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Robb repeats as state champion

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CANTON — West Branch senior swimming standout Jamyson Robb was hoping to make quite a splash in Friday night’s finals of the state swimming meet before a packed house at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Stamp it mission accomplished — in bold green letters. Robb capped off a phenomenal high ...

Quakers top Eagles

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SALEM—The Salem boys basketball team dispatched United 56-38 in its regular season finale Friday at Cabas Gymnasium. Salem finishes the regular season at 6-16. United finishes at 3-19. Kaleb Caldwell and Drew Weir led the Quakers with 14 points apiece. Dillon Monroy added 10 points. Nate ...

Branch edges Aquinas

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LOUISVILLE — West Branch posted its 18th win of the season by downing Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas, 45-42, Friday night. The Warriors end the regular season at 18-4, while the Knights drop to 10-12. Sophomore Jaxon Hendershott led the charge with 16 points. Cohen Lamp added 10 points and ...

Quakers get one more crack at Branch

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SALEM—In an up-and-down season that has seen plenty of close finishes, it was only fitting that Salem’s Div. II sectional opener was a roller-coaster that came right down to the final seconds. With their season on the line, the fourth-seeded Quakers made all the plays they needed to stave ...

Robb sets mark in breaststroke, Klem is 15th

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CANTON —West Branch senior Jamyson Robb swims her best when it means the most. Robb broke her own Division II state record in the 100-yard breaststroke in posting the top time in Thursday’s state preliminaries at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Her time of 1 minute, 1.27 seconds bettered her ...

Fives across the board

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BELOIT — West Branch connected on 11 three-pointers, but only needed a couple Thursday. The top-seeded Warriors routed ninth-seeded Ravenna, 55-5, in a Division II sectional final. West Branch led 37-2 at halftime and 51-2 after three quarters. Peyton Alazaus had a game-high 24 points, ...

Drive to repeat instilled in Robb

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BELOIT — Winning a state swimming title last year has given West Branch senior Jamyson Robb confidence to do it again. “Last year was unexpected,” she said. “I didn’t really realize how much potential I had.” Now she does and the desire to repeat this week has fueled her to work ...

Klem glad to be back at state

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COLUMBIANA—Crestview junior Rachel Klem missed a trip to the state swimming meet by the slimmest of margins last season. She worked all year to ensure that it didn’t happen again. “I fell about 0.1 seconds short last year,” Klem said. “It’s something that’s really driven me. I ...

Brooks gets to 1,000

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GREENFORD — Chris Brooks had 22 points and crossed 1,000 for his career as South Range cruised to a 63-47 win over Niles in regular season boys action on Wednesday. He’s the second Raider to reach the mark joining Chris Hatch. Brooks also became the school’s career leading rebounder ...

Golden Eagles soar over Tigers

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HANOVERTON — United jumped out to a 24-9 halftime lead on the way to a 41-29 win over Springfield in a Division III sectional opener Wednesday. Eighth-seeded United improves to 14-9 and will play at top-seeded Liberty at 1 p.m. Saturday. Bailey Boosz scored 14 of her game-high 16 points ...

Quakers conquer East Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE — Salem jumped out to an 18-4 lead after the first period and never looked back in a 69-47 independent boys basketball triumph at East Palestine Tuesday night. “We came out confident and moved the ball and did a lot of things that we talked about,” said Salem coach Jeff ...

West Branch goes down to the wire with Clips

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COLUMBIANA — West Branch held Columbiana scoreless in the final 90 seconds to pull out a 45-39 win Tuesday night. The Warriors improve to 17-4 and have 49 wins over the last three seasons. The Clippers finish the regular season at 18-4. Reese Leone and Nick Everett each scored 12 points ...

Ringing in the new season

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Lisbon High School graduate and University of Akron freshman pitcher Logan Bell made his collegiate debut for the Zips on Sunday throwing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in the first game of Sunday’s season-opening doubleheader with Oakland. Bell allowed one hit while striking out four ...

Lindor would like to stay

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GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — For now, Francisco Lindor isn’t going anywhere. And, if he had his way, he’d never leave Cleveland. “My approach this year is winning here,’’ the four-time All-Star shortstop said Monday following the Indians’ first full-squad workout of training camp. ...

Spartans ranked 7th in final poll

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COLUMBUS — Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties were left with just one team appearing in the Associated Press boys state basketball poll when the smoke cleared. Boardman (19-1) was slotted seventh in Div. I in the final poll released on Monday. The only representative of an ...

Quakers off and running in postseason

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SALEM—The Salem girls basketball team got its tournament run off to a flying start with a 64-32 victory over 13th-seeded Youngstown Chaney in a Div. II sectional opener Saturday at Cabas Gymnasium. The fourth-seeded Quakers advance to host fifth-seeded Cardinal Mooney in a sectional final ...

Raiders bow out in quarterfinals

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COLUMBUS—It was a brief appearance for the South Range wrestling team at the Div. III state dual tournament, as the sixth-seeded Raiders were bounced in the quarterfinals by third-seeded Versailles 40-20 Sunday at St. John Arena on the campus of Ohio State University. Gavin Pahdnish (113 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL

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Ursuline 59, South Range 44 GREENFORD—The South Range boys basketball team fell to Ursuline 59-44 on Saturday. Chris Brooks scored 21 points for the Raiders. Dante DiGaetano added 12 points. South Range hosts Cardinal Mooney Tuesday. URSULINE: 15-18-10-16—59 SOUTH RANGE: ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL EOAC 8TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP Lisbon vs. Columbiana Lisbon won 35-29 on Saturday. Lisbon (16-1): Trevor Siefke 14 points, Hunter Daily 11 points. Columbiana: Crawford 10 points. EBC 7TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP West Branch vs. Minerva West Branch won 55-45 Saturday at Salem ...

BOYS BASKETBALL

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GREENFORD—The South Range boys basketball team fell to Ursuline 59-44 on Saturday. Chris Brooks scored 21 points for the Raiders. Dante DiGaetano added 12 points. South Range hosts Cardinal Mooney Tuesday. URSULINE: 15-18-10-16—59 SOUTH RANGE: 14-5-14-11—44 URSULINE ...