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Sandy Valley 3, Lisbon 2 LISBON — Sandy Valley topped Lisbon 25-19, 13-25, 15-25, 25-23, 15-13 on Saturday. For Lisbon, Maddie Liberati had 11 kills. Corinne Freeman added 10 blocks, while Hailee Carpenter had 17 points. Lisbon won the jayvee game, 25-19, 25-20. McKenna Dailey had 10 ...

37-point underdog stuns Youngstown St.

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Will Marty threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Drew Bevelhimer drilled a 44-yard field goal with four seconds left to win it as Butler stunned No. 24 Youngstown State 23-21 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams at Stambaugh Stadium. The Bulldogs — who ...

Quaker crosses first

ALLIANCE — Salem junior Hunter Christopher raced to victory at the Ashley White Stumpf Invitational on Saturday. Christopher topped the 276-runner boys field, covering the 3.1-mile course at Marlington High School in 16 minutes, 25.3 seconds. He bested the field by 14 seconds. The Salem ...

Quakers blank Golden Eagles

HANOVERTON — Salem High School junior playmaker Niko Walter had an electrifying 90-yard scoring return on the game’s opening kickoff and the Quakers never looked back in a 22-0 shutout of United Local before a packed house Friday night. “That (kickoff return for a score) was a great way ...

Devils burn bright

BERLIN CENTER — In a battle between league champions from last year, the Western Reserve Blue Devils pounded out a hard-fought 41-19 victory over East Palestine on Friday. That pounding was the result of 302 rushing yards by the Devils on the night. The Devils improve to 2-0 on the season, ...

West Branch streaks past Beaver Local

CALCUTTA—At this time last season, the West Branch Warriors were an injury-plagued team wondering how they were going to piece things together after dropping their first two games to Crestview and Beaver Local. One year later, the outlook couldn’t be more different. After opening with a ...

PREP FOOTBALL

South Range 56, Cleveland JFK 12 GREENFORD — South Range used a balanced attack to pile up 396 total yards in a 56-12 win over Cleveland JFK on Friday. Trent Harrold ran for 107 yards and three first-half touchdowns on 16 carries, while Isaac Allegretto completed 14 of 16 passes for 154 ...

Leetonia makes it two straight

LEETONIA — Roman Ferry scored all three touchdowns, but give the Leetonia football team all the credit. The Bears are off to their first 2-0 start since 2008 as they ran over Mathews, 19-0, Friday. Ferry ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 192 yards ...

Rebels go on the attack

COLUMBIANA—It was another week of close football for the Crestview Rebels but this time they came out on the winning end with the 36-22 victory over Struthers on Friday. “The biggest thing is our kids need to realize that there are going to be bad situations in a game and how are you ...

Clipper comeback stalls at McDonald

McDONALD—The Columbiana football team rallied back from an early 21-point deficit, but fell to McDonald in a 42-35 shootout Friday. The Clippers are now 0-2 overall, while McDonald is 2-0. Columbiana quarterback Jakob Cross completed 19-of-36 passes for 394 yards, three touchdowns and two ...

VOLLEYBALL: Quakers stay unbeaten

SALEM — Salem’s volleyball team ran its mark to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference by dumping Alliance 25-14, 25-14, 25-11 on Thursday. Elly Exline had five kills, two aces, 10 points and 15 digs on her birthday. Caitlyn Marx chipped in six kills and three blocks. Josie Miller ...

PREP FOOTBALL FORECAST

Salem at United, 7 p.m. Salem (1-0) looked strong against defending Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champion East Palestine in its 38-21 win in the opener. Meanwhile, United (1-0) handed Minerva its 31st straight loss. The Eagles’ last win over their Quaker neighbors was in 2014. West ...

Leetonia downs Southern

SALINEVILLE—Leetonia beat Southern 203-216 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference golf action Thursday at Beaver Meadows. The Bears are now 2-8 overall, while the Indians fall to 2-7. For Leetonia, Brandon Cantwell led the way with a 43, while Patrick Hall had a 46, Jayden Herhold 54 and ...

PREP SOCCER

United 11, Waterloo 2 ATWATER — United’s girls soccer team scored an 11-2 win over Waterloo on Thursday. Loren Swords and Sam Wolfe both had hat tricks for the Eagles. Morgan Briceland had two goals, while Kendyl Daggy, Celeste Hoffmeister and Abilgail Hruby had one each. Swords ...

PREP TENNIS

West Branch 3, Salem 2 BELOIT — West Branch’s girls tennis team secured a 3-2 win over Salem on Thursday. West Branch is 4-1 and 1-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. Salem is 4-3 and 0-1. Salem is at Marlington on Tuesday. FIRST SINGLES: Marina Egli (WB) def. Elena Economous, 6-2, ...

Eagles fly over Tigers

WELLSVILLE — United’s boys soccer team was all over Wellsville in a 12-0 win on Wednesday at Nicholson Stadium. United led 7-0 at the half. CJ Heffner had 10 saves for the Tigers. Jonathan DeJane added seven saves. United 2-1-1 and 2-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. ...

Quakers smash Wildcats

CANTON — The Salem volleyball team opened Eastern Buckeye Conference play with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 win over Canton South on Tuesday. For the Quakers, Kennedy Grimes totaled 19 digs and four aces, Echo Mayer-Kutz 19 kills, Caitlyn Marx eight kills and six blocks and Josie Miller 16 ...

Quakers blast Carrollton

CARROLLTON — Juan Jose scored four goals in leading the Salem boys past Carrollton, 7-1, Tuesday. William Cunningham, Krill Tonkinson and Alex Croxull added goals for the Quakers, who led 3-1 at halftime. Jacob McLachlan had two assists, while Bryce Owen made seven saves in goal. ...

Minerva downs Salem, West Branch

SALEM—The Minerva girls golf team beat Salem and West Branch in a tri-match Tuesday at Salem Hills. The Lions finished with a team total of 228, while the Quakers shot 238 and the Warriors 261. For the Lions, Jordan Van Meter was the runaway medalist with a 37. Baeli Waller added a 49, ...

PREP TENNIS

Canton South 3, West Branch 2 CANTON—Canton South edged West Branch 3-2 in Eastern Buckeye Conference girls tennis action Tuesday. The Warriors fall to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the EBC. Canton South improves to 7-1, 1-0. West Branch hosts Salem Thursday. FIRST SINGLES: Destiny Winans ...