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JUNIOR HIGH

Matthews at Heartland Christian 7th Grade: Matthews won 20-25, 25-21, 25-16. Heartland, Sophia Stewart 12 points, 12 aces, 2 digs, Adeline Barrett 6 assists, 5 kills, 2 digs, Aubrey Morgan 3 points, four digs. 8th Grade: Heartland won 25-4, 25-8. Heartland, Lauren Miasek 20 points, 13 ...

Phillips prepares Penguins

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — When Doug Phillips was hired as the eighth head coach in Youngstown State University football history, all he wanted to do was get down to business and prepare his team for a new era in Penguins football and their opening game of the season. That was Feb. 7, right before ...

Warriors take control in EBC tilt

BELOIT — Riley Tuel had 21 points, five aces, nine assists and seven kills as West Branch downed Salem 25-10, 25-23, 25-23 on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play. Hannah Rush added 14 assists. Sydney Mercer had 10 kills. For Salem, Morgan McGaffick had 7 assists, Kaley Davis 7 ...

Bears, Bulldogs to face off at YSU

LEETONIA — The Leetonia football team is getting noticed outside of town. The Bears are off to a 4-0 start and ranked 12th in Division VII of the second Associated Press high school football poll released Monday. “It’s a nice thing to get mentioned statewide as far as that goes,” ...

Quaker girls ring up 10th victory of the season

WARREN — Salem’s girls soccer team made it 10 for 10 with a 9-0 win over Warren JFK on Monday. The team was led in scoring by outside back Hannah Kelm with two goals. Rylee Hutton contributed two goals, as well. Also contributing to the scoring tally were Paige Bailey, Hanna Gaither, ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL Leetonia at Southern 8th Grade: Southern won 25-18, 25-9 Monday. Southern, Gianna Rodger 11 points, Cheyenne Bennett 10. Next: Southern at Columbiana Wednesday. Salem vs. West Branch 7th Grade: West Branch won 21-25, 25-22, 25-8 Monday. West Branch: Sara Schmidt 10 points, 6 ...

AROUND THE HORN

Meet in Columbiana COLUMBIANA — Columbiana High School will host a second Suburban League replacement meet today. High school cross country steams scheduled to compete are host Columbiana, Beaver Local, Brookfield, Crestview, East Liverpool, Eat Palestine, Heartland Christian, ...

Quakers race near front at Spartan Invite

BOARDMAN — The Salem girls finished sixth and the Salem boys edged West Branch for 10th in Division II at the 35th annual Spartan Invitational. The boys and girls each ran two races because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Salem girls scored 209 points to place six out of 27 teams. West ...

Lions handle Tigers

COLUMBIANA — Heartland Christian handed Wellsville its second loss of the season, 25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22, Saturday. The Lions improve to 4-5, while the Tigers drop to 9-2. It is the second match in a row the Lions beat the Tigers dating back to last season. Emma Hall totaled 22 ...

SOCCER

West Branch 1, Canfield 1 BELOIT — In a matchup of two state-ranked girls soccer teams, West Branch and Canfield played to a 1-1 tie Saturday. After a quick goal by Canfield, West Branch was able to fight back as Jillian Pidgeon converted on a penalty kick mideway through the second ...

OVAC SOCCER

OHIO VALLEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OVAC BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Fans must leave stadium after each game) CLASS 1-A/3-A Championship at Brooke High School Saturday, Sept, 26, 3 p.m. #1 Steubenville Catholic vs. #2 Caldwell CLASS 4-A SEMIFINALS #1 St. Clairsville vs. #4 East ...

AROUND THE HORN

Ohio State-Michigan on Dec. 12 COLUMBUS (AP) — The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Ohio State-Michigan on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. The Big Ten released an ...

Quaker momentum stalls vs. Dukes

SALEM — For the second consecutive week, Salem got involved in an offensive shootout with another Eastern Buckeye Conference opponent as the Quakers and Marlington combined for over 800 yards of offense during Friday night’s scoring bonanza at Sebo Stadium. But unlike last week, when the ...

Indians still making noise in EOAC

SALINEVILLE —The Southern Indians, behind a stellar performance by senior receiver Brad Sloan, knocked off the Columbiana Clippers 33-14 to break a second place tie on Friday between the two schools in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Sloan scored touchdowns by rushing the ball, ...

United outworks Valley

HANOVERTON — United had to work for its fourth victory of the season. The Eagles scored twice in the fourth quarter to beat Valley Christian, 21-0, Friday and maintain the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference lead. United improves to 4-0 and is tied with Leetonia for the league lead. The ...

Regions see little change

COLUMBUS — There weren’t any notable changes in the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff regions for area teams. Sebring and East Palestine opted out of the playoffs. The rest of the area teams remained in their usual regions. A total of 565 teams across all ...

GOLF RESULTS

VFW/AMVETS Championships at Salem Hills First: Ron Black-Wally Black 36, scorecard playoff. Second: Carrie Prox-Sandy Price 36. Third: Mike Fowler-Wade Morrow 37. Fourth: Lynn Hively-Bruce Clayton 37. Fifth: Rich Cranmer-Gerald Wilheim 38. Pinky’s Tavern, Coil Line ...

West Branch keeps unblemished mark alive

CARROLLTON—West Branch used a 24-point opening quarter on Friday night to move past Carrollton 37-20 and on to 4-0 on the season. Alek Wilson opened up the scoring with a 49 yard receiving touchdown from quarterback Dru DeShields. After a field goal that made it 10-0, Nick Wilson jumped ...

Patrone returns to spark South Range

JEFFERSON — South Range senior quarterback Michael Patrone is back and better than ever. Patrone, who sat out last week due to injury, threw five touchdown passes in the first half and had 370 yards of total offense in the Raiders’ 52-20 win over Jefferson on Friday. The Raiders, ranked ...

Rebels keep moving vs. East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL—In the first-ever meeting between the Crestview Rebels and the East Liverpool Potters, the Rebels were able to accumulate 340 yards on the ground and take down the Potters, 22-6, Friday night. Senior running back William Hardenbrook ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns and ...