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ALLIANCE – West Branch earned its 13th win of the season beating Alliance, 25-10, 25-14, 25-18 on Thursday.

Warriors improve to 13-3 overall and 6-2 in Eastern Buckeye Conferenc.e

Leading the Warriors were Adele Peters with 14 points, five aces and 14 digs, Hannah Rush 13 points and five aces and Claire Brunner six kills.

West Branch also won the junior varsity game, 25-10, 25-17, behind Carter Shepherd’s 25 points and eight aces. Taiva Hagan had eight assists.

West Branch will host Carrollton on Tuesday.

Local South 3,

Leonie 0

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local Indians volleyball team moves to 11-3 this season after beating Leetonia 25-5, 25-3, 25-8 on Thursday.

For the Indians, Kya McCulley had 29 points. Rylee Mellott had 20 assists. Aleah Bach had 13 points and three kills. Esther Forbes has managed three victories. Olivia Kerns had three blocks.

Southern Local also won the Jayvee game 25-7, 25-8.

For the Indians, Gianna Pecorelli had 11 points and Cheyenne Buzzard nine points.

Southern Local will travel to play Columbiana on Tuesday.

Ridge 3,

Brookfield 0

BROOKFIELD — The state-ranked Crestview Rebels volleyball team remains undefeated following a 25-8, 25-14, 25-12 win over Brookfield on Thursday.

For the Rebels, Abbey Emch had 15 kills, seven digs and four blocks. Grace Auer had 19 points, 16 assists and 10 aces. Lainy Auer had seven assists and four kills. Alyssa Smotherman had 12 points and two aces.

Crestview improves to 12-0 overall and 10-0 in the MVAC Gray Division.

The Rebels also won the Jayvee game, 25-18, 25-15.

For the Rebels, Valerie Boyd had five kills. Alli Howell had 11 assists, 11 points and four aces. Natalie Blakeman had 10 digs and three points.

The Rebels will host Newton Falls on Tuesday.

Area Jefferson 3,

South Range 0

GREENFORD — Jefferson Area boosted South Range, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22, in Game Northeast 8 on Thursday.

Jefferson Area improves to 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the league, while South Range ties at 7-7 and 5-5 Northeast 8.

Leading Jefferson were Sara Stone with two aces, Chloe O’Rourke 15 kills, Helaina Edgar 33 assists and Remington Ryan 17 digs.

For South Range, Maria Primavera had 12 kills and Maddie Dado 22 digs.

Colombian 3,

Eastern Palestine 1

EAST PALESTINE — Columbiana outscored East Palestine, 20-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-22, in Thursday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game.

The Clippers improve to 9-5 overall and 7-3 in the league.

Ava Heinrich 14 points, five aces, 12 kills and 19 digs; Ellie Jackson 11 kills, 16 assists and 18 digs; Cameron Perkins nine kills, 15 assists and 26 digs; Danica Halas seven kills and four blocks; and Maryn Hepler 24 excavations.

For the Bulldogs, Mia Lee had 24 kills, six blocks and three points. Mackenzie Parker had 18 points and Elle Berger had six kills.

The Clippers also won the jayvee game 25-23, 25-14, as Emily Reash had six points with five aces and Megan Moser had five points with two aces and five kills. For the Bulldogs, Cami Kridler had six points.

Columbiana will play Heartland Christian on Saturday and East Palestine will host Lisbon on Tuesday.

United 3,

Lisbon 1

HANOVERTON — United edged Lisbon, 25-19, 18-25, 25-16, 25-17, in Thursday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference game.

The Eagles leaders were Olivia Grubb with three aces, 29 assists and 11 digs, Zoee Smith 14 kills and 21 digs, and Taylor Cope 10 kills.

The Eagles improve to 8-7 overall and 7-3 in the league.

United also won the junior college game, 24-26, 25-20, 25-11, behind kill leader Aurianna Cusick.

The Eagles host Rootstown on Monday.




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