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Quakers are a close team

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SALEM — The Salem football team has seen enough do-or-die situations this season, that it surely won’t be fazed if Saturday’s Div. IV first-round playoff game goes down the wire. The Quakers, who are at 14th-ranked Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (7-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday, have had ...

South Range’s season ends at state semifinals

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DOYLESTOWN — Mike Bailey gathered his eight seniors in a tight-knit circle. He addressed them as visible tears flowed following a 2-1 double overtime loss to Bluffton on a new field turf field in the midst of a neighborhood in the Chippewa school district. “I couldn’t be more proud of ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Clark plays against KSU KENT — Hiram College freshman guard Joey Clark made his collegiate basketball debut against Kent State University on Wednesday. Clark, a 2019 graduate of Sebring High School, played the final 63 seconds in Hiram’s 97-58 loss. Anthony Roberts scored a ...

Joseph, Pierson at OAC

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TWINSBURG — Two local runners finished in the top 10 at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Mount Union freshman Jeff Joseph from West Branch was fifth (25:57.2) and John Carroll sophomore Ian Pierson from South Range was 10th (26:12.6) out of 149 ...

Indians will play anywhere

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SALINEVILLE—For most teams, a perfect 10-0 regular season usually brings the prize of an additional home game. For the 2019 Southern football team, their reward is a three-hour trip to Southeastern Ohio to take on 2018 Div. VII state runner-up Glouster Trimble. Good luck finding anyone on ...

Steelers’ win: How sweet it is

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If legendary baseball announcer Bob Prince was doing the play-by-play on the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, that is undoubtedly what he would have exclaimed in the game’s final seconds. Prince wouldn’t have let the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri’s badly ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Hayward puts 39 on Cavs CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward capped a perfect night from inside the arc with the biggest basket of the game. Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the ...

Southern made its best case

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No Columbiana County team is in the final Associated Press high school football poll for the third straight season, but Southern Local made a good case for it this year. The Indians completed the first 10-0 season in school history in dominating fashion, outscoring their last five opponents a ...

FOOTBALL POLL

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COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the final Associated Press poll of 2019, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Mentor (17) 10-0 171 2, ...

Southern, Salem hit the road

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It’s on to the postseason for a few select area football teams. Salem and Southern will represent Columbiana County in road games against tested opponents, while South Range and Western Reserve will represent southern Mahoning County. Salem (8-2) qualified as the fifth seed in Div. IV, ...