Local Sports

Bulldogs pour it on against Blue Devils

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE—East Palestine’s Parker Sherry had 372 yards and four touchdowns through the air and had 86 yards rushing with a touchdown as East Palestine handled Lisbon 62-8 on Friday. East Palestine moves to 5-4 and 4-2 in the league. Lisbon falls to 3-6, 1-5. ...

Martins Ferry rides by Beavers

MARTINS FERRY — Entering Friday evening’s game on a rare two-game skid, the Martins Ferry Purple Riders found an opportune time to right the ship, taking a convincing 40-15 victory over invading Beaver Local. The victory gives the Riders much needed momentum headed into next Friday’s ...

Things are turning around at Leetonia

WELLSVILLE — Alex Waterbeck’s 86-yard kickoff return at the start of the second half and Leetonia’s goal-line stand at the end of it gave Leetonia a 10-7 win over Wellsville Friday for their first Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference victory. It also snaps a 36-game league losing streak for ...

Tigers on the prowl in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA—The top-seeded Wellsville volleyball team rolled to another tournament victory Thursday with a 25-6, 25-13, 25-10 sweep over eighth-seeded Columbiana at Columbiana High School. The Tigers, who are ranked 12th in Div. IV, improve to 22-1 and will take on fifth-seeded St. Thomas ...

Quakers upset 2nd seed

CORTLAND — Salem’s girls soccer team scored a 2-1 overtime upset of second-seeded Lakeview on Thursday in a Div. II sectional soccer final. Lydia McKee’s goal off an assist from Paige Bailey ended the contest in the overtime period. Salem (13-4-1) will travel to third-seeded Howland ...

FOOTBALL FORECAST

Friday, October 19 Columbiana at Southern, 7 p.m. These two teams have been in the same league at various stretches of their existence but it has not been enough to establish a significant rivalry. This may all change tonight as first-place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference is on the ...

Clippers downed by Devils

LORDSTOWN — Senior captain Cadence Lickwar netted a hat trick in the first half to lead the Lordstown Red Devils over Columbiana, 4-1, in a girls soccer Division III sectional bracket final on Thursday. The cold temperature didn’t bother No. 1 seed Lordstown (14-1-2) as it advanced to the ...

Warriors punish Eagles

BELOIT — West Branch’s girls soccer team kept it rolling with a 4-0 win over Hubbard on Thursday in a Div. II sectional contest. West Branch is 15-0-2 and will host Poland in the district semifinal at 7 p.m. on Monday. Elizabeth Ostadali had two goals for the winners, while Addy Jones ...

JUNIOR HIGH

VOLLEYBALL NORTHEASTERN BUCKEYE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP West Branch vs. Marlington 8th Grade: Marlington won 8-25, 25-14, 25-9 Thursday. West Branch (15-5): Claire Brunner 10 points, 8 aces; Myla Lamp 7 points, 3 aces; Kiersten Skinner 4 kills, 1 block. BUCKEYE MOUNTAINEER CONFERENCE ...

Rebels running on all cylinders

COLUMBIANA — As the Crestview football team continues to pursue a Division V, Region 17 playoff berth, the Rebels owe a large part of their success to their reshuffled, multi-faceted backfield. Last Friday’s 42-22 comeback win over Kent Roosevelt nicely showcased the arsenal of weapons ...