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Rebels raise profile in Salem tourney

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SALEM — The state-ranked Crestview volleyball team has rolled through a good portion of its schedule unchallenged, and Thursday’s Division III sectional final at Cabas Gymnasium was no exception. Playing with purpose and intensity, the top-seeded Rebels wasted no time in disposing of ...

Northwest puts an end to West Branch’s season

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BELOIT—The season came to an end for the West Branch volleyball team Thursday with a 25-15, 25-23, 25-27, 25-21 loss to Canal Fulton Northwest in a Div. II sectional final at West Branch High School. The fourth-seeded Warriors finish the season 17-7. Fifth-seeded Northwest advances to take ...

WEEK SEVEN FORECAST

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Minerva at Salem 7 p.m., Friday Salem’s hopes for a possible Eastern Buckeye Conference title are pretty much dashed after back-to-back losses to Alliance and Marlington. The Quakers (5-2, 2-2) now must win out and hope their struggling non-league opponents turn it on to earn a chance at ...

Quakers roll into sectional final

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BELOIT—The Salem volleyball team got its postseason run off to a good start by rolling over 14th-seeded Youngstown Chaney 25-3, 25-11, 25-5 in a Div. II sectional opener Wednesday at West Branch High School. The third-seeded Quakers improve to 18-5 overall and advance to take on ...

Warriors blank Cardinals

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BELOIT — Alexis Biery and Maci McLean scored as West Branch’s girls soccer team bested Cardinal Mooney 2-0 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional final. West Branch is 13-3-1 and will play the winner of today’s Hubbard and Lakeview match on Monday. If Lakeview wins they will host. It ...

Bears give their best effort

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COLUMBIANA — Leetonia’s starting lineup in Tuesday’s Div. III sectional opener against Columbiana in the boys soccer tournament featured nine girls. The plan for the Bears before the season started was to have an all-girls team, but there were four boys in the school district who ...

Season over for Quakers

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ROOTSTOWN — Salem’s boys soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 4-2 loss to Rootstown on Tuesday in a Div. II sectional contest. Salem ends its season 4-13. Jacob McLachlan had a an assist and goal for the Quakers. Miguel Lorenzo added a goal. Max Kemats had 10 saves. ...

Blue Devils move on

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COLUMBIANA—Western Reserve polished off Sebring 25-13, 25-8, 25-14 in a Div. IV sectional opener Tuesday at Columbiana High School. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils advance to take on fourth-seeded Springfield in a sectional final at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Columbiana High School. For Western ...

COMPUTER RANKINGS

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COLUMBUS — The top eight schools from each region in the final OHSAA football computer ratings Nov. 3 will qualify for the playoffs: DIVISION III Region 9 — 1. New Philadelphia (7-0) 19.1357, 2. Streetsboro (7-0) 17.7143, 3. Aurora (7-0) 17.2357, 4. Steubenville (5-2) 14.9912, 5. Chagrin ...

COMPUTER RANKINGS

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COLUMBUS — The top eight schools from each region in the final OHSAA football computer ratings Nov. 3 will qualify for the playoffs: DIVISION III Region 9 — 1. New Philadelphia (7-0) 19.1357, 2. Streetsboro (7-0) 17.7143, 3. Aurora (7-0) 17.2357, 4. Steubenville (5-2) 14.9912, 5. Chagrin ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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VOLLEYBALL Eastern Buckeye Conference 7th Grade Tournament Semifinals: West Branch def. Carrollton 25-3, 25-18 on Wednesday. West Branch: Carter Shepherd 19 points, 10 aces; Addie Craven 9 points, 6 aces; Abbie Mellott 3 kills. Next: Championship, West Branch vs. Marlington at Marlington, ...

Perry’s goal lifts Quakers past Girard

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SALEM — Salem’s girls soccer team came up big in the clutch on Monday in a Div. II sectional soccer opener against Girard at Sebo Stadium. The Quakers broke the deadlock in the third minute of overtime off a goal from sophomore Abby Perry to give her team a 1-0 win at Sebo Stadium in ...

West Branch moves on in Div. II tournament

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BELOIT — West Branch defeated Ravenna 25-8, 25-13, 25-12 on Monday in the Div. II sectional opener at West Branch High School. Elise Wallace had 17 points, 24 assists and four aces for the Warriors. Sydney Mercer had nine kills. Sammie Tuel had five kills. Jessica Bock had five blocks. ...

Beaver Local hires Miller

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CALCUTTA — New Beaver Local boys basketball head coach Nick Miller led the Beavers in assists three seasons during his playing career. “I’m hoping to install those type of unselfish traits in these guys,” he said. Miller was unanimously selected as the new head coach at the ...

Quaker boys capture third straight EBC title

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ALLIANCE — Minerva’s girls and Salem’s boys came away with titles on Saturday at the Eastern Buckeye Conference Cross Country Meet at Marlington High School. Salem’s boys had three top 10 finishers to lead the charge. Hunter Christopher was second (16:29), Cameron Christopher sixth ...

Andersen grabs top-10

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COLUMBUS — Columbiana junior Tyler Andersen stayed consistent on Saturday during the final round of the Div. III boys state golf tournament at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. Andersen repeated his opening round score of 6-over-par 78 to finish tied for ninth with a total of 156. ...

Raiders, Marhefka triumph at Sim Earich

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CORTLAND — South Range’s boys and Western Reserve Academy’s girls broke East Palestine’s hold on the Div. III Sim Earich Cross Country Invitational crowns on Saturday at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The Raiders had four top 10 finishers to capture 41 points en route to the win. ...

PREP SOCCER

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West Branch 4, Beaver Local 0 BELOIT — West Branch scored four second half goals to down Beaver Local 4-0 on Saturday in girls soccer action. Emma Egli had two goals for the Warriors. Lexi Biery and Bri Blevins added one each. Haley Jones, Addy Jones, Makenna Lins and Egli each had ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL

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Crestview 3, Ursuline 0 COLUMBIANA —Crestview’s volleyball tuned up for the upcoming tournament by topping Ursuline 25-12, 25-9, 25-8 on Saturday. The Rebels complete the regular season at 21-1. For the winners, Tess Neville had 11 kills and nine points. Shelby Rambo had seven kills ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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VOLLEYBALL Eastern Buckeye Conference Tournament 7th Grade: West Branch def. Alliance 25-9, 25-11 on Saturday. West Branch: Carter Shepard 17 points, 4 aces; Ragan Greeneisen 10 points, 4 aces; Addison Craven 6 kils. 8th Grade: West Branch beat Salem 25-15, 24-26, 25-8. West Branch: Bryan ...