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Clippers back in the win column

SALINEVILLE—The Columbiana girls came out with a purpose after suffering its first loss to Salem the night before. Led by a steady offensive and defensive assault the Clippers got back in the win column with a 97-40 victory in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference contest. “We suffered a ...

Several area games postponed

The forecasted winter storm which is expected to have impacts today into Saturday has affected the scholastic athletic schedule for today and Saturday. The following contests are changed: TODAY ¯ Linsly at Crestview boys basketball is postponed. No makeup date set. ¯ Salem at ...

Perez leads Blue Devils past Bulldogs

EAST PALESTINE—Izzy Perez poured in 23 points as Lisbon defeated East Palestine 47-26 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference girls basketball action Thursday. Perez also had five steals and four assists. Autumn Oehlstrom and Maddie Liberati each added six points. Oehlstrom had eight rebounds, ...

Raiders notch big win over Ursuline

GREENFORD — In a battle of two of the stronger girls basketball programs in Mahoning County, South Range was able to come through with a 54-49 win over Youngstown Ursuline on Thursday night. The Raiders were led by senior Maddie Durkin as she tallied 17 points and eight rebounds to lift the ...

Quakers break up Clipper streak

COLUMBIANA — The Salem girls basketball team brought a young team on the road to face an undefeated Columbiana and pulled out a big 52-41 win on Wednesday. “For a young team coming on the road facing a very good Columbiana team this is a huge win,” Salem coach Vince Nittoli said. ...

Warriors remain perfect

BELOIT — As Div. II’s top ranked team in the state of Ohio, West Branch’s girls basketball team now has a target on its back. The Warriors fended off Northeastern Buckeye Conference challenger Canton South with a 63-40 victory on Wednesday. West Branch (11-0 and 8-0 in the NBC) got ...

Cold temps slow deer totals

COLUMBUS — The cold weather may have slowed down deer hunters in Ohio, but not in Columbiana County. Hunters in Columbiana County checked 292 white-tailed deer during the state’s muzzleloader season from Jan. 6-9, one less than last year. Hunters statwide took 13,268 deer, down 16 ...

Salem rally falls just short

SALEM — A fourth-quarter run fell short for Salem as the Quakers lost to Marlington, 60-58, inNortheastern Buckeye Conference action Tuesday. “We had a great comeback but it shouldn’t have come to that,” Salem coach Rich Hart said. “We turned the ball over too many times in the ...

Warriors wallop Alliance

ALLIANCE —West Branch outscored Alliance in every quarter on the way to a 67-43 win Tuesday. T.J. DeShields scored 15 points and Reese Leone 13 to lead the Warriors. West Branch improves to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. Alliance won the junior varsity game, ...

Eagles remain in front

LISBON — The United boys basketball team maintained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a hard-fought 57-53 victory over Lisbon Tuesday. Dakota Hill led the Eagles (9-3, 7-1 EOAC) with 20 points. Hill was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in ...

Warriors lead the pack in Div. II

COLUMBUS —The West Branch girls basketball team is on top of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference and the state poll. The Warriors go into tonight’s game as the top-ranked team in the season’s first Associated Press Division II girls state poll, which was released Monday. West Branch ...

Rebels overpowered by Golden Bears

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off of a 13-day layoff, Oak Glen boys basketball coach Jerry Everly was afraid his club would come out rusty in Tuesday’s home matchup with Crestview. If his Golden Bears were rusty, they did a good job of hiding it, pulling away early and never looking back en ...

Hughes powers Blue Devils

BERLIN CENTER—Alexis Hughes scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Western Reserve girls basketball team past Sebring 80-20 Monday. The Blue Devils improve to 10-3 overall. Laura Sigworth added to the winning effort with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and four ...

Beaver Local grad gets OVAC honor

BELLAIRE — A pair of former Cincinnati Bearcat football players headline the first group of inductees to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Beaver Local alumnus Adam Hoppel and Steubenville graduate Zach Collaros will formally join the OVAC Hall of Fame, ...

Quakers bounce back in a big way

SALEM — Salem came into Saturday’s game looking to regain momentum from a loss Friday night and United was looking to continue the momentum as they won on Friday night. “We were feeling it tonight after coming off that loss versus Minerva,” Salem senior Mitch Davidson said. “There ...

Warriors stay in control

BELOIT—The West Branch girls rolled to its 10th win of the season with a 59-41 win over Louisville in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action. West Branch pulled away in the first quarter outscoring Louisville 16-4. Kayla Hovorka and Natalie Zuchowski each had 16 points and eight ...

Lions succumb to Tigers

COLUMBIANA—The Wellsville girls basketball team fought past Heartland Christian 41-35 Saturday. The Tigers improve to 2-12 overall, the Lions fall to 0-12. Hunter Weekley enjoyed a big game for the Tigers with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists. Camryn Jackson provided 10 points, ...

Lions pull away from Quakers late

MINERVA — Talented Minerva and Salem matched up in a hotly-contested varsity boys’ basketball game which featured six different lead changes in the Lions’ den Friday night. But taller Salem, which led 48-46 after three periods, got into foul trouble in the fourth quarter and Minerva ...

Eagles stay in front

EAST PALESTINE— The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference leading United Eagles knew the stakes coming into Friday’s game against second-place East Palestine as teams are lobbying for position in the league’s inaugural season. “We knew coming in this is the end of the first cycle of ...

Lisbon falls in OT despite Brownfield’s record night

LISBON—The Wellsville boys basketball team stayed in the thick of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference race with a 75-67 overtime victory at Lisbon Friday. The Tigers improve to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the EOAC, one game behind first-place United, which knocked off East Palestine 58-48 ...