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Steelers hold Texans winless

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two quarters trying to hem in Deshaun Watson. It didn’t take. After watching the Houston quarterback move the Texans up and down Heinz Field with remarkable ease, the Steelers blew up their meticulously put-together game plan and went back to their ...

Runners enjoy unusual night race

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POLAND — Strings of multi-colored lights were strewn down a hill inside Poland Township Park, leading toward the finish line. Lakeview’s Sydney Dobler held a running shoe in front of her. She made sure she waved it over the carpeted mat crossing the finish line. The shoe held an ...

Browns face Washington pass rush

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CLEVELAND — The last time Baker Mayfield faced a talented, quarterback-seeking defensive line anchored by the No. 2 overall draft pick, things didn’t go well. The San Francisco 49ers menaced and mauled Mayfield last season. Today the Browns’ QB faces Washington’s ferocious front (1 ...

Ridge roughed up

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BOARDMAN — It’s not often that a Division I volleyball team goes head-to-head with a Division IV team, but Boardman did just that in a showdown Saturday morning against Mineral Ridge, with the Spartans coming out on top 3-1. “I have to give them credit for their defense,” Boardman ...

Undefeated Steelers face 0-2 Houston

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PITTSBURGH — The pieces to compete for a Super Bowl are all there. The Pittsburgh Steelers are sure of it, just as they have been for most of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s career. It’s the main reason the 38-year-old came back from right elbow surgery this season rather than retire. ...

Falcons edge West Branch in girls soccer

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BELOIT — One shot. That’s all it takes sometimes to win a soccer match. That’s what can be taken away from a game in which the undefeated OSSCA Division II seventh-ranked West Branch Warriors girls soccer team had eight shots on goal, while the Austintown Fitch Falcons had just ...

Indians’ playoff positioning hurt by loss to Pirates

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CLEVELAND — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an 8-0 loss to Joe Musgrove and the ...

Fitch blasts Benedictine

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AUSTINTOWN FITCH 42, CLEVELAND BENEDICTINE 14: EUCLID — The Falcons move to 5-0 after a big road win against Benedictine. Devin Sherwood continued his great season with 262 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Bengals. Sherwood finished the game with three passing touchdowns and ...

Fantastic finish

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WARREN — They saved the best for last Friday night at Mollenkopf Stadium. The Warren G. Harding Raiders never led Ursuline in a non-league football contest until Marco Patierno scored ona 4-yard touchdown run with 45 seconds remaining and the hosts held on for a 28-24 victory. “Our kids ...

Warren Harding cancels Friday’s game

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The Warren Harding-Akron St. Vincent football game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 has been canceled, per Akron St. Vincent's request. Warren Harding is seeking a replacement to play Oct. 2, according to a district spokeswoman.

Tribe earns another walkoff

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CLEVELAND — Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied for its third walk-off win in four days, a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates that kept the Indians’ hopes alive for winning the AL ...

Fishing University stars test Mosquito Lake bass

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Bass anglers looking to pursue higher education about Mosquito Lake will have an opportunity to earn their master’s degree when they view the Fishing University TV show in 2021. Professional bass anglers Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier traveled to Trumbull County on Thursday and prepared for ...

PV stays on pursuit with victory

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ANDOVER — Pymatuning Valley is on a mission. The Lakers have now matched the 2019 team’s win total after picking up their fifth win of the year in a 48-0 shutout victory over Northeastern Athletic Conference rival Mathews. They aren’t finished yet. “We keep getting better and better ...

Secondary affected by injuries

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns could be without both of their projected starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. Denzel Ward is listed as questionable with a groin injury and Greedy Williams will miss his third straight game with a shoulder injury sustained in ...

Rams wreck JM’s perfection with dominant 45-0 victory

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NORTH JACKSON — The Mineral Ridge Rams wrecked the Jackson-Milton Blue Jays perfect season in dominating fashion on Friday night. The Blue Jays started the year 4-0 before falling to the visiting Rams 45-0 in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference, Scarlet Tier duel. “Like I told our ...

Competitive Watt brothers hold reunion on Sunday

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Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma’s was not immune. As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at ...

Hubbard comes up short vs. Poland

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POLAND — After a nail-biting Week 1 loss during a torrential downpour at South Range, the Poland Bulldogs have turned their season around completely. What faced them Friday evening was a 4-0 Hubbard Eagles squad that only allowed 30 points through its first four contests. Poland routed ...

Niles, Howland, LaBrae, McDonald win

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¯ NILES 35, LAKEVIEW 7: NILES — Niles dominated on both sides of the ball in this Northeast-8 Conference matchup. The Red Dragons (3-2, 3-2) ran for 253 yards and passed for 148. They scored the first 35 points of the game, led by quarterback Zack Leonard. He ran for 36 yards and two ...

State power

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YOUNGSTOWN — Nearly a year removed from their state title dreams falling a few goals short against Tippecanoe at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, the Howland Tigers continue to prove that they’re the best. With 10 matches under their belt, and team chemistry starting to excel after losing ...

Ramirez delivers again as Tribe sweeps

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CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Thursday night for a four-game sweep in a matchup of playoff-bound teams. The victory pulled the Indians within one game of Chicago for the fourth ...