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They fight

Morning Journal/Michael Burich

Players from Lisbon and Columbiana gather for a group shot during the “We Fight” doubleheader last week at the Clippers’ gym. The teams, which had special uniforms for the night, raised more than $2,000 for cancer awareness. Included were shirts available for purchase, with proceeds going to families in both communities. “It’s a little different than just a game on a Tuesday night,” said Chris Huckshold, Lisbon’s boys basketball coach. “What we’re really trying to do is generate interest in a benefit for community members in both Lisbon and Columbiana,” said Todd Johnson, Columbiana boys coach, prior to the game. Johnson and Huckshold are related, and both lost loved ones to cancer. “To raise money for people that are struggling with this disease, I just think is so awesome,” said Columbiana girls coach. ” I think it sends a great message to our players that they can step up and do something positive and use basketball as an opportunity to do that.” “Columbiana/Lisbon is always a big game. We’ve been the top two teams in the league for a long time,” added Ryan Snyder, Lisbon’s assistant girls coach “To have that big of a game, plus help the community, that’s the important part.”

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