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Crestview sophomore Dominic Perry wins the Division II regional title in the shot put at Austintown Fitch on Saturday.

Opportunity too good to toss aside

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AUSTINTOWN — Area throwers will have plenty to cheer about at the state track meet. Crestview sophomore Dominic Perry and South Range senior Chris Herubin finished one-two in the boys shot put at the Austintown Division II regional meet Saturday. Salem sophomore Caitlyn Marx and South ...

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Salem’s Lex Murray and West Branch’s Carson Gossett help race their 1600-meter relay teams to the state meet at the Austintown regional Saturday.

Salem teams up to make state

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AUSTINTOWN — Salem senior Connor McKee has been one of the Quakers’ fastest sprinters and biggest surprises. McKee joined senior Lex Murray, junior Quinlan Rumsey and sophomore Turner Johnson on two Salem relay teams that advanced out the Austintown Division II regional meet Saturday ...

West Branch’s Rob Lozier (right) and Woodridge’s Jacob Malley are on their way to a one-two finish in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday.

Warriors clear last hurdle to Columbus

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AUSTINTOWN — West Branch senior hurdler Ethan Griffith is following teammate Rob Lozier to the state track meet. Both Warriors advanced with high finishes at the Austintown Division II regional meet Saturday afternoon. “Oh my gosh,” Griffith said. “It was a shock.” Lozier won ...

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Baker claims discus title

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ATHENS — East Liverpool’s Lindsay Baker added another regional championship to her list of career accomplishments on Saturday at the Div. II regional track and field meet at Athens High School. Baker, already a winner in the shot put on Thursday, won the discus event with a toss of 144 ...


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Sometimes artificial lures just work better

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While it’s true that using live bait can often make the difference between catching fish and having an empty stringer, there are times when artificial lures do better. I’ve had that happen a lot this spring and in many ways it is to my benefit. The main problem with live bait is keeping ...


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All Buckeye 8 Teams Baseball North Tristan Haught, Edison; John Marelli, Buckeye Local; Noah West, Beaver Local; Larry Bielawski, Edison; Chase Wilcox, Beaver Local; Butch Brown, Indian Creek; Bryce Piatt, Edison; Dominic Rogers, Edison; Jared Moore, Buckeye Local; Richie Gualtiere, ...

Range grad had quite the career

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GENEVA — Tim Nichols was as tough to beat at Tufts University (Mass.) as he was at South Range High School. Nichols wrapped up an All-American career by finishing fifth in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute Saturday. That ...

Lisbon junior Seth Stokes gets over 6-foot-8 1/4 on his second attempt, but kicks the bar off with his ankle at the Massillon Perry Division III regional meet Friday. Stokes won the regional title. (Photo by Ron Firth)

Stokes’ regional title is no accident

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MASSILLON — This time last week, Lisbon junior high jumper Seth Stokes had doubts he would return to the state track meet. Stokes was a passenger in a car accident and his first thought was about what would it do to his state title hopes. “I saw it a half-a-second before it hit,” he ...

Crestview's baseball team reacts after dropping a 1-0 decision to Doylestown Chippewa in the Div. III regional semifinals on Friday. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Rebels take Chipps to the limit

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MASSILLON — Playing in a regional game for the first time in school history, the Crestview baseball team showed it belonged on the stage but wound up falling short by the thinnest of margins. An RBI single that was barely fair in the top of the seventh by Doylestown Chippewa’s Vince Suso ...