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GIRLS POLL

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How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record (As of Sunday, January 12) and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): BC-BKG—Prep Poll, DIVISION I 1, Cin. ...

Reserve slams Jackson-Milton

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BERLIN CENTER—The Western Reserve girls basketball team opened the second half of its conference schedule with a 66-34 rout over jackson-Milton Monday. The Blue Devils improve to 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. Dani Vuletich led the way with 29 points and ...

PREP BASKETBALL

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Trojans drop in poll COLUMBUS — It was a steep fall for the Sebring basketball team in the Associated Press state boys basketball poll released on Monday. The Trojans started last week as the No. 2 team in Div. IV but losses to Lowellville and McDonald plunged the 9-2 team to No. 11 in ...

BOYS BASKETBALL POLL

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (17) 10-1 177 2, Hilliard Bradley 11-1 146 3, Gahanna Lincoln (1) 13-0 133 4, ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL East Palestine vs. Lisbon 7th Grade: Lisbon won 36-31 on Monday. Lisbon: Alex Brown 16 points, Luke Kraft 15; East Palestine: Owen Juijauer, Kyler Boorne 11. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 48-30. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 13, Hunter Daily 12; East Palestine: Josh Bloomy 9. Columbiana ...

Stefanski’s time with Browns

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland’s job last year but finished second to Freddie ...

Fast start propels South Range past Salem for seventh win

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GREENFORD —South Range scored the first nine points and rolled past Salem, 52-38, Saturday night. Salem had turnovers of its first five possessions and South Range had four players score — highlighted by Jake Gehring’s conventional three-point play — as the Raiders jumped out to an ...

Quakers pull away from Aviators

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SALEM — Casey Johnson and Kyla Jamison combined for 17 points in Salem’s 22-point fourth quarter during a 54-29 win over pesky Alliance on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers led 32-26 after three quarters, before holding Alliance to three points in the fourth quarter. Jamison scored a ...

Salem girls notch seventh

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SALEM — Casey Johnson and Kyla Jamison combined for 17 points in Salem’s 22-point fourth quarter during a 54-29 win over pesky Alliance on Saturday afternoon. The Quakers led 32-26 after three quarters, before holding Alliance to three points in the fourth quarter. Jamison scored a ...

Salem boys can’t catch South Range

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GREENFORD —South Range scored the first nine points and rolled past Salem, 52-38, Satuday night. Salem had turnovers of its first five possessions and South Range had four players score — highlighted by Jake Gehring’s conventional three-point play — as the Raiders jumped out to an ...

Quakers get in the win column

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SALEM — The young but ever-improving Salem Quakers played their best game of the season and were rewarded with their first win, a pulsating 57-54 Eastern Buckeye Conference boys’ basketball triumph over the Canton South Wildcats in a rocking John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. “The ...

Columbiana claims outright EOAC lead

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COLUMBIANA—When Todd Johnson took the Columbiana job four years ago, games like Friday were what he had in mind. In front of a rowdy crowd, with first place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference on the line, the Clippers used a third-quarter barrage to dispatch previously unbeaten ...

Trojans fall at McDonald

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MCDONALD — A broken clipboard sits on the McDonald gymnasium floor. Underneath the bench, after another Blue Devil victory, are the remains of a day at the office for coach Jeff Rasile. McDonald’s fiery leader, who doubles as a ninth-grade World History teacher at Champion High School ...

West Branch holds share of EBC lead

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BELOIT — West Branch climbed into a share of the Eastern Buckeye Conference lead by handing Carrollton its first league loss, 41-35, Friday. Both teams are 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the EBC. Nick Everett and Reese Leone both scored 11 points for West Branch. Justin Goode added nine ...

Bears give Hritz 500th victory

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WELLSVILLE—Through 38 seasons and three different schools one thing has remained constant for Leetonia girls basketball coach John Hritz. The game has always been a labor of love. “When it starts feeling like work, then I’ll step aside,” Hritz said. Hritz achieved the biggest ...

McDonald trips up Reserve

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BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve has the toughtest time against McDonald. McDonald held Western Reserve to 12 points in the second half and posted a 34-33 win Thursday in a battle of state-ranked girls basketball teams. McDonald, ranked 12th in the Division IV state poll, improves to 11-1 ...

WRESTLING

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South Range at Hickory (Pa.) Thursday South Range 40, Hickory 26 138: Carter Gill (H) dec. Naseem Maali, 6-0 145: Jacob Starkey (SR) maj. dec. Ty Holland, 15-3 152: Andrew Bungar (H) pin Cooper Cleevely, 1:56 160: Braelin Stewart (H) pin Zeb Garlough, 1:48 170: Logan Cormell (SR) ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs. Valley Christian 7th Grade: Valley Christian won 38-25 Thursday. Valley, Jaylen Robinson 22 points; Lisbon, Luke Kraft 12, Alex Brown 9. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 39-33. Lisbon, Trevor Siefke 13 points, Austin Daily 12, Hunter Daily; Valley, Rashaun Bell ...

Quakers bounce back

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From Staff Reports SALEM — A strong second-quarter propeled Salem to a 50-36 win over Minerva on Wednesday in an Eastern Buckeye Conference encounter. The Quakers outscored the Lions by nine in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into the break. Salem snapped a four-game losing ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs. United 7th Grade: United won 29-20 on Thursday. United (4-2): C. Cope 11 points. Lisbon: Alex Brown 13 points. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 43-21. Lisbon: Trevor Siefke 15 points. United: Eichler 7 points. Next: United at St. Charles Monday. Columbiana vs. East ...