Local Sports

Dogs right at home

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE — There’s no place like home for the East Palestine boys cross country team. The Bulldogs beat the heat and the challenging East Palestine City Park course on the way to winning the Suburban League opener Tuesday. East Palestine had three of the top ...

Leetonia rings in a new era

LEETONIA—Those living in the area surrounding Leetonia High School last Friday night may have heard an unfamiliar sound coming from the football field. Upon returning home after snapping their 15-game losing streak with a 21-14 win at Lowellville, the Bears (accompanied by the band, ...

Quakers hold the line again

SALEM — There hasn’t been a ball in the back of the Salem girls soccer team’s net yet this season. The Quakers now sit at 320 minutes without giving up a goal following a 7-0 win over Columbiana on Monday night at Reilly Stadium. The Quakers (4-0) were led offensively by Paige Bailey ...

Potters spike Panthers in three

EAST LIVERPOOL—The East Liverpool volleyball team breezed through Buckeye Local 25-13, 25-5, 25-7 Monday. For the Potters, Emma Ludwig had eight kills, eight aces and three blocks, Skye Stokes had eight kills, 10 aces and 13 assists. Sharnae Wilson had four kills and one block. Terran ...

Branch girls make history

ALLIANCE — West Branch’s girls golf team recorded its first win in school history by topping Alliance 242-249 on Monday at Sleepy Hollow. For the Warriors, Anna Lippiatt had a 54, Samantha Morris 60, Sidney Milliken 62, Tori Courtney 66 and Isabella Baird 66. United 187, Leetonia ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL United at Leetonia 7th Grade: Untied won 25-19, 25-17 on Monday. United: Tiffany Lutz 12, Gace Knight 8; Leetonia: MArtina Cole 8, Heather Aukerman 6. Minerva at West Branch 7th Grade: West Branch won 25-15, 25-12 on Monday. West Branch: Blake Thomas 10 points, 7 aces, Tarra ...

Steelers turning focus to regular season

As dress rehearsals go, Saturday’s 16-6 win over the Tennessee Titans served the Pittsburgh Steelers well. The first units, both offense and defense, got some work in against Tennessee’s first groups. There weren’t any major injuries, which have always been the big concern when the ...

Competitive balance back in play

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Supreme Court halted enforcement of a temporary restraining order blocking the use of the competitive balance formula used by the Ohio High School Athletic Association to determine how divisions are set up for many of its sports on Monday. A temporary restraining order ...

Where it started at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — Long before Mount Union was a small-college football power that captured 13 NCAA Division III titles, the Purple Raiders were struggling to get their first one. The 1992 season ended with a 29-24 loss at Wisconsin-LaCrosse in the Purple Raiders’ first national semifinal ...

Hidden truth at OSU

COLUMBUS — Any attempt by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to eliminate work-related text messages on his university-issued phone to hide information would be illegal, open records experts said following a two-week investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against an ...