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Better late than never for West Branch

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AUSTINTOWN — The West Branch boys 800-meter relay team had a delayed celebration Saturday. The Warriors jumped from sixth place to fourth after the red flags flew to capture the final state berth at the Austintown Division II regional. “Our coach said on the way here anything can happen ...

Raiders seize their opportunity

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AUSTINTOWN — South Range seniors Ian Pierson, Cameron Tarr and Mathias Combs graduated on the track and then from high school on Saturday. All three Raiders raced at the regional meet for the first time and all three qualified for the state track meet. “There is a lot of pressure (in ...

South Range continues magical ride

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MASSILLON—In a year of tournament firsts for the South Range baseball team, another milestone is on the horizon for the Raiders as a trip to Columbus for a chance to play for the Div. III state title is on deck. South Range knocked off Grand Valley 4-2 on Friday at Massillon Washington’s ...

Stokes pushes through the pain

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MASSILLON — Lisbon senior high jumper Seth Stokes was smiling more Friday than after his state runner-up finish last year. Stokes overcame a painful foot injury at the Massillon Perry Division III regional meet as he turned in one of his most impressive performances for a third straight ...

Perry won’t be alone at state

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MASSILLON — Crestview junior Dominic Perry enters the state track meet as one of the top shot putters in Division III. Six more Rebels will join him next weekend. Perry captured a second straight regional title, while the Crestview boys also advanced their 400- and 800-meter relay teams ...

Muslovski switches gears, speeds to Columbus

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MASSILLON — Columbiana sophomore Kayla Muslovski changed her priorities in a hurry last week. After fouling out in the long jump at the Springfield district, she turned her attention to the 200-meter dash. Muslovski grabbed the fourth and final state berth in the event at the Massillon ...

Quakers chase down a pair of state berths

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AUSTINTOWN — Both Salem 3200-meter relay teams advanced to the state meet Thursday, but the girls were glad they ran before the boys. “It kind of takes the pressure off,” Salem senior Georgia McLachlan said. Like he always does, Salem senior anchor Quinlan Rumsey had another thrilling ...

Stockman has come a long way

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AUSTINTOWN — At the first track meet of the season, Salem junior discus thrower Cooper Stockman was trying to stay out of last place. “I was throwing 86 feet at the Cope,” Stockman said. “I thought I was hopeless in the disc.” He has gone from 16th out of 18 throwers at the F.E. ...

Raiders one win away from state

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MASSILLON—For the first time in program history, South Range baseball competed in a Div. III regional semifinal contest. The Raiders were not daunted by the task as they made their regional debut a successful one with a 4-1 win over Waynedale, who was ranked 11th in the Div. III state ...

Destany is on the Warriors’ side

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AKRON—Late inning comebacks have become second nature for the West Branch softball team during its tournament run. On Wednesday, the Warriors rallied again and knocked off Perry 3-1 in a Div. II regional semifinal at Akron Firestone Stadium. “It makes these games even better,” West ...

Jarrett books third straight trip to state

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MASSILLON — United senior high jumper Camryn Jarrett saves her best for the end of the season. “I think I get anxious and my adrenaline gets me going higher,” she said. “It counts more at the end of the season.” Jarrett repeated as the Massillon Perry Division III regional ...

Perry Div. III regional track results

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BOYS RESULTS FINALS (Top four advance to state) 3200 RELAY: 1. East Canton 7:54.54; 2. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy 8:07.23; 3. Maplewood 8:14.76; 4. Smithville 8:17.97; 5. Norwayne 8:28.99; 6. Steubenville Catholic Central 8:31.86; 7. Dalton 8:33.09; 8. McDonald 8:36.80. DISCUS: 1. ...

Sloan makes his final jump count

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MASSILLON — Southern Local freshman Bradly Sloan is wise beyond his years on the track. Sloan became Southern Local’s first state qualifier in 12 years with one clutch long jump at the Massillon Perry Division III regional meet Wednesday. With seven other jumpers over 20 feet, Sloan ...

Cavs look to end Celtics home win streak at 9

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BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to see a different LeBron James in Cleveland after the Cavaliers fell into a 2-0 hole to open the Eastern Conference finals Two games and back-to-back wins later, James has reminded everyone exactly why he’s been to seven straight NBA finals. Boston ...

Quakers turn to a familiar face

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SALEM — The new Salem boys basketball coach needs no introduction. Jeff Andres, a former Salem girls head coach and longtime boys assistant, was hired as the boys head coach by the board of education Monday. “It’s been a good place for me,” said Andres, who is in his 20th year as a ...

Area Track Leaders

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Here are the top high school track and field times and distances in Columbiana County and southern Mahoning County through May 22, according to meet results reported to the News: BOYS LEADERS 110 HURDLES: Zach Murray (Salem) 15.34, Andre Tonkinson (Salem) 15.94, Jaret Hahn (United) 16.0, ...

AREA GOLF RESULTS

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Salineville Men’s Thursday Night Golf League at Beaver Creek Meadows. Flory Construction 14.5, Team Toot 14, Old Guys 14, J&R 13, Tom & Sam 12, Burtons 9, Gil & Tom - 7, K & B - 6.5, Two Dummies & Set of Clubs 5, Two Guys Two Clubs 5 Brittian Motors Tuesday ...

Celtics not finding life easy on road

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren’t straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn’t an issue on the road in the postseason. Playing games is ...

Quakers sweep district titles

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SALEM — The Salem track teams defended their turf Saturday. The Quakers totaled six victories on the afternoon and raced to the Division II district boys and girls team titles a second straight year at Reilly Stadium. Salem finished it off as both 1600-meter relay teams won with the best ...

Salem Div. II district track results

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BOYS RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Salem (135), 2. Canal Fulton Northwest (80), 3. South Range (77), 4. Akron Coventry (62), 5. Poland (57), 6. West Branch (46), 7. Mogadore Field (42), 8. Massillon Tuslaw (40), 9. Struthers (35), 10. Canton South (34), 11. Navarre Fairless (21), 12. LaBrae ...