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Salem raids South Range

GREENFORD — Salem defeated South Range in a tightly-contested game, 53-46, Saturday. The Quakers improve to 8-4, while the Raiders drop to 5-8. For Salem, Drew Weir had a game-high 17 points, Brock Young 11, and Jon Null 10. For South Range, Mike Patrone had 15 points. South Range ...

Quakers rally past state-ranked Marlington

SALEM — The Salem girls were raring after a two-week quarantine. The Quakers rallied past state-ranked Marlington, 45-37, Saturday to take sole possession of the Eastern Buckeye Conference lead. Salem improves to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the EBC. Marlington, ranked third in the Division II ...

AROUND THE HORN

Anderson, Mackall swim to wins SALEM — West Branch senior Jordan Anderson and sophomore Luke Mackall won events during Friday’s swim meet hosted by Piranha Aquatics at the Salem Community Center. Anderson took first place in the girls 50-yard freestyle, while Mackall won the boys ...

Chiefs are early favorites

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — For Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform. And for his new team, the Buccaneers, a first-of-its-kind home game, but without the usual home-field advantage. To put a bow on this make-it-up-as-we-go NFL season — a campaign ...

Chiefs nearing repeat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their third Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo’s secondary ...

Road warriors: Buccaneers going home

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl. At home, too. The man with six NFL titles will become the first quarterback to play a Super Bowl on his team’s home field. He owes the Tampa Bay defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers ...

Taillon is latest Buc traded

NEW YORK — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and ...

Leetonia gains traction

LEETONIA — The Leetonia Bears were looking to regain some momentum. After dropping four games in a row, then winning three straight, they dropped a contest to Wellsville Wednesday night. The team rebounded nicely with a dominating 48-25 victory over league foe East Palestine Friday ...

Lisbon suffers first loss in EOAC at the hands of Valley

YOUNGSTOWN — Lisbon suffered its first Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference loss of the season as Valley Christian rolled to a 73-42 win on Friday. Lisbon falls to 9-3 and 6-1. Valley is 5-2 and 4-1. Southern, on pause because of COVID-19, has no losses in the league. Blayne Brownfield led ...

BOWLING

Beavers sweep Crestview SALEM — Beaver Local’s bowling teams swept Crestview on Friday at Hunt Club Lanes. Beaver Local’s boys were 2,238-2,103 winners. Aiden Pilarcik led the winners with a 392 series. Jacob Hoppel had a high game of 202. For Crestview, A.J. Robb had a high game of ...

Some stars stay

COLUMBUS— Ohio State stars leaving early for the NFL happens every winter, but the bigger news this time might be about who decided to stay. After the expected announcements by quarterback Justin Fields, cornerback Shaun Wade and other early departures trickled out via social media after ...

Packers, Bills look ready for a super effort

Not to brag — well, yes, to BRAG — Pro Picks was perfect straight up last weekend, selecting all four winners in the NFL’s divisional round. The problem with conference championship weekend is simple: We are torn. Any of the four not only can get to the Super Bowl, but win it. Some ...

Kelly Hutton links up with Youngstown State

Salem senior Kelly Hutton signs a letter of intent to continue her academic and golf careers at Youngstown State University, an NCAA Division I program. She will join the Penguins this fall as a preferred walk-on. On hand for the signing were (front, from left) father Rob Hutton, Kelly ...

Raiders keep winning in Northeast 8

NILES — Nothing can slow down the South Range girls. The Raiders, missing three starters from the lineup, jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead and beat Niles, 50-21, Thursday. South Range improves to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in the Northeast 8. The Raiders led 28-8 at halftime and 44-12 ...

Berger will attend Bethany

Crestview senior Keith Berger signs a letter of intent to continue his baseball and academic careers at Bethany College, an NCAA Division III program in West Virginia, in the fall. On hand for the signing were (front, from left) father Keith Berger, Keith Berger, mother Becky Berger; (back, ...

AROUND THE HORN

Eagles roll to fifth straight United’s boys and girls bowling teams swept Marlington on Thursday to run their winning streaks to five each. The Eagle girls won 1,920-1,677. Dorothy Herold had a 181 high game and 342 series, followed by Sara Syppko with a 165 game. United’s boys were ...

Trojans embrace eSports

SEBRING — Sebring’s eSports team recently capped a successful first season and is looking for more. The video game competition squad consisting of 12 students went 5-1 in playing both Fortnite and Rocket League in fall competition. The district’s Fortnite team advanced to the playoffs ...

COVID disrupts schedule

The Southern Local boys and East Palestine girls basketball teams have had someone test positive for COVID-19, forcing at least four area teams into quarantine. The East Palestine girls entertained Lisbon on Saturday, while the Southern boys hosted Heartland Christian on Tuesday. The Sebring ...

Leetonia comes close against Tigers

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville scored the last seven points to put away Leetonia, 43-34, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Thursday. Jaxon Brewer hit a conventional three-pointer and Eddie Stock made a layup to close out the game. Five Wellsville sophomores accounted for 34 points, led by ...