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West Branch stung on the road

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MILLERSBURG — West Branch’s road trip to West Holmes didn’t end up being a pleasurable experience on Friday. The Knights sent the Warriors packing with a 30-8 victory. Jesse Rastetter scored West Branch’s lone touchdown in the fourth quarter. Cale Ogi rushed for 203 yards and ...

Eagles fly past overmatched Bears

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LEETONIA — United scored on two of its first six plays and the Eagles’ defense recorded a shutout in a 34-0 win over Leetonia on Friday. The Eagles have won three straight to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, one game behind league-leading Columbiana ...

Southern Local sets the stage

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SALINEVILLE — When Friday’s contest between Southern Local and Wellsville kicked off it looked like the Indians were going to run away with the victory. But, Wellsville refused to back down and forced the Indians to fight their way to the 44-29 win. Southern improves to 7-1 overall and ...

Crestview pushes toward playoffs

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COLUMBIANA—The Crestview football team kept pushing towards the playoffs by roaring past Kent Roosevelt in the fourth quarter for a 42-22 victory Friday. The Rebels are now 5-2 overall. The Div. II Rough Riders fall to 2-6. Crestview was trailing 22-20 before ripping off 22 unanswered ...

Salem comeback clinches EBC share

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CARROLLTON — Salem almost let the Eastern Buckeye Conference title slip through its fingers but the Quakers came back from two sets down to stop Carrollton 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-11 on Thursday. Salem (19-3, 11-1) needed a win over the Warriors to clinch a share of the title. ...

PREP FOOTBALL FORECAST

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WEEK EIGHT Salem at Minerva, 7 p.m. The Quakers (3-4, 0-4) find them in the Eastern Buckeye Conference basement with Minerva (0-7, 0-3). This could be a good point for the Quakers to regroup or for Minerva to end its 37-game losing streak. West Branch at West Holmes, 7 p.m. West ...

Quakers earn shutout

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LEAVITTSBURG—The Salem boys soccer team blanked LaBrae 3-0 Thursday. The Quakers improve to 7-7-2 and begin tournament play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard. Jacob McLachlan scored two goals to lead Salem, while Alex Croxull added one goal. Bryce Own had 11 saves in goal, including stopping ...

Regular season winds down

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LISBON—The Lisbon volleyball team closed the regular season with a 25-13, 18-25, 25-18, 25-14 win over Heartland Christian. The Blue Devils improve to 13-8 overall. For Lisbon, Chloe Smith had a big night with 13 kills and 35 digs. Hailee Carpenter added 14 points and 26 assists. For ...

State-ranked Warriors stay unbeaten

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SALEM—The state-ranked West Branch girls soccer team continued its undefeated season with a 1-0 win over Salem at Reilly Stadium on Wednesday. Lexi Biery scored a last-minute goal for the Warriors, who improve to 13-0-2. Olivia McLean provided the assist. Sam Plocher had three saves in ...

Eagles clobber Maplewood

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HANOVERTON—Sam Wolfe had a hat trick as United rolled over Maplewood 7-0 in girls soccer action Wednesday. Morgan Briceland added two goals and two assists, while Loren Swords had a goal and three assists and and Brooke Courtney had one goal and one assist. Kylie Yost added one ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL

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Crestview 3, Champion 0 COLUMBIANA—The Crestview volleyball team continued to roll towards postseason play with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 victory over Champion Wednesday. The Rebels, who are ranked 13th in the Division III state poll, improve to 18-2 overall and 13-0 in the All-American ...

Steeler defense looks the part

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It was no surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers scored 41 points on Sunday, as the Atlanta Falcons were missing both starting safeties, a starting linebacker and a starting defensive lineman. What was surprising was that the Steelers limited the Falcons to just 17 points. The Steelers ...

Quakers down Dukes

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SALEM — Salem’s volleyball team scored an important 25-20, 27-25, 25-19 win over Marlington on Tuesday to pull closer to winning a share of the Eastern Buckeye Conference title. Salem is 18-3 and 10-1 in the league. The Quakers can clinch at least a share of the league title with a win ...

Rebels on the run at AAC Championships

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ASHTABULA — Senior Jeremy Miller topped Crestview cross country runners at the All-American Conference Blue Tier Championships on Tuesday. Miller finished fourth overall at Edgewood High School. BOYS RESULTS STANDINGS: 1. Edgewood (28), 2. Champion (51), 3. LaBrae (61), 4. Crestview ...

Warriors outlast Quakers in EBC tilt

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BELOIT — West Branch got two goals and an assist from Griffin Lough in a 3-1 win over Salem on Tuesday in Eastern Buckeye Conference action. Ian Yarwood had a goal and an assist for the Warriors. Luke Johnson also had an assist. Jared Butler had two saves in goal for the Warriors, ...

Potters knock off Quakers

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EAST LIVERPOOL — In a matchup of two of Columbiana County’s best volleyball teams, East Liverpool defeated Salem 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21 Monday at Potter Fieldhouse. East Liverpool, ranked 16th in the Division II state poll, improves to 19-1. Salem, ranked sixth in Division II, moves ...

Warriors return to state poll

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COLUMBUS — The area’s last two unbeaten football teams suffered their first losses on Friday. Southern Local (6-1) gave up 298 yards rushing to United in the Golden Eagles’ 33-18 win to knock the Indians out of first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Western Reserve (6-1) ...

Eagles perfect in EOAC

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HANOVERTON—The United boys soccer team completed a perfect Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference schedule with a 7-1 win over Columbiana Monday. The Eagles are now 11-2-2 overall and 8-0 in the EOAC. Zach Jewell led the scoring with two goals, while Daniel Blum and Luke Medure each had one ...

Browns kick out of Sunday slump

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Baker Mayfield summoned the courage, the rookie quarterback looked in time to see Greg Joseph’s low, line-drive kick somehow go through the uprights. Mayfield’s mouth opened in disbelief. The Browns won again. And in this unpredictable NFL season, Cleveland’s ...

BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS

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Div. II Boys Soccer East Sectional/District SEEDS: 1. River View, 2. Minerva, 3. Beaver Local, 4. Morgan, 5. Zanesville, 6. Maysville, 7. East Liverpool, 8. Harrison Central, 9. Indian Creek, 9. West Holmes, 11. Steubenville, 12. St. Clairsville, 13. John Glenn, 14. Cambridge, 15. Carrollton, ...