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Fortress Obetz has successful first outing as state host

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OBETZ — Fortress Obetz drew rave reviews as host for the Ohio high school state cross country meet Saturday. “It is a great facility,” South Range senior Spencer Bush said. “This one is way nicer and they put on a good show.” So did the runners. Bush was fourth in the Division III ...

Area runners enjoy fast track at new venue

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OBETZ — It was a fast track at the 92nd annual Ohio high school state cross country meet Saturday. Salem senior Carly Hall, United sophomore Kaleb Nastari and South Range senior Emily Razo all ran their best times in the first state meet at Fortress Obetz. “The state meet has never had ...

South Range puts it all back together

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OBETZ — The South Range boys put it all together for the 92nd annual state cross country meet Saturday. It didn’t matter how long it took the Raiders to get there. Senior Spencer Bush ran his third race in two years after recovering from surgery. Senior teammate Michael Hvizdos was in the ...

Mooney blanks Range

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GREENFORD — Many years ago, legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant once remarked that “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.” Truer words couldn’t be said about the Mooney boy’s soccer program following its Div. III regional final match Saturday ...

CROSS COUNTRY

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OBETZ — Results of the 92nd annual boys and 43rd annual girls state cross country meets held Saturday at Fortress Obetz: DIVISION III BOYS TEAM SCORES 1. East Canton (126), 2. Summit Country Day (131), 3. Mount Gilead (173), 4. Holgate (200), 5. Canton Central Catholic (200), 6. Columbus ...

Raiders push Hornets to limits

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MENTOR —The South Range football team needed to play almost a perfect contest to beat top-seeded Kirtland in a Division V, Region 17 championship game Saturday night. The second-seeded Raiders gave it all they could, scoring more points than anyone did against the Hornets all season. It ...

Raider girls made strides in strange season

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MENTOR—Kirtland’s girls soccer team scored two goals in the first 16 minutes to run away from South Range on Saturday in a Div. III regional final at Mentor High School. The Hornets defeated the Raiders 6-1 to advance to the state semifinals against Findley Liberty-Benton at 7 p.m. on ...

Eagles soar in finale

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HANOVERTON — United senior quarterback Brutus Ogilvie rushed for 173 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as the Golden Eagles upended rival Salem 45-35 Friday night in a hotly-contested season finale here. “After last week (in an upset loss to Minerva) we knew our kids would be ...

Blue Devils close with flurry of points against Edison

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LISBON —Lisbon’s football team didn’t waste any time in jumping on Edison in a 46-12 win on Friday night in the regular season finale for the Blue Devils. And Ryan McCullough was the engine powering the offensive output. In his career finale, McCullough rushed the ball 17 times for ...

Rebels take share of MVAC

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BROOKFIELD —The 2020 high school football season has been filled with uncertainty and questions. For the Crestview Rebels, it was a season where they experienced interruptions, cancellations, highs, and lows. The Rebels finished the season on a huge high as they shelled the Brookfield ...

Rutgers looks to offer some resistance

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COLUMBUS — In Ohio State’s first play from scrimmage against Penn State, slot receiver Garrett Wilson took a handoff, cut around the wide open left end and romped 62 yards to set up the Buckeyes’ first score. A big play and another hot start for No. 3 Ohio State (2-0, 2-0 Big Ten), which ...

CVCA 58, West Branch 55

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CUYAHOGA FALLS—West Branch ended its season 8-2 after falling to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 58-55 on Friday night. CVCA finishes their season 8-4. West Branch went up 28-0 to start the contest, but CVCA fought their way back to make it 42-22 at the half and then outscored West ...

Smithies put an end to Crestview run

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BARBERTON — Despite entering 2020 short on varsity experience, the Crestview volleyball team nonetheless came together as the season wore on and put together another memorable campaign. Unfortunately for the Rebels, the ride came to an end Thursday night as a deep, experienced Smithville ...

FOOTBALL LEADERS

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Through Week 10 2020 Area standings EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONERENCE Team League Overall United 6-1 6-3 Leetonia 5-1 7-2 Southern Local 5-1 5-3 Wellsville 4-3 4-6 Columbiana 3-3 4-5 Valley Christian 2-5 2-6 Lisbon 1-5 3-7 East Palestine 0-7 1-9 ——— EASTERN BUCKEYE ...

South Range uses extra time to defeat Kirtland

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GREENFORD — Welcome back, Tom Landry. The South Range boys soccer team was glad to have the senior midfielder back in action Wednesday night in a Division III regional semifinal against visiting Kirtland. Landry, who missed about two weeks when he was quarantined for COVID-19, scored with ...

Crestview’s volleyball team looks to continue their hot streak

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COLUMBIANA — The Crestview Rebels volleyball team is no stranger to deep tournament runs. The Rebels have 14 district titles and have advanced all the way to state four times. This year is the second straight season the Rebels advanced to the regionals — the third time in the past five ...

It will be South Range vs. Kirtland in girls soccer too

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CHARDON — After a tense final few minutes, the South Range girls’ soccer team continued its season after a 2-1 victory over Berkshire in a Division III regional semifinal matchup. “I don’t really have many words,” Raiders coach Kelsey Malenic said. “I’m very proud of them. We ...

Semi slates set

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the football state semifinal brackets on Tuesday for next week’s state semifinals in Divisions II through VII. Neutral site selections will be announced on Sunday. Of note, many traditional host sites are not available due to ...

DISTRICT 1 VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

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Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association District 1 All-Stars Division I Co-Players of the Year: Mia Pantalone (Howland) and Abbie Householder (Canfield) Coach of the Year: Nadine Gardner (Warren Harding) First Team Jeylo Rodriguez (Lakeside), Sidney Griffith (Lakeside), Maria ...

State power awaits Raiders

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GREENFORD — The South Range Raiders and Crestview Rebels matched each other score for score in the first half, but the Raiders scored on four of five second-half possessions to pull away with a 45-29 victory Saturday night in Division V, Region 17 action. With the win, the Raiders improve ...