×

Sports

Quakers gain two titles

Local Sports

BELOIT — It took a while but the grueling Div. II sectional at West Branch managed to complete a long day on Saturday. The tournament featured a split-session format and didn’t wrap up until after 9 p.m. due to those rules. West Branch produced three champions in Alex Courtney (120), ...

AROUND THE HORN

Local Sports

Western Reserve crowned BERLIN CENTER — Dani Vuletich had 24 points and nine rebounds as Western Reserve down the East Canton Wizards 50-26 on Saturday in a Div. IV district final. Olivia Pater added 12 points for the Blue Devils. Western Reserve will meet rival and overall top seed ...

Pirates snatch district away from Quakers

Local Sports

PERRY— Salem’s girls basketball team could see a district championship in their immediate future with 4.4 seconds left in Saturday’s Div. II district final against top-seed Perry. However, in a flash, defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. A miracle, banked-in 35-footer from ...

End of the line for Quakers

Local Sports

SALEM — Salem fell behind by 17 points in the first half, made a great comeback to pull within eight in the fourth quarter but Louisville countered the rally to post a 75-61 win over the Quakers in a Div. II sectional boys’ basketball title game in John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday ...

South Range has a date with Py Valley in district semifinal

Local Sports

GARRETTSVILLE — With a comfortable 31-18 lead at halftime, it appeared South Range was going to cruise to an easy sectional bracket final win over Garfield. That lead didn’t last however, as the G-Men continued to eat away at South Range’s advantage, but the Raiders responded just in time ...

Lions last-second luck runs out in sectional final

Local Sports

COLUMBIANA – The Heartland Christian Lions have been making history this season. Unfortunately, on Friday night the season for third-seeded Lions came to a sobering end when the No. 12 seed Mathews Mustangs pulled out a 67-63 upset win in overtime in a Div. IV sectional final. The Mustangs ...

Rebels almost pull off road victory

Local Sports

LEAVITTSBURG — Coming off two ugly losses to end the season, LaBrae coach Chad Kiser harped to his team that they aren’t in that condition yet for the tournament. A two week lay off and sporadic play at best against Newton Falls and Liberty, it was anyone’s guess on how their Division ...

Talbert named All-OAC

Local Sports

ALLIANCE — Mount Union junior wrestler Landon Talbert was named All-Ohio Athletic Conference as decided by the conference’s 10 coaches. The Crestview High School graduate went 4-0 this season at 285 pounds. His win total included a major decision and two falls. Talbert had a career ...

Lisbon bows out in Wellsville

Local Sports

WELLSVILLE — Fifth-seeded Wellsville used a strong second half to down seventh-seeded Lisbon 59-41 in a Division IV sectional final on Friday. The Tigers were down 17-11 with three minutes left in the first half and closed the half on a 9-0 run. The Tigers outscored the Blue Devils 39-24 ...

Family Matters

Local Sports

It can be tough to keep track of the Salem girls basketball scorebook this season with the Davidson cousins on the roster. (From left) Sisters Abbie and Annie Davidson and sisters Alanee and Alivia Davidson have helped the Quakers to a 16-5 season and trip to the Division II district final. ...

Top-seed Perry next for Salem

Local Sports

SALEM — The Salem girls’ basketball team combined a balanced scoring attack with an absolutely suffocating defensive performance to post a 45-36 triumph over Kenston in a Division II district semifinal in John A. Cabas Gymnasium Wednesday night. “Everyone has a different role and it ...

Experienced Raiders stick it to EOAC champions

Local Sports

By LOWELL SPENCER Special to the News GREENFORD — The top-seeded South Range Raiders girls basketball team had a clear goal to get back to regionals again this year. The team took another step in that direction on Wednesday by blasting the No. 15-seeded East Palestine Bulldogs 70-25 in ...

Rebels can’t complete sweep

Local Sports

BROOKFIELD — The old adage of beating the same team three times reared its ugly head in the Division III district semifinal between the sixth-seeded Crestview Rebels and the third-seeded Brookfield Warriors. The Rebels had already gotten past the Warriors by scores of 37-28 and 44-35 ...

Dukes oust Branch

Local Sports

ALLIANCE — West Branch wasn’t going to let its season end without a fight. Trailing by 17 points in the fourth quarter, fifth-seeded West Branch went on an 11-0 run to get back into the game before falling to third-seeded Marlington, 58-53, in a Divisioni II district semifinal ...

Quakers tame Indians

Local Sports

SALEM — Salem boys’ basketball coach Jeff Andres would like to bottle how his team plays in the fourth quarter of games because when the situation calls for it, the Quakers can take their play to another level. Such was the case again during Tuesday night’s Div. II sectional opener ...

Crestview stops United, rubber match with LaBrae next

Local Sports

COLUMBIANA — Crestview missed 15 of its first 20 shots before Anthony Cusick gave it a shot Tuesday. Cusick scored eight straight points for the Rebels, including two three-pointers, in the second quarter as Crestview built a 12-point lead on the way to a 66-51 win over United in a Division ...

Warriors sting Eagles

Local Sports

BELOIT – The sixth-seeded West Branch Warriors boys’ basketball team came into the tournament looking to make a long run playing as a close-knit team. They showed how dynamic they can be with a convincing 71-36 win over No. 21 seed Hubbard Eagles in a Div. II sectional opener on Tuesday. ...

AROUND THE HORN

Local Sports

United rolls Dover DOVER — The United boys bowling team topped Dover 2,312-2,105 at Wabash Lanes on Monday. The Eagles were led by Austin Sarchet with games of 232 and 212 for a a 444 series. Chris Combs also had a 211 game. The United girls lost 1,990-1,764. The Eagles were led by Sara ...

Quakers reign in EBC

Local Sports

SALEM — Salem’s girls basketball team reached the finish line of the Eastern Buckeye Conference championship campaign on Monday but knocking off Alliance 61-36. The Quakers (15-5, 10-2) ended up sharing the league championship with Marlington. The Dukes knocked off Alliance 96-36 on ...

Quakers to begin at Branch

Local Sports

BELOIT — West Branch and Salem will be among the schools competing in the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament on Saturday at West Branch High School. The tournament will be run in a split session format. Weight classes from 106 to 145 will begin at 9 a.m. and will wrestle until ...