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SPORTS BRIEFING

Southeast next for WB CORTLAND — Ninth-seeded Ravenna Southeast knocked off eighth-seeded Lakeview, 53-41, in a Division II girls basketball sectional opener Saturday. Southeast will play at top-seeded West Branch, the No. 1 in the state poll, at 7 p.m. Thursday. It will be a rematch of ...

Ohio State star goes from NFL to firefighter

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — One of Middletown’s newest firefighters has seen a lot in his life, and he’s bringing that experience to a new profession. Antonio Pittman was sworn in last month as a Middletown firefighter and has a unique background of playing football for the Ohio State Buckeyes ...

BOWLING RESULTS

High Nooners League at Tri-State Lanes STANDINGS: Michelle 14-6, Mike 13-7, Teena 13-7, Nancy 13-7, Terrie 10-10, Edith 9.5-10.5, Velma 7.5-12.5. HIGH GAME/SERIES MEN: Mike Price 244/654, Don Dickey 193/532, Bob Rizor 190/501. HIGH GAME/SERIES WOMEN: Michelle DellaPenna 201; Terrie ...

Salem’s Turner Johnson goes to the basket as Carrollton’s Drue Moore takes a spill during Friday’s game.

Quakers leave NBC with a whimper

SALEM — Salem’s final basketball game in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference season saw Carrollton collect its second league victory of the season, 47-44, Friday. “We were way over confident and we didn’t come out and execute,” Salem coach Rich Hart said. “We let them in the game ...

Weir posts win over Potters

WEIRTON. W. Va. — Weir High coach Mike Granato made some adjustments when his Red Riders went to the intermission tied with East Liverpool at 25. His changes went into the post in the second half enough to score 39 points for a 64-51 win over the Potters Friday night inside the Carl Hamill ...

Murray guides Rebels

COLUMBIANA—Scott Murray poured in 27 points as Crestview dominated Jackson-Milton 65-37 in boys basketball action Friday. Drake Golden added 17 points for the Rebels. Crestview won the jayvee game 36-32. J-MILTON: 4-13- 9-11—37 CRESTVIEW: 14-12-19-20—65 JACKSON-MILTON ...

DeShields hits 1,000

LOUISVILLE — West Branch senior T.J. DeShields scored his 1,000th career point, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors dropped a 55-52 decision to Louisville on Friday. Louisville improves to 15-3 and wraps up sole possession of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference with an 11-2 mark. West ...

S. Range stalls Rockets

LOWELLVILLE—The South Range boys basketball team once again relied on sturdy defense as the Raiders dispatched Lowellville 43-32 Friday. The game was a battle of two strong postseason contenders. The Raiders are the top seed in the Salem Division III tournament, while the Rockets are the ...

Red Knights add EOAC wrestling title

SALINEVILLE — Toronto added another Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title this winter by winning the league dual tournament Thursday. Toronto went 4-0 on night as the Red Knights beat Columbiana, 48-30; Wellsville, 42-25; East Palestine, 60-6; and host Southern Local, 48-22. Toronto ...

A perfect day for Minerva’s Keister

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Minerva sophomore Megan Keister had a perfect day at the Division II sectional bowling tournament Thursday. Keister rolled a 300 game as the Minerva girls repeated as sectional champions at St. Clair Lanes. Minerva won the sectional crown by more than 200 pins with ...