Local Sports

Beavers shut down by Buckeye

CONNORVILLE — Defense has been a focal point since the preseason for the Buckeye Local Panthers. Since switching to a 2-1-2 zone, Coach Tom Figurski has liked what he’s seen. That includes Thursday night’s performance against Beaver Local in which Buckeye held the Beavers to a ...

Lisbon rolls over East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE—Izzy Perez poured in 23 points as Lisbon defeated East Palestine 47-26 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference girls basketball action Thursday. Perez also had five steals and four assists. Autumn Oehlstrom and Maddie Liberati each added six points. Oehlstrom had eight rebounds, ...

Creek slows down Beavers

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local fell behind early and didn’t do enough to recover as Indian Creek came away with a 50-47 win on Wednesday in a Buckeye 8 Athletic League battle. Jenna Riccardo poured in 16 points to lead the Beavers, while Madison Cline tallied 15 points including seven in the ...

Cats scratch Indians

RICHMOND — Kayla Huff and Anna Sevek had big nights offensively for their respective teams on Wednesday, but it was a defensive play that made the difference. Lauren Ferralli stole the ball with just a few seconds remaining, and she drove down the court for a layup as time expired, enabling ...

Buckeye blocks East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s girls basketball team suffered a 58-40 loss to Buckeye Local on Wednesday at Potter Fieldhouse. East Liverpool is 2-10 on the campaign while Buckeye Local improved to 6-5. No other stats were reported. East Liverpool returns to action today at Edison. ...

JUNIOR HIGH

GIRLS BASKETBALL Toronto at United 7th Grade: United won 31-13 Wednesday. United: Michaela Shasteen 10, Taylor Cope 9. 8th Grade: United won 24-20. United: Madison Kibler 11, Taylor Cope 6. Next: United at Lisbon on Tuesday. Indian Creek at East Liverpool 7th Grade: Indian Creek ...

Toronto’s Trillion West tries to steal the ball from Wellsville’s Garrett Scott during Tuesday’s game at Toronto.

Red Knights pull away from Tigers

TORONTO — The Toronto boys’ basketball team renewed its rivalry with Wellsville this season, and a big second half enabled the Red Knights to come away with a split against the Tigers. The game was close at halftime, but Toronto broke the game open in the second half en route to a 74-54 ...

Oak Glen’s Chris Kokoski drives to the basket during Tuesday’s game against Crestview.

Oak Glen overpowers Crestview

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off of a 13-day layoff, Oak Glen boys basketball coach Jerry Everly was afraid his club would come out rusty in Tuesday’s home matchup with Crestview. If his Golden Bears were rusty, they did a good job of hiding it, pulling away early and never looking back en ...

Roach powers Potters

RAYLAND—Gabe Roach recorded a triple-double as East Liverpool destroyed Buckeye Local 88-39 Tuesday. Roach finished his night with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Potters improve to 6-3 overall. Tre Jackson nearly had a triple-double of his own with 23 points, eight rebounds ...

Meek steps down at Toronto

TORONTO — Toronto football coach Erik Meek was unanimously voted by the school board on Dec. 14 to continue being the Red Knights’ man in charge. Everybody Meek is closest to anticipated him returning to the gridiron this year, but he needed more time to contemplate his future. He took a ...