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Laut receives academic honor

ALLIANCE — Mount Union junior point guard Daniel Laut is one of 20 Purple Raiders recognized as Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference during the winter sports season. Laut, a 2016 graduate of Salem High School, is majoring in sports business. To be Academic All-OAC, a student athlete must ...

Brooks named third-team All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — Senior Chris Brooks could do it all for South Range. Brooks was named to the 2019-20 Division III All-Ohio high school boys basketball team released Monday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. A third-team All-Ohio selection, Brooks guided the Raiders to a 16-9 record ...

Division III All-Ohio boys

COLUMBUS – The 2019-20 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Grant Whisman, Madison, 6-7, sr., 25.7; Michael Stammen, Versailles, 5-11, sr., 17.9; Christopher Anthony, Harvest Prep, ...

Division IV All-Ohio boys

COLUMBUS – The 2019-20 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division IV All-Ohio high school boys basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Fred Shropshire, Springfield Emmanuel Christian, 6-3, sr., 17.3; Aidan Reichert, Jackson Center, 6-5, jr.,18.6; Brian ...

AROUND THE HORN

Adult softball meeting ALLIANCE — Alliance adult softball leagues will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Silver Park office conference room. The leagues include Sunday Men’s, Monday Women’s and Friday Co-ed. For more information or to enter your team, call Floyd at (330) ...

Steelers tag Dupree, Ramon Foster retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto outside linebacker Bud Dupree. Ramon Foster is walking away. The team placed the franchise tag on Dupree on Monday, hours before the NFL-mandated deadline for teams to use the designation. Hours later, Foster announced his ...

Salem Quakers play like it’s their last baseball game

Salem’s baseball team had a game under the lights on Thursday night and for a brief moment the sport was a refuge from what was going in the world. But only for a moment. “We had scheduled a normal practice for 5 p.m. at the football field, but once we got word that school was going to ...

AROUND THE HORN

North-South football canceled MASSILLON — The 75th annual Ohio North-South Classic scheduled for April 25 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Salem’s Niko Walter, South Range’s Chris Brooks, Springfield’s Evan Ohlin and Springfield’s ...

ARCHERY

Westville Lake Country Club Indoor Archery Results Wednesday Nite Bowhunters STANDINGS: Austin Mehl 24, Scott Weikart 20.5, Connor Hedrick 19, Troy Todd 18.5, Ben Johnston 16, Jason Ring 13, Bill Readshaw 11.5, Justin Fraser 7, Jim Mehl 7, Levi Maenz 7, Owen Sutton 4, Chad Benner 0. ...

District 1 All-Star Teams

Girls Division I Alyssa Pompelia (Howland); Reagan Burkey (Boardman); Maria Torres (Boardman); Grace Mangapora (Canfield); Emma Bartlett (Austintown Fitch). Division II Peyton Alazaus (West Branch); Emma Elia (Struthers); Kailyn Brown (Poland); Catie Perry (Cardinal Mooney); Kaci ...

Westbeld Named Ms. Basketball

KETTERING — She can run the point, defend the post and play the wing. Versatility makes Madeline “Maddy” Westbeld elite. “It’s not everyday you get a 6-foot-3 player that can do everything,” Fairmont girls basketball coach Jeremey Finn said. “There are times she’ll bring the ...

Wrestlers search for hope

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association called the West Branch and Dayton Carroll girls basketball teams off the floor about 15 minutes before the tip of the state girls basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon at St. John Arena, it also meant the pause button had also been pushed on ...

It was a memorable run for the Warriors

The West Branch girls basketball team that reached the Ohio Division II state semifinals takes a team picture at St. John Arena at Ohio State University on Thursday. Team members are (front, from left) ball girl Hallie Van Burton, Emma Egli, Bella Laut, Carly Scarpitti, Jillian Pidgeon, ball ...

There will be no brackets to fill out this year

March Madness came to a screeching halt before a bracket could even be filled out. The NCAA canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The ...

Warriors are dreaming big

BELOIT—There have been plenty of very good girls basketball teams to pass through West Branch High School over the years, but the 2019-2020 squad now belongs in the most select company. The Warriors will take their place alongside the 1997, 2004 and 2015 state qualifiers when they step on ...

County Classic called off

From Staff Reports LISBON — The Columbiana County Basketball Coaches Association announced that the Columbiana County Classic All-Star Basketball Games scheduled for Sunday at Lisbon High School have been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID19. Don Thompson, director of the Columbiana ...

Virus sends Warriors home

COLUMBUS—Despite a limited crowd, the West Branch girls basketball team took the floor for Thursday’s Div. II state semifinal against Dayton Carroll excited and eager to compete for a spot in the state title game. Sadly, they never got the chance. Just over 15 minutes before the ...

State wrestling will have a different feel

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School State Wrestling Tournament was already going to be a different experience this year as the tournament moved from its traditional Thursday to Saturday format to Friday to Sunday. But the coronavirus COVID-19 and the state government’s recommendation to ...

Scarpitti learns from Warrior great

BELOIT—Five years after leading West Branch to the state semifinals as an All-Ohio point guard, Melinda Trimmer is heading back to Columbus with the Warriors—this time as a first-year assistant coach. “It’s a very different perspective as a coach, but a lot of the same feelings have ...

Alazaus, Ridgway represent Branch on All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — One thing that Beaver Local could always count on was the play of Jenna Riccardo. The Beaver Local senior, the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, is first-team selection on the Division II All-Ohio high school girls basketball team released Tuesday by the Ohio Prep ...