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2020 Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Football Team

2020 Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference Football Team First Team Xathon Cross Columbiana Sr. Jacob Kamperman Columbiana Sr. Creed Green Columbiana Sr. Collin Schick Columbiana Sr. Marco Ferry Leetonia Sr. Mike Miller Leetonia Jr. Gannon Shepard Leetonia Sr. Mason ...

East Liverpool rolls over Beavers

CALCUTTA — The East Liverpool bowling teams opened their seasons Monday by sweeping Beaver Local at Tri-State Lanes. The Beaver Local boys won 2,1990 to 2,058 and the girls won 1,630 to 1,457. In the boys match, East Liverpool’s Nathan Kelly had a high series of 413 with games of 225 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Leetonia takes a break LEETONIA — Leetonia Schools suspended athletic practices through Dec. 1 on Monday due to an increase in quarantine numbers. Practices will resume on Dec. 2 if quarantine numbers warrant a safe return to practice. All games through Dec. 6 are postponed and will be ...

Late return ends Springfield’s title bid

MASSILLON — The 2020 season deserved such an ending. The Division VI state finals was going to be won by the team who had possession of the ball last. That team was Coldwater as a last-second field goal sealed the deal and handed the Springfield Tigers their first and only loss of the ...

Warriors get back to work

BELOIT — The lights are back on, the scoreboards show signs of life, and a limited number of spectators seat themselves within the confines of the West Branch Fieldhouse. Believe it or not, basketball is back. After losing four starters last season, and having their magical 2019-20 ...

Lisbon opens season by downing Heartland

COLUMBIANA — In a winter sports season where nothing is promised, it is hard not to wonder if every completed game might be the last. For Lisbon, it made sure to take advantage of the opportunity in a 52-42 win over Heartland Christian on Friday. “I told them in the pregame huddle ...

Southern unbeaten with future unknown

SALINEVILLE— The Southern Local girls basketball team opened the season with a win Friday night. The Indians may have ended their season, too. “We had some seniors crying tonight, knowing their season may be in jeopardy,” Southern coach Mike Skrinjar said. Freshman Ashley Shroades ...

Potters, Beavers lead way

Three players from Beaver Local and two from East Liverpool highlight the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association 2020 East District high school football teams. Beaver Local’s first-team selections in Division IV include senior wide receiver Dylan Moore, senior defensive lineman Payne Allen and ...

ALL-EAST DISTRICT FOOTBALL

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association 2020 East District high school football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: DIVISION III First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Caden O’Neill, New Philadelphia, 6-1, 175, sr.; Ayden Hall, Dover, 6-3, 170, jr.; Peyton McKinney, ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Buckel works state finals MASSILLON — You will hear a familiar voice at the OHSAA state championship football games this weekend. Dan Buckel, a 1969 graduate of Southern Local High School and former United girls basketball head coach, is the public address announcer at Massillon’s Paul ...