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OHSAA releases enrollment figures
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

OHSAA releases enrollment figures

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released new enrollment numbers, which will determine division assignments for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

By Todd Reed Press-news Sports Editor
Wizards end regular season with a big signature victory
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Wizards end regular season with a big signature victory

Trailing for most of the game, the Wizards stormed back over the final eight minutes of play to edge Kidron Central Christian 51-50 in a regular-season finale for both schools.

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Despite losses, Hornets show improvement
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Despite losses, Hornets show improvement

East Canton dropped a heartbreaking 40-39 decision to Kidron Central. The Hornets led 8-7 after the first quarter of play. Kidron took a 16-10 lead into halftime and a 27-25 advantage into the fourth quarter. Mitch Mitchell paced the way for East Canton with 14 points.

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Cardinals dominate Tusky Central 68-35
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Cardinals dominate Tusky Central 68-35

Sandy Valley played one of its better games of the 2016-17 season as it posted a 68-35 win over visiting Tusky Central. Chad Neisel scored 10 points as the Cardinals took a 13-11 lead after the opening eight minutes of play.

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Lady Cardinals win sectional title
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Lady Cardinals win sectional title

The Lady Cardinals of Sandy Valley finished fourth at the Division II East Sectional Bowling Tournament this past weekend. With the top six teams moving on, Sandy Valley will compete at the district tournament this Friday. Minerva won the team title with a score of 3,574.

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Newell, Stoffer, Borsellino capture league titles
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Newell, Stoffer, Borsellino capture league titles

Sandy Valley won three individual titles and finished third as a team at the 2017 Inter-Valley Conference Wrestling Championships. Placing first were Jacob Newell at 126, Hunter Stoffer at 152, and Francesco Borsellino at 285.

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Brian Gamble takes over SV's football program
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Brian Gamble takes over SV's football program

Continuity was key for the Sandy Valley administrators when they decided on its next head football coach. Coming off back-to-back winning seasons, the school has selected Brian Gamble to take over the program.

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Erika Witter bowls to sectional crown
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Erika Witter bowls to sectional crown

East Canton's Erika Witter was in a groove all day long as she competed at the Division II Northeast Sectional Bowling Tournament at Stonehedge Lanes.

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Sandy Valley alum leading Stony Brook men's basketball to success
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley alum leading Stony Brook men's basketball to success

A Sandy Valley High School graduate has the Stony Brook men's basketball team near the top of the American East Conference. Jeff Boals, a 1990 Cardinal alum, has led the Seawolves to a 15-10 overall record and a 10-2 mark in conference play as of Feb. 13.

By Walter Doerschuk The Press-news
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton alum receives G-MAC honor for sixth time

Malone University track & field athletes Duke Taylor and Olga Branney have swept the Great Midwest Athletic Conference's Field Athlete of the Week Awards after both broke G-MAC records on Saturday at Tiffin University's Dragon Open.

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Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley girls notch 10th win of season

The Lady Cardinals beat Massillon 2,006-1,881 for their 10th win of the season. Sandy Valley led by just 45 pins after the opening two games, and put the match away by winning all four baker games - 139-122, 145-118, 166-135, 144-139.

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Tom Loy receives career award
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Tom Loy receives career award

The Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches held its Hall of Fame Banquet on Jan. 27 at the Hilton Hotel in Easton. East Canton Coach Tom Loy received the 2016 Fred Dafler Career State Coach of the Year Award. Loy has been coaching East Canton girls track since 1991.

Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Seniors go out with a win

Makayla Loveless and Alana Hill each had 12 points in leading Sandy Valley to a 58-35 win over Strasburg on senior night. The Lady Cardinals led 14-7 at the end of one, 30-13 at halftime, and 40-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

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Hornets play well in losses to Malvern, Sandy Valley
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Hornets play well in losses to Malvern, Sandy Valley

Mitch Mitchell poured 14 points and Anthony Baad and Trey Mallonn each scored in double figures during East Canton's 67-58 league loss to visiting Malvern. Malvern jumped out to a 17-7 first-quarter advantage and led at halftime 31-20.

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Wizards dominate Strasburg
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Wizards dominate Strasburg

East Canton closed out its league schedule with a 53-33 win over Strasburg. The Wizards jumped out to a 19-10 first-quarter advantage and never trailed the rest of the way. The winners led 31-15 at halftime, and 46-25 entering the fourth quarter.

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Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

East Canton bowlers to compete at sectionals this Saturday

The East Canton boys bowling team was beaten by Lake 2,345-2,175. Codey Reed had 193-162 for a 355, Colton Snyder had 199-139 for a 338, Dakota Snyder had 177-150 for a 327, Nick Krajcovic had 179-129 for a 308, and Justin Nichols had 121-139 for a 260. The Hornets lost to Perry 2.

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Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Sandy Valley holds off East Canton 52-46

Trailing after the opening eight minutes of play, Sandy Valley rallied for a hard-fought 52-46 win over host East Canton. The Hornets led 15-12 after the first quarter, but the Cardinals regrouped to take a 33-25 advantage into halftime.

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Cardinals sweep triangular
Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

Cardinals sweep triangular

Sandy Valley host a triangular last week, picking up wins against Newcomerstown and Malvern. The Cardinals beat the Trojans 36-15, and downed the Hornets 42-6.

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Feb 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Hornets dominate Newcomerstown

A balanced scoring attack and staunch defense propelled East Canton to a 69-36 win over host Newcomerstown. The Hornets dominated play from start to finish - leading 15-6 at the end of the first quarter, 34-19 at halftime, and 54-29 heading into the final frame.

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Lady Cardinals to host 1st tournament game
Feb 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Lady Cardinals to host 1st tournament game

A poor second half proved to be the difference as Sandy Valley dropped a 49-31 decision to host East Canton. The Lady Cardinals got off to a slow start as they trailed 12-4 after the opening eight minutes of play.

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