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Coach search hits pause

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CLEVELAND — One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling. After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet with ...

Heart of YSU team returns after health scare

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By JOHN VARGO Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Naz Bohannon knew something was wrong a couple of months ago. The Youngstown State sophomore went to a local urgent care facility and realized something more than an annoying cold was bothering him. Bohannon, a 6-foot-6 Lorain native, was ...

Up-and-down Raiders are up at Canfield

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CANFIELD — After falling to 3-5, the Warren G. Harding Raiders have rebounded to get their record back to .500 in a season filled with adjustments. “We’re a work in progress,” said first-year Raiders coach Gabe Bubon. “We have a bunch a of guys that are gaining experience. We’re ...

Pacers hold off reeling Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Thaddeus Young scored 26 points, Bojan Bogdanovic had 23 and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s comeback bid for a 123-115 win on Tuesday night, handing the Cavaliers their 10th straight loss. Cleveland (8-33) has the worst record in the league. The Cavaliers suffered ...

JFK ends skid; Fitch, Hubbard get first wins

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JOHN F. KENNEDY 45, CARDINAL MOONEY 42: WARREN — John F. Kennedy held off the Cardinals down the stretch to snap a seven-game losing streak. Chris Williams led the Eagles (3-7) with 18 points, including going 10-of-13 from the free-throw line. At the line is where the biggest different was ...

Chalker upsets state-ranked Badger

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CHALKER 76, BADGER 64: SOUTHINGTON — The Wildcats posted a big upset, knocking off the state-ranked Braves in a Northeastern Athletic Conference game. Chalker (3-8, 2-4) made 12 3-pointers in the game and led 37-32 at halftime and 53-45 after three quarters. Trystan Mollohan scored 20 ...

NF beats Liberty; LaBrae, Brookfield win on road

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NEWTON FALLS 68, LIBERTY 47: NEWTON FALLS — Adam Honeycutt scored 28 points and dished out six assists, tying the school record for 3-pointers made in a game as the Tigers claimed the All-American Conference Blue Tier game. Honeycutt tied he record set by Cody Dillon. He got scoring support ...

Bristol mounts huge rally, stuns PV

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BRISTOLVILLE — Bristol players saw nothing but a 2-3 zone staring at them for the better part of the game’s first 16 minutes. The Pymatuning Valley girls basketball defense seemed impenetrable as the Panthers could do nothing but shoot 3-pointers — bouncing off the back of the rim or ...

Browns interview Kitchens for HC

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CLEVELAND — Freddie Kitchens got his formal, sit-down interview with the Browns. He aced the on-field one. Kitchens, who in eight weeks rose from unknown assistant to hot coaching commodity, became the seventh candidate to interview for Cleveland’s juicy job Monday. Kitchens met with ...

Dunn relishes role, named Horizon League Player of the Week

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YOUNGSTOWN – Mary Dunn comes off the bench this season, relieving Lordstown native Sarah Cash. It's a role she doesn't mind and has embraced. Dunn was named Horizon League Player of the Week for averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds in wins over alphabet-soup teams UIC and ...

Devils regroup to beat ’Stangs

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LORDSTOWN — The Lordstown Red Devils got back to their winning ways with a 53-38 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Grand Valley on Monday evening in Lordstown. “I’m real happy with the intensity the girls came out with tonight,” Lordstown coach Dave Smith said. “The last ...

Haskins will enter draft

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COLUMBUS — Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound after one spectacular season as Ohio State’s starting quarterback. The third-year sophomore who rewrote the school record book had been expected to enter the draft and is a projected first-round pick. Haskins said on Twitter on Monday he would ...

Newbury nips Mathews; JFK edges Spartans

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GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ NEWBURY 51, MATHEWS 50: NEWBURY — Newbury hit a lay-up at the buzzer to knock off the Mustangs in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Carlie Pratt hit a pair of free throws to put Mathews up 50-49 with 7.7 seconds left. Newbury drove the length of the court, ...

Barta leads Challenge after 2 qualifying rounds

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Four-time champion Adam Barta holds the lead — by only one pin — after the second of three rounds of qualifying for the 40th Warren Challenge Bowling Tournament. The second set of six games were rolled Sunday at Champion Lanes. The third round of qualifying is scheduled Saturday beginning ...

YSU record is family & team accomplishment for Smolinski

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YOUNGSTOWN — Robert Smolinski looked out at his North Royalton driveway years ago and decided he had to intervene. He had to help his third-grade daughter Alison. She was shooting the ball with two hands, heaving it toward the basket with all the power her little frame could muster. Alison ...

Browns talk to Colts’ assistant

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CLEVELAND — Matt Eberflus has a past with the Browns. Maybe he’ll have a future as well. One day after his Indianapolis defense held quarterback Deshaun Watson and Houston’s offense to just seven points in an AFC wild-card win, Eberflus became the sixth candidate to interview for ...

Indians trade for catcher from Mets

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CLEVELAND — The Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard. After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York ...

Cardinal Mooney tops Harding

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WARREN — The Warren G. Harding Raiders fell victim to a strong Cardinal Mooney team, losing 60-43 in a non-conference girls basketball game Saturday afternoon. “I told them, ‘That’s a very good Mooney team and if we don’t come out and play inspired, that something like that can ...

Belichick assistant interviewed Saturday

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CLEVELAND — The Browns have shaken Bill Belichick’s coaching tree before with mixed results. Maybe Brian Flores can change that. Flores, who has called New England’s defense this season for Belichick, became the fifth candidate to interview for Cleveland’s coaching vacancy — one ...