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Brookfield building on Year 3 of progress

High School Sports

Brookfield’s 291 was 38 strokes better than its nearest competitor at last week’s Division III sectional at Riverview Golf Club. The Warriors golfers took four of the top five spots. Domination. They’ve done it all season and for the last couple of years. It’s been Brookfield’s ...

OSU rallies in 4th

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes as No. 4 Ohio State wiped out a 12-point deficit to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 Saturday night in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses. Trace McSorley had 461 total yards, including a ...

Mistakes cost YSU against W. Illinois

YSU Sports

An up-and-down conference opener finished on a down note for the Youngstown State Penguins. YSU rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit to pull within six points in the fourth quarter, but Western Illinois pulled away to claim a 45-38 victory in the Missouri Valley Football Conference ...

Prep tennis, golf sectionals, districts coming this week

High School Sports

Area high school athletes competing in girls tennis and those on big school golf teams will get their postseason action started this week after a solid first week of postseason play in golf. Five area boys golf teams and four girls golf teams from the area advanced from last week’s ...

Mayfield to make 1st start

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The NFL has undergone quite a few changes since the time when Jon Gruden first walked the sideline as Oakland Raiders head coach. One constant had been Cleveland searching for a legitimate starting quarterback. Now it looks as if the Browns might finally have found their ...

Mondesi’s three-run HR lifts Royals to 9-4 win over Indians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 9-4 win over the Cleveleand Indians on Saturday night. Corey Kluber gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings in his final regular season start for Cleveland. Working ...

Steelers, Ravens ready to renew rivalry

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and Terrell Suggs have spent well over a decade staring across the line of scrimmage, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and the relentless Baltimore Ravens linebacker both knowing they will meet multiple times, often in violent fashion. Their ...

Tony J. takes new twist in wrestling

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THOSE who follow wrestling in the slightest bit — and even some who don’t — know one name quite well. He’s the elite of the elite when it comes to northeast Ohio wrestling, reaching levels no one has seen before or since. His style was more than exciting — it was transcendent to a ...

Message sent

High School Sports

LIBERTY — LaBrae’s Benton Tennant stood on the field after the game with a serious look on his face, like nothing was going on around him. He answered questions assertively and without hesitation. He never cracked a smile. That was almost as impressive as the game he just played ...

Buckeyes face biggest threat in Big Ten race

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By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows. For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty ...

YSU at Western Illinois

YSU Sports

As bad as the season began for the Youngstown State football team, all can be forgiven starting today. The Penguins open up Missouri Valley Football Conference play on the road at Western Illinois. The Penguins need to have a strong showing in the MVFC as they enter with a 1-2 record that ...

Young Eagles see work pay off in victory

High School Sports

WARREN — Alex Desalvo saw the play developing. St. Thomas Aquinas had one more chance after John F. Kennedy’s first penalty of the game, a 10-yard pass interference penalty. The only thing motivating the Knights was scoring their first points on this untimed down from inside the 20. ...

Donaldson, Indians power past Royals

Local Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This is the Josh Donaldson the Cleveland Indians were hoping for after rolling the dice in an Aug. 31 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson, a former AL MVP, hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Indians past the Kansas City Royals ...

Raiders rout Lakeside; Boardman, Mooney next

High School Sports

ASHTABULA — With two of their most pivotal games of the season lurking ahead, it could have been easy for the Warren G. Harding Raiders to overlook a Week 6 matchup with Lakeside. The Dragons were 1-4, with four straight defeats and didn’t appear to be a threat to the Raiders, who play ...

Champion routs Falls for 1st win since 2016

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — The Champion Golden Flashes got their first victory since 2016 in dominant fashion, beating the Newton Falls Tigers, 34-14, Friday night. “We’ve been through a gauntlet the last five weeks,” Golden Flashes coach Tim McGlynn said. “Our thing this week was, we have to ...

Hubbard blanks Dragons for sixth in a row

High School Sports

HUBBARD — On a night when Hubbard High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen, the Hubbard football team showed Niles who truly owned the crown. Hubbard conquered Niles, 37-0, Friday night on its home turf. “Defensively, we played a really sound game,” Hubbard coach Brian ...

Bombers bounce back, blank Mathews

High School Sports

VIENNA — It was homecoming Friday night for Mathews High School. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the Windham Bombers did all the celebrating in a 43-0 triumph. “Last week was a tough one for us losing to Garfield,” Windham coach Jake Eye said. “We knew Mathews wasn’t going to be ...

Devils, Chalker stay hot; Ridge earns 1st win

High School Sports

≤ MCDONALD 55, JACKSON-MILTON 14: McDONALD — The Blue Devils continued their perfect season with a methodical rout of another Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference opponent. Alex Cintron ran for three touchdowns in the first quarter and added one more in the third. Josh Celli ran for two ...

Lakeview ends skid; Girard keeps rolling

High School Sports

≤ LAKEVIEW 39, JEFFERSON 14: JEFFERSON — Lakeview built a 26-0 lead on the way to ending a four-game losing streak. The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 All-American Conference White Tier) led 10-0 at halftime on a short scoring run by Dakota Whitt and a Brendon Kilpatrick field goal. Whitt and Tony ...

Brookfield dominates D3

High School Sports

BRACEVILLE — Brookfield put together a dominating performance in winning the Division III boys golf sectional Thursday at Riverview Golf Course, leading a sweep by Trumbull County teams of the top three places which result in a trip to the district tournament next week. Conner Stevens was ...