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Like a pro: LaBrae routs Mooney, still perfect

High School Sports

LEAVITTSBURG — During a first quarter timeout, Cardinal Mooney coach Carey Palermo, told his team, “You’re not playing the Cavs, you’re playing LaBrae.” Although it wasn’t the undefeated Vikings’ best performance, LaBrae still played much better than the pro team from Cleveland ...

Source: Browns talk to McAdoo

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Bounced from New York, Ben McAdoo might get a new opportunity with the Browns. McAdoo, who was fired as Giants coach in December after going 2-10 and benching star quarterback Eli Manning, is interviewing Tuesday to be the offensive coordinator for Cleveland coach Hue ...

Rasile scores 43; Howland routs Niles

High School Sports

¯ McDONALD 92, WATERLOO 36: McDONALD — Sophomore guard Zach Rasile poured in 43 points in the Blue Devils’ rout of Waterloo. Braedon Poole, fresh off scoring his 1,000th career point last week, finished with 19 points in support of Rasile, and Josh Celli and Matthew Beedle scored 13 and ...

Pirates were torn on trade

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen didn’t run from the challenge in Pittsburgh, he embraced it. A rising star on a franchise mired in two decades of losing, McCutchen bet on the Pirates in the spring of 2012 by signing a six-year contract, gambling that he could become one of the game’s best ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Austintown Fitch’s Gia Direnzo looks for her time after competing in the 100-meter butterfly at Saturday’s All-American Conference meet.

Falcons staying afloat

High School Sports

WARREN — Austintown Fitch swimming coach Lisa Frederick looked through the lens of her camera, and she saw one of her athletes. She then switched to her phone, looking through the screen, focusing on the Falcon swimmer standing on the podium. It was one of the few swimmers placing in the ...

Fail in the fourth

Local Sports

CLEVELAND — Once the lead swelled to 14, Kevin Durant waved both arms like a boxing referee stopping a fight. Another knockout on the road for these Warriors. Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and Golden State extended its road winning streak to 13 with a 118-108 Martin ...

Penguins drop 3rd straight

YSU Sports

DAYTON — A rough road trip finally came to an end for the Youngstown State men’s basketball team Monday. Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall each scored 16 points to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 77-67 on Monday night for its seventh straight victory. The Penguins (5-14, 3-3), who ...

Girard tops Badger, Saxon earns win No. 399

High School Sports

¯ GIRARD 51, BADGER 43: KINSMAN — A second-half comeback by Girard moved Indians coach Andrew Saxon one win away from 400 career victories. Girard (3-9) trailed 27-20 at the half, but at 14-6 edge in the third quarter gave the Indians the momentum it needed down the stretch. Three ...

Still coping

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the pregame talk about New England. Or the seemingly weekly distractions that piled up one on top of the other, some of them self-created and others the byproduct of circumstances far beyond their control. The Pittsburgh Steelers spent Monday cleaning out their ...

Shooting stars: Pirates trade McCutchen

Local Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void. San Francisco parted with right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus ...

High school basketball records

High School Sports

Boys basketball (Records are unofficial) DIVISION I Canfield 7-3 Fitch 5-5 Harding 4-4 East 4-4 Boardman 3-7 DIVISION II Poland 10-0 Lakeview 8-3 Howland 6-4 Girard 5-6 Hubbard 4-5 Mooney 2-7 Niles 2-9 Ursuline 1-8 DIVISION III LaBrae 8-0 Grand ...

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Tom Harcarik, right, receives the first-place trophy from Ted Snyder, tournament manager of the Warren Challenge bowling tournament which concluded Sunday at Cortland Lanes.

Harcarik goes from 8th to title

Local Sports

He had to strike out Saturday in the 18th and final game of qualifying just to make it into the eighth — and last — finals position. Tom Harcarik followed that effort up on Sunday by averaging 252 for the day as he won the 39th Warren Challenge bowling tournament at Cortland Lanes. It was ...

YSU looks for active student section

YSU Sports

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Youngstown State, wearing its road red uniforms, began shooting baskets and running simple drills on both sides of the dark, wooden court with an embossed Golden Grizzlies logo hovering at midcourt. People started to enter the 4,000-seat O’rena, settling into the floor ...

Buckeyes continue playing well

Local Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Ohio State opened up the season without much expectation. So, making the Top 25 and leading the Big Ten surely wasn’t anticipated. Now, when the new weekly rankings come out, the Buckeyes will likely have both. “We had talked about it a little bit,” first-year ...

‘It wasn’t our day’

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s drama-filled season ended shockingly. A final, forgettable act. No shot at the Patriots. No seventh Super Bowl trophy. No tomorrow. And when it ended following a game no one expected, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and the rest of the ...

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The field for the finals of the 39th Warren Challenge bowling tournament scheduled today at Cortland Lanes includes, from left, Rich Speicher, Tom Harcarik, Mike Benton, Bob Haynie, James Nolen, Adam Barta, Joe Nuzzo and Mark Lias. The finalists were the top eight qualifiers after 18 games of qualifying.

Field set for Warren Challenge finals today

Local Sports

Four-time champion Adam Barta set the pace Saturday in the third and final round of qualifying for the 39th Warren Challenge bowling tournament and he leads the field into today’s finals at noon at Cortland Lanes. Barta rolled a 1513 block of six games at Freeway Lanes on Saturday and ...

High school athletes prepare for postseason

Sport columns

With the high school winter sports season at about the halfway point, it’s time to take a look at the impending postseason. Before that, a quick note about basketball records and statistics. The Tribune Chronicle sports staff has endeavored this season to keep track of team and league ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Warren G. Harding’s Brendan Leecue competes in the 100-yard butterfly during Saturday’s AAC Meet in the WGH Natatorium.

AAC in the pool

High School Sports

WARREN — Terry O’Halloran, Carlo Cordon and Chad DeAngelo stood on the side of the Warren G. Harding pool, wearing white, long-sleeved dress shirts, black ties and khaki pants. Considering the humidity inside the WGH Natatorium and the mass of people watching and competing in the event, it ...

Jaguars’ 30-9 win looms over playoff game today

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — At the time the score looked like a misprint. Jacksonville 30. Pittsburgh 9 . On the road. A result so stunningly one-sided Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stood in the locker room on that gray October afternoon only half-jokingly wondered if he still had ...

A lot goes into hosting conference swim meet

High School Sports

WARREN — Steam spewed out of the one door leading to the Warren G. Harding High School parking lot, separating the frigid conditions outside from the high humidity permeating around the school’s natatorium. It’s one of the perks the Raiders’ swim coaches sees this time of the year as ...