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South Range topples West Branch

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BELOIT—South Range’s boys soccer team defeated West Branch 4-1 on Saturday to advance to the Div. II district semifinals. For South Range, Canaanan Johnson led the scoring efforts with two goals. Quinn Pierson and Mitch McConnell both added a goal for the raiders. McConnell had two ...

Salem’s Turner Johnson tackles Louisville’s Max Hartline on Friday in Louisville. Also in on the play is Salem’s Jake Maenz.

Quakers send Leopards packing

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LOUISVILLE — Two of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference’s fiercest football rivals clashed head on Friday night when Salem traveled to Louisville for their final meeting as league members, and the Quakers provided themselves with a memory to last a lifetime, posting an 43-35 win over the ...

East Palestine’s quarterback Parker Sherry (10) runs for yardage on a quarterback keeper on Friday against Lisbon.

East Palestine grounds down Blue Devils

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LISBON—Only one team now stands between the East Palestine Bulldogs and the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title. Parker Sherry, Dominic Posey and the rest of East Palestine’s offense put on its familiar show with 549 yards of total offense, while the defense recovered three ...

Clips escape a fright

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COLUMBIANA—Trap games are so, so dangerous. Just ask Columbiana Clipper head football coach Bob Spaite. His Clippers scored with only 1:01 remaining in the game to pull out a 22-18 nail bitter over the Southern Indians Friday. The victory sets up a winner take all league championship ...

Raiders rule St. C

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brett McLean just wasn’t blowing smoke when describing South Range’s offensive weapons this week. St. Clairsville’s head coach gave glowing reviews of the Raiders’ terrific trio of Aniello Buzzacco, Peyton Remish and Mathias Combs. And all three came as advertised ...

United beats up Knights

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TORONTO — The United football team scored three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters and did not look back en route to a 42-12 victory over Toronto in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference contest Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field to spoil senior night for the Red Knights. “I’ve ...

Rebels find a way to thwart Indian Creek

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview is making a late-season run. The Rebels came up with five turnovers to turn back Indian Creek, 28-25, in a thriller Friday night. Both teams are 5-4 on the season with the Rebels winning their last three games. Quarterback Caleb Hill had 174 yards of offense in ...

Western Reserve pulls off a stunner

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MCDONALD — Western Reserve turned in a dramatic 13-8 victory over McDonald on Friday to create chaos in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference on Friday. Todd Henning returned a kick 87 yards with 10 seconds left to seal the win for Reserve after McDonald had gone up 8-7 with 24 seconds ...

Marlington 35, West Branch 14

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BELOIT— West Branch was defeated by Marlington 35-14 on Friday night in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action at Heacock Stadium. The scoring action started when CJ Greiner ran for a 63-yard touchdown to put Marlington up 7-0 in the first quarter. West Branch replied when Thomas Caserta ...

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL FORECAST

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Salem at Louisville, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: Salem’s history with Louisville goes back to 1926, but it’s only 11 games with the Quakers’ last win over the Leopards coming in 1928. Salem (5-3, 2-3 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference) has a chance to shake things up in the NBC ...

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Rebels, Eagles set for district clash

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SALEM—The top-seeded Crestview volleyball team got its postseason off and running with a 25-14, 26-24, 25-22 victory over eighth-seeded South Range in a Div. III sectional final Thursday at Cabas Gymnasium. The Rebels improve to 19-4 overall and will take on fourth-seeded United in a ...

United, South Range to meet in district

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CANTON —Sixth-seeded South Range knocked off third-seeded Canton Central Catholic 5-1 on Thursday in a Div. III sectional final. Rachel Maynard got the Raiders on the board first with a goal a minute and a half into the contest on an assist from Lillian Kimpel. Maynard added three more ...

Lisbon advances past Sebring

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COLUMBIANA—The Lisbon volleyball team defeated Sebring 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 on Wednesday night in Div. IV tournament action at Columbiana High School. For Lisbon, Maddie Liberati had six kills, seven digs and two aces while Autumn Oehlstrom had five kills, three blocks and an ace. Also for ...

Rebels hope to keep playoff hopes alive

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COLUMBIANA — Coming off of perhaps what is the Redskins most impressive performance of the season (a 38-0 senior night thumping of Beaver Local), Indian Creek hits the road to take on the Crestview Rebels Friday night. “It was a complete game for us,” Indian Creek coach Andrew Connor ...

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Mooney brings Salem’s season to an end

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SALEM — The Salem boys has relied on its aggressive play all year to keep them in the game. It did after halftime, keeping the eighth-seeded Quakers around for most of Tuesday’s Austintown District Division II soccer sectional semifinal against ninth-seeded Youngstown Cardinal ...

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Crestview opens tournament by pounding Wellsville

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview and Wellsville competed in a first-round sectional contest Tuesday in a year of firsts for both teams. Crestview finished its first regular season as an independent and Wellsville finished its first full year of play. Crestview beat a young Wellsville team 12-0 in ...

Warriors moving on

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BELOIT—The West Branch boys soccer team defeated Ursuline 3-1 on Tuesday. West Branch had goals from Luke Johnson, Stevie Stinson and David Sutton. David Sutton and Griffin Lough each had an assist for the Warriors. Jerod Butler had three saves in goal for West Branch. Ursuline’s ...

West Branch advances

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BELOIT—The West Branch volleyball team beat Ravenna 25-3, 25-6, 25-14 in first round Division II tournament action on Tuesday. For West Branch, Sammie Tuel had 18 points, four aces and seven digs while Grace Heath finished with 17 points, eight aces and seven digs. Claire Smith and Elise ...

Crestview’s season slips away

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COLUMBIANA—With the situation looking dire the Crestview girls soccer team nearly pulled off a season-saving rally in Monday’s Division III sectional. Unfortunately for the Rebels, 10th-seeded Valley Christian snatched the game away in heartbreaking fashion. Valley Christian senior Logan ...

PREP SOCCER

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South Range 6, Lake Center Christian 0 GREENFORD—Sixth-seeded South Range blasted 11th-seeded Hartville Lake Center Christian in a Division III girls soccer sectional opener Monday. Freshman Bree Kohler opened the scoring with her first varsity goal. Rachel Maynard added two more goals in ...