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PV, Liberty embrace dual meet action

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Some coaches believe it’s a savior for a sport that’s losing some of its fan base — and participants — while others roll their eyes in disagreement at such a notion. Not many topics spark as much debate in wrestling circles as the importance of dual meets. The OHSAA obviously thinks ...

Fitch has eye on Perry

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Devising a game plan is an essential task for just about any high school coach, and creating that plan is different in just about every sport. In wrestling, it can be a challenge — in more ways than one. Coaches preparing for the OHSAA State Dual Meet tournament really have their work cut ...

Cards aim for title as state duals near

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Expectations are different for just about every team that takes part in the OHSAA Wrestling State Dual Team Tournament. First-year coach Steve Pitts didn’t hide from what the goal is for his Canfield Cardinals. “We’ve kind of been the bridesmaid in this tournament,” said Pitts, ...

Browns hire Haley as new OC

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CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland’s coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Jackson interviewed other quality ...

Former YSU players inspire current program

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YOUNGSTOWN — The last thing Albert Crockett thought he’d be doing was stepping inside Youngstown State, let alone putting a foot on the Beeghly Center floor. Saturday, he and about 35 other former members of the YSU Men’s Basketball program were honored as part of what current YSU coach ...

PV pushes past Mathews

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VIENNA — Pymatuning Valley outlasted an energetic first half by Mathews to get a 64-37 win at Rex Leach Court in Northeast Athletic Conference action on Monday. Early on, Mathews (6-7, 4-4 NAC Stars) was firing on all cylinders — getting out to a 9-0 lead with 6:17 left in the first ...

Buckeyes squeak by Nebraska

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COLUMBUS — Keita Bates-Diop scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and No. 13 Ohio State beat Nebraska 64-59 on Monday night, the fourth victory for the surging Buckeyes in the last eight days. The back-and-forth game had seven lead changes in the second half. A pair of foul shots by ...

YSU’s 2000-01 season was one to remember

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YOUNGSTOWN — Stephen Flores talked about that memorable season and how it all took shape. It sounded like it happened a year or two ago, not almost two decades. That 2000-01 season was the perfect storm for the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team, which went 19-11. Coach ...

Howland football tabs Boyle

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Howland High School named Steve Boyle its new football coach Monday. Boyle brings not only an extensive college resume with him to Howland, but also high school coaching experience, as he served as an assistant with Howland for two seasons. Boyle, a Thiel College graduate, had numerous ...

LeBron’s numbers sliding while Cavs slip in standings

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INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James knows the Cavaliers have a proven vaccine that could cure them of this midseason malaise: a larger dose of him. “I gotta be much better,” he said. As Cleveland has staggered to a 3-9 record since it lost at Golden State on Christmas and fallen behind Boston ...

Girard’s Saxon reaches 400 victories

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Tribune Chronicle ¯ GIRARD 43, LAKESIDE 25: GIRARD — Earning 400 career victories meant a lot to coach Andy Saxon, but where he did it meant even more. The longtime Girard coach hit the milestone in Monday’s victory over Lakeside, and he was able to do it at a place he’s called his ...

State dual team wrestling tourney begins on Wednesday

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Area wrestling teams, along with those throughout Ohio, begin their quest for a state championship on Wednesday with the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament. The tournament, now in its sixth year, differs from traditional wrestling tournaments in which ...

McDonald’s Poole is eighth Blue Devil over 1,000 points

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McDONALD — When Braedon Poole started playing basketball, he never had scoring 1,000 points in his high school career on his mind. He recently became the eighth boys basketball player in McDonald High School history to achieve that milestone. “My coaches have always believed in me. They ...

Cavs, Lue try to figure out what’s wrong

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INDEPENDENCE — As LeBron James and some teammates practiced free throws at a nearby basket, coach Tyronn Lue addressed questions about the troubling state of the Cavaliers while sitting in a high-backed, cushioned chair. While he was cool, Lue’s seat has warmed up. With the Cavs mired ...

Area basketball standings

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Boys basketball (Records are unofficial) District sites: D1 - S-Solon, c-Canton Civic Center; D2 - Boardman; D3 - Harding; D4 - g-Grand Valley, s-Struthers DIVISION I c-Canfield 8-4 c-Fitch 6-6 s-Harding 5-5 c-East 4-6 c-Boardman 4-8 DIVISION ...

Report: Browns talk to Haley

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CLEVELAND — Todd Haley has experience calling plays, beating AFC North teams and working with star quarterbacks. Just the kind of coach who could help the Browns win. Haley, who was fired last week by Pittsburgh, has discussed Cleveland’s offensive coordinator position with Browns coach ...

Area basketball leaders

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Getting physical

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SOUTHINGTON — In a physical non-conference game, Chalker defeated John F. Kennedy, 49-41, to end its three-game losing streak. Early on, John F. Kennedy (6-7) got out to a good start. The Eagles found some nice looks as Danielle Bradley hit three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter. ...

Storm’s brewing: Thunder crush Cavs

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James came up just short of 30,000 points. Oklahoma City nearly got there, too. Unable to stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers were embarrassed 148-124 on Saturday by the Thunder, who not only rolled to their fourth straight win but kept ...

Back on track: YSU snaps 4-game skid

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YOUNGSTOWN — Cameron Morse watched a 3-pointer swish through the net as he’s done many times before in his Youngstown State University career. He stutter-stepped backward as if he did a mini moon walk in celebration during Saturday’s 85-62 victory over Indiana University-Purdue ...