Local Sports

New Youngstown State coach has local ties

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s mens basketball program is hoping Jerrod Calhoun’s success at Division II Fairmont State will mean big things for the Penguin basketball program. Calhoun, who has ties to East Liverpool, was officially named the Penguins’ mens basketball coach ...

It’s looking like Autumn in Lisbon

LISBON — After losing power-hitting outfielder Autumn Oehlstrom for all but a few tournament games due to a torn ACL last season, the Lisbon softball team entered 2017 excited about the prospect of penciling her into the lineup from day one. In Monday’s season opener, the sophomore ...

Potters open at new home

EAST LIVERPOOL — Edison felt right at home at East Liverpool’s new softball field at Thompson Park. The Wildcats scored five runs in the top of the first inning, highlighted by Mackenzie Morrison’s two-run homer, to spoil the Potters’ first game at the new field, 11-1, in five ...

Salem rallies past Lisbon

SALEM — The Salem baseball team staged a big late-inning rally to get past Lisbon 8-5 in baseball action Monday. The Blue Devils led 5-1 before Salem scored three runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh to take the victory. Braydon Gibson had a single and three RBIs to help fuel the ...

PREP TENNIS

East Liverpool 4, United 1 EAST LIVERPOOL —East Liverpool’s tennis team stopped United 4-1 on Monday at Thompson Park. FIRST SINGLES: Chris Montgomery (EL) def. Noah Brieck, 6-0, 6-0 SECOND SINGLES: Alex Tambellini (EL) def. Hunter Stratton, 6-3, 6-0 THIRD SINGLES: Celeste Hofmeister ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

County Classic tips off today LISBON — The 32nd annual Columbiana County Classic, featuring 20 of the top senior boys and senior girls basketball players in the county, will be held tonight at Lisbon High School’s Nace Gymnasium. The girls game will start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys ...

Wellsville senior Justin Miller is the Morning Journal's 2016-17 All-Area player of the year. (Morning Journal/Joe Catullo)

Wellsville’s Miller scores All-Area player of year

It seems Wellsville senior Justin Miller could score from the time he could hold onto the ball. Miller, a second-team Division IV All-Ohioan, is the Morning Journal’s 2016-17 All-Area boys basketball player of the year. “Justin was Justin,” Wellsville coach David Thompson said. “He ...

MORNING JOURNAL 2016-17 ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL

FIRST TEAM Player Ht. Class School Justin Miller 6-4 Sr. Wellsville Jon Gerace 6-3 Sr. Salem Burdette Baker 6-5 Sr. Columbiana Jake Clark 6-2 Sr. United Jake Ford 6-1 Sr. Springfield Justin Sweeney 5-11 Soph. Lisbon Dan Ritter 6-3 Sr. South Range Anthony Ritter 6-3 Sr. South ...

Columbiana County Classic

6 p.m. Tuesday at Lisbon High School Boys Rosters Red Team 1 Burdette Baker Columbiana 2 Chance Mustake Crestview 3 Dalton Palmer Crestview 4 Peyton Wolfe Crestview 5 Ben Burgess Heartland 7 Jake Green Wellsville 8 Branzen Grodhaus Wellsville 9 Justin ...

Oak Glen baseball, softball teams win two games apiece

FAIRMONT, W. Va. — The Oak Glen baseball team defeated two teams in a doubleheader on Saturday at East Fairmont High School. First, the Golden Bears took care of East Fairmont 8-6 and later defeated Ritchie County 14-4 in six innings. They tallied 13 hits in each game offensively. In the ...