Local Sports

Foster has strong showing

ALLIANCE — Salem junior Hunter Christopher raced to victory at the Ashley White Stumpf Invitational on Saturday. Christopher topped the 276-runner boys field, covering the 3.1-mile course at Marlington High School in 16 minutes, 25.3 seconds. He bested the field by 14 seconds. The Salem ...

A new day for Ohio State offense

COLUMBUS — Ohio State came into the opener with a stand-in coach and a new starting quarterback after a truly bizarre preseason that led to a three-game suspension for coach Urban Meyer. The day worked out OK for the offensively prolific No. 5 Buckeyes, though their defense might still be ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

Southern finishes River HANNIBAL — Southern Local’s football team finished off River with a 30-6 victory on Saturday afternoon. The game was halted at halftime due to a power failure on Friday. Southern (2-0) had to drive the 85 miles back to River to complete the contest on Saturday. ...

Butler rallies late, stunning Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Will Marty threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Drew Bevelhimer drilled a 44-yard field goal with four seconds left to win it as Butler stunned No. 24 Youngstown State 23-21 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams at Stambaugh Stadium. The Bulldogs — ...

Bears sweep Invite

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Oak Glen’s volleyball team defended its home court by sweeping five matches on Saturday in the annual Oak Glen Volleyball Invitational Tournament. Oak Glen beat Madonna 25-9, 25-13, North Marion 25-10, 25-8 and Tyler Consolidated 25-8, 25-16 in pool play. ...

Beavers take the brunt of Warrior attack

CALCUTTA—At this time last season, the West Branch Warriors were an injury-plagued team wondering how they were going to piece things together after dropping their first two games to Crestview and Beaver Local. One year later, the outlook couldn’t be more different. After opening with a ...

Potter comeback falls short

WINTERSVILLE—Every snap mattered under the bright lights of Kettlewell Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Indian Creek made just enough big plays to stave off a fierce East Liverpool rally in pocketing a 26-20 victory. The Potters reeled off 20 unanswered points in the second half but the ...

Golden Bears fall at home

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — In a game filled with big plays, Steubenville Catholic Central made a few more in key situations to improve to defeat Oak Glen 41-20. “We made too many mistakes,” Central coach Steve Daley said. “We knew coming in it was going to be difficult to stop them, ...

Lisbon runs over Rams

MINERAL RIDGE—Lisbon is continuing its early season dominance. The Devils piled up 455 total yards of offense in a 41-7 win over Mineral Ridge on Friday night to move to 2-0 on the campaign. Logan Bell powered the winners with 125 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Bell’s touchdown ...

Edison gets it done against Wellsville

RICHMOND — The Edison football team finished Friday night. The Wildcats motto entering the season was “finish,” and Edison did just that against Wellsville en route to a 36-7 victory at Cartwright Memorial Field. The win gave Shane O’Brien his first head coaching victory at his alma ...