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EAST PALESTINE OH- We are taught at an early age the values of sharing with others. It is a virtue in every walk of life, except athletics. East Palestine had already earned at least a share of their first league championship in program history, but no one wants to share on the basketball court. On Thursday, they had the opportunity to lock up sole possession of the top spot as they hosted Columbiana. If Columbiana won however, there would be four teams all with the same record at the top. The Bulldogs weren’t having that. Palestine left nothing to chance with a 65-47 victory over the Clippers, and earned the crown of the EOAC all to themselves.

Joclyn Fristik had a monster night for the Bulldogs leading the team with 25 points. Morgan Rutledge also had a strong performance chipping in 14 points to the Palestine offense. Patience Champney was also in double figures with 13 points.

Grace Witmer was a force on the night for Columbiana. She put in a game-high 31 points to lead the Clippers. Tori Long added 7 on the night.

East Palestine looks to take this momentum in to tournament play as they travel to Berkshire for a sectional championship on Saturday. Despite the loss, Columbiana is still alive and well in their bracket. They will meet up with fourth seeded Champion on Saturday in Warren for the chance to go to districts.


HANOVERTON- The United Golden Eagles were able to secure a close victory over East Palestine Tuesday night 64-60.

In a fantastic losing effort Jonathan Berovitch put in 30 points for the Bulldogs. The Eagles were able to survive Berovitch’s onslaught and earn their first win of the year inside the league.

Berovitch’s 30 was a game high, Brandon Tucola added 18 for the Bulldogs.

Keaton Baker finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 helpers as well as making a pair of free throws down the stretch to ice the game for the Eagles.

United will return to the floor Friday night as they travel to Lisbon.

East Palestine looks to bounce back Friday as they travel to Columbiana.


LISBON, OH-  There had to be a point during Tuesday’s game where more than one Blue Devil fan said: “Oh no, not again.”

Exhale Lisbonians, between Garrett Cox and Justin Sweeney’s combined efforts, the Blue Devils were able to hang on for an 8-6 victory over rival East Palestine, their first win on the young season.  Lisbon built a six-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off East Palestine’s charge for an 8-6 victory on Tuesday. East Palestine scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by Dalton Vance, and a single by Cooper Vance.

East Palestine scored four runs in the sixth inning, but the Blue Devils still managed to pull out the victory. East Palestine offense in the inning was led by the Vance boys, and Justin Hooley, all driving in runs in the frame.

Senior, Logan Bell pitched another gem for Lisbon. He surrendered two runs on six hits over five innings, striking out 12 and walking one. Garrett Cox and Justin Sweeney entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Sweeney recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Lisbon.

Sean Helpy took the loss for East Palestine. He allowed eight hits and six runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one.  Zion Figley was exceptionally impressive in relief, controlling Lisbon hitters and giving his team a chance with the sticks in the 6th and 7th innings.

Lisbon totaled 11 hits in the game. EntrikinCoxBlake Reynolds, and Bell all managed multiple hits for the Devils. Entrikin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Lisbon in hits.

East Palestine tallied nine hits in the game. Brock Cheurco and Vance each managed multiple hits for East Palestine.


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