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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 ...

Trojans ranked second

COLUMBUS — Mahoning County basketball is tough to beat this season. The Sebring boys are ranked second in the initial Associated Press Division IV high school basketball poll released Monday, while the Western Reserve and West Branch girls also are state ranked. Sebring is off to a 9-0 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL POLL

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (10) 9-1 127 2, Hilliard Bradley 9-1 87 3, Cols. South 11-0 78 4, Gahanna ...

Warriors stomp Garfield

BELOIT — West Branch overpowered Garrettsville Garfield, 69-26, in a battle of state-ranked girls basketball teams Monday. Peyton Alazaus led the Warriors with a game-high 16 points, including four three-pointers. Hannah Ridgway contributed 14 points and seven rebounds and Anna Lippiatt ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cin. Mt. Notre Dame (10) 12-0 113 2, Dublin ...

Clippers strengthen hold on EOAC

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana jumped out to a 15-7 lead and held on to beat East Palestine, 39-32, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Monday. Grace Hammond scored a game-high 18 points, 12 comings in the second half for the Clippers, to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and four ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon at Wellsville 7th Grade: Wellsville won 45-30 on Monday. Wellsville: Wilcox 15 points. Lisbon: Luke Craft 16 points, Alex Brown 11 points. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 33-24 on Monday. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 11 points. Wellsville: Hadley Tice 10 points. United vs. East ...

Salem boys getting closer to victory

HUBBARD — Salem and Hubbard combined for seven total points in the third quarter to give the Quakers an opportunity to earn the team’s first win of the season, but the Eagles were just a bit better in a 42-39 win on Saturday. Hubbard moved to 4-3, while the Quakers fell to 0-7. Hunter ...

Warriors edge Quakers in EBC battle

SALEM—The last time the West Branch girls basketball team stepped on the Cabas Gymnasium floor, the Warriors saw their 16-game winning streak against rival Salem snapped. They will remember Saturday’s game a lot more fondly. In a back-and-forth slugfest, the Warriors came up with all ...

Clippers do enough to down McDonald

COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana girls basketball team only had three players score, but it was enough to defeat McDonald 42-40 on Saturday. Grace Witmer led the Clippers with 16 points and five assists. Tori Long added 14 points and four steals, while Grace Hammond had 12 points and five ...

Quakers rally but fall short at home

SALEM — Salem hosted one of the Eastern Buckeye Conference’s top boys basketball teams when Marlington rolled into John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night, and even though the Quakers dropped a 58-45 league setback to the talented Dukes, the youthful Quakers made some of their best strides of ...

Blue Devils stun Wellsville by 26 points

LISBON — Lisbon delivered the shock of the early season by running away with a 60-34 win over Wellsville on Friday night in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play. Ryan McCullough had 22 points and four assists and Blayne Brownfield added 14 points as the Devils improved to 3-7 and 3-1 in ...

AROUND THE HORN

Umpires needed LISBON — The Columbiana County Umpires Association is sponsoring an umpire school for new umpires in February. Baseball school will begin Feb. 4 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, while softball school will be held on Feb. 8 at the Dunkin Donuts in Lisbon. ...

ARCHERY RESULTS

Indoor Archery Results at Westville Lake Wednesday Night Bowhunters League STANDINGS: Justin Fraser 18 1/2; Austin Mehl 18; Troy Todd 15 1/2; Jason Ring 15; Scott Weikart 15; Bill Readshaw 14 1/2; Ben Johnston 13 1/2; Jim Mehl 8 1/2; Drew Russell 6; Connor Hedrick 6; Ty Griffiths 3; Owen ...

Hornets swarm United Local Eagles

HANOVERTON — East Canton forced turnovers on United’s first five possessions and jumped out to an 8-0 lead on the way to a 66-44 win Thursday night. The Hornets are 3-0 vs. Columbiana County teams — beating Lisbon early in the season and Heartland on Saturday in the Rebel Holiday ...

Steelers face offseason of retooling

Not many Pittsburgh Steelers fans really expected the Steelers to beat the Baltimore Ravens’ backups on Sunday. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh’s offensive performance was even worse than imagined. The only good thing about the 28-10 loss to the Ravens is that by now, the jerseys have all been ...

Chaos in Cleveland once again

BEREA (AP) — The Browns ended 2019 the same way they began the year — coach-less and some would argue clueless as well. Cleveland’s ringing in 2020 amid more chaos for a perpetually chaotic franchise after Browns general manager John Dorsey resigned, his stunning departure coming just ...