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Columbiana girls off to a perfect start on the links

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana’s girls golf team topped Struthers 199-248 on Thursday at Valley. For the Clippers (4-0), Morgan Dunlap had a 45, Cassie Spaite 52, Mackenzie Coder 49 and Katrina Patrick 53. Taylor Susany had a 50 to lead Struthers. Columbiana hosts Ursuline today. ...

Clipper event sees larger field

COLUMBIANA — There were a season-high 153 finishers in the third race of the 22nd annual Clipper Cross Country Series on Wednesday. Alexis Cunningham of East Palestine was the top women’s runner for the third time this season, while Hickory (Pa.) senior Cole Frazier topped the men’s ...

Clipper event sees larger field

COLUMBIANA — There were a season-high 153 finishers in the third race of the 22nd annual Clipper Cross Country Series on Wednesday. Alexis Cunningham of East Palestine was the top women’s runner for the third time this season, while Hickory (Pa.) senior Cole Frazier topped the men’s ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Beavers set schedule CALCUTTA — Beaver Local will open its football schedule at rival East Liverpool on Aug. 28. The restructured schedule will see the Beavers on the road for the first two weeks and home games against Indian Creek, Minerva and Bellaire. All games are slated for 7 ...

Ohio Athletic Conference sets spring schedule

ALLIANCE — There will be no Mount Union football this fall, but there may be on Friday nights in the spring. The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) announced on Thursday preliminary spring competition schedules for the four team sports that were postponed this fall due to COVID-19. The ...

Crestview hits pause button on practice

COLUMBIANA — Crestview became the latest area football team to halt practices after it was notified by the Columbiana County Health Department on Wednesday that a player had tested positive for COVID-19. The player last attended practice on Aug. 6. On Aug. 7, the player called the coach to ...

Area golfers stand out

BROOKFIELD — Columbiana senior Tyler Anderson captured medalist honors, while Beaver Local was the team runner-up at the Brookfield Golf Invitational on Wednesday. Andersen topped the 97-player field with an 18-hole score of 73, one stroke ahead of Struthers sophomore Chaz ...

TENNIS

United 4, East Palestine 1 SALEM — United’s girls tennis team knocked off East Palestine 4-1 on Wednesday. United will host Southeast today at Centennial Park. FIRST SINGLES: Christina Adam (EP) def. Emily McKarns, 6-3, 6-4. SECOND SINGLES: Julia Bricker (U) def. Katherine Simon, ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

No fans at Masters The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators. That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans, and the silence figures to be most ...

Big Ten pulls the plug on fall

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to ...