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St. Thomas Aquinas edges out JFK

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WARREN — Despite a flurry of shots in the last few minutes, John F. Kennedy couldn’t capitalize to tie the game, falling to St. Thomas Aquinas, 2-1. Even though the team lost, Eagles coach Matt Horvatich liked the way his team played. “I thought it was a great game,” Horvatich said. ...

Steelers defense working on being in sync

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PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady’s good enough on his own, he doesn’t need the help. The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed insistent on providing some anyway while letting Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots zip up and down the field in a 30-point Week 1 blowout in which the Steelers always ...

Fitch coach gets her first win over Boardman

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AUSTINTOWN — Coming into this matchup with the Boardman Spartans, Austintown Fitch coach Jody Bartlett didn’t feel her team held an advantage. That comes from the fact that she came into this game 0-7 against the Spartans. She got that monkey off her back as the Falcons stayed perfect ...

OBJ claims Williams ordered Browns to hurt him

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BEREA — Odell Beckham Jr.’s going back to New York seeking revenge. Not on the Giants. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns’ upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured ...

Scoreboard

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Scoreboard Volleyball HOWLAND 3, HARDING 0 Warren G. Harding 8 12 12 Howland (7-0, 2-0) 25 25 25 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: Har – Diamond Phillips 5, Erika Simpson 5, Nalida McQueen 5, Cassie Greene 5 ¯ ACES: How – Bailee Beasom 5, Mackenzie Karabin 4 ¯ ASSISTS: Har – Phillips 4; ...

Pirates win again; Indians’ Hand out

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched five shutout innings and hit a triple, Jacob Stallings homered and Pittsburgh beat San Francisco. The Pirates took three of four in the series and have won 14 of their last 20 games in San Francisco dating to 2014. Musgrove (10-12) struck out seven, ...

Red-hot Lakeview tops Mooney

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CORTLAND — Six in a row. After dropping its first three matches of the season against Howland, West Branch, and Crestwood, the Lakeview volleyball team has won six straight. In fact, Wednesday night’s home victory over Cardinal Mooney gave the Bulldogs victories in 9 out of the last 10 ...

Just visiting

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YOUNGSTOWN — After coming off of a 31-17 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers have made a pitstop in the Mahoning Valley this week ahead of their matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Farmers National Bank Field saw a bit ...

Scouting Report: Duquesne at YSU

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The first two tests of the season were quite different for the Youngstown State Penguins. The third brings another new challenge. YSU hosts Duquesne, a returning playoff team, in an interesting matchup that may not favor the Penguins as much as it has in the past (YSU beat ...

Changes don’t stop Vikings in win

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LEAVITTSBURG — Changing things can sometimes provide interesting results. LaBrae coach Courtney Kish decided to change up where some of her players normally play to see what the end result would be. Nothing crazy ensued, just what’s been the norm for the Vikings volleyball team as they ...

Eastern Gateway begins volleyball with former YSU coach

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YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) is adding women’s volleyball to its athletic lineup next year. The new EGCC sport will be under the direction of head coach Joe Conroy of Canfield, who recently was officially announced for the position. “Eastern Gateway Community ...

Indians ‘piece together’ 4-3 victory over Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had the perfect description for Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels when he said “we pieced it together.” Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered while Carlos Carrasco won in relief as six Cleveland ...

Steelers prepare to bounce back

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger delivered the message to Donte Moncrief almost immediately, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s way of letting Moncrief know his faith wasn’t shaken in the wide receiver even after Moncrief’s forgettable debut during a 33-3 loss to New England. Ten ...

Second-half attack

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YOUNGSTOWN — What started off as a back-and-forth battle between the Ursuline Fighting Irish and Badger Braves turned into a second-half rout on a warm night at Youngstown State University. Ursuline came out on top with an 8-2 win over a worn down Badger team. “We might not be a big ...

Plesac blanks Angels; Tribe keeps pace in race

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Rookie Zach Plesac pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game in the majors and the Cleveland Indians kept pace in the playoff race, blanking the Los Angeles Angels 8-0 Tuesday night. Francisco Lindor and Jordan Luplow homered as the Indians stayed a half-game ...

Penguins deal with adversity in 2 victories

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team is 2-0 and leads the FCS in rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns as a team with FCS Championship aspirations gains steam for conference play. The start has been especially important after an ugly 4-7 season in 2018. While expectations are ...

Grand Valley boys soccer runs away from LaBrae

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LEAVITTSBURG — The LaBrae boys soccer program is still in its infancy. It has struggled with numbers and trying to build a program from the ground up. Tuesday night, the Vikings ran into the Grand Valley Mustangs, whose team speed presented issues most of the night in an 8-0 GV ...

Trip to Virgin Island was benefit to Penguins

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YOUNGSTOWN — Coach Jerrod Calhoun had some extra looks at his team. It comes once every four years for NCAA basketball teams. Youngstown State’s men’s basketball team had 10 extra practices this summer. The Penguins started to implement things offensively and defensively — something ...

Falcons work together to beat Canfield, 3-0

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AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Fitch boys soccer Falcons have gotten off to a hot start this season, and Tuesday’s 3-0 win against the Canfield Cardinals further cemented the theme of the season thus far: togetherness. “Our main focus for this season has been sticking together,” Falcons ...

Steelers’ fullback Nix likely out on Sunday

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without fullback and special teams captain Rosie Nix for Sunday’s visit by Seattle. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Nix is dealing with a knee injury sustained in a 33-3 loss to New England in the opener. Nix did not play an ...