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Warriors stumble in EBC tilt

MARLINGTON—The West Branch girls basketball team fell to Marlington 52-42 on Saturday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. West Branch scored just 14 points in the first half and could not recover. For the Warriors (11-4, 5-3), Sydney Mercer and Jillian Pidgeon finished with 11 points each. ...

Lions record ninth

COLUMBIANA—Heartland Christian recorded its ninth win of the season after defeating Mineral Ridge 59-55 on Saturday. Heartland outscored Ridge 33-23 in the second half to secure the come from behind win. The Lions are now 9-3. For Heartland, Joey Donofrio had 20 points and Jonathan ...

Raiders triump in Northeast 8

GIRARD — South Range won the NE8 conference title on Saturday. The Raider went 4-0 on the day, defeating Girard 54-18, Poland 63-15, Jefferson Area 75-0 and Hubbard 60-24. Going 4-0 on the day was Gavin Pahanish with three pins, Raymond Cmil with three pins, Michael Markulin with two ...

Rebels get up for Warriors

COLUMBIANA — Jack Yerkey scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to go along with 10 rebounds as Crestview downed Brookfield, 56-51, Friday. The Rebels improve to 4-7 overall and 2-1 in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Gray Tier. The Warriors drop to 4-2 and 2-2 in ...

TV WEEKEND

Saturday, Jan. 16 7:30 a.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, West Bromwich Albion at Wolverhampton. 10 a.m. (NBCSN) Soccer: Premier, Brighton & Hove Albion at Leeds United. Noon (8, 19, 53) College basketball: Ohio State at Illinois. Noon (ESPN) College basketball: North Carolina at Florida ...

Chiefs have the weapons to disrupt pesky Browns

Aaron, meet Aaron. And Aaron. Aaron Donald, the unanimous All-Pro defensive tackle who owns a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards, certainly hopes to meet fellow All-Pro Aaron Rodgers on Saturday — in the Packers’ backfield. Donald hopes to put the star quarterback on the ground ...

Pitt suspends freshman forward

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh suspended freshman forward John Hugley indefinitely for disciplinary reasons on Friday following his arrest on felony charges stemming from an incident last summer. Hugley, who is from Cleveland, Ohio, is facing two counts of felony criminal conspiracy and ...

Crestview snaps losing streak

COLUMBIANA — The Crestview Rebels were looking to snap a three-game losing streak. The Brookfield Warriors wanted to keep their streak going. The result was a low-scoring defensive battle with the Rebels knocking off the previously unbeaten Warriors 37-28 on Thursday in Mahoning Valley ...

OHSAA schedules tournaments

The Ohio High School Athletic Association COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors layed out the groundwork for its upcoming tournaments at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting held Thursday morning. BASKETBALL The regional and state basketball ...

Girls Basketball

Western Reserve 79, Sebring 29 BERLIN CENTER—The Western Reserve girls basketball rolled past Sebring 79-29 on Thursday. Western Reserve went up 26-2 after the first quarter and never looked back. For the Blue Devils, Danielle Vuletich had 24 points. Brooke Schantz and Olivia Pater ...

Leetonia survives Sebring challenge

SEBRING — Leetonia needed a 20-point second quarter to get past a determined Sebring team, 38-33, Wednesday. The Bears improve to 7-3 heading into toninght’s home game against Valley Christian. Ella Gregorino topped the Bears with 16 points, three assists and three steals. Megan Rosko ...

Hake gets second chance

YOUNGSTOWN — A year after an in-school incident ended his successful coaching tenure at Western Reserve, Andy Hake is getting a second chance. The veteran football coach hired to lead the Youngstown Christian football program on Wednesday despite a pending marijuana possession charge. ...

AROUND THE HORN

Quakers win team title GIRARD — The Salem Middle School wrestling team successfully defended its team title at the Girard Duals on Saturday. The Quakers went 5-0, defeating Austintown Fitch, Girard, Boardman, Pyamtuning and Liberty. The highlight was a win over runner-up Fitch. Derek ...

YSU season coming up

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University football team has its spring schedule set. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced in August the fall 2020 season was moving to the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Penguins will host four Saturday games all ...

Branch ruins Salem comeback

BELOIT — Salem’s boys’ basketball team impressively eclipsed a seven-point deficit with 1:09 left in regulation to force overtime, but West Branch answered by outscoring the rival Quakers 10-2 in the extra session to post a 53-45 win over Salem in the West Branch Fieldhouse Tuesday ...

Lisbon welcomes East Palestine back to the court

LISBON — The Lisbon Blue Devils entered their game with East Palestine having a distinct edge. The Devils, having already played eight games compared to the Bulldogs who were playing their first contest, used that advantage to throttle the Bulldogs 66-26. “The best thing about it is that ...

Ohio Girl’s High School Basketball Poll

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball polls of the 2020-2021 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Newark (12) 10-0 179 2, Cin. Mt. Notre Dame (6) 12-0 171 3, ...

PREP BASKETBALL

Southern Local 61, Columbiana 39 COLUMBIANA — Southern Local kept its stare of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference lead with a 61-39 win over Columbiana on Tuesday. Southern is 7-0 and 5-0 in the league. The Indians are at Buckeye Trail on Saturday. Columbiana is 1-7, 0-3 EOAC. For ...

Crestview grad to lead Boardman

BOARDMAN — Boardman is turning to a 2002 Crestview High School graduate to revive its football program. In a special Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, board members unanimously approved the hiring of Seth Antram as the new head football coach of the Boardman Spartans. Boardman ...

Super Tide rolls Bucks

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State on Monday night. The ...