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High School Sports

Gamble powers Clippers

SOFTBALL Columbiana’s Mackenzi Gamble socked five hits and drove in seven runs to help the Clippers cruise past Columbiana, 23-1, in five innings. Gamble homered and hit two doubles. Tori Long and Ada Davanzo each added four hits. Julia Rapp and Cessna Stoy homered as part of the 23-hit ...

Rebels eye state return in 2021

CHAMPION — Two years ago, the Crestview Rebels finished as the Division III state runner-up in track and field, finishing just six points behind East Canton. The state championship 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams featured then-sophomores Brandon Yanssens and Ethan Powell. The COVID-19 ...

Poland’s Brant homers twice

Tuesday’s highlights Softball Mary Brant hit two home runs for the Bulldogs in a win over Jefferson. Brant finished the afternoon with 3 hits as well as catcher Camryn Lattanzio. The freshman also had five RBIs. The South Range softball team picked up two wins Tuesday over North ...

One run is enough

NORTH JACKSON — In a battle of two talented pitchers, a single hit could make all the difference. That difference came from Jackson-Milton sophomore Billy Sloan, who hit a double in the fourth inning, then stole third and was knocked in by Gavin Sahli. That gave the Blue Jays the only run ...

Monday highlights

SOFTBALL SEBRING — McDonald senior pitcher Bri Callow only allowed two balls in play during her five-inning, perfect-game performance Monday in the Blue Devils’ 14-0 win over the host Trojans. Callow, who will pitch next season at John Carroll, struck out 13 of the 15 batters she ...

Spring sports preview capsules

Softball Ursuline ¯ COACH: Michael Kernan (20th year, 346-146-2) ¯ 2019 SEASON: 25-3 ¯ LEAGUE: Steel Valley Conference ¯ RETURNING LETTERMEN (*-letters won): Maris Barbato (Sr.) **, Julia Nutter (Sr.) **, Emily Holland (Sr.) **, Paige Ogden (Jr.) *, Madelyn Miklandric (Jr.) *, ...

West Branch off to solid start, whips Poland

BELOIT — The West Branch baseball team is clicking on all cylinders early in this 2021 season. It was on full display Saturday afternoon in a dominating 17-0 mercy-rule victory over Poland in non-conference action. The victory improves the Warriors to 3-1 on the season while the Bulldogs ...

Saturday highlights

BASEBALL ≤ Lakeview’s Evan Pirtz had two doubles and three RBIs to help the Bulldogs hold off a late Liberty rally and win, 12-9. Cal Rinck also drove in three and added two hits, while Nick DeMonica picked up the win, not allowing a run over two innings. ≤ Matt Kozak had two hits and ...

All-conference honors

Boys basketball STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE First team Jonathan Clay East Cam Lawrence Chaney Terrance Pankey Ursuline Michael Pelini Mooney Sharrod Taylor Chaney Second team Ramir Bledsoe East Thomas Fire Mooney Quincy Jones Chaney Brady Shannon Ursuline Clive ...

Learning to win

NILES — Good Friday was indeed good for the Niles baseball team. Sophomore southpaw pitcher Matt Kozak, making his second varsity start, allowed two hits in six-plus innings and added a two-out, two-run double during a six-run fifth inning as the Red Dragons beat Ashtabula Edgewood, 9-0, ...