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Cubs eliminated; then lose to Bucs

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs felt they were in the beginning stages of a dynasty three years ago. The Cubs ended a 108-year drought in 2016 by winning their first World Series since 1908. With a talented young core of hitters, Chicago thought it would be the first of multiple trips to the ...

Games of the week

High School Sports

Ursuline (0-4) at Harding (2-2) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren LAST MEETING: 2018, Harding won, 38-7 LAST WEEK: Harding 10, Austintown Fitch 7; East 28, Ursuline 27, 2OT COACHES: Dan Reardon, Ursuline; Steve Arnold, Harding ABOUT URSULINE: The Irish were ...

Area football league standings

High School Sports

All-American Conference Independent Tier Team All games W-L Pts Opp Austintown Fitch 3-1 131 70 Canfield 2-2 97 92 Harding 2-2 100 88 Howland 2-2 78 94 Boardman 1-3 72 131 Friday ¯ Ursuline at Warren G. Harding, 7 ¯ East Cleveland Shaw at Howland, 7 ¯ ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Volleyball LAKEVIEW 3, NILES 0 Niles 11 18 20 Lakeview 25 25 25 ¯ LEADING SERVERS: L – Maggie Pavlansky 12; N – Carla Thigen 8. ¯ ACES: L – Kayla Beil 2, Maddie Stredney 2; N – Taylor Shaner 2. ¯ ASSISTS: L – Pavlansky 15; N – Jenna Melius 17. ¯ KILLS: L – ...

Newton Falls hands Badger first volleyball loss in sweep

High School Sports

NEWTON FALLS — The Newton Falls volleyball team saw a big target on the backs of its guest, as Badger invaded with an unbeaten record for Tuesday’s match. The Tigers took aim and didn’t miss, as they knocked off the Braves 3-0 in a non-league match. “Our girls were definitely ...

Happy at home

Local Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Sometimes a change in scenery can make a huge difference. Bethany Rasile, a graduate of Niles McKinley High School, played at the University of Pittsburgh last fall, but saw limited playing time and decided she would change course in her collegiate career. She ended up ...

Pelini seeks perfection from Penguins

YSU Sports

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini admits it’s hard to bring a smile to his face when he’s discussing his Youngstown State football team. It’s nothing against the Penguins. He’s thrilled 20th-ranked YSU is 3-0 and looking more like a playoff contender each week. Just don’t expect him to show ...

Howland swept by league rival Fitch

High School Sports

AUSTINTOWN — After 13 straight wins to start the season, the Howland Tigers volleyball team finally has a losing streak, falling Tuesday night to the Austintown Fitch Falcons, 3-0. “Anytime, you’re 13-1 and ranked in the state, you have a target on your back,” Howland coach Amanda ...

Ramirez returns with a big game

Local Sports

CHICAGO — Jose Ramirez put on quite a show in his return to the lineup. The Cleveland Indians enjoyed every moment. Ramirez hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in his first two plate appearances after missing a month with a broken hand, and Cleveland pounded the Chicago White Sox 11-0 ...

Niles boys soccer team battles state-ranked South Range

High School Sports

NILES — South Range looked to preserve its perfect record in the Northeast 8 Conference, going into Bo Rein Stadium Tuesday night. They did just that, as they left Niles with a 6-1 win over the Red Dragons (2-8) in a match that saw a heavy second-half attack from the Raiders. “Anytime ...

Buckeyes have big road test at Nebraska

Local Sports

COLUMBUS — The upcoming game at Nebraska has been circled on the calendar for a while as potentially the first tough test for an Ohio State team that entered the season with a lot of questions. The No. 5 Buckeyes are rolling, but they also know Nebraska (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) has better ...

Irish win boys golf sectional

High School Sports

The Sectional champion Ursuline Irish and four other area boys golfers advanced to the District round next week after qualifying Tuesday in two different sectionals. Ursuline won the Division II title at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna and will play next Tuesday in the District, also at Windmill ...

Pirates blast Cubs to end long skid

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The freefalling Chicago Cubs committed five errors, including two in a seven-run seventh inning, and moved to the brink of elimination with a 9-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night that extended their losing streak to seven. Chicago dropped to 82-75 and would be ...

Local teams populate first computer ratings

High School Sports

Area football teams can be found throughout the first weekly release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association computer ratings which were announced on Tuesday. In fact, all eight playoff qualifying positions are represented by a local team over the seven divisions of play. Springfield ...

Scoreboard

High School Sports

Football OHSAA COMPUTER RATINGS COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association official weekly football computer ratings. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Nov. 3 will qualify for the playoffs. Division I ¯ Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.05, 2. Euclid ...

Scoreless draw

High School Sports

POLAND — Monday’s night’s girls soccer match featuring the Lakeview Bulldogs and Poland Bulldogs pitted two teams that were already familiar with each other, as the two schools partook in a 1-1 draw earlier in the season. As it turns out, Monday’s match wasn’t much different as the ...

YSU volleyball coach sees progress in team

Local Sports

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Youngstown State volleyball team started its season 4-0, and Aline Scott, who is in her second season as head coach, is cautiously optimistic as her team begins Horizon League play this weekend at Northern Kentucky and Wright State University. Currently 6-7 overall, the ...

Good first half lifts LaBrae

High School Sports

LEAVITTSBURG — Even though the LaBrae Vikings came out with a 4-1 win over Brookfield, LaBrae coach Diane Downey was far from all smiles after the All-American Conference Blue Tier game. “We got the W, but it wasn’t pretty,” Downey said. “If we had played the second half like we did ...

Kitchens takes blame for loss

Local Sports

BEREA — Freddie Kitchens’ face was flushed with frustration, his cheeks glowing as bright as his orange hoodie. Cleveland’s rookie coach, who was surprisingly hired after a successful eight-game stint as offensive coordinator last season, was brutally hard on himself following Sunday ...

Golden Flashes win golf sectional

High School Sports

NEWBURY — Champion’s four senior girls golfers all broke 100 as the Golden Flashes won the Division II Sectional tournament Monday at Punderson State Park Golf Course. Champion shot a 360 total led by Sydney Huffman with an 85 and Allison Smith with an 87. The Flashes edged Independence ...