SPORTSBRIEFING STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Lisbon plans Tip-Off Classic

LISBON — The inaugural Lisbon Tip-Off Classic will be held Dec. 2-3 at Nace Gymnsium.

In the Dec. 2 semifinals, Sebring will play Valley Christian at 6 p.m., followed by Lisbon vs. Heartland Christian at 7:30 p.m.

On Dec. 3, the consolation game will be held at 6 p.m. and the championship game at 7:30 p.m. The day will begin with a pair of junior varsity games, Lisbon vs. Heartland Christian at 3 p.m. and Sebring vs. Valley Christian at 4:15 p.m.

Lisbon seeks tourney teams

LISBON — The Lisbon basketball programs are sponsoring a youth basketball tournament for boys in grades 4-6.

It will be held Jan. 21-22, Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5. Entry fee is $150. Teams are quaranteed four games.

For more information, call Chris Huckshold at (330) 853-2312.

Young hunters take 117 deer

COLUMBUS — Young hunters braved the wind and cold in Columbiana County over the weekend to take 117 white-tailed deer during youth gun season. That is five fewer than last year.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said 5,930 deer were checked on Saturday and Sunday, down from 7,223 last year.

Deer taken by youth hunters in neighboring counties include (with 2015 totals in parenthesis) Carroll 127 (140), Jefferson 98 (117), Mahoning 38 (65) and Stark 62 (64).

Deer-gun season is Nov. 27 through Dec. 4 and Dec. 17-18. Deer-archery is open through Feb. 5.

Record handle at Mahoning

AUSTINTOWN — A course record of $1,395,031 was bet during Mahoning Valley Race Course nine-race card on Monday.

It bested the previous record by more than $150,000.

Mount’s Jenkins named top OL

ALLIANCE — Mount Union senior Brooks Jenkins has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Ken Wable Award Winner as the conference’s top offensive lineman.

He and 12 other Purple Raiders are on the All-OAC Football teams as selected by the conference’s 10 head coaches.

Jenkins is a three-year starter at left tackle for Mount Union. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder leads a Mount Union offense that is averaging 48.2 points and 513 total yards a game.

It is the 17th time a Purple Raider has been named the top lineman in the conference. Since 2008, the award has been named for former Mount Union Ken Wable, who was head coach for 24 years (1962-85) and led the Raiders to their first OAC title in 1985.

The eighth-ranked Purple Raiders (10-1) will play at sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins, Md. (11-0) in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs at noon Saturday.

Jenkins is one of six Raiders to be on the All-OAC first team along with senior center Mitch Doraty, senior running back B.J. Mitchell, senior line backer Charlie Dear, senior punt returner Tim Kennedy (Hudson/Hudson) and junior defensive lineman Mike Vidal.

Doraty is a two-time All-OAC first-team pick, who is a three-year starter at center. He was an All-North Region and All-American a year ago who won the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center.

Mitchell led the OAC in rushing touchdowns (17) this season and is a four-time All-OAC selection (first team in 2014 and second team in 2013 and 2015). He has 1,288 yards rushing and is fourth all-time on Mount Union’s career rushing list with over 4,500 yards.

Dear is a three-year letterwinner who has started every game  this season. He is second on the team in tackles (64) and has 5.0 quarterback sacks.

Kennedy is a three-time all-conference selection (second team in 2015, honorable mention in 2014) and is the Purple Raiders all-time leader in punt returns and punt return yardage.

Vidal, who was was an honorable mention selection a year ago, has started every game this season and has a team-best 12 tackles for loss and 9 1/2 sacks.

Five Mount Union players are on the All-OAC second team, including junior offensive lineman Cole Parrish, junior defensive lineman Adam Mihoci, sophomore linebacker Danny Robinson, junior safety Brian Groves (Stow/Stow) and sophomore safety Austin White.

Also receiving honorable mention for Mount Union are junior offensive lineman Matt Fitchet  and freshman quarterback Dom Davis.