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Zips fall in title tilt

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute and Maryland held off Akron 1-0 on Sunday night to win its fourth NCAA men’s soccer title. Akron’s Colin Biros kicked Johaness Bergmann in the face pursuing the ball inside the 18-yard box, resulting in ...

Highway to the danger zone

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium’s sound system blasted “Danger Zone.” The Browns have become hazardous to your ...

Quakers win going away

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SALEM—The Salem girls basketball team demolished Alliance 73-17 in Eastern Buckeye Conference action Saturday. The Quakers are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the EBC. Casey Johnson led the way for Salem with 17 points, five rebounds, five steals, and four assists. Echo Mayer-Kutz added 11 ...

Defense lifts Purple Raiders into Stagg Bowl

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ALLIANCE — Mount Union’s defense has scored almost as many points as it has given up. Trevor Cox and Gabe Brown had long interception returns for touchdowns to propel top-ranked Mount Union past 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins (Md.), 28-20, in an NCAA Division III semifinal Saturday. The win ...

Wayt takes Barnesville title

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BARNESVILLE — West Branch’s Christian Wayt emerged as the 120-pound champion at the Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational Saturday. Wayt took down Huntington’s London Bowen with an 8-0 major decision in the championship match. The Warriors took fourth place as a team with 151 points. ...

Bears move to 4-0

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LEETONIA — Leetonia improved to 4-0 on the season by downing Campbell Memorial, 48-29, Saturday. Ari Russell totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds and Taran Ferry had 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead the Bears. Samantha Schneider grabbed 10 rebounds. Leetonia ...

Quakers fall, Warriors win as EBC kicks off

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CANTON — Salem opened the Eastern Buckeye Conference slate with a 50-31 road loss to Canton South on Friday. The Quakers (0-3, 0-1) led by two after the first quarter before the Wildcats got going and did not look back. Niko Walter led the Quakers with 12 points. South won the jayvee ...

Lisbon falls in Sweeney’s return

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EAST PALESTINE—John Bertovich scored 15 points to help lead the East Palestine boys basketball team to a 51-44 win over Lisbon Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action. Dominic Posey added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who improve to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the EOAC. Stephen ...

Quakers firing on all cylinders

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SALEM — The Salem girls basketball team rolled to a 73-46 win over Beaver Local on Thursday in girls basketball action. Echo Mayer-Kutz guided the 4-1 Quakers with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks. Ellie Davidson contributed 10 points, six rebounds, and ...

WRESTLING

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United 60, Western Reserve 12 HANOVERTON—The United wrestling team defeated Western Reserve 60-12 on Monday. Tyler Lippiatt and Bodey Kiko earned pins for United. Hayden Garner and Seth Phillips had pins for Western Reserve. United 60, Western Reserve 12 106: Zach Nastari (U) won by ...

Warriors part ways with Dota

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BELOIT — West Branch has decided to move on from head football coach D.J. Dota. West Branch Local Schools superintendent Timothy Saxton announced Wednesday that he would not make a formal recommendation to retain Dota as head football coach. “It’s unfortunate, it’s not how I hoped ...

Salem has some learning to do

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SALEM — The young Salem Quakers boys basketball team is gaining some experience. Unfortunately, that lack of experience proved costly in a 65-57 loss to the Niles Red Dragon Tuesday night at Cabas Gymnasium. The setback drops the Quakers to 0-2 on the season, while the Red Dragons improve ...

Quad-County Football Coaches Association All-Stars

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FIRST TEAM BEAVER LOCAL: Christian Lerussi, Garrett Givens COLUMBIANA: Eric Hopfenziz, Hunter Zentner, Chase Franken, Joey Bable, Brandt Virden CRESTVIEW: Dominic Perry, Dylan Huff, Stephen Barr, Wyatt Woodring, Andrew Yanssens, Josh Simmons EAST LIVERPOOL: Skylor Wooley, Noah ...

Raiders gang up on Ursuline

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GREENFORD — South Range made a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback to rally past Youngstown Ursuline, 58-54, Tuesday. The Raiders trailed 43-36 after three quarters before Chris Brooks scored 11 points to highlight a 22-11 fourth-quarter run that gave the Raiders the victory. Brooks scored a ...

Quakers pin Malvern

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SALEM — Salem’s wrestling team opened its dual meet campaign by topping Malvern 63-12 on Monday night. Salem 63, Malvern 12 182: Olivia Daniels (M) pin Josiah Haas, 1:19 195: Cooper Gottschling (S) dec.Samuel Foster, 2-1 220: Trentyn Skinner (M) pin Sam Murray, 0:59 285: Matt ...

Russell hits for 26 in Leetonia win

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LEETONIA —Ari Russell had 26 points, 16 rebounds and five assists as Leetonia dismantled Southern Local 43-32 on Monday in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener. For Southern, Riley Felton had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Leetonia won the jayvee game, 32-14. Southern (0-3, 0-1) ...

County hunters take 1,132 deer during gun season

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COLUMBUS — Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period. Columbiana County hunters also saw a ...

Sameness may hurt college playoff

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Alabama? Always. Clemson? Four years running. Oklahoma? Make it three of the last four seasons for the Sooners. Thank goodness for Notre Dame or the College Football Playoff would have been nothing but more of the same. The Fighting Irish are the only CFP first-timers this season, and just ...

4JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS Salem at Canton South 7th Grade: South won 59-38 Monday. Salem: Lance Bailey 13, Ross Davidson 10. United vs. Lisbon 7th Grade: Lisbon won 46-21 Monday. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 24, Austin Dailey 11; United: Courtney 14. 8th Grade: United won 52-27. United: Nastari 15, Rhodes 11; ...

Quakers win EBC opener

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CANTON—The Salem girls basketball team kicked-off Eastern Buckeye Conference play with a 43-36 victory at Canton South Saturday. The Quakers improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. Kyle Jamison led the Salem effort with 15 points and seven rebounds. Jaden ...