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Cavs battle back

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NEW YORK (AP) — Leading by nine points with just under four minutes remaining, it appeared that the Knicks would have company at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. But, the Cavaliers wanted no part of that. They used a late 12-0 run to overcome their deficit and post a 125-118 ...

Tough ending for top-seeded Quakers

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STRUTHERS — The top-seeded Salem Quakers girls basketball team fell behind the fifth-seeded Liberty Leopards early, and never could quite get out of the hole, dropping a 50-43 decision in the Struthers District Division III semifinal contest Wednesday night. “I’m so proud of the strides ...

Range falls short

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STRUTHERS—It was a sea of burgundy and gold swashbuckling foes with the third-seeded Southeast Pirates pulling out a hard-fought 55-50 win over the second-seeded South Range Raiders in Wednesday’s second game of the Struthers Division III District Semi-Final in Struthers. The loss ends the ...

Reserve ready for McDonald

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MINERAL RIDGE — It was a record-breaking night Wednesday for Brookfield senior Bailey Drapola, but it came in a losing effort as the Warriors were beaten, 48-37, by Western Reserve in a Division IV district semifinal. With 24.7 seconds left in the third quarter, Drapola sank a long ...

An old rival does in Quakers

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CANFIELD —Salem, the 12th seed in the Boardman Division II sectional boys basketball tournament, stayed right with fifth-seeded Canfield for a half Tuesday night, but an extended scoring run by the Cardinals in the third quarter gave them the cushion they needed and they went on to defeat the ...

Warriors go cold in second half

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AUSTINTOWN — An ice cold second half in which it scored just five points doomed No. 4 seed West Branch Monday night as the Warriors sustained a 34-26 setback to the state’s No. 1-ranked Poland Bulldogs in a Division II district semifinal girls’ basketball game at Austintown Fitch High ...

Jeric to attend La Roche

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Salem High School senior Mackenzie Jeric will continue her academic and volleyball careers at La Roche College in the fall. Seated with Mackenzie are Andrea and Marty Jeric. Standing are (from left) Hank Brock, Jim Foreman, Allison Jeric, Eric Carroll, Curt Conser and Diane Foreman. ...

South Range grads play in PAC final

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The third-seeded Westminster College men’s basketball team lost, 64-61, to fourth-seeded Chatham University in the 2018-19 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament title game in front of 1,521 fans at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium on Saturday. It was ...

Quakers last team standing in Columbiana County

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SALEM — Playing Springfield just ten days after walloping the Tigers by 37 points, the top-seeded Salem girls basketball team wanted to guard against any kind of complacency in Saturday’s Div. III sectional final. “We’re the top seed and we wanted to come out and play like it,” ...

Liberty eliminates EOAC champ

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COLUMBIANA—The top team in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference bowed out of the postseason Saturday, as fourth-seeded Columbiana fell to fifth-seeded Liberty 61-59 at Columbiana High School. The Clippers finish the season 17-6. Liberty advances to face top-seeded Salem in a district ...

Wayt wins sectional, Seddon advances

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BELOIT — West Branch senior Christian Wayt captured the 120-pound crown to highlight area wrestlers on Saturday at the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament at West Branch High School. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced to Friday and Saturday’s district tournament at ...

Another record effort nets Robb state title

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CANTON — Talk about making a big splash. West Branch swimming star Jamyson Robb swam into Warrior and state swimming history during the finals of the Division II state meet held at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium Friday evening. Robb became the first swimmer in West Branch history to ...

Montgomery notches 600th

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HUBBARD — West Branch coach Randy Montgomery eclipsed another career milestone on Friday night as the Warriors downed Hubbard 55-46 to close the regular season. Montgomery, a veteran of 34 coaching campaigns, reached the 600-win mark in the victory. His career mark is 600-205. The Warriors ...

Sweeney tops Lisbon scoring list

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LISBON—Lisbon guard Justin Sweeney has made the most of a senior season he thought might never happen. Nearly six months after tearing his ACL during football season Sweeney took his place as Lisbon’s all-time leading scorer with a 33-point effort in Friday’s regular season finale in a ...

Quakers enter postseason with momentum

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HANOVERTON – As teams are wrapping up their regular season slate, they look for a contest that either tests them for tournament play or renews old rivalries. On Friday night the Salem Quakers gathered momentum for tournament play while also claiming bragging rights over the United Eagles in a ...

Robb one step away from title

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CANTON — West Branch junior Jamyson Robb will be swimming for a state title tonight. Robb set the Division II state record in the girls 100-yard breaststroke in posting the top time in Thursday’s preliminaries at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Her time of 1 minute, 2.21 seconds leads the field ...

Warriors move on

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BELOIT — The West Branch girls basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Howland 49-44 in a Div. II sectional final Thursday at West Branch High School. The fourth-seeded Warriors (17-6) advance to take on top-seeded Poland in a Div. II district semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

Blue Devils score rematch with Bluejays

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LISBON — Lisbon’s girls basketball team put the pressure on Wellsville in its 62-25 Div. IV sectional opener win on Wednesday. Izzy Perez led the attack with 18 points, six assists and six steals. Chloe Smith added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals. Perez has 355 ...

Postseason funk still with Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE—The East Palestine girls basketball program has made great strides this season, but the Bulldogs’ quest to win their first tournament game in over a decade will have to wait at least another year. In an intense defensive struggle, the seventh-seeded Bulldogs couldn’t ...

West Branch’s Robb aims for state title

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BELOIT — West Branch junior swimmer Jamyson Robb dreams of standing on top of the podium with the gold medal around her neck. “I think about it every night,” she said. “I got third last year, but I knew I could have done better.” Robb will get her chance this week as she enters ...