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Quakers don’t miss a beat

CORTLAND — Even missing top runner Hunter Christopher, who was taking his SAT, the Salem boys schooled the competition at the Legends Cross Country Meet on Saturday. The Quakers had seven runners under 18 minutes on the way to a second-place finish out 42 teams in the small-school ...

Biery, Egli light up the scoreboard

BELOIT — Lexi Biery and Emma Egli each scored two goals in leading West Branch past Hubbard, 7-0, in girls soccer action Saturday. Jillian Pidgeon, Alexis Gregory and Danielle Koneval added goals. Getting assists were Egli, Lacey Phillis and Makenna Lins. Taylor Slagle and Kamryn Briceland ...

GIRLS SOCCER TOURNAMENT DRAWS

Niles Div. II District SEEDS: 1. Canfield, 2. Lakeview, 3 West Branch, 4. Poland, 5. Niles, 6. Mooney 7. Hubbard, 8. Salem, 9. Girard, 10. Struthers SECTIONAL Monday, Oct. 14 Girard at Salem, 7 p.m. Struthers at Hubbard, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 Mooney at West Branch, 7 p.m. ...

AROUND THE HORN

Ace is Heck’s Cup of tea COLUMBIANA — Dan Heck had an ace on the second hole during Sunday’s Valley Cup matches at the Valley Golf Club. The Columbiana man used a pitching wedge on the 140-yard hole. He was playing with Craig Kyle, Mike Frenger and Dan Guido. Blatt leaves ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL Lisbon at Heartland Christian 7th Grade: Heartland won 25-21, 25-20 Saturday. Heartland, Lauren Miasek15 points, 5 aces and 8 kills, Mary Baker 5 aces and 4 assists, Eliza Mason 2 kills, two points and 4 assists. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 25-17, 25-18. Heartland, Alaina Shulas 7 ...

Beavers turned back

BELLAIRE — For the first 16 minutes of Saturday’s game against Beaver Local, Bellaire looked like a team trying to find its way. But during the final eight minutes of the first half, the Big Reds looked like a squad that had found it. Bellaire exploded for 14 points during the final 3:21 ...

Fields, Dobbins lead Ohio State

COLUMBUS — Justin Fields threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown and No. 4 Ohio State overcame a sluggish start to roll over No. 25 Michigan State 34-10 on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) had to work to figure ...

Mount Union blanks Otterbein

ALLIANCE — Second-ranked Mount Union wanted to put the game away early Saturday. Senior D’Angelo Fulford threw four touchdown passes and freshman Braxton Plunk added another — all in the opening 19 minutes — as the Purple Raiders beat Otterbein for the 42nd straight game, 58-0, at ...

Dukes lower the boom on Salem

ALLIANCE — Salem fell behind Marlington 24-0 in the fourth quarter but made a spirited comeback late in the game to pull within eight points, but it was too little and too late in a 24-16 Eastern Buckeye Conference setback to the Dukes Friday night at Marlington Stadium. “They (the Dukes) ...

Clippers catch fire against Golden Eagles

COLUMBIANA — Twelve points is the difference between the Columbiana Clippers knowing they could have a slip up down the stretch but instead having to play essentially one-and-done for the rest of the season. The team lost two of their starting lineman in Steven DeBone and Quenton Cross. ...

Knights crown Leetonia

LEETONIA—Coming off a big win over previously unbeaten Crestwood last week, the Toronto Red Knights rode that momentum into their disposition of the Leetonia Bears Friday night 38-7. With the victory, the Knights improved to 5-1 on the season while the Bears drop to 3-3. “That’s ...

Lisbon can’t stand up to Southern Local’s weapons

SALINEVILLE — The Southern football team may be the odds-on favorite in every regular season game the rest of the way, but to reach their ultimate potential, the Indians know they can’t afford to feel satisfied. “We were sitting in this exact spot last year with a 6-0 record and we had ...

Warriors register first win

WEST BRANCH—West Branch bounced back in a big way against Carrollton on Friday. Both West Branch (1-5, 1-2) and Carrollton (0-6, 0-3) gained 281 total yards, but West Branch was able to capitalize on three Carrollton fumbles in a 28-0 Eastern Buckeye Conference victory. West Branch was ...

GOLF RESULTS

Club champion Bob Perry of Columbiana won the club championship at the Valley Golf Club. He bested the field by shooting a 2-over 72. His closest competitor was his son, Tony Perry, last year’s champion. Tony finished one stroke behind with a 73. A club championship is also awarded in the ...

Raiders fall to Niles in OT

NILES—After trailing by two touchdowns, Niles mounted a comeback that gave the Red Dragons a thrilling 35-34 overtime victory against South Range Friday. Niles is now 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Northeast 8 Athletic Conference. South Range is now 3-3, 1-2. Despite being outgained 409-269 ...

Rebels blank Quakers

COLUMBIANA—The Crestview boys soccer team picked up its 10th shutout of the season by blanking Salem 5-0 on Thursday. The Rebels are now 12-1 overall. Ryan Emch tallied a pair of goals for the Rebels, while Nick Novak had a busy night with a goal and three assists. Jarred Kalina added a ...

Clipper reaches state

ALLIANCE —Columbiana junior Tyler Andersen is headed to state. Anderson carded an 80 to secure one of three individual berths to the state tournament on Thursday at the Div. III district tournament at Tannenhauf Golf Club. Andersen shot a 41 on the front nine and 39 on the back nine. ...

West Branch takes down Canton South

BELOIT — West Branch’s volleyball team was a 25-12, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23 winner over Canton South on Thursday. For the Warriors (15-5, 7-3), Riley Tuel had six aces, 10 points, 16 assists and 14 digs, while Sammie Tuel had two aces and 12 points. Jessica Bock had 10 kills and five ...

WEEK SIX FOOTBALL FORECAST

Salem at Marlington 7 p.m., Friday The Quakers (5-0, 2-0) are riding an eight-game winning streak heading into this key Eastern Buckeye Conference tilt. Marlington (3-2, 1-0) is already finished with the non-league portion of its schedule and has won three straight over the Quakers. ...

United learns to play under new leaders

WELLSVILLE—For the past two seasons, the Wellsville volleyball team has stood clearly apart from the pack in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Tuesday, the Tigers put the finishing touches on their second straight league title by sweeping yet another conference opponent as they took ...