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USGA hopes Pebble Beach has the right formula

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The stage is set for what should be the ideal U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, perhaps the most popular of all U.S. Open courses with its magnificent Pacific coastline and small greens, with its history of high drama and great champions. The fairways are roughly the same ...

Steelers change course

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The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) on Thursday. There was a marked difference between this year’s OTA’s and the OTA’s of the past couple of years. Missing were “I-I-I” and “Me-Me-Me”. They were replaced by “Us” and “We”. Steelers ...

EOAC’s best is also state’s best

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AKRON — When Nate Karaffa unleashed his fastball one final time, nothing went through his mind except finishing the job. It wasn’t his career, his individual accomplishments, how he and his teammates always dreamt of this moment or even how he’ll look in an Ohio State uniform next year. ...

Star sluggers brought in the wins for Devils, Warriors

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A pair of 20-game winning softball programs were recognized with three All-Ohio selections as made by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. Lisbon’s Autumn Oehlstrom was named a Div. IV first-teamer in leading her team to a 20-3 record and an Eastern Buckeye ...

Marx tops podium at Midwest Meet

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Fresh off her Division II state runner-up finish, Salem senior discus thrower Caitlyn Marx finished off her high school career on top of the podium. Marx won the girls discus Saturday at the Midwest Meet of Champions, which pits the best senior track and field athletes ...

Famed Austintown Fitch coach dies

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AUSTINTOWN — Former East Liverpool coach and current Austintown Fitch head football coach Phil Annarella was found dead in his home Saturday. A family member reportedly checked on him at his Niles home after Annarella did not show up as a volunteer at a Special Olympics event in Austintown ...

GOLF RESULTS

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Salineville Thursday Night Men’s at Beaver Meadows STANDINGS: Dale & Tim 27.5, Gil & Tom 26.5, Old Guys 26.5, Flory Construction 26, J & R 26, Tom & Sam 23.5, Burton’s 21, Jim & Glenn 20.5, KTM 16.5. Hoge’s Ladies League at Beaver Meadows LOW GROSS: Mary Lou ...

Dennis looks to revive Bears

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LEETONIA—While serving as one of Randy Montgomery’s assistants at West Branch for the last four seasons, veteran basketball coach Dan Dennis found himself wanting to take the reins of his own program again. “Coaching with Randy, I started to get the urge again to be a head coach,” ...

Bell, Franken earn All-Ohio honors

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From Staff Reports Two of Columbiana County’s brightest stars on the baseball diamond were recently honored as All-Ohioans by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Lisbon senior Logan Bell was named to the Div. IV first team, while Columbiana junior Chase Franken earned ...

Hydrick put together record season for Eagles

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HANOVERTON—United’s Parker Hydrick went from not being sure he’d be able to play baseball this season to finding his name all over the school record book. The senior catcher recovered from a broken collarbone suffered early during football season to set eight school records on the ...

2019 AREA TRACK LEADERS

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Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County for the 2019 season, according to meet results reported to the Salem News BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 14.68, Jaret Hahn (United) 14.9, James Monte (Beaver) ...

OHSAA announces 2019 divisional assignments

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From Staff Reports COLUMBUS — The East Palestine football team is going back to Division VI after spending the last two years in Division V. That was the only change in the area as the Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the football divisional assignments for the upcoming 2019 ...

County has best showing at state

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COLUMBUS — Columbiana County stocked up on medals at the state track meet over the weekend. County athletes collected five state titles — the most in the 112-year history of the OHSAA state meet. There also were two state runners-up and two third places for a total of 14 state ...

Quakers have a lot to be proud of

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COLUMBUS — When Salem junior Hunter Christopher crossed the finish in third place in the Division II 3200-meter run, he threw his hands into the air. “That was pure happiness and pure joy,” he said. “Crossing the finish line is what I’ll remember the most.” Christopher ran a ...

Rebels leave their mark with runner-up

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COLUMBUS — The Crestview boys track team made a good run at the Division III team title Saturday. The Rebels and East Canton were tied going into the last event and the Hornets finished third to capture their third straight state track title. “We were shooting for first,” Crestview ...

Hahn grabs high finish

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COLUMBUS — United junior Jaret Hahn and Beaver Local freshman James Monte have a different way of looking at things. Both hurdlers ran slower times than in Friday’s preliminaries, but got high finishes in the state track finals Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Hahn was fourth ...

Rebel relay teams blaze a trail

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COLUMBUS — The Crestview sprint relay teams did as much running to the top of the podium as they did on the track Saturday. Seniors Dylan Huff and Jayce Meredith and sophomores Ethan Powell and Brandon Yanssens won Division III state titles in the 400- and 800-meter relays going away. “I ...

Marx closes career with runner-up

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COLUMBUS — Salem senior Caitlyn Marx left the state track meet with cheers instead of tears. Marx was the Division II state runner-up in the discus Friday, the highest finish by a Salem girls in the field events. “It’s very exciting and a big relief,” Marx said. “In past years, I ...

Quakers climb to podium

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COLUMBUS — The Salem girls 3200-meter relay team feels they belong at the state track meet, even if qualifying with an at-large berth. Senior Haley Rozeski, sophomores Halle Cochran and Carly Hall and freshman Clara Double raced to an eighth-place finish in the Division II state finals ...

Perry goes out on top with repeat title

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COLUMBUS — The first thunder at the 112th annual state track and field meet came from Crestview senior Dominic Perry. Perry repeated as the Division III state shot put champion with a Columbiana County record toss of 62-feet-11 Friday. “It was a good day,” Perry said. “I’ve never ...