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Bulldogs out of action

EAST PALESTINE — The East Palestine football team is out of action for 14 days after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

East Palestine coach Tony Foster said the Bulldogs were informed Monday that practices will be shut down for 14 days.

He said a player woke up last Wednesday with symptoms and reported them, but has not had a fever since Friday. The team has not been around the player since last Tuesday.

The team photo scheduled for Friday has been postponed. Foster said the Bulldogs are still planning on opening the regular season at Youngstown Christian on Aug. 28.

Spartans also sit out

BOARDMAN — The Boardman football program shut down after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

The school district said it has been in contact with the county board of health and is conducting contact tracing.

Salem-Branch in opener

BELOIT — The Eastern Buckeye Conference plans on opening the football season with a bang.

The league released a new schedule Monday and moved its rivalry week from the last regular-season game to the first.

The EBC schedule on Friday, Aug. 28, includes Salem at West Branch, Minerva at Carrollton and Marlington at Alliance.

“We want a chance to play anybody and then a chance to play your rival in the opener, it gets your players’ attention,” Salem coach Ron Johnson said.

Ohio high school football teams are scrambling after the OHSAA announced Friday there will be six regular-season games before the playoffs begin Oct. 9.

Salem has scheduled Crestview, Beaver Local and East Liverpool to end the season, although those games may be bumped.

Warriors edge Potters

BELOIT — Abby Stephens posted a three-set win at first singles to lift West Branch over East Liverpool, 3-2, in girls tennis action Monday.

The Warriors are 1-0, while the Potters move to 1-1.

FIRST SINGLES: Abby Stephens (WB) def. McKenzie Harman, 1-6, 6-3, 6-0.

SECOND SINGLES: Emily Algaier (WB) def. Mallory Barnhouse, 6-0, 6-0.

THIRD SINGLES: Ally Zion (WB) dec. Haley Spahr, 6-0, 6-2.

FIRST DOUBLES: Sydney Cooper-Gianna Davie (EL) def. Makayal Randlett-Halle Gutchall, 6-3, 6-1.

SECOND DOUBLES: Hannah Swigert-Taylor Bell (E) def. Sydney Fetters-Liana Galbrelcik, 6-4, 6-2.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Adrianna Green-Peyton Vulgamore (EL) def. Samantha Tubbs-Katie Slutz, 6-3; Gracie Murray-Madison Robey (EL) def. Lily Bonar-Autumn Johnston, 7-6 (7-2); Mara Pine-Zita Blasdel (EL) def. Hope McGuire-Emma Hall.

Tigers, Indians open

GLENMOOR — Wellsville opened its golf season against Southern Local on Monday with half its team on vacation.

Wellsville’s Luke Green led all golfers with a 42 at Cedar Hills. Csey Lemasters added a 59.

Southern shot a 212 as Gavin Tribelo had a 48, Zach Tribelo 49, Silas Black 56 and Logan Rhodes 59.

Wellsville will host United today.

Blue Devils fall

COLUMBIANA — Tyler Anderson’s 34 highlighted Columbiana’s 154-195 win over Lisbon at Valley Monday.

Ian Less added a 38, while Riley McElwain and Bayden Pipoly had 41s.

For Lisbon, Joey DiLudovico shot a 38, Bobby Harris 47, Bryaden Flory 50 and Kyle Rohm 50.

CC Series race Wednesday

COLUMBIANA — The third race in the 22nd annual Clipper Cross Country Series will be held Wednesday.

It will be held on the 1.85-mile junior high course at the Ward Athletic Complex behind Columbiana High School.

Races will be held at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each race is limited to 50 runners.

A 7:30 p.m. will be held if needed.

Cost is $6 per runner. Register online at secondsoleracing.com or email crystal.boggs@

columbianaschools.org.

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