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WARREN — The Warren G. Harding and Austintown Fitch football teams put on an old-fashioned defensive struggle in honor of the late Phil Annarella, who guided both clubs. Annarella, who died last spring, may have enjoyed the spirited and intense battle that was highlighted by physical, ...

Carrasco gets save in Tribe victory

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco got his first save in five years, and the Cleveland Indians beat Philadelphia 5-2 Friday night to maintain position for the second AL wild card and damage the Phillies’ playoff chances. Cleveland’s fifth straight win eliminated the defending World Series ...

Lake Erie walleye and perch forecasts excellent

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Lake Erie is the gift that keeps on giving. The lake has become world famous for its outstanding walleye fishing, and the yellow perch aren’t about to be upstaged either. Since Erie began its rebound in the 1970s after two decades of decline, thanks to poor water quality and over-harvest, ...

Howland wins another thriller

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BOARDMAN — The Boardman Spartans had one last gasp with more than a minute remaining. The Spartans were 60 yards from the end zone and probably 35 yards or so to get into field-goal range for Tommy Fryda, who was furiously booming kicks into a net on the sideline. Howland’s Jordan ...

Injuries mount for Browns

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BEREA — The Cleveland Browns could be without six defensive starters, including their entire secondary, when they host the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams. Safety Damarious Randall (concussion) and linebacker Christian Kirksey (chest) were formally declared out by coach Freddie ...

Devils batter Rams

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MINERAL RIDGE — For a short time Friday, it appeared as though Mineral Ridge was poised to fully establish itself as a power to be reckoned with in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. Midway through the second quarter of their game against McDonald, the Rams took a seven-point lead on ...

Day’s message to team is to stay on task vs. Miami

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Ryan Day believes the No. 6 Buckeyes have the talent and desire for greatness this season. He’s trying to keep players focused on a game that likely won’t test them. After swamping lesser opponents in the first three games, the Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) get ...

Hubbard nips ’Cats in 4th

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STRUTHERS — Friday’s contest between the Hubbard Eagles and Struthers Wildcats looked to be one of the better games on the schedule in the Mahoning Valley, with both teams boasting winning records. The game didn’t disappoint, as a gritty, hard-fought affair ensued between the two ...

LaBrae can’t stop big plays in loss to Campbell

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LEAVITTSBURG — One play. One play doesn’t determine the outcome of a football game, but it certainly did change the complexion of Campbell’s 24-14 win over host LaBrae on Friday night. Campbell (3-1) had the ball on its own 35-yard line with 1:30 left in the first half of a 7-all ...

Indians outlast Bulldogs in second-half shootout

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¯ GIRARD 38, LAKEVIEW 28: GIRARD — Girard pulled away from Lakeview in the second half of a Northeast-8 Conference shootout despite a huge night from Lakeview’s Stephen Pavlansky. Leading 14-10 at halftime, the Indians (4-0, 1-0) scored four times in the final two quarters. Quarterback ...

Jackson-Milton can’t handle WR’s air attack

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NORTH JACKSON — Sometimes tough love is the best way to go in a coach-player relationship. Western Reserve Blue Devils coach Andy Hake admits he has asked a lot of junior quarterback Nick Cavoulas. It’s the one way he knows how to tap into Cavoulas’ growing talent level. “This is my ...

Scoreboard

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Friday’s scores AREA GAMES Non-conference ¯ Warren G. Harding 10, Austintown Fitch 7 ¯ Howland 27, Boardman 24 ¯ Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 38, Canfield 0 ¯ Champion 35, Windham 24 ¯ Akron SVSM 42, Cardinal Mooney 7 ¯ Maple Heights 42, Chaney 26 ¯ Weirton, W.Va., Madonna 34, ...

Newton Falls, Grand Valley beaten in league openers

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≤ CRESTVIEW 49, NEWTON FALLS 14: NEWTON FALLS — Crestview’s offense lit up the Tigers to earn its first win in an All-American Conference Blue Tier matchup. The Rebels’ Anthony Cusick passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns on 15 of 24 passing. Running back Ethan Powell ran for 143 ...

Stalemate in Canfield

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CANFIELD — With a perfect season on the line for Howland, the Tigers rolled into Canfield High School on Thursday night expecting a battle with the Cardinals. The match turned out to be a defensive battle, as neither team was able to light up the scoreboard in a scoreless draw. Although ...

Spotlight shining down on Steelers’ Rudolph

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PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it. So Rudolph spent the first six quarters of the 2019 season standing on the Pittsburgh Steelers sideline ...

Lakeview handles South Range

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BEAVER TWP — In a battle of two of the Northeast-8’s finest, it was Lakeview which shined brighter, coming out with a 3-1 win over South Range. “It was a great match,” Bulldogs coach Heather Guthrie said. “We love playing in games where we have to battle the whole time. I love ...

Browns’ Garrett vows to clean up penalties

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BEREA — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett doesn’t mind being called dominant or destructive. Don’t dare label him as dirty. “I know who I am and the guys within these walls know who I am, and that’s not me,” Garrett said. “I’m not going to do anything to try and hurt this ...

McDonald, Ridge renew their rivalry tonight

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With three weeks of games in the books, the high school football season kicks into a new gear tonight with the start of league play for the vast majority of area teams. Highlighting the slate of conference match-ups is the 75th meeting between McDonald and Mineral Ridge. The two teams will ...

Tribe moves into tie for wild card

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CLEVELAND — The Indians have work to do on their postseason push, and no games left against their favorite pushovers. Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over ...

Week 4 schedule

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TONIGHT Non-conference ¯ Austintown Fitch (3-0) at Warren G. Harding (1-2), 7 ¯ Howland (1-2), at Boardman (1-2), 7 ¯ Canfield (2-1) at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (1-2), 7 ¯ Champion (2-1) at Windham (1-2), 7 ¯ Cardinal Mooney (2-1) at Akron SVSM (2-1), 7 ¯ Chaney (2-1) at ...