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Johnson’s shot lifts Quakers

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SALEM — In the absence of Jon Gerace and his 16 points and eight rebounds per game, everyone in the Salem lineup needed to step up a little bit more in the Quakers’ Division II sectional opener. In was fitting, then, that two role players provided the winning points. Sophomore Josh Young ...

Defense rules the day for the Raiders

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GREENFORD — South Range romped to a 44-29 victory over East Palestine on Tuesday in a Div. III sectional opener. Taymer Graham had 11 points for the Raiders, 22-1. South Range led 23-14 at the half in the defensive affair. Branden Kemp and Jeremy Reynolds had seven points each for the ...

Baker hits 1,000

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CANTON—Columbiana senior Burdette Baker ecliped 1,000 points for his career, but it was not enough to extend the season for the 10th-seeded Clippers, as they fell 53-36 to fourth-seeded Canton Central Catholic in a Division III sectional opener Tuesday. Baker needed eight points coming into ...

Warriors book spot in final

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AUSTINTOWN—When the West Branch girls basketball team scrimmaged Struthers before the season, coach Walt DeShields yanked his starters after a poor first quarter. It’s safe to say that the Warriors squad that took the floor against the Wildcats in Monday’s Division II district semifinal ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Lisbon tickets on sale LISBON — Tickets for the Lisbon girls basketball district semifinal game Wednesday will be on sale at Lisbon High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Wednesday. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets will be $6 at the gate. A ...

BOWLING RESULTS

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Wednesday Ladies Afternoon Delight League at Forest Lanes STANDINGS: Village Showcase 63.5-32.5, Betty Ellen’s Hair Salon 59-37, B & T Trucking 57-39, Joe Ray’s Auto Tech 52.5-43.5, Fire & Ice 46-50. HIGH GAMES/SERIES: Betty Ellen Ray 179/501, Sandy Johnson 183/473, Barb ...

Lisbon recovers to top Range

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LISBON — For every accomplishment and record Lisbon senior Karlee Pezzano earned throughout her four-year career, nothing compared to her flawless play in the last minute of Saturday’s matchup with South Range. When the Blue Devils trailed by four points with 54 seconds remaining, Pezzano ...

Clippers will clash with Blue Devils for third time

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COLUMBIANA—Despite an 18-day gap between the regular season and the start of the tournament, the undefeated Columbiana girls basketball team wasn’t worried about losing its edge. “We had a nice week off, then we came back and practiced really hard,” Columbiana junior Alexis Cross ...

Minerva drops Beaver

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CALCUTTA — The Minerva girls basketball team knows that if it wants to win a district title and more this season, its defense must step up to the plate every night. The Lions lost their leading scorer in Bri Gassman in the last regular-season game. Gassman, averaging 14.8 points per game, ...

Struthers boys claim Div. II district bowling crown

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CANTON — Wellsville junior Charles Click came up short of a state berth in the Division II district bowling tournament Saturday. Click rolled a 480 series to place 49th in the boys field at AMF Hall of Fame Lanes. He had games of 159-155-166. Click, who was sixth overall at the Warren ...

Irish eliminate Rebels

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YOUNGSTOWN — Second-seeded Ursuline dominated Crestview in the first half and never looked back during its 77-45 victory in a Divsion III sectional final on Saturday. The Irish led 55-14 at halftime and outscored the Rebels 31-1 in the second quarter. Tanner Hoffer led the Rebels ...

United powers past Lisbon

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LISBON — United led throughout the second half and shot 8-of-10 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to beat Lisbon, 57-52, in Friday’s regular-season finale at Nace Gymnasium. United improves to 13-9, while Lisbon moves to 14-8. Kaden Smith led the Eagles with 13 points and 10 ...

Klem, Robb swim again

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CANTON — West Branch freshman Jamyson Robb and Crestview junior Rebekah Klem are hoping appearances in the consolation finals at the girls state swimming meet will lead to bigger things next year. Robb placed 11th and Klem 15th in the Division II girls 100-yard breaststroke at Branin ...

Lions send eight to semifinals

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URICHSVILLE — The Beaver Local and Minerva wrestling teams have met twice in the last month. They will go at it again today as they will meet in four semifinals at the Division II sectional tournament at Claymont High School. Minerva has eight wrestlers qualify for the semifinals, while ...

Minerva girls bowl their way to state tourney

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CHILLICOTHE — The East Liverpool boys placed ninth and the Beaver Local boys 10th in Division II district bowling action Friday. Hillsboro and Claymont grabbed the two state spots out of Shawnee Lanes. The Minerva girls won the district title to advance to the state tournament. Complete ...

Quakers leave it all on the floor

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WARREN — Howland girls basketball coach John Diehl has been talking about how well the Tigers have been playing defense for much of the season. The second-seeded Tigers, however, gave him an opportunity to talk a little about their offense, as well, following a 51-37 victory over ...

Easy part over for top-seeded Warriors

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BELOIT—For a West Branch program accustomed to playing deep into the tournament, getting bounced in a sectional final last season was tough for everyone to accept. “Going back to districts was a goal of this team, last year we had a bad taste in our mouth,” West Branch coach Walt ...

Robb, Klem swim their tails off

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CANTON — Crestview junior Rebekah Klem and West Branch freshman Jamyson Robb gave it their all during the Div. II 100-yard breaststroke preliminaries at the state swimming meet on Thursday at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Robb clocked in at 1:06.09 to take 10th to make today’s consolation ...

Blue Devils have a tough task ahead of them

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LISBON—After an admittedly stale closing stretch of the regular season, the Lisbon girls basketball team saw its energy return in time for Wednesday’s Div. III sectional opener. Behind lockdown defense in the second quarter and 23 points from senior guard Karlee Pezzano, the third-seeded ...

Anderson takes sixth at state dive meet

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CANTON — East Palestine senior Faith Anderson closed out her high school career the way she planned. Anderson placed sixth in the Division II girls state diving meet at Branin Natatorium on Wednesday morning. “I couldn’t have been any happier with how it turned out,” she said. “I ...