Raiders ready for Rebels

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TALLMADGE — Brandon Mikos had two doubles and Trey Pancake added two hits and three RBIs as South Range knocked off Tallmadge 7-3 in regular season action on Friday. Aidan English added two singles and a double. South Range is 20-8 and will play Crestview at 7 p.m. on Monday in a Div. ...

Early start for Kucia

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Veteran area basketball coach John Hritz has a grandson who is making waves in the high school golf world at a very young age. Mason Kucia, an 8th grader in the Indian Land school system, won the Class AAAA South Carolina High School League state championship by firing ...

A good story first needs a good idea

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Readers have often asked me where I get the ideas for these columns, and to be truthful, I often wonder about this myself. Sometimes the idea is decided long in advance, and those columns are easy. Other times deadline looms and that can be a great motivator. This week’s has been in the ...

Southern captures first sectional title

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SALINEVILLE — It was a day of firsts for the seventh-seeded Southern baseball team as it coincidentally had most of its success in the first inning of a 13-1 rout of 14th-seeded Badger on Thursday, making it the first sectional championship victory in school history. The Indians (14-12) ...

Devils wear crown

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FAIRPORT HARBOR — Jason Steves had two doubles, a triple and an RBI as Lisbon ripped Fairport Harding 9-1 in a Div. IV sectional final on Thursday. Tyler Welsh had a double and single for the 14-11 Devils. Ryan Reckner had three hits and two RBIs, while Hunter Sturgeon had two hits and ...

Salem fields winners

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SALEM — The Salem track team is taking the field. The Quakers had four regional qualifiers in the field events at the Salem Division II district meet Thursday. Salem senior Lizzy Shontz had a winning toss of 39-feet-3 on her first attempt in the girls shot put at Sebo Stadium. Fellow senior ...