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Canfield’s Anthony D’Alesio (41) is greeted by teammates Vince Giordano (55) and Nick Ieraci after D’Alesio blocked a punt Friday night in the Cardinals’ 13-10 loss to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in a Division III regional final at Salem.

Cardinals grounded

High School Sports

SALEM — This one had to be hard to swallow for the Canfield football team and coach Mike Pavlansky. The unbeaten Cardinals had a 10-point halftime lead in their Division III Region 9 final against Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Their defense was dominating and the offense was moving the ball ...

Cavaliers battle back, beat Clippers in overtime

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James knows about the narrative bouncing around the NBA that Cleveland can be dethroned in the East. He’s ignoring it, and slowly changing it. “You know I could care less what people say,” James said. “I’m so far beyond that. I don’t care what people ...

Scouting Report: Week 11

YSU Sports

A season that started with so much promise and intrigue will likely come to an end on Senior Day at Stambaugh Stadium. While the Penguins (5-5, 3-4 Missouri Valley Football Conference) could end the season on a three-game winning streak with a win against Missouri State (3-7, 2-5), it ...

Buckeye focus is on Illini

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn’t want his team to overlook Illinois, the Big Ten basement dweller visiting Ohio Stadium today. Meyer prohibited talk among players of the upcoming Michigan game or the Big Ten championship game that may follow. And he definitely doesn’t ...

Penguin star Morse off to slow start

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Clink. Clank. Bounce. Frustration follows. Youngstown State senior men’s basketball player Cameron Morse relied on isolation moves, resulting in the Flint, Mich., native being an unstoppable force in recent seasons in the Horizon League. Last year, he unconsciously put up ...

Tribune Chronicle file / Michael Taylor
Newton Falls’ Izzy Kline has signed with Cincinnati for track and field.

Newton Falls’ Kline heading to Cincinnati

High School Sports

As a three-sport star at Newton Falls, Izzy Kline has committed to compete in track and field at the University of Cincinnati next year. The senior, who has excelled at volleyball and basketball in addition to throwing the shot put and discus, signed her national letter of intent on ...

Steelers roll Titans

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, three to Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory on Thursday night. Running the no-huddle offense extensively for the first time all season, Roethlisberger ...

Coleman hopes to give Browns needed spark

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BEREA — Corey Coleman has endured the pain of losing along with his Browns teammates for two months. He gets to do something to stop it this week. The speedy former first-round draft pick whose career has been slowed by twice breaking his right hand, will return to Cleveland’s lineup on ...

OSU handles Texas Southern

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COLUMBUS (AP) — With Texas Southern leading a second-half comeback, Ohio State had to hold off the surging Tigers who chopped their deficit from 18 points to two. But Ohio State had more than enough to stave off Texas Southern. Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate and Micah Potter scored 17 ...

Sharon Speedway bumps up schedule for 2018

Local Sports

HARTFORD — Sharon Speedway has put together special schedules for both the always-popular “410” Sprint Cars, and the track-headlining Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds for the 2018 racing season. “We’re really looking forward to bringing these events to Sharon in ...

It’s not about 88-point margin

Sport columns

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun said it three times, three times too many in my book. You should never have to defend hard play, no matter how much the grumblings of some whiners would like you to do so. So Calhoun’s Youngstown State basketball team scored a school-record 134 points. You ...

Kluber wins Cy Young

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Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for each. The animated Scherzer of the ...

Doing it with defense

Local Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made the plays they needed to extend their dominance of the Charlotte Hornets. The most significant ones came when the Hornets had the ball. “Our defense was phenomenal,” said James, who scored 31 points in Cleveland’s ...

Browns fired up by ex-teammate’s remarks

Local Sports

BEREA — Jacksonville safety Tashaun Gipson chuckled when reminded that he said the Browns will probably go 0-16. His former teammates aren’t amused. Gipson has provided bulletin-board material for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville in a radio interview by ripping Cleveland’s front ...

Buckeyes will try to avoid letdown vs. very young Illini

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — Ohio State closes out the home portion of its 2017 schedule when it welcomes in Illinois for a 3:30 kickoff on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes got back on the winning track last Saturday against No. 12 Michigan State, jumping out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and never ...

Columbus officials meet with Crew owner, MLS commisioner

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and the owners of the Columbus Crew met with the Columbus mayor and the leader of a local business group over plans to relocate the team. Anthony Precourt and Precourt Sports Ventures, which has owned the Major League Soccer club since 2013, ...

Steelers face Titans in Thursday spotlight

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have a commanding lead in the AFC North and are in a two-way race with New England for homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs as Thanksgiving looms, exactly where they expected to be all along. It just doesn’t necessarily feel like it. While ...

Special to Tribune Chronicle
McDonald senior Malina Mitchell signed Tuesday to attend and run track and cross country at West Virginia University. Present at the signing were (front, from left) Malina’s mother, Nancy Cassidy; Malina; grandmother Rita Creed; (rear, from left) coach Kyle Joynes, coach Mary Domitrovich, grandfather Bill Creed and coach Lou Domitrovich.

Mitchell ready for hill training at WVU

High School Sports

Malina Mitchell admits she likes listening to Beyonce, but some John Denver might bleed into her music interest. Country roads are taking her home to Morgantown, W.Va., as the McDonald High School senior has signed her National Letter of Intent to be part of the Mountaineers’ women’s ...

Seniors in final football contest

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — A special era will likely come to an end Saturday for the Youngstown State football team. No, coach Bo Pelini isn’t going anywhere ... allegedly, but a group of seniors that helped return the Penguins to prominence will play their last game at YSU. The Penguins’ matchup ...

County football banquet Nov. 27

High School Sports

The 43rd annual Trumbull County Coaches Association football banquet is scheduled Nov. 27 at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland beginning at 7 p.m. The county’s player of the year will be named at the banquet and the Korey Stringer Golden Helmet Award will be given to honor a former Trumbull ...