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Warriors represent themselves well at North-South game

West Branch had a good showing in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s North-South All-Star games Friday night. Senior standouts T.J. DeShields and Natalie Zuchowski both scored in double figures during their respective North teams in the Division I-II games. DeShields, ...

Quakers let the pitching do the talking

SALEM — A beneficial break for Salem’s Taylor Thorpe helped her throw a gem against Beaver Local on Wednesday. “My arm has been killing me and having those two days off this week was really beneficial,” she said. Thorpe’s 15-strikeout, three-hit shutout performance guided the ...

Sammartino was one of the county’s favorites

He was professional wrestling’s ultimate good guy. The son of Italian immigrants, Bruno Sammartino fled the Nazis as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys that thrilled fans and made him reign as the conscientious champ for more than a decade. Before the flash of The ...

Golden Bears’ fast start is too much for Rebels

COLUMBIANA — Oak Glen ran out to a five-run lead in the fourth inning and held on for a 5-3 win over Crestview on Wednesday in prep softball action. Hanna Patterson homered for the winners who had 10 hits. She added two other hits. Skyler Mattern and Olivia Strank had RBIs to help the ...

Lindor enjoys the home cooking

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland in the first ...

AROUND THE HORN

County track meet on May 1 EAST PALESTINE — The 115th annual Columbiana County Track and Field Meet will be held Tuesday, May 1, at Reid Stadium. Action gets under way at 4:30 p.m. with the finals in the boys discus and high jump and girls shot put and long jump along with the running ...

Rocky start for Cavaliers in playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons. Turns out, there was something new. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in the series opener, handing James ...

Record-setting day for Marx

CANTON — Salem junior Caitlyn Marx was the elite athlete Saturday. Marx captured high-point honors in the field events with a pair of first-place finishes during a record-setting day at the Glen Oak-Second Sole Eagle Elite In winning the discus, Marx had the top four throws in ...

Quakers roll over LaBrae

SALEM—Salem got the bats going early to score six 1st inning runs and beat LaBrae 12-2 on Saturday. Jake Maenz had two doubles and a single for the Quakers. Braydon Gibson had three singles and two RBIs. Shawn Chappell had a double and single along with 2 RBIs. Josh Young a two run ...

Salem sweeps Harding

WARREN—Salem picked up a pair of wins over Warren G. Harding on Saturday. Behind a no-hitter from Salem’s Taylor Thorpe the Quakers beat Warren G. Harding 8-1 in game one. Every starter for the Quakers got a hit in the game. Thorpe had 12 strikeouts on the mound for the Quakers and ...

Local runners race to victory at Bulldog Invitational

EAST PALESTINE — Lisbon senior Seth Stokes and Southern Local freshman Bradly Sloan are jumping for joy after winning at the 34th annual Bulldog Invitational on Saturday. Stokes, the defending Division III state runner-up, won the high jump for the third straight year by clearing 6-foot-6 ...

Eagles, Raiders shine bright

LEAVITTSBURG — It was a banner day for United senior Branden Endsley, United freshman Ellie Marhefka and South Range seniors Ian Pierson, Aaron Wire and Kayti Aczel. All five won events at the LaBrae Invitational on Saturday. Marhefka was first in the girls 3200-meter run (12:59.96) and ...

Thorpe twirls a gem to halt Golden Eagles

HANOVERTON — Salem pitcher Taylor Thorpe relishes any chance she gets to square off with United ace Annie Paterson and Friday was no different. “I personally know Annie and know her game from playing travel ball,” Thorpe said. “By far, she’s one of the best pitchers we’ve faced. ...

Rebels split against Trumbull County pair

COLUMBIANA—One day after getting shutout by defending state title winner Champion, the Crestview baseball team bounced back by pummeling LaBrae 10-0 in five innings Friday. Tyler Hurd pitched a complete game shutout for the Rebels to earn the win. Crestview broke the game open with five ...

Warriors claim seventh

BELOIT — West Branch’s Jordan Anderson and Hannah Sprague had two hits each and Peyton Alazaus had the game-winning RBI in the seventh as West Branch dumped GlenOak 2-1 on Friday. West Branch is 7-0 and hosts Louisville on Tuesday. G: 1-0-0-0-0-0-0—1-5-3 W: ...

Bears come up dry against Tigers

LEETONIA —Justin Thirtyacre had three hits including two doubles with three RBIs as Wellsville cruised to a 7-0 win over Leetonia in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game on Thursday. Jeremy Barton added a double and single for the Tigers. Leetonia fell to 0-4 and will be at Sebring ...

Lions, Bulldogs happy to share

UNITY—The East Palestine and Heartland Christian baseball teams received upgrades this season as they are sharing a home at the new Next Level Sports Complex. “It’s nice to have this new field,” East Palestine’s Dustin Bourne said. “The old field at the park was getting worn down ...

Dukes topple Quakers

SALEM—Marlington pulled away from Salem 8-1 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference softball action Thursday. The Quakers fall to 6-2 overall. Bailee Thorn went 3-for-4 including a double for Salem, while Elly Exline went 2-for-3. Sara Castles and Hayden Carner each singled. The game was ...

Defending state champions too much for Rebels

COLUMBIANA — The American Flag couldn’t stop flying from its post out in center field, just to the north end of the Crestview football stadium. The occasional sand flew in from the infield, funneling about 35 miles an hour to home plate. People scrambled to hold on to their folding ...

Clippers sweep series from Blue Devils

LISBON—Columbiana’s Amanda Mellott had four RBIs and led the Clippers to a 10-5 win over Lisbon on Wednesday. Alyssa Tohm and Gabrielle Herdman each had two hits for the Clippers. Mallory Gallo had two hits for Lisbon. Columbiana is now 2-3 and hosts Southern today. Lisbon hosts ...