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Falling forward: Klouda unfazed by tumble

High School Sports

HEBRON — Tyler Klouda took the first turn at the muddy National Trail Raceway course Saturday. He was soon taken off his feet as he was pinched by a herd of runners during the Division II boys cross country race. Just below his left knee was bleeding. The streams of blood soon froze in ...

Browns show marked progress in win

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CLEVELAND — From disorganized and dysfunctional to disciplined — and according to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, dangerous. The Cleveland Browns are looking a lot better these days. Not great, but improved. Greatly improved. Two weeks after coach Hue Jackson’s long overdue ...

Opening up in style

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Sophomore Garrett Covington had time to reflect following Monday’s 106-83 win over Heidelberg. He and the Youngstown State basketball team had shot less than 30 percent from 3-point range through three games. Youngstown State was 4 of 17 against the NCAA Division III Student ...

Area earns 6 POY honors

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Four players and two coaches were honored as the best in the Northeast Inland District on Monday. In Division IV, the area littered the district list, with Girard quarterback Mark Waid being named offensive player of the year, Hubbard’s Lukas Mosora taking co-defensive POY honors and ...

Northeast Inland All-District Football Team

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The All-Northeast Inland District high school football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district, with height, weight and year: Division I FIRST TEAM Offense ¯ Ends: Chris Kelly, Medina, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, senior; Jake Ryan, Massillon Jackson, 6-3, 170, jr.; Khyree ...

Rematches feature in regional finals

High School Sports

A couple of rematches are in the spotlight Saturday night as the Ohio high school football playoffs reach the third of five weekends when regional champions will be crowned. Third-seeded Hubbard (11-1) and fifth-seeded Girard (11-1) reprise their regular season Week 2 contest which the Eagles ...

Stunning victory

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CLEVELAND — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. “When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...

Badger’s Stanhope wins state title

High School Sports

HEBRON — Miranda Stanhope stood at the finish line sporting a black Badger Braves hooded sweatshirt. She was still trying to comprehend what she had just accomplished. Her words were a bit hard to come by because of the lingering cold earlier this week. “I actually thought (Saturday) ...

Jr. Masters finals today

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Susan Decker and Charles Pawlosky lead the qualifiers into the championship round of the 32nd Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament today at Freeway Lanes. The competition starts at 1 p.m. and six boys and four girls will be bowling for $900 in scholarship money. Pawlosky led the ...

‘Good’ Penguins drill UNI

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Armand Dellovade couldn’t help but wonder. The senior and four-year starter saw the same thing everyone else did during Youngstown State’s thorough, 31-10, victory over 22nd-ranked Northern Iowa on Senior Day at Stambaugh Stadium. He also contemplated the same thoughts as ...

Eagles shock champs

High School Sports

BOARDMAN — The Hubbard Eagles took down the defending state champion Steubenville Big Red in thrilling fashion, beating them 34-16 Saturday night to advance to the Division IV, Region 13 title game next weekend against Girard. The game is scheduled Saturday at 7 p.m. at a site to be ...

Punting game, defense carry OSU past Spartans

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Drue Chrisman’s first punt of the day was an embarrassment, a 4-yarder at the end of Ohio State’s first possession. “I don’t know where it ranks in Ohio State’s worst punts in history, but it was definitely my worst punt,” Chrisman said. “I was just like, ...

Third-quarter explosion carries Kennedy to win

High School Sports

CANTON — One errant bounce changed everything. Armand Nannicola squibbed a kick down the middle of the Lowell Klinefelter Field at Canton Central Catholic High School. The ball took an errant hop off the field turf and glanced off a Mapleton football player’s helmet. A John F. Kennedy ...

Flying Falcons invade Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Quietly, steadily and with little fanfare, the Atlanta Falcons have gotten off the ground. They’re flying again — under the radar. Despite numerous injuries at vital positions, the Falcons have shaken off a 1-4 start and carry a three-game winning streak into Sunday’s ...

Girard loves taste of win over Perry

High School Sports

NILES — Girard entered Saturday night’s Division IV, Region 13 semifinal with a chip on its shoulder. The Indians got a rematch with Perry, the team that beat them in the same round in 2017 and was ranked in the top spot in the region after the regular season. Add the fact that ...

Manchester runs over Vikings, 56-14

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LOUISVILLE — LaBrae’s outstanding 2018 season came to an end Saturday night at Louisville High School where Akron Manchester (9-3) defeated the Vikings, 56-14, in a Division V, Region 17 semifinal. “Anytime you play a program of Akron Manchester’s caliber, you’re going to have to ...

McDonald boys finish 4th, girls grab 6th spot

High School Sports

HEBRON — The McDonald boys cross country team had its fair share of uncertainty during the season, with runners injured and other mishaps along the way. Saturday, the tumultuous season ended in a fourth-place finish at the state meet with 161 points, four more than state favorite Mount ...

Fall sports all-star honors

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Football NORTHEASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First team Mason Angle Jr Windham Jacob Baker Jr Chalker Tyler Bean So Pymatuning Valley Ryan Busser Sr Grand Valley Cobe Cernuto So Chalker Jacob Chiles Sr Pymatuning Valley Julian Cicchella So Newbury Tyler ...

Fourth-and-done

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AURORA — It was just one yard, but it seemed like so much more in this game. McDonald faced a fourth-and-1 in their Division VI, Region 21 semifinal against Mogadore. The Blue Devils trailed by seven as they drove inside Mogadore’s 30-yard line early in the third quarter. McDonald gave ...

Buckeyes wary of test from Michigan State

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If all goes according to form, Ohio State would face Michigan on the last Saturday of the month, with a division title in the balance. Before that, though, the Buckeyes have other challenges. This week, it’s Michigan State that stands in the way, and although Ohio State routed the ...