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Penguins thump Columbus, move into first

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and the Pittsburgh ...

Moving on in tournament

High School Sports

WARREN — In a Division I sectional opener on Saturday, Warren G. Harding defeated Painesville Riverside, 61-43, behind a game-high 23 points from Brayleonna Woods. The Raiders, seeded sixth in the district, travel to third-seeded Geneva on Thursday. A win there would put WGH in the district ...

Lakeview’s season ends in 53-41 loss to Southeast

High School Sports

CORTLAND — The Lakeview Bulldogs had their season ended Saturday by Southeast, 53-41, in a Division II sectional first-round game. “The team was led by some great seniors,” Lakeview coach Jason Senedak said. “We appreciate how much hard work that they put in over the years. We’re ...

Cards, Irish advance; Brookfield wins Blue

High School Sports

¯ CANFIELD 56, YOUNGSTOWN EAST 21: CANFIELD — Canfield scored as many points in the first quarter as East in the game en route to a large win in a Division I sectional. Canfield (19-3) was led by Gabby Demidovich with 13 points, Emerson Fletcher with 11 points and Gianna Flask with nine ...

Boardman has good day at swim district

High School Sports

CLEVELAND — Boardman’s 400-yard freestyle team of Kyle Kimerer, Matthew DunLany, Noah Basista and Callen Aulizia set a district record on Saturday at the Division I district meet at Cleveland State University and earned a trip to state in the process. The Spartans’ time of 3:05.72 broke ...

Six in a row

High School Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — After a close score at halftime, Warren G. Harding pulled away in the second half for a 65-53 win over Ursuline, extending the Raiders’ winning streak to six. Harding (14-6) brought all types of energy to start the game. The Raiders caused an Irish (5-16) timeout with 5:05 as ...

Phantoms win third straight

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Phantoms won their third straight Friday night with a 2-1 victory over the Waterloo Black Hawks at the Covelli Centre. The win marks Youngstown’s seventh victory in the past eight games, soaring them up the USHL Eastern Conference standings, where they now sit ...

Defense falters in defeat

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Garrett Covington’s last-second putback against Oakland sank the Golden Grizzlies on yet another buzzer-beater. It sent Covington and his YSU teammates into a frenzy. The viral videos of that shot went out over social media. That was Wednesday. On Friday, Detroit swept the ...

JFK wins despite obstacles

High School Sports

WARREN — Injuries, foul trouble and fatigue didn’t stop John F. Kennedy from continuing its winning ways. Coming off what coach Mark Komlanc called their, “best game of the season,” a 25-point victory at Trinity Thursday night, JFK overcame the obstacles and defeated St. Thomas ...

Veteran Freese knocks Pirates’ approach

Local Sports

BRADENTON, Fla. — David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates need to have a serious mindset adjustment if they want to compete in the stacked NL Central. “The last two years, we didn’t do as well as we could have because of our environment. That’s what I think,” the third baseman ...

McDonald claims win in coaching rivalry

High School Sports

McDONALD — Jeff Rasile and Nathan Kish looked like arch enemies, not longtime friends in McDonald’s 95-74 win over Champion Friday night. Rasile, the McDonald coach, and Kish, the Champion coach, screamed in each other’s direction as their teams squared off. They argued with referees ...

Lakeview, LaBrae, Bristol all post victories

High School Sports

¯ LAKEVIEW 77, BADGER 66: VERNON — Lakeview used a consistent scoring threat to defeat Badger in non-conference play. Lakeview (15-6) was led by four guys in double figures with Drew Munno (19), TJ Lynch (18), Daniel Evans (15) and Carter Huff (12). Badger (12-6) was led by Aiden Miller ...

Challenge met

High School Sports

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown defeated Mathews, 50-44, Thursday night in a game that was part of the Northeastern Athletic Conference Stars & Stripes Challenge. The challenge pits teams against the corresponding finisher of the other division. Both teams finished in second place in their ...

Penn St. buries Buckeyes

Local Sports

By TRAVIS JOHNSON The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A mob of white-clad fans stormed the court at Bryce Jordan Center and Tony Carr disappeared among them. Carr was the most noticeable player on the court until then, scoring 30 points to lead Penn State to a 79-56 rout of No. 8 ...

Not this time

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — You could hear Indiya Benjamin let out a yell of excitement as she left the Youngstown State basketball film room, after the postgame press conference following the Penguins’ 86-85 victory in overtime. The energetic YSU senior point guard knew exactly how much Thursday’s ...

Transfer rule up for vote

High School Sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is trying something else to combat the issue of students transferring between schools for sports reasons. Member high schools of the OHSAA will vote in May on a proposed change to the OHSAA’s transfer bylaw, one of seven items approved by the OHSAA ...

Indians’ Salazar out with shoulder problem

Local Sports

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season, another early blow to the team following the death of manager Terry Francona’s father. Team officials said Thursday that Salazar had inflammation in his right shoulder during his ...

Kennedy boys, girls both win on the road

High School Sports

¯ JOHN F. KENNEDY 87, TRINITY 62: GARFIELD HEIGHTS — John F. Kennedy got a nice road win over Trinity in North Coast League White Division play. Kennedy (10-8, 3-3) was led by Byron Taylor with 25 points, Sharrod Taylor with 19 points and BJ Williams with 13 points. Tyler James added 8 ...

‘It’s just pure grit’

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Fitch Falcons swear there’s no magic potion in their locker room or kryptonite stashed away in their wrestling shoes. In the words of one of their saviors from Wednesday’s clash with Canfield, “it’s just pure grit.” Fitch beat the Cardinals for the ...

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