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SPORTS BRIEFING

Leetonia gets extra day WELLSVILLE — Leetonia’s football team is getting some extra time to prepare for Wellsville. The Bears and Tigers were originally scheduled to meet on Friday but the game has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday at Nicholson Stadium to allow for more Leetonia players to ...

Potters serve up state bid

EAST LIVERPOOL — Sydney Cooper and Gianna Davie have meant a lot to East Liverpool’s tennis team this season. From leadership to on-court play, the duo has made a name for themselves. On Friday, Cooper and Davie will try to conquer the jitters that come with playing in the Div. II state ...

Seven, maybe eight, headed to playoffs

The usual forecasting methods for the Ohio high school football playoffs have been disrupted due to the pandemic but now that it’s the final week of the regular season, some educated guesses can be made as to the playoff status of area teams. Since the playoffs have expanded to 16 teams per ...

Leopards spot Quakers

SALEM — It was a quick tournament exit for the Salem boys soccer team as Louisville scored a 2-0 Div. II sectional opener win over the Quakers on Tuesday at Sebo Stadium. Drew Dillen’s goal right before halftime on an assist from Angelo Paquelet gave the Leopards the advantage after the ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Crestview 3, Waterloo 0 COLUMBIANA — Crestview’s volleyball team earned the top seed in the Div. III district for a reason and the Rebels downed 23rd seed Waterloo 25-4, 25-6, 25-7 on Tuesday in the sectional opener. Grace Auer had eight kills, 21 assists, nine aces and 25 points. Abbey ...

D’Ernest is Browns’ new starting RB

BEREA — The NFL’s top rushing team has run into major trouble. Browns star back Nick Chubb will miss his second straight game with a calf injury, leaving Cleveland without its two best backs Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Chubb was ruled out Tuesday by coach Kevin Stefanski ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Grodhaus at Lake Erie PAINESVILLE — Former Southern Local All-Ohioan Cam Grodhaus is the leading tackler on the Lake Erie College football team. Grodhaus is a sophomore safety for the Storm, an NCAA Division II program that is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. In six ...

Raiders in NE8 battle

GREENFORD — A lot of things have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, except South Range winning football games. “It’s hard to believe its Week 10,” South Range coach Dan Yeagley said. “Last year we started the playoffs after Week 6. Here it is Week 10 already. It’s been a lot ...

Johnny on the spot

CALCUTTA — Johnny Wilson shined at the most important time for Beaver Local this season as it drubbed West Holmes, 7-2, during a Div. II boys soccer sectional match on Monday night. The Beavers (6-9-1) got four goals from Wilson, two of them came in the final five minutes of the opening ...

Rebels’ last home match is a big one

COLUMBIANA — The ninth-seeded Crestview Rebels girls soccer team started the postseason with a resounding win over the 18th-seeded Lordstown Red Devils 11-2 in Division II sectional first-round match Monday night. They advance to face a very familiar opponent. Thursday night the Rebels will ...