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Quakers capture 15th win by downing Western Reserve

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From Staff Reports SALEM — Salem used a 25-point third quarter to defeat Western Reserve, 60-50, Saturday. Salem moves to 15-7 and Western Reserve falls to 7-14. For Salem, Jon Null had 18 points and Drew Weir had 14 points. For Western Reserve, Ryan Gordon had a game-high 25 ...

Salem’s Ziegler ninth at district

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GENEVA — No area boys or girls will be going to the state swimming meet this season after district meets wrapped up on Saturday across the state The Div. II Northeast district meet on Friday at SPIRE featured several local competitors, but none did enough to be one of the 24 top in each ...

Davidson, Phillips in action for YSU

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ARGO, N.D. — Former Salem High School standout Mitch Davidson made his collegiate debut in former Salem coach Doug Phillips’ first game as head coach at Youngstown State University. Davidson, a sophomore third-string quarterback, was the holder on Colt McFadden’s extra-point kick after ...

Hawkins played for Cleveland Indians

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Wynn Hawkins, a former New Waterford High School standout who went on to be a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. Hawkins was an All-Ohio basketball player at New Waterford and set the Baldwin-Wallace College career scoring record of 1,175 points in three ...

Bell snags first

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team? That seemed unlikely. Bell defied the odds Sunday and earned his first career Cup series victory — in just his second race since Joe Gibbs Racing pulled him back into ...

Salem scraps with Eagles

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HANOVERTON — The Salem boys basketball team apparently likes life on the road. The Quakers won their eight road game of the season as they turned back neighboring rival United 52-43 on Friday night. It marked Salem’s third straight win as they improved to 14-7 on the season. Eight of ...

Leetonia loses to league champs

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LEETONIA — Southern Local celebrated the first boys basketball league title in school history Thursday. The Indians claimed it outright on Friday. The Indians defeated Leetonia 58-42 on Friday to move to 14-5 overall and 12-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, one game ahead of Valley ...

Warriors fall to Fitch

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AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch oustcored West Branch in each of the last three quarters on the way to a 49-43 win Friday. Fitch improves to 8-13, while West Branch wraps up the regular season at 16-6. After West Branch led 8-7 in the first quarter, Fitch finished the game with a 42-35 ...

Salem steals the show

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Columbiana County Div. II boys’ basketball bragging rights were on the line Thursday night when longtime county rivals Salem and East Liverpool met in Potter Fieldhouse in the fifth annual Kent State County Clash. Trailing by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, Salem ...

East Palestine celebrates EOAC title

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EAST PALESTINE — Even with limited fans in the stands, it was apparent from the opening tip that this was an important game for the East Palestine Bulldogs. With an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference league title on the line, the Bulldogs brought high energy and high intensity and defeated ...

Heartland delivers again

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COLUMBIANA — The spotlight is getting brighter on Heartland Christian. The Lions won for the 12th time in 13 games by pulling away from Brookfield for a 66-57 win Thursday night. Joey Donofrio and Jonathan Bertovich combined for 42 points to lead the charge. Donofrio scored 22 points, ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Correction The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference had no plans to have a league tournament this season despite COVID-19. The league athletic directors met last year and decided the league championship would be decided by head-to-head matchups. Salem middle sweeps event CANAL FULTON — ...

Stith breaks new ground

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SALEM — Salem freshman Karlie Stith won the 143-pound class on Saturday at the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Northeast District Tournament at Lutheran West High School. Stith is the first Salem girls wrestler to compete in this tournament and advances to the state ...

Crestview outworks Vikings

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COLUMBIANA—The sixth-seeded Crestview Rebels used an inspired defensive effort on Wednesday night to defeat the No. 17 seed Waterloo Vikings 41-27 to advance to a sectional final against No. 8 seed LaBrae on Saturday. Crestview closed the game on a 15-4 run to pull away from Waterloo in the ...

EOAC will shake out some way

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The Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference could crown a girls basketball champion tonight or maybe more. East Palestine will host Columbiana tonight in a game that has title implications for at least four teams. School officials decided last week to have a first-half champion and an overall ...

Warriors rout Cowboys

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BELOIT — West Branch got 12 players in the scorebook as the Warriors knocked off Youngstown Chaney 67-9 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional opener. Sydney Mercer and Anna Lippiatt had nine points each for the Warriors, 19-5. Mercer also had seven rebounds. Chaney is 4-14. West ...

United sweeps EOAC wrestling slate

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HANOVERTON — United took down Lisbon 54-18 on Wednesday to win the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title outright. The Eagles are 16-9 overall and 5-0 in league duals. An EOAC tournament was not held this year. Tucker Kiko, Dallas McCracken and Payne Brereton had pins for the Eagles. ...

Indians in control in EOAC

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LISBON — Southern moved another step closer to the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title with a 55-50 win over Lisbon on Wednesday in boys action. Southern is 12-5 and 10-2 in the league. The Indians have one less loss than Wellsville and Valley Christian. Southern will host Lisbon ...

Quaker duo among district qualifiers

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GENEVA — Area Northeast district swimming qualifiers will compete on Friday at the SPIRE Institute. Girls competition will start at 10 a.m. and boys will be held at 4 p.m. Only the top two finishers in each event will advance to the state meet set for Feb. 24-25 at C.T. Branin Natatorium ...