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Energized Penguins

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YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun had his two oldest daughters standing just off to the right of the postgame media table. It was one of the few times on Wednesday when the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach relaxed. His wife, Sarah, and, youngest daughter, Quinn, were waiting ...

Vikings pull away to beat Windham

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LEAVITTSBURG — For nearly three quarters, it was a back-and-forth affair between the Windham Bombers and LaBrae Vikings. The Bombers’ biggest lead was three midway through the second quarter, but the Vikings seemed to have the advantage by a few possessions and even by 15 points a few ...

Mayfield says he will play despite injury

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BEREA — Baker Mayfield isn’t going to let a sore, swollen right hand keep him from playing. “Mama didn’t raise a wuss,” he said Wednesday. Mayfield played the second half of Sunday’s 20-13 loss to Pittsburgh with a badly bruised hand sustained after he smashed it on the facemask ...

Prep scoreboard

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Prep scoreboard Girls basketball WEDNESDAY’S SCORES Area games ¯ Salem 46, Canfield 38 ¯ Garfield 95, Cardinal 23 ¯ Kirtland 58, Grand Valley 27 ¯ East Palestine 58, Campbell 19 ¯ LaBrae 66, Windham 41 ¯ Springfield 45, Brookfield 36 ¯ Crestwood 56, Valley Christian ...

Unbeaten Ohio State rocks ice-cold UNC

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Ohio State spent the last 15 minutes of Wednesday night’s trip to seventh-ranked North Carolina knocking down shots, making the Tar Heels work for every look and ultimately driving the blue-clad home fans toward the exits well before the final ...

Pouncey returns to Steeler lineup

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PITTSBURGH — Maurkice Pouncey is free to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers center is also free of regrets. “The money was worth it, trust me,” Pouncey said Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ...

Harding opens with significant win

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By BRAD EMERINE Staff writer WARREN — The Warren G. Harding boys basketball team displayed emotion, grit and resilience as the Raiders overcame some early jitters in their home opener in front of a big crowd, defeating what is expected to be a a strong Cleveland Heights team, ...

Hodges gets another start for Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH — It’s still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the ...

YSU: Jackson leads women’s win

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RICHMOND, Ky. — Ny’Dajah Jackson scored 14 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Youngstown State women’s basketball team to a 72-63 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday evening at McBrayer Arena. The Penguins trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, ...

Early season battle

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NORTH JACKSON — There’s nothing like facing adversity early. Jackson-Milton is coming off a 3-20 season last year, but the Blue Jays took the first step in a turnaround with a 41-36 win over Mathews to kick off the season on Tuesday. “It was a battle,” Jackson-Milton coach Stephen ...

Browns release DE Smith

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday released defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a roadside accident earlier this season. Smith spent the past two seasons with Cleveland. He did not play in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh despite the Browns being short-handed on ...

McDonald runs, guns to big win over Girard

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McDONALD — Be prepared to run. It’s a race up and down the court every time the McDonald boys basketball team steps on the hardwood. At every opportunity, coach Jeff Rasile tells his team to, “ Go!” The Blue Devils’ run-and-gun style paid huge dividends Tuesday as they ...

Pistons clobber slumping Cavs

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CLEVELAND — Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 on Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Griffin played just 24 minutes and was 8 of 13 from the field, ...

Howland loses on road to East in opener

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YOUNGSTOWN — Last season, it took the East Golden Bears 10 games to get their first victory of the season. After they got it, they wouldn’t get another one until last night. The victory came against the Howland Tigers, 64-56, as they overcame a late surge and calmly made a few more plays ...

Niles tops LaBrae; Liberty, Newton Falls also post wins

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NILES 53, LaBRAE 40: NILES — Doug Foster and Joe Wolfe each scored 12 points to help carry the Red Dragons over LaBrae. Niles was held to four points in the second quarter, but scored 16 in both the third and fourth quarters to come out with the win. Chase Sudzina added 11 points for the Red ...

Prep scoreboard

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Football Thursday ≤ Division II: Massillon (14-0) vs. Cin. LaSalle (12-2), 7 Friday ≤ Division VII: Springfield (14-0) vs. Anna (13-1), 10 a.m. ≤ Division III: Mansfield (13-1) vs. Trotwood-Madison (11-3), 3 ≤ Division I: Cin. Elder (12-2) vs. Pickerington Central (13-1), ...

Work of Art-is

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HOWLAND — With the Trumbull County Player of the Year trophy essentially up for grabs in 2019, it wasn’t surprising who came down with it. It wasn’t surprising to everyone but the winner. Warren G. Harding’s Ty Artis had a breakout senior year for the Raiders and won a close race for ...

Loss puts Kitchens’ future with Browns in jeopardy

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BEREA — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens swears he’s not anxious about his fashion choices or future. Maybe he should be. They’re both under heavy scrutiny. On Sunday, the Browns’ playoff hopes took a devastating hit with a demoralizing 20-13 loss in Pittsburgh that all but guarantees ...

YSU men take pride in their game

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Naz Bohannon puts on his white, sleeveless jersey. The red Y outlined in white, then black in goes above his No. 33. There’s a name, but it’s always about the number on the back for this Lorain native as he is in his third year on the Youngstown State University men’s basketball ...

Champion edged out by Poland

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CHAMPION – When two district winners collide, it’s bound to be an exciting game. Division II Austintown District winner Poland and Division III Lakeview District winner Champion met up for an early season battle that went down to the wire with Poland coming out on top 52-49. “It was a ...