Local Sports

Marx best in the Midwest meet

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Fresh off her Division II state runner-up finish, Salem senior discus thrower Caitlyn Marx finished off her high school career on top of the podium. Marx won the girls discus Saturday at the Midwest Meet of Champions, which pits the best senior track and field athletes ...

Annarella started with Potters

AUSTINTOWN — Former East Liverpool coach and current Austintown Fitch head football coach Phil Annarella was found dead in his home Saturday. A family member reportedly checked on him at his Niles home after Annarella did not show up as a volunteer at a Special Olympics event in Austintown ...

Toronto plays for state title today

AKRON — While the Toronto baseball team exited Canal Park shortly after advancing to the Division IV state championship game on Friday, the fans that remained sang “Happy Birthday” to head coach Brian Perkins in unison. The 50-year-old veteran skipper waved his arms in appreciation and ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

National title for Dysert BEREA — Baldwin Wallace University senior Zak Dysert won the NCAA Division III national championship in the hammer throw at the SPIRE Institute on May 25. Dysert topped the 19-thrower with a toss of 203-feet-5 1/2. St. Thomas (Minn.) senior Eric Holst was second ...

GOLF RESULTS

Salineville Thursday Night Men’s at Beaver Meadows STANDINGS: Dale & Tim 27.5, Gil & Tom 26.5, Old Guys 26.5, Flory Construction 26, J & R 26, Tom & Sam 23.5, Burton’s 21, Jim & Glenn 20.5, KTM 16.5. Hoge’s Ladies League at Beaver Meadows LOW GROSS: Mary Lou ...

Leetonia turns to coaching veteran

LEETONIA—While serving as one of Randy Montgomery’s assistants at West Branch for the last four seasons, veteran basketball coach Dan Dennis found himself wanting to take the reins of his own program again. “Coaching with Randy, I started to get the urge again to be a head coach,” ...

Bell, Franken named All-Ohio

Two of Columbiana County’s brightest stars on the baseball diamond were recently honored as All-Ohioans by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Lisbon senior Logan Bell was named to the Div. IV first team, while Columbiana junior Chase Franken earned honorable mention honors ...

Hydrick turned in a historic season

HANOVERTON—United’s Parker Hydrick went from not being sure he’d be able to play baseball this season to finding his name all over the school record book. The senior catcher recovered from a broken collarbone suffered early during football season to set eight school records on the ...

East Palestine on the move to Division VI

From Staff Reports COLUMBUS — The East Palestine football team is going back to Division VI after spending the last two years in Division V. That was the only change in the area as the Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the football divisional assignments for the upcoming 2019 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Valley Classic in Niles NILES — The sixth annual High School Valley All-Star Classic, featuring some of the top players from Mahoning and Trumbull counties, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Eastwood Field. Area players on the Mahoning County roster are West Branch’s Mason Walker and ...