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South Range has Bulldogs on the run

GREENFORD — East Palestine’s girls basketball team had a season in which it tallied 15 wins, building upon a winning campaign from the previous season. Even with that positive tailwind, the Bulldogs could do nothing to stop South Range on Saturday in a Div. III sectional final. Playing ...

McComas, Potts reach milestones

WINTERSVILLE — Beaver Local won four weight classes in cruising to a Buckeye 8 Athletic League wrestling championship on Saturday at Indian Creek Middle School. Winners for the Beavers included Jaymin Salsberry (126), Cole McComas (145), Jonathan Potts (152) and Daniel Wirth ...

Tigers hold EOAC title

SALINEVILLE — Wellsville had five individual champions on the way to winning the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday at Southern Local High School. The Tigers piled up 164 points, followed by United with 151 and Southern Local with 147. Wellsville’s Jason ...

Robb adds second state title

CANTON — West Branch senior swimming standout Jamyson Robb was hoping to make quite a splash in Friday night’s finals of the state swimming meet before a packed house at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Stamp it mission accomplished — in bold green letters. Robb capped off a phenomenal high ...

Bertovich is top Bulldog

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE—It was a historic night for the East Palestine boys basketball program Friday. Sophomore Jonathan Bertovich broke the single season boys basketball scoring record with 29 points as the Bulldogs lost to East Canton 82-56. Bertovich needed 28 points ...

Lions heading to Ohio’s first girls state wrestling

From Staff and Wire Reports HILLIARD — Dozens of girls from across Ohio, including 10 from Minerva High School, will compete in the first girls wrestling state tournament this weekend. The Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association is sponsoring the tournament that will be held ...

Koontz to state

From Staff Reports ZANESVILLE — Minerva senior Carly Koontz got off to a good start at the Division II East District bowling tournament Friday and kept going until she got back to state. Koontz was the girls district champion with a 578 series, finishing 32 pins ahead of runner-up Aleyna ...

West Branch’s Robb on state-record pace

CANTON —West Branch senior Jamyson Robb swims her best when it means the most. Robb broke her own Division II state record in the 100-yard breaststroke in posting the top time in Thursday’s state preliminaries at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Her time of 1 minute, 1.27 seconds bettered her ...

Quakers get another shot

SALEM — In an up-and-down season that has seen plenty of close finishes, it was only fitting that Salem’s Division II sectional final was a roller-coaster that came right down to the final seconds. With their season on the line, the fourth-seeded Quakers made all the plays they needed to ...

Branch routs Ravens

From Staff Reports BELOIT — West Branch connected on 11 three-pointers, but only needed a couple Thursday. The top-seeded Warriors routed ninth-seeded Ravenna, 55-5, in a Division II sectional final. West Branch led 37-2 at halftime and 51-2 after three quarters. Peyton Alazaus had a ...