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West Branch has its way with Salem

BELOIT — The two girls basketball powers of the Eastern Buckeye Conference slugged it out blow for blow when Salem and West Branch collided in the West Branch Field House Wednesday night. When the last punch landed, it was West Branch which emerged with a 39-31 win over the Quakers in a ...

Special plans for Righetti

ALLIANCE — Mount Union junior kicker Max Righetti said the most nervous he’s ever been was for the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl last year. “Knowing the only two starts I had last year was in the last two games,” he said. “This year is totally different because I’ve done it and I’m not ...

Hoppel going strong

CALCUTTA — The largest field in the event’s history will descend on Beaver Local High School on Saturday when the 41st annual Everett Hoppel Memorial Wrestling Tournament gets under way. Joining hosts Beaver Local in the 17-team field will be Indian Creek, Oak Glen, Southern Local, ...

Liberty slows Crestview in All-American Conference play

LIBERTY — Sharda Williamson scored 26 points and Liberty held Crestview to 14 points through three quarters during a 47-23 win in All-American Conference girls action Wednesday. The Leopards outscored the Rebels 31-10 in the middle two quarters to take 37-14 lead. Nysa Gilchrist added 14 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Academic All-Ohioans COLUMBUS — Five area football players have been named to the 2018 Academic All-Ohio team. Crestview’s Dominic Perry and Dylan Huff, Lisbon’s Logan Bell and Salem’s Luke Weingart and Turner Johnson received honors. The Ohio High School Football Coaches ...

Administrative pay increases OK’d

SALINEVILLE — The administrative staff at Southern Local Schools will receive a 1 percent pay increase in its last pay of December. On Wednesday, board members unanimously approved the increase, which was reportedly not a surprise and was listed in the State Teachers Retirement System ...

Tigers deny Indians

SALINEVILLE—The Wellsville boys basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally to pick up a 71-65 win over Southern in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Tigers are now 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the EOAC. The Indians are 2-1 overall and in the EOAC. Wellsville entered the ...

Warriors get red hot vs. Devils

BELOIT — West Branch streaked to 3-0 with a 73-45 win over Campbell Memorial on Tuesday. Reese Leone paced the winners with 25 points. Brandon Zuchowski dropped in 22 points, while Nick Everett had 15 rebounds. Campbell fell to 1-3. West Branch won the reserve game, 44-36. The ...

Big Red slows Potters

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville boys basketball coach Mike Haney had to use a timeout with 3:37 to go in Tuesday’s game in the Crimson Center after watching his team’s 21-point halftime lead trimmed to just five by visiting East Liverpool. Big Red’s experienced group of nine seniors ...

SWIMMING

East Liverpool, Weir at Brooke Tuesday EVENT WINNERS GIRLS 200 MEDLEY RELAY: East Liverpool 2:14.81 BOYS 200 MEDLEY RELAY: Brooke 2:00.9 GIRLS 200 FREESTYLE: Veronica Mann (Brooke) 2:14.15 BOYS 200 FREESTYLE: Ethan Robey (Brooke) 2:04.4 GIRLS 200 IM: Mary Ossman (Brooke) ...