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Mathews rumbles past Chalker for 41-13 homecoming victory

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VIENNA — The Mathews Mustangs provided their homecoming crowd with an exciting ground attack to run over their rivals, the Chalker Wildcats Friday night. On the backs of eight different rushers, Mathews amassed 359 yards on the ground — with 119 from senior running back Daniel Canter ...

Brookfield golfers sixth; Poland’s Ricciardi advances

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Area golfers had a difficult day Friday in the first round of the state golf tournament. On the tennis court, there was some success among area girls. The Brookfield boys golf team stands in sixth place in the Division III state tournament, but the Warriors’ score of 330 (42-over par) ...

Jackson Deemer (4) of Howland tries to escape the tackle of Niles’ Seth McMillion (5) Thursday night during the Tigers’ 42-3 victory over the Red Dragons at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles. Deemer scored three touchdowns and ran for 226 yards in the victory.

Tigers stayin’ alive

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NILES — Needing a win to keep its slim playoff hopes alive, the Howland Tigers (5-3, 2-1) got what they needed Thursday night, rolling over winless Niles, 42-3, in an All-American Conference Red Tier game. Niles (0-8, 0-4 AAC Red) scored first with a couple of long runs by running back ...

Indians are shocked by unexpected outcome

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CLEVELAND — The stinging loss still too fresh to process, outfielder Michael Brantley worked his way around the solemn, shocked clubhouse and hugged some new Indians teammates and ones he’s played with for years. The emotion was raw, not like in 2016, when broken hearts were filled with ...

Penguins out to extend home win streak

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YOUNGSTOWN — One of the longest winning streaks in NCAA football will come to an end Saturday when Youngstown State plays North Dakota State — regardless of who wins. The eighth-ranked Penguins come in with an 11-game home winning streak, the third longest active streak in the nation. ...

Garvin in district for Lakeview

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Cross it here. Down it there. Move. Move. Anna Garvin talks to herself during a match to get the mind and body to work as a cohesive unit. “I start talking to myself and that helps me a lot,” she said. “Not purposefully, but it sometimes distracts the player across the court. ...

Steelers seek offensive answers

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PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell chose his words like the Pro Bowl running back often chooses which hole to run through. Carefully. Very carefully. Asked if he had any advice for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley on how to get the ball in the end zone more often for a unit ...

Fans invited to attend Penguin practice

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YOUNGSTOWN — Shake their hands and look them in the eye. Some lessons you never forget. Jerrod Calhoun remembers playing for the late Rollie Massimino at Cleveland State. Calhoun, the former Villa Angela-St. Joseph standout and his CSU teammates, tired from a long practice session, made ...

Liberty rips Falcons; Boardman nips Irish

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JEFFERSON — The Liberty Leopards (6-2) played a close game until the fourth quarter when they blew the game wide open in a 52-18 rout of Jefferson (1-7). Dra Rushton ran for four touchdowns and 246 yards as Liberty had a total of 343 yards on the ground. At the end of the third quarter, ...

Canfield doubles teams eliminated

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AKRON — Canfield’s two doubles teams were eliminated in close decisions in their first matches Thursday at the Division I district girls tennis tournament at Springside Racquet & Fitness Club. Sydney Cianciola and Cece Economus, who finished third in the sectional at Canton, lost 4-6, ...

Football statistics leaders

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RUSHING Name Att. Yds. Avg. TD Alex Cintron, McDonald 131 1,222 9.3 18 Gaige Willis, Pymatuning Valley 155 1,026 6.6 11 Eduardo Hernandez, Grand Valley 77 1,018 13.2 17 Alex Clark, Brookfield 199 1,015 5.1 3 Dra Rushton, Liberty 87 894 10.3 15 Josh Celli, ...

John F. Kennedy’s Jimmy Graham watches his drive from the par 4 No. 17 tee box during the Division III boys golf sectional at Riverview Golf Club. Graham returns to the Ohio State University Scarlet Course this weekend for the D-III state tournament, a place where he struggled his freshman season.

All eyes on state

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Jimmy Graham saw his golf bag at this year’s Division III sectional tournament at Riverview Golf Club. The John F. Kennedy junior saw his golf clubs turned around. Somewhere close by, Brookfield sophomore Conner Stevens was smiling. It’s something Graham did to Stevens. “We love ...

Blown chances

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CLEVELAND — Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series and dethrone the AL ...

Pick six games of the week

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Howland (4-3, 1-1) at Niles (0-7, 0-3) WHEN: Tonight, 7 p.m. WHERE: Bo Rein Stadium, Niles. LAST MEETING: 2016, Howland won, 56-32 LAST WEEK: Howland 30, Perry (Pa.) Traditional Academy 0; Canfield 36, Niles 3 COACHES: Dominic Menendez, Howland; Brian Shaner, Niles ABOUT HOWLAND: ...

Hogan takes over for Kizer

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Hogan was fourth on the depth chart in training camp. He’s now Cleveland’s starting quarterback. The Browns are changing QBs. Again. Still. Hogan will replace struggling rookie DeShone Kizer this week and start at Houston, becoming the 28th different starter for ...

Steelers try to block out drama

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PITTSBURGH — Cam Heyward walked into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room earlier this week less than 24 hours removed from a humbling home loss to Jacksonville , his portable speaker blasting a playlist that served as a not so subliminal message for a team in search of good vibes. Al Green ...

092917...R LIB@LABRAE 7...Warren Twp...Liberty's #1 Dra Rushton looks for running room as LaBrae's #80 Tyler Stephens, left, and #12 Dominic Harris, right, pursue during 1st half action...by R. Michael Semple

Leopards on a tear

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LIBERTY — Chet Allen had a good feeling going into his third year as the Liberty Leopards football head coach. That feeling looked a bit misplaced after two games. The Leopards were 0-2 and making some silly mistakes, ones Allen thought a team with 22 returning lettermen and 16 seniors was ...

Indians relaxed prior to decisive fifth game

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CLEVELAND — There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, a winner-take-all Game 5 against the New York Yankees, everything seemed normal, routine. Before answering ...

Loss sharpens focus for arrival of Bison

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YOUNGSTOWN — Just knowing that North Dakota State is up next on the schedule is usually more than enough to catch a team’s attention. A tough loss the week before is making preparation even more intense for Youngstown State. The eighth-ranked Penguins welcome the second-ranked Bison to ...

Mineral Ridge program seeks tourney success

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With the 2017 season nearing its end, the Mineral Ridge boys soccer team (11-3) has put together a good couple of years. In its third year as a varsity team, the Rams have been quite successful. With the district tournament right around the corner, Ridge has been gearing up. “I think we ...