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Finnicum sixth in the shot at Stark County Championships
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Finnicum sixth in the shot at Stark County Championships

Sandy Valley competed in the Stark County Championships at Perry High School, with the boys placing 10th and the girls finishing 11th in Division II-III. The girls 4x100 consisting of Alicia Costello, Olivia Costello, Alison Griffin and Megan Hughes was sixth in 55.

By Todd Reed Sports Editor
East Canton takes two from St. Thomas
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton takes two from St. Thomas

Lexi Betz tripled, scored three runs and drove in three in powering East Canton past Hiland 13-3. Kendra Gulling had two doubles off the fence, her second one driving in two runs. Erica Robinson had two hits, and Julia Dimmerling singled twice and had a great defensive play in right field.

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Roberts' grand slam leads Sandy Valley past Malvern
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Roberts' grand slam leads Sandy Valley past Malvern

Jared Eichelberger pitched a complete game shutout and Michael Roberts smacked a grand slam homer in powering Sandy Valley past Malvern 15-0 in a game shortened to five innings. Eichelberger was nearly unhittable on the mound, striking out eight.

By Todd Reed Sports Editor
East Canton knocks off Newcomerstown, 10-2
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton knocks off Newcomerstown, 10-2

Joe Knopp went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in leading East Canton past Heritage Christian. Matthew Gothard singled, doubled and scored twice; and Kaden Deutschman went 3-for-4 with a run scored.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
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East Canton boys win Div. II-III county title
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton boys win Div. II-III county title

East Canton easily captured the Division II-III boys title at the Stark County Track and Field Championships, held this past Saturday at Perry High School. The Hornets won eight events on their way to 168 points. tuslaw finished second with 100.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Lady Cardinals improve to 15-2
Apr 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Lady Cardinals improve to 15-2

Sandy Valley picked up five more league wins and is tied atop the Inter-Valley Conference standings with Garaway, as both teams have one loss. Strasburg is two games back in third place.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Ashlynn Almasy signs with Malone University
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Ashlynn Almasy signs with Malone University

Ashlynn Almasy will take her running skills to Malone University. The East Canton senior recently signed a letter-of-intent with the Canton college.

Spitale to play volleyball at Bethany College
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Spitale to play volleyball at Bethany College

East Canton senior Natalie Spitale (front, row, middle) will further her education and volleyball career as she signed a letter-of-intent with Bethany College. This past season, Spitale was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player, and was named to the Inter-Valley Conference first team.

Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Golf outing to benefit East Canton band

The East Canton Band Booster Club will host its fifth annual golf scramble on June 3 at Edgewater Golf Club. The cost is $50 per person, or $200 per team. For more information or to secure a spot, contact Gary Wellendorf.

Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Hunters prepare for Ohio's 2017 wild turkey season

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio's annual hunt of this popular game bird begins.

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Loveless tosses a 2-hitter in win against Ridgewood
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Loveless tosses a 2-hitter in win against Ridgewood

Great pitching and strong hitting propelled Sandy Valley to a 7-1 softball win over Ridgewood. Trailing 1-0 entering the second inning, Kayla Campbell connected for a 2-run homer. Arianna Ott collected two hits, including a home run in the third inning, finishing with three RBIs.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Malone's Duke Taylor tabbed G-MAC Field Athlete of the Week

Malone University senior thrower Duke Taylor has earned the Great Midwest Athletic Conference's Field Athlete of the Week honor following his strong showing at the University of Mount Union's John Homon Open on Saturday.

Sandy Valley improves to 9-5
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley improves to 9-5

Seven innings where not enough when Sandy Valley hosted Ridgewood in an IVC baseball battle. Dante Tucci's two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Dylan Sterling with the winning run, as the Cardinals came away with an 8-7 victory.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Lady Hornets rally to beat Malvern
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Lady Hornets rally to beat Malvern

East Canton rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat visiting Malvern 10-8. Down 7-3 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Hornets plated six runs and held on for the victory.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
East Canton stuns Malvern with five runs in the bottom of the seventh
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton stuns Malvern with five runs in the bottom of the seventh

East Canton rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal a win away from visiting Malvern, 7-6. East Canton trailed 6-0 after five innings of play, but were able to score two in the sixth and five more in the seventh for the improbable victory.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

May 6-7 is Ohio's free fishing weekend

Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, state residents are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

East Canton boys are second at Lidderdale Invitational
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton boys are second at Lidderdale Invitational

The East Canton track teams remained unbeaten on the season, winning triangulars at Sandy Valley. The boys first with 100 points, followed by the Cardinals with 44 and Malvern with 29. Firsts went to Joel Berger in the 110 hurdles (15.99), pole vault (11'6) and 300 hurdles (43.

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Owens to run for Rio Grande
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Owens to run for Rio Grande

Sandy Valley senior Austin Owens (front row, middle) has signed a letter of intent to run cross country for the University of Rio Grande. Owens is flanked by his parents, Jenny and Nick Owens.

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Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley boys are second at triangular

Sandy Valley hosted a triangular with East Canton and Malvern, with the boys placing second. East Canton finished first with 100 points, followed by the Cardinals with 44 and Malvern with 29.

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Sandy Valley Junior Varsity Baseball
Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley Junior Varsity Baseball

Members of the 2017 Sandy Valley junior varsity baseball team are (front row, left to right) bat boy Brady Russel, Aaron Price, Kenny Walter, Will Farber, Logan Leichtamer, Brock Delaney, Cy Morrison and Josh Brown; (second row) Jonny Fogle, Logan Rambaud, Riley Finnicum, Robbie Schreffler, Steve