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YSU's Devin Haygood guards Oakland's Kendrick Nunn during the first half of Wednesday's game in Rochester, Mich.

Oakland’s offense too much for YSU

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ROCHESTER, Mich. — Jerrod Calhoun said there’s a reason Oakland was picked first in the Horizon League preseason poll. In the first 20 minutes Wednesday night, the Golden Grizzlies showed why in a 95-82 victory at the O’rena over the Youngstown State men’s basketball team. Oakland ...

Maplewood boys, Valley girls knock off ranked foes

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≤ MAPLEWOOD 86, WINDHAM 80: MAPLEWOOD — Despite scoring just six points in the first quarter, Maplewood pulled out a big time win over Windham. Windham’s five-game win streak was broken with the loss. Windham (8-2) shot the ball well and even outrebounded the Rockets but couldn’t get ...

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Howland’s Jonah Weisman, right, looks to pass as Warren G. Harding’s Chris Hughes (4) and Dom McGhee (23) defend during their game Tuesday at Warren G. Harding High School.

Ugly WGH win important in Red Tier race

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WARREN — To say there wasn’t much rhythm during the Warren G. Harding-Howland boys basketball game would be doing a disservice to the cheerleaders for the teams. Both squads showed some nice dance moves during the halftime show. The game itself? Well, someone had to win. The Raiders ...

Steelers’ defense wary of Jacksonville running game

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PITTSBURGH — Technically it went into the scorebook as a 2-yard touchdown run. The highly GIF-able reality told a more compelling story, one that served as the symbolic launch point for both the Jacksonville Jaguars’ breakout season and the rookie running back at the center of it ...

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Tyler Stephens of LaBrae dunks during the Vikings’ 83-55 victory Tuesday night over Champion on the Golden Flashes’ floor. LaBrae is ranked eighth in the state in Division III and has a record now of 8-0 and 4-0 in the All-American Athleitc Conference Blue Tier.

Quick start for Vikings

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CHAMPION — LaBrae continued its run of great wins — and won for the first time as e eighth-ranked Divion III team in the state — with an 83-55 win over Champion in All-American Conference Blue Tier action Tuesday night. A day after debuting eighth in the first Associated Press statewide ...

Falls still unbeaten in Blue tier; Niles wins

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¯ NEWTON FALLS 37, CAMPBELL 36: NEWTON FALLS — Adam Honeycutt hit a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to win it for the Tigers. Honeycutt’s 3 — his third of the game — gave Newton Falls (5-4, 4-0) a one-point lead. Campbell missed a 3 in the final seconds, and while the ensuing putback ...

McDonald rolls WR; Ridge tops Blue Jays

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¯ McDONALD 86, WESTERN RESERVE 56: McDONALD — Western Reserve took a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. McDonald outscored it, 74-42, the rest of the game. McDonald (9-1, 5-0 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference) was led by Braeden Poole with 33 points on 16 mad field goals. Josh Celli had ...

Badger rips Chalker; Bristol nips PV in OT

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¯ BADGER 78, CHALKER 41: KINSMAN — Strong second and fourth quarters put Badger more than in a comfortable position to win against Chalker in Northeastern Athletic Conference play. Badger (8-3, 5-2) used the 3-point line to its advantage as it 10 to Chalker’s six. The Braves were led by ...

Mathews, Lordstown get NAC victories

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¯ MATHEWS 56, NEWBURY 48: VIENNA — Mathews made clutch free throws in the final minutes to thwart a fourth-quarter rally by Newbury in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup. Newbury trailed, 43-26, entering the fourth quarter, but a 22-7 run pulled the Black Knights within three. The ...

Timberwolves too much for Cavs

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MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night that stopped a 12-game home losing streak to the ...

YSU coaches off bench, busy recruiting

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YOUNGSTOWN — If the Youngstown State bench has looked a bit empty the past month or so, it’s by necessity. The men’s basketball coaches have been busy recruiting. YSU associate head coach Bobby Steinburg has been the team’s road warrior, even heading out west this week. He has ...

Brown nears return as Steelers get set for rematch

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PITTSBURGH — Even as he sat in the back of a police car sprinting to the hospital to get a precise prognosis on his injured left calf while the Pittsburgh Steelers played on without him during a loss to New England three weeks ago, Antonio Brown always believed he’d be back. He just ...

Morse earns HL honors

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YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been two decades since Youngstown State has seen this start in conference play. Senior point guard Cameron Morse has been the catalyst for the Penguins starting 3-0 in the Horizon League, tied for first place — one of three teams undefeated in league play. Morse ...

Peters gets opportunity in Smolinski’s absence

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YOUNGSTOWN — Alison Smolinski got some playing time her freshman year at Youngstown State. The North Royalton native, a 5-foot-9 junior, had her opportunities. She made the most of them and became an integral part of the starting lineup, the small forward averaged less than 10 points a ...

High school basketball standings

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Boys basketball DIVISION I Canfield 6-3 East 4-3 Fitch 4-5 Boardman 3-6 Harding 2-4 DIVISION II Poland 9-0 Howland 6-3 Lakeview 6-3 Hubbard 4-4 Girard 4-6 Ursuline 1-8 Niles 1-9 Mooney 0-6 DIVISION III LaBrae 7-0 Grand Valley 6-2 Champion 4-4 Newton ...

Nuzzo repeats effort, holds lead

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CHAMPION — First-round leader Joe Nuzzo duplicated his first-round effort on Sunday when he rolled a second straight 1463 score over six qualifying games at Champion Lanes in the 39th Warren Challenge Bowling Tournament. Nuzzo shot his first 1463 on Saturday at Echo Lanes in the first ...

Early defeats helped Penguins learn to win

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YOUNGSTOWN — They knew they were a step too slow. The press was backfiring, but this team knew it was getting close and felt an upset in the making in the midst of the Rocky Mountain region. Utah State is a staple in the NCAA Tournament and had a younger, but seasoned team. Youngstown ...

Reunion planned for former YSU personnel

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YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun doesn’t want to forget about the Youngstown State men’s basketball team’s past. He wants to embrace the team’s history and wants to invite past coaches, players, trainers, managers or any other people ever involved with the YSU program. Calhoun wants to ...

Buckeyes bust out

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COLUMBUS — After missing the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, roster shake-ups and a coaching change, Ohio State surged back toward national relevance with a signature win over the country’s top-ranked team. Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 32 points, and the surprising Buckeyes ...

Young Flashes handle Girard

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CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes of Champion High School continued their winning ways Saturday with a big 67-37 win over the Girard Indians. From the opening tip, everything was coming up Flashes, with Champion holding a 20-6 point differential in the first quarter. The youth for Champion ...