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East Palestine holds off Toronto, 35-30

TORONTO — Toronto’s last-second desperation pass went unanswered. East Palestine’s Dominic Posey intercepted Nate Karaffa’s heave at the goal line, enabling the Bulldogs to a thrilling 35-30 victory against the Red Knights Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field to spoil Toronto’s ...

Crestview is a tough matchup

COLUMBIANA—The Crestview football team kept pushing towards the playoffs by roaring past Kent Roosevelt in the fourth quarter for a 42-22 victory Friday. The Rebels are now 5-2 overall. The Div. II Rough Riders fall to 2-6. Crestview was trailing 22-20 before ripping off 22 unanswered ...

Creek tops Beavers for Buckeye 8

From Staff Reports CALCUTTA —Indian Creek won at least a share of the Buckeye 8 Athletic League North Division title with a 35-0 win over Beaver Local on Friday night. Indian Creek is 6-2 and 3-0 in the Buckeye 8 North Division. Beaver Local falls to 3-5, 1-3. Indian Creek got on the ...

United runs by Leetonia

From Staff Reports LEETONIA — United scored on two of its first six plays and the Eagles’ defense recorded a shutout in a 34-0 win over Leetonia on Friday. The Eagles have won three straight to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, one game behind ...

No time to rest for Louisville, S. Range

From Staff Reports LOUISVILLE — Louisville has no time to rest after a 27-6 win over South Range on Friday night. The Leopards got a pair of third-quarter touchdowns from Jared Mathie to pull away for their fifth win in eight games. Next Friday, Louisville will host 8-0 Massillon, ...

PREP FOOTBALL

Western Reserve 51, Waterloo 6 ATWATER — Western Reserve ran wild over Waterloo with a 51-6 win on Friday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play. The Blue Devils are 7-1, 4-1 while Waterloo falls to 1-7, 0-5. Nick Cavoulas completed 12 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns for ...

Devils turn in winning season

LISBON—The Lisbon volleyball team closed the regular season with a 25-13, 18-25, 25-18, 25-14 win over Heartland Christian. The Blue Devils improve to 13-8 overall. For Lisbon, Chloe Smith had a big night with 13 kills and 35 digs. Hailee Carpenter added 14 points and 26 assists. For ...

Salem blanks Vikings

LEAVITTSBURG—The Salem boys soccer team blanked LaBrae 3-0 Thursday. The Quakers improve to 7-7-2 and begin tournament play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Girard. Jacob McLachlan scored two goals to lead Salem, while Alex Croxull added one goal. Bryce Own had 11 saves in goal, including stopping ...

FOOTBALL FORECAST

WEEK EIGHT Lisbon at Columbiana, 7 p.m. League-leading Columbiana (4-3, 4-0) has allowed only 50 total points in its Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference games after giving up 110 in its losses to the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference contenders to start the season. Lisbon (3-4, 1-3) has ...

Lacrosse star has area ties

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — One of the better high school lacrosse players in the country has a connection to our area. Mason Reale, son of John and Lynne (Wilson) Reale, was named a 2018 US Lacrosse High School All-American for his play last season. According to its website, “A US Lacrosse ...