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Quakers get first win of season

SALEM — Salem, the defending boys’ basketball tri-champion of the Eastern Buckeye Conference, opened its EBC season in impressive fashion Friday night, combining a swarming defensive performance with a balanced scoring attack to post a 46-34 league win over Minerva before a spirited ...

United makes a statement

HANOVERTON — United turned in a 58-52 win over Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference favorites Wellsville on Friday. Parker Berdine led the winners with 15 points, nine of which were scored in the first quarter. Steffen Jarrett was tough on the boards with 14 points. United led by as much as ...

Irish come up one short of title

CANTON — Youngstown Ursuline always expected to be here. Even amidst all the trials and tribulations of the past few seasons, including injuries and COVID-19, the Fighting Irish felt they were good enough — knew they were good enough to play for a state championship. They just expected ...

AROUND THE HORN

Rebels split with Campbell SALEM — Crestview’s bowling teams split matches with Campbell on Friday at Hunt Club Lanes. The Rebel boys were 1,919-1,567 winners. Sam Campbell had a 362 series with a 211 high game. The Red Devil girls were 1,403-1,204 winners. Jessie Rose had a 217 ...

Notre Dame promotes Freeman

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame promoted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday to replace Brian Kelly. Freeman, 35, takes over less than a week after Kelly’s surprising and abrupt departure for LSU with the Irish still in contention for ...