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Salem’s Josh Young dribbles in front of Louisville’s Derek Zeller on Friday night. (Salem News/Gary Leininger)

Louisville gives Quakers a hard time

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SALEM—The Salem boys basketball team made things interesting at a couple of points in Friday’s battle with conference-leading Louisville, but ultimately the Quakers were undone by too many crucial turnovers in a 73-53 loss Friday at Cabas Gymnasium. Salem falls to 7-9 overall and 3-7 in ...

Eagles earn second place in league

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HANOVERTON — United made short work of East Palestine with a 67-44 victory on Friday night in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game. Dakota Hill led the way with 19 points and seven assists for the Eagles (13-5, 11-3). Kaden Smith added 17 points. Parker Hydrick got on the board with ...

Toronto wins EOAC outright

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SALINEVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball teams rolled off 12 straight league after dropping its first two to become the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champions. The Red Knights claimed sole possession of the league championship with a 44-42 win over Southern Local on Friday ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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GIRLS BASKETBALL East Palestine at United 8th Grade: East Palestine won 20-18 Wednesday. East Palestine, Paige Snyder 12 points; United, Colby Burton 13. Next: United at Southern today. Columbiana at Leetonia 7th Grade: Leetonia won 29-19 Wednesday. Leetonia (10-0), Ella Gregorino 15 ...

Rebels on the winning path

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COLUMBIANA — Haley Eskra scored 10 of her personal-high 15 points in hte first quarter to give Crestview a fast start in a 66-47 win over Mathews on Thursday. The Rebels led 19-5 in the first quarter and 43-13 at halftime. Taryn Gilbert contributed 12 points and Tanner Hoffer had 10 ...

Mike Brown honored by prep writers

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COLUMBUS — Current Salem News correspondent Mike Brown was named to the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame on Thursday. He will join Cambridge Jeffersonian sports editor Jeff Harrison and Dayton Daily News sportswriter Debbie Juniewicz in the induction class. They will be ...

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Warriors have no trouble with Blazers this time around

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BELOIT — So, we meet again. That’s probably what was going through the minds of the unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Division II West Branch girls’ basketball team when it hosted Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown in a showdown Wednesday night. Hathaway Brown, which has won five state girls ...

Lisbon dunks Southern

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LISBON — Justin Sweeney and Branson Brownfield combined for 52 points and 16 rebounds in leading Lisbon past Southern Local, 81-60, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Tuesday. Sweeney totaled 29 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals and Brownfield collected 23 points, ...

Quakers take care of Lions

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SALEM—The Salem girls basketball team secured a 51-33 victory over Minerva in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action Wednesday. Salem improves to 13-4 overall and 8-3 in the NBC. Echo Mayer-Kutz led the Quakers with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists. Ellie Davidson added 11 ...

Warriors, Beavers eliminated from duals

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CANFIELD — The Beaver Local wrestling team came prepared for a battle and they got it when they faced Louisville in the regional semifinals of Division II state dual team tournament. Beaver Local dropped out of the tournament with a 42-24 loss to the Leopards. “We battled in places ...

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Quakers wake up in time to stop Liverpool

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SALEM — If the Salem boys basketball team wants to make some noise down the stretch this season, the Quakers know they need more of the purposeful intensity they showed in the third quarter Tuesday against East Liverpool and less of the lapses in concentration they had in the first ...

Warriors still at the top of the heap in Division II

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COLUMBUS — Top-ranked West Branch passed its first test of the week. The Warriors, still No. 1 in the Associated Press High School girls basketball poll, beat Garrettsville Garfield,56-28, Monday night. Garfield is ranked 12th in the Division III state poll, one spot ahead of South ...

Raiders topple Boardman

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GREENFORD—The South Range girls basketball team took down Boardman 63-42 on Monday. Dani Vuletich tallied 21 points to lead the Raiders (15-2), while Izzy Lamparty had nine points and nine rebounds. Bri Modic added 11 points. Bree Kohler had 10 points. South Range won the jayvee game ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

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COLUMBUS — The top teams in the 2017-18 Associated Press Ohio high school girls basketball poll (with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record and total points): DIVISION I 1. Newark (17) 17-0 187 2. W. Chester Lakota W. (1) 17-1 151 3. Pickerington Cent. (1) 18-1 143 4. ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas (3) drives past Detroit Pistons' Dwight Buycks (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavaliers switching gears

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Two-game winning streaks are rarely cause for a celebration. The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t be choosy these days. LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and narrowly missed his second straight triple-double, and Cleveland beat the Detroit Pistons 121-104 on Sunday ...

Branch earns share of NBC

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CARROLLTON — The top-ranked West Branch girls basketball team captured at least a share of its third Northeastern Buckeye Conference title in four years with a 39-30 win over Carrollton on Saturday. West Branch, ranked No. 1 in the Division II state poll, improves to 15-0 overall and 11-0 ...

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West Branch rises above Salem

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BELOIT — Anytime Salem and West Branch meet in an athletic event, fans are treated to one of the best rivalries in northeastern Ohio. Such was the case again Friday night as the two rivals clashed in their Northeastern Buckeye Conference boys’ basketball rematch in the West Branch ...

United cedes league lead after Wellsville loss

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WELLSVILLE —Whether it was the excitement of taking the floor with his four fellow seniors on senior night or the significance of trying to stay alive in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference race, something got into Wellsville senior forward Tristen Hinkle Friday against United. The result ...

Raiders run over Rebels

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COLUMBIANA — State-ranked South Range opened up a 37-18 halftime lead on the way to a 58-31 win over Crestview on Friday. Brady White led the Raiders with 12 points, followed by Jaxon Anderson with 11 and Chris Brooks nine. South Range, ranked 11th in the Division III state poll, improves ...

Toronto takes EOAC lead

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COLUMBIANA — Toronto snatched sole possession of first-place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a 65-62 win over Columbiana on Friday night. Toronto is 12-5 and 10-2 in the EOAC and leads by a game over United and Wellsville. Toronto can clinch a share of the title with a win ...