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High School Sports

Ursuline punches its ticket

EUCLID — It’s been a journey more than two years in the making, but Ursuline is headed to Canton. After knocking off Region 14 champion Port Clinton 34-17 Friday night, the Irish will play Clarksville Clinton-Massie for a Division IV state championship next week, in search of their first ...

Kennedy sticking to what it knows

WARREN — Kennedy is at the doorstep of the state finals for the second time in as many years. After some struggles in September, with losses to Garfield and Mogadore, the Eagles have fired off seven consecutive wins, most recently an overtime victory over Dalton. So what’s been working ...

Chaney tops Fitch, 66-33

AUSTINTOWN — Blocks off the glass, high-flying dunks, and turnovers flipped into points. When there’s a stout defense with the press, offense comes easy. For a younger Chaney Cowboys roster that is without the likes of Sharrod Taylor, Quincy Jones, and Cam Lawrence, finding ways to force ...

Chance at redemption: Valley teams seek to atone for 2020 endings

There is a common theme among the three Mahoning Valley schools headed to the state semifinals this weekend. Not just a theme, but also a driving force for all three schools ever since they played their final game of the 2020 season. Redemption. “We’re definitely on a mission; we’ve ...

Irish set for Port Clinton

YOUNGSTOWN — Last season, Ursuline felt like it had a chance to win a state championship. However, heading into the regional final, contact tracing due to a positive COVID-19 case in the school forced four of the team’s best players to have to quarantine that week. Ursuline would then ...

Tigers tango with Carey

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Springfield football team has a goal each year to practice on Thanksgiving. While some may step onto a football field at this time of the year for their annual Turkey Bowl with friends, the Tigers always want the opportunity to play and practice with a purpose. After ...