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ALL-NORTHEASTERN INLAND DISTRICT

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CANTON — The All-Northeast Inland District high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: BOYS DIVISION I First Team Mason McMurray, Stow-Munroe Falls, 6-foot-8, senior, 14.6 points per game;Collen Gurley, Akron Hoban, 6-2, sr., 15.2; Jaret Pallotta, ...

South Range comeback attempt falls short

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — South Range saw itself behind early on against an undefeated Chippewa basketball team and couldn’t fight its way back in the game. The Raiders fell to the Chipps 51-38 on Wednesday in a Division III regional semifinal at Cuyahoga Falls High School. South Range finishes ...

Blue Devils don’t want the party to stop

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LISBON — Lisbon girls basketball coach Jamie Entrikin didn’t have to look far to find someone to inspire the Blue Devils as they prepare to make their first regional appearance since 1991. Before Tuesday’s practice, Entrikin invited Lisbon High School art teacher Elana Brownfield ...

STATE WRESTLING QUALIFIERS

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Christian Wayt West Branch Warriors Junior, 113, 38-0 Wayt, a fifth-place finisher at 106 last year, is considered the favorite in what is a very meaty weight class with last year’s 106-pound third-place finisher Tanner Jordan of St. Paris Graham and the 106-pound runner-up in Cole ...

Top-ranked Warriors meet a heartbreaking end

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BARBERTON — A season to remember for West Branch came to an end on Tuesday night with a 50-47 loss to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in the Div. II regional semifinal at Barberton High School. “I’m so proud of these girls,” West Branch head coach Walt DeShields said. “They fought and ...

Crusaders hand Raiders another early exit

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SALEM—The South Range Raiders boys basketball team knows what Deja vu feels like. For the second straight year, the top-seeded Raiders (ranked 12th in Div. III) suffered a district semi-final loss to the fourth-seeded Canton Central Catholic Crusaders. This time it was a 46-42 setback ...

Sweeney, Muslovski top county teams

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Lisbon junior Justin Sweeney and Columbiana sophomore Kayla Muslovski have more in common than the No. 4 on their jerseys. They were named Columbiana County players of the year in balloting by county coaches on Sunday. Sweeney led the Blue Devils to a 13-11 season as he was the county’s ...

AROUND THE HORN

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Morris playing for Baldwin Wallace tennis team HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Competing in the first spring break match on Sunday, the Baldwin Wallace University women’s tennis team earned its first sweep of the season, defeating Defiance College 9-0 in non-conference action at the Shipyard Racquet ...

2017-18 ALL-EAST DISTRICT

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COLUMBUS — The 2017-18 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-East District boys and girls all-star basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, year and regular-season scoring average: BOYS Division I First Team: Jake McLoughlin, Dresden Tri-Valley, 6-6, ...

Round three goes to the Raiders

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STRUTHERS — Taking the best two out of three on the season, the top-seeded South Range Raiders prevailed over the second-seeded Salem Quakers 53-38 Saturday afternoon in a Division III district championship game at the Struthers Fieldhouse. The Raiders improved to 21-4 on the season and will ...

Blue Devils refuse to lose

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MINERAL RIDGE—Two of the biggest free throws in Autumn’s Oehlstrom career came in the final six seconds of Saturday’s Div. IV district title game to give the Blue Devils their first trip to regionals since 1991 with a 48-47 win over Valley Christian. “I knew I had to make one for us ...

Eagles reach end of the road

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HANOVERTON — The United boys basketball team is going to have to finish what it starts, especially in the tournament. The third-seeded Eagles went without a field goal in the final 6 minutes and sixth-seeded Campbell Memorial prevailed in the back-and-forth affair for a 53-51 in a Division ...

Two Warriors are state bound

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ALLIANCE—The West Branch wrestling team will have two represenatives in Columbus after advancing through the Division II district wrestling tournamnet on Saturday. Christian Wayt (113) will make his return trip to state after winning a 5-3 decision over Ryan Jakubiak of Louisville in the ...

Stokes leaps to high jump title

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GENEVA — After two close calls during the last two outdoor state track meets, Lisbon senior Seth Stokes has climbed to the top of the podium. Stokes won the Division II-III boys high jump at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Association indoor state championship ...

Warriors make a quick tournament exit

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BELOIT—The third-seeded West Branch boys basketball team saw its season end with a 58-53 loss to sixth-seeded Struthers in a Div. II sectional final Friday. The Warriors finish the season at 16-7 overall. The Wildcats wasted no time in taking control as they jumped out to a 20-4 lead ...

Top-seeded Raiders take care of business

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GREENFORD—The top-seeded South Range Raiders left little doubt what the outcome of Friday night’s sectional contest would be with the ninth-seeded Columbiana Clippers. The Raiders led from tip-off to final buzzer in a workmanlike performance in knocking off the Clippers 61-34. “We ran ...

Strong start for a pair of Warriors

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ALLIANCE —West Branch had two wrestlers win a pair of matches on Friday to open the Div. II district wrestling tournament at Alliance High School. West Branch junior Christian Wayt (113 pounds) and West Branch senior Dylan Miller (152) both advanced to the championship semifinals after two ...

State-ranked McDonald crushes Wellsville

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MCDONALD—The intensity of Div. IV’s No. 2-ranked McDonald was too much to handle for Wellsville as the Blue Devils ran away a 91-65 win on Friday night during a Div. IV sectional final. McDonald is now 21-2 and advances to a district semifinal against Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference ...

Quakers outlast Clippers, advance to district final

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STRUTHERS—Columbiana’s girls basketball team tried to put the brakes on Salem’s season but the Quakers weren’t having it. Sidestepping an entire second quarter stall tactic by the Clippers, the Quakers pulled out a 39-33 victory on Wednesday in a Division III district semifinal at the ...

Raiders secure third date with Quakers

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STRUTHERS—The South Range girls basketball team has one player that has played in every game this season. In what has become business as usual the Raiders were dealing with another missing in action player on Wednesday in the team’s Div. III district semifinal with Brookfield at the ...