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Ohio Steel leaves its mark on national tournaments

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SALEM — When a baseball team battles through a 104-team tournamant to claim runner-up, it has every right to be called the “Runner-up Champions,” said Coach Mike Skripac of the Ohio Steel traveling team. In Cooperstown, N.Y. last August, at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament, the ...

Final resting places

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At least nine major league baseball players (including Win Mercer) have their final resting places in Columbiana County according to baseball-reference.com. Curt Welch (1862-1896) — The East Liverpool native was said to be the finest centerfielder of the 19th century. His career spanned 10 ...

Researcher unpacks county baseball mystery

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George Barclay “Win” Mercer seemingly had everything to live for on the day of Jan. 12, 1903. The 28-year-old veteran of seven National League and two American League campaigns was a part of a barnstorming tour featuring a strong pool of baseball talent from across the country including ...

Raiders thankful to still be practicing

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GREENFORD—When many Americans think of Thanksgiving, they associate the holiday with food, family and, of course, football. This morning, the South Range football team will participate in the Thanksgiving gridiron tradition when they take the field for their final practice in preparation ...

Raiders embrace playoff mentality

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GREENFORD — The South Range football team began to lay the groundwork for its 2017 regional title way back in November of last season, when the sting of the Raiders’ first-round upset loss to an underrated Garfield squad was still fresh. “Immediately after that game, we got in the ...

Youngstown All-District Soccer Teams

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Girls Coach of the Year DIII Olivia Murphy Columbiana Girls Assistant of the Year DIII Zachary Barkley United ——— Division II Girls All-District 1st Team Sara Ciletti Howland Bethany Rasile Niles Sam Yanci Lakeview Macey Malinky Canfield Brooke ...

COLUMBIANA/MAHONING COUNTY ALL-STAR SOCCER TEAMS

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Columbiana/Mahoning County Large/Small School Honors Large School Boys 1st Team Noah Carthwright Poland Marcus Romeo Poland Hunter Higgins South Range Vince Moyers Austin Town Fitch Jad Jadallah Canfield Griffin Lough West Branch Bryce Owens Salem Drew Theiss Beaver ...

Jaguar D overwhelms Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With a smack-talking, quarterback-sacking defense, Jacksonville is all alone atop the AFC South. The Jaguars intend to stay there. Blake Bortles threw a touchdown pass , linebacker Telvin Smith recovered a fumble for a TD with 1:14 remaining on Sunday and the surprising ...

Raiders preparing for next challenge

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GREENFORD — Just one team now stands between South Range and a trip to the Division V state championship game. After pounding Black River 40-16 on Friday to claim the Region 17 championship, the second-ranked Raiders (13-0) will meet the top-ranked team in Division V when they clash with ...

All-EOAC boys soccer

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2017 EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First Team Gabe Heinrich — Columbiana Kyle Bechweth — Columbiana Zach Chaffee — Columbiana Josh Welch — East Palestine Aymeric Leroy — East Palestine Austin Holley — East Palestine Tommy Kornbau — Leetonia Jonathan Logan — ...

Mount Union smothers Washington & Lee

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ALLIANCE – Second-ranked Mount Union scored twice in the first quarter and held on during a rainy Saturday afternoon for a 21-0 win over Washington and Lee (Va.) in an NCAA Division III playoff opener. The Mount Union defense held a Washington & Lee offense — which is second in the ...

Raiders pick up and run to regional title

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CANAL FULTON — Though the score of Friday’s Div. V, Region 17 championship game was still close as the third quarter wore on, South Range senior offensive lineman Matt Brooks began to feel more and more like this was the Raiders’ night. “As an offensive lineman, I can tell when guys ...

EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL ALL-STARS

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First Team Jakob Cross — Columbiana Shane Moore — Columbiana Chase Franken — Columbiana Frank Rupert — Columbiana Zach Philips — Columbiana Parker Sherry — East Palestine Dominic Posey — East Palestine Vincent Delaroza — East Palestine Branden Kemp — East ...

Canfield’s season comes to an end at Reilly Stadium

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SALEM — It was indeed a tale of two halves when Canfield and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary collided in a defensive gem Friday night in a Division III regional football championship game at Salem’s Reilly Stadium. Scoring opportunities were few and far between, but SVSM managed to couple a ...

Hill gaining experience at YSU

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YOUNGSTOWN—When his playing days concluded three years ago, former Crestview and Waynesburg quarterback Carter Hill found that he had no desire to leave the gridiron behind. “Growing up, my dad was always coaching me and I saw how much fun he had with it,” Hill said. “I saw the same ...

Coleman gets another chance to prove himself

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BEREA — Corey Coleman has endured the pain of losing along with his Browns teammates for two months. He gets to do something to stop it this week. The speedy former first-round draft pick whose career has been slowed by twice breaking his right hand, will return to Cleveland’s lineup on ...

Raiders to face three 1,000-yard rushers

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GREENFORD—In the run-up to last week’s second-round playoff game with Akron Manchester, there was little secret that the South Range football team’s main mission was containing standout sophomore running back Ethan Wright. This week’s Division V Region 17 championship game against ...

ALL-EASTERN DISTRICT FOOTBALL

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2017 Eastern District Football All-Stars Division III First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Andrew Newsom, Dresden Tri-Valley, 5-10, 154, sr.; Baron May, New Philadelphia, 6-0, 175, so.; Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 210, jr. Running Backs: Kye Crowthers, New Philadelphia, 5-11, 170, sr.; Caine ...

Raiders small and mighty up front

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GREENFORD — Just by glancing at the roster, the South Range offensive and defensive linemen don’t jump out as a particularly imposing bunch. With the exception of Matt Brooks and Tyler Dolak, most of them range between 200 and 220 pounds. Once the Raiders take the field, though, it ...

Roush tops field at USATF event

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COLUMBIANA — There was a new cross country meet at Columbiana High School with some familiar faces. Former South Range High School All-Ohioan and Malone University All-American Ryan Roush topped the field on a chilly Saturday morning at the United States Track and Field’s Lake Erie ...