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Winning at home

High School Sports

HOWLAND — Battling the snow and multiple schedule changes, the host Tigers came out of the 58th Howland Wrestling Invitational with a victory, scoring 172 points, 13 more than second-place Painesville Harvey. “I’m glad we got to have the tournament,” Tigers coach Matthew Zakrajsek ...

Failing to finish

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YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry made a 3-pointer with about 9 minutes remaining. Youngstown State was so close to the dominant team in the Horizon League, Northern Kentucky. As it has been for too many games this season, any shot of momentum became fleeting in the final 10 minutes. This ...

Fitch, Howland girls win league games

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 49, HARDING 39: WARREN — Fitch stayed unbeaten in the All-American Conference Red Tier with its fifth win in a row. The Falcons (9-3, 4-0) led 19-12 after one quarter, 32-16 at halftime and 38-25 after three. Sabria Hunter and Taylor Fronk scored 13 points apiece for the ...

LOCAL: Phantoms split on weekend

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YOUNGSTOWN — A four-goal first period for the visiting Cedar Rapids RoughRiders was a hole that the Youngstown Phantoms (16-14-1-3, 36 points) couldn’t dig themselves out of as they found themselves on the short end of a 5-2 final Saturday night at the Covelli Centre. Cedar Rapids jumped ...

NHL: Jackets fall on road, 2-1

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise scored his team-leading 20th goal and Devan Dubnyk had 19 saves as the Minnesota Wild held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night. Jordan Greenway also scored his ninth goal for Minnesota, which handed the Blue Jackets their second straight loss. ...

Bounce back victory

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WARREN — The lingering effects were still haunting Gabe Bubon, and they will likely continue to do so, at least until Feb. 1. The first-year Warren G. Harding basketball coach expected ups and downs and a learning curve after leaving Point Park University to coach at his alma mater, but ...

Maryland extends Buckeyes skid to 4 losses

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COLUMBUS — Maryland’s depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night. Bruno Fernando added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had 15 ...

Peters sparks defense in big win

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters was wincing in front of the Youngstown State bench. It looked as if the sophomore wing had twisted her ankle. YSU’s best defender looked as if she would be limited to less than one quarter against the Horizon League’s top team — Wright State. No, not this ...

Girard rallies to beat Lakeview

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CORTLAND — The Girard Indians and Lakeview Bulldogs renewed an All-American Conference rivalry in the newly-formed Northeast 8 Conference, Friday night in Cortland. Last year, the Bulldogs were victorious, 64-57, in a game Lakeview coach Ryan Fitch called, “a real grinder.” After a slow ...

Kitchens fills coaching staff

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CLEVELAND — New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama’s defensive coordinator last season. Lupoi will coach Cleveland’s defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently ...

Howland defeats Lakeside, 75-58

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HOWLAND 75, LAKESIDE 58: HOWLAND — Coming off their big win Tuesday against Warren G. Harding, the Tigers carried that momentum into another All-American Conference Red Tier triumph. Howland (6-7, 2-2 AAC-Red) led 17-10 after one quarter, 34-24 at halftime and 59-42 after three ...

Reliever Allen going to Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — After seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen is looking to rebound with a new team. Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person ...

LaBrae, Falls win in AAC Blue Tier

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LABRAE 67, CHAMPION 61: LEAVITTSBURG — LaBrae took a 12-point lead into the final quarter and withstood a Champion rally to win the All-American Conference Blue Tier game. The Vikings (11-1, 5-1 AAC-Blue) led 18-10 after one quarter, 33-24 at halftime and 54-42 after three quarters on the way ...

Badger, Bristol, Windham are NAC winners

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BADGER 52, MATHEWS 48: VERNON — Aiden Miller had a game-high 25 points to lead the Braves past the Mustangs in this Northeastern Athletic Conference battle. Keith Barto added 12 for Badger (10-3, 4-3). Tyle Roscoe scored 19 points for Mathews (7-5, 4-4), while Zak Arnio had 13. BRISTOL ...

Bristol enacts revenge in key win

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BRISTOLVILLE — In the third game of the season, Bristol fell to Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Maplewood by three points. The Panthers got revenge in their second meeting, defeating the Rockets 39-22. “In the first game of the year we were down five of our top eight and ...

Another one gets away

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YOUNGSTOWN — Wright State and Youngstown State have struggled to close out games this season. Thursday, not so much for the Raiders. Ursuline High School graduate Mark Hughes’ 3-pointer with less than 7 minutes remaining gave Wright State the lead, one the Raiders never surrendered during ...

McDonald stays unbeaten; Badger cruises

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GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ McDONALD 43, JACKSON-MILTON 35: NORTH JACKSON — A big first quarter helped McDonald hold on and stay undefeated with a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory over the Blue Jays. Olivia Perry scored eight of her 15 points in the first quarter, when the Blue Devils ...

Bristol enacts revenge in key win

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BRISTOLVILLE — In the third game of the season, Bristol fell to Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Maplewood by three points. The Panthers got revenge in their second meeting, defeating the Rockets 39-22. “In the first game of the year we were down five of our top eight and didn’t ...

Tigers stop WGH, skid

High School Sports

HOWLAND — There was another intriguing Howland-Warren G. Harding matchup one day after the boys teams took part in an instant classic. The girls’ version didn’t disappoint either. While there weren’t any brother-vs-brother battles between coaches, there were just as many standout ...

Steelers waiting to hear from Brown

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn’t heard from Brown since he left Heinz Field following a ...