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JFK loses on road; Bristol, Windham, GV win

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≤ CLE. CENTRAL CATHOLIC 82, JOHN F. KENNEDY 60: CLEVELAND — Cleveland Central Catholic used a great offensive game to defeat John F. Kennedy in North Coast League White Division. Central Catholic was led by Dyshawn Jackson with 19 points and Dwight Love with 18 points. John F. Kennedy ...

Donadio is fifth Bristol player past 1,000 points

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When the year started, Tommy Donadio wasn’t even aware that he was close to 1,000 career points. Donadio was told just a few days before his game against Champion that he was very close to 1,000 points. Not long after, he became the fifth player in Bristol history to reach the ...

Lineup change: Thompson in for Crowder

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INDEPENDENCE — Kevin Love’s latest move hasn’t made any of the Cavaliers screaming mad. There’s a positive change. Targeted by some teammates during a heated meeting this week, Love is returning to power forward after Cavs coach Tyronn Lue tweaked his lineup in hopes of reviving a ...

Late-game heroics

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YOUNGSTOWN — Indiya Benjamin had been struggling with her game. Nothing was falling from 3-point range and there was the occasional dribble drive from the 5-foot-6 senior point guard. Eventually, things turned around during Thursday’s 54-51 Youngstown State women’s basketball ...

McDonald sweeps WR; Kennedy ends skid

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¯ McDONALD 52, WESTERN RESERVE 40: BERLIN CENTER — Good balance in the scorebook helped McDonald complete a season sweep of Western Reserve in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference. Olivia Perry scored 16 points Molly Howard had 15 and Sophia Costantino added 13 for McDonald (11-4, 8-3). ...

Shot beats buzzer and Ohio State

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COLUMBUS — With the score tied and final seconds winding down, Penn State’s Tony Carr dribbled across the center line and launched a desperation jumper with two Ohio State players in his face. The ball banked in off the glass, and Carr’s teammates mobbed him on the Value City Arena ...

Poor shooting leads to men’s loss at Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Youngstown State shot 31.7 percent from the floor and Milwaukee went on a late run as the Panthers rolled to a 66-55 win Thursday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Freshman Garrett Covington led the Penguins (6-16, 4-5 Horizon League) with 15 points and made three 3-pointers, ...

Momentum swing

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GIRARD — Momentum can go a long way in wrestling dual meet, and losing it can be just as crucial. Girard was on the verge of grabbing that abstract force during a Division II Region 12-A quarterfinal against West Branch on Wednesday, but it slipped through the Indians’ fingers. It ...

Hiring of Haley as OC made official

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CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson wasn’t going to turn the Browns offense over to just anyone. Todd Haley met his high standards. After operating for two seasons as both Cleveland’s coach and offensive coordinator, Jackson hired Haley to take over his offense following the assistant’s six ...

Penguins plan to take defensive effort on the road

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YOUNGSTOWN — In a recent game at Oakland University, a couple of Oakland season ticket holders were heard talking about how the Golden Grizzlies were playing an inferior Youngstown State team. The Penguins have been a different team in Youngstown. Fans of the Penguins men’s basketball ...

Fitch squeaks past Harding, 41-40

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WARREN — A back-and-forth battle came down to the final shot. Austintown Fitch prevailed 41-40 over the Warren G. Harding girls Wednesday night when senior Camryn Constance made her only basket of the night. She made a 3-pointer from just outside the arc with 16 seconds remaining to give ...

YSU women face Norse at Beeghly

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YOUNGSTOWN — Time is winding down for the Youngstown State women’s basketball team, but something is on the upswing. The Penguins took nationally-ranked Green Bay to the wire and were beaten by Milwaukee on a last-second shot. Then, YSU defeated a quality Cleveland State team. It’s ...

JFK plays well in loss; Howland routs ’Dogs

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¯ VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH 50, JOHN F. KENNEDY 40: WARREN — The Eagles hung tough with the visitors, pulling to within four points in the final quarter. “We lost by 30 early in the season at their place, so I was happy with the girls’ effort tonight,” Kennedy coach John Condoleon ...

Fitch, PV wrestlers on to regional semifinal matches

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Division I AUSTINTOWN — Austintown Fitch cruised through the first two rounds of the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament on Wednesday. The Falcons beat Green, 63-9, and then defeated rival Boardman, 63-15, to advance to the semifinal of Region 4. Fitch faces Carrollton at 5 p.m., next ...

These ’Dogs can shoot

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CORTLAND — Lakeview coach Ryan Fitch pulled his team aside during a timeout and told them, “Dry your hands off. They ought to be wet.” Maybe they weren’t, but Fitch made his point during Tuesday’s 73-45 victory over Hubbard. The Bulldogs responded, ahead by 10 points, with a 10-0 ...

James reaches milestone, but Cavaliers lose again

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SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, then got upstaged by the youngest player on the court. Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray — a friend and mentee of James — had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals to lift San Antonio over the ...

Wed. 6:30 p.m.: Thome, others, elected to baseball Hall

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Thome, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Designated hitter Edgar Martinez came close after a grass-roots campaign to boost him. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both tainted by the steroids scandal, edged up ...

Defense carries Bristol, 56-35

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BRISTOLVILLE — Behind a strong defensive effort, Bristol defeated Grand Valley, 56-35, in Northeastern Athletic Conference play Tuesday night. Bristol has now won six straight games while Grand Valley has lost four in a row. In the first quarter, Bristol (11-2, 9-1 NAC) got itself going as ...

Harding, Kennedy pick up road wins

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≤ WARREN G. HARDING 69, LAKESIDE 42: ASHTABULA — The Raiders jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and led 43-14 at halftime in sweepingthe Dragons on the season. Harding won a 74-47 decision over Lakeside earlier in the season. Harding (6-5, 5-1 All-American Conference Red ...

LaBrae wins big, Girard tops NF;

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≤ LaBRAE 103, LIBERTY 52: LIBERTY — LaBrae had 10 3-pointers and outscored Liberty 63-22 at halftime as the Vikings rolled past the Leopards in this AAC Blue Tier battle, showing no hangover from Friday’s overtime victory at South Range in a battle of undefeated teams. Tyler Stephens ...