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Trivell Trimble (11) of Warren G. Harding gets past Massillon’s Dyson Berry during the Raiders’ 39-33 victory at Harding High School.

Defensive decision

High School Sports

WARREN — In a game without much offense but with a lot of defense, Warren G. Harding defeated Massillon, 39-33. Harding has now won four straight games. “This is the best defensive team that I’ve had in six years. Unfortunately, its the worst offensive team I’ve had here. This group ...

Indians are confident they can continue as contender

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CLEVELAND — Once the pain from their postseason elimination eased, the Cleveland Indians didn’t panic. Instead, they stayed mostly intact — and confident — this winter. Determined to end their World Series title drought in 2017 after coming so close the previous season, the AL ...

JFK’s Taylor scores 51 in OT victory

High School Sports

WARREN — Byron Taylor made it a senior night to remember for the John F.Kennedy Eagles, scoring 51 points in a 100-93 overtime victory over Trinity Friday night. Taylor got started early with two quick 3’s and an emphatic dunk to end the first quarter. He then erupted for 20 ...

Shorthanded Cavs defeat Atlanta

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ATLANTA — With six players traded away and four newcomers not yet cleared for duty, the Cleveland Cavaliers were left with a lean, tight rotation. Fewer substitutions? That worked just fine for LeBron James and Kyle Korver. James had a triple-double and Korver scored a season-high 30 ...

Tribune Chronicle / John Vargo
Bristol’s Bryan Gabrielson, right, tries to get past Mason Angle of Windham Friday night during the Panthers’ 74-56 win over the Bombers at Windham.

Bristol gets even with league win at Windham

High School Sports

WINDHAM — Craig Giesy and Marty Hill stood at center court as the bright, white lights shone from the scorer’s table behind them — displaying block Windham Bombers in yellow. The two coaches shook hands and talked as the atmosphere built around them at Marty Hill Court. TV cameras ...

Pirates avoiding talk of ‘rebuilding’

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PITTSBURGH — Neal Huntington has a problem with the word “rebuild.” To the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager, the connotation hints at raising a white flag on the present. “Rebuild implies you’re looking five years down the road,” Huntington said. Which, Huntington insists, his ...

Howland proves too much for Austintown Fitch

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — The Howland Tigers put together an outstanding performance as they pulled away for a 63-42 road win against the Austintown Fitch Falcons. “This was maybe our most complete performance of the year,” Howland coach Dan Bubon said. “Defense was solid the whole way through ...

LaBrae stays unbeaten; Champion, Falls win

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¯ LaBRAE 64, CAMPBELL 50: CAMPBELL — LaBrae remained undefeated with a quality road win over Campbell in All-American Conference Blue Tier action. LaBrae (17-0, 11-0) was led by Tyler Stephens with 26 points with two 3-pointers ad Logan Kiser with 18 points. Campbell was led by Trey ...

Canfield, Howland, Liberty swimmers move on to district

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AKRON — Canfield’s boys swim team took fourth at Friday’s Division II Akron Sectional swimming meet with 302 points. The Cardinals won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:28.73 and the 400 relay in 3:20.14. Bobby Kutsch, Jason Paris, Kamran Sarac and Cullen Brady swam in both ...

Tribune Chronicle / Marc Weems
Bristol’s Brittany Mooney, right, shoots over Lordstown’s Cady Lickwar during their game Thursday in Lordstown. The Red Devils won, 48-44, in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Lordstown clinched a share of the league title with the victory.

Sealing the deal

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LORDSTOWN — Lordstown clinched a share of the Northeastern Athletic Conference Stripes Division with its 48-44 win over Bristol. Lordstown (13-5, 9-3) was in control of the game within the first few minutes, but Bristol (13-6, 9-3) then went on a 14-3 run to end the quarter and took a 16-8 ...

Line change: Cavs have new look

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CLEVELAND — With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline. They swapped teams. Cleveland completely changed its look — and perhaps its chances of winning a championship this season — on Thursday with a stunning sequence of deals. General ...

YSU women win again

YSU Sports

Indiya Benjamin became Youngstown State’s all-time assists leader and scored 15 second-half points to lead the Penguins to a big 70-67 win at IUPUI on Thursday at The Jungle. YSU won for the fifth time in the last six games and for the fourth consecutive time on the road to improve to ...

Rasile overcomes injury, ready to join Pitt

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Bethany Rasile didn’t have any worries when she suffered a broken left fibula in July pf 2016 during a high school tournament. The Niles senior soccer player recovered quickly, with the fracture being to a non-weight bearing bone. She missed the 2016 Red Dragons girls soccer season, but ...

Dixson, Ottey lead UIC past Youngstown State

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CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. Tai Odiase chipped in with 16 points, six ...

Plenty of potential for area swimmers

High School Sports

Steve Lukco looks at his roster, not as big as in years past, but one that he knows could make it through with a handful of swimmers to next weekend’s district meet. This weekend, it’s all about getting out of the Division I Akron Sectional Meet Saturday. The Division II meet is ...

Spartans top WGH; Mathews, Mooney win

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GIRLS BASKETBALL ¯ BOARDMAN 65, WARREN G. HARDING 61: BOARDMAN — Boardman got a much-needed win against Warren G. Harding in All-American Conference Red Tier play. Boardman (7-12, 3-9) was led by Raegan Burky with 24 points while Katie Stamp finished with nine points and nine rebouds. ...

Harding’s Loudin places 11th at sectional diving

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Warren G. Harding’s Ty Loudin took 11th-place at Thursday’s Division I boys sectional diving competition with 246.25 in the North Section. Boardman’s Teddy Anzevino was seventh in the South Section with 259.30. The top 22 from the combined sections advance to next week’s district at ...

Special to Tribune Chronicle / Dianna Oatridge
Fitch’s Camryn Constance goes to the basket past Lakeview’s Lindsay Carnahan Wednesday in Austintown.

Fitch pulls past Lakeview

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AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch came up with a big, 61-47, All-American Conference, Red Tier victory over Lakeview on senior night. “The four seniors, the DiFrancescos, Gina, Erica, and Rachael, and Cam (Constance) are everything to the program as far as where their hearts are,” Fitch ...

James’ buzzer-beater vaults Cavaliers past Timberwolves

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CLEVELAND — One second. One shot. One player. For one night, LeBron James made all of Cleveland’s problems disappear. James dropped in a fade-away jumper over Jimmy Butler’s outstretched hand as the buzzer sounded in overtime, giving the Cavaliers a cleansing 140-138 win over the ...

Rushton leads locals to YSU football

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YOUNGSTOWN — Not many things put a smile on a kid’s face like a snow day, so there were plenty of smiles in the Mahoning Valley on Wednesday. But for once, canceling school actually disappointed quite a few kids — and coaches. The inclement weather put a damper on National Signing Day ...