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McDonald can’t get 3rd win over rival Devils

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MINERAL RIDGE — McDonald (22-3) and Western Reserve (22-3) met Saturday in the battle of Blue Devils, round three, in the Division IV district title game. It’s difficult to beat an opponent three times in one year, and that was the task at hand for McDonald. A hard-fought contest saw ...

Oilers blast Columbus

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MONTREAL — Jake Guentzel scored two goals and had two assists and Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin and Jared McCann — into an empty net — also scored for Pittsburgh, and ...

Liberty sees run ended by Southeast

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STRUTHERS — As jubilation consumed the Southeast bench when the final buzzer sounded, tears and emotions flooded the Liberty players. The Leopards’ season came to an end in the Division III district championship game, 63-55. “We had some ups and some downs, but we ended the season ...

Crew tie Red Bulls

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COLUMBUS — Gaston Sauro tied the game in the 41st minute and the Columbus Crew earned a 1-1 draw against the defending Supporters’ Shield winning New York Red Bulls in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Sauro’s header redirected Federico Higuain’s corner for the first MLS ...

Jekyll & Hyde: PV state qualifiers very different

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GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Dave Miller is a social studies teacher within the Pymatuning Valley School District, but he might have a future in psychology. Not that his other job, as the Lakers wrestling coach, isn’t going well, but it’s his psychology that’s helping. PV qualified two ...

District wrestling roundup

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Fitch sends 2 to state, Boardman has one NORTH CANTON — Austintown Fitch finished ninth at the DIvision I Hoover District tournament and has three wrestlers going to the state tournament. The Falcons’ Gus Sutton placed third at 138 pounds, while Colin Roberts (113) and Zach Richards ...

Boys basketball

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ANDREWS OSBORNE 76, MATHEWS 63: WILLOUGHBY — A late third-quarter run by Andrews Osborne doomed the Mustangs in a Division IV Grand Valley Sectional bracket final. Down six at halftime, the Mustangs (12-12) took a brief two-point lead in the third quarter, but the Phoenix finished strong in ...

All-conference honors

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Boys basketball MAHONING VALLEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First team Drew Clark-u Jr Springfield Joey Clark-u Sr Sebring Vaughn Dorsey Jr Waterloo Shane Eynon-u Sr Springfield Caleb Francis-u Jr Waterloo Matt Hvisdak-u Sr Lowellville Riley Miller Sr Western Reserve Zach ...

Two area stars pursue repeat titles

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ALLIANCE — Two of the biggest, baddest wrestlers in the state of Ohio have quite a bit in common — including the recollection of an old matchup. Let’s start with the obvious. Canfield’s Tyler Stein and Girard’s Jack DelGarbino are both immensely big and powerful. Stein, who wrestles ...

Brown nixes thoughts of staying

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there’s still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season. Brown doesn’t see it that way. According to a transcript provided by HBO, the four-time All-Pro told LeBron James on James’ HBO show “The Shop” that ...

On to the district

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CORTLAND — Lakeview will advance to the Division II district tournament after winning its sectional bracket final matchup Friday night, taking down Cardinal Mooney, 75-57. “Mooney plays really, really hard,” Lakeview coach Ryan Fitch said. “(Mooney coach) Carey (Palermo) is doing some ...

Buckeyes’ Wesson suspended indefinitely

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State has suspended leading scorer Kaleb Wesson indefinitely for violating an athletic department policy the school did not specify. Ohio State did not say when the 6-foot-9, 270-pound sophomore could return, only that he will play again this season. The action by coach ...

Bristol tops JFK to advance

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BRISTOLVILLE — Gage Elza’s offensive production wasn’t what he normally has for the Bristol Panthers. John F. Kennedy’s intense defensive hounding had something to do with that result. But the Bristol senior guard helped solidify the Panthers’ 50-44 victory Friday over the Eagles ...

Sabres win over Penguins

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game with 49 seconds left in overtime in rallying the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Sheary, acquired from Pittsburgh in a trade last June, also assisted on Brandon Montour’s goal that ...

Flashes recover from Ridge rally, win in overtime

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CHAMPION — It was a thrilling game Friday evening at Champion High School, where the Golden Flashes hosted the Mineral Ridge Rams in a Division III sectional bracket final in the Warren District. Champion built up a large halftime lead due to some great 3-point shooting. Mineral Ridge ...

PV ends season for Falls

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NEWTON FALLS — Another basketball season has come and gone for coach Roy Sembach and the Newton Falls Tigers. This season may have ended a little too early for the talented Tigers as they fell, 60-52, to Pymatuning Valley in a Division III Warren District sectional bracket final. With just ...

Rasile is 25th in Ohio to 2,000

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McDONALD 89, WELLSVILLE 54: McDONALD — Zach Rasile etched his name in the record books again in the Blue Devils’ big victory over Wellsville in a Division IV sectional bracket final. Rasile became the 25th boys basketball player in Ohio to reach 2,000 points for his career. Rasile ...

Area wrestlers set for day two of districts

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Canfield in 2nd at district ALLIANCE — The returning district champion Canfield Cardinals are in a tight race after day one of the Division II Alliance District wrestling tournament. The Cardinals, whose 76.5 points trail Aurora’s 86, brought 13 of their 14 starters, and nine of them ...

Stephens leads rout by LaBrae

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LABRAE 66, GARFIELD 41: LEAVITTSBURG — A big first quarter propelled the Vikings over Garfield in their Division III sectional bracket finals matchup. The Vikings (19-4) outscored the G-Men 20-6 in the first quarter. Tyler Stephens, who led the team, scored 16 points in the first quarter, ...