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Clippers sink Southern at Valley

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COLUMBIANA — Columbiana’s golf team beat Southern 163-216 on Thursday at Valley. Columbiana (2-0) was led by Seth Ross’ 36. Also for the Clippers, Tyler Anderson had a 38, Nate Whitehead 40 and Sean Whitehead 49. For the Indians, Nick Mey had a 50, Mason Trimbelo 57, Tanner Patterson ...

Clipper CC event draws big numbers

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COLUMBIANA —Another large turnout provided for some competitive racing on Wednesday during the Columbiana Clipper Cross Country Series 5K race at the Ward Athletic Complex. The race saw a total of 243 finishers which was a record. East Palestine’s Hope Figley was the female overall ...

Columbiana has great day in Salem

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SALEM — Columbiana’s boys golf team came away with the Mineral Ridge Invitational title on Wednesday at Salem Hills. The Clippers posted a team total of 348, while McDonald was second with a 364. Mineral Ridge took third with a 381 followed by Waterloo (387), Lisbon (388) and ...

Trax race celebrates 25th year

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SALEM — Andy Morgan of Cortland keeps adding to his impressive running resume. Morgan, who was the state runner-up in leading the Maplewood boys to the 2005 Division III state cross country title, won the 25th annual Star trax 5K Night Run on Saturday. He covered the 3.1-mile course that ...

High school football scrimmages

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers square off with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in Philadelphia, it will be 207 days since the Steelers took the field versus someone other than their teammates. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The final score in this first preseason game doesn’t matter. What ...

PREP GOLF

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Bears notch first win COLUMBIANA — Leetonia, playing its first golf match in three years, scored a 215-217 win over Southern Local at Valley Golf Club in Tuesday’s season opener. Leaders for the Bears were Brandon Cantwell 46, Patrick Hull 52, Jayden HerHold 53 and Katie Soupal ...

OSU hires outside firm

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. Ohio State said in a release ...

One for the road for Justin Thomas

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AKRON — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it. He marked his ball, turned ...

Help a Brother does West Virginia proud

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Lewis Craig Jr. has said the 9-year-old gelding Help a Brother actually enjoys the 250-mile van ride across the Appalachian Mountains from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to its Northern Panhandle. Help a Brother made the trip for the 10th time in his career ...

Mr Freeze plays it cool in winning effort

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Mr Freeze, in only his fourth start, chilled a solid bunch of 3-year-olds with a strong front-end victory in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on Saturday. Owned by Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister and trained by ...

Softball players still carry the spirit

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SALEM — It will be just like old times for four area women next weekend. The Salem Invitational, a senior women’s softball tournament for players ages 50-and-over, will be held Saturday at Waterworth Memorial Park. Four members of the local Silver Spirit 60s team will return to the ...

A run under the stars

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More than 400 runners took part in the annual Salem Star Trax race which began at Reilly Stadium on Saturday night. The annual event benefits the Salem track and cross country programs. (Salem News/Gary Leininger)

4GOLF RESULTS

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Thursday Night Scramble League at Beaver Creek Meadows STANDINGS: Sons of American Legion Post 121 96, Days Inn 91 1/2, T&C Masonry 86 1/2, Pancake Auto Body 85 1/2, Team Nike 78 1/2, Tucked Away Storage 73 1/2, Shagnot Construction 73, Country Girl Custom Design 51 1/2. Monday Night ...

Meyer shows he’s willing to fight

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Urban Meyer defended himself Friday, admitting he was not forthright when questioned last week about 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches, but also insisting he handled the situation properly at the time. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke ...

West Virginia Derby field offers a lot of possibilities

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — With no standout in this year’s $500,000 West Virginia Derby, the race provides an opportunity for not only a very good payday but a chance for 3-year-olds to pass an important test that can set the table for the late summer and fall racing season. One of the Derby ...

Ohio State begins investigation

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State closed ranks around the rollout of its football season as the university investigates whether coach Urban Meyer failed to report domestic abuse allegations, a scandal hitting a school already accused of not facing up to sexual misconduct allegations against a sports ...

Meyer should have done the right thing

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College coaches are notorious control freaks. From making sure that every minute of practice is accounted for to fretting over what players are putting in their bodies at the dining hall, no detail is too small for a coach’s prying eyes. They have to know everything. Which is why it’s ...

California dreams of a West Virginia Derby win

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The top two finishers in the grade III, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby were assigned the lowest odds in the morning line for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby for 3-year-olds at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort on Saturday, but it will be interesting to see how ...

JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE

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2018 Valley Junior Golf Program Golf League Junior Division Champion: Nathan Kelly, 36 gross Runnerup: Ian Less, 35 net Senior Division Champion: Tyler Anderson, 41 gross Runnerup: Ricky Bell, 42 net Year-End Tournament Junior Division Low gross champ: Evan McGrath, 39 Low ...

4GOLF RESULTS

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Brittian Motors Tuesday Morning Woman’s League EVENT: (high score team): Winners, Donna Morgan,Therese Ciancone and Ruth Innocent. LOW PUTTS: Donna Morgan 12. CHIP-IN: Donna Suffoletta # 7. Twin Springs Monday Night League STANDINGS: Twin Springs 32, Luke and Jay 29, Mitch ...