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Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Lisbon’s Cam Summers and East Palestine’s Branden Kemp will lock horns in a key Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference battle set for 7 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium in Lisbon.

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL FORECAST 

East Palestine at Lisbon, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: One of the main reasons behind the creation of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference was to create compelling league races. Well, this first campaign looks like it’s going down to the final week. East Palestine (6-2, 5-0) is looking ...

United escapes Valley

HANOVERTON—Second-seeded United beat 10th-seeded Valley Christian 1-0 Thursday in a Div. III sectional girls soccer final. Madison Montgomery scored six minutes into the game to give United the decisive goal. Maddie Breick had four saves in goal for United. United will host ...

PREP FOOTBALL

Area standings EASTERN OHIO ATHLETIC CONF. Team League Overall Columbiana 5-0 6-2 East Palestine 5-0 6-2 Lisbon 4-1 6-2 Toronto 2-3 4-4 Southern 2-3 4-4 United 2-3 4-4 Wellsville 0-5 1-7 Leetonia 0-5 0-8 ——— MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC ...

AREA LEADERS

SCORING OFFENSE Team Avg. 1. East Palestine 45.3 2. Western Reserve 36.9 3. Beaver Local 35.3 4. Springfield 34.0 5. South Range 33.8 5. Southern Local 33.8 7. Lisbon 32.8 8. ...

WEEK NINE FOOTBALL FORECAST 

East Palestine at Lisbon, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: One of the main reasons behind the creation of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference was to create compelling league races. Well, this first campaign looks like it’s going down to the final week. East Palestine (6-2, 5-0) is looking ...

Crestview’s MacKenzie Daub spikes the ball as South Range’s Jenna Barbesi defends on Thursday.

Rebels, Eagles set up district clash

SALEM—The top-seeded Crestview volleyball team got its postseason off and running with a 25-14, 26-24, 25-22 victory over eighth-seeded South Range in a Div. III sectional final Thursday at Cabas Gymnasium. The Rebels improve to 19-4 overall and will take on fourth-seeded United in a ...

East Liverpool’s Mariah Peachy and Sharnae Wilson defend the net against Zanesville on Thursday in a Div. II volleyball sectional match at Potter Fieldhouse.

Potters want to go the distance

EAST LIVERPOOL—The second-seeded East Liverpool Potters started tournament play with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-15 win over 19th-seeded Zanesville in a Div. II sectional final on Thursday night. East Liverpool is now 21-2 on the season and advance to take on Claymont at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Malvern High ...

Submitted Photo/Jill Riccardo
Beaver Local’s Riley Britt challenges a Carrollton defender for the ball on Wednesday.

Beavers punch ticket to district

CALCUTTA—The Beaver Local girls soccer team opened up Div. II sectional play with a 3-0 victory over Carrollton on Wednesday night. The scoring action started when Jenna Ricardo got her head to a ball crossed in from a Riley Britt corner with 13:13 remaining in the first half. That would ...

Salem’s season comes to an end

NILES — Salem’s girls soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss to Niles on Tuesday in a Div. II sectional final at Bo Rein Stadium. Salem, the fifth seed, ends its season at 11-4-1. Bethany Rasile, Emily Hess and Emily Burnham scored for the Red Dragons, 9-4-4. Bailee Thorn had 13 saves in ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL Northeastern Buckeye Conference Tournament Semifinals West Branch vs. Marlington 7th Grade: Marlington won 25-11, 25-5 on Monday. West Branch vs. Louisville 8th Grade: West Branch won 25-19, 25-15 on Monday. Next: NBC championship, West Branch vs. Marlington. Buckeye ...