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Eagles remain in front

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LISBON — The United boys basketball team maintained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a hard-fought 57-53 victory over Lisbon Tuesday. Dakota Hill led the Eagles (9-3, 7-1 EOAC) with 20 points. Hill was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line in ...

Warriors lead the pack in Div. II

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COLUMBUS —The West Branch girls basketball team is on top of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference and the state poll. The Warriors go into tonight’s game as the top-ranked team in the season’s first Associated Press Division II girls state poll, which was released Monday. West Branch ...

Rebels overpowered by Golden Bears

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NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off of a 13-day layoff, Oak Glen boys basketball coach Jerry Everly was afraid his club would come out rusty in Tuesday’s home matchup with Crestview. If his Golden Bears were rusty, they did a good job of hiding it, pulling away early and never looking back en ...

Hughes powers Blue Devils

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BERLIN CENTER—Alexis Hughes scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Western Reserve girls basketball team past Sebring 80-20 Monday. The Blue Devils improve to 10-3 overall. Laura Sigworth added to the winning effort with 13 points, five rebounds, five assists and four ...

Beaver Local grad gets OVAC honor

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BELLAIRE — A pair of former Cincinnati Bearcat football players headline the first group of inductees to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Beaver Local alumnus Adam Hoppel and Steubenville graduate Zach Collaros will formally join the OVAC Hall of Fame, ...

Quakers bounce back in a big way

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SALEM — Salem came into Saturday’s game looking to regain momentum from a loss Friday night and United was looking to continue the momentum as they won on Friday night. “We were feeling it tonight after coming off that loss versus Minerva,” Salem senior Mitch Davidson said. “There ...

Warriors stay in control

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BELOIT—The West Branch girls rolled to its 10th win of the season with a 59-41 win over Louisville in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action. West Branch pulled away in the first quarter outscoring Louisville 16-4. Kayla Hovorka and Natalie Zuchowski each had 16 points and eight ...

Lions succumb to Tigers

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COLUMBIANA—The Wellsville girls basketball team fought past Heartland Christian 41-35 Saturday. The Tigers improve to 2-12 overall, the Lions fall to 0-12. Hunter Weekley enjoyed a big game for the Tigers with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists. Camryn Jackson provided 10 points, ...

Lions pull away from Quakers late

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MINERVA — Talented Minerva and Salem matched up in a hotly-contested varsity boys’ basketball game which featured six different lead changes in the Lions’ den Friday night. But taller Salem, which led 48-46 after three periods, got into foul trouble in the fourth quarter and Minerva ...

Eagles stay in front

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EAST PALESTINE— The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference leading United Eagles knew the stakes coming into Friday’s game against second-place East Palestine as teams are lobbying for position in the league’s inaugural season. “We knew coming in this is the end of the first cycle of ...

Lisbon falls in OT despite Brownfield’s record night

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LISBON—The Wellsville boys basketball team stayed in the thick of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference race with a 75-67 overtime victory at Lisbon Friday. The Tigers improve to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the EOAC, one game behind first-place United, which knocked off East Palestine 58-48 ...

Blue Devils lose a tough one

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NORTH JACKSON — Michaelina Terranova had 23 points as Jackson-Milton picked up a key Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference win over Western Reserve by a 58-52 count in overtime on Thursday. Alyssa Serensky had 13 points to lead the Blue Devils. Laura Sigworth added 12 points and 10 rebounds. ...

Another victory for the Clippers

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COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana girls basketball team rolled to its 11th consecutive win with a 73-38 victory over Leetonia Thursday. The Clippers are now 11-0 overall and 7-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Alexis Cross led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds. Taylor Hall also ...

Weather freezes out local teams

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Due to the frigid weather conditions prep sports schedules are being adjusted for events through Saturday. ¯ East Liverpool sporting events from Thursday night through Saturday are postponed. No events have been rescheduled yet. The only expection is the Beaver Local Swimming Invitational ...

Davidson’s putback saves the day for Salem

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SALEM — Ellie Davidson put back a rebound with 1.2 seconds left as Salem’s girls basketball team set down Marlington 51-50 on Wednesday in Northeastern Buckeye Conference play. Marlington was handed one more chance to win the game but could not get a shot off in time. Salem is 8-2 and ...

Crestview subdues Heartland Christian

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COLUMBIANA — Ten Crestview players scored as the Rebels raced past Heartland Christian, 59-33, in girls basketball action Wednesday. Taryn Gilbert scored a seson-high 16 points to go along with three assists and four steals to lead the Rebels, who improve to 9-3 on the season. The Rebels ...

Tsilimos retires as Lisbon’s winningest coach

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LISBON — Jim Tsilimos guided the Lisbon football team for 25 years. This fall, there will be someone else on the sidelines for the Blue Devils. Tsilimos, who became the winningest coach in school history this past season, has stepped down as head coach. “We knew he wasn’t going to ...

Columbiana stays close with Tigers

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COLUMBIANA — Shane Eynon and John Ritter hit for 16 points each as Springfield used a strong fourth quarter to beat Columbiana 57-44 on Tuesday night. Clay Medvec added 14 points for the Tigers. Erik Hopfenziz had 13 points for Columbiana (2-9) who was up by one at half and was tied ...

Raiders prevail in battle of unbeatens

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McDONALD — In a battle of unbeatens, South Range defeated McDonald behind a great defensive effort, 57-49, Tuesday night on the Blue Devils’ floor. McDonald has lost just two regular season games in the last two years, both to South Range. Early in the first quarter, McDonald (8-1) came ...

Browns become second team to finish 0-16

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a lost season distilled to one play, filled with hope and achingly familiar anguish for a franchise that’s known little else over the last two decades. Fourth down. Trailing by four. One last shot at avoiding NFL infamy. Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone ...