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Local Sports

West Branch, Salem both played Warriors’ playoff opponent

Seven area football teams are heading to the state playoffs with five of them hosting first-round contests. Salem, United, Southern Local, West Branch and South Range will host games, while Beaver Local and Crestview will be on the road. Division IV, Region 13 includes top-seeded West ...

OHIO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS

COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released the pairings for the first round of the football playoffs, with 448 schools qualifying for the 50th annual postseason tournament. Divisions I, II, III and IV play on Friday nights, while Divisions V, VI and VII play on Saturday ...

Leetonia comes up short in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE —Wellsville came into Saturday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference battle with Leetonia already knowing it would not make the playoffs, but the Tigers hammered home a point in a 35-8 win over the Bears. For the Tigers (4-4), Isaiah Greathouse had two rushing touchdowns and a 36 ...

Good start for Quakers

CANTON — The Salem girls are running out front like they have all season. The Quakers had three of the top six runners to capture the Division II district title Saturday at Glen Oak High School. Salem totaled 47 points, to easily get past runner-up Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary — which ...

Minerva sweeps East district

CAMBRIDGE — Minerva ruled the roost on Saturday at the Div. II district cross country meet at Cambridge High School. The Lions boys and girls teams swept team titles to make it a banner day. “To win the district championship for both the boys and girls on a single day is truly special ...

VOLLEYBALL

Bluejays upset Clippers COLUMBIANA —Jackson-Milton upset Columbiana 25-15, 27-25, 18-25, 25-18 in a Division IV sectional final on Saturday night. The Clippers were the fifth seed in the tournament and fell to 17-7. Jackson-Milton, the ninth seed, will play Southern Local at 7:30 p.m. ...