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Stefanski’s time with Browns

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland’s job last year but finished second to Freddie ...

Fast start propels South Range past Salem for seventh win

GREENFORD —South Range scored the first nine points and rolled past Salem, 52-38, Saturday night. Salem had turnovers of its first five possessions and South Range had four players score — highlighted by Jake Gehring’s conventional three-point play — as the Raiders jumped out to an ...

Quakers pull away from Aviators

SALEM — Casey Johnson and Kyla Jamison combined for 17 points in Salem’s 22-point fourth quarter during a 54-29 win over pesky Alliance on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers led 32-26 after three quarters, before holding Alliance to three points in the fourth quarter. Jamison scored a ...

Salem girls notch seventh

SALEM — Casey Johnson and Kyla Jamison combined for 17 points in Salem’s 22-point fourth quarter during a 54-29 win over pesky Alliance on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers led 32-26 after three quarters, before holding Alliance to three points in the fourth quarter. Jamison scored a ...

Salem boys can’t catch South Range

GREENFORD —South Range scored the first nine points and rolled past Salem, 52-38, Satuday night. Salem had turnovers of its first five possessions and South Range had four players score — highlighted by Jake Gehring’s conventional three-point play — as the Raiders jumped out to an ...

Quakers get in the win column

SALEM — The young but ever-improving Salem Quakers played their best game of the season and were rewarded with their first win, a pulsating 57-54 Eastern Buckeye Conference boys’ basketball triumph over the Canton South Wildcats in a rocking John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. “The ...

Columbiana claims outright EOAC lead

COLUMBIANA—When Todd Johnson took the Columbiana job four years ago, games like Friday were what he had in mind. In front of a rowdy crowd, with first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference on the line, the Clippers used a third-quarter barrage to dispatch previously unbeaten ...

Trojans fall at McDonald

MCDONALD — A broken clipboard sits on the McDonald gymnasium floor. Underneath the bench, after another Blue Devil victory, are the remains of a day at the office for coach Jeff Rasile. McDonald’s fiery leader, who doubles as a ninth-grade World History teacher at Champion High School ...

West Branch holds share of EBC lead

BELOIT — West Branch climbed into a share of the Eastern Buckeye Conference lead by handing Carrollton its first league loss, 41-35, Friday. Both teams are 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the EBC. Nick Everett and Reese Leone both scored 11 points for West Branch. Justin Goode added nine ...

Bears give Hritz 500th victory

WELLSVILLE—Through 38 seasons and three different schools one thing has remained constant for Leetonia girls basketball coach John Hritz. The game has always been a labor of love. “When it starts feeling like work, then I’ll step aside,” Hritz said. Hritz achieved the biggest ...

McDonald trips up Reserve

BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve has the toughtest time against McDonald. McDonald held Western Reserve to 12 points in the second half and posted a 34-33 win Thursday in a battle of state-ranked girls basketball teams. McDonald, ranked 12th in the Division IV state poll, improves to 11-1 ...

WRESTLING

South Range at Hickory (Pa.) Thursday South Range 40, Hickory 26 138: Carter Gill (H) dec. Naseem Maali, 6-0 145: Jacob Starkey (SR) maj. dec. Ty Holland, 15-3 152: Andrew Bungar (H) pin Cooper Cleevely, 1:56 160: Braelin Stewart (H) pin Zeb Garlough, 1:48 170: Logan Cormell (SR) ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs. Valley Christian 7th Grade: Valley Christian won 38-25 Thursday. Valley, Jaylen Robinson 22 points; Lisbon, Luke Kraft 12, Alex Brown 9. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 39-33. Lisbon, Trevor Siefke 13 points, Austin Daily 12, Hunter Daily; Valley, Rashaun Bell ...

Quakers bounce back

From Staff Reports SALEM — A strong second-quarter propeled Salem to a 50-36 win over Minerva on Wednesday in an Eastern Buckeye Conference encounter. The Quakers outscored the Lions by nine in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into the break. Salem snapped a four-game losing ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs. United 7th Grade: United won 29-20 on Thursday. United (4-2): C. Cope 11 points. Lisbon: Alex Brown 13 points. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 43-21. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 15 points. United: Eichler 7 points. Next: United at St. Charles Monday. Columbiana vs. East ...

WRESTLING

United vs. Liberty Wednesday United 48, Liberty 35 106: Quintin Burns (L) pin Ethan Heestand, 2:49. 113: Conner Burns (L) tech. fall Grant Grier, 18-4 6:00. 120: Dominic Leone (L) pin Ethan Stout, 1:14. 126: Jensen Baker (U) pin Joe Mueller, 4:38. 132: Jacob Scoville (L) pin ...

Warriors conquer Quakers

CARROLLTON — Salem’s boys basketball team fell behind early in a 53-35 loss to league-leading Carrollton on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. The Quakers (0-8, 0-4) trailed 26-15 at the half. Hunter Griffith was the only Quaker in double-figures with 10 points. The Warriors ...

Clippers have key game with Southern Local on Friday

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana scored at least 20 points in every quarter and ran away from East Palestine for an 85-45 win Tuesday. The Clippers, who improve to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, set up a Friday showdown against unbeaten Southern Local. Junior Dalton ...

United sweeps Alliance

KENSINGTON — The United bowling teams rolled over Alliance at Forest Lanes Tuesday. The United boys scored a 2,509 to 2,417 victory, while the girls won 1,834 to 1,710. The Eagle boys were led by Garrett Bailey with 208 game and 388 series. Lloyd Grate also had a 213 game. The Eagle girls ...

Browns rounding the corner in coaching search

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are the only team looking for a coach. That should make finding one a little easier. With the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants completing coaching hires on Tuesday, Cleveland’s job vacancy will be the last NFL opening filled. It’s still unclear how ...