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Altomare ready for a fresh challenge

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LEETONIA—Matt Altomare has spent the last five years taking a break from head coaching and re-charging his batteries. He feels the time is now right to take on another challenge. The former Leetonia coach was announced on Monday as the next head football coach at Lisbon High School, ...

Record shooting night for Western Reserve

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LISBON — The hot-shooting Western Reserve girls basketball team set a pair of school records Monday in an 86-44 dismantling of Lisbon. Reserve hit a school-record 18 threes as a team, eclipsing the previous mark of 12. Olivia Pater also set a single-game school record with seven threes, ...

Hoban, West Branch go to overtime in holiday duel

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GREENFORD — Akron Hoban rallied to score a 56-51 overtime win over West Branch on Saturday at the South Range Holiday Hoops Classic. Hannah Ridgway led the Warriors with 17 points. Peyton Alazaus added 10 points. West Branch is 7-2, while Hoban is 8-0 including wins over the Warriors ...

One, done: Browns fire Kitchens after disappointing season

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens made a great first impression. Everything after that was underwhelming. Kitchens, who famously crowed “if you don’t wear brown and orange, you don’t matter” at his introductory news conference less than a year ago, was fired Sunday night by the ...

Crestview earns consolation victory

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview got 23 points from Drake Golden to win the consolation game of the Rebel Holiday Classic 48-47 over Western Reserve on Saturday. Kirkland Miller added nine points for the Rebels, 3-5. Jack Jerkey chipped in seven rebounds. Anthony Cusick had nine assists and two ...

South Range captures Northeast 8 Duals championship

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GIRARD —South Range’s wrestling team went 4-0 on the day to win the Northeast 8 Duals on Saturday at Girard High School. South Range 55, Poland 21 113: Gavin Pahanish (SR) pin Frankie Garcia, 4:39 120: Jacob Richardson (SR) pin Gage Hunter, 1:12 126: Michael Markulin (SR) tech. fall ...

Hoban, West Branch go to overtime in holiday duel

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GREENFORD — Akron Hoban rallied to score a 56-51 overtime win over West Branch on Saturday at the South Range Holiday Hoops Classic. Hannah Ridgway led the Warriors with 17 points. Peyton Alazaus added 10 points. West Branch is 7-2, while Hoban is 8-0 including wins over the Warriors and ...

South Range captures Northeast 8 Duals championship

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GIRARD —South Range’s wrestling team went 4-0 on the day to win the Northeast 8 Duals on Saturday at Girard High School. South Range 55, Poland 21 113: Gavin Pahanish (SR) pin Frankie Garcia, 4:39 120: Jacob Richardson (SR) pin Gage Hunter, 1:12 126: Michael Markulin (SR) tech. fall ...

Crestview earns consolation victory

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COLUMBIANA — Crestview got 23 points from Drake Golden to win the consolation game of the Rebel Holiday Classic 48-47 over Western Reserve on Saturday. Kirkland Miller added nine points for the Rebels, 3-5. Jack Jerkey chipped in seven rebounds. Anthony Cusick had nine assists and two ...

Lions land in championship game

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COLUMBIANA—Over the first month of the season, the Heartland Christian boys basketball team has struggled at times to pull out games down the stretch. The Lions took a step in the right direction Friday. Powered by a pair of big fourth-quarter buckets by Joey Donofrio and some timely ...

Quakers, hosts fall at South Range Holiday Classic

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GREENFORD — Salem’s girls basketball team was overmatched in a 71-45 loss to Akron Hoban on Friday at the South Range Holiday Hoops Classic. The Quakers fall to 5-4. Hoban led 15-10, 36-24 and 61-33 at the end of the first quarters, respectively. Salem was led by Abbie Davidson with ...

Wolfe’s cleats sell for $775

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DENVER — Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe gave Beaver Local a start for a turf football field. Wolfe, a 2008 graduate of Beaver Local High School, had his autographed customized cleats sell for $775 as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats charity campaign that ended at midnight ...

Pitt goes after bowl win

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DETROIT — Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl hoping to end postseason droughts. The Panthers are 0-4 in bowls under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Eagles have lost all three of their bowls as a Division I football program. One program will ends its bowl skid tonight ...

Lisbon’s Perez dazzles with 38

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LISBON — Lisbon senior Izzy Perez fired in a career-high 38 points along with nine assists, seven steals and five rebounds as the Blue Devils knocked off Wellsville 86-35 on Monday. Lisbon’s record for points in a game is 45 set by Erica Sims 13 seasons ago. Lisbon is 4-4 and 3-1 in ...

Cavs send Clarkson to Jazz for Exum, picks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jordan Clarkson wasn’t going to be a part of Cleveland’s future. Now he’s in the past. The Cavaliers agreed Monday night to trade Clarkson to the Utah Jazz for guard Dante Exum and two future second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the deal told The ...

County cracks top 10

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COLUMBUS — It was a big weekend for Columbiana County hunters as 318 deer were harvested during the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife’s extra two-day deer gun period. Statewide 13,995 deer were taken during the special two-day session on Saturday and Sunday. That ...

AROUND THE HORN

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22 QB finalists for All-Time team Three active quarterbacks — Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers — and 18 Pro Football Hall of Famers are among 22 finalists at quarterback for the NFL’s All-Time Team. The one QB not fitting those categories is Peyton Manning, who is not yet ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL Wellsville vs. East Palestine 7th Grade: Wellsville won 39-18 Monday. Wellsville, T. Watkins 23 points; East Palestine, Kyler Bourne 9. 8th Grade: Wellsville won 39-35. Wellsville, J. Temple 14 points, K. Kersey 9; East Palestine, Jake Johnson 12, Josh Bland ...

Quakers suffer setback

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CANTON — Defending Eastern Buckeye Conference champion Salem is making it hard on itself after a 40-39 loss to Canton South on Saturday. The Quakers dropped to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the EBC, two games out of the league lead. Kyla Jamison topped the Quakers with 15 points, followed by ...

Rockets edge United by three

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LOWELLVILLE — United let a five-point lead slip away with cold second-half shooting and fell to Lowellville, 31-28, Saturday. United drops to 5-4, while Lowellville is 3-6. The Eagles scored eight points in the second half after taking a 20-15 lead in the first half. The Eagles still were ...