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A feather in Salem’s cap

SALEM — Talented Salem set the tempo early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and rolled to a 12-0 five-inning triumph over Girard in a Division II sectional championship baseball game Wednesday. “I was really impressed offensively,” said Salem coach Mike DeBarr. “We ...

Clippers earn district nod

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana’s Riley McElwain and Seth Spooner teamed up to blank Jefferson Area 3-0 on Wednesday in a Div. III sectional final at Firestone Park. McElwain went eight innings and struck out nine with two walks. He used 79 pitches. Spooner came on for the save and had one ...

Tiger, Eagles are district champions

NEW MIDDLETOWN —Area athletes ran and jumped their way to regional berths Wednesday. Wellsville senior long jumper Valen Krzyston and the United boys 3200-meter relay team of Zachary Nastari, Nick Hardgrove, Brayden Ganslein and Kaleb Nastari captured Division III district titles at ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Greenlief on podium CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Oak Glen junior Matthew Greenlief grabbed the first podium spot for the Golden Bears on Wednesday at the West Virginia Class AA State Track and Field Meet at Laidley Field. Greenlief finished second in the 400 with a time of 51.2. The top six in ...

United pierced by Lancers

GREENFORD — Both the eighteenth-seeded Gilmour Academy Lancers and the 11th-seeded United Eagles came into Tuesday’s Division IV district semifinal with a lot of confidence and momentum following big wins last Thursday. The Lancers kept that momentum going with a convincing 15-2 win over ...

Lisbon goes down swinging against McDonald

NORTH JACKSON — Bri McCombs struck out seven on her way to a no-hitter as McDonald topped Lisbon 9-0 in a Div. IV district semifinal Tuesday at Jackson-Milton High School. McDonald will meet Bristol in the district championship at 5 p.m. today at Jackson-Milton High School. Mya Emmerling ...

Lions blank Trojans

UNITY — It was over in the first inning. Heartland scored all of its runs in the first frame as it downed Sebring 20-0 in four innings in a Div. IV sectional opener on Tuesday. Drew Gault led the Lions with three hits including a triple and three RBIs. Jake Kling had a double and four ...

No NILs for high school athletes yet

COLUMBUS — Ohio high school principals voted to nix an Ohio High School Athletic Association proposal for Ohio scholastic athletes to make money off Name, Image and Likeness after the results of a statewide vote on referendums were revealed on Tuesday. The Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) ...

TRACK AND FIELD

Geiss, Hodge at junior high state track HILLIARD — Eighth-graders Rebecca Geiss of Heartland Christian and Adri Hodge of Crestview raced at the fifth Ohio High School Athletic Association 7th and 7th Grade State Track and FIeld Championships on Saturday. Geiss was ninth in the girls 1600 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Burkhart hits hole-in-one BELOIT — Joe Burkhart of Salem aced Westville Lake Country Club’s 130-yard No. 6 with an 8-iron on Tuesday. It was his second hole-in-one. Witness was Fred Ring of Salem. Clippers start at 4 p.m. COLUMBIANA — Today’s Jefferson Area at Columbiana ...