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Warriors not letting up

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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 ...

Joiner’s 27 powers Indians past Crestview

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COLUMBIANA — Southern Local slashed its way past Crestview by a 59-52 count on Wednesday night in boys basketball action. Jacob Joiner had 27 points for the winners, 7-5. He also added six assists and three steals. Jayce Sloan had 11 rebounds. Scott Murray had 16 points for the Rebels, ...

JUNIOR HIGH

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BOYS BASKETBALL Lisbon vs. Columbiana 7th Grade: Columbiana won 29-11 on Wednesday. Columbiana: Spooner 6 points; Buchheit 6 points. Lisbon: Johnny Fisher 3 points. 8th Grade: Columbiana won 34-11. Columbiana: Clark 8 points. Lisbon: Carter Rowe 5 points. Salem vs. West Branch 7th ...

Beavers head OVAC hopefuls

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WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local has two top-seeded wrestlers heading into the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Ron Mauck Wrestling Tournament set to begin on Thursday at WesBanco Arena. Cole McComas (22-3) at 113 pounds and Beau Smith (17-5) at 145 pounds top the charts in their respective ...

Eagles lose cushion

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HANOVERTON—The Toronto boys basketball team’s stay in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference will wind up being very brief, but the Red Knights are determined to leave their mark while they are in. In the biggest conference game of the season to date, Toronto set the tone with its ...

South Range opens it up against Salem

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GREENFORD — The South Range Raiders made sure to make their return to the court after a two-week layoff a big one with a 58-43 win over Salem on Tuesday. “We were glad to play somebody besides ourselves,” South Range coach John Cullen said. “When we play our style of basketball we are ...

W. Reserve tops Sebring

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BERLIN CENTER — Kade Hilles, Ryan Demsky and Jack Cappabianca each scored at least 15 points in guiding Western Reserve past Sebring, 75-60, Tuesday. The Blue Devils scored 22 points in each of the opening two quarters to take a 44-21 halftime led. Hilles led the way with a game-high 16 ...

PREP BASKETBALL

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Columbiana 96, East Palestine 45 COLUMBIANA —Columbiana’s girls basketball team bumped off East Palestine 96-45 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference girls basketball play Tuesday. Kayla Muslovski led the Clippers with 28 points, 11 steals and seven assists, while Alexis Cross had 27 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

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Basketball changes Tuesday’s snowstorm forced several high school basketball games to be postponed: • Southern at Crestview boys basketball has been moved to 5:30 p.m. today. • Leetonia at Campbell boys basketball has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. • Weirton Madonna at Oak Glen ...

Branch holds on to top spot

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From Staff Reports The West Branch girls basketball team held onto its top ranking in the state Div. II media poll released Monday. The Warriors (11-0) were not very busy this week due to the weather. The only win the team picked up was a 63-40 victory over Canton South. West Branch’s ...