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Branch edges Columbiana

BELOIT — West Branch held off Columbiana for a 56-52 win on senior night Tuesday. Reese Leone led the Warriors with 20 points and Nick Everett added 15. West Branch improves to 15-6, while Columbiana finished the regular season at 12-10. Erik Hopfenziz topped the Clippers with 24 points ...

Clear sailing for Robb

BELOIT — West Branch junior swimmer Jamyson Robb dreams of standing on top of the podium with the gold medal around her neck. “I think about it every night,” she said. “I got third last year, but I knew I could have done better.” Robb will get her chance this week as she enters ...

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Lisbon ball signups set LISBON — The Lisbon Baseball/Softball Association will hold sign-ups for youth recreational baseball and softball from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the newly-remodeled meeting room at The Dickey Baseball/Softball Complex. For more information contact David Tolson ...

Newcombe paved the way

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday ...

Ours’ three-pointer wins it for Beavers

LISBON — In the darkness and unsteady waters which can happen at crunch time of a game, Beaver Local’s Madison Ours stepped up to shine like a beacon off the bay. Trailing upset-minded Cambridge 44-42 in a frantic closing minute, Ours drilled a deep three-pointer from the left corner with ...

Vuletich sets Reserve record

NORTH JACKSON — Sophomore Dani Vuletich set the Western Reserve’s single-season scoring record as the Blue Devils dumped Jackson-Milton 42-41 on Monday in a regular season game. Vuletich had 24 points in the contest and now has 449 points on the season. The old record was held by Aleah ...

Torontoends in fourth

COLUMBUS — Toronto finished fourth in Division IV of the final Associated Press high school boys basketball poll released Monday. The Red Knights (18-3), the two-time Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champions, dropped a spot after falling to Wheeling Central, 63-53, in the Ohio Valley ...

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Pirates open with Taillon BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Taillon will be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ opening-day starter. The right-hander will pitch March 28 against the Reds at Cincinnati, manager Clint Hurdle said. It will be the first opening-day start of Taillon’s four-year ...

Special day for Trimmer

From Staff Reports YOUNGSTOWN—Youngstown State guard Melinda Trimmer had a Senior Day she’ll never forget Sunday. Trimmer, a 2015 West Branch graduate, scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists in her final regular season game at the Beeghly Center as the ...

Southern Local brings home EOAC crown

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local was king of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday at Southern Local High School. The Indians produced four individual champions to earn the conference title over second-place Wellsville. Chance Wooley (120 pounds), Dylan ...