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Two straight for Salem boys

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SALEM — Josh Young hit four three-pointers and Trey Double added seven points to highlight a 24-9 first-quarter run that put Salem on its way to a 74-52 win over Hubbard on Saturday night. The Quakers win for the second straight night to improve to 5-11, while Hubbard drops to 1-15. Salem ...

Local teams come up short

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ROOTSTOWN — South Range was the only local wrestling team to win a Division III match at the OHSAA dual team tournament Saturday. The fifth-seeded Raiders defeated 12th-seeded Rittman, 55-24, before falling to fourth-seeded Sandy Valley, 42-35, in the quarterfinals at Rootstown High ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Salem at Minerva 7th Grade: Salem won 44-30 Saturday. Salem (9-4), Rylee Hutton 23 points, Kaylee Carlisle 19. 8th Grade: Salem won 34-24. Salem (12-1). Next: Salem at West Branch Monday. Leetonia vs. Toronto 7th Grade: Toronto won 27-11 Saturday. Leetonia: Martina ...

DIV. II WRESTLING RESULTS

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DIVISION II, REGION 12 At Alliance High School FIRST ROUND West Branch 58, Salem 21 106: Tony Seddon (Salem) pin Alex Courtney, 1:17. 113: Caiden Hart (Salem) pin Tyler Hicks, 0:24. 120: Christian Wayt (West Branch) pin Micah Chamberlain, 2:39. 126: Jacob Frost (Salem) dec. Carter ...

Salem gets back in win column

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SALEM — Salem coupled an outstanding, aggressive defensive performance with excellent balance on offense to garner a 55-42 boys’ basketball win over Western Reserve in John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. With the win, Salem snapped a seven-game losing streak and is now 4-11 overall. ...

Muslovski regins as Clipper scoring queen

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COLUMBIANA — For all of her scoring prowess, Columbiana junior point guard Kayla Muslovski knew that her biggest task coming into this season had nothing to do with statistics. “Just helping to bring the team together with a new coach (Dave Crismon) was probably the biggest thing I had on ...

Malone University eliminates football program

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CANTON — Malone University is discontinuing its football program after 26 years in a cost-cutting move. Malone football players and coaches were informed of the decision Friday morning in meeting with Malone President David King and Athletic Director Charlie Grimes. “I’ve got 75 kids ...

Eagles slowed on road

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EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine had a balanced scoring effort as the Bulldgos beat United, 51-45, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Friday for their fourth win of the season. Parker Sherry and Jonathan Bertovich each scored 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Dominic Posey had all 12 ...

Patriots, Rams feature several links to Ohio

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Super Bowl week is often a time when football fans reflect on obscure trivia centered around the big game. This time around around presents us with two teams who have distinct connections to Ohio. We probably mostly remember New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick from his days as the ...

Hutton picks up more awards

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Rylee Hutton, a seventh grader at Salem Junior High School, recently won a gold medal in the juvenile division of the 2018 Pittsburgh Figure Skating Championships. She also earned a gold medal at the Amherst Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. and a silver medal at the Hershey Open in Hershey, Pa. ...

West Branch turns to one of its own

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BELOIT — New West Branch head football coach Ken Harris says he walks by the Warriors’ 1994 Division III state championship banner in the gym every day. “Tradition is something that has been a big part of West Branch,” said Harris, who was an assistant on the state title team. “These ...

Not so lucky seven for Quakers

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EAST LIVERPOOL—The East Liverpool boys basketball team was grateful to be back on the court after an 11-day layoff and it showed Tuesday at Potter Fieldhouse. The Potters started fast out of the gates and led start-to-finish in a 70-47 victory in the Kent State Columbiana County ...

Liberty rolls past Rebels

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COLUMBIANA — Liberty got 17 points from Darrion Williams in a 62-44 win over Crestview in an All-American Conference game on Tuesday. Dominic Wycoff had 11 points and four assists for the Rebels. Drake Golden chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. Crestview won the jayvee portion, ...

Branch, Quakers to face off in duals

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ALLIANCE — Beaver Local earned the second seed in the Div. II, Region 12 dual wrestling tournament set for Saturday at Alliance High School. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. with the winner advancing to the state dual tournament on Feb. 10 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Beaver Local (6-1 in ...

Cavs find rare bright moment

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CHICAGO — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew looked at a rare victory as a learning experience. Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks each scored 18 points, Cedi Osman added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a six-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Chicago Bulls 104-101 on Sunday. “We ...

Rebels gain 11th win of season at Liverpool

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Krista Perry had 21 points, three assists and 10 rebounds as the Crestview girls basketball team rolled to a 55-25 victory over East Liverpool on Monday at Potter Fieldhouse. The Rebels outscored the Potters 35-6 in the second half to take control. Crestview is 11-4 and ...

Salem finally cracks West Branch

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SALEM — Salem High School’s girls basketball team slayed a dragon and took a giant step toward an Eastern Buckeye Conference title as the Quakers upended arch-rival West Branch, 48-41, Saturday in John A. Cabas Gymnasium. To fully appreciate the magnitude of the Quakers’ win, consider ...

Clippers edge Quakers by a point

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WELLSVILLE — Columbiana produced two champions and two runners-up to win the Buck Bailey Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Wellsville High School. The tournament, which featured many area Div. III schools and reserve team wrestlers from some Div. II schools, was won by a one-point margin ...

Minerva keeps pace in the EBC race

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MINERVA — The Minerva girls held Carrollton to four field goals and forced 26 turnovers in a 51-25 Eastern Buckeye Conference win Saturday afternoon. The Lions improve to 12-3 overall and 6-2 in the EBC, one game behind first-place Salem. Ella Kendrick had 11 points and Nelle Yankovich 10 ...

Warriors not caught off guard this time

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SALEM — Any time Salem and West Branch get together in any sport, fans are treated to a high school sports atmosphere like no other. That was again the case Friday night as a vocal crowd for both communities packed John A. Cabas Gymnasium to watch the arch-rival Quakers and Warriors battle in ...