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Columbiana fan Jeff Heaton greets Youngstown State University president Jim Tressel during the Clippers’ football opener Thursday. Heater’s goal since being hospitalized in May was to be at the season opener. A friend to all of us, Heater died Monday. See Wednesday's Morning Journal for ...

Wellsville heats up against Southern

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville volleyball team cooled off Southern Local on Tuesday. With the match being moved to Wellsville due to Southern Local’s air conditioner breaking down, the Tigers handed the Indians their first loss of the season, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17. Both teams are 3-1 ...

Clippers, Devils, Tigers get wins

From Staff Reports COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana boys golf team beat Toronto 158-166 Tuesday at Valley. The Clippers move to 8-0 on the season. For Columbiana, Tyler Anderson was the medalist with a 37, while Seth Ross had a 39, Sean Whitehead 41 and Riley McElwain 41. Hunter Keenan led ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Leetonia HOF tickets on sale LEETONIA — Tickets are being sold for the breakfast to honor the new members of the Leetonia Hall Of Fame. The breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in the Leetonia High School cafeteria followed by the induction ceremony. New members to be inducted are Joe ...

Crestview boys edge Edgewood

From Staff Reports ASHTABULA —The Crestview boys soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 2-1 win over Edgewood on Tuesday. Crestview’s goals were scored by freshmen Colt Crane and senior Jacob Wickline. Jacob Wickline had an assist. Freshmen Carter Blakeman made five saves. For Edgewood, ...

Dogs right at home

From Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE — There’s no place like home for the East Palestine boys cross country team. The Bulldogs beat the heat and the challenging East Palestine City Park course on the way to winning the Suburban League opener Tuesday. East Palestine had three of the top ...

Leetonia rings in a new era

LEETONIA—Those living in the area surrounding Leetonia High School last Friday night may have heard an unfamiliar sound coming from the football field. Upon returning home after snapping their 15-game losing streak with a 21-14 win at Lowellville, the Bears (accompanied by the band, ...

Quakers hold the line again

SALEM — There hasn’t been a ball in the back of the Salem girls soccer team’s net yet this season. The Quakers now sit at 320 minutes without giving up a goal following a 7-0 win over Columbiana on Monday night at Reilly Stadium. The Quakers (4-0) were led offensively by Paige Bailey ...

Potters spike Panthers in three

EAST LIVERPOOL—The East Liverpool volleyball team breezed through Buckeye Local 25-13, 25-5, 25-7 Monday. For the Potters, Emma Ludwig had eight kills, eight aces and three blocks, Skye Stokes had eight kills, 10 aces and 13 assists. Sharnae Wilson had four kills and one block. Terran ...

Branch girls make history

ALLIANCE — West Branch’s girls golf team recorded its first win in school history by topping Alliance 242-249 on Monday at Sleepy Hollow. For the Warriors, Anna Lippiatt had a 54, Samantha Morris 60, Sidney Milliken 62, Tori Courtney 66 and Isabella Baird 66. United 187, Leetonia ...