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Rebels reach 3A final

WHEELING, W.Va. — Plenty of two-out lightning struck the J.B. Chambers Youth Sports Complex on Wednesday evening. Four of the five runs scored in the OVAC 3A semifinal pitting No. 2 seed Crestview and No. 3 seed Monroe Central came with two away. The Rebels tallied three of those runs, ...

SOFTBALL

Sebring 14, Youngstown East 5 YOUNGSTOWN—The Sebring softball team blasted Youngstown East 14-5 Wednesday. Addison Brendlinger and Emma Whaley each had three hits for the Trojans. S: 1-0-3-2-0-1-7—14-13-2 E: 0-0-2-1-1-0-1—5-7-4 S—Whaley, wp, (7IP, 3K, 4BB) E—McCann, lp, ...

PREP SOFTBALL

East Palestine 10, Leetonia 0 EAST PALESTINE —Delaney Early had two hits and two RBIs as East Palestine knocked off Leetonia 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday. East Palestine is 11-4 and 9-3 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. Jocyln Fristik added two hits. McKenna Griffith ...

SOFTBALL

West Branch 13, Tusky Valley 2 ZOARVILLE—West Branch crushed Tusky Valley 13-2 in softball action Wednesday. The Warriors run their record to 17-2 overall. Sydney Mercer led the charge for West Branch with three doubles and four RBIs. Peyton Alazaus added a double and three RBIs. Grace ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

North-South Classic set MASSILLON — There will be a bit of a local flavor on Saturday at the North-South Classic football games at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The Div. IV-VII game will take place at noon with the Div. I-III game at 4 p.m. Springfield Local coach Sean Guerriero ...

Devils smash their way to title

LISBON—Nobody in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference has had an answer for Lisbon’s potent lineup all season. Tuesday, the Blue Devils locked down the outright EOAC title with yet another booming offensive display as they took down Leetonia 27-0. It is Lisbon’s first league title ...

Clips pull off upset

TORONTO—Behind a complete game from Ryan Fahs, the Columbiana baseball team upset Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference co-leader Toronto 7-3 on Tuesday. Fahs scattered five hits and struck out two as the Clippers improve to 7-6 overall and 5-2 in the EOAC. Brady Dixon helped the Clippers pull ...

Solid finishes for Beavers, Potters

MARTINS FERRY — At the rate St. Clairsville is racking up Buckeye 8 Athletic League championships, it won’t be long until the Red Devils need a new banner inside their gymnasium. The boys and girls track teams did their part, becoming the seventh and eighth St. C. teams to notch a title ...

Quakers win seventh straight

ALLIANCE—The Salem softball team ripped off its seventh win in a row with a 7-1 victory over Alliance Tuesday. Madison Markovich got the Quakers going with a three-run triple in the first inning. Taylor Thorpe extended her hitting streak to eight games with three hits, in addition to ...

PREP TENNIS

at West Branch Tuesday Marlington 4, West Branch 1 FIRST SINGLES: Jeremy Lukens (M) def. J.D. Brain, 6-2, 6-3 SECOND SINGLES: Nick Kish (M) def. Elizabeth Ostadali, 6-2, 7-5 THIRD SINGLES: Justin Cederbloom (WB) def. Eric Beal, 6-1, 6-1 FIRST DOUBLES: Adam Ryan-Riley Sampson (M) def. ...