Blue Devils run over Tigers

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NEW MIDDLETOWN —Alexis Hughes had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Western Reserve to a 61-52 win over Springfield on Thursday. Kennedy Miller added 11 points, three assists and three steals. Western Reserve is 6-0. Laura Sigworth had 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Haley ...

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Righetti excited to be a part of championship tradition

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ALLIANCE — Max Righetti is proud to be wearing a Mount Union football uniform, let alone playing for the small-college power. “It’s the best program I’ve been a part of — any level, any sport,” said Righetti, a 2016 graduate of Salem High School. “It’s the highest level of ...

Blue Devils hold off Clippers in EOAC action

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LISBON—The Lisbon boys basketball team emerged with a tight 53-52 victory over Columbiana in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Blue Devils improve to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the EOAC, while the Clippers drop to 1-4, 0-3. Justin Sweeney did most of the scoring for Lisbon ...

Columbiana's Taylor Hall goes for a layup as Lisbon's Hailee Carpenter (4) and Alyssa Chestnut (24) look on Monday.

Clippers survive Lisbon

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LISBON — Another chapter in the Columbiana and Lisbon girls basketball rivalry went down on Monday night and it did not disappoint. A Taylor Hall steal and Kayla Muslovski layup with 10 seconds remaining was the difference as Columbiana edged Lisbon 49-47. “Lisbon always plays ...

Eagles soar past Bears

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HANOVERTON — Loren Swords and Celeste Hofmeister each scored 17 points in leading United past Leetnonia, 53-43, Monday. United improves to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Cameron Pierson added seven points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Leading 25-24 ...

Cleveland Browns fans watch the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns victory hopes thrown away in a flash

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CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer sat at his locker and spoke privately for several minutes with new general manager John Dorsey, who did his best to encourage the rookie. There was plenty to discuss. The Browns had blown another one. Kizer’s interception in overtime set up Green Bay’s ...

Steelers come back to snag AFC North crown

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the ...

No Love, no problem for Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on ...

Quakers heat up vs. Red Dragons

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POLAND— Salem boys basketball team beat Niles 67-59 behind a 27-point performance from Mitch Davidson on Saturday afternoon in the United Way Holiday Classic. The Quakers outscored the Dragons 26-9 in the third quarter. Seth Shivers added 19 points for the Quakers while Chase Ackerman ...

West Branch’s Kayla Hovorka dribbles against Minerva on Saturday.

West Branch gangs up on Minerva

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BELOIT—The West Branch girls basketball team easily handled Minerva 60-25 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action on Saturday afternoon. For West Branch, Kayla Hovorka had 13 points and Sarrah Tennefoss had 12 points. Grace Heath and Natalie Zuchowski both had 11 points for the ...


Clippers fly past Indians

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COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana girls basketball team fields an experienced team this year that is looking to continue its success from last season. The experienced Columbiana team took care of Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference foe Southern Local 66-33 on Thursday night. “It makes me a ...

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Salem rebounds for conference-opening victory

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SALEM — The Salem Quakers are expected to be a strong contender for the Northeastern Buckeye Conference boys’ basketball title this winter, and the Quakers looked every bit the part while overwhelming Canton South 69-52 in their league opener in Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. The Quakers ...

Leetonia enjoys a big night

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LEETONIA — Leetonia’s Roman Ferry had 21 points to power the Bears to a 73-59 win over Wellsville on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. Leetonia (1-2, 1-1 in the league) outscored the Tigers 45-27 in the second half to gain the key league win. Caleb Witmer (14 points), ...


Salem defense stifles Beaver Local

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CALCUTTA—The Salem girls basketball team dealt Beaver Local its first loss of the season with a 59-38 victory Thursday. Salem improves to 3-1 overall on the young season. Allee Davidson-Chuck led the scoring with 13 points and four rebounds, while Kyla Jamison had 11 points and seven ...

United pulls away from Toronto

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TORONTO — The United girls basketball team led Toronto by four points at halftime, but the Golden Eagles outscored Toronto by 19 in the third quarter and never looked back in their 62-39 victory in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Thursday at George J. Kunzler Memorial ...

Warriors overpower Canton South

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CANTON — Natalie Zuchowski had the hot hand as she had 18 points and seven rebounds in the West Branch 53-34 win over Canton South on Wednesday. Shannon Wolfe added nine points. West Branch is 4-0 and 2-0 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. West Branch hosts Minerva on Saturday. W. ...


Tough start for the Quakers

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SALEM—The Springfield Tigers opened the season with a new face courtside as Steve French made a victorious coaching debut on Tuesday night in Salem. “I’m very proud of the kids tonight,” French said. “We’ve been working on our play style in the offseason and it was something the ...

Leetonia looking for new football coach

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LEETONIA — Leetonia High School is looking for a new football coach to get back on track. Hadi Hadi, who tried to turn around a program that has now lost 31 straight league games, is done after three seasons as head coach. “We had a meeting (last Tuesday) and mutually agreed to go our ...

Eagles start strong

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HANOVERTON—United took down Lisbon 66-56 in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference boys basketball opener Tuesday. The Eagles improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the EOAC. Lisbon drops to 2-1, 0-1. Parker Hydrick United with 23 points, while Kaden Smith scored nine points in the fourth quarter ...

Kehres gets his due

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NEW YORK — Larry Kehres from little Mount Union had the biggest coaching resume at the College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Tuesday. “This gentleman is, to me, maybe the best coach that’s ever lived,” ESPN reporter Holly Rowe said. Kehres joined former Florida coach ...