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Sherry, Bulldogs gang up on Blue Devils

EAST PALESTINE—East Palestine’s Parker Sherry had 372 yards and four touchdowns through the air and had 86 yards rushing with a touchdown as East Palestine handled Lisbon 62-8 on Friday. East Palestine moves to 5-4 and 4-2 in the league. Lisbon falls to 3-6, 1-5. Dominic Posey had ...

Crestview is up the Creek

WINTERSVILLE — The game technically might not have been a playoff game, but it might as well have been one. The Indian Creek and Crestview football teams entered their Week 9 matchup fighting for spots in the playoffs. The Redskins got off to a fast start against the Rebels, and Indian ...

Waterbeck’s return helps Leetonia break skid

WELLSVILLE — Alex Waterbeck’s 86-yard kickoff return at the start of the second half and Leetonia’s goal-line stand at the end of it gave Leetonia a 10-7 win over Wellsville Friday for their first Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference victory. It also snaps a 36-game league losing streak for ...

Eagles in a three-way tie

HANOVERTON — Ethan Antram made the most of his senior night, scoring five of United’s eight touchdowns in the Eagles 54-19 victory over Toronto on Friday night. He also snagged two interceptions, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown. The interception return came on the very first pass ...

Warriors come up short of EBC, playoffs

ALLIANCE — West Branch found itself in a three-touchdown fourth-quarter hole but clawed back to make things interesting at the end in 28-20 Eastern Buckeye Conference loss at league-leading Marlington Friday night. “The kids really fought and battled,” said West Branch head coach D.J. ...

Quakers roll into district

SALEM—The top-seeded Salem volleyball team steamrolled ninth-seeded East Palestine 25-9, 25-4, 25-17 in a Div. III sectional final Thursday at Salem High School. For the Quakers, Caitlyn Marx had eight blocks and 11 kills. Echo Mayer-Kutz added 14 kills, and Mackenzie Jeric had seven kills ...

PREP FOOTBALL FORECAST

Friday, October 19 Akron Kenmore-Garfield at Salem, 7 p.m. The good news for Salem (4-4) last week was that it got its first Eastern Buckeye Conference win. But the Quakers only hover slightly about Minerva in those standings and are out of the running for the league and playoffs. The ...

Salem springs upset

CORTLAND — Salem’s girls soccer team scored a 2-1 overtime upset of second-seeded Lakeview on Thursday in a Div. II sectional soccer final. Lydia McKee’s goal off an assist from Paige Bailey ended the contest in the overtime period. Salem (13-4-1) will travel to third-seeded Howland ...

Lisbon, Columbiana bow out

COLUMBIANA—The top-seeded Wellsville volleyball team rolled to another tournament victory Thursday with a 25-6, 25-13, 25-10 sweep over eighth-seeded Columbiana at Columbiana High School. The Tigers, who are ranked 12th in Div. IV, improve to 22-1 and will take on fifth-seeded St. Thomas ...

Warriors roll over Hubbard

BELOIT — West Branch’s girls soccer team kept it rolling with a 4-0 win over Hubbard on Thursday in a Div. II sectional contest. West Branch is 15-0-2 and will host Poland in the district semifinal at 7 p.m. on Monday. Elizabeth Ostadali had two goals for the winners, while Addy Jones ...

Season over for Clippers

LORDSTOWN — Senior captain Cadence Lickwar netted a hat trick in the first half to lead the Lordstown Red Devils over Columbiana, 4-1, in a girls soccer Division III sectional bracket final on Thursday. The cold temperature didn’t bother No. 1 seed Lordstown (14-1-2) as it advanced to the ...

Adjustments pay off in time for Rebels

COLUMBIANA — As the Crestview football team continues to pursue a Division V, Region 17 playoff berth, the Rebels owe a large part of their success to their reshuffled, multi-faceted backfield. Last Friday’s 42-22 comeback win over Kent Roosevelt nicely showcased the arsenal of weapons ...

Heartland foils East Canton

COLUMBIANA — Sixth-seeded Heartland Christian had no problems with 11th-seeded East Canton, winning 25-20, 25-22, 14-25, 25-20 in a Division IV sectional opener at Columbiana High School. Topping Heartland were Dara Arthurs with 13 kills, seven digs and four blocks; Makayla Osborn 11 kills, ...

Salem, West Branch boys each fall

GIRARD — Girard scored two goals in the first half and held on to beat Salem, 2-1, in a Division II boys soccer sectional opener Tuesday at Arrowhead Stadium. Girard will play at Hubbard at 3 p.m. Saturday in a sectional final. Ursuline 4, West Branch 0 BELOIT — Youngstown Ursuline ...

Clippers take opener

COLUMBIANA—The eighth-seeded Columbiana volleyball team opened postseason play with a 16-25, 25-14, 25-16, 29-27 win over ninth-seeded Lowellville in a Div. IV sectional opener Tuesday at Columbiana High School. For the Clippers, Marissa Makosky had 18 points, six aces and five kills. Alyssa ...

COMPUTER POINTS

OHSAA Football Computer Ratings – Oct. 16, 2018 Top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 28 will qualify for the playoffs DIVISION I Region 1 — 1. Mentor (7-1) 24.1339, 2. Canton McKinley (8-0) 23.7033, 3. Euclid (7-1) 21.4716, 4. Solon (7-1) 20.6, 5. Cle. St. ...

Quakers advance with strong second half

SALEM — Salem’s girls soccer team came on strong in the second half to blank Ursuline 4-0 on Monday in a Div. II sectional opener at Reilly Stadium. Salem (12-4-1) will be at second-seeded Lakeview (14-1-1) on Thursday for a 7 p.m. start. The Quakers scored all four of their goals after ...

Area teams drop from poll

COLUMBUS — The voters were not kind to area football teams as several dropped out of the Associated Press state football poll released on Monday. Southern Local (7-1) recovered from its loss against United to take down Wellsville last Friday but it wasn’t enough to keep the Indians in ...

4STATE POLL

AP Ohio High School Football Poll How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cincinnati ...

AROUND THE HORN

Bowling Green fires Jinks BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green fired coach Mike Jinks midway through his third season, with the Falcons winless against FBS competition. Athletic director Bob Moosbrugger announced the move Sunday. Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini, the former head coach ...