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Sports Briefing

Quakers top Warriors

SALEM — Cory Plunkett scored a second-half goal to lift Salem over West Branch, 1-0, in boys soccer action Tuesday.

Jon Null had three saves in goal for the shutout.

Salem improves to 10-5-1 on the season and secured second place in the Eastern Buckeye Conference with a 5-1 mark.

It’s the first time since 2013 Salem has had double-digit wins.

The 12th-seeded Quakers will host 14th-seeded Louisville in a Division II sectional tournament opener at 6 p.m. Oct. 19.

Avalon Lakes hosts PAC

WARREN — The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) will kick off the fall championships season with its annual Fall Golf Championships today and Thursday and will be hosted by Avalon Golf & Country Club.

The 36-hole event will have the men playing at Avalon Lakes in Warren, while the women will play at Avalon at Squaw Creek in Vienna. The two rounds will get under way at 10:30 a.m. each day.

This year’s PAC Championships feature a 54-hole stroke play event, with 36 holes contested this fall and another 18 holes played in April.

Five golfers will make up a team, with the lowest four scores per round from the designated five-player squad used in team score compilation.

The final 18 holes of the men’s championship are scheduled for April 23 at Oglebay Resort’s Speidel Golf Club in Wheeling, W.Va. with a round on the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. course. The women’s championship will wrap up on April 25 at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon.

The combined 54-hole team totals will determine PAC team champions.

and winners of the league’s automatic qualifying bids to the 2022 NCAA Division III championships.

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