West Branch tops Salem to stay perfect

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SALEM — In the 50th meeting between two of the Valley’s most bitter rivals, West Branch and Salem made sure to make it an interesting one. The teams battled it out, but West Branch reigned victorious in a 43-42 overtime thriller. “Well we really faced a lot of adversity,” Warriors ...

Girard sweeps Poland to keep season alive

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GIRARD — It’s been a magical season for the Girard Indians volleyball team, and they continued it with a straight-set victory over Poland 26-24, 25-20, 25-14 in the Division II district quarterfinals at home on Saturday. The win moves the No. 2-seeded Indians record to 23-1 and set a new ...

Fitch knocks off Harding, 42-33

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WARREN — Austintown Fitch never stopped believing. Not after failing to take advantage of some early trips to the red zone. Not after letting a 10-point lead evaporate in the second quarter. And not after allowing Warren G. Harding to retake the lead heading into the fourth quarter. ...

Browns able to trust in Keenum

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield’s season is on pause for the moment — and may be for a while. That doesn’t mean the Browns have to slow down as well. Mayfield missed Thursday night’s game with a shoulder injury that worsened last week when he fractured a bone during a fall after being ...

YSU falls at Indiana St., 28-17

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A disappointing loss was compounded with an injury to starting quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw on Saturday, as Youngstown State fell at Indiana State in Terre Haute, 28-17. The Penguins (2-4, 1-3 Missouri Valley) lost Crenshaw during the first quarter to an apparent lower leg or ankle injury. ...

No. 5 Ohio State looks to keep rolling

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Indiana spent the last year pointing to this week’s Ohio State game as a measuring stick. The Hoosiers thought a win over the fifth-ranked Buckeyes would finally cement the program’s steady ascension and might even lead to a Big Ten championship game appearance. Instead, after six ...