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Girard set for another playoff run

GIRARD — Family, it’s what the world of sports creates. The special bond that’s created through triumphs and failures surrounds kids as they grow up. Their teammates aren’t just their teammates, they don’t just don the same colors, they’re legitimately friends, created through ...

Ridge tops Bloomfield

VIENNA — The Rams made quick work out of the Cardinals when on Wednesday when No. 8 Mineral Ridge and No. 25 Bloomfield tangled in a Division IV sectional volleyball match at Mathews High School. Mineral Ridge (14-9) was victorious in straight sets 25-14, 25-19, 25-12. “When we got our ...

Newton Falls upsets Mathews, 3-1

VIENNA — The Newton Falls Tigers (10-12) advanced in the Division IV volleyball tournament with a 4-set triumph on the road over Mathews on Wednesday 25-17, 25-21, 26-28, 25-17. “Tournaments are a brand new season,” Newton Falls coach Kristina Baker said. “I told them to forget about ...

Baker out, Keenum set to make start

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield had to surrender to the pain. Cleveland’s starting quarterback, who has played the past four weeks with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, will sit out Thursday’s game against the Denver Broncos and backup Case Keenum will start. “I feel very ready. ...

YSU Scouting Report: Week 8

Talk about a brutal home stretch. Entering the second half of its season at 2-3, Youngstown State will face some of the best in the FCS to finish its season out, as three of its remaining five opponents are in this week’s Stats Perform Top 25. Those three are South Dakota State (No. 6), ...

Cavaliers drop opener to Memphis, 132-121

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ja Morant had 37 points and six assists, De’Anthony Melton added 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth for a 132-121 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Morant and Melton combined for 14 points down ...