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Salem suffers setback

SALEM — Salem’s softball team didn’t have an answer for Struthers’ Nikki Pezzone as the Wildcat struck out 15 to blank the Quakers 4-0 on Friday. Kylie Skinner, Rylie Troy and Lauryn Barton had the Quaker hits. Savannah Schaff had nine strikeouts for the Quakers, 3-7. ST: ...

Spring game returns

COLUMBUS — Ohio State concludes its spring football practice today with its annual spring game, or more accurately a practice with some elements of a football game in it, at Ohio Stadium with fans and the media allowed to watch. Here are five things to look for in the spring game if you ...

Drivers stay mostly silent about vaccine choice

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn’t decided yet whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19 while Austin Dillion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott say it’s a personal choice and no one else’s business, ...

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West Branch takes down Lordstown LORDSTOWN — West Branch’s first doubles team of Jeff Legros and Seth Ayers rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the second game for a straight set win to give the Warriors a 5-0 victory over Lordstown on Friday. The Warriors are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the North ...

Salem opens up 5-1 lead over South Range

GREENFORD — Salem scored in each of the first five innings to take a 5-1 lead over South Range before the game was suspended in the bottom of the fifth Thursday. The teams will play in Salem next Saturday so they plan to finish the game then. SA: 1-1-1-1-1—5-8-1 SR: ...

Moving back the mound

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball wants to see if moving back the pitcher’s mound will increase offense. MLB will experiment with a 12-inch greater distance between the mound and home plate during a portion of the Atlantic League season in an effort to decrease strikeouts and increase ...

Indians put up a fight

CHICAGO — Slumping Jose Ramirez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from being no-hit, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday. After Carlos Rodon just missed a perfect game in pitching a no-hitter Wednesday ...

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New contract for Tribe coach SALINEVILLE — Southern Local boys basketball coach Gerard Grimm was granted a three-year coaching contract by the board of education late Tuesday. The board returned from executive session and voted 4-1, with Rodney Edmiston voting against the measure. ...

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Wilson: MAC Golfer of Week KENT — Kent State junior golfer and Columbiana High School graduate Jared Wilson is the Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week. Wilson led the Golden Flashes to victory at the 16-team Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday. He finished second out of 80 golfers ...

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

At United Thursday BOYS RESULTS United 94, Heartland 35, Howland 34 3200 RELAY: United 9:36, Howland. 110 HURDLES: Baker (U) 17.9, Hazelhurst (HO). 100 DASH: Barrett (HC) 12.4, Scott (U). 800 RELAY: United 1:43.3, Howland. 1600 RUN: Gitriglia (HC) 4:59.4, Hardcastle (U). 400 ...

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

At Columbiana Wednesday BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: Columbiana 108, Southern 69, Boardman St. Charles 38, East Palestine and Lisbon 37. 110 HURDLES: William Bucci (C) 20.5; 100 DASH: Richie Sloan (S) 12.0; 1600 RUN: Logan Schmutz (SC) 5:41.8; 400 RELAY: Columbiana 50.6; 400 DASH: Liam ...

Salem holds off Irish

STRUTHERS — By the time the fifth inning rolled around on Wednesday, the Salem baseball team was cruising with a nine-run lead over Ursuline at Cene Park. The tide turned in the final two innings and the Quakers had to hold on for dear life in a 12-11 victory. Ursuline produced a ...

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

At United Wednesday BOYS RESULTS United 89, Wellsville 45, Heartland 35, Leetonia 26 110 HURDLES: Pitts (U) 20.1; 100 DASH: Milburn (U) 12.3; 1600 RUN: Hawkins (U) 5:50.9; 400 RELAY: Wellsville 54.9; 400 DASH: Mercer (U) 60.0; 800 RELAY: Not contested; 200 HURDLES: Figley (U) 30.5; 800 ...

PREP TENNIS

East Liverpool 3, United 2 SALEM — The East Liverpool tennis team improved to 4-3 with a 3-2 win over United at Centennial Park on Wednesday. The Potters will host East Palestine on Friday. FIRST SINGLES: Cole Dailey (EL) def. Keaton Widlicka, 6-0, 6-0. SECOND SINGLES: Kade Blake (U) ...

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New contract for Tribe coach SALINEVILLE — Southern Local boys basketball coach Gerard Grimm was granted a three-year coaching contract by the board of education late Tuesday. The board returned from executive session and voted 4-1, with Rodney Edmiston voting against the measure. ...

Youngstown State has had enough

YOUNGSTOWN —Youngstown State University’s final football game of the spring season against North Dakota was canceled on Wednesday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced the cancelation and said that Youngstown State informed the league it could not play the game on Saturday. ...

Clippers lead EOAC

SALINEVILLE — Columbiana freshman Alex Eusebio tossed a one-hitter as Columbiana blanked Southern Local, 4-0, in a battle of Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference unbeatens Tuesday. The Clippers got an unearned run in the second inning and that’s all Eusebio needed as he allowed only a double ...

Salem suffers defeat

SALEM — Salem’s softball team let a one-run lead get away in the fifth as the Quakers fell to Carrollton 6-3 on Tuesday. Chase Toy had two hits and an RBI for Salem. Rylie Troy and Dorothy Moore had doubles for the Quakers, 2-6. CA: 0-2-0-0-2-2-0—6-9-2 SA: ...

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West Branch extends unbeaten mark BELOIT — West Branch’s boys tennis team ran its record to 7-0 with a 5-0 win over United on Tuesday. West Branch hosts Alliance today. United is 2-2. FIRST SINGLES: J.D. Brain (WB) def. Keaton Widlicka, 6-0, 6-4 SECOND SINGLES: Justin Cederbloom ...

Browns press forward with possible Clowney signing

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. Continuing a pursuit that began with a contract offer Clowney turned down last year, Cleveland remains interested in signing the free agent defensive end, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated ...