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Beaver Local's Josh Hilditch looks to pass as St. Clairsville's Matthew Butkus defends during Saturday's game.

Devils burn Beavers at Buckeye 8 tourney

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EAST LIVERPOOL—Beaver Local saw themselves in an early 18-0 hole in the first quarter and couldn’t seem to find it’s way out as St. Clairsville ran away with a 70-30 win in the fifth-place game of the Buckeye 8 Athletic League tournament at the Potter Fieldhouse. “We did not play good ...

Warriors clinch No. 14

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BELOIT—The top-ranked West Branch girls basketball team has had no peer in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference all season. The Warriors wrapped up their second straight conference title by taking down Alliance 70-13 Saturday. Natalie Zuchowski powered the Warriors (18-0, 12-0 NBC) with ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL NBC Tournament 7th Grade: Salem lost to Alliance 36-32 on Saturday. Salem: Jackson Johnson 13 points; Dillon Monroy 9 points; Donnie Oesch 7 points. AAC Blue Tier Tournament 7th Grade: Crestview beat Champion 33-32 on Saturday. Crestview: James Best 18 points; Kirkland ...

Lisbon’s Izzy Perez drives downcourt around the defense of Malvern’s Ane Miren Ruiz De Ocenda on Saturday at Lisbon High School.

Hornets sting Blue Devils

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LISBON—The Lisbon girls basketball team fell to Malvern 55-39 Saturday. Chloe Smith and Autumn Oehlstrom led the Blue Devils (11-7) with 10 points and five rebounds each. Izzy Perez added nine points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Hailee Carpenter also had nine ...

McComas, Lasure take first

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AUSTINTOWN — Beaver Local found the top of the podium twice to lead area wrestlers on Saturday during the final day of action at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League tournament at Austintown Fitch. Beaver’s Cole McComas, who was a champ at 106 pounds last year, won the 113 pound crown by ...

Southern Local’s Ethan West goes up for a layup against Toronto’s Brendan Matyas on Friday night.

Knights wrap up EOAC at Southern

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SALINEVILLE — The Toronto boys basketball teams rolled off 12 straight league after dropping its first two to become the inaugural Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champions. The Red Knights claimed sole possession of the league championship with a 44-42 win over Southern Local on Friday ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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East Palestine youth softball EAST PALESTINE — Registration for East Palestine Girls Softball Association will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at ep Cornerstone Insurance Agency, 40 N. Market St. For more information, call Kevin McKinstry at (330) ...

Golden Eagles are Dog catchers

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HANOVERTON — United made short work of East Palestine with a 67-44 victory on Friday night in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game. Dakota Hill led the way with 19 points and seven assists for the Eagles (13-5, 11-3). Kaden Smith added 17 points. Parker Hydrick got on the board with ...

Louisville keeps NBC lead in Salem

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SALEM—The Salem boys basketball team made things interesting at a couple of points in Friday’s battle with conference-leading Louisville, but ultimately the Quakers were undone by too many crucial turnovers in a 73-53 loss Friday at Cabas Gymnasium. Salem falls to 7-9 overall and 3-7 in ...

West Branch streak hits nine

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CARROLLTON — The West Branch boys stretched their winning streak to nine game with a 51-30 win over Carrollton on Friday. West Branch improves to 12-3 overall and 7-3 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference, one game behind league-leading Louisville. Reese Leone sparked West Branch with 15 ...