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Another record effort nets Robb state title

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CANTON — Talk about making a big splash. West Branch swimming star Jamyson Robb swam into Warrior and state swimming history during the finals of the Division II state meet held at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium Friday evening. Robb became the first swimmer in West Branch history to ...

Montgomery notches 600th

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HUBBARD — West Branch coach Randy Montgomery eclipsed another career milestone on Friday night as the Warriors downed Hubbard 55-46 to close the regular season. Montgomery, a veteran of 34 coaching campaigns, reached the 600-win mark in the victory. His career mark is 600-205. The Warriors ...

Sweeney tops Lisbon scoring list

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LISBON—Lisbon guard Justin Sweeney has made the most of a senior season he thought might never happen. Nearly six months after tearing his ACL during football season Sweeney took his place as Lisbon’s all-time leading scorer with a 33-point effort in Friday’s regular season finale in a ...

Quakers enter postseason with momentum

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HANOVERTON – As teams are wrapping up their regular season slate, they look for a contest that either tests them for tournament play or renews old rivalries. On Friday night the Salem Quakers gathered momentum for tournament play while also claiming bragging rights over the United Eagles in a ...

Robb one step away from title

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CANTON — West Branch junior Jamyson Robb will be swimming for a state title tonight. Robb set the Division II state record in the girls 100-yard breaststroke in posting the top time in Thursday’s preliminaries at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Her time of 1 minute, 2.21 seconds leads the field ...

Warriors move on

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BELOIT — The West Branch girls basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Howland 49-44 in a Div. II sectional final Thursday at West Branch High School. The fourth-seeded Warriors (17-6) advance to take on top-seeded Poland in a Div. II district semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

Blue Devils score rematch with Bluejays

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LISBON — Lisbon’s girls basketball team put the pressure on Wellsville in its 62-25 Div. IV sectional opener win on Wednesday. Izzy Perez led the attack with 18 points, six assists and six steals. Chloe Smith added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals. Perez has 355 ...

Postseason funk still with Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE—The East Palestine girls basketball program has made great strides this season, but the Bulldogs’ quest to win their first tournament game in over a decade will have to wait at least another year. In an intense defensive struggle, the seventh-seeded Bulldogs couldn’t ...

West Branch’s Robb aims for state title

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BELOIT — West Branch junior swimmer Jamyson Robb dreams of standing on top of the podium with the gold medal around her neck. “I think about it every night,” she said. “I got third last year, but I knew I could have done better.” Robb will get her chance this week as she enters ...

Quakers keep Bulldogs at bay

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SALEM — It was Senior Night at Salem Tuesday evening and six Quaker seniors were determined to walk out of John A. Cabas Gymnasium for the last time with a win. Stamp it mission accomplished. The Quakers built up as much as a 15-point first-half lead and held off a spirited East Palestine ...

West Branch captures 15th win as Leone hits for 20 points

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BELOIT — West Branch held off Columbiana for a 56-52 win on senior night Tuesday. Reese Leone led the Warriors with 20 points and Nick Everett added 15. West Branch improves to 15-6, while Columbiana finished the regular season at 12-10. Erik Hopfenziz topped the Clippers with 24 points ...

Vuletich breaks record

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NORTH JACKSON — Sophomore Dani Vuletich set the single-season Western Reserve scoring record as the Blue Devils dumped Jackson-Milton 42-41 on Monday in a regular season game. Vuletich had 24 points in the contest and now has 449 points on the season. The old record was held by Aleah ...

Beaver Local pushes past Cambridge in D2 opener

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LISBON — In the darkness and unsteady waters which can happen at crunch time of a game, Beaver Local’s Madison Ours stepped up to shine like a beacon off the bay. Trailing upset-minded Cambridge 44-42 in a frantic closing minute, Ours drilled a deep three-pointer from the left corner with ...

Vuletich breaks record

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NORTH JACKSON — Sophomore Dani Vuletich set the single-season Western Reserve scoring record as the Blue Devils dumped Jackson-Milton 42-41 on Monday in a regular season game. Vuletich had 24 points in the contest and now has 449 points on the season. The old record was held by Aleah ...

BOYS POLL

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Associated Press boys state basketball poll The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, won-loss record, and total points: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (17) 20-0 185 2, Pickerington Cent. (1) 21-1 131 3, Sylvania ...

Trimmer enjoys day to remember

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From Staff Reports YOUNGSTOWN—Youngstown State guard Melinda Trimmer had a Senior Day she’ll never forget Sunday. Trimmer, a 2015 West Branch graduate, scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists in her final regular season game at the Beeghly Center as the ...

Indian uprising in EOAC ranks

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SALINEVILLE — Southern Local was king of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday at Southern Local High School. The Indians produced four individual champions to earn the conference title over second-place Wellsville. Chance Wooley (120), Dylan Milhoan ...

Minerva masters Central

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MINERVA — Minerva raced out of the gate with an 18-0 lead during a 57-23 win over Canton Central Catholic on Saturday afternoon. The Lions finished off a 16-6 regular season. Hannah Wayts scored a game-high 13 points and Addie Rhodes 11 points for the Lions. Shelby Wheeler and Nelle ...

SWIMMING

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The top two individuals and relays in each event along with 16 at-large qualifiers based on time advance to the state swimming meet at Branin Natatorium in Canton on Feb. 21-22: Friday DIVISION II Northeast District at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, Cleveland State ...

Stiffing your caddie is not a good idea

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Matt Kuchar could have avoided a lot of damage by keeping his wallet open and his mouth closed. Like many of golf’s entitled multimillionaires, though, he simply didn’t have a clue. Not when he paid his temporary caddie $5,000 while picking up the winner’s check of $1.296 million a ...