Local Sports

Clippers steady as they go

COLUMBIANA—It was far from easy, but the Columbiana girls basketball team cleared the only major hurdle between them and a fifth straight conference title. After Lisbon erased nearly all of a 15-point halftime deficit by early in the fourth quarter, the Clippers were able to steady ...

Canton South stuns Salem; West Branch tops Marlington

CANTON—Canton South toppled Salem 70-61 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference boys basketball action Friday. The Quakers fall to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in the NBC. Canton South improves to 3-8, 1-6 NBC. Mitch Davidson led the Quakers with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Chase Ackerman added 18 ...

Drake golden as Rebel scores 46

From Staff Reports COLUMBIANA — Crestview’s Drake Golden is quickly making a name for himself. The freshman scored a career-high 46 points to lead the Rebels to a 78-28 win over Heartland on Friday night. The total tied the school record shared by Toby Neiheisel and Robert Logan. ...

LaBrae hands Range first loss

GREENFORD — The South Range Raiders may not have won the game, but they certainly learned a lot about themselves. The Raiders suffered their first loss on the season with dropping a hard-fought 52-48 overtime set back to the state-ranked Labrae Vikings Friday night. The loss was the ...

PREP BASKETBALL

Sebring 59, Jackson-Milton 37 SEBRING — Sebring’s boys basketball team picked up a 59-37 win over Jackson-Milton on Friday in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference game. Sebring is 6-7, 2-6. Jackson-Milton fell to 1-10, 0-6. Gabe Lanzer had 24 points to lead the Trojans. Jake Hunter ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Devils, Clips doubleheader COLUMBIANA — Columbiana will host Lisbon today in a girls-boys varsity basketball doubleheader. The girls game will start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at around 7:30 p.m. OVAC swimming WELLSBURG, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill ...

United slows Leetonia

LEETONIA — United won a defensive struggle with Leetonia by a score of 34-23 in girls basketball action Thursday. The Eagles improve to 6-3 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Bears fall to 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the EOAC. The Eagles’ defense limited the Bears to 16 percent ...

Golden Bears press Potters

EAST LIVERPOOL — A defensive-minded Oak Glen girls basketball team took it to East Liverpool in a second half surge to victory. The Golden Bears came away with a 54-48 win on Thursday night at Potter Fieldhouse. “Second half we amped up the defense,” Oak Glen coach John Leary said. ...

OVAC tourney opens

WHEELING, W.Va. — Several area wrestlers opened with opening-round wins Thursday at the 65th annual Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Tournament at WesBanco Arena. In the 106-pound class, East Liverpool’s second-seeded Howard Williams advanced with a quick pin. At 113 pounds, ...

Warriors not letting up

MINERVA— The West Branch girls basketball team is growing into its top state ranking in the second consecutive week in the Div. II state media poll. The Warriors rolled to a 65-23 win over Minerva on Wednesday in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action. West Branch remains perfect on the ...