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HEBRON — Results of the 89th annual boys and 40th annual girls state cross country meets held Saturday at National Trail Raceway: DIVISION III GIRLS TEAM SCORES 1. Minister (34), 2. Mount Gilead (130), 3. McDonald (138), 4. Ft. Loramie (174), 5. Archibold (183), 6. Pettisville (190), 7. ...

Alessi scores two touchdowns as YSU rolls past Indiana State

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — When South Range High School graduate Joe Alessi gets a chance, he usually gets to the end zone. Alessi ran for two touchdowns and Ricky Davis had a career-passing effort as Youngstown State snapped its four-game losing streak by crushing winless Indiana State, 66-24, in ...

Raiders are in mood for another rematch

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GREENFORD — It’s hard to beat a good team twice. Just ask top-seeded South Range as they beat the Crestview Rebels 28-14 in a hard-fought first-round Div. V playoff contest. The win boosts the Raiders to 11-0 on the season as they will face Akron Manchester next Friday at a site to be ...

Rootstown runs over Clippers

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ROOTSTOWN —The Columbiana football team walked off of Robert C. Dunn field unashamed of its effort following Friday’s Division VI playoff loss to Rootstown. The Clippers simply ran into a buzzsaw. The top-seeded Rovers dominated offensively and defensively from the opening whistle as ...

Salem’s Mitch Davidson throws the ball against Steubenville on Friday night in a Div. IV playoff game at Harding Stadium. (Joe Catullo)

Big Red gallops through Quakers

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red scored early and often Friday in rolling to a 49-14 victory over Salem in the Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinals at Harding Stadium. Steubenville (11-0) got on the board with 10:29 left in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Jacob Bernard. The hosts started the ...

Cats scratch Dogs

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MOGADORE — Some costly early mistakes had East Palestine playing catch-up against Mogadore in a Division VI football playoff game Friday night and the Wildcats used that early momentum to go on to a 39-20 victory over the Bulldogs before a packed house in Mogadore. “We made some mistakes ...

Western Reserve sees season come to an end

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CRESTON — Norwayne ran all over Western Reserve in a Division VI, Region 21 playoff opener Friday night. Weston Garman ran for 302 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries in leading Norwayne to a 22-13 victory, its sixth in a row. The Bobcats ran for 379 yards on 51 carries. Quarterback ...

Bombers end Devils’ season

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WINDHAM — The Lisbon Blue Devils made their third straight trip to the playoffs Friday, but their season ended with a 32-13 loss to Windham in a VII first-round matchup. “They beat us on both sides of the ball tonight,” Lisbon coach Jim Tsilimos said. “This season ended on a sour ...

Salem defensive coordinator Adam Doud talks to Robbie Sarginer during the Quakers game against West Branch last Friday. (Photo by Gary Leninger)

Quakers up for the challenge

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SALEM — The Salem Quakers have bounced right back into the playoffs after missing out last season and this year they have a similar task in front of them. Eighth-seeded Salem will meet with top-seeded Steubenville at 7:30 p.m. today in a first-round playoff matchup at Harding Stadium in ...

Raiders on guard against upstart Rebels

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GREENFORD — Despite a 27-point blowout win in week six, South Range coach Dan Yeagley knows that it’s foolish to read too much into that outcome as his squad prepares for today’s week 11 rematch. “We know they were pretty banged up and they had to patch together a team the first time ...

Echo Mayer-Kutz and Mackenzie Jeric get up to block an attack by Canton Central Catholic on Thursday in a Div. III regional semifinal at Barberton High School. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Salem’s future seems bright

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BARBERTON —The young Salem volleyball team has a bright future ahead of it, but in Thursday’s Div. III regional semifinal, Salem coach Sarah Hamilton felt the Quakers’ youth got the better of them. The Quakers were competitive with the Crusaders most of the night, but could not overcome ...

Lisbon preps for Bomber attack

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WINDHAM — For the third year in a row the Lisbon Blue Devils will have a week 11. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils will be on the road to face the fourth-seeeded Windham Bombers at 7:30 p.m. today at Ed Little Field in a Div. VII, Region 25 first round matchup. “It’s a really great ...

United’s Jonathan Logan controls the ball as Kidron Central Christian’s Javin Peck defends on Wednesday in a Div. III regional semifinal at Minerva’s Hines Field. Looking on is Kidron Central’s Liam Near and United’s Mitchell Kelly. (Salem News/Wayne Maris)

Comets streak past Golden Eagles

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MINERVA—Eighty minutes of rain fell upon United Eagles and Kidron Central Christian Comets as both teams battled on Wednesday night in a Div. III regional semifinal. United’s most successful season ended with a 2-0 defeat to 2016 state runner-up Kidron Central Christian on a wet night at ...

East Palestine’s strength comes from line

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EAST PALESTINE — After dropping the first two games of the season, everyone on the East Palestine football team had a clear idea of what they needed to do. “We all knew we pretty much had to win the rest of our games to assure ourselves a playoff berth,” senior lineman Clayton Murray ...

Columbiana moves on from regular season

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COLUMBIANA—For the Columbiana football team, it didn’t take long for the sting to ease up after losing week ten’s EOAC title clash at East Palestine. Later that night, the Clippers (7-3) found out that despite the loss to the Bulldogs, they had locked down the eighth and final playoff ...

Lisbon aims for a playoff turnaround

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LISBON—The Lisbon football team has lost three straight games and heading into its third straight playoff appearance the team is looking to turn it around this week. “Going into the playoffs its a whole other monster,” senior Mason Rance said, “Anything can happen and it is ...

Big Red respects Salem

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red’s quest for a fourth state playoff championship begins Friday when Salem visits Harding Stadium for a Region 13 quarterfinal contest. The kick, as mandated by the OHSAA, is set for 7:30 p.m. Earlier this week, Big Red, which became the 21st team in program history ...

Salem’s Chase Ackerman and Mitch Davidson celebrate a touchdown as West Branch’s Connor Wilson and Max Keinath react on Saturday.

Salem not backing down from Big Red

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SALEM — Another playoff trip is upon Salem and the Quakers are seeing Red once again. Salem is staring down it’s second meeting with the Steubenville Big Red in the playoffs in three years. The Quakers believe the experience they gained in their Div. IV second-round matchup against ...

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Crestview hopes this time is different

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COLUMBIANA—When the Crestview football team trudged off the field following its week six game against South Range, the scoreboard read South Range 34, Crestview 7. It was the Rebels third straight loss and their record sat at 2-4. The furthest thing from anybody’s mind was a potential ...

Big Red, South Range among top teams

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COLUMBUS — South Range closed out the final Associated Press state media football poll with the No. 2 ranking in Div. V on Monday. The Raiders (10-0) host Crestview (6-4) in the first round of the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. South Range beat Crestview 34-7 in a regular season game ...