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County Classic on Tuesday LISBON — The 33rd annual Columbiana County Classic, featuring the top senior boys and girls basketball players in the county, will be held Tuesday at Lisbon High School. The girls game will start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game. Tickets are $5 for adults and ...

Sweeney, Davidson top All-Area boys basketball

Lisbon junior Justin Sweeney and Salem senior Mitch Davidson posted the highest scoring averages in their respective school’s history. The two high-scoring standouts share player of the year honors on the Morning Journal’s 2017-18 All-Area boys basketball team. “Justin had one of the ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Comets state runners-up DOVER — The Columbiana County Comets finished as state basketball runners-up at the Ohio Special Olympics on Saturday. The Comets dropped a 71-58 decision to Hamilton County in the state championship game at Dover Middle School. Breion Price led the Comets with 46 ...

Stokes leaps to victory at Steubenville Early Bird

STEUBENVILLE — Lisbon’s Seth Stokes is on a mission. Stokes, one of Ohio’s top high school high jumpers, opened his senior season with an easy victory at the 34th annual Steubenville Early Bird Invitational on Saturday. He had winning jump of 6-foot-2 at the Harding Track and Field ...

South Range softball sacks Dragons in opener

GREENFORD — The South Range softball team was ready to get the season started. In an inpromptu move Saturday, the Raiders cleared off the artificial turf at the football stadium, put up a makeshift fence and walked past Niles, 23-1, in five innings in the season opener. The Raiders ...

Akron St. V-M re-joyces after record eighth title

COLUMBUS — No basketball team has won more Ohio high school state championships than Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Ninth-ranked Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary rolled to a 60-51 victory over fifth-ranked Trotwood-Madison in the Division II boys basketball state championship game Saturday in front ...

Boys state finals from the OHSAA

Division I COLUMBUS — After falling short in the Division I state championship game a year ago, No. 2 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated No. 1 Solon, 83-65, to win its fourth state title Saturday night in front of 9,226 at the Schottenstein Center. It’s the Crusaders’ first state ...

The jig is up, the news is out …

After reading last week’s column, I thought I really should provide a little more detail about how I make and use jigs. To begin with the jig is nothing more than a lead head cast around a hook. I make my own, but jigs are readily available in any tackle store, and even in box stores such as ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Comets streak into final STRASBURG — The Columbiana County Comets will be playing in the Special Olympics Ohio state basketball championship game this morning. Breion Price scored 52 points as the Comets beat Lucas County 65-63 in the semifinals Friday at Strasburg-Franklin High School. ...

Ashland’s streak ends at 73 in row

From Staff Reports SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The Ashland University women’s basketball team had its 73-game winning streak end with a 66-52 loss to Central Missouri in the NCAA Division II national championship game Friday night. Ashland — the highest-scoring team in NCAA women’s ...