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EAST PALESTINE OH- it was the battle at Waterloo that went down as the historic defeat of Napoleon, and on Wednesday night East Palestine narrowly escaped a defeat by holding off the Waterloo Vikings 58-50.

East Palestine came out swinging. They rattled off 21 points in the first quarter to jump out to a 21-11 lead after one frame. In what would be a theme all night Waterloo would surge back into the game with help from their perimeter shooting. Waterloo has the lead 26-24 with less than a minute to go in the second quarter. Then a huge swing of events went in favor of Palestine, they hit a deep three and then quickly caused a turnover and hit a layup to go up 29-26 at the half.

The third frame much like the first belonged to the Bulldogs. They opened the third quarter scoring four points and going back ahead by seven. They’d end up with an eight point 42-34 lead after three. Palestine held that lead for a big section of the fourth frame, until Waterloo once again made a late surge. They cut a 54-45 lead to 54-50 with about 1:30 to go. The Bulldogs showed great resilience in handling the late momentum swing and scoring the last four points of the game. They escaped the upset, and picked up a massive win for a program that was hungry for a tournament victory. East Palestine is just the third team to beat Waterloo this year when the Vikings score 40 points or more.

Kenzee Johnston led with 16 points for the Bulldogs. Joclyn Fristik finished with 15, and Morgan Rutledge added 14.

The Bulldogs advance to play at South Range in the sectional finals on Saturday at 1:00.


SALEM, OH- The Crestview Volleyball program hasn’t won a district championship in three seasons. That was when the current senior class were freshman. The hungry group got one step closer Wednesday night with a three-set win over Waterloo. (25-20 25-19 25-16).

In set one Crestview had to navigate some tightness. Waterloo jumped out to an early lead with the help of several unforced errors. After a timeout, the Rebels stepped up their game. Tess Neville carried the Rebels through with 5 kills in the set. Once Crestview caught their stride, there was nothing Waterloo could do. Set one went to the Rebels by a score of 25-20.

The Rebels continued to dominate as set two went on. The Rambo sisters caused havoc in the front row. With a combination of them, Neville, and Molly Emch the impressive blocking of Waterloo was stretched too thin. Emch was given plenty of one on one opportunities and won most of them. Rebels rolled again in set two 25-19.

By set three Waterloo’s fatigue got the better of them. They had been chasing the Rebel hitters across the net all night and now they just couldn’t get into position. The Rebels took full advantage of this and kicked their aggressiveness to a new gear. They caught the Vikings on their heels and finished set three, and the sweep quickly 25-16.

The Rebel kills were well spread out, Shelby Rambo led with 10 kills, her sister Sidney had 8. Three Rebels finished with 7 kills. Tess Neville added 2 aces. Molly Emch along with her 7 kills had 3 blocks. Brenna Auer added 8 digs to her 7 kills. Lucy Montgomery finished with 29 assists and 3 digs. Amelia Montgomery finished with 12 digs.

Crestview moves on to play South Range in the district championship game. That match will be Saturday, October 26th at 2:30 at Salem High School.


**EDIT** We previously had the game listed for 1pm, however the correct time is 2:30


EAST PALESTINE, OH – Josh Welch had a career night for East Palestine on Monday.  The dual-sport athlete provided the golden boot for the Bulldogs on his way to a 5-goal performance.  Welch scored 3 the old fashioned way and contributed 2 penalty kicks to put Waterloo away 5-2.

Brandon Turcola helped in the victory with an assist, Matt Garcia kept the Waterloo offense at bay with 2 saves.

For Waterloo, Colin Twitchwell and Clayton Jacobs each contributed a goal.  Logan McClellan and Lance Devin each contributed with a helper.  Jacob Hill had nine saves in net.

East Palestine starts their season off on the right foot at 1-0 and will begin EOAC play on Wednesday against Leetonia at home.


*Contributions courtesy of Rob Patterson


WATERLOO, OH- Lisbon’s Garrett Cox had all the right stuff on Thursday, allowing zero runs and besting Waterloo by a score of 7-0.  Cox was nothing if he wasn’t efficient, as he surrendered zero runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out four and walking zero.  Lisbon pulled off the big victory without ever scoring many runs in an inning. The most they scored was two in the fifth.

Lisbon’s biggest hit on the day was fired up the offense in the first inning. Blue Devil Senior Logan Bell drove in one when he doubled.  A single by Beans in the second inning was a positive for Waterloo.

Colbert took the loss for Waterloo. He went four innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out two.

Leading the way offensively for Lisbon was Jaikep Entrikin went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the team in hits.  Lisbon as a team finished with 8 knocks.  Waterloo tallied seven hits in the game. Huth and Beans all managed multiple hits for Waterloo.


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WATERLOO, OH- The Lisbon Lady Blue Devils weathered a push by Waterloo in the first inning where Lisbon coughed up three runs, but still won 13-3 on Thursday. Waterloo scored its runs on a home run by Cieplinski.   Lisbon Blue Devils

The Blue Devils fired up the offense in the first inning when Oehlstrom hit a solo homer.  Lisbon secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the third inning.  Autumn OehlstromMcKenna DaileyTaylor DelandKenedy Vrable, and Justyce Vrable all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.  Dailey singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one, Deland doubled, scoring three runs, Kenedy Vrable doubled, scoring one run, and Justyce Vrable homered, driving in two more.

Mya Emmerling took the win for Lisbon. She lasted six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out one.  Kehrer took the loss for Waterloo. She lasted six innings, allowing 13 hits and 13 runs while striking out two.

Offensively, Lisbon collected 13 hits. DaileyVrable, and Vrable each had multiple hits for Lisbon Blue Devils. Justyce Vrable and McKenna Dailey each collected three hits to lead the team.

Cieplinski led Waterloo with two hits in two at-bats.



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COLUMBIANA, OH- The Crestview Lady Rebels advanced to the sectional finals Wednesday with a 55-33 win over Waterloo.

The Rebels set the tone from the tip as they started the game on a 22-0 run through a quarter and a minute. 3 different Rebels hit a three in the first quarter. Mara Hallas was a big reason Rebels were getting open as she tallied 4 assists in just the first frame.  

The Rebel domination continued throughout the game as they got solid contributions from Peyton Huff and Tanner Hoffer down low. Haley Eskra complimented their post dominance with a prolific night from the perimeter, putting in 3 three-pointers in the first half alone.

Eskra was a shooter on a mission as she came into the night needing just 5 threes to tie the school record for threes in a season. She hit her 5th three late in the 4th quarter and time for her to break the record on her home floor was running short. Crestview got the ball with about 47 seconds left in the game. Eskra took a shot from the wing and missed it but it deflected off a Waterloo defender and back into her arms. She made a step back move and put a shot up with 20 seconds on the clock and it was a no-doubter.

It was Eskra’s 6th three of the night and her 48th of the season, breaking the previous record of 47.

The Rebels went on to win 55-33. Haley Eskra led the way with 20 points while Peyton Huff added 13.  Tanner Hoffer was also in double figures with 10 points and led the team in rebounds with 6. Mara Hallas had 8 assists.

The Rebels move on to play at Ravenna Southeast on Saturday at 1:00 in the sectional finals.  


Crestview Senior Haley Eskra talks about her big night: