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Raiders ousted from tourney

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SALEM — All season long, South Range had the look of a team capable of playing deep into the postseason. But the ride came screeching to a halt far quicker than anyone expected Tuesday at Cabas Gymnasium. Fourth-seeded Canton Central Catholic led from start to finish and fended off several ...

Top-seeded Blue Devils blast Trojans 82-60

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STRUTHERS — Sebring knew it couldn’t get let McDonald freshman Zach Rasile get going once again. The Trojans saw Rasile, who had the most 3-pointers of any Ohio high school player in a season, score 35 points and eight 3s about a month ago. Sebring clamped down on Rasile, holding him to ...

Wrestling state qualifiers

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Tim Davin Columbiana 285 pounds, Sr., 32-8 Besides West Branch’s Ian Sharp, the area’s other state heavyweight contender is Columbiana’s Tim Davin in Division III. Davin became the first Columbiana state qualifier since the program re-started six years ago when he took home a ...

Rupert signs with Pratt Community College

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Columbiana senior Caleb Rupert signs a letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling careers at Pratt Community College, a junior college in Kansas. On hand for the signing were (from left) mother Chrissy Rupert, Caleb Rupert, father Chris Rupert; (back, from left) Columbiana athletic ...

Club Hollywood wins title

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Club Hollywood Lowe/Wright won the 12-team tournament on Sunday at Columbiana High School. Pictured are (front, from left) Isabella Sturm, Elise Boyd, Bria Boyd, Emma Joseph, Lexie Wright; (back) coach Sarah Lowe, Natalie Jimenez, Shaylon Mackall, Madison Lowe, Briar Wolski, Julia Hockman and ...

Salem kids show off their skills

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More than 25 Salem boys from grades 5-6 participated in the first Salem Boys Basketball Skills Academy. Participants worked on offensive and defensive skills throughout the season with current Quaker players and learned proper terminology needed to progress to the junior high level of the Salem ...

Salem kids show off their skills (Cont.)

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Pictured are (front, from left): Ronin Gallo, Caden Swiger, Donnie Oesch, Ross Davidson, Carter Sargent, Dakota Randall, Collin Helmick, Jackson Johnson, Camden Sampson, Tim Stephens, Lance Bailey; (second row) high school players Zack Martin, Zach Bezon, Robbie Sarginger, Turner Johnson, ...

Tigers exit tourney

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SALEM — Only five Springfield Local players managed to score as St. Thomas Aquinas put an abrupt end to the Tigers’ tournament run with a 63-46 win on Monday in a Div. III district semifinal at Salem High School. The third-seeded Tigers (16-8) were down 15-7 after the first quarter and ...

Three Quakers are county first-teamers

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Seniors Justin Miller of Wellsville and Karlee Pezzano of Lisbon, who led their teams to outstanding seasons, top the Columbiana County all-star basketball teams. They were named the Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on Sunday. Miller guided the Tigers to ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY 2016-2017 ALL-STAR BASKETBALL TEAM

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BOYS FIRST TEAM Player Class School Justin Miller Sr. Wellsville Jake Clark Sr. United Burdette Baker Sr. Columbiana Justin Sweeney Soph. Lisbon Chase Wilcox Sr. Beaver Local Jon Gerace Sr. Salem Ben Burgess Sr. Heartland Mitch Davidson Jr. Salem BOYS SECOND TEAM Gabe ...

Quakers place at state

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AKRON — Seniors Lindsay Baker from East Liverpool and Ashleigh Rowley from Western Reserve topped area athletes at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Association indoor state championship Saturday. Baker placed fourth in the Division II-III girls shot put in a ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Davin collects 100th win GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Columbiana senior wrestler Tim Davin collected his 100th career victory during his third-place finish at the Division III district tournament Saturday at Garfield Heights High School. Davin posted a 3-1 decision over Tuslaw’s Brayden Phillips ...

Trimmer finds her way at YSU

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YOUNGSTOWN — It was a season of learning for sophomore guard Melinda Trimmer and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team. Trimmer, who led West Branch High School to the 2015 state semifinals, was pressed into action when four YSU starters were lost to injury. She scored 94 points ...

Clippers undefeated run concludes

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STRUTHERS — Despite ripping off 25 straight victories, Columbiana had yet to encounter a team to match the combination of size and athletic ability that Youngstown Ursuline brought to the table in Saturday’s Division III district final. The top-seeded Clippers fought hard the whole way, ...

Sharp, Wayt and Miller end successful weekend with state berths

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ALLIANCE—It was a successfull weekend for the West Branch wrestling team, as the Warriors had three wrestlers earn their way to the state tournament after action on Friday at the Division II district tournament at Alliance High School. Ian Sharp earned his third straight trip to Columbus by ...

Salem wins Newton Falls tournament

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The Salem fifth- and sixth- grade girls basketball team recently won the Newton Falls basketball tournament by defeating LaBrae in the title game. Members of the team are (front, from left) Brooke Manley, Riley Flickenger, Lauryn Barton; (second row) Rylee Hutton, Zoie Reid, Kami Rohm, ...

Check please

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Tom Brittain (right) of Brittain Chevrolet in East Palestine presents a $500 check to Julie Lewis of the East Palestine Youth Sports Association (EPYSA). EPYSA also receives a large supply of youth sports equipment to supplement their youth ball programs at no cost from Brittain Chevrolet. ...

Quakers wild about districts

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STRUTHERS — In tournament play, it doesn’t matter what you did during the regular season. The sixth-seeded Salem Quakers proved that Friday night as they knocked off the third-seeded Struthers Wildcats 64-52 on the Cats’ home court. With the victory, the Quakers improve to 12-12 on ...

Trojans welcome McDonald challenge from McDonald

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LISBON — Sebring forward Jarod Hunter isn’t the Trojans first scoring option, but when his team needed a spark in Friday’s Division IV sectional opener, the senior delivered in a big way. Hunter scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including eight in the third quarter to help ...