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Wellsville coach earns 700th win

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TORONTO — Wellsville coach Dan McKinstry has been a fixture in the Columbiana County volleyball scene for nearly 40 years. On Thursday, the longtime coach earned his 700th career win in his 40th season of competition as the Tigers dispatched Toronto 25-13, 25-15, 25-19. “I was doing a ...

East Palestine targets success in new league

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EAST PALESTINE — Despite taking it on the chin a little bit with their non-conference schedule, the East Palestine football team enters the first week of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with all of its goals still very much on the table. With an abundance of returning skill position ...

Van Meter takes medalist honors at NBC girls tournament

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MINERVA — Marlington came away with the Northeastern Buckeye Conference girls golf tournament title on Thursday at Great Trail Golf Course. Minerva’s Jordan Van Meter was the medalist with a 76. Marlington topped the standings with a 348. Following the Dukes were Carrollton (356), ...

Clippers, Wilson have no peers in EOAC 

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SALEM — Senior Jared Wilson and his Columbiana Clippers ran the table Thursday. Wilson was the medalist as the Clippers captured the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference golf tournament at Salem Hills Golf & Country Club. “Its always nice to win a league title and this one is ...

Ohio State safety Damon Webb tackles Dimitri Flowers. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Photos from Ohio State-Oklahoma

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Shown are images from Oklahoma's 31-16 win over Ohio State Saturday in Columbus. Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley forces a fumble recovered by the Buckeyes. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

WEEK FOUR FOOTBALL FORECAST

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Salem at Carrollton, 7 p.m., Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: Along with Canton South, Salem (3-0) was the only team in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference to win its first three games. The league underperformed as a whole in its non-league slate going 12-12. Carrollton might be 1-2, but the ...

Eagles edge Bulldogs

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HANOVERTON—United won all three singles matches on the way to a 3-2 win over East Palestine Wednesday. The Eagles improve to 2-10 overall and host McDonald on Monday. FIRST SINGLES: Grace Maroscher (U) def. Isabella McLaughlin, 6-1, 6-0. SECOND SINGLES: Frankie Heffinger (U) def. ...

Quakers dominate Lions

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MINERVA —Salem’s volleyball team beat Minerva 25-9, 25-11, 25-15 on Tuesday. For the Quakers, Kennedy Grimes had four aces and nine digs, Echo Mayer-Kutz added 10 kills and four digs and Taylor Troy added three aces and eight assists. The Quakers are 7-2 and will host Marlington ...

Raiders lose a close one

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CORTLAND—The Lakeview golf team beat South Range and Niles by the slimmest of margins in a tri-match Wednesday at Walnut Run. Lakeview finished with a total of 165, while South Range and Niles tied with totals of 166. For South Range, John Popa led the way with a 38 while Tom Roux added a ...

United stays unbeaten with blowout over Columbiana

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COLUMBIANA — United Local beat Columbiana 9-0 on Wednesday to improve to 7-0-1 overall and remain in first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a 4-0 record. Leading the Eagles were Mitch Kelly with three goals and two assists and Jonathan Logan with three goals and one ...

Cleveland Indians fans celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians won their 20th game in a row, tying the American League record. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Indians match AL-best 20-game winning streak

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians’ clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland’s star shortstop worked the room, exchanging ...

olumbiana’s Jared Wilson measures the distance to the green. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

Ross is boss for Columbiana at Valley

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COLUMBIANA — Columbiana junior Seth Ross captured medalist honors for the first time in leading the Clippers past East Palestine, 157-183, Tuesday at Valley Golf Club. Ross led the Clippers with a 37. Jared Wilson followed with a 38, Nate Whitehead 40 and Tyler Andersen 42. The Clippers ...

Big Ten adjusts league schedules

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The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota the last week of the regular season in 2020 ...

Auer gains 200th career victory

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COLUMBIANA — It was a night for a milestone for Crestview volleyball coach Alisha Auer. The Rebel coach earned her 200th career match victory as her team knocked off Wheeling Linsly 25-11, 25-10, 25-11 on Tuesday. Auer has been head coach of her alma mater for 13 seasons (2004-08 and ...

Runners hit the course at Copeland Oaks

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SEBRING — East Liverpool’s Darshay Foster took top honors in the Suburban League race at Copeland Oaks on Tuesday. Foster won the girls race, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes, 28 seconds, which was 11 seconds ahead of Boardman’s Alayna Cuevas. West Branch’s Bri Biery was ...

West Branch rips Carrollton in NBC play

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BELOIT — West Branch took out Carrollton 5-1 on Tuesday in boys soccer action. For West Branch, Luke Johnson and David Sutton had two goals each. Stevie Stenson also had a goal. Johnson also had two assists, while single assist tallies went to Sutton and Avery Francis. Jarod Butler ...

Raiders take second spot in first AP poll

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The South Range football team isn’t in a league this season, but the team is making a name for itself on the state level. The Raiders were voted the No. 2 team in Div. V by the Associated Press in the opening high school football media poll of the season. South Range, with quality wins ...

AP FOOTBALL POLL

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COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cincinnati St. Xavier ...

Quakers prevail in battle of unbeatens

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Salem girls soccer team was on target as it turned back Springfield 3-1 in a battle of unbeatens on Monday night at Springfield Local High School. Salem moved to 7-0. Quaker opponents have been limited to five goals all season. Paige Bailey scored twice for Salem ...

Raiders pull away from Crestview

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GREENFORD—The South Range boys soccer team scored three second half goals to down Crestview 3-0 Monday. The Raiders improve to 7-1 overall. The Rebels drop to 4-4-1. Logan Baer, Brandon Youngs and Luke McConnell each scored one goal for the Raiders. Reese Babuder and Canaan Johnson ...