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Falling short in 2OT

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YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been nearly a month since Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team played host after a five-game road trip, and the Penguins were ready to play their first contest at the Beeghly Center in 2020. YSU’s January homecoming was spoiled by the Green Bay Phoenix, a ...

LaBrae edges NF; Howland, WGH win

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¯ LaBRAE 47, NEWTON FALLS 45: LEAVITTSBURG — Defense and patience. The Vikings had both in Friday’s win over All-American Conference, Blue Tier rival Tigers. Connor Meyer, who had a game-high 18 points, made four free throws with 30 seconds remaining to help LaBrae (11-3, 6-1 AAC Blue) ...

AP source: Vikings’ Paton withdraws from Browns’ GM job hunt

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MINNEAPOLIS — George Paton wasn’t about to leave Minnesota’s comfort for Cleveland’s chaos. The Vikings assistant general manager withdrew his candidacy Friday for the Browns’ general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who told The Associated ...

Phantoms rally to beat Gamblers, 4-3

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Phantoms have developed a knack for comeback wins. They did it again Friday by storming back down three to win 4-3 in overtime over the Green Bay Gamblers. Phantoms coach Brad Patterson is grateful for his team’s resiliency, but would prefer to be the team ...

State scores

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¯ Akr. Coventry 82, Mogadore Field 61 ¯ Akr. East 78, Akr. Kenmore-Garfield 44 ¯ Akr. Ellet 65, Akr. Firestone 48 ¯ Akr. Hoban 57, Mentor Lake Cath. 53 ¯ Alliance 75, Salem 47 ¯ Alliance Marlington 61, Carrollton 45 ¯ Andrews Osborne Academy 57, Cornerstone Christian 46 ¯ ...

Carlin returns to Scrappers

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NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians player development staff, announced Luke Carlin as manager of the Scrappers for the 2020 season. Carlin was at the helm in 2017 for the Scrappers, leading them to a 44-29 record and a Pinckney Division Title. ...

Prep scoreboard

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Friday’s games Boys basketball ¯ Howland 58, Austintown Fitch 52 ¯ Boardman 63, East 50 ¯ Warren G. Harding 61, Canfield 51 ¯ Hubbard 62, Niles 57 ¯ Struthers 36, Poland 35 ¯ South Range 65, Lakeview 46 ¯ Jefferson 63, Girard 47 ¯ Champion 51, Crestview 49 ¯ ...

Rocketing to perfection

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MECCA — Let’s go back in time. The last time the Maplewood Rockets were undefeated this late in the season was the 2007-08 campaign when they made it to the Division IV district final. Five years later, in 2012-13, Maplewood had its best tournment run when the Rockets lost to Berlin ...

Lost at the line

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YOUNGSTOWN — Donel Cathcart made a 3-pointer with 5:15 remaining in regulation, watching as it hit nothing but net. His arm was extended and wrist snapped after the shot. He finished with a team-high 19 points. The bucket gave Youngstown State a six-point lead, one the Penguins could not ...

Blue Devil defense stops Ridge

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MINERAL RIDGE — Western Reserve coach Steve Miller has been worried about peaking. When a team reaches a certain point, he thinks it’s harder to notice progression. Miller isn’t as worried after a strong showing Thursday night when his Blue Devils beat Mineral Ridge, 72-42. “I was ...

Beal, Wizards beat Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND — Bradley Beal scored 36 points and the weary Washington Wizards, overcoming an overtime loss and early-morning arrival in town, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-112 on Thursday night. The Wizards started slowly after not getting in until around 4 a.m. following an OT defeat in ...

Women return home vs. Phoenix

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YOUNGSTOWN — Two straight wins on the road was the elixir the Youngstown State University women’s basketball needed as it seemed to be hobbling into the tail end of its road trip last week. Jen Wendler didn’t hesitate. She has been the team’s lone post player, thrust into a role no ...

Lakeview spoils Niles senior night

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NILES — The Lakeview Bulldogs did what they need to do the remainder of the season and into the tournament when they visited Niles on Thursday — play the role of spoiler. It was senior night for the Red Dragons, but the Bulldogs spoiled the party with a 46-37 Northeast-8 Conference ...

Carr lifts Gophers over OSU

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COLUMBUS — Marcus Carr hit a game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds left and Minnesota beat struggling Ohio State 62-59 on Thursday night. Carr had 21 points as the Gophers rallied to stay with the Buckeyes in the second half, tying the game twice in the last 1:37. His 3-pointer came ...

McDonald rolls on; Mathews, Badger, PV win in NAC

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¯ McDONALD 54, SPRINGFIELD 37: NEW MIDDLETOWN — McDonald stayed perfect in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play thanks to a solid defensive effort. The Blue Devils (13-1, 10-0) held Springfield to six points in the second quarter and seven points in the third as they took a 37-25 lead. ...

Prep scoreboard

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Boys basketball THURSDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Chaney 66, Farrell, Pa. 43 Around Ohio ¯ Attica Seneca E. 43, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 40 ¯ Beechwood, Ky. 89, Cin. Dohn High School 47 ¯ Bellville Clear Fork 69, Galion 32 ¯ Bucyrus Wynford 57, Morral Ridgedale 45 ¯ ...

Send in basketball statistics

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The Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator will begin publishing high school basketball statistical leaders beginning next week. The weekly feature will be printed in Thursday and Friday editions and will include statistics through the previous Saturday. Coaches and-or statisticians should send in ...

Tigers tamed

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HOWLAND — Most would agree that Howland has one of the more unique gyms in the Mahoning Valley. With its double-decked seating and recessed lower bowl that fans and players have to walk down to, it stands out from most other gymnasiums. Canfield coach Matt Reel refers to the Tigers’ gym ...

Davis was coach to several locals

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Bill Davis spent the 1980s as an NFL executive with the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. It was Davis who, as the Browns’ Vice President of Player Personnel from 1981 to 1986, who brought in Cleveland legends like Boardman High School graduate Bernie Kosar, Hanford ...

Penguin men at home tonight

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University men’s basketball team is coming off two losses, both on the road against the top two teams in the Horizon League — Northern Kentucky and Wright State. Wright State, one of the best mid-major teams in the country at 17-4, leads the league with ...