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Palestine selects Stanton

EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine is going with a young coach to lead its boys basketball program. The East Palestine Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Bill Stanton of Poland as its new varsity basketball coach at a meeting on Monday. The 25-year-old last served as an ...

2018 area track and field leaders

Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County for the 2018 season, according to meet results reported to the Salem News: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 15.34, Jaret Hahn (United) 15.64, Andre Tonkinson (Salem) ...

Crestview finishes off best track season so far

COLUMBUS — The Crestview Rebels had their best showing ever in Columbus at the 111th annual state track and field meet. Junior Dominic Perry won the state title in the Division III shot put Friday, while the Rebels’ sprint relay teams both made it on the podium Saturday. “It was ...

AROUND THE HORN

Menough fourth in Youngstown Marathon YOUNGSTOWN — Erik Reed, 29, of East Liverpool raced to victory at the Youngstown Marathon on Sunday. He won by more than two minutes as he covered the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 45 minutes, 4 seconds. Grant Menough, 15, of Salem finished fourth ...

Raiders complete the dream

COLUMBUS—A year of milestones for the South Range baseball team became complete when the Raiders hoisted the Div. III state title trophy on Saturday at Huntington Park in Columbus. “Being able to play with these guys is amazing,” South Range senior Brandon Youngs said. “To be able to ...

Warriors have no regrets

AKRON — Playing in the second longest game in OHSAA State Softball Tournament history, West Branch (27-4) pushed unbeaten favorite LaGrange Keystone (34-0) to the limit before bowing 3-2 in the Div. II state championship game in a 12-inning classic Saturday at Akron Firestone Stadium. “I ...

Tarr’s hard work pays off

COLUMBUS — It took South Range senior Cameron Tarr one year to improve his best time in the 800-meter run by 15 seconds and get on the podium at the state track meet. “I worked harder every day,” he said. “I didn’t want to have a disappointing season like last year. I gave it my all ...

Rebels have come a long way

COLUMBUS — The Crestview sprint relay teams were chasing school records before state medals. “We weren’t thinking about state earlier in the year,” senior Luke Wickline said. “We were trying to get those records.” The Rebels placed in the 400- and 800-meter relays at the Division ...

Quakers double up on podium visits

COLUMBUS — The Salem 3200-meter relay teams followed each other to the podium Friday. The Salem girls and boys teams each finished seventh at the Division II state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “We’ve been running with them all year,” junior Jackson Corbisello said. ...

Perry lands on top of the heap

COLUMBUS — Crestview junior Dominic Perry stood on top of the podium at the state track meet Friday. He hopes his teammates will join him there today. Perry became the third state track champion in school history, while both Rebel sprint relay teams advanced to today’s state finals. He ...

Aczel seizes the moment

COLUMBUS — South Range senior Kayti Aczel vowed to return to the state track meet and better last year’s 16th-place finish in the Division II discus. Aczel became the first South Range girl in 11 years to reach the podium by placing eighth at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Friday ...

Stokes, Jarrett gave it their all

COLUMBUS — Senior high jumpers Seth Stokes and Camryn Jarrett both had higher hopes at the state track meet, but they wouldn’t trade their experiences in their last track meet Friday. “I’m walking away very happy,” Stokes said. “The first two jumps didn’t hurt me, but I think it ...

Warriors advance to state final with another dramatic victory

AKRON — They’re dancing with destiny. The West Branch softball team, which has a flare for the dramatic, punched its ticket to Saturday’s Division II state championship game with a pulsating 5-4 win over Plain City Jonathan Alder in a state semifinal at Akron Firestone Stadium Thursday ...

Raiders will play for state championship

COLUMBUS—Cool, calm and collected is the name of the game for South Range freshman pitcher Jake Gehring who was given the start for the Raiders’ first state appearance. “I don’t really get that nervous,” Gehring said. “I try to stay cool. I love my guys and I trust my guys behind ...

Quakers embrace high expectations

SALEM—The goals were set high for the Salem’s girls track team from day one as seven girls will be competing in four different events today and Saturday in Columbus. “From the get-go this has been a special group,” Salem girls track coach Amy Cochran said. “There goals were always ...

Salem boys blaze a path to Columbus

SALEM — A successful year of Salem boys track will be put to one final test this weekend as a record amount of athletes will compete on the grand stage in Columbus. “The kids just continue to impress us,” Salem boys track coach Rob Motz said. “Every year we have a clear set of goals. ...

Warriors fishing for a state championship

BELOIT—The West Branch softball team has been one that has exemplified team chemistry on and off the field that has kept them on course for the Warriors’ first state appearance. “The whole year has been so great because we are such a tight-knit team,” West Branch outfielder Hannah ...

2018 state track meet schedule

Here are the 2018 state track and field times and events for qualifiers from the Salem News area. The meet will be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus: ——— FRIDAY 9:30 a.m., Division II girls discus, Caitlyn Marx (Salem), Kayti Aczel (South Range). 10:25 a.m., ...

Raiders aren’t backing down now

GREENFORD — For the first time in school history, the South Range baseball team will make an appearance in the state tournament and a coach’s promise that became an underlying motivation early in the season has now become a reality for the team. “Coach promised us at the beginning of ...

Rebels out to break records

COLUMBIANA — The Crestview boys 400- and 800-meter relay teams will carry some added motivation with them down to the Division III state track meet this weekend. In addition to earning a high finish, both Rebel teams will zeroing in on the school records for their respective events when ...