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Quakers compete with the best at SPIRE

GENEVA — East Liverpool senior high jumper Cameron Beverly is making up for lost time. After advancing to the state track meet as a sophomore and having his junior outdoor season wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, Beverly captured a state title Friday. Beverly won the Division II-III ...

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West Branch grad helps Mount win WESTERVILLE — Mount Union senior Calista Waters won the 1600-meter relay and freshman Jaliyah Mixon was third in the shot put to pace the Purple Raiders in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday. Mount Union ...

Perry loses to Laurel

BARBERTON — Seventh-ranked Shaker Heights Laurel ran away from 12th-ranked Perry, 54-31, in a Division II regional final Friday at Barberton High School. Laurel (21-4) will play fourth-ranked McArthur Vinton County (25-1) in a state semifinal at 2 p.m. Friday at University of Dayton ...

Chaney too much for Warriors

YOUNGSTOWN—West Branch’s boys basketball team faced a tall task coming into Thursday’s Div. II district semifinal against a Youngstown Chaney team which may have a solid argument as to being the best team in the Youngstown area. Using its size, experience and speed, the Cowboys, a Div. ...

Lakers end Range’s season

ANDOVER— The ninth-seeded South Range Raiders boys basketball team came very close to the Div. III district final, but ultimately fell to Pymatuning Valley 41-40 on Wednesday. The Raiders scored 13 first quarter points, but could not get to double digits in any other quarter. Range ...

Area wrestlers prepare for districts

PERRY — Salem and West Branch will battle it out for Div. II state wrestling berths on Friday and Saturday at Perry High School in Lake County. Salem has three district berths while West Branch had seven. The first session featuring the first two championship rounds and first ...

Range not afraid of Heights

CUYAHOGA FALLS — South Range star Izzy Lamparty had an 18th birthday to remember as she put up 26 points and led the Raiders past a tough Warrensville Heights team 51-44 on Tuesday in a Div. III regional semifinal at Cuyahoga Falls High School. The Raiders will either face Garrettsville ...

Salem grads have sons on Boston team

BOSTON — A pair of Salem High School graduates who grew up as neighbors have sons playing on the same junior hockey team in Boston. Lance Miller, class of 1990, and Carrie Juliano, class of 1989, met at ages 4 and 5 as neighbors and friends in Salem. Mller went on to move to Columbus and ...

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Perry pounds Poland BARBERTON — Perry’s girls basketball team pulled away from Poland in a 43-23 win on Tuesday in a Div. II regional semifinal at Barberton High School. Poland was in the regional for the second time in three years. The Bulldogs reached regional final in 2019. Perry ...

Rhodes heads to Youngstown State

Salem High School senior Lane Rhodes will continue his baseball and academic careers at Youngstown State University in the fall. Seated are grandmother Toby Maenz, Lane Rhodes, mother Krista Rhodes; (back) father Chad Rhodes, Salem head baseball coach Mike DeBarr and brother Carson Rhodes. ...

Christopher goes the distance for YSU

FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Youngstown sophomore thrower Dominic Perry and freshman distance runner Hunter Christopher each placed in two events to help the YSU men’s track team to a sixth straight Horizon League title. The Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship was held Friday ...

Fans will return for Pens, Pirates

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Fans will soon return to pro sports venues whose stands have been empty for a year or more as Pennsylvania on Monday eased restrictions on large gatherings to reflect a sustained slide in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The state also is lifting ...

Hendrick winning with rare outside hire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports believes in developing talent within. Take a job in the parts department or sweep floors in the chassis shop, every entry point within the company offers opportunity to advance. Especially crew chiefs. The Hendrick system makes it a priority to ...

Desperation heave sinks Salem

PERRY— Salem’s girls basketball team could see a district championship in its immediate future with 4.4 seconds left and a two-point lead in Saturday’s Div. II district final against top-seed Perry. However, in a flash, defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. A miracle, ...

Raiders have more goals in front of them

GREENFORD – Brookfield’s scrappy play made things interesting but in the end South Range’s experience on the big stage handed the Raiders their second consecutive Div. III district girls basketball championship with a 41-30 victory on Saturday. The end result was something the Raiders ...

Quakers gain two titles

BELOIT — It took a while but the grueling Div. II sectional at West Branch managed to complete a long day on Saturday. The tournament featured a split-session format and didn’t wrap up until after 9 p.m. due to those rules. West Branch produced three champions in Alex Courtney (120), ...

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Western Reserve crowned BERLIN CENTER — Dani Vuletich had 24 points and nine rebounds as Western Reserve down the East Canton Wizards 50-26 on Saturday in a Div. IV district final. Olivia Pater added 12 points for the Blue Devils. Western Reserve will meet rival and overall top seed ...

Pirates snatch district away from Quakers

PERRY— Salem’s girls basketball team could see a district championship in their immediate future with 4.4 seconds left in Saturday’s Div. II district final against top-seed Perry. However, in a flash, defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. A miracle, banked-in 35-footer from ...

End of the line for Quakers

SALEM — Salem fell behind by 17 points in the first half, made a great comeback to pull within eight in the fourth quarter but Louisville countered the rally to post a 75-61 win over the Quakers in a Div. II sectional boys’ basketball title game in John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday ...

South Range has a date with Py Valley in district semifinal

GARRETTSVILLE — With a comfortable 31-18 lead at halftime, it appeared South Range was going to cruise to an easy sectional bracket final win over Garfield. That lead didn’t last however, as the G-Men continued to eat away at South Range’s advantage, but the Raiders responded just in time ...