Grace Heath, Kirsten Plocher, Kayla Hovorka, head coach Walt DeShields, Sarrah Tennefoss Natalie Zuchowski, Shannon Wolfe, Elizabeth Ostadali; (back row) assistant coaches Chad Campbell and Mike Butcher, Carly Scarpitti, Peyton Alazaus, Hannah Ridgway, Jessica Bock, Maddie Showalter, Sammie Tuel, assistant coach Penny DeShields, team trainer Tyler Kennedy and ball girl Olivia Showalter. (Salem News/Mary Ann Greier)

Warriors stock their trophy case with one last NBC title

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BELOIT—The top-ranked West Branch girls basketball team has had no peer in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference all season. The Warriors wrapped up their second straight conference title by taking down Alliance 70-13 Saturday. Natalie Zuchowski powered the Warriors (18-0, 12-0 NBC) with ...

Hornets trip up Blue Devils

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LISBON—The Lisbon girls basketball team fell to Malvern 55-39 Saturday. Chloe Smith and Autumn Oehlstrom led the Blue Devils (11-7) with 10 points and five rebounds each. Izzy Perez added nine points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Hailee Carpenter also had nine ...

Beavers take third, Warriors fifth at EOWL Tournament

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AUSTINTOWN — Beaver Local found the top of the podium twice to lead area wrestlers on Saturday during the final day of action at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League tournament at Austintown Fitch. Beaver’s Cole McComas, who was a champ at 106 pounds last year, won the 113 pound crown by ...