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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 ...

Div. II All-Ohio Girls

DIVISION II First Team Emily Londot, Utica, 6-1, sr., 20.1; Alexia Mobley, Whitehall, 6-2, so., 18.5; Faith Stinson, Thornville Sheridan, 6-1, so., 17.2.; Kenzie McConnell, Circleville, 6-0., jr., 16.6; Jenna Riccardo, Beaver Local, 6-0, sr., 21.0; Bailee Smith, Zanesville Maysville, 5-6, ...

Div. I All-Ohio Girls

DIVISION I First Team Edyn Battle, Gahanna, 5-7, sr., 16.7 (points per game); Emma Shumate, Newark, 6-1, jr., 15.1; Cotie McMahon, Centerville, 5-10, so., 18.5; Chance Gray, Lakota West, 5-10, so., 20.6; Madeline Westbeld, Kettering Fairmont, 6-2, sr., 18.0; K.K. Bransford, Cincinnati Mount ...

ARCHERY RESULTS

WESTVILLE LAKE C.C. ARCHERY RESULTS Wed. Nite Bowhunters STANDINGS: Austin Mehl 21, Scott Weikart 19.5, Troy Todd 15.5, Connor Hedrick 15, Ben Johnston 13, Bill Readhsaw 11.5, Jason Ring 12, Jim Mehl 7, Levi Maenz 7, Owen Sutton 4, Justin Fraser 3, Chad Benner 0. Saturday Morning Junior ...

Division III All-Ohio girls

COLUMBUS – The 2019-20 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio high school girls basketball team, as selected by a statewide media panel: FIRST TEAM Lexie Arden, Ironton, 5-11, sr., 13.6; Caitlyn Brisker, Oak Hill, 5-8, sr., 20.0; Katrina Davis, Bellaire, 5-3, sr., ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

West Branch sells tickets BELOIT — Tickets for the West Branch girls basketball state semifinal game will be available at West Branch High School through 2 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets will be on sale in the commons (fieldhouse lobby) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (please try to avoid 2:30 to 3 ...

West Branch tickets on sale

West Branch tickets on sale BELOIT — Tickets for the West Branch girls basketball state semifinal game will be available at West Branch High School through 2 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets will be on sale in the commons (fieldhouse lobby) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Tuesday (please try to ...

Warriors battled back from injuries

BELOIT—The West Branch girls basketball team will enter Thursday’s Div. II state semifinal as a much stronger, deeper team than the version that got bounced in the district semifinals last season. That’s thanks in large part to the successful return of two keys pieces from major knee ...

Salem’s Hart to state

From Staff Reports ALLIANCE — The tough Division II district wrestling tournament at Alliance High School took a toll on area wrestlers Saturday. Only three survived — West Branch senior Gage Bickley (152 pounds), Salem junior Caiden Hart (152) and West Branch junior Kenny Marra ...

Vuletich powered Western Reserve’s run

COLUMBUS — Western Reserve’s 6-foot-2 junior Danielle Vuletich stands out in a crowd. Vuletich, who has committed to Robert Morris University, returns to the Division IV All-Ohio girls basketball team released Monday by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Vuletich — a second-team ...

Salem standouts place at indoor state meet

GENEVA — Wellsville senior Justin Wright, a two-time state track champion, is just getting started. And so are several other area track and field standouts. Wright and Beaver Local sophomore James Monte had state runner-up finishes at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches ...

Riccardo, Jackson Grodhaus head county all-stars

Beaver Local senior Jenna Riccardo along with East Liverpool senior Tresean Jackson and Southern Local senior Cam Grodhaus captured top honors on the 2019-20 Columbiana County all-star basketball teams. They were named Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on ...

West Branch’s Alazaus, Leone top district honorees

CANTON — The Columbiana boys didn’t have a superstar, but were hard to beat with a balanced attack on both ends of the court. Columbiana’s Todd Johnson is the Northeast Inland District Division III co-coach of the year for his efforts after guiding the Clippers to a 19-5 season and the ...

South Range girls can’t wait until next season

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The South Range girls basketball team battled to the very end, but was unable to take down Elyria Catholic, falling to the Panthers 51-37 at Cuyahoga Falls High School on Saturday afternoon in a Division III regional title game. “I know it wasn’t the result we wanted, ...

Raiders had a great ride

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The South Range girls basketball team battled to the very end, but was unable to take down Elyria Catholic, falling to the Panthers 51-37 at Cuyahoga Falls High School on Saturday afternoon in a Division III regional title game. “I know it wasn’t the result we wanted, ...

Two Warriors, one Quaker advance to Columbus

From Staff Reports ALLIANCE — The tough Division II district wrestling tournament at Alliance High School took a toll on area wrestlers Saturday. Only three survived — West Branch senior Gage Bickley (152 pounds), Salem junior Caiden Hart (152) and West Branch junior Kenny Marra ...

Branch books spot in Columbus

BARBERTON—The West Branch girls basketball team may have been underdogs on paper in Friday’s Div. II regional final against Shaker Heights Laurel, but each member of the team got on the bus with absolute confidence that they could win. “You gotta believe,” West Branch coach Walt ...

Rasile puts Southern away

STRUTHERS – The second-seeded Southern Local Indians were looking to accomplish something that they have never done in program history Friday night. To win their first District crown. Unfortunately for the Indians, a furious fourth-quarter rally fell short in a 72-59 loss to the top-seeded ...