Local Sports

Keep your eye on the groundhog population

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken and the little varmint predicted an early spring. I sure hope he’s right, but I don’t give much credence to groundhog weather forecasters. But then I don’t depend on forecasts by meteorologists either. Even the best weathermen and women sometimes get it ...

Oak Glen sends six to state

FAIRMONT, W.Va — Oak Glen’s wrestling team qualified six team members for the state meet after Saturday’s action at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Class AA, Region 1 wrestling tournament at Fairmont Senior Field House. Oak Glen standouts Shawn Moore (113 ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL EOAC CHAMPIONSHIP Lisbon vs. Toronto 7th Grade: Lisbon won 28-20 on Saturday to complete an undefeated season. Lisbon: Logan Stauffer 12 points. Toronto: N. Dickinson 8 points. GIRLS BASKETBALL EBC 7th GRADE TOURNAMENT Salem vs. Minerva Salem won 33-22 on Saturday. ...

Robb making waves for Warriors

AKRON — West Branch junior Jamyson Robb is on to the district swim meet. Robb broke the Div. II sectional 100-yard backstroke record in 1:05.17 and won the 200 individual medley in 2:13.63 on Friday at the sectional meet at the University of Akron’s Ocasek Natatorium. The first two ...

BOWLING RESULTS

High Nooners at Tri-State Lanes STANDINGS: Teena 16-8; Barb C. 15-9; Velma 13-11; Edith 13-11; Mike 12-12; Nancy 11-13; Jean 10-14; Terrie 6-18. HIGH SCRATCH GAME MEN: Bob Rizer 214; Mike Price 212; Bill Ambrose 199 HIGH SCRATCH SERIES: Bill Ambrose 529; Mike Price 526; Bob Rizor ...

East Liverpool isn’t letting anyone down

EAST LIVERPOOL—Coming off a thrilling win against Harrison Central on Tuesday and with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference semifinals looming next week, the East Liverpool boys basketball team made it very clear that there would be no letdown Friday against Minerva. On senior night at ...

East Palestine bounces Beavers

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine bounced back from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Beaver Local 45-42 on Friday night. Parker Sherry once again had the hot hand for the Bulldogs as he scored 15 points to lead the winners, 6-12. Dom Posey added 11 points for the ...

Marlington drops Salem

SALEM — Salem’s boys basketball team fought hard but ran into a Marlington squad currently playing as well as any team in the Eastern Buckeye Conference and dropped a 65-55 league decision to the Dukes at John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday night. With the win, Marlington, which began the ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Three reach OVAC semifinals East Liverpool, Oak Glen and Wellsville qualified for the OVAC boys basketball championships and will be in action Tuesday as the semifinals commence. East Liverpool earned the fourth seed in Class 4A and will travel to top seed Meadowbrook on Tuesday, while ...

Lisbon pushes Toronto

TORONTO — For 31 minutes and 58 seconds of Friday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup inside a packed George J. Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium, Lisbon appeared poised to spring a huge upset. Then several Toronto veterans decided they weren’t going to have their senior night ...