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Big play on defense clinches YSU win

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — With about two minutes left and up just one point, Youngstown State University was indanger of losing another close game. Southern Illinois had the ball with 2:55 left at its own 26-yard line. A minute later, defensive end Justus Reed forced a fumble from quarterback Matt ...

Football regional finals

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Pairings are shown with seeds All games Friday at 7:30 p.m. Division I ¯ Region 1: 1 Cle. St. Ignatius (11-1) vs. 3 Mentor (11-1) at Bedford ¯ Region 2: 1 Tol. Whitmer (12-0) vs. 2 Powell Olentangy Liberty (10-2) at Findlay ¯ Region 3: 5 Pickerington North (10-2) vs. 3 ...

Junior Masters finals set today

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Susan Decker will be defending her 2016 championship and Jessica Guesman will be looking for her third title today when the 31st Warren Junior Masters bowling tournament concludes at McKinley Lanes. On the boys side of things, a new champion is guaranteed. On Saturday at Freeway Lanes, the ...

Love, Korver help Cavs hold off Dallas

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DALLAS — Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-104 Saturday night. The Mavericks were down by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to one ...

Favored Lions impressed by Browns’ defense

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DETROIT — To hear Ameer Abdullah tell it, the winless Cleveland Browns might as well be Super Bowl contenders. “They’re a really good team, statistically. Go look them up defensively,” said Abdullah, whose Detroit Lions face the Browns this weekend. “They’ve had a lot of ...

Steelers have owned Colts in recent years

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INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano has never been one to play by the numbers. And he’s not starting now. So rather than remind his players of what happened the last three times Pittsburgh and Indianapolis met, Pagano skipped right through the intros and got down to business. “I could throw ...

Girard cooled off

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TWINSBURG — It was just another big play in a game full of them, but this one seemed to hurt a little more. The touchdown as time expired in the first half stung even more than the biting cold temperatures that stormed across northeast Ohio on Friday. Perry’s last-second score gave the ...

Buckeyes, Spartans seek control of division

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COLUMBUS — Ohio State couldn’t take much time to stew about its bad loss to Iowa last week. The Buckeyes had to get their minds right to play Michigan State with some emotion Saturday because the Big Ten East title is still there for the taking. No. 13 Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten, ...

Penguins open up against Flashes

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YOUNGSTOWN — Do it again. Jerrod Calhoun didn’t like what he saw during a recent practice. Repetition. This Youngs-town State University men’s basketball team has been doing plenty of it throughout the spring, summer and fall. It’s a matter of getting the muscles and brain to work ...

Cardinal Mooney stopped by Big Red

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SALEM — The Eye of the Tiger could be faintly heard as Reilly Stadium was all but empty, aside from the workers cleaning up the aftermath of Friday’s Cardinal Mooney-Steubenville Division IV semifinal football game. The Cardinals tried to convert on a fourth-and-long with 30 seconds ...

Ohio State men, women win season openers

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COLUMBUS — Playing its first game under its new coach, Ohio State looked invigorated in front of its home fans as it picked up its first win of the season against Robert Morris. Keita Bates-Diop had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help the Buckeyes beat the Colonials 95-64 on Friday night in ...

Scouting Report: Week 10

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Youngstown State proved that finishing the season out on a high note was more than just talk last week, and who knows, maybe a late push — and a whole lot of help — can open a few eyes on the playoff committee. The Penguins rebounded from an ugly loss with a resounding 66-24 victory over ...

Dalton too much for Windham

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NORTH CANTON — After getting its first playoff win since 2003, the Windham Bombers couldn’t overcome the Dalton Bulldogs’ great defense Friday night at Hoover High School. In their Division VII, Region 25 semifinal matchup, Dalton won, 41-13. After Dalton recovered its onside kick on ...

YSU senior plays final season close to home

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YOUNGSTOWN — The last thing the Benton family wanted to do was disrupt Jaylen’s season. He was just settling in at Southeast Missouri State as his third college year of basketball was almost complete. Jaylen knew something was amiss when he read a Facebook post from a relative. He ...

Canfield’s Breinz runs through NDCL, 22-7

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WARREN — The Canfield Cardinals remained undefeated as senior running back Paul Breinz ran past Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin for a 22-7 victory on a frozen Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium in a Division III Region 9 semifinal. Breinz rushed for 174 yards and scored his 17th and 18th ...

YSU women fall to Pitt

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PITTSBURGH — Turnovers plagued the Penguins in the final 30 minutes, negating an early lead. The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team eventually fell in its opener to Pittsburgh, 66-58. YSU (0-1) came out with a 19-8 lead after one quarter, but committed 10 turnovers in ...

Teamates, friends: Lakeview girls choose colleges

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CORTLAND — As best friends and leaders of the Lakeview Bulldogs softball team, both Avery Steiner and Tori Wells made their decisions to play at the next level. Steiner signed her National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Illinois while Wells signed her NLI for the University ...

Austintown project gets started

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AUSTINTOWN — Ground breaking took place Wednesday for a $2.2-million dollar Austintown Athletic Complex project in the area behind Greenwood Falcon Stadium. The project will include re-turfing Greenwood Falcon Stadium and turfing Coppola Baseball Field as well as the grass area located ...

Mooney faces Big Red challenge, and maybe weather

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Wind, sleet, snow on turf. Salem’s Reilly Stadium, like many other sites around the state tonight, could be impacted by an early taste of winter’s fury. Cardinal Mooney takes on Steubenville for the ninth time in playoff history starting at 7:30 p.m., in a Division IV, Region 13 ...

High-level Harden

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HOUSTON — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star. “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before ...